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Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

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The Beta channel has been updated to 74.0.3729.125 (Platform version: 11895.95.0) for most Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.


If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using 'Report an issue...' in the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser).

Daniel Gagnon
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Honor 20 Lite hands on review - TechRadar

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Honor 20 Lite hands on reviewTechRadarThe triple rear cameras are the standout feature on the Honor 20 Lite, but with a large screen, plentiful power and storage, and attractive price point, this is an ...
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Amazon Summer Sale to begin on 4 May: A preview of the best deals on offer - Firstpost

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Amazon Summer Sale to begin on 4 May: A preview of the best deals on offerFirstpostAmazon will offer deals, exchange offers and no-cost EMI on a range of phones, gadgets during the sale.
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Top 5 smartphones to launch in May! Here's what to expect from OnePlus 7, Google Pixel, Galaxy M40, MiA3, Honor 20 - Business Today

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Top 5 smartphones to launch in May! Here's what to expect from OnePlus 7, Google Pixel, Galaxy M40, MiA3, Honor 20Business TodayApril saw the launch of several sub-Rs 20,000 devices like Redmi Note 7 series and Realme 3 Pro. May is expected to be as busy, if not more, with some bigger ...
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2019 is the very best, and the absolute worst, time to buy a new smartphone - Digital Trends

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2019 is the very best, and the absolute worst, time to buy a new smartphoneDigital TrendsI don't envy anyone who absolutely needs to buy a new smartphone this year. It has long been a difficult task, but more than any other year, 2019 is the absolute ...
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Here are the top 10 bestselling smartphones of 2018 - gizmochina

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Here are the top 10 bestselling smartphones of 2018gizmochinaCounterpoint Research, a research and statistical analysis firm has published a report revealing the top 10 bestselling smartphones in the Chinese market for ...
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Huawei Australia sees large profit and revenue growth while skirting ban impact - ZDNet

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Huawei Australia sees large profit and revenue growth while skirting ban impactZDNetCompany states that Australia's ban on it providing 5G equipment 'may' hit its carrier business, despite evidence to the contrary.
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HONOR 20 Pro Will Borrow Huawei P30 Pro's Best Features - Android Headlines

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HONOR 20 Pro Will Borrow Huawei P30 Pro's Best FeaturesAndroid HeadlinesA few new renders of the yet to be announced HONOR 20 Pro has surfaced and shows off two new colors and the 4 cameras it will likely boast. This new pink ...
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Top Tech News Today: Google Bans This Chinese App, Honor 20 Pro, Realme Pop-up Selfie Camera, and More! - Trak.in

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Top Tech News Today: Google Bans This Chinese App, Honor 20 Pro, Realme Pop-up Selfie Camera, and More!Trak.inChinese app developer Do Global has been banned for fraud, Realme has an upcoming smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera, Oppo A1k has been launched ...
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You can now get the Honor View 20 with up to RM300 discount - SoyaCincau.com

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You can now get the Honor View 20 with up to RM300 discountSoyaCincau.comNow is probably the best time to get the Honor View 20. The current Honor flagship that comes with a punch-hole display and a top of the line Kirin 980 ...
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Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro release date, specs, features and rumours - Pocket-lint

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Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro release date, specs, features and rumoursPocket-lintThe Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro are expected to launch on 21 May. Here is everything we know so far about the Honor 20 Series.
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Honor Play & Honor 8X April security patch update rolling out - PiunikaWeb

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Honor Play & Honor 8X April security patch update rolling outPiunikaWebApril security updates bearing build number 9.0.1.157 and 9.0.0.189 (C675) are currently rolling out for Honor 8X and Honor Play phones. Details inside.
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Flash Sale: Laptops at Discount, Includes Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro, MSI GL62M Gaming Laptop, Honor MagicBook, more - Wccftech

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Flash Sale: Laptops at Discount, Includes Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro, MSI GL62M Gaming Laptop, Honor MagicBook, moreWccftechToday, we're going big on our discount series. That's right, we have a bunch of high-end, branded laptops available at a massive discount for a limited time.
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Honor 8S vs Huawei Y5 2019 vs Realme C2: Specs Comparison - gizmochina

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Honor 8S vs Huawei Y5 2019 vs Realme C2: Specs ComparisongizmochinaAre you looking for an entry-level device with a very low price? Check this comparison between Honor 8S, Huawei Y5 2019 and Realme C2.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 series now has dedicated night mode - Nasi Lemak Tech

