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Google Pixel 6 is breaking down image and language barriers

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro (Credit: Google)

With few exceptions, Google’s previous Pixel smartphone entries have been underwhelming compared to the leaps made by Apple and, especially, other Android competitors. I think it’s fair to say that changes today with the 6.2-inch Google Pixel 6 and the 6.7-inch flagship Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Aside from the bold…

Over the last few years, Apple has whittled away the compelling reasons to use Google’s platform one at a time

The iPhone 13 Pro. Courtesy Apple.

For years, I’ve been a loyal buyer of Google’s Pixel smartphones; I switched from an iPhone 8 when the Pixel 2 debuted with its fun colors and impressive camera, and owned the Pixel 3, 4, and 5–all of which were awesome, boundary-pushing phones.

But, when Apple unveiled the iPhone 13…

A few precious moments with Samsung’s sexy, foldable phone

Holding the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)

“Oooh, that’s nice. Can I touch it?” I nodded and handed the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 over.

“Wow. This is glass?”

I nod again.

“It almost makes me want to switch to Samsung.”

“Don’t leave Apple,” someone else chimes in.

“I know. I won’t, but this is so nice.”


Samsung Unpacked reveals new Galaxy Z Fold3, Z Flip3, Galaxy Watch4 and more

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (Credit: Samsung)

Samsung never gave up. It never gave in. Despite a very bumpy start, Samsung’s commitment to folding-screen mobile devices has only grown, now culminating in two new third-generation folding phones that refine the art of the bend and innovate on materials, screens, and hidden cameras.

The just-completed Samsung Unpacked presentation…

Android’s next big update will let you change colors, shapes, and more.

Meet Material You. Source: Google

At Google’s yearly developer event, I/O, the company provided a peek at the future of its design language, dubbed “Material You.” It’s a groundbreaking shift away from one-size-fits-all design on phones, tablets, and computers, putting you in control of how the software on your device looks and feels.

Material You

The OnePlus Nord N10 isn’t flashy and has its faults, but it is fun, peppy, and has excellent battery life

OnePlus Nord N10. Photos courtesy of the author

The smartphone market is an allegiance landmine. If you profess your admiration for Apple’s iPhone, the Android crowd call you a brain-washed rube who’s ignoring the wonders available in the open-source platform since 2009. …


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