Microsoft Surface Duo’s Android 11 update is right around the corner, Android 12L next [U]
Microsoft’s Surface Duo debuted in 2020 as a unique take on a dual-screen device, but it launched with plenty of software issues that prevented it from being a success. Making matters worse, Microsoft just went an entire year without bringing Android 11 to the Surface Duo, though on the bright side, it sounds like Android […]
Bandwidth: Hitman Trilogy is now available with Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming
Microsoft announced the next batch of games headed to Xbox Game Pass this week, which includes the Hitman Trilogy, complete with cloud support.
December 31, 2021
Google pushes Android users to update Microsoft Teams to prevent now-fixed 911 bug
Earlier this month, Google confirmed that a bug between Microsoft Teams and Android could lead to users being unable to reliably call 911. That issue has since been fixed, but Google is now notifying users over email to update the app if they haven’t already done so.
Deals: Lenovo’s Assistant-powered Smart Clock 2 $50, Galaxy S21 FE 5G promo, more
All of today’s best deals are headlined by the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 at $20 off. That’s alongside an ongoing Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G promotion and a chance to score the folding Microsoft Surface Duo for $400. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
Windows 11 will add Android apps in ‘public preview’ next month
One of the biggest new features in Windows 11 is the ability to natively run Android apps on your PC, but the feature didn’t make the cut for last year’s launch and still hasn’t arrived in full. Next month, though, Windows 11 will roll out support for Android apps in “public preview” for everyone.
Google Chat adds rich text formatting on the web, rolling out now
Google Chat, the company’s alternative to Slack and Microsoft Teams — not to be confused with the web app for its RCS and SMS messaging app on Android — is rolling out an overdue feature to its web app. Starting today, Google Chat is making it easier to add rich text formatting to your messages […]
Google Docs now lets you create ‘Confidential,’ ‘Draft,’ and other text watermarks
Bandwidth: Rainbow Six Extraction will be streaming from Xbox Game Pass on launch day
Xbox Game Pass launched into 2022 with the reveal of a few new cloud-compatible games, including Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Extraction which will be available on Game Pass from day one.
Google Stadia’s latest touchscreen-compatible game is Hundred Days
Last year, Google debuted the ability for games to stream from the cloud with support for touchscreen controls, and now it’s expanding the feature to a new title. Hundred Days now supports Direct Touch on Stadia.
GeForce Now brings Fortnite back to iPhone and Play Store with new touch controls
Fortnite is still a massive hit, but Epic Games’ war on app stores has left the popular game absent from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store for a long time, with no signs of returning. Today, Nvidia and Epic Games have announced that touch controls are coming to Fortnite on GeForce Now.
Google is working to bring Material You to Chrome OS [Gallery]
With Android 12, Google introduced Material You, a colorful third-generation of Material Design which will eventually expand beyond Android. To that end, Google has begun experimenting with bringing Material You design cues to Chrome OS.
Android app deals of the day: Old Man’s Journey, ELOH, Hydro Coach PRO, more
It’s time to gather up all of Tuesday’s best price drops Android games and apps into one convenient list for you. Just make sure to scope out this offer on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G with a $100 Amazon gift card beforehand. Then head back here for notable deals on titles like Old Man’s Journey, ELOH, Slaughter 3: The Rebels, Hydro Coach PRO, 3D EARTH PRO, and more. Hit the jump for a complete look at all of today’s best Android game and app deals.
December 22, 2021
Deals: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE beats Black Friday pricing at $525, Surface Earbuds $100, more
All of today’s best deals are headlined by the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE at $525. That’s alongside a notable 50% discount on Microsoft Surface Earbuds and the DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo at $100 off. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
Upcoming Pixel 6 update will fix dropped Wi-Fi, Pixel Stand set-up, PiP bugs, and more
While the next Pixel 6 update is not arriving until later this month, Google today detailed what the January security patch addresses.
December 25, 2021
You should have these apps on your new Android smartphone
Just got a new Android smartphone for the holidays? If it’s your first one it could be a little intimidating so, to get you started, here are 5 apps you should immediately install or set up on a new Android device. Alternatively, if you’re not already using these apps, it might be time to give […]
December 13, 2021
December 10, 2021
Google confirms ‘limited’ Android bug that prevents emergency calling with Microsoft Teams installed [U: App update]
Last week, a user reported that their Pixel 3 was not able to dial 911 (emergency services in the US). Google has confirmed that there is an emergency calling bug with Android under a “limited set of circumstances” and that there is a fix.
Google TV needs a ‘flagship’ Chromecast to set an example, even if a cheaper one will sell well
The $50 Chromecast with Google TV was a great launch vehicle for Google’s latest attempt at offering a streaming platform, but as it enters 2022, the affordable device’s flaws are being felt by more people. As we reported last week, Google is working on another Chromecast device, but one that’s even more on the low […]
December 9, 2021
YouTube Premium members can get 3 months of Microsoft’s rebranded ‘PC Game Pass’ for free
Microsoft just announced that Xbox Game Pass for Windows PCs will get a new name, simply PC Game Pass. Barely an hour later, Google is already notifying YouTube Premium subscribers about an offer that gives three months of PC Game Pass for free.