Sony Imx989: A Gigantic Smartphone Camera Sensor

Sony IMX989: A Gigantic Smartphone Camera Sensor

The upcoming Xiaomi 12S Ultra will feature a primary camera powered by the 1-inch type Sony IMX989 camera sensor. Previously, the Sony Xperia PRO-I smartphone and a few others also featured a sensor of similar size. Still, the IMX989 is a new sensor “built for smartphones,” and Xiaomi had some design inputs (including financial) according to the Chinese OEM.

We recently named the Xiaomi 12 Pro as one of the best camera-phone of 2022, so you should pay attention to the brand’s upcoming “camera-first” phone.

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Google 'switch To Android' App, For Ios

Google 'Switch To Android' App, for iOS

Switching from one OS to another is a significant friction point for consumers at multiple levels, including moving user data, getting used to the new user experience, and perhaps the availability of the applications.

Today, Google makes it easier for iOS users to move their data from iOS to Android thanks to the free Switch to Android iOS app.

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Vivo X Fold Android Folding Phone

Vivo X Fold Android Folding Phone

The new Vivo X Fold is another sign that foldable phones are becoming more common as retail products after a few years of existence. The current usage model is now well-understood, and the foldable display technology is now available to more manufacturers.

The 8-inch primary foldable 2K OLED display uses LTPO 3.0 technology that allows a 1-120Hz variable rate. The 6.53-inch cover OLED display is pretty large, and both are larger than the Z Fold3 displays. This makes the Vivo X Fold a genuine alternative to Samsung’s star foldable.

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Sony Debuts Its Brand New Revamped Playstation Plus Subscription Service

Sony Debuts Its Brand New Revamped PlayStation Plus Subscription Service

So it has been rumored for a while now that Sony is working on a new subscription service that would be similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. Sure enough it looks like the new service has been announced but instead of giving it a new name, Sony has decided to continue using the PlayStation Plus branding.

For those unfamiliar, PlayStation Plus originally debuted back in 2010 and was required by Sony if gamers wanted to play their games online with others. However, with this revamp, Sony has added some new tiers that will provide additional benefits such as access to a library of games as well as streaming.

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The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Sequel Delayed To 2023

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Delayed To 2023

It has been a couple of years since Nintendo confirmed that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was in development. The game was originally expected to be released in 2022, but now it turns out that the game has since been delayed to the spring of 2023.

This is according to a video released by Nintendo where the game’s producer Eiji Aonuma announced the delay. According to Aonuma, “We have decided to extend our development a bit and change the release to Spring 2023. In order to make this game’s experience something special, the entire development team is working diligently on this game, so please wait a while longer.”

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Android Beta Users Will Soon Be Able To Exit Beta Without Wiping Their Devices

Android Beta Users Will Soon Be Able To Exit Beta Without Wiping Their Devices

One of the reasons why it has been suggested that if you take part in Google’s Android Beta program, that you do it on a device that isn’t your daily driver or your primary one. This is because first of all, there might be bugs and issues that could affect your experience and usage.

Secondly, when you exit the beta you will need to wipe your device, which obviously if this is your primary phone, will be troublesome especially if you forgot to backup. However, there is some good news on that front because according to Google, moving forwards when beta devices eventually receive the official stable release, they will be able to opt-out of the beta without having to wipe their devices.

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Steelseries Debuts New Game Controller For Android And Chrome Os Devices

SteelSeries Debuts New Game Controller For Android And Chrome OS Devices

There are many gaming controllers available for mobile, but since usually these controllers try to appeal to as many gamers on as many platforms as possible, sometimes you do lose out on certain OS-specific features.

For Android and Chrome OS gamers who are looking for a more dedicated controller, you might be interested to learn that SteelSeries has announced its new gaming controller, the Stratus+. This is aimed at both Android and Chromebook users and will come with features like Bluetooth LE connectivity, a phone mount so you have an easier way of hooking up your phone while you game, ALPS analog thumbsticks, and hall effect triggers.

