About the Author

Damien Wilde

@iamdamienwilde

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 expertise and focus lies in a number of beats including Android and OEM software updates, mobile applications, smartphone and accessory reviews, and just about anything that makes a true nerd tick.

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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Here’s every smartphone that officially supports Google Stadia mobile gameplay [Updated]

Google Stadia support is the only thing standing in the way of being able to play triple-A videogame titles no matter where you are — provided you have an active Wi-Fi or data connection.

YouTube on Android has gone through numerous changes and tweaks, and has plenty of ongoing UI tests. The latest looks to be a floating window for YouTube comments section when viewing videos on Android.

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September 17

Google’s upcoming Tensor chipset may end up lagging behind the current top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and even Samsung’s own Exynos 2100 chips and that is absolutely fine. The idea that Tensor needs to rival the best in the business is at best a fallacy.

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The high-profile partnership with Hasselblad made a big difference to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro camera setups, but with the latest OxygenOS 11.2.9.9 update, the device duo is gaining XPan mode.

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Renders of an affordably focused Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 have given us a glimpse at the Android tablet for the very first time.

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The Pixel exclusive “Hold for Me” feature that allows you to utilize the Google Assistant to hold the line until you are ready now appears to be expanding into Canada.

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September 16

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The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro could very well be the best Pixel devices to date, but we’re still waiting to see them unveiled — and then get our greasy mitts on the duo when they launch (hopefully) soon.

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September 15

Just over a year after being officially announced, Google’s Grace Hopper undersea cable has now officially arrived in Bude, Cornwall, UK.

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Xiaomi’s recent surge to second in the global smartphone manufacturer charts has been built upon the back of devices such as the 11T Pro and Mi 11 Ultra — but which is the better device?

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Xiaomi has now officially unveiled the 11T Pro and 11 Lite 5G NE, which continues the Mi 11 series without the “Mi” branding.

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LineageOS 18.1 support comes to ASUS ZenFone 8, more

Based upon Android 11, custom ROM LineageOS 18.1 has added support for more devices including the ASUS ZenFone 8.

YouTube for Android and iOS is now testing instant comment translations for comments, provided you have a Premium subscription plan.

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September 14

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Fairphone 4 renders and specs leak showing notable upgrades to the sustainable smartphone

Sustainable smartphones are few and far between, but after discontinuing the Fairphone 3, a new leak is giving us a glimpse at the follow-up Fairphone 4 in renders with some of the proposed specifications.

September 13

Listen to a short-form recap or roundup of all the top 9to5Google stories of the previous 24 hours. 9to5Google Daily is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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The hype train for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is really starting to gain momentum as Google kicks the marketing team into gear for what will be the biggest campaign in the history of the smartphone series. A soft series reboot and a host of new features means the Pixel 6 will be highly anticipated — at least by fans.

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Niagara Launcher v1.4 beta adds foldable device support, more

Foldable smartphones are starting to build up a head of steam, and with a new form factor there are bound to be some teething problems. Luckily, apps like the popular third-party launch Niagara are now slowly adding support for foldable smartphones like the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip series with the v1.4 beta.

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