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Android Advisor 75

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 cancels android 11 beta launch show amid protests

Google and has cancelled its Android 11 launch in the wake of widespread civil unrest in the United States and around the world. On 30 May, Google tweeted its decision to postpone the public live stream officially unveiling its Android 11 operating system, saying “now is not the time to celebrate”, while the official PlayStation Twitter account said “we want to stand back and allow other voices to be heard”. We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate. We are postponing the June 3rd event and beta release. We’ll be back with more on Android 11, soon. Android Developers (@AndroidDev) May 30, 2020 Google does not reference the unrest directly but the cancellation has been seen as supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement…

2 min.
google’s latest android features are much too vital to be pixel-only

Google has introduced a number of great updates to Android, but only for its own Pixel product line. While that’s awesome for Pixel users, it shuts out the rest of the Android community from important upgrades. There was a time when new Android updates brought more than just bug fixes and security patches. Like iOS, Google once handed out new features and enhancements throughout the lifespan of each version of Android to keep devices fresh and clean. For example, this latest drop includes adaptive battery improvements to make your phone last longer, a new bedtime feature in the Clock app that can play ambient noise and automatically limit notifications, and safety features that can alert your emergency contacts if you’re alone and in a potentially dangerous situation. These aren’t just fancy new filters…

2 min.
this wallpaper may break your android phone

Sometimes software bugs crop up that nobody could have seen coming and the reason why this particular wallpaper might throw you Android phone for a loop is even stranger. At the tail end of May 2020 users started reporting that their phones were either crashing or bootlooping (constantly restarting) after applying a particular wallpaper. The profile of the issue was then raised after known sources, including established tech leaker, IceUniverse posted and retweeted videos showing the issue on their Twitter feed. WARNING ! ! ! Never set this picture as wallpaper, especially for Samsung mobile phone users! It will cause your phone to crash! Don’t try it! If someone sends you this picture, please ignore it.pic.twitter.com/rVbozJdhkL Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 31, 2020 It seems that using this picture as a wallpaper can cause…

4 min.
google pixel 4a

There might not be an I/O keynote this year, but some new hot Google hardware might still be on the way. All rumours and signs suggest that Google will launch the Pixel 4a in July. Design While the Pixel 3a (see page 74 ) is basically a plastic version of the high-end Pixel 3, the 4a will reportedly deviate from the bezel-heavy design of Google’s Pixel 4. Based on leaked images, the Pixel 4a may be Google’s first phone to adopt a hole-punch camera, which will be aligned in the upper left corner of the screen. The 4a design was seemingly confirmed by Google exec Rick Osterloh, who tweeted about his Fitbit Earth badge with an Android screenshot sporting an indented status bar – see fave.co/3daoz7G . (However, he could have been…

52 min.
best android phones

Choosing the best Android phone for you is a big decision. The Android universe is teeming with options, from expensive flagship handsets to more affordable models that make a few calculated compromises, to those expressly designed for, say, great photography. Chances are that whichever phone you buy, you’ll keep it for at least two years. So we’ve made picks for the best Android phone in key categories. What to look for in an Android phone While most smartphones might look pretty much the same, buying one is a very personal experience. We all have unique needs, a unique budget, and personal preferences. You might need to access secure corporate email and documents with a phone that works on lots of networks around the world. Or you might spend all your time chronicling your…

8 min.
samsung galaxy a51

Price: £329 from fave.co/2X8sbBP When you think about Samsung phones, it’s highly likely that the flagship S and Note lines will come to mind. While that and a new generation of foldable phones take most of the headlines, it’s easy to forget the whole array of more affordable devices it releases each year. However, brand reputation will count for little in the fiercely competitive mid-range market, so how does the phone stack up to the competition? Design and build I’m a huge fan of the design of the A51. It looks slick and modern, and could easily pass for a phone more than twice the price on first impressions. That’s only accentuated in the stunning ‘prism crush white’ unit I reviewed (see image below), but you can also get the phone in similarly eye-catching shades…