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Latest Nintendo Switch Update Lets Users Sort Games Into Folders

Latest Nintendo Switch Update Lets Users Sort Games Into Folders

If you happen to own a lot of games on your Nintendo Switch, you basically have quite a lot of games you’ll have to scroll through to find the one you want to play. However, the good news is that in the latest update to the Switch which brings it up to version 14.0.0, gamers will now be able to sort games into folders.

This is a feature that gamers have long been asking for, especially since consoles like the Nintendo 3DS already offered that feature to users, so it was unclear what took Nintendo this long to bring it to the Switch, especially since it feels like such a basic feature to have. But we suppose better late than never, right?

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5g Affordable Android Phone

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Affordable Android Phone

With the newly announced Galaxy A53 5G smartphone, Samsung updates its ~$450 smartphone offering, a high-volume segment particularly popular with younger users.

Based on the official specs, this handset does a good job bringing the look and feel of more expensive phones down to that market segment.

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Animated Tekken Series Coming To Netflix Later This Year

Animated Tekken Series Coming To Netflix Later This Year

In the past, movies and TV shows based around video games haven’t done particularly well, but it seems that Netflix’s persistence has paid off because so far, the various adaptations the company has put out have been pretty well-received. We’re talking about series based on games like Castlevania, Dota 2, and League of Legends, just to name a few.

Now it looks like we can look forward to another adaptation in the form of Bandai’s Tekken series. This was announced by Netflix on their Twitter page where the company has revealed that the series is expected to be made available later this year, but they stopped short of mentioning when exactly it will be released.

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Google Will Soon Let Android User Archive Apps Instead Of Deleting Them

Google Will Soon Let Android User Archive Apps Instead Of Deleting Them

What this means is that instead of the app completely being deleted off your phone, you will be able to just archive them. According to Google, this method will help you save 60% of app storage, which we know isn’t 100% and might not necessarily be enough for some users, but for those who still have storage to spare, this could be an alternative.

According to Google, “Archiving is a new functionality that will allow users to reclaim ~60% of app storage temporarily by removing parts of the app rather than uninstalling it completely. An archived app will remain on the device and can easily be restored to the latest available compatible version, whilst preserving the user data.”

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Sony And Honda Just Signed A Deal To Build Evs Together

Sony And Honda Just Signed A Deal To Build EVs Together

Back in the day when it came to cars, you’d have your usual players like Toyota, GM, Honda, Ford, and so on. However, these days it looks like more tech companies are interested in dipping their feet in the automotive market. We’ve seen some of this ambition with dashboard systems like Android Auto and CarPlay, but it seems that this could grow into something bigger.

According to a recent report from Nikki Asia, it turns out that both Sony and Honda have entered into a memorandum of understanding with each other. This will result in a joint venture where both companies will work together to help develop and sell electric vehicles. It is also being billed as an open partnership that will also allow other companies to participate.

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Samsung Responds To Claims That It Throttles Non - Game Android Apps

Samsung Responds To Claims That It Throttles Non-Game Android Apps

Samsung has since responded to those claims in a statement that reads, “Our priority is to deliver the best mobile experience for consumers. The Game Optimizing Service (GOS) has been designed to help game apps achieve a great performance while managing device temperature effectively. GOS does not manage the performance of non-gaming apps.”

One of the main outcries for this is because this isn’t the first time that phone makers, not just Android phone makers, have been accused of throttling their devices. While there are a variety of reasons that we’ve heard over the years, the lack of communication and transparency is one of the reasons why this isn’t going down well.

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Mediatek Dimensity 8000 Processors For Android Phones Introduced @ Mwc

MediaTek Dimensity 8000 Processors for Android Phones Introduced @ MWC

MWC 2022 was the perfect place for MediaTek to launch its new Dimensity 8000 series of processors (official page), consisting (for now) of two models, the 8000 and 8100. They can be considered a replacement for last year’s Dimensity 1200 series.

These new chips will serve a premium 5G smartphone market that is more affordable than flagship (=most expensive) phones that MediaTek can power using its Dimensity 9000 series.

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