January 10

OnePlus 7/7T series receive final OxygenOS update as devices reach end-of-life status

Almost four years after originally coming to market, the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro are now officially at the end-of-life phase with one final OxygenOS update.

Samsung is testing the last major update for Galaxy S20 devices

The Galaxy S20 was Samsung’s last big launch before the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the company approaches the launch of the Galaxy S23 series in the coming weeks, it’s also testing out the last major update for its 2020 flagships.

January 17

Self-repair kits are now available for Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra

Last year Samsung launched a new program that made it far easier to fix your phone or tablet yourself, and that’s now expanding with repair parts made available for the Galaxy S22 series and more.

January 10

Samsung January 2023 update rolling out for these Galaxy devices

While many are eagerly anticipating the upcoming launch of the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung is hard at work supporting its existing slate of phones with the newest security patch. A large chunk of Galaxy phones and tablets are already receiving the January 2023 Android security update — here’s the full list.

Latest Galaxy S23 Ultra leak teases 200MP main camera [Video]

Samsung is just a few weeks out from the launch of its Galaxy S23 series, and a fresh leak of the Galaxy S23 Ultra teases the 200MP camera for low-light shots.

January 17

Rumor: Samsung set to raise Galaxy S23 prices by $100 or more

The Galaxy S23 series is set to launch on February 1 with a few key upgrades, but it seems those will come at a cost. New pricing details we’ve heard suggest that Samsung is preparing for a significant price hike on the Galaxy S23.

January 24

Samsung’s smallest Galaxy S23 reportedly arriving with a brighter screen at 1,750 nits

In the Galaxy S lineup, the smallest base model has been getting the short end of the stick for the past few generations in many ways. But with the Galaxy S23, Samsung is at least matching the brightness of the screen on its smallest phone.

January 12

Samsung’s Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch’s ‘Camera Controller’ app gets new zoom function

An iconic feature of most smartwatches is the ability to remotely take photos on your phone by tapping your watch. With the Galaxy Watch series, users will soon be seeing an expansion with an option to zoom in and out using the Camera Controller app on the Watch 4 or Watch 5.

January 27

Latest Galaxy S23 leaks confirm ‘Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy,’ 12MP selfie camera on Ultra

The Galaxy S23 series is just days away from launch, and leaks continue to offer further clarification on specs – including a downgraded selfie camera on Galaxy S23 Ultra – and the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy” under the hood.

January 9

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to be used on all Galaxy S23 models, but held back by Samsung’s foundry

Here’s the good news: The Samsung Galaxy S23 series is expected to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 across all countries and models. The bad news? It might be held back by Samsung actually manufacturing the chip.

January 25

OnePlus 11R will launch in India alongside OnePlus 11

OnePlus has confirmed that alongside its upcoming flagship the OnePlus 11R will launch in India.

January 16

Samsung just confirmed One UI 5.1 is coming, and which phones will get it

After an extremely fast Android 13 rollout with One UI 5, Samsung is gearing up for the launch of One UI 5.1, and the company has just inadvertently confirmed that it’s right around the corner.

January 20

Pixel Live Wallpapers 2.1 ‘isn’t compatible’ on older phones [Update: Fixed]

Google last week released version 2.1 of Pixel Live Wallpapers, but the Play Store says the app is no longer compatible on older Pixel phones.

January 23

Galaxy S23 Ultra allegedly set to upgrade portrait video to match Apple’s iPhone

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 series won’t bring a ton of new features to the table, but a new rumor claims that the Galaxy S23 Ultra in particular will be upgrading portrait video to better match the iPhone’s version of the feature.

January 9

Samsung Galaxy S23 series seems set to raise base storage to 256GB for most buyers

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 series looks to be a pretty tame upgrade over the Galaxy S22 series, but it seems Samsung is ready to upgrade the base storage on its flagship phone for the first time in years.

January 16

Samsung will let you try Galaxy S23 early at these locations starting February 1

The Galaxy S23 series is set to launch on February 1, but probably won’t be shipping to customers for at least a few weeks. If you want to try the Galaxy S23 early, though, Samsung will have some options available.

January 18

Source: Galaxy S23 series will run on ‘Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy’

The Galaxy S23 series is set to launch on February 1 with a special version of the latest Snapdragon chip.

January 19

Pixel 3a postmortem: Reassessing the birth of the budget Pixel [Video]

Almost four years ago, Google deviated from the well-worn flagship path and released the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. The mid-rangers provided all of the best bits of the Pixel 3 but without the asking price to match.

Today

PSA: Google One VPN doesn’t work with Pixel 7 in Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2

There are always software-related risks and potential pain points when running preview software. Not everything works perfectly but the latest issue means that the Google One VPN for Pixel 7 is unavailable when running the Android 13 QPR2 Beta.

January 20

Spigen’s G-Shock-inspired Rugged Armor Pro for Pixel Watch arrives February

After quietly launching some of the first high-quality third-party accessories for Pixel Watch, Spigen has confirmed to 9to5Google that its popular Rugged Armor Pro integrated case and strap is coming to Google’s first wearable at some point in February.

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