About the Author

Damien Wilde


Damien is resident Video Producer and has over a decade of UK media experience working within the sports industry and with numerous sports-focused publications — including golfing publication National Club Golfer — prior to joining the 9to5Google team.

After completing a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Hull with a major focus on data analytics and UX, he joined the Press Association (now PA Media), developing growing sports data products for the Barclay’s Premier League including the ACTIM Index which evolved into the EA Sports Player Performance Index.

While working with the UK’s largest media agency, he attained a Masters in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University in 2014 where a love affair with all things videography began with a stint in student TV. A major interest and in-depth know-how of technology and videography have seen Damien lead 9to5Google’s official YouTube channel since 2018 and has hosted the 9to5Google Daily podcast since 2019.

Damien’s expertise and focus area lie in a number of beats including Android and OEM software updates, mobile applications, smartphone and accessory reviews, and just about anything that makes a mobile nerd tick. He says that he is “platform agnostic” despite primarily using Android devices and attempts to regularly test the iOS waters to better understand the nuances of the tech he covers on a day-to-day basis.

Outside of the tech space Damien is an avid supporter of his boyhood soccer team Hull City and is even a fully qualified Barista — with 3 years of experience making speciality coffee no less. Be sure to follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram for insights and upcoming video updates, you can also check out all of his video gear on his dedicated Kit.co page.

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We’re getting another look at the upcoming OnePlus 11 series courtesy of proposed official devices renders that showcase the upcoming design changes, colors, and the return of Hasselblad branding.

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December 1

The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro official cases are similar to the previous generation, but considering the Pixel 6 official accessory had a fatal flaw, have things been improved?

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Google has announced that as part of its expanded Accessibility functions, Android is gaining a new Reading mode capable of turning websites and other content into easier-to-read formats.

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November 30

As technology has infiltrated almost all facets of our lives, you’re probably carrying all manner of items every day. Over time, your everday carry, or EDC, will become honed and tailored to you and your Android phone.

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OxygenOS C.22 brings November patch to OnePlus 10 Pro

OxygenOS C.22 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 10 Pro with a number of fixes and the November 2022 security patch.

Just a week on from an early tease, Carl Pei has confirmed that the Nothing OS Android 13 open beta is set to come to the Nothing Phone (1) in “two weeks.”

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OnePlus has confirmed that “selected devices launched in 2023” will now receive 4 OS updates and five years of “regular” security patches.

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November 29

During the launch keynote, Google touted two features as “coming soon.” One of those, the free “VPN by Google One” now appears to be rolling out early for Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.

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Whether it’s intentional or not, over the past few years Google has been following a tried and true path first taken by Apple when it comes to its smartphone endeavours. The Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are similar devices but how do they stack up? Here’s everything you need to know.

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An apparent official press render has lifted some of the mystery of the upcoming affordably priced Samsung Galaxy A14.

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Google Doodle kicks off the final group stage games of World Cup 2022

After honoring the start of the 2022 World Cup, the latest animated Google Doodle highlights some of the final phases of the initial group stage at the world’s biggest sporting event.

November 28

HMD Global has refreshed its affordable Android tablet lineup with the quiet launch of the Nokia T21 in selected markets, which comes after an initial release in Indonesia back in September.

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November 26

Getting a high-quality 4K video projector is easier than it has been in recent years thanks to options like the Xgimi Horizon 4K Pro, which offers a full suite of features in a fairly compact package.

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November 25

Google has had a number of near misses with product lineups over the years. Lackluster quality control or problematic areas have always let things down a little. 2022 has seen an inward look and closer attention paid to the finer details, and the Pixel 7 series is a testament to that and to a somewhat greater extent, so are the Pixel Buds Pro earbuds.

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November 24

Just a few short days after launching the top-tier Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, Qualcomm has quietly unveiled the Snapdragon 782G mid-ranger chipset for Android devices.

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November 23

There is more to your home than meets the eye. Some of your regular old appliances and non-smart technology can tap into the power of the Google Assistant, and we have the perfect gifts to turn friends, relatives, or your own home into a certified Google smart home.

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Carl Pei has taken to Twitter to tease Nothing OS 1.5.0, which looks to be based upon Android 13, with an upcoming beta for Phone (1) likely coming “soon” according to the company founder.

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Honor has officially unveiled the Magic Vs, its foldable for late 2022 and early 2023 with a number of improvements and an enticingly low entry-price.

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Here’s every smartphone confirmed to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip

After Qualcomm announced and detailed the brand-new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, it didn’t take long for Android OEMs to confirm that they will slap the latest and greatest CPU in their smartphones. Here’s what you need to know.

The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered smartphone is now official. The terribly named Vivo X90 Pro+ has been unveiled in China alongside the X90 Pro and X90.

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