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Samsung Galaxy S10 series now has dedicated night modeNasi Lemak TechAfter many, many complaints from owners of the Galaxy S10, Samsung has finally decided to add a dedicated night mode to the camera. This patch update also ...
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Huawei’s latest (and possibly greatest) Android software is coming to loads more devices - TrustedReviews

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Huawei's latest (and possibly greatest) Android software is coming to loads more devicesTrustedReviewsHuawei has announced that it's planning to roll its new EMUI 9.1 Android software out to loads more Huawei- and Honor-branded devices.
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EMUI 9.1 update list: Check if your Huawei, Honor smartphone is getting Android Pie update - International Business Times, India

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EMUI 9.1 update list: Check if your Huawei, Honor smartphone is getting Android Pie updateInternational Business Times, IndiaThe joy of getting the latest software update is next to buying a new smartphone. In that context, Huawei is making a lot of folks happy with the rollout of its latest ...
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Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL Spotted on Bluetooth Certification

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The upcoming Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones from Google have passed Bluetooth certifications. Recently the smartphones were found on Geekbench which revealed most of the details and other leaks revealed cases and also the pricing of the devices. Both the Pixel 3a and 3a XL could be officially announced at the Google I/0 event which is scheduled on May 7, 2019.A total of eight variant has passed through SIG out of which four of them are for the Pixel 3a and the rest are for the bigger 3a XL. Both the devices will be featuring Bluetooth 5.0 and will be running on Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box. It will be interesting to see how Google is going to price these handsets after the heavy competition which we saw in the current market.According to earlier leaks, the Pixel 3a will be coming with a 5.6-inch FHD+ display which will be powered by a midrange, Snapdragon 670 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. Its bigger sibling, the Pixel 3XL will be coming with 6-inch FHD+ display which w…

‘Burnt’ Galaxy S10 5G not a cause of device malfunction, says Samsung

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After the Galaxy Note 7 went off the market because of malfunctioning batteries, Samsung implemented advanced battery checks for its smartphones to make sure no such issues would arise in the future. And it worked, too: There have been no reports about any Galaxy flagship launched after the Galaxy Note 7 burning or catching fire. There may have been a stray case or two, but Samsung had denied that any of those cases were because of problems with the devices themselves. And that's what it's doing for a Galaxy S10 5G that reportedly decided to spontaneously combust.No details on why and how it happenedA South Korean consumer released pictures of his Galaxy S10 5G burnt beyond repair, saying that the phone was simply sitting on the table "when it started smelling burnt" and was engulfed by smoke. The Galaxy S10 5G comes with faster charging technology than any previous Galaxy smartphone, but it's impossible to say if that was the reason here. There aren't any de…

Samsung could be hinting that it’s fixed the Galaxy Fold

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Samsung has reiterated that it will announce the revised release date for the Galaxy Fold in a few weeks, after it was left with no choice but to delay the handset earlier this month. This is the second time the firm has stressed that it will cast a new launch date into the wild in the near future — first in the statement it issued when it postponed the handset, and now in its latest earnings call.To us, that sounds like Samsung is confident it has identified the source of the issue(s) that resulted in a number of reviewers running into a roadblock while using the Galaxy Fold. More often than not, that was because they toyed with the protective film affixed to the delicate 7.3-inch folding screen, thus rendering it unusable.There's a simple fix for that, however. All Samsung has to do is find a way to notify customers that the layer must be left in place. As it stands, there's a small notice on the cellophane film covering the unit in the box, but that's not enough. At the…

Galaxy Home Mini picks up Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications

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Samsung has long been working on a premium Bixby-powered smart speaker, the Galaxy Home. The device was showed off at the Galaxy Note 9 launch event last year. However, it's still a "coming soon" product, with Samsung keeping mum about any semblance of a release date. In the meantime, the Galaxy Home Mini, which we exclusively revealed last December, seems to be nearing launch. The "AI speaker" has just been certified by the Bluetooth SIG and the Wi-Fi Alliance.Galaxy Home Mini nearing its launch?Samsung's Galaxy Home Mini, bearing the model number SM-V310, has just passed the Bluetooth SIG certification process. While the listing does not reveal anything about the upcoming Bixby speaker, it does confirm that the speaker will work on Bluetooth v4.2. The Bluetooth certification comes a week after the device was certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, revealing Tizen 4.0 and support for 2.4GHz Wi-Fi on-board. Of course, with the Galaxy Home still not released, the G…

