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How to speed up your Android phone

Your Android phone starts out lightning fast, but can slow down over time. Our tips keep your handset snappy.

Quiet some of that background sound with Google Meet’s noise cancellation

This year has seen an explosion in the usage of video conferencing apps from Zoom to Skype, but perhaps one

The Android 11 Beta 2 mostly focuses on Platform Stability, not features

This build is all about Platform Stability.Just under a month after Google dropped the first Android 11 Beta, the second

A closer look at Android running on the Microsoft Surface Duo (video)

Check out Microsoft's unique customizations to Android on the Surface Duo.Microsoft's Surface Duo is coming soon, and the company has

Samsung Galaxy Note 20: Everything we know so far

This could be one of the most expensive phones of the year

Huawei P40 Pro Plus vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max: Best of Huawei meets best of Apple

Look no further than these two for the best of Android and iOS. We'll help you decide which is the better buy.

Android 11 will probably be released on September 8

The second Tuesday of September will bring Android 11 to the masses.What you need to knowAndroid 11 may be released

Grab a refurb Google Pixel 3a 64GB unlocked smartphone on sale for $256

Head over to Black Market and get a Google Pixel 3a unlocked smartphone for just $256 in refurbished condition. The

Google Images gets smarter with contextual information for mobile searches

Knowledge Graph now plugs into Google Images.What you need to knowGoogle is rolling out Knowledge Graph integration with Images.Image searches

Android 11 Beta 2 is now available, brings a focus on platform stability

Android 11 is expected to be released on September 8.What you need to knowGoogle has released Android 11 Beta 2

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus turns smartphone performance up to 11

The new chip is an overclocked version of the "standard" Snapdragon 865

Do you still use Google Hangouts?

Let's have a chat with the AC forums.Google Hangouts is in a bit of a weird spot. Google has been

Google Maps could soon start showing traffic lights on Android

Traffic lights are showing up for a small number of users in Google Maps v10.44.3.What you need to knowGoogle Maps

You can now use Amazon Alexa hands-free on Android phones

You will be able to enable the new hands-free detection feature after updating the Alexa app on your phone.What you

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 release event will be held on August 5

The company may also release a new foldable phone

New Moto G 5G Plus does phones in 2020 right, delivering specs and value

You get everything from 5G to a 90Hz refresh rate screen, all for less than $400

OnePlus Nord launch event to take place in augmented reality on July 21

The company is up to its gimmicky phone launch tricks again

This could be our first real-world look at the massive Samsung Galaxy Note 20

New images show a device with a glossy black finish and rectangular camera bump

Quit procrastinating and build better habits with these Android apps

Ready to get your productivity on?Trying to stop biting your nails? Want to make time to meditate each day? Need

Android TV apps are still second-class citizens

Compatibility means more than "I can download this app and hit play."I'm someone who loves to watch re-runs, who loves

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Verizon announces Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW

Back in May, Verizon announced the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW, a phone compatible with Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband and lowband networks.Now Verizon has come back with the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW, a far more affordable smartphone than the flagship S20 while still bringing 5G connectivity.SpecsThe A71 5G UW features:A 6.7″ Super AMOLED Infinity-O DisplayA quad-camera rear array with a 64MP main module, a 12MP Ultra Wide lens, a 5MP Macro lens, and a 5MP Depth CameraA 32MP front cameraA 4,500mAh battery8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storagePricing and availabilityThe Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW has a retail price of $649.99, which breaks down to $27.08 a month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment.However, if you activate a new line on any Premium Unlimited Plan, you can get the device for $15 a month or $20 a month online.Preorders for the Galaxy A71 5G UW start tomorrow, July 9 here. The phone will be available in stores starting July 16. During the preorder period, users can get 25% off cases and screen protectors.Verizon also launched three additional phones, the Samsung Galaxy A11 and A21 and the Orbic Journey L.

