Early prerelease versions of Android -- as with any operating system -- are interesting because they can point in the direction the company is heading and let you test-drive new features before they become widely available. But prerelease versions can also be finicky, with some apps not behaving as expected as a company works out the kinks. And it's best to not get too attached to prerelease software, as some apps and services may appear for a time and then disappear. … [Read more...] about Google is already making Android 11. What we know about about security, notifications, more
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Bubbles are similar to Facebook Messengers "chat heads" feature. When activated, a small avatar -- or Bubble -- on your screen that is visible no matter what app you're using. Tap on the avatar and it will open a small window for you to read and send new messages in that thread, without fully opening the app. You can drag the Bubble around your screen, or drag it to the bottom of the screen to delete it. … [Read more...] about How to use our top 5 favorite Android 11 features
OnePlus has released a beta preview for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.Xiaomi released a beta build for the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro (as reported by XDA Developers)Oppo has announced it will offer an Android 11 preview for its Find X2 Series but didn't provide exact timing.Poco's F2 Pro will also take part in the Android 11 beta, but like with Oppo, the exact timing wasn't announced.Keep in mind, the beta operating systems aren't finished and are very likely full of bugs and issues that could affect your daily use. We don't recommend installing it on your main phone. … [Read more...] about The Android 11 public beta comes to more phones. Here’s how to install it now
How many folds can it take? We've tested a few folding devices at CNET using a special robot developed by SquareTrade. The Samsung Galaxy Fold began failing after about 120,000 folds during our test last year. That was much less than the 200,000 folds we estimated it would go through during five years of use. (Although we're just starting to learn how people use folding phones and that could change with the different designs companies are inventing). … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Duo: $1,399 price, Sept. 10 release and how to preorder
There's no question that the S20 Ultra achieved a more vibrant, punchy shot in these taken on Victoria Street. The colors on the orange building in the center of the frame are much more vivid. It'll still come down to personal choice, however, as to which one is "better." To my eye, the iPhone's shot has a filmy, matte style that would lend itself well to post-processing in Lightroom, while the S20 Ultra's shot is better for uploading to Instagram as it is. … [Read more...] about Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. iPhone 11 Pro camera comparison: Which phone is best?