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Alex Wagner

Editorial Director of News and Content for PhoneDog Media. Arsenal, beer, video games. Can be followed on Twitter at @alw.

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iOS 12

iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3 updates now available from Apple

iOS 13 won't launch to the public for a few more months, but that doesn't mean that Apple won't be pushing out other software updates in the mean time. Apple today released iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3...
Pixel 4

Google paying $5 for people's face data on the streets, probably for Pixel 4

Would you sell your face to Google for $5? The company is apparently collecting face data in several major cities and paying folks in exchange for their faces. One person says that they were in a...
ASUS ROG

ASUS ROG Phone II official with Snapdragon 855 Plus, 12GB RAM, 6000mAh battery

Gaming phones are all about offering high-end specs for a great mobile gaming experience, and ASUS is doing just that with its new ROG Phone II. The ROG Phone II features a 6.59-inch 2340x1080 AMOLED...
Pixel 4

Pixel 4 shown off in new renders

After getting a clear look at the Pixel 4 XL in render form at the start of the month, we're now getting a peek at the smaller Pixel 4. New renders that claim to show the Google Pixel 4 have surfaced...
Pixel Buds

Google improving Fast Pair, adding individual battery levels for truly wireless earbuds to Android

Google is making it better to use truly wireless earbuds on Android. The company today announced improvements to Fast Pair, its set of specs for connecting Bluetooth headphones and speakers to...
Instagram

Instagram now hiding likes in more countries

Instagram announced this week that it's expanding the testing of one big change to its service and rolling out another change. First up, Instagram is expanding its test that hides the number of Likes...
T-Mobile Play

T-Mobile Play is a new preinstalled video app that appears alongside Google Discover feed

T-Mobile is launching its new REVVLRY and REVVLRY+ phones today, and they come with a new preinstalled app from the magenta carrier. T-Mobile Play is a free app that includes videos from more than 60...
Huawei

Huawei says its custom Hongmeng OS isn't an Android replacement

We've heard that Huawei has been building its own operating system, and it's been said that Huawei would use it as a replacement for Android if it ever lost access to Google's mobile OS. Now, though...
Nokia Android feature phone

Nokia feature phone with Android appears in leaked photo

We're accustomed to seeing Android on big touchscreen slabs, but according to a leaked image, there's a new Android device coming on a form factor that we don't see as much of. A photo of an Android-...
Samsung LPDDR5 RAM

Samsung begins mass production of 12Gb LPDDR5 RAM for flagship smartphones

Samsung today announced another major RAM milestone. Samsung has begun mass production of 12-gigabit LPDDR5 mobile DRAM, which it touts is an industry first. This RAM is optimized for 5G and AI...
Android Pie

Razer Phone will get its Android Pie update in the coming weeks

Razer Phone 2 owners have been enjoying Android Pie for months now, but anyone using the original Razer Phone is still waiting for Pie. Thankfully, that wait will soon be over. Razer has confirmed...
ASUS ROG Phone 2

ROG Phone 2 tipped to have 6.59-inch display and 5800mAh battery

Earlier this week we got a peek at the ROG Phone 2 and its display, and now the backside of ASUS's next gaming phone has leaked out along with some more spec details. Photos of the ROG Phone 2 have...
T-Mobile Sprint

DOJ may block T-Mobile and Sprint's merger if divestiture deal isn't reached next week

It's been a while since there was any major news regarding the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, but a new report claims that there may be some action next week. The Justice Department will reportedly sue to...
Google

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will get more RAM, says specs leak

We've seen the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL a few times now, including in an official image from Google, but there's not been a ton of info regarding the specs of the upcoming Google flagships. Today some...
Verizon 5G

Verizon 5G launches in St. Paul alongside Inseego 5G MiFi M1000 hotspot

A few weeks after Verizon last expanded its 5G network, the coverage is growing again. Verizon 5G is now live in St. Paul, MN. This is the fifth city to get Verizon's 5G network, joining Denver,...

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