Just $89.95, the MagiMask is the future of AR

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are two topics which have been kicking around for quite some time, with the former dating back decades. And thanks to the advances in phones and consoles, they both continue to get better. And cheaper.Augmented Reality really took off with the launch of Pokemon Go, ushering in an exciting and fun way to blend the real world with collectible characters. Over on the retail front, places like IKEA and Amazon are making AR an instrumental part of their shopping experience.What does the future hold for AR technology? It looks an awful lot like what MagiMask is doing today.Whereas most conventional AR accessories have an image that’s viewed via split-screen, the MakiMask is a singular full-screen experience. What’s more, it’s four times the resolution as compared to today’s common experience. That means fewer headaches and less eye strain.Beyond the AR aspect, the MagiMask is a fun way to enjoy movies and games on your handset. Paired with a Bluetooth controller, you’ll have more fun gaming with popular such as Fortnite. Or, simply take in a cinema-like experience from the comfort of your hammock.As we’ve seen time and again, innovations like these get their start on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. It should come as no surprise to learn that the MagiMask was successfully backed on both outlets (Kickstarter, Indiegogo).Magimask BundleMagiMask: Full resolution 4x higher than split-screen VRsMagiTools: Physical tracker objects that allow you to easily interact w/ the digital worldUniversal phone mount: Adjusts to your AR-compatible smartphoneRecommended Portable Cinema Viewing Apps: Netflix, HBO, Hulu, VLC, YouTube, YouTube 360, & Amazon PrimeRecommended Augmented Reality Apps: Sketchfab, Augment, Kubity, IKEA, Alone, Holo, Sketch AR, Geogebra AR, Jig Space, Civilizations AR, Visible Body AR, Dinopark AR, & Enter the roomGaming & Drones: Grand Theft Auto (With Bluetooth Controller), Fortnite (With Bluetooth Controller), DJI (Navigate Drone With Controller, Connect To DJI app)Ludenso Create: Create 3D models & view your masterpiece in AR on the MagiTile with your iPad.Buy it Today!Normally, the MagiMask retails for $129.99; however, AndroidGuys readers can snag the MagiMask plus a bundle of props for $89.95. That’s 30% off its regular price, plus the goodies.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Oukitel WP5 Pro launches globally at $129.99

Oukitel this week launched its attractive WP5 Pro rugged phone, offering it up with a full global availability. Thus far the reviews and chatter surrounding the handset has been rather positive, and it falls in line with the brand’s affordable alternatives to pricey big-name models.The Oukitel WP5 Pro landing page has gone live, giving consumers a chance to purchase the new phone for the reasonable and budget-friendly launch price of $129.99. In stock and ready to go, it’s also on sale for a short time.The Oukitel WP5 Pro has a unique owl-like camera design that may be of interest to you. It features a three-camera array with a parallel row of LED lights. It’s pretty distinctive stuff, especially for a rugged phone.With an 8,000mAh battery, the Oukitel WP5 Pro is like having a solid phone battery and a portable power bank in one. Indeed, it’s about twice the capacity that other phones offer.In terms of hardware features, the WP5 Pro comes with MediaTek’s Helio A25 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It truly is a slightly more robust take on the standard WP5. Moreover, it runs Android 10 and has a customizable button on the side which can be configured as users see fit.The standard price of the Oukitel WP5 Pro will be $200, but the newly launched phone is being offered at just $130 for a limited time. Head to AliExpress to purchase the phone. For more new features and information on this phone, and others in its portfolio, please go to Oukitel’s official website.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Just $39.99, this 9-course bundle will help you master Microsoft Office like a pro

Looking to take your career to the next level in 2020? Maybe you’ve been hoping to round out your resume or portfolio. Or perhaps you’d like to shake things up and take your life in a new direction.Regardless of what it looks like, if want to get ahead of the curve in 2020, or really tap into your new-found down time, you will want to master data and documents like a pro. And when it comes to that, Microsoft Office still reigns supreme.If you’re ready to get serious about certification, or want to expand your horizons, look no further than the Complete 2020 Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle.The Complete 2020 Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle includes nine courses, more than 59 hours of instruction, and more than 566 lectures in how to improve your knowledge and skills by way of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access.Microsoft Teams: Supercharge Your Business Productivity & Master Microsoft TeamsMicrosoft Outlook 2019: Learn to Use Outlook Properly & Watch Your Productivity SoarExcel Beginner 2019: Know Your Way Around Spreadsheets & Learn Basic Functions, Formulas, and FeaturesExcel Advanced 2019: Delve Into High-Level Consolidation, Analysis & Financial ReportingExcel Beginner 2019 for Mac: Get to Grips for Excel 2018 as a Mac UserPowerPoint 2019: Beginner to Advanced Tools, Features & Techniques on Making Amazing Slide PresentationsWord 2019: Conquer Your Word Documents & Improve Your ProductivityAccess 2019: Start Your Database Journey by Learning the Fundamentals of MS Access 2019Advanced Access 2019: The Next Step to Supercharge Your Microsoft Access & Data Analysis SkillsThe training lays out all the critical areas covered in Microsoft’s key Office programs and also provides certification upon completion. The bundle comes with lifetime access, and you’ll be able to learn on desktop and mobile. Learn at your own pace and where it makes the most sense.The Complete 2020 Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle is valued at $870, but we’re offering it to our readers for just $39.99 (95% off). Hurry, this incredible offer won’t last forever!Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.