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January 20

Razer Kishi V2 gets ‘Virtual Controller Mode,’ here’s how to enable it

The Razer Kishi V2 is a competent direct controller for Android devices and with that, mobile games become something a little more special. Now, the Kishi V2 is getting Virtual Controller Mode, which allows users to play touchscreen-only games with the physical controller.

January 12

Twitter API appears to be down, breaking Tweetbot and third-party clients

The past several weeks since Elon Musk’s takeover have seen Twitter in turmoil as rapid changes hit the platform, and tonight it appears something is going on with the Twitter API as Tweetbot and many third-party Twitter clients are down.

December 20, 2022

Why is Google making a Pixel Tablet Pro?

All signs point to Google releasing not one, but two Android tablets in 2023. The question is, why is Google making a Pixel Tablet Pro at all?

December 14, 2022

Google helping power this week’s Gorillaz AR performance in NYC and London 

Later this week, Gorillaz will be performing a new song off their upcoming album in New York and London. This AR performance will be available through the “Gorillaz Presents” companion app and is powered by Google’s ARCore Geospatial API.

December 8, 2022

Stadia ‘dev node’ teardown shows off the hardware Google sent to developers [Updated]

Google Stadia is set to shut down for good just a month from now, but a developer kit has now surfaced showing off what was used to get games ready for the now-defunct cloud gaming platform.

November 10, 2022

MediaTek’s new flagship chip slows down 32-bit support as Android moves to its 64-bit future

Google has been moving Android to a future that’s 64-bit only for years, but it’s been a slow process. After the Pixel 7 blocked installation of 32-bit apps last month, MediaTek has partially dropped hardware support for 32-bit on the Dimensity 9200, pushing Android one step closer to a 64-bit-only future.

November 11, 2022

As Google Tensor makes a splash in the premium space, could MediaTek be a better partner?

Qualcomm has always dominated the high-end smartphone space, but that’s slowly changing. MediaTek this week unveiled its Dimensity 9200 SoC for high-end Android phones, which appears to be a very strong option, but it’s happening as Google is also pushing its Samsung-produced Tensor chip forward. Could MediaTek turn out to be the better partner for […]

November 3, 2022

Google Calendar removing ‘Goals’ from Android and iOS [U]

Back in April of 2016, Google updated Calendar for Android and iOS with a tool to help you find time for personal goals. Amid another upcoming removal, Google Calendar is planning to get rid of “Goals.”

October 31, 2022

Pixel 7 Pro durability test shows just how scratched the camera bar can get [Video]

The camera bar is the Pixel 7 Pro’s most striking design element and its highly polished nature is prone to scratches. To find out just how much, check out Jerry Rig Everything’s durability test.

October 11, 2022

Google Glass and Clips engineer shares the ‘fatal flaws’ of those products

There’s a rather interesting thread by a software engineer who worked on Google Glass and Clips that discusses the “fatal flaws” of both, and the internal cultures that allowed the devices to ship.

August 30, 2022

Interview: Fuchsia’s past, present, and future, as told by ex-director Chris McKillop

The former director of engineering for Google’s Fuchsia project, Chris McKillop, has shared with us some insights about how the project got started and where the operating system is going next.

August 16, 2022

How to downgrade from Android 13 back to Android 12 on Google Pixel [Video]

You might have slapped the stable Android 13 or even a previous Beta update on your Google Pixel and are missing out on a few things or not having the best experience. Luckily, so long as you’re not using the Pixel 6/6 Pro or 6a you can downgrade your Android 13 build back to a […]

August 18, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: Where do your priorities lie?

Foldable smartphones still feel like a brand new idea, but in reality, Samsung is now on its fourth generation of the form factor. Foldables are still far from perfect, yet each new release inches closer to solving the biggest issues. With the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Samsung has debuted a foldable that’s really ready for […]

August 15, 2022

How to install Android 13 on Google Pixel

Android 13 is now available for select Google Pixel devices ahead of rolling out to the wider Android ecosystem. While it’s not a major upgrade, there’s a fair bit to get excited about – here’s how to install Android 13 on Google Pixel devices.

August 11, 2022

Razer Phone closing its Theme Store on Android later this month, nearly five years later

Do you remember when Razer, the PC gaming brand, made its own smartphone? The Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2 are mostly forgotten memories at this point, and now the brand is closing the door on its Theme Store for those devices.

July 18, 2022

Here’s how many 9to5Google readers are happy with their Pixel 6 or 6 Pro

Spurred on by a report that Pixel owner’s brand loyalty has dropped substantially in the past 12 months, we asked you if you are happy with your Pixel 6 or 6 Pro – here’s what you had to say.

July 13, 2022

How to install the Android 13 Beta on Google Pixel

Android 13 is following a different schedule compared to last year’s major update, and that resulted in the first Android 13 beta being released two weeks before its usual Google I/O debut. If you’re a Google Pixel owner, here’s how to install the Android 13 beta.

July 3, 2022

This week’s top stories: Google Camera 8.5, Material You for Gmail, Nvidia Shield update, more

In this week’s top stories: Google Camera updates to version 8.5 with new Pixel tidbits, Gmail for web gets Material You redesign, Nvidia Shield TV devices get an update, and more.

June 29, 2022

Google’s iFixit partnership launches with genuine Pixel parts now on sale

Following the April announcement, Google’s partnership to make Pixel repair parts officially available on iFixit is now live. 

June 8, 2022

Razer Kishi V2 launches with ‘Nexus’ app, revamped clicky buttons, $99 price

A good controller can really upgrade the gaming experience on Android, especially with the help of cloud gaming services such as Stadia and Xbox Game Pass. Now, one of the best controllers is getting an upgrade, as the Razer Kishi V2 is available today for $99.

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