Galaxy A31 expected very soon

Last year, the Galaxy A series phones were a massive success. The Galaxy A10 was the best selling Android phone in 2019, proving how successful the then-new phone series was. The Galaxy A51 launched a couple of months back was 2020’s successor to the Galaxy A50, and now Galaxy A fans are waiting for more.

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Google have cloned Apple’s 3D touch for Pixel 4

Apple’s 3D Touch has since been replaced with haptic touch on recent iPhones but still remains quite an impressive feature. You’d press hard on, let’s say, an app icon, and a number of options would appear for the app. Apple replicates 3D Touch for those iPhones that don’t support it on iOS 13 with the alternative haptic touch. But now Google are adding new 3D Touch functionality to their Pixel 4 phones.

Pixel Feature Drop

The original Pixel 1 and Pixel 1 XL are no longer supported and therefore won’t receive the update
Pixel Feature Drop 2 rolls out this week, and it includes a handful of new features, including new emojis, power button shortcuts, and dark mode timers. But a significant new feature is the inclusion of a 3D Touch like interface for Pixel 4.

What is 3D Touch?

3D Touch was first introduced with the iPhone 6S in 2015
First introduced with the iPhone 6S, 3D Touch allowed for quick shortcuts mainly for apps on the home screen. You could also use 3D Touch to preview webpages, access multitasking, and more.Other manufacturers such as Samsung have since adapted this interface style but Google has not up until now.

How to install the update

The software update is now rolling out but you may not get it instantly
To get the new feature drop, all you have to do is find software update in Settings and check for updates. It may not be available for you just yet, so you should try occasionally checking until the update is available.This functionality is only available on Pixel 4 as far as I know so don’t be shocked if the functionality doesn’t appear on your older Pixel. However, all Pixels that are still receiving updates are eligible for all the other cool features in the new feature drop.

How do you work the feature?

To access the 3D Touch-style interface on your Pixel 4, simply long press on an app icon and a menu should appear. For example, a web browser would show options to open new tab and search the web, whilst the Phone app may allow you to access voicemail, make calls, or dial a number.The Pixel 4’s 3D Touch based functionality does seem like a cool new feature and I’m sure more software improvements will follow.

At £1300, the Galaxy Z Flip deserves more than two major OS upgrades

Ever since the original Galaxy S’s release in 2010, Samsung have been providing two major OS upgrades for their flagships. Back then, this was amazing support for Android devices as many manufacturers didn’t even release one major OS upgrade. But in 2020, two major OS upgrades is minimal even for Android devices.

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Raspberry Pi 4 2GB RAM model price reduced to £35; 1GB variant still to be sold at same price however

The 2GB model of the Raspberry Pi 4 has had its price reduced to £35, same as the original Raspberry Pi Model B was priced at in 2012. This is after RAM prices were reduced last year, meaning it no longer costs the Raspberry Pi Foundation as much to produce the 2GB variant as it did before.

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Samsung could already be testing Android 11 for the Galaxy S10+

A recent test on Geekbench of a Galaxy S10+ has been done. This could just be any user seeing how exactly their phone scores, but no. What makes this Geekbench test stand out against all the other tests is that this phone is running ‘Android R’

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What will happen when Google Chrome stops supporting Windows 7?

Windows 7 support ended on the 14th January 2020. To be fair, we should all be on Windows 10 by now or if your PC can’t run it or you want a free alternative, Linux. But those who rely on Windows applications and can’t afford to upgrade are left on Windows 7. It’s important to take security seriously when running an unsupported OS. Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported on Windows 7 and therefore no longer getting security updates so you will want to look for a new browser to use if you’ve been using Internet Explorer all this time. This is where you may come across Google Chrome.

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iOS 14 – what devices will run it?

Last year’s iOS 13 dropped support for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 and 6+, as well as the iPod Touch 6th generation and iPadOS 13 dropped support for multiple iPad models. This year, however, iOS 14 will be announced in the summer as will the devices the OS will — and won’t — support.

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Why do Microsoft recommend you buy a new PC with Windows 10 preinstalled rather than upgrade your existing one?

Now that Windows 7 support has ended, you may have been looking at Windows 10 upgrade options. Microsoft have been recommending you buy a new PC with the OS preinstalled rather than upgrade your existing PC even if it meets the hardware requirements. But why?

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Android 10 on the Galaxy S9 – Review

Android 10 has been available on Pixel phones for a few months now, but only a couple months ago Samsung started rolling the stable update out to their Galaxy S10 and Note10 series phones. The standard update policy for Samsung flagships is three years of support, with two major OS upgrades. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ were released in 2018 on Android 8.0 Oreo and have received updates to Android 9.0 Pie and now Android 10, meaning Android 10 is likely to be its final update.

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How to fix ‘This accessory may not be supported’ error while charging your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

A lot of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users have had an issue with their devices charging where they get the error message ‘This accessory may not be supported’ I had this issue with my iPhone 4 for a long time and sometimes with my 6S too. However, it is fixable.

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