featured Google's giant mistake allows some Pixel 4 XL users to install the first Android 11 beta

Google's boo boo allowed at least two Pixel 4 XL users to install the first Android 11 beta on their phone. Originally scheduled for May, the official release has been pushed back twice and at this time there is no official release date.

1 min ago by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
OnePlus 8 Pro owners report major video streaming bug

OnePlus 8 Pro owners are reportedly facing a streaming bug where content cannot be played in HD from a number of popular streaming sites, including Netflix. The issue is apparently caused by a software bug in Widevine, a popular DRM platoform.

2 hours ago by Eugene Jeong,  0 comments
sponsored Win one of three Motorola smartphones from Ting Mobile in PhoneArena's exclusive giveaway!

Ting Mobiles is giving away three Motorola smartphones to PhoneArena users! Check how you can enter the giveaway inside!

May 20, 2020, 9:05 AM,  by Ting Mobile,  2 comments
Google is letting you know that its Duo app has a major FaceTime feature

Google is promoting the fact that its Duo video chat and messages app has end-to-end encryption matching the FaceTime video chat app offered on iOS by Apple. This means that only the sender and recipient of a Duo chat or message can decipher it.

3 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
iPhone shipments could have reached record levels in Q1 2020 were it not for COVID-19: Gartner

The firm says the smartphone industry witnessed its worst decline ever in Q1 2020. Samsung, Huawei, and OPPO faced a double digit slump.

5 hours ago by Anam Hamid,  3 comments
DEAL Amazon brings the unlocked LG G8 ThinQ back down to its all-time low price

Instead of waiting for the arguably overpriced LG Velvet to reach the US, bargain hunters might be better served by purchasing last year's LG G8 ThinQ at a massive discount.

5 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
featured See the new features that Google Pixels are receiving today

Google released the monthly security update today along with functional patches for the Pixel line and the quarterly update that brings new features to the Pixel phones.

5 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
Google releases new features for some of its Android apps

If you own an Android smartphone, you'll be getting a handful of nifty features in the coming months.

6 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment

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Amazon is making Alexa even more powerful with a slew of new features

Amazon announced a host of new features that are now available in Alexa or will be in the coming weeks.

6 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Google reveals new software improvements coming to Pixel smartphones

Announced earlier today, the next update for Pixel phones will add Adaptive Battery improvements, a new bedtime feature in the Clock app, and some personal safety features.

6 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
DEAL Expires in - 3w 3d Withings offers sweet discounts on various Steel HR smartwatch models

Withings is running a sale on many of its Steel HR smartwatch models, so if you're looking for such a device, now would be a good time to check out the company's online store.

7 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Pandora's Modes feature is coming to a genre-based station

Introduced one year ago, Pandora's Modes feature that allows users to fine-tune their radio experience with just one click is coming for the first time to a genre-based station – Qmunity.

8 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Update to Pinterest makes shopping on the app a "snap"

Pinterest has added a new feature that allows users to take a picture from a phone's camera or their camera roll and look for related products available for sale from Pinterest merchants.

8 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
Gimbal camera-touting Vivo X50 Pro to be available internationally

The Vivo X50 series will not be confined to China. The specifics surrounding its international release are not known yet.

9 hours ago by Anam Hamid,  3 comments
Pixel Buds 2 complaints mount, with Google refunding some users

A growing number of users are reporting connectivity issues. Some had their buds replaced, only to experience the same issue again.

10 hours ago by Anam Hamid,  2 comments
featured Why metal phones are gone and battery life's a compromise: an interview with Huawei's lead designer

We sit down for a talk about the present challenges and future advancements in phone design possibilities with the lead designer of Huawei's P-series and the experimental Mate line.

11 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  16 comments
OnePlus 8 5G series camera updates to intro portrait filters, white balance fix

Leave it to OnePlus to ask fans how would they like to see the 8 and 8 Pro camera features improved, and start cracking.

12 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  1 comment
T-Mobile's 'nationwide' 5G network gets 'nationwide-r' with coverage in all 50 states

Just in case T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network was not impressive enough from an availability standpoint, Alaska is now completing the list of 50 US states technically covered by it.

12 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  5 comments
featured The Vivo X50 Pro 5G series sports unique gymbal camera stabilization and Samsung's new 50MP sensor

They can't see me rollin', they hatin' because I'm on a gymbal - meet the unique Vivo X50 series camera specs and stabilization features.

13 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  11 comments
Lenovo announces the all-in-one Mirage VR S3 headset

The Chinese company has announced a virtual reality headset that will be used for education, employee training and more.

13 hours ago by Radoslav Minkov,  3 comments
Apple iPhone 12 Max & 12 Pro to enter production in July; other 5G models to follow

The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro will reportedly enter production in July. The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will follow at a later date, which could lead to a staggered launch.

