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Here’s what it’s like using the Nothing Phone 1 in the United States

Credit: Oliver Cragg / Android Authority When the Nothing Phone 1 landed in the middle of 2022, US buyers were disappointed to hear that it would not come to the United States. A lack of carrier partnerships and a lack of proven marketability were likely the primary reasons behind this move. However, just because the phone isn’t sold here doesn’t...

Asus Zenfone 9 revisited: The good and the bad, six months later

Options are somewhat limited if you’re after flagship hardware in a compact form factor. Although Apple and Samsung offer smaller entry-level models for those who want a phone that will more comfortably fit in their pocket, they’re perhaps not the most unique compact phones. Enter 2022’s Asus Zenfone 9, a little phone with a 5.9-inch display that tries...

Forget more megapixels, your next phone’s camera could offer whiter teeth

Credit: Hadlee Simons / Android Authority Qualcomm and MediaTek have both announced their new generation flagship processors in the last couple of months, set to power 2023’s high-end smartphones. In fact, we’ve already seen phones launching with these chipsets, such as the OnePlus 11, Xiaomi 13 series, and Vivo X90 range. The processors bring...

YouTube Music has a pesky censorship bug on Nest Hubs; here’s how to bypass it

My wife got me a Google Nest Hub for Christmas this year, and I am a big fan. I keep it in the kitchen and jam out to some music while we cook food. It’s loud enough to use when we’re in the adjacent living room and dining room as well. So, it came as a surprise to me when one day, it randomly stopped playing music through YouTube Music. I checked to...

The Pixel 5 is the most underrated Pixel to date and I wish it had a successor

Credit: Rita El Khoury / Android Authority Opinion post byRita El Khoury A few weeks ago, I completely reset my Pixel 5, packed it up, and sent it to my mom to replace her old, dying smartphone. Even though I hadn’t used that Pixel 5 for over a year as my daily driver, I still felt a pang of nostalgia as I let it go. Sure, knowing it’ll be used...

Are ad-supported streaming services worth it?

Credit: Adam Birney / Android Authority The streaming market has been on a wild ride for the last few years. During the early days of lockdowns, Netflix and other streaming services saw massive subscriber gains as more of us stayed indoors. All good things must come to an end, though, and 2022 was a much rougher year for streaming services as inflation...

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 469th edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the big headlines from the last week. India’s Supreme Court upheld a court ruling this week in regard to how Google handles Android. The ruling requires Google to allow OEMs to choose which Google apps to include, lets users choose their search engine of choice, and a host of other changes....

The 20 best movies to watch on Amazon Freevee

Credit: Amazon Amazon Freevee is the video streaming service that’s not quite Amazon Prime Video. Unlike that service, where you have to pay a subscription fee to access its lineup of movies and TV shows, Freevee offers thousands of TV series and movies completely for free, with some ads that are dropped in before and during the films. The free...

Why 2023 is the perfect time for the Google Pixel Fold

Credit: Ryan Whitwam / Android Authority Opinion post byRyan Whitwam No one can predict the future, but it seems like a foregone conclusion that Google will release a foldable Pixel. The company’s plans have been leaked multiple times, and we’ve even seen some convincing renders of the supposed Pixel Fold, codenamed Felix. Still, nothing is...

Google and Amazon smart speakers promised easier shopping, its still not here

Credit: Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority Opinion post byDhruv Bhutani As a smart-everything aficionado, if there’s one tech product category that has landed squarely on the boulevard of broken dreams for me, it would have to be smart speakers. Available in a range of shapes, sizes, and form factors, smart speakers and displays were supposed...

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