This week's top stories Overview Updated September 11, 2021

This week's top stories

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202 'Top Stories' stories

April 2016 - September 2021


Top Stories Stories September 11

In this week’s top stories: advertising campaign begins for the Pixel 6, Google revamps its Weather applet, Android 12 Beta 5 releases, and more.

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Top Stories Stories September 4

In this week’s top stories: Google sends out another wave of “Pixel Superfans” invites, Assistant readies a way to skip saying “Hey Google,” Messages rolls out a new attachments picker, and more.

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Top Stories Stories August 21

In this week’s top stories: Google Chrome redesigns its Incognito landing page, Pixel 5a hits reviewers hands, Android Auto wireless dongle seeks crowdfunding, and more.

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Top Stories Stories August 14

In this week’s top stories: Pixel 6 hinted to have a 50MP camera, Android 12 shows an “Ongoing call” chip, Fossil teases Gen 6 watches, and more.

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Top Stories Stories July 17

In this week’s top stories: Google Camera app points to some more differences between the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, official Galaxy Watch 4 specs and images appear on Amazon, Android 12 Beta 3 releases for Pixel phones, and more.

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Top Stories Stories June 26

In this week’s top stories: recent Google app update causes frequent crashes, Samsung teases a “new era” for smartwatches, Google Play makes a push for Wear OS, Google TV, and Android Auto apps.

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Top Stories Stories May 29

In this week’s top stories: Fuchsia OS begins rolling out to the first-gen Nest Hub, Google Weather gets a redesign on Android, Fitbit prepares snore and noise detection, and more.

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Top Stories Stories May 22

In this week’s top stories: Google Phone gains a new Caller ID announcement feature, Android 12 Beta 1 arrives for Pixels and beyond, Nest Thermostats gain a C wire adapter, and more.

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Top Stories Stories May 8

In this week’s top stories: a comment from a Googler mentions upcoming Pixels with Whitechapel chips, a simple gadget makes it possible to use fast charging and Android Auto simultaneously, Google tweet leaks Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds, and more.

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Top Stories Stories May 1

In this week’s top stories: Google Messages gains an alternate One UI-inspired design, the Chromecast with Google TV gets an April update, Samsung begins rolling out its May 2021 patch, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 24

In this week’s top stories: we compare the Apple TV versus the Chromecast with Google TV, Android 12 gets its third developer preview, the Pixel 5a’s chipset gets leaked, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 17

In this week’s top stories: Play Movies & TV app to be shut down on Roku and other smart TVs, Android Auto gains a manual day/night toggle, we offer first impressions of the OnePlus Watch, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 10

In this week’s top stories: Google Play Music gets one last update on Android, Apple explains why they haven’t brought iMessage to Android, “Pixel 5a 5G” confirmed by Google for later this year, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 3

In this week’s top stories: the Pixel 6 is set to run on a Google-made chip, the existence of the “Pixel Buds A” is leaked, and Samsung’s April 2021 security update rolls out.

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Top Stories Stories March 27

In this week’s top stories: Chrome and WebView cause many Android apps to crash, Google launches WifiNanScan for developers to experiment, we settle whether the OnePlus 9 Pro is worth upgrading to from the OnePlus 8 Pro, and more.

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Top Stories Stories March 20

In this week’s top stories: Google Home app adds Nest Wifi usage history, Pixel brand loyalty reportedly drops, OnePlus Watch won’t run Wear OS after all, and more.

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Top Stories Stories March 13

In this week’s top stories: AAWireless dongle for wireless Android Auto begins shipping, Google Fit launches its camera-based heart and respiratory readings, Pixel 6 poised to move its hole punch camera, and more.

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Top Stories Stories March 6

In this week’s top stories: Pixel phones get their March Feature Drop, Google shows off the ability for the Pixel 5 to take photos underwater, Nest Hub series gains new clock faces, and more.

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Top Stories Stories February 20

In this week’s top stories: Google releases its first preview of Android 12, Samsung is purportedly killing the most background apps, Pixel phones poised to gain face-based Auto-Rotate, and more.

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Top Stories Stories February 13

In this week’s top stories: Android 12 leak reveals a radical new design, the Google Pixel Buds receive their first firmware update of 2021, Samsung continues to put ads on their flagship Galaxy phones, and more.

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Top Stories Stories February 6

In this week’s top stories: Google Pixel phones gain a new collection of ‘Curated Culture’ wallpapers, the February Android security patch arrives, OnePlus 7 series gets its last Android 10 based update, and more.

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Top Stories Stories January 16

In this week’s top stories: we help the Google Assistant go Super Saiyan in Dragon Ball Z easter egg, take an early look at an upcoming revamp of Nova Launcher, catalog the best new features of OnePlus’s OxygenOS 11.0 update, and more.

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Top Stories Stories January 9

In this week’s top stories: One UI 3.0 loses the option to hide the camera notch, the January 2021 security update arrives for Google Pixel phones, a likely Nest Hub successor passes through the FCC, and more.

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Top Stories Stories December 5, 2020

In this week’s top stories: the Google Play Store showcases the best apps and games of 2020, Fossil’s Wear OS watches get an update, Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 888, and more.

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Top Stories Stories November 22, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google Pay gets a massive overhaul and a new app, Android TV unofficially arrives in a way that’s perfect for older Windows PCs, Nvidia Shield TV gets an update, and more.