New Galaxy Note 9 update brings camera improvements and more

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Samsung is pushing out a second Galaxy Note 9 update with the April 2019 security patch in Germany. There are a couple of new features that this update brings to the device — the Note 9 finally has the option to set a schedule for Night mode, and it is also getting the ability to switch between a narrow and wider field of view when taking selfies.The field of view on the selfie camera is now set at 68 degrees by default and can be changed to the full 80-degree field of view with a tap on the toggle switch that resides above the shutter button. This is something Samsung introduced on the Galaxy S10 lineup and then later brought to the Galaxy S9 with a software update in March. It has now come to the Note 9, and it's possible the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will also get the field of view switch at some point.The new update does notbring a Night mode for the camera app, in case you were wondering. It was the first thing we checked after installing the update on one of our Note 9s, a…

T-Mobile releases Android 9.0 Pie for the Galaxy Tab S4

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A week after it started making the rounds for the Wi-Fi model in the US, T-Mobile has started rolling out the much-anticipated Android 9.0 Pie update for its LTE variant of the Galaxy Tab S4 — bundling all of the new features baked into Pie, as well as Samsung's revamped One UI user interface.As for what's built into Pie for the Galaxy Tab S4, we're looking at a Night mode that can extend battery life when you're running low on juice, especially when coupled with a new Adaptive Battery optimization tool that comes enabled out of the box; improved notification management and more.Elsewhere, the LTE model of the Galaxy Tab S4 was treated to a similar update at the beginning of April in France. That same release started cropping up in Brazil, Chile, India, Malaysia, Peru, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom soon thereafter — and now it's in the US.T-Mobile is pushing out the update, which also bundles improvements for Samsung's Bixby assist…

Vivo Z3x Launched with 4GB RAM & 16MP Selfie Camera

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Vivo has launched a new device in the Z-series called the Vivo Z3x. This new device has been launched in China and gets included in the Z-series. Last year, Vivo launched its Vivo Z1 smartphone which was the first smartphone in the Z series and the newly launched Z3x and Z1 smartphones have the same design along with the hardware apart from the front camera. The new device comes with a curved glossy finish polycarbonate body in Purple color with a gradient finish.The Vivo Z3x comes with a waterdrop notch display and sports a 6.26-inch screen with FHD+ resolutions giving an aspect ratio of 19:9. To power the handset there is a 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with Adreno 512GPU and Kryo 260 CPU. There is 4GB of RAM on the device along with 64GB of internal storage which can be extended further up to a maximum of 256GB via microSD card slot.On the back, there is a 13MP main camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture which will be accompanied with a 2MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 apertur…

Q1 2019 earnings report: Samsung posts its lowest profits in three years

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A few weeks ago, Samsung released its earnings guidance for the first quarter of 2019, estimating a 60% decline in operating profits. The company has now published a detailed report confirming that projection with an operating profit of 6.23 trillion won (about $5.35 billion), a drop of 60.2% from 15.64 trillion won a year ago. This is Samsung's worst performance since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle in 2016.Display Panel business running in lossSamsung's Q1 2019 profits were hit by multiple factors. The ever plummeting semiconductor business generated 30.4% less revenues as compared to Q1 2018. The company's chip business, however, is still its largest contributor in operating profits, owing to improvements at the System LSI and Foundry businesses. Samsung expects the business to improve slightly in the second quarter, as demand for image sensors and 5G chipsets rises.Samsung's mobile business also saw a drop in profits, despite the solid sales of the Galaxy S10 series. The…

Dev Channel Update for Desktop

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The dev channel has been updated to 75.0.3770.15 for Windows & Mac and Linux.
A partial list of changes is available in thelog. Interested inswitchingrelease channels? Find outhow. If you find a new issue, please let us know byfiling a bug. Thecommunity help forumis also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.
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[Poll] How do you like the new Night mode on your Galaxy S10 camera?

