Rumor: Google smartwatch coming in 2022 and becoming Apple Watch competitor

Google is still working on its own smartwatch, according to Business Insider. This watch, codenamed Rohan, may be the first Wear OS smartwatch with Fitbit integration, could be released in the spring and should compete with the Apple Watch. Rohan is to become Google’s first own smartwatch that the company has developed itself and markets … Read more

Android also automatically revokes permissions for old apps and games on older versions

Google is going to distribute an update to Play Services, which will automatically revoke permissions of unused apps and games on all devices from Android 6 and higher. It concerns a total of more than a billion devices on which the function will work, reports Google. Users can allow the permissions again via the settings … Read more

‘ProtonAOSP is the first custom rom to run stable on Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro’

Developer Danny Lin has released an update to ProtonAOSP that now fully supports the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. It is the first custom ROM for the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro that works stably, according to the developer. Developer Danny Lin of custom rom ProtonAOSP got the rom working on the new smartphones … Read more

Rumor: Motorola will be the first to put 200-megapixel camera sensor in a smartphone

The first phone with a 200-megapixel camera sensor would be from Motorola and will be released next year. This is reported by a well-known leaker. This will be followed by a model from Xiaomi, after which Samsung would start using the sensor in 2023. The subsidiary brand of Lenovo would thus be the first with … Read more

“Google Pixel 6a gets Tensor soc and primary camera sensor from older Pixels”

The upcoming Google Pixel 6a may get the same Tensor soc as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. 9to5Google reports this based on its own information. The phone would also get the same primary 12.2-megapixel camera that has been used in Google smartphones since the Pixel 3. The APK Insight team at 9to5Google said … Read more

Analogue to Start Delivering Pocket Handheld for Game Boy Games Dec 13

Analogue will begin shipping existing pre-orders for its Pocket handheld, which supports Game Boy cartridges, starting December 13. The manufacturer reports this in a blog post. The first copies will be delivered to the recipients in the following weeks. Manufacturer Analogue reports in a blog post that the Pocket will ship from December 13, but … Read more

Renders show Google Pixel 6a with smaller screen and Pixel 6-esque design

Well-known leaker OnLeaks has published renders of a Google Pixel 6a smartphone. The design of the phone resembles that of the regular Pixel 6. The Pixel 6a variant would have a smaller 6.2 “screen. It is not known when the phone will be released. The upcoming Google Pixel 6a is very similar to the larger … Read more

Google releases Pixel 6 update that improves fingerprint scanner

Google is releasing an update that should improve the performance of the optical fingerprint sensor of Pixel 6 phones. Users have been complaining for some time that it is slower and less accurate than expected. Not all users can download the software update yet, writes 9to5Google, which noted the update. Verizon only reports that the … Read more

Google will no longer release Pixel Fold in the first half of 2022

Google would not want to release the foldable Pixel Fold for the time being. The company would no longer like to release the phone this year or in 2022, Display Supply Chain Consultants writes. That confirmation comes from sources within Google’s supply chain, DSCC writes. Those companies are said to have said that in any … Read more

Google’s foldable Pixel phone will get Pixel 5 cameras and will appear in 2022

The upcoming foldable Google Pixel smartphone wouldn’t get the camera sensors of the latest Google Pixel 6 series. Instead, the phone may get the Pixel 5 series sensors. Presumably, Google chooses this because of the thickness of the Pixel 6 series. For the primary camera, Google’s folding Pixel gets the 12.2-megapixel sensor IMX363 from Sony. … Read more