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  • Google announces its cloud gaming platform at last: Stadia

    Google has announced the “future of gaming” in the form of its own cloud gaming platform. Unveiled during a dedicated event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Stadia is the firm’s new online service: a “Netflix for games” if you like. It is designed to offer triple-A gaming instantly and potentially on every […]

  • Snapseed passes 100 million installs on the Play Store

    Snapseed is one of the best photo editors available for Android, especially considering it’s completely free. A year and a half after the app surpassed 50 million downloads on the Play Store, the app has now achieved over 100 million installations, according to its Play Store listing. I’m not aware of any phones with Snapseed […]

  • Android Q has a new sound effect for ending calls

    Android Q has plenty of major changes, but also many smaller tweaks that take a while to get noticed. Despite smartphones being used less and less for actual phone calls, we’ve received many tips that Android Q has a new sound effect for ending calls. That’s right friends, there is no longer a loud beep […]

  • The Galaxy S10+ review: So good that my Pixel 3 XL is going in a drawer

    The Galaxy S10+ has the largest display, biggest battery, and the most base storage and RAM Samsung has ever fitted to a mainline Galaxy S handset. Its screen is the best and brightest of any phone on the planet, its processor the most advanced in any Android device, it has five cameras, and, oh: it’s […]

  • My home never smelled nicer, but Moodo is still a luxury smart fragrance diffuser

    Just like sound and light, your environment’s scent is essential in making you feel relaxed, happy, or excited. That’s why there are entire industries built around making your home smell nice. Sprays, candles, gels, battery-powered air fresheners, aromatherapy scent diffusers, you name it, there are thousands of choices for it. But smart, or to be […]

  • The Galaxy S10e is the best Android phone for the money

    I reviewed the Galaxy S10+, and I had a lot of positive things to say about it. Epic battery life, an outstanding display, and performance that blew away almost anything coming out of 2018 set a new bar for smartphones this year, and I still think all that’s true. But it’s a phone with drawbacks: […]

  • Crap store plans crap tablet

    Update 1: 2019/03/15 11:49am PDT Bloomberg is reporting that Walmart is “moving into iPad territory,” in its plans to make a children’s tablet. This clearly low-end device from a retailer known for its cheapness somehow constitutes — and I feel the need to quote Bloomberg again here — an “iPad rival.” Details about the new device […]

  • The Galaxy S10 can’t tell when it’s in your pocket, keeps waking the screen

    All but the earliest Android phones have had proximity sensors to turn the screen off when you’re on a call or drop the device in your pocket. For all the fancy premium features in the new Samsung Galaxy S10 family, they don’t seem to use the proximity sensor correctly. Owners across the internet are complaining […]

  • Every new Android Q feature we have found so far [Continuously updated]

    It’s that time of the year again. Google has pushed out betas for its latest, greatest version of Android: Q. Your eagle-eyed Android Police editors have been combing through looking for new features, changes, improvements, and even setbacks. We’ve enumerated everything we’ve found here, together with a brief description of what’s new. So, let’s take […]