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Editor @TechDomes, bringing the best Google news on your screen. Follow me on Twitter or message me at brianreedtd@hotmail.com

Gmail for Android dark theme begins rolling out

Following Android 10’s public launch last week, many users have been waiting for all of Google’s apps to offer darker looks. After a brief tease on Android.com, a dark theme is now rolling out to Gmail for Android today via a sever-side update.

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Another Pixel 4 XL leak corroborates display size, Snapdragon 855

“When it rains it pours” is a common idiom used regarding smartphone leaks, but the past several days have felt like a torrential downpour of Pixel 4 leaks. Today, another Pixel 4 XL leak corroborates specs which we previously exclusively reported about the XL model with its larger display.

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Pixel 4 will bring some major moves for Google software

Every year, the most popular smartphone leaks are all about the hardware. Our own traffic numbers show that people are most interested in looks at the physical form — even if they’re blurry images of phones in anti-leak cases that show essentially nothing. Pixel is more about software advances than most other Android phones, and that’s shaping up to be true about Pixel 4 as much as ever…

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Xiaomi announces 30W Mi Charge Turbo wireless charging for Mi 9 Pro 5G

Xiaomi showcased its latest smartphone innovation today, introducing its Mi Charge Tubro tech. It’s a wireless charging standard supporting the unseen-on-a-smartphone 30W speed. A 5-layer nanocrystal receiver coil was used with a conversion efficiency of 98 percent, which should help keep temperatures under control too.

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Spotify brings seekable audio progress bar to notifications on Android 10

Android 10 brought a handy feature that displays a media progress bar directly in the notification bar, which various apps can benefit from. Unfortunately, Spotify didn’t  implement this feature fully, as it didn’t initially allow users to interact with the progress bar. However, the company fixed it, as the bar is now seekable, letting you jump to your favorite part directly from your notifications.

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Vivaldi is releasing an Android version of its highly-customizable browser

Vivaldi, a web browser from a group of developers that formerly worked on Opera, is one to consider if you really want to customize your browsing experience. Now, Vivaldi is bringing that power-user spirit to mobile with a new Android version, available today in beta.

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Moto E6 Plus is here with a 6.1-inch HD+ display, MediaTek Helio P22 chipset

Motorola took the stage at IFA 2019 in Berlin to announce the Moto E6 Plus along with the mid-range Motorola One Zoom. The Moto E6 Plus is undoubtedly a much more impressive device than the Moto E6 that was launched by the company in July.

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New Pixel 4 camera features include ‘Motion Mode’ and improved Night Sight

According to a reliable source, ‘Motion Mode,’ which allows users to take high quality action shots, will be one of the Google Pixel 4’s headline camera features. The new smartphone from Google will also tout improvements to the renowned Night Sight mode…

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Google Pixel 4 colors leak, including brand new coral-like hue

Continuing yesterday’s slew of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL developments, we now have a leak of all three color variants. Google officially teased the black model, while white just dropped this week. We now have “Coral” according to a Chinese leaker this morning.

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Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 won’t have NFC in some markets except India — that means no Google Pay

One significant detail regarding Nokia’s newly-announced mid-range 6.2 and 7.2 slid under the radar yesterday, but it turns out the company’s published spec sheets were in error. Although Nokia’s website initially claimed the devices wouldn’t get NFC in the US, Latin America, or India, those details were apparently incorrect. Only India will be missing NFC support.

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