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[TA Deals] Learn to build websites with this complete web developer bundle! (91% off)

Want to learn to build websites? Talk Android Deals is offering a bundle that will show you how to craft up 25 different sites to learn how things work and kickstart your hobby. You might even be able to turn that into a career, too. There’s a ton of content here, showing you how to […]

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Google buys up some of Fossil’s Wear OS development team and IP

Google still maintains Wear OS and even recently rebranded the smartwatch platform, but there’s no Pixel Watch or other halo product that the company actually offers. If you want Wear OS, you have to buy from a third-party OEM that uses Google’s software. That’s how most users buy their Android phones, but at least the […]

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Samsung rolls out January 2019 Security Patch for Galaxy A5 2017

The latest monthly OTA is available for the 2017 model of the Samsung Galaxy A5. Thus, you can now apply and use the January 2019 Security patch on your own device – the firmware is OTA available and is currently pushed out in several markets around the world. Therefore, if you haven’t received the update […]

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Galaxy A5 2016 is receiving January 2019 Security Patch

Even though we’re not talking about a major update and even though the Galaxy A5 2016 will no longer receive important Android support from Samsung, at least not for long, a new firmware is available for your device. Well, the new OS brings the January 2019 Security patch meaning that you can now secure your […]

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Samsung could launch a Galaxy S10+ with 10GB RAM, 1TB of storage, and a ceramic finish

The Galaxy S10 leaks are increasing in frequency in the run-up to Samsung’s Unpacked launch event in San Francisco on February 20th. The latest leaked render shows three Galaxy S10 variants encased in transparent protection and now details about the top of the range Galaxy S10+ handset that features a ton of RAM, storage, and […]

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Here’s a look at the Galaxy S10 lineup

There’s less than a month to go until Samsung officially takes the wraps off of its Galaxy S10 flagships on February 20th in San Francisco, where we expect Korean electronics giant to announced at least three variants. As you might expect, we’ll see an increased number of leaks in the run up to the launch, one […]

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Mattell’s classic UNO card game is now available on the Play Store

Back in the days before the internet and smartphones, I spent many a Sunday afternoon playing cards and board games with the rest of the family. Nowadays, you need not carry around a pack of UNO cards to snatch a quick game, you can play UNO online via Facebook or by downloading the recently released mobile app […]

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410: Shoes Are The New Wearable

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik are joined by fellow Android Central writer and Smartwatch aficionado Joe Maring to talk about everything that’s new in wearable tech and Google Wear OS. Nike has announced a new pair of self-lacing shoes, and Withings has a $70 watch that boasts 18 months of battery life. Mobvoi and Kate Spade have new watches as well.

Most significantly, Google has announced a 40 million dollar investment in tech from Fossil, and has acquired part of their R&D team. Is this a harbinger of a Pixel Watch, or just an example of Google helping build momentum behind Wear OS?

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Need a gimbal for your phone? Tomtop has a few on sale (Promoted)

Smartphone cameras are incredible things to be sure. Not only is the quality getting better with each generation, but the technology behind the lens improves too. The video we shoot today far surpasses what was possible just a few years back.

While we’re increasingly impressed by artificial intelligence, optical image stabilization, dual-cameras, and all the other tech, things could get better. Rather, we could still use some help from time to time.

Capturing a high-definition, slow-motion, or 4K video is awesome, but they’re no good if the footage is shaky. To that end, a gimbal is the sort of tool that one might rely on for assistance.

If you’d like to take your video to the next level, consider a gimbal for your phone. Regardless of whether you have a Pixel 3 or a Motorola Moto G6, this handy accessory is sure to make your footage smoother and more consistent.

Although you can find phone gimbals in a variety of places, you might want to start with online retailer Tomtop. Right now it has a number of them on sale with budgets and specs to meet your needs.

Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer

Currently priced just $105 (64 percent off), this one features a hot-key button, focus pull and zoom, PhoneGo mode, object tracking, timelapse shooting modes, and two-way charging. Available in two colors, it allows for up to 12-hour battery life, ensuring you get as much stable video as needed. Best of all, this is a three-axis gimbal which means it articulates and follows the subject very precisely.

FeiyuTech Vimble 2 3-Axis Extendable Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphone

If you’re just getting into video and want to keep your budget low, consider this one as it’s less than $82 right now. It, too, pivots on three axis, and offers up a Bluetooth-powered shutter button as well as a five hour battery. It’s perfect for getting your feet wet and learning the ropes on shooting video. Choose from gray, pink, or white.

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Wear OS 2.3 begins rolling out via OTA

Besides a re-branding from Android Wear, 2018 saw Wear OS receive some much-needed attention from Google with a couple of updates and a slightly newer processor (Snapdragon Wear 3100) for the wearable platform. Now, it seems that Wear OS v2.3 is in the process of rolling out via OTA. According to DroidLife, the Montblanc Summit 2, Fossil Sport, and some TicWatch smartwatches […]

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