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Android Advisor is your go-to source for everything Android, from smartphones, tablets and the best mobile apps to wearable and in-car tech, optimised for the small screen of your mobile device. Whether you're new to the Android operating system or a seasoned user, you're sure to find something you like in Android Advisor's wealth of analysis, reviews, features and tutorials. Android Advisor will not only help you to choose the best phone or tablet for your needs, but also to get more out of that device.

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1 min.
google unveils upgrades to password manager

Google’s password manager is getting a few exciting enhancements, the company announced at its I/O conference. Taking the stage, Jen Fitzpatrick, SVP of Core Systems & Experiences, introduced four new features to the Google security service used by half a billion people. The improvements include: Password Imports allows users to bring passwords in from other password managers Deeper Chrome and Android integration allows secure passwords to move from desktop sites to app usage Automatic password alert lets users know if any saved passwords have been compromised in a third-party breach Quick fix feature offers automated help via Google Assistant to change compromised passwords right away Google published a guide on how its automated password changes will work immediately after the announcement – see fave.co/2UhL5XI. When a password has been exposed, users will see a ‘Change…

2 min.
how to download android 12 beta 2

As we’ve seen, Google has announced a new version of its mobile operating system – Android 12. Although we’ll have to wait until the autumn for it to be formally released, you can get the Android 12 Beta 2 on a range of phones right now. Google sometimes limits the Android beta to its own Pixel phones, but this year you can get Android 12 Beta 2 on various other devices from the likes of OnePlus, Asus, Xiaomi, and more. The method is a little different, but we’ll explain how to get it on any compatible phone – and which phones support the new beta. Warning: As is always the case with beta software, it’s not advisable to load it onto your main phone as the software could be buggy or even…

11 min.
vivo x60 pro

Price: £749 from fave.co/35GNm1l The Vivo X60 Pro is, for now, the only phone in the company’s X60 series available to buy in the UK and western Europe. The follow-up to last year’s X50 Pro – released here as the X51 – is a camera-focused flagship that makes small compromises on its chipset and charging capabilities in order to deliver a top-tier camera and one of the smallest, lightest flagship phone designs I can remember. DESIGN I wrote last year that Vivo is probably making the best looking phones in the industry right now, and that hasn’t changed. The X60 Pro is an absolute looker. My ‘Shimmer Blue’ model is obviously an eye-catcher, reflecting a whole spectrum of colours depending on how it catches the light, but if you prefer something more subtle the…

28 min.
best noise-cancelling headphones

Noise-cancelling headphones are one of the most popular types of cans, and for good reason. They block out ambient noise that can distract from you enjoying your favourite tunes. While they’re particularly useful for air travel and daily commutes – especially via public transport – they’re also great at isolating you from at-home noise pollution, whether that be your dog barking, the whir of your computer’s cooling fans, or your neighbour’s lawn mower. Noise cancellation can be accomplished in two ways: through active or passive measures. Our focus here is on the former. The latter isn’t a technology per se; rather, it refers to how much ambient noise a headphone will physically block. Closed-back over-ear headphones and in-ear headphones with memory-foam tips offer the best passive noise cancellation. Headphones with active noise…

10 min.
xiaomi poco f3

Price: £329 from fave.co/3gN6dhr The Poco F3 is the first in a brand-new product line for the Xiaomi sub-brand. Described as “The Real Beast” by the company, it’s pitched as a premium alternative to the Poco X3 Pro that launched alongside it. Despite tipping over into mid-range territory, it retains the ultra-competitive pricing we’ve come to associate with Poco phones. The stacked spec sheet suggests Xiaomi is onto a winner here. A Snapdragon 870 chipset, 120Hz AMOLED display and all-glass design are things we’ve come to associate with much more expensive handsets. But does Xiaomi cut any corners to get there, and how well does it stack up to real-world usage? I spent a few weeks with the device to find out. DESIGN The design of the Poco F3 belies its relatively affordable price tag.…

11 min.
oneplus nord ce 5g

Price: £299 from fave.co/3d2NvjE The OnePlus Nord CE 5G – the CE stands for Core Edition, fact fans – is an understandably brazen attempt by OnePlus to recreate the success of what it says is one of its best-selling phones ever, last year’s OnePlus Nord. The essentials of last year’s Nord return in broad strokes – the design, the display, the mid-range specs – but with a few concessions made across the board to help the phone hit a lower price point. Sadly, there are too many of those cutbacks, for too slight a price drop, to make the Nord CE the absolute slam-dunk of the original Nord. But by any measure this is a competitive mid-range phone that delivers solid features, an attractive design, and the OnePlus killer app: OxygenOS. DESIGN At a glance…