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Recent articles by Ron:

Google cracks down on location-tracking Android apps

New Play Store policy will make apps justify background location access. → Read More

Android 11 Preview hands-on—Notification changes, dark mode options, and more

New Android preview is laser-focused on new APIs, with little in the way of new UI. → Read More

Google launches the Android 11 Developer Preview today

There's a “one-time” app permission, more modularity, and driver’s license support. → Read More

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 promises smaller 5G modems in 2021

New 5G modems aren't faster, but thanks to a 5nm process, they should be smaller. → Read More

Samsung’s “Ultra Thin Glass” doesn’t seem much stronger than plastic

Testing shows the Galaxy Z Flip isn't scratch-resistant or puncture-proof. → Read More

A new spin on 3D printing can produce an object in seconds

Rotational 3D printing could have your model printed in 30 seconds. → Read More

February’s flexible flip-phone fight: The Galaxy Z Flip vs the Moto Razr

They're releasing days apart, at similar prices, with different carriers in each corner. → Read More

Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup, Essential, is dead

After three years of non-stop bad PR and canceled products, Essential is dead. → Read More

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip is the first foldable with a flexible glass cover

Samsung's second foldable smartphone brings us a major improvement: flexible glass. → Read More

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is official, with bigger screens, higher prices

Meet one of the first flagships of 2020. → Read More

Microsoft’s first-ever Android Phone, the Surface Duo, spotted in the wild

It flips! It folds! It occasionally locks up and crashes. → Read More

Just one day after launch, Moto Razr durability problems begin to pile up

So far, we've seen numerous broken in-store demos and a failed folding test. → Read More

Google Maps gets new icon, tweaked UI for 15th birthday

There's a new icon, new tabs, and the death of the hamburger button. → Read More

The new Moto Razr gets a teardown a day before release

See the gooey innards of Motorola's nostalgic flip phone. → Read More

The Poco X2 smartphone packs a 120Hz display, six cameras for $225

Xiaomi's India-focused phone packs a really big spec sheet and a really low price. → Read More

Nightmare Google Photos bug sent private videos to the wrong people

Google's data export service exported the wrong data. → Read More

The end of BlackBerry phones: TCL will cease sales in August 2020

TCL's brand-name license will expire, leading to a clean, swift death. → Read More

Huawei outsells Apple in 2019, becomes No. 2 global smartphone vendor

The US export ban places a serious cloud over Huawei's future, though. → Read More

Here are the 62 brand-new emoji for 2020

We're up to 3,304 total emoji, which should show up in your next big OS update. → Read More

Google’s tenth messaging service will “unify” Gmail, Drive, Hangouts Chat

The GSuite team already has a Slack clone, but now it's making a second Slack clone. → Read More