Best budget and affordable phones in 2020: a buyer's guide

What are the best affordable phones that you can buy in late 2018? We look at the cheap, affordable, yet good phones that are available right now...

Aug 27, 2020, 9:11 AM,  by Victor Hristov, Georgi Zarkov,  128 comments
Best phones for kids (2020)

We take a look at smartphones that are best suited for adolescents and younger kids, taking in consideration what's important to them and their parents.

Aug 27, 2020, 9:05 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  2 comments
Best small and compact phones to buy (2020)

Compact phones might be a dying breed but there are still some that are worth buying. Here are the best ones you can get right now...

Aug 27, 2020, 6:28 AM,  by PhoneArena Team,  19 comments
Google testing new UI for its Photos editing features

Jane Manchun Wong has done it again, discovering a new UI for the editor capabilities on Google Photos. The new layout only appears to be a test however, and has not been widely shared by Google.

Aug 26, 2020, 8:27 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
DEAL Save up to $300 on the unlocked Google Pixel 4 at various US retailers

Multiple US retailers are trying to get rid of their Pixel 4 stocks, so if you're in the market for a cheap Pixel phone, you might want to check out these deals.

Aug 26, 2020, 12:13 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
featured New report reveals a bunch of promising Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G specs

If a new report is to be believed, Google's Pixel 5 will pack a "considerably larger" battery than the Pixel 4, as well as 8 gigs of RAM, while the Pixel 4a 5G will sport a 6.2-inch display.

Aug 22, 2020, 9:32 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  4 comments
featured The sharpest and most reliable Google Pixel 5 renders are here to clear up all the confusion

The upcoming Google Pixel 5 is rendered yet again, this time by one of the tech world's most reliable leakers with a 5.8-inch or so flat display and dual rear cameras in tow.

Aug 21, 2020, 7:46 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  11 comments
Google's hot new Pixel Buds get a hefty update with Bluetooth fixes and a bunch of cool features

The first big feature drop has arrived for Google's true wireless Pixel Buds, bringing cool new stuff like Bass Boost and transcribe functionality in addition to some vital Bluetooth improvements.

Aug 21, 2020, 5:25 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment

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Google Maps now provides location and information about California’s wildfires

Users will now be able to see the spread of California's wildfires directly in Google Maps and receive information updates and warnings.

Aug 21, 2020, 2:56 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  0 comments
Twitter tipster shares leaks and rumors on 5G Apple devices and Pixel 5

Twitter tipster Jon Prosser released a ton of leaks and rumors covering a number of devices ranging from the iPhone 12 series, a lower priced Apple Watch, and the Pixel 5.

Aug 20, 2020, 4:04 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
Google will make wireless Android Auto functionality ubiquitous for Android 11 phones

Android 11 phones from all brands will apparently support wireless Android Auto functionality in the near future, according to a recently refreshed Google webpage.

Aug 20, 2020, 8:19 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  5 comments
featured updated Here's when the Google Pixel 5 & Pixel 4a (5G) could be announced

Google France has revealed in a blog post that Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) pre-orders will start on Thursday, October 8. That day could also be the official announcement date of both devices.

Aug 19, 2020, 5:21 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  6 comments
The Best Phones of 2020

Which is the best phone to buy right now, in 2020? From great Android phones to the latest iPhones, plus a few different options for those who don't want to settle, we walk you through the very best handsets available...

Aug 19, 2020, 9:00 AM,  by Victor Hristov, Peter Kostadinov,  245 comments
Newest Google Pixel 5 leak reveals very small battery for 5G flagship

The Google Pixel 5 may feature a small 3,080mAh battery, according to newly leaked information. That is the biggest battery in a compact Pixel flagship yet, but it still pales in comparison to rival devices.

Aug 19, 2020, 6:20 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  7 comments
Updates to Google Maps add more detail to countries and city streets

Google is pushing out updates to Google Maps, both iOS and Android versions, that bring more detail to the maps of different countries and the streets of various cities.

Aug 18, 2020, 3:01 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Google Pixel 4a Battery & Charging Test Complete: nothing to brag about

We test the Google Pixel 4a battery life and talk about the battery capacity, as well how long it takes to fully charge.

Aug 18, 2020, 11:00 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  3 comments
Rumor: Google to compete with Zoom by combining Duo and Meet

The pandemic has forced many to work from home and that has blown up demand for video conferencing apps like Zoom. Google is reportedly planning on combining Duo and Meet to produce one app for both consumers and the enterprise.

Aug 16, 2020, 12:09 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Apple declines Facebook's request to help small businesses

Facebook not happy over Apple's refusal to waive its 30% cut of in-app revenue to allow small businesses to keep all of the money it brings in offering paid online events.

Aug 14, 2020, 5:50 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  48 comments
New Gmail experience now available to all G Suite users

Google is pushing out a new update for the Gmail app that brings a new integrated experience in G Suite on Android devices.

