Bluetooth headphones are everywhere these days. Most of them – many of which sit in the affordable range – provide passable, mediocre sound and varying degrees of battery life. Both are oftentimes better than the earphone counterparts, but it is difficult to get excited about these products in general anymore. The last time I enjoyed a pair of wireless headphones was when I reviewed the Phiaton BT 390, which continues to be one of my top recommendations for anyone needing something under $ 100, thanks to its impressive battery life and solid sound quality.
There’s a new beta update to the Google app making the rounds. Like so many others, this one doesn’t bring a lot of changes when it is first installed, but there are plenty of bigger things under the surface waiting to break out. While you can begin donating images to Google Lens today, the future also promises to have smart displays with shopping and YouTube suggestions, more places to set your default output devices for Assistant, and more.
Google app v7.21 beta adds image donations to Lens, prepares for shopping on smart displays, making the Assistant repeat after you, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Xiaomi devices consistently offer great hardware at low prices, but the company’s MIUI skin isn’t everyone’s favorite. So when the Android One-powered Mi A1 debuted, it was met with heaps of praise. A couple of days ago, Xiaomi ran a poll on Twitter asking its followers whether they preferred MIUI or Android One.
[MIUwhy] Xiaomi deletes Twitter poll after its own MIUI loses to Android One was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Amazon announced earlier this week that lockscreen ads won’t be present on newly-purchased Prime Exclusive devices and an update is rolling out to the Amazon Offers app to disable them on existing handsets. If you don’t want to wait, you can sideload that update right now.
Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones program has been a great way to grab an Android device on the cheap since its introduction in 2016, but the discount has always come with some compromise: a locked bootloader, Amazon-flavored bloatware, and—perhaps most annoyingly—ads on your lockscreen.
Lockscreen ad-disabling APK for Amazon Prime Exclusive phones is available now was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
If you’re a frequent patron of your local cinemas, you’ve likely heard of MoviePass, the service that gives you a movie theater ticket a day (with restrictions, of course) for a monthly cost. If you haven’t heard of the service before or aren’t generally interested in enduring the inconveniences involved with going to a theater, maybe this will pique your interest: MoviePass has just announced a new annual plan that works out to a slight savings of $ 0.34 a month.
MoviePass announces new annual plan that costs nearly the same but includes a free year of Fandor was written by the awesome team at Android Police.