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Samsung's supposed answer to the impressive night photography skills of Google and Huawei phones on the Galaxy S10 turned out to be a disappointment. Bright Night, as it was called when the Galaxy S10 trio were launched, worked like a very basic night mode that brightened up the final picture a bit. And whether Bright Night was actually needed for a scene was decided by the phone, which severely limited its usefulness as it didn't really kick in unless you were shooting in really dark situations.Thankfully, Samsung decided to turn Bright Night into a dedicated Night mode with the latest software update. The quality of images produced hasn't changed much — you do get brighter pictures, but there's also plenty of noise and a lack of detail apparent in shots taken in Night mode. But being able to manually take shots in Night mode is very useful indeed, especially since you can now take advantage of it even for scenes that are bright enough for the automatic Photo mode.And…

Spotify isn’t playing nice with Galaxy smartphones

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The Internet is rife with reports from Spotify customers claiming they're unable to control audio playback from the lockscreen on their Galaxy smartphone, leaving them with no choice but to dive into the application whenever they want to skip or pause a track, which is frustrating to say the least.It seems the bug is baked into the latest version of Spotify for Android; the controls were working fine for me until I installed the most recent build so I could research the reports, and now they're not working at all — be it from the lockscreen or notification shade, even when the handset is unlocked.Keen to find out whether it's a more widespread issue, I tested out the lockscreen controls on my Huawei P30 Pro and they worked just fine — though there are some reports from owners of devices from other manufacturers, like LG and Huawei, claiming the feature isn't quite working as intended.Still, the bulk of the reports we uncovered originate from Galaxy owners, including th…

Nubia Red Magic 3 Gaming Phone Announced with SD855 & 12GB RAM

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Nubia has announced its Red Magic 3 smartphone which has been in the news from many days. This gaming smartphone has been introduced at an event in China which is claimed by the company to be the world's first smartphone with an active cooling system that improves the thermal performance significantly. It also comes with a touch-sensitive shoulder trigger that provides hardware buttons without the need for a gamepad.The user can configure as well as customize RGB lighting which is placed on the rear of the smart with several effects and over 16.8 million colors with Red Magic's light effects editor. The device comes with a massive 5,000mAh battery along with the support for 27W quick charging, that provides an hour of gameplay with a 10-minute charge. The handset has a 6.65-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 AMOLED display and comes out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie operating system based on Redmagic OS 2.0.Furthermore, the device comes with a Red Magic Game Space 2.0…

Samsung’s Upcoming Galaxy Note 10 Pro might come with 4500mAh Battery

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Samsung is reportedly said to include 4500mAh Battery on its Galaxy Note 10 Pro 4G variant as a famous leakster has tweeted on the same. Furthermore, Samsung's battery pack with model number N975 has been certified from the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology and the same model number will come with 4500mAh capacity of the battery. It will also be supporting 25W fast charging which we should be known in the coming days.The Galaxy Note 10 Pro has come into the leaks very recently and as per few other claims the South Korean Giant is said to be making four different variants in the Note 10 series. Two of which are going to support 4G connectivity while the other two will be supporting 5G networks. The battery certified by the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology is associated with the Galaxy Note 10 Pro model.Furthermore, the Note series is going come with the model numbers SM-N970 and SM-N975 and will be featuring 6.28-inch display on the former while the latter will be eq…

Best 5 fitness bands to help you achieve your fitness goals

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Fitness bands are all the rage these days, with more and more people looking for a device that can track their exercises and help them reach their fitness goals. There are plenty of fitness trackers out there, and here, we have picked out the five best options available on the market.Samsung Gear Fit 2 ProIf you want the perfect fitness band, one with a display, GPS, and some storage for playing music, then the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is for you. It has a minimalistic and sleek look and is very comfortable to wear. This fitness band is for those struggling to choose between a smartwatch and a fitness band.The Gear Fit 2 Pro some smartwatch-like functionality. It includes the ability to save and stream songs as a standalone music player, is water resistant with built-in GPS, and has a 1.2 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 320×320 pixels. It is also able to send notifications for social media, messages and phone calls by syncing up with your phone.Overall, the Gear Fit 2 Pro…

Samsung offering attractive discounts on Galaxy S10 lineup in India

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Samsung has introduced multiple discounts and offers for the Galaxy S10 series in India. The devices, which went on sale on March 8 in the country, are now available with discounts of up to ₹14,000. The new prices are live on the official Samsung India website as well as offline retail stores.New prices start at ₹46,900 for HDFC bank cardholdersSamsung launched the Galaxy S10 series in India at a starting price of ₹55,900 for the Galaxy S10e (review). However, the company is now offering an instant discount of ₹5,000 on the device, bringing the price down to ₹50,900. And with a cashback of ₹4,000 for HDFC bank cardholders, the device is available at an effective price of just ₹46,900.The 128GB variant of the Galaxy 10 also gets an instant discount of ₹5,000 from Samsung, bringing the price down to ₹61,900 from the regular price of ₹66,900. Furthermore, you can get an additional cashback of ₹6,000 if you purchase the device using an HDFC debit or credit card. The 512GB variant of the d…