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Mediatek Dimensity 1050 announced: The company’s first mmWave-capable processor

The Mediatek Dimensity 1050 is the company’s first mmWave 5G SoC. The new chip will seamlessly switch between mmWave and slower sub-6GHz 5G. Mediatek will tap TSMC and its 6nm manufacturing process. Mediatek is joining the mmWave 5G party with the Dimensity 1050, its first-ever system-on-chip (SoC) supporting the fastest flavor of 5G. Mediatek...

Google is on the right path for watches and tablets, but there’s more to do

Credit: Google Opinion post byRoger Fingas It’s no secret that Google is trying to reduce its dependence on ads by pushing ever further into hardware, including Pixel phones and earbuds, and its Google Nest smart home gear. At the same time, though, there are a couple of areas that the company has struggled to get any traction in: smartwatches...

Google Glass resurrected: What we want to see from Google’s new smart glasses

Credit: Google Google Glass was the company’s first foray into smart eyewear back in 2012/2013, touting features like a projector-driven display, touchpad, camera for photos and video recording, bone conduction audio, and voice commands. It certainly made for an innovative but ultimately unsuccessful first try, eventually finding a small niche...

Is Google’s ecosystem push too much too fast? Let’s debate.

Credit: Rita El Khoury / Android Authority Google flooded I/O 2022 with hardware announcements. While we were already expecting to see the Pixel 6a and the Pixel Watch, we were surprised by the promised return to the tablet ecosystem with the Pixel Tablet. Google now has its fingers in many different pies, from smartphones to earbuds, tablets...

How to enable and configure the gyroscope in Apex Legends Mobile

Apex Legends Mobile is officially out, and, like other popular mobile shooters, it comes with support for the gyroscope. The function is disabled by default, but it doesn’t take much to turn it on. Apex Legends Mobile also has some configuration options to tune it to your tastes. We’ll go over all of that and more. Read more: Does Apex Legends Mobile...

100W wired vs 100W wireless charging: Which is faster and why

Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority Wired and wireless charging power has hit new highs in 2022. Power approaching and even exceeding 100W is increasingly common among Chinese handset vendors. The Honor Magic 4 Pro, for instance, offers both 100W wired and wireless charging capabilities. This presents us with a unique opportunity to see whether...

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

Welcome to the 433rd edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the big headlines from the last week: It turns out that most of our readers actually do read changelogs. We posted the poll last week because we were curious if people actually read them for apps in the Play Store. Over 50% of readers said they did while 34% said they do if they see a...

Fitbit & Apple Fitness should stop chastising people for taking rest days

Credit: C. Scott Brown / Android Authority Opinion post byRoger Fingas It’s no secret that the fitness tracking offered by Fitbit, Samsung, Google, Apple, and the like aims to help users begin and sustain their fitness journey, rather than turning them into a sprinter or a powerlifter. In this respect, their health platforms are pretty well-designed...

How to unlock Fade in Apex Legends Mobile

Fade is the first mobile-exclusive Legend and is only available in Apex Legends Mobile. He’s a stealth-oriented character with some neat moves. Most of them help you get out of trouble. He is an unlockable character, and there are two ways to unlock him. We’ll go over both of those, along with Fade’s abilities. Read more: Does Apex Legends Mobile...

Without audio clips, messaging on a smartwatch is useless to me

Credit: Rita El Khoury / Android Authority Opinion post byRita El Khoury There are three reasons I use a smartwatch: to get step-by-step directions on my wrist when going to a new place, to control my music without unlocking my phone, and to be notified of new messages. My Galaxy Watch 4 ⁠— and Wear OS watches in general ⁠— is pretty good at...

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