Aug 14, 2020, 2:53 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Despite serious downgrades, it doesn't seem like the Pixel 5 will be a lot cheaper than the Pixel 4

Per a new leak, the Pixel 5 will be a spiritual successor to the Pixel 4 XL.

Aug 14, 2020, 9:51 AM,  by Anam Hamid,  8 comments
Google goes back to basics for the next performance-centric Wear OS update

Google has yet to give up on its struggling Wear OS platform, planning to release a major new software update in the fall with substantial speed enhancements in tow.

Aug 14, 2020, 5:24 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Microsoft Surface Duo press event video shows it off in great detail

In a new video by Microsoft, we're shown the productivity capabilities of its unique Surface Duo Android smartphone.

Aug 14, 2020, 2:35 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  4 comments
The Pixel 4a trade-in program in Canada comes with an unwanted bonus: digital detox

Some early adopters of the Pixel 4a might be forced to stay without a phone for more than a week due to trade-in mishap in Canada.

Aug 13, 2020, 4:05 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  1 comment
Google Pixel 4a live wallpaper "Eclipse" tracks the phone's battery life

The Pixel 4a will have the exclusive on a new live wallpaper for Android called "eclipse." As the battery life decreases over the course of a day, this wallpaper gets darker and darker like an, well, eclipse.

Aug 12, 2020, 9:57 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
Chinese players are inching closer to Amazon and Google in the smart speaker market

Q2 2020 was a mixed quarter for the smart speaker market, which continues to be dominated by Amazon and Google, with China's Baidu however looking like a bigger and bigger threat.

Aug 12, 2020, 10:02 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Google Phone app (beta) now available for some more non-Pixel and Android One phones

Google is now allowing a wider listing of non-Pixel and non-Android One phones to install the Google Phone app (beta) although not all features of the app will be available on all handsets.

Aug 11, 2020, 9:08 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
Even Google's top execs are now hyped about Microsoft's Surface Duo

Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo is right around the corner, and Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer is already using the Android device to help him around the house.

Aug 11, 2020, 7:15 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  5 comments
Google's Pixel 5 chip and memory seemingly confirmed by an AI benchmark

Google's unreleased Pixel 5 has made an appearance on AI benchmark rankings, revealing details about its hardware.

Aug 11, 2020, 3:08 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  5 comments
DEAL Unlocked Pixel 4 prices take a deep dive at Best Buy and B&H

Two US retailers now offer $250 discounts on the unlocked Pixel 4, which means that customers can get one for just $550.

Aug 11, 2020, 1:46 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Google launches new colors for Pixel Buds (2020)

The Pixel Buds (2020) will soon be available in Almost Black, Oh So Orange, and Quite Mint.

Aug 10, 2020, 4:37 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Chip order hints that a mythical Made by Google product could arrive in the near future

A report out of Korea says that Google has ordered a couple of chips to be designed and produced by Samsung's foundry. At least one of these chips points to the possibility that a Pixel Watch will be introduced in 2021-2022.

Aug 07, 2020, 1:45 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Google Pixel 4a preorders already selling out

It's currently the best-selling unlocked phone on Best Buy.

Aug 07, 2020, 5:53 AM,  by Anam Hamid,  2 comments
Google delivers the final public beta version of Android 11

The final Android 11 beta version has been released by Google and we expect to see the final version of the latest Android build disseminated by Google on September 8th.

Aug 06, 2020, 1:32 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
updated Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are officially no more

The Pixel 5 is not here yet and the Pixel 4a hasn't started shipping, but Google is officially discontinuing the high-end Pixel 4 and 4 XL less than a year after their commercial release.

Aug 06, 2020, 9:53 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  15 comments
YouTube Music will swallow Google Play Music by the end of 2020

YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music by December 2020.

Aug 06, 2020, 3:33 AM,  by Mariyan Slavov,  1 comment
featured Google's Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and first foldable Pixel may already be in the works

According to an internal Google document, the Pixel 5a is currently scheduled for a Q2 2021 release, followed by the first foldable Pixel and possibly the Pixel 6 and 6 XL in Q4.

Aug 06, 2020, 3:23 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Google Docs gets Smart Compose, other improvements on Android and iOS

Google is making some changes to its Docs mobile app that will further improve the Android and iOS experience.

Aug 05, 2020, 2:19 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
New Google Nest smart speaker coming in late August, possible price revealed

After teasing us with a Google Nest-related announcement last month, it looks like a new smart speaker might finally be released later this month.

Aug 05, 2020, 1:46 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
DEAL Google's cool Pixel 4a deal for Verizon customers is now up for grabs

While Verizon is not selling the Pixel 4a itself just yet, the hot new mid-ranger can be pre-ordered from its manufacturer at a decent discount with monthly installment plans.

Aug 05, 2020, 9:31 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Google adds YouTube Music integration with Assistant, Android TV, Maps

Starting this week, YouTube Music can be used across different apps and devices, including Android TV, Google Assistant, and Google Maps.

Aug 05, 2020, 8:25 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
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