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Top Stories Stories November 14, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google Photos lays out a plan to discontinue its free tier, we go hands-on with the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, YouTube Premium promo offers free Stadia Premiere Edition bundle, and more.

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Top Stories Stories November 7, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google runs a “Pixel 5 $5G” sweepstakes, Google One rolls out a VPN for Android, we walk you through how to get some of Google’s older app icons back, and more.

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Top Stories Stories October 24, 2020

In this week’s top stories: the Pixel 5 gets off to a rocky start with potential design flaws and an unexpected “flashing dot,” we share our thoughts on the new Chromecast with Google TV, the new Google Workspace icons begin appearing, and more.

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Top Stories Stories October 17, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google officially shuts down music sales in the Play Store, Carl Pei leaves OnePlus, Google Camera 8.0 can be installed on older Pixels, and more.

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Top Stories Stories October 10, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google Wifi makes a comeback at a more affordable price point, Gmail Go briefly becomes available to all Android devices, the OnePlus 8T’s design is shown in detail, and more.

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Top Stories Stories October 3, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google formally announces the Pixel 5 along with a variety of other new hardware, we get an in-depth look at Google TV and the services it can integrate with, OxygenOS 10.0.08 releases for the OnePlus 7, and more.

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Top Stories Stories September 26, 2020

In this week’s top stories: numerous official renders of the Google Pixel 5 leak out, we talk about what to expect at Wednesday’s Launch Night In, OnePlus Messages arrives in the Play Store, and more.

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Top Stories Stories September 19, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google’s ‘Phone’ app for Android gets renamed, new images leak of the upcoming “Google TV” powered Chromecast, renders appear for the OnePlus 8T, and more.

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Top Stories Stories September 12, 2020

In this week’s top stories: a new leak of the Google Pixel 5 shows an interesting “Pixel 5s” name, the Pixel 4a arrives in more countries worldwide, a new Nest Thermostat shows up at the FCC, and more.

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Top Stories Stories September 5, 2020

In this week’s top stories: the upcoming Made by Google Android TV dongle gets price leaked, Samsung smartphones drop from the top 10 bestsellers list, official LineageOS support arrives for Pixel 2, 3a, & 4 series, and more.

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Top Stories Stories August 22, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Wireless Android Auto coming to all Android 11 phones, new Google Pixel 5 renders leak, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is reviewed, and more.

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Top Stories Stories August 15, 2020

In this week’s top stories: our Damien Wilde goes hands-on with OxygenOS 11, the Pixel 4a brings a new battery-centric “Eclipse” live wallpaper, the Google Home app gains “advanced networking” features from Google Wifi, and more.

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Top Stories Stories August 8, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google sends notices for a Google+ class action lawsuit settlement, the Pixel 5 may have gotten its launch date leaked, OnePlus teases Android 11 based HydrogenOS, and more.

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Top Stories Stories August 1, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google begins teasing the unveiling of the Pixel 4a on August 3rd, the ‘Pixel 5a’ shows up in an Android code comment, Google Camera 7.5 teases potential new photography features for the Pixel 5, and more.

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Top Stories Stories July 25, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Samsung opens pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 20, Oppo teases their next smartwatch built on Google’s Wear OS, AT&T sends upgrade warning to its customers entirely too early, and more.

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Top Stories Stories July 18, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google reveals a bold redesign of Gmail for desktop and Android with Chat integration, the Google Store leaks a render of the Pixel 4a, the specs for the upcoming OnePlus Nord are confirmed, and more.

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Top Stories Stories July 11, 2020

In this week’s top stories: the Google app confirms the “Pixel 4a (5G)” and “Pixel 5,” Android 11 Beta 2 arrives for Pixel phones, more Nest controls previewed for the Google Home app, and more.

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Top Stories Stories July 4, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Renders and specs arrive for the upcoming Motorola Moto G 5G / Plus, “OnePlus Pods” true wireless earbuds leak looking like AirPods, Google Photos stops backing up saved photos from social media apps, and more.

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Top Stories Stories June 27, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google may soon be facing a class action lawsuit from Pixel 3 owners, Xiaomi’s Mi TV Stick retail listings leak series of Android TV dongles, Google’s own Android TV dongle gets leaked once again, and more.

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Top Stories Stories June 13, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Google Stadia picks up official support for the OnePlus 5, 6, & 7 series, the Adobe Photoshop Camera app launches on Android, our Damien Wilde reviews the affordable Nokia 5.3 phone, and more.

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Top Stories Stories June 6, 2020

In this week’s top stories: The Android 11 Beta arrives early for a few lucky people, a method has been discovered to brick some Android phones simply by changing the wallpaper, we revisit the OnePlus 7T, and more.

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Top Stories Stories May 23, 2020

This week’s top stories: Pixel 4a survey, Google app dark mode, Play Music transfers, more

In this week’s top stories: a new survey strongly hints at the Google Pixel 4a and Pixel 5, dark mode for the Google app on Android 10+ and iOS becomes official, Google opens early access transfers from Play Music and YouTube Music, and more.

Top Stories Stories May 16, 2020

In this week’s top stories: the Google Home and Google Maps apps each get minor redesigns, wallpapers leak out from the Pixel 4a, we share thoughts on returning to the Pixel 4, and more.

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