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Here’s an early official look at the upcoming Google Nest speaker (Video!)

Credit: Google This is our first official look at the new Google Nest smart speaker. It has the same fabric mesh design as most Google smart home speakers. It also looks like a more compact version of the Google Home Max. Just a few hours ago, we got our first glimpse at the upcoming Google Home successor thanks to some images discovered...

How to print in Python

Credit: Adam Sinicki / Android Authority When it comes to learning to code in a new language, it makes sense to start at the beginning. Learning how to print in Python is most certainly the beginning. The “print” command, as in BASIC, is what you will use in Python to display text on the screen. This is what we use to write “Hello World!” which is...

Go read this Android engineer’s explanation of why OEMs are bad at updates

Credit: Kris Carlon / Android Authority Today, several Android engineers are conducting a Reddit AMA. As of publishing this article, the AMA is still live, so if you have any questions you’d like to ask the team, get to it. If you just want to read some answers though, we highly recommend the one where slow Android updates are explained thoroughly....

Sirius deal: 3 months of satellite radio and an Echo Dot for just $1!

Credit: SiriusXM Listening to standard old radio is fun and all, but what happens when your favorite station is out of range? If you had satellite radio, it wouldn’t be a problem at all. Sirius XM has been one of the top satellite radio services for a long time, but now it’s more affordable than ever. Right now you can sign up for three months for...

Google finally reveals how many devices are on Android 10, and it’s not bad

Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority Today, Google released some Android 10 distribution numbers. The company has been very quiet over the past year when it comes to data such as this. It appears that Android 10 is on 400 million devices. Over the past year or so, Google has been very quiet when it comes to releasing data on how many devices...

Samsung is reportedly expecting lukewarm demand for the Galaxy Note 20

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority DigiTimes reports Samsung worries the coronavirus pandemic will affect Note 20 sales. The company has reportedly been careful about ordering too many components. Sales of the S20 series may have something to do with the forecast. Samsung is trying to keep expectations tempered when it comes to sales...

Watch how the Surface Duo’s take on Android handles two screens

Windows Central released a video showcasing the Surface Duo’s latest emulator build. We get to see how features like App Spanning are shaping up. Third-party apps likely won’t support some of the Duo’s most notable features at launch. Thanks to an uncharacteristically early announcement last year, we have a reasonably good idea of what to expect...

Google Fit adds workout videos to help you exercise at home

Credit: Google Google Fit for Android and iOS now includes YouTube videos for physical and mental fitness. The videos should reach the app this week. Google Fit isn’t just tracking your fitness routines — it’s now guiding you through those routines. Google is updating the Fit apps for Android and iOS with access to “Stay Fit #WithMe” playlists...

Here’s our first look at Google’s Home successor

Credit: tele.soumu.go.jp A listing for GXCA6, an “interactive media streaming device,” appeared on the FCC’s website. A regulator in Japan later uploaded photos of the smart speaker. The new device is taller than both the Google Home and Home Max. For a couple of months now, there have been hints that Google has been preparing to replace...

Lithium-ion vs lithium-polymer: What’s the difference?

Credit: Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology has historically been the power cell of choice for smartphones and a wide range of other portable gadgets too. However, modern smartphones now commonly feature lithium-polymer (Li-poly) batteries, a suitable alternative for a wide variety of consumer electronic gadgets....

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