January 20

Deals: Samsung Galaxy A23 5G smartphone $250, Sony XM5 headphones, more

We’re heading into the weekend doing what we do best – rounding up all of the best discounts from the Android world and beyond. Today’s batch is putting Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 smartphone in the spotlight with a discount to $250. That’s alongside a rare refurbished discount on Sony’s latest XM5 ANC Headphones at $279. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

January 4

OnePlus 11 officially launches in China w/ 100W charging, 50MP triple camera, more

After months of expansive leaks and rumors, the OnePlus 11 has now officially launched in China.

January 17

Here’s how the Stadia Controller works with Bluetooth

While we’re still sad to see Google Stadia shutting down this week, Google did the right thing in refunding customers and, on top of that, unlocking Bluetooth support on the Stadia Controller. But how does that controller actually hold up on PC games? Let’s take a look.

January 25

Deals: Hisense A6 series 4K Google TVs from $210, TP-Link Assistant gear from $12, more

All of today’s best deals are now going live for Android users and beyond. Starting things off, the best prices yet have arrived on Hisense A6 series 4K Google TVs starting from $210. That’s alongside a TP-Link Kasa smart home accessory sale with Assistant gear from $12. Not to mention Sony LinkBuds S at the second-best price of $143. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

January 20

The death of Android TV is near; long live Google TV

Google launched Android TV in 2014, but it took several years for the platform to really establish itself as a serious player. Now, “Android TV” is on its way out as Google TV takes the reins.

January 16

Alleged Oppo Find X6 prototype shows up with a behemoth of a camera bump [Gallery]

Oppo is readying its next flagship smartphone, and if new leaked pictures are to be believed, the Oppo Find X6 will arrive with a truly massive camera bump.

January 18

Android 13 is running on 5.2% of all devices five months after launch

According to the latest official Android distribution numbers from Google, Android 13 is running on 5.2% of all devices less than six months after launch.

January 25

Google TV ads now include physical products instead of just movies and shows

Advertising on your TV has become something expected of virtually every platform, and it’s something that has hit Android TV OS over the past few years. Now, though, Google TV is taking things a step further by introducing ads for physical products and stores.

January 15

YouTube TV offering big 4K Plus discount for some; from $4.99/mo for two years

In June of 2021, YouTube TV launched “4K Plus” with three key additions, but is now drastically discounting the monthly add-on for select subscribers.

January 13

Today’s Android game and app deals: Doom & Destiny Worlds, Dark Rage, Defense Zone, more

Friday afternoon has arrived and with it we have a fresh batch of Android game and app deals. Today’s Google Play software offers are joined by hundreds of dollars in savings on Sony’s PS5-enhanced Google TVs as well as $75 in savings on Lenovo’s latest Flex 5 Chromebook. As for the apps, highlight titles include Defense Zone 3 Ultra, Doom & Destiny Worlds, Dark Rage, ReactionLab 2, and much more. Head below for a complete look at today’s best Android game and app deals. 

December 28, 2022

Wednesday’s best deals deliver Samsung’s S21+ Premium Renewed smartphone at $319, more

Now that we’re solidly into the final week of the year, you’ll want to be sure to check out all of the best discounts that are now live for the day. Headlining the discounts is Samsung’s previous-generation S21+ unlocked smartphone deal at $319 in Premium Renewed condition, alongside Sony’s latest XM5 ANC headphones at a new low of $279. Plus, we have Lenovo Smart Clock 2 with Assistant and wireless charging dock at a new low of $20. Then, hit the jump for all of the best Android deals and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

December 20, 2022

Deals: Google Pixel 6a delivers before Christmas at $299, Sony XM5 headphones $50 off, more

All of today’s best deals are now live and headlined by a final chance to put the Google Pixel 6a under the Christmas tree at $299. Then go check out the price cut on Sony’s new XM5 ANC Headphone at $50 off to join the Samsung PRO 512GB microSDXC card hitting $56. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

January 5

Wear OS 3 launch has led to 3x boost in active Google-powered watches

In addition to Android and Spotify Connect integration and Auto news, Google at CES 2023 shared a few stats, including how “there are now over three times as many active Wear OS devices” since Wear OS 3 launched.

January 10

Camera stabilization on the go: DJI RS 3 Mini hands-on and first impressions [Video]

Today, DJI announced their latest gimbal to stabilize your video: the RS 3 Mini. It joins the RS 3 and RS 3 Pro, but enters as a lower-cost and lighter-weight alternative made for use with mirrorless cameras like the Canon R5. I’ve had the RS 3 for a few days now, and I already have a few things that I like and a few that I don’t about DJI’s latest product.

January 24

Google in 2023: Everything we expect to launch [Video]

After fixing lots of issues with the first-generation Tensor-powered devices, Google is hitting a stride with the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, alongside Android 13, just what can we expect in 2023? Here’s everything you need to know.

December 22, 2022

Android 13 is bringing Pixel’s Personal Safety app to more phones, including Xperia and Vivo

As Android 13 rolls out to more phones, the update is bringing the once Pixel-exclusive Personal Safety app to more devices including those from Sony Xperia and Vivo.

December 23, 2022

Deals: Google Wifi Mesh Systems from $70, Sonos One SL smart speaker $119, more

All of the best discounts are now going live for the holiday weekend as Google’s refreshed mesh Wifi systems land at some of the best prices ever from $70. Then go check out the rare discount not the Sonos One SL AirPlay 2 Smart Speaker at $119 and this ongoing markdown on Sony’s new XM5 ANC Headphones. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

December 13, 2022

Sony Xperia phones are now getting Android 13 updates

Sony has just released Android 13 for several of its Xperia smartphones. Here’s what devices are eligible to upgrade.

December 29, 2022

Android 13 update seems to be partially breaking Google Assistant on Android Auto

There’s a growing number of Android Auto users who have noticed that Google Assistant is at least partially broken following the update to Android 13.

December 22, 2022

Deals: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra refurb now $479 off, Anker Android accessories from $10, more

All of today’s best deals kick off with a $479 refurbished discount on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in a one-day-only sale. Then go check out all the marked-down Android accessories in Anker’s annual Christmas sale from $10, which rounds out the savings today alongside Google’s Nest Wi-Fi system at $129. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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