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Pour one out for Windows 10 Mobile as it reaches end of support

Microsoft’s next smartphone is expected to ship next year, and when it does, the Microsoft Surface Duo will be running Google’s Android operating system. That’s a shift from the company’s earlier strategy — Microsoft used to make its own smartphone operating systems. But over the past decade the market share for Windows phones has diminished […]

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The 1975 Pushes Back European Tour to Finish Production on Upcoming Album

The 1975 announced on Wednesday (Dec. 11) that they are rescheduling their upcoming European headlining tour in order to finish their next…

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Pixel 4’s memory improvements could come to more phones in the future

Might not debut on other phones until the next version of Android.

What you need to know

  • The first Pixel feature drop included improved memory management for all Pixel phones.
  • It helps phones run multiple apps at once by proactively compressing cached applications.
  • The new improved memory management feature should make its way to other Android phones, but not until the next version of Android.

On December 9, Google had its first Pixel feature drop, something it plans to do on a quarterly basis in the future. Part of the update included performance enhancements for all Pixel phones by improving memory management on the devices.

According to Google, this will help Pixel phones run multiple apps at once by proactively compressing cached applications. In particular, it singles out apps such as games and streaming content, but the improved memory management should help with all applications.

In general, Pixel phones have always outperformed other Android phones, offering one of the smoothest and fastest Android experiences around. The new memory enhancements will only serve to further widen the gap, but there is some good news for all of us non-Pixel users out there.

When speaking to The Verge about the recent Pixel feature drop, Sabrina Ellis, Vice President of Product Management, mentioned that the new improved memory features should be coming to other Android phones in the future. Unfortunately, it seems that it won’t be anytime soon, because this feature is a system-level update.

Most phones don’t get a lot of system-level updates outside of major OS releases, meaning users without a Pixel could be waiting until the next version of Android before seeing this performance-enhancing update.

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Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL






Pixel 4 From $799 at Amazon
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Protect and showcase your Pixel 4 with a cool case

The Google Pixel 4 is a significant switch-up from the previous Pixels — ditching the two-tone glass and the fingerprint sensor. However, it’s still a glass-backed flagship phone, and glass-backed flagships get put in cases the second they arrive for their own protection! Whether you want a clear case that can show off the Pixel 4’s loