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5 things you didn’t know about the Android Market, Google’s original app store

The Google Play Store has been around for over a decade now, but it wasn’t always called the Play Store. It originally launched on this day in 2008 as the Android Market, roughly coinciding with the T-Mobile G1 Android phone. This original app store launched in a very different state to the current Play Store. Here are a few things you might not know...

Google Pixel 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S21: Which phone should you buy?

Credit: C. Scott Brown / Android Authority The Samsung Galaxy S21 series has been around since early 2021, and it has enjoyed plenty of time among the best Android phones on the market. Now, it faces tough new competition from Google in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. You might be having a tough time deciding which device is best for you, but fear...

AT&T is rolling out major smartphone offers for new and existing customers

There’s just something special about getting a new phone. Tearing off the plastic, inserting your new SIM card, and tapping into a speedy network. It’s even better when you have features like a folding display and brand new S Pen support. However, it’s not as much fun to pay full price for your new phone. That’s where AT&T comes in. Right now,...

Here’s our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, likely coming in 2022

Credit: Zouton Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 renders from a reliable source just leaked. The tablet’s design doesn’t look too different from previous iterations but still looks good. It’s likely Samsung will launch this tablet in early 2022. The most recent flagship tablet from Samsung is the Galaxy Tab S7 (and its sibling, the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus)....

Here’s when the stable Android 12 update will come to your Asus phone

Credit: Asus Asus has announced a timeline for its recent flagships to receive the stable Android 12 update. The Zenfone 7 and ROG Phone 3 are the oldest phones on the list. Asus has steadily been delivering some solid smartphones, with its Zenfone 8 series and the ROG Phone 5 range being two standout flagship families in 2021. Now, with...

Google to cut subscription service fees for all Play Store creators

Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority Google is reducing its Play Store subscription fee for developers. Developers will pay 15% of their cut to Google, down from the 30% currently demanded in certain situations. The changes come into effect from January 1, 2022. Google has announced it will take a smaller cut from developers’ Play Store...

Daily Authority: The Duo 2 is bad but better

Good morning! The news that Google, out of nowhere, is halving its cut of Play Store subscriptions is pretty wild, read on for more!Duo 2 disappointment

This top five brand could reveal its first foldable next month

Credit: Eric Zeman / Android Authority Oppo will purportedly reveal its foldable phone next month. It’s believed that the device will offer an 8-inch folding display and flagship power. It’s 2021 and Samsung is still the foldable phone king thanks to the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 and their wide availability. Xiaomi and Huawei...

You told us: A ton of you still use screen protectors on your phones

The display is one of the smartphone’s most essential and priciest components, so naturally, we do everything possible to keep it in one piece. However, how many readers still employ screen protectors on their devices with the dawn of stronger protective glass? It’s a question we posed in a recent poll across our website and social pages. The results...

Waiting for the Huawei P50 series global launch? It’s going to be a while.

Credit: Huawei Huawei has confirmed that the P50 series will only launch globally early next year. The company didn’t give a specific reason for the delay. Huawei launched the P50 series of flagships in China earlier this year, but the company has taken its time to provide global launch details. Now, the firm has issued more information,...

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