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Wear OS in 2020: The most stagnant smartwatch platform

2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year, and tech companies are feeling the burn as well. They’ve been forced to push back product launches and delay software updates for consumer tech, not to mention doing so while working from home. I wish I could say the troubles of 2020 are the reason Google’s Wear OS isn’t flourishing, but that’s unfortunately not the case.…
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It’s Threat Level Midnight! The Office leaves Netflix after today for Peacock

Credit: NBCUniversal Update: December 31, 2020 – The time has come. The Office leaves Netflix after today (December 31). On Friday, January 1, 2021, one of the most popular shows on streaming moves over to NBCUniversal’s Peacock service. You can sign up for the service at the link below.  You can learn more about this transition by reading the article below.…
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Save $200 on the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook and more cheap Chromebook deals

It’s easy to find a good Chromebook on a budget. After all, the whole idea behind Chrome OS devices is that they serve as a cheaper alternative to Windows laptops. We’ve rounded up some of the best Chromebook deals on the internet so you won’t have to search too hard for a good price. Scroll on for a whole host of discounts on Chromebooks from all of the main manufacturers.…
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Android Authority’s favorite non-phone tech that got us through 2020

Over the past few weeks, we’ve posted a lot of “best of” lists to summarize the year. Most of those lists obviously revolve around smartphones. If you want to know what we really think is the best phone of the year, here you go. But what about our favorite tech of the year that wasn’t a phone? That’s what this list is all about!…
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Xiaomi Mi A3 gets Android 11, but it’s bricking phones

Xiaomi Mi A3 Xiaomi Mi A3 owners are reporting bricked phones after the Android 11 update. It’s unclear what could be causing this issue. The Xiaomi Mi A3 is the Chinese manufacturer’s most recent Android One smartphone, and it was a pretty solid if unspectacular device at launch. The phone launched with Android Pie and is now receiving Android 11, but it seems like you really should wait before hitting that ‘update’ button.…
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This leaked render could be our first look at the Huawei P50 Pro

Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority A purported render of the Huawei P50 Pro has emerged. The smartphone is said to feature a curved 6.6-inch display with a reworked selfie camera system. Info relating to the Huawei P50 Pro has been hard to come by thus far, but now we have some idea of what the flagship might entail. Tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer has posted a bunch of details to Voice, including a first look at Huawei’s next flagship smartphone.…
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Xiaomi just confirmed Mi 11 Pro in one of its own apps (Updated)

Credit: Xiaomi Xiaomi is apparently readying a Mi 11 Pro as well. The phone is said to feature the same screen specs as the standard model. Confirmation of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro has now been spotted in MIUI 12’s Gallery app. Update: December 31, 2020 (4:45 AM ET): More evidence that Xiaomi is working on a Mi 11 Pro has been uncovered in the code of MIUI 12‘s Gallery app.…