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Android 9 Pie is reportedly causing quick charge issues for Google’s first-gen Pixel XL

Google released its next-generation operating system last week, titled Android 9 Pie for Pixel handsets. Sadly, it seems that owners of the first-generation Pixel XL smartphone are experiencing issues with fast charging since the update landed. The first generation Pixel XL natively supports fast charging, providing that a compatible ‘USB-PD’ …

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Samsung returns to the smartwatch market by introducing the LTE-powered Galaxy Watch

While Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2018 was headlined by the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 9 phablet alongside the Bixby-powered Galaxy Home smart speaker, the event itself marks a big expansion in the firm’s ecosystem. Prioritising “seamless connectivity between all devices,” Samsung has announced its return to the smartwatch market with the …

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RED gains FCC approval for Hydrogen One smartphone

Back in May, RED announced that its Hydrogen One smartphone had been delayed due to a technical hitch, despite getting two US carriers under its belt. Despite lacking a narrowed window of release, it looks like the handset isn’t far off now that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given …

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Huawei is in talks with VLC developers after being blacklisted due to “ridiculous” policies

VLC media player has received a slew of bad reviews on Google’s Play Store recently, reporting numerous bugs on Huawei devices. Developer VideoLAN has since blocked newer Huawei smartphones from downloading the application, blaming the manufacturer’s “ridiculous” new policy for all of the problems. Taking to Twitter, VideoLAN states that …

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Google launches last Beta for Android P before official release

Google might still be processing its record-breaking fine for its anti-competitive Android practices, but that hasn’t slowed development down on the latest version of the mobile operating system. The company has now pushed out its final preview of the upcoming Android P, accessible to users within the Android Beta Programme. …

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