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- 1 Samsung Galaxy S21 FE official: these are the specs, prices and release
- 2 “Nokia smartphones get longer updates (if you pay for them)”
- 3 OnePlus 10 Pro specifications officially announced: this is noticeable
- 4 Motorola Introduces Android Auto Wireless Adapter
- 5 Sony TVs have Google TV: streaming without media player
- 6 Video: How to use the Google Maps Speedometer
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE official: these are the specs, prices and release
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has surfaced in dozens of rumors in recent months, but now the device has been officially unveiled. The ‘Fan Edition’ is the successor to the Galaxy S20 FE and a slimmed-down version of the standard S21. The phone is from 11 January for sale in the Netherlands and costs 749 euros. The new Samsung smartphone has had a long wait. The Galaxy S21 FE appears almost a year after the S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra and would have been postponed several times. Basically, the new Fan Edition is similar to its predecessor: the smartphone grabs the most important specifications of the normal S21 and puts it in an affordable jacket.
→ Read more about the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
“Nokia smartphones get longer updates (if you pay for them)”
The longer a manufacturer supports its smartphones in software, the better. Nokia has been known for its strong update policy for many years. The company may want to reaffirm this reputation. The Nokia X10 and X20 have been receiving updates and security patches for three years now, but a fourth year may be added soon. That sounds good, but it’s not too early. You will only receive this extra year of updates if you pay for it. NokiaPowerUser discovered that a number of European retailers will soon be offering patch support vouchers for the X10 and X20. These vouchers cost about 25 euros.
→ Read more about Nokia’s paid Android updates
OnePlus 10 Pro specifications officially announced: this is noticeable
Earlier this week, the manufacturer officially announced the OnePlus 10 Pro design, now the first specifications follow. The device appears to have a 5000 mAh battery and has a 32 megapixel selfie camera and three cameras on the back. They have resolutions of 48, 50 and 8 megapixels. The cameras were developed in collaboration with Hasselblad, which also collaborated on the cameras of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. The OnePlus 10 Pro gets an OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate. However, the screen size still keeps OnePlus in check. Depending on the physical dimensions of the smartphone (16.3 by 7.4 by 0.85 centimeters), the screen appears to be about the same size as the OnePlus 9 Pro (6.7 inches).
→ Read more about the specifications of the OnePlus 10 Pro
Motorola Introduces Android Auto Wireless Adapter
Motorola comes with a nice announcement for Android Car lovers. The company presents the MA1, an adapter that allows you to use the wireless version of Android Auto. You can use it easily and quickly in cars that do not support Android Auto Wireless by default. Please note that the car you want to use wirelessly does support the wired version of the software. Several of these dongles already exist, but this is the first to be promoted by Google. The device costs $ 90 and has been available in US stores since early February. It is still unclear whether the MA1 will also come to Europe.
→ Read more about the Motorola MA1 Android Auto Wireless dongle
Sony TVs have Google TV: streaming without media player
Sony announces new televisions in various series at CES Electronics Fair. The formats, technical specifications and advisory prices vary widely. Well, all the TVs on Google TV, the new smart TV software from – you guessed it – Google. Google TV is the successor to Android TV, the software installed on older TVs from Sony, Philips and Xiaomi, among others. The Google TV software is more modern, needs to work more smoothly, and puts more emphasis on watching movies and series through streaming services. Good to know is that the home screen of Google TV shows standard personalized ads in the form of movies and series that you might find interesting.
→ Read more about the new Sony TVs with Google TV