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Damien Wilde

@iamdamienwilde

Damien is 9to5Google’s resident Video Producer and proud Yorkshireman.

Be sure to follow him on Twitter for insights and upcoming video updates, a word of warning though, you can also expect lots of football (soccer) talk.

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9to5Google Daily 353: First Google Pixel ‘Feature Drop’ announced, Galaxy S11 leaks

Listen to a recap of all the top 9to5Google stories of the day. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

If you have multiple calendars on your Google Calendar app on your phone, then you’ll know the pain of not being able to move events between calendars.

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[Update: More countries] Google is sending out 20% Google Store discount codes to Local Guides in the UK

The Local Guides program is a great way for Google to encourage people to contribute to Google Maps with reviews, photos, and more. As a thank you, some Local Guide contributors are now receiving 20% discount codes for purchases made on the Google Store right in time for the holidays.

The very first hands-on image leak of the alleged Galaxy S11 has now surfaced, although you would be hard-pressed to work out just what you’re looking at given the quality of the leaked images.

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The Google Opinion Rewards app really is a great little way to receive free Play Store credits to go toward apps, games, music, and movies just for answering some simple surveys and questionnaires.

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[Update: Now available] OnePlus TV update brings Netflix along w/ further fixes

The OnePlus TV is now receiving an update that will bring Netflix support among a host of other fixes for the India-only smart TV.

December 7

Renders of a supposed OnePlus 8 Lite have now been leaked and showcase what could be a mid-range OnePlus phone with some interesting hardware inclusions.

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December 6

We collated some of our favorite and best Pixel 4 and 4 XL cases and covers, having tested a fair few since the official launch of the 2019 Made by Google smartphones.

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WhatsApp gains reminders function thanks to Any.do integration

The immensely popular instant messenger WhatsApp has now gained Any.do integration — giving you the ability to create tasks, get reminders, and more, all from within the app.

The Android 10 update is now rolling out for HMD Global’s experimental flagship, the Nokia 9 PureView.

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HMD Global has unveiled its latest budget Android One smartphone in the form of the Nokia 2.3.

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December 5

9to5Google Daily 352: Google Recorder now available for more Pixels

Listen to a recap of all the top 9to5Google stories of the day. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

As per a previous Android 10 roadmap for Sony devices, it appears that the OS update is rolling out for the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 right now.

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Fans and owners of the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T, the wait is over as the stable Android 10 OTA update is now rolling out.

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December 4

9to5Google Daily 351: Sundar Pichai is now the CEO of Google and Alphabet

Listen to a recap of all the top 9to5Google stories of the day. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

Motorola has officially announced the Motorola One Hyper, a mid-range smartphone that comes with some surprising specs.

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Dark mode now rolling out for Google Tasks on iOS

The dedicated dark mode is rolling out for Google Tasks on iOS.

You can now get daily Santa’s Village updates from the Google Assistant

Today Google has announced a new partnership with Santa’s Village to provide you with daily updates of all of the news from the North Pole and the Santa tracker simply by asking the Google Assistant.

The T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10+ 5G set to ship with Android 10 out of the box

While we await the full Android 10 update for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ globally, the newly released Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is set to ship with Android 10 out of the box from T-Mobile.

December 3

After years on the fringes of the budget and affordable segment, Motorola has announced plans to re-enter the premium smartphone space.

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