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Xiaomi Mi TV Stick coming soon for €40 (1080p Android TV streamer)

As expected, Xiaomi is launching its smallest Android TV device to date. The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is a pocketable gadget that you can plug into the HDMI port of any TV to turn it into a smart TV with support for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and other services. It comes with a Bluetooth remote control […]

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Lenovo Yoga X leaks suggest an Android tablet that’s also a monitor

Lenovo has been one of the more adventurous companies in the Android tablet space in recent years, with tablets designed to serve double duty as smart speakers/displays, tablets with built-in projectors, and dual-screen models with E Ink and color screens. Now it looks like Lenovo may be preparing to try something new. Again. Leaked documents […]

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Android 11 Beta 2 is available

Google’s 2nd public beta of Android 11 is here, and the company says the most important thing about it is that it brings “platform stability” for developers. In a nutshell that means while some behind-the-scenes features could still change before Android 11 is released to the public this fall, all of the APIs and app-facing […]

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Google’s Stadia Controller now works with Android devices

When Google launched its Stadia game streaming service last year, the promise was that you’d be able to stream games to a Chromecast, web browser, or supported Android phone. But Google’s Stadia Controller wireless game controller was only compatible with Chromecast devices at launch. In May Google finally added support for using a Stadia Controller wirelessly with […]

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Google makes some Android 11 features optional (not every phone will have them)

Android 11 is coming later this year, and it brings a bunch of new features for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. But it looks like there’s a good chance that not every device running Android 11 will have all of those new features. The folks at xda-developers report that a couple of big features are […]

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Fairphone 2 is still getting Android updates 5 years after launch (Android 9 Beta now available)

Fairphone‘s smartphones aren’t like most other phones. The Dutch company emphasizes the use of ethically-sourced materials in its phones, designs its devices to be easily repairable, and to last a long time. So while Fairphone has only released three smartphones in the past 7 years, it’s nice to see that the company’s second phone is […]