14 hours ago by Joshua Swingle,  3 comments
Verizon's Galaxy A71s UW to be released with Snapdragon 765 as its cheapest 5G phone

Surprise, surprise, Verizon's cheapest 5G phone will be Samsung's Galaxy A71s 5G UW, still with an upgraded chipset compared to the global version.

15 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  2 comments
iPhone SE (2020): which color should you get?

If you’re looking to upgrade to the iPhone SE (2020) this year, you may be wondering which iPhone SE color you should pick. The iPhone SE comes in three colors - white, black, and Product RED, and we will hopefully help you decide which one to get. So, read on!

15 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  10 comments
DEAL AT&T finally discounts the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip by a massive 780 bucks

The groundbreaking and somewhat divisive Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is on sale at a huge discount at long last, fetching $600 all in all instead of a whopping $1380.

16 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
DEAL The Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale at $100 off list prices in multiple variants again

Amazon is back with yet another extensive Apple Watch Series 5 sale, bringing GPS-only prices down by $100 in a bunch of different color options and both 40 and 44mm sizes.

18 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
5G conspiracy theories, debunked: The fear of the next-gen wireless technology

5G is deemd as the end-all of humanity, a scary new technology that will fry our brains and give us cancer, but is the fear of the wireless revolution anything else than third-party propaganda?

18 hours ago by Peter Kostadinov,  14 comments
Best small and compact phones to buy

Once domineering the market, the phones that we now consider "compact" are slowly but steadily getting replaced by >5.5" handsets that don't fit the bill of just anyone that easily. Apart from the occasional smaller-sized phone announced once in a blue moon, the majority of devices being released nowadays are larger than life and definitely don't cater to folks with smaller hands or just those who prefer more pocketable devices.

18 hours ago by PhoneArena Team,  19 comments
featured In search of the perfect compact phone: iPhone SE (2020)

Have I found the perfect compact phone?

19 hours ago by Mariyan Slavov,  13 comments
  popular The Galaxy Note 20 may have a larger battery to back its 120Hz display and 5G specs, after all

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 battery capacity leaked out again, and it's not what we thought it would be to back its 5G modem and 120Hz display.

19 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  4 comments
ACLU's app captures police misconduct even if they smash your phone

The Mobile Justice app is available in 17 states-soon to be all 50-aned was edeveloped by the ACLU back in 2015 to record police misconduct. In other words, it is perfect for the times.

yesterday, 11:28 PM by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
U.S. lawmakers seek FTC investigation of TikTok

Four senators, two from each party, are asking the FTC to investigate short-form video app TikTok for not following a consent agreement with the FTC relating to content posted by users' under 13.

yesterday, 10:10 PM by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
DEAL Deal: OnePlus 7T now costs as low as $150 at T-Mobile

You can buy the high-end OnePlus 7T for the price of a basic smartphone at T-Mobile if you add a new line of service.

yesterday, 9:43 PM by Florin Troaca,  5 comments
Latest update solves Galaxy S20 Ultra's autofocus woes to some extent

The new update kind of gives a macro mode to the phone.

yesterday, 6:23 PM by Anam Hamid,  5 comments
Android users, this is one image you must not use as a wallpaper

When set as a wallpaper, an image is causing certain Android phones to crash.

yesterday, 5:03 PM by Anam Hamid,  6 comments
Apple takes action to close most U.S. stores after looting occurs

Because of the violent protests that have rocked America, some Apple Stores have been damaged or looted. As a result, Apple closed most of its U.S. locations on a temporary basis.

yesterday, 4:22 PM by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
Leak calls for no change to Apple Watch Series 6 display

According to a Twitter tipster, Apple plans on using the same JDI-sourced OLED panel that it used on the Series 5 Apple Watch for the upcoming model expected to be unveiled this September.

yesterday, 2:23 PM by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
ZTE Axon 11 SE leaks out: 5G mid-range phone that might not cost much

The ZTE Axon 11 SE could become one of the cheapest 5G smartphones out there. It's unclear if the handset will be sold in the US.

yesterday, 11:15 AM by Florin Troaca,  5 comments
Apple iPhone production could increase sharply in India

India has removed a clause that had prevented smartphone manufacturers from embracing the country's new production-linked incentive scheme which is set to run for five years.

yesterday, 12:54 AM by Alan Friedman,  4 comments
Britain seeks to form a "D10" to help find alternative 5G suppliers to Huawei

Britain has approached the U.S. about creating an alliance made up of 10 Democracies that would find alternative 5G networking equipment suppliers to replace Huawei.

3 days ago, 6:47 PM by Alan Friedman,  17 comments
Some Apple iPad Pro models suffer from bootloops

Some Apple iPad Pro users have been complaining about a bootloop issue that keeps crashing their tablets every few minutes. The problem seems to have occurred following the update to iPadOS 13.4.1.

3 days ago, 3:56 PM by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
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