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India is now a larger smartphone market than the US

China eclipsed the US as the largest smartphone market on Earth years ago, but now Americans can't even claim second place. Counterpoint Research estimates that India overtook the US to become the second-largest market, with 158 million phones shipp… Source: Engadget | India is now a larger smartphone market than the US

Watch Google's upcoming AirDrop-style file sharing in action

It's been a while since we've heard anything about Fast Share, Google's upcoming take on AirDrop. But based on a new hands-on video, it looks like you may soon be able to check out the file-sharing feature on your Android phone. Now known as Nearby S… Source: Engadget | Watch Google's upcoming AirDrop-style file sharing …

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Samsung's rugged Galaxy XCover Pro includes a swappable battery

If you're pining for the days of phones with swappable batteries and durable bodies, relief is at hand — at least, if you're willing to import from a Nordic country. Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy XCover Pro, a mid-tier rugged phone that's only exp… Source: Engadget | Samsung's rugged Galaxy XCover Pro includes a swappable …

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FCC crackdown on cellphone subsidies leaves millions without service

The Ajit Pai-era FCC has spent much of its energy cracking down on claimed abuses of the Lifeline subsidy program, but this anti-fraud effort may be hurting low-income households more than it helps. The investigative news outlet Center for Public In… Source: Engadget | FCC crackdown on cellphone subsidies leaves millions without service

Motorola's foldable display RAZR leaks in first official-looking images

Perennial leaker Evan Blass has shared what looks like our first offical look at Motorola's upcoming foldable display RAZR phone. In contrast to the fan render Motorola used to tease the phone back May, the image Blass shared appears to be an officia… Source: Engadget | Motorola's foldable display RAZR leaks in first official-looking images

Apple warns iPhone 5 owners to update if they want to stay online

if you're still clinging to your iPhone 5 for dear life, you'll want to be sure it's running the latest available software — the consequences could be serious if you don't. Apple has started warning iPhone 5 owners with full-screen alerts that they… Source: Engadget | Apple warns iPhone 5 owners to update if they …

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Samsung's fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning will roll out soon

Samsung is acting on its promise to fix its fingerprint reader security flaw. The tech firm is alerting Galaxy S10, S10+, Note 10 and Note 10+ owners that it'll send a notification for the patch "within 24 hours" (clearly less time than that as you… Source: Engadget | Samsung's fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning …

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Apple releases fix for iOS 13's battery drain and Siri issues

Apple is still racing to fix iOS bugs days after the release of its latest iPhones. The tech giant has released an iOS 13.1.1 update (plus a corresponding iPadOS 13.1.1 version) that tackles a number of glaring problems. The most notable is a fix f… Source: Engadget | Apple releases fix for iOS 13's battery …

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PC-to-mobile game streaming arrives on the Galaxy Note 10

Samsung's PlayGalaxy PC-to-mobile game streaming app is ready to roll, provided you have the right hardware. The tech giant has released PlayGalaxy Link in the US and South Korea for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners who want to play computer-quali… Source: Engadget | PC-to-mobile game streaming arrives on the Galaxy Note 10

Android 10 may reach Pixel phones on September 3rd

It's been months since Google started testing Android Q (now Android 10), so where's the finished version? If you believe Canadian carriers, it's right around the corner. Both Rogers (since pulled) and Telus have posted support documents indicating… Source: Engadget | Android 10 may reach Pixel phones on September 3rd

Huawei's flagship Mate 30 arrives on September 19th

Huawei will unveil its flagship Mate 30 smartphone in Munich, Germany on September 19th, it has confirmed in a tweet and short video. The tagline "Rethink Possibilities" sounds very appropriate, as the company reportedly won't be able to sell the dev… Source: Engadget | Huawei's flagship Mate 30 arrives on September 19th

Samsung's next wireless earbuds could charge on the Galaxy S10

Samsung might pip Apple to the post with wirelessly charged earbuds. WinFuture has obtained images that show the hinted-at Galaxy Buds charging on the back of the Galaxy S10, apparently confirming both a wireless charging case for the earbuds as wel… Source: Engadget | Samsung's next wireless earbuds could charge on the Galaxy S10

Apple's 2020 iPhones may use laser-assisted 3D cameras

Apple's plans to improve iPhone photography might go well beyond adding a third rear camera. Bloomberg sources say the tech giant is developing a 3D camera system that uses a laser scanner to capture depth information at distances much greater than… Source: Engadget | Apple's 2020 iPhones may use laser-assisted 3D cameras

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