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Month: December 2019

LG patent reveals tablet-sized detachable, flexible dual-screen phone cover

If you thought the LG G8X was an interesting device, you will find these recently leaked LG patents truly exciting. Spotted by LetsGoDigital, the patents reveal LG could be working on another smartphone dual-screen phone cover that is genuinely one of a kind. Related: LG G8X ThinQ review: A more practical — and affordable — ‘folding’ phone According to the patent, the case itself folds out into a tablet-sized display, unlike the company’s previous dual-screen implementation which is the same size as the smartphone display. This means the user would effectively have a large separate flexible display attached to their phone at all times. LetsGoDigital The cover appears to attach to the smartphone with a magnetic connector that looks quite similar to the Apple iPad Smart Cover with three data connector pins. Unlike similar covers, this one would wrap nearly all the way around the device to accommodate the flexible tablet-sized display. It’s important to note that patents don’t always make it to market. Just because a company files one doesn’t mean anything will come of it. Though this happens all the time, we would be really excited to see LG push the envelope with this one. More posts about LG When should you expect to receive Android 10? (Updated December 27) Team AA 5 days ago LG tipped to unveil V60 ThinQ at MWC 2020, complete with upgraded...

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Aim for a lucrative product manager position for just $31

If the CEO is considered the brains of an organization, the product manager is the beating heart that keeps everything working. It’s little wonder that companies in many industries are paying good money to find and retain people with these skills. If you want to make 2020 the year you jumpstart a career in this lucrative field, the Complete Become A Product Manager Certification Bundle is the ideal launchpad. This bundle is enormous. It contains 13 separate learning kits, each covering an essential aspect of product management. You’ll explore all the nooks and crannies of what it takes to drive a product from start to market successfully. One of the secret ingredients to becoming a great product manager is having a general knowledge of multiple fields. That’s why you’ll also receive technical training on tools like Google Analytics, HTML, CSS, and MySQL. You’ll have the skills to manage a product, and the technical know-how to drive a high-performing team. Best of all, you can train in your PJs without giving up your day job. Product Manager Bundle highlights: Project Management Fundamentals — $200 value The Complete MySQL Bootcamp — $199 value Advanced Product Management — $200 value Lean Management — $200 value Mastering Collaboration — $200 value Google Analytics Certification — $199 value If you tally up the individual kits together, there’s more than $2,000 of training. That said,...

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The best Android phones of the decade: 2010-2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we take our leave of the 2010s and enter into the 2020s. This is the first full decade that Android phones have been around, as the first Android phone didn’t pop up until 2008. As such, we thought we’d take a look back at the best Android phones of the decade, from the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2019. Below, we’ve picked the best smartphone from each year. Additionally, we also threw in some honorable mentions, as for some years it was very difficult to choose just one. Without further ado, here are the best Android phones of the decade! 2010: HTC Nexus One The HTC Nexus One wasn’t the first Android phone, but it was the first Nexus phone. It also was the first phone that Google sold in the then-unconventional manner of focusing on online direct sales of unlocked units, rather than relying on carriers. It also shipped with an easily unlockable bootloader, which made it a huge hit within the custom ROM community. Related: Ghosts of Nexus past: Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4 vs Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S vs Nexus One This is the only phone on this list with a trackball, a now long-gone smartphone feature. Although you didn’t need to use the trackball to navigate through the phone’s applications, it probably made people used to BlackBerry...

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Xiaomi delays its futuristic Mi Mix Alpha smartphone

We hope you weren’t expecting to get your hands on Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Mix Alpha any time soon. According to Abacus, Xiaomi has delayed its futuristic handheld, and the Chinese tech company currently doesn’t even have a release date planned. The device was initially expected to launch this month, but this delay pushes that back for an undisclosed amount of time. Xiaomi said it would release information as soon as possible, but that could mean anything. Xiaomi first confirmed the Mi Mix Alpha in September. Since then, we have seen information about the device’s triple-camera setup — which includes a 108MP shooter — and its 180.6% screen-to-body ratio. Xiaomi even showed off the physical device shortly after its announcement, and we know the device should retail for a whopping 20,000 yuan (~$2,800). We don’t exactly know what caused this delay, but given the device’s technical endeavors, there could be a million reasons Xiaomi would want to postpone the Mi Mix Alpha’s launch. All of those reasons are just speculation until we officially know more information. Android Authority has reached out to Xiaomi for comment but did not hear back by press time. More posts about Xiaomi Realme will now show ads in ColorOS: Here’s how to disable them Hadlee Simons 8 hours ago Redmi K30 review: Immense value in a difficult ecosystem David Imel 2 days ago When should...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update: Stable Android 10 update here for beta testers

Update: December 31, 2019 at 9:23 a.m. ET: Good news, beta testers! Samsung is now rolling out the stable Android 10/One UI 2.0 update to Galaxy Note 9 models that were enrolled in the beta testing program (h/t SamMobile). Because this is only an upgrade from beta to stable software, it’s small — weighing in at 100.35MB. The update comes with software version N960FXXU4DSLB and brings the December 2019 Android security patch. The update has been spotted in India but should also be rolling out to other regions that had access to the beta testing program, like the UK. We will let you know once Note 9 users running stable Android 9 receive the update. It shouldn’t be long now. To see if you have the update, navigate to Settings > Software update > Download and install and see what happens. Original: Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android update hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Galaxy Note 9 updates, including its current version, and when future updates are likely to arrive. Buy Galaxy Note 9 at Amazon Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update Current stable version: Android 9 Pie, Android 10 When will the Galaxy Note 9 get Android 10? January 2020 (estimated) The Galaxy Note 9 arrived with Android Oreo on August 24. It started to receive Android Pie, the latest version...

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