Google launches Android 12 with the first developer preview

Android 12 is here – or at least, the first developer preview of Android 12 is, ready for app makers to start testing ahead of a public launch for users later in 2021. The first developer preview for Android 11 launched on the same day last year.

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IK interface lets mobile content creators use XLR microphones

IK Multimedia has given a helping hand to content creators looking to give their recorded or streamed visuals a pro-level audio boost with the iRig Pre 2, a battery powered pre-amp that connects XLR microphones to mobile devices or digital cameras.

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Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra vs iPhone 12, mini, Pro and Pro Max

The first flagships for 2021 are here – Samsung’s Galaxy s21 series. But how do they stack up against the competition? New Atlas compares the specs and features of the Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra to the iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.

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Xiaomi’s wireless tech promises to charge a smartphone across a room

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has introduced new Mi Air Charge technology that it says can power up your smartphone from across the room – as soon as you walk into a room with the system installed, your handset battery level starts rising.

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Sony Xperia Pro smartphone shoots for the creative market

Sony has launched a new Xperia phone – but with the ability to act as an external monitor for a camera, 5G connectivity, a mini-HDMI port and a hefty price tag, the Xperia Pro is very different to a lot of the smartphones we're going to see in 2021.

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What to expect from the best smartphones in 2021

The new year is a time to look forwards into the future as well as backwards into the past, and thanks to a series of leaks, rumors and early announcements, we already know (or think we know) what's coming down the line for smartphones in 2021.

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Review: The Google Pixel 5 aims to conquer the mid-range

The smartphone market, like the world at large, finds itself in a strange spot in 2020: we've seen a wealth of new phones at the upper mid-range of the market, and with the Pixel 5, that's exactly where Google is aiming.

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Latest OnePlus Nord phones are the most affordable yet

When the OnePlus Nord was unveiled in July, OnePlus promised it was just the start of a Nord-branded series of phones, and now we have two more in the range that are even more affordable: the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and the OnePlus Nord N100.

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Review: Getting a feel for paper on a digital tablet with reMarkable 2

Smartphones can be great for taking notes on the fly, but are not quite as satisfying as pen and paper. The reMarkable 2 is claimed to offer users a distraction-free, paper-like writing experience, and we've spent the last week or so trying one out.

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FlexPai 2 is Royole’s new and improved foldable phone

It might not have attracted the same number of headlines as the Samsung Galaxy Fold or the Huawei Mate X, but the Royole FlexPai was the first foldable phone to hit the market towards the end of 2018. Now the Chinese company is back with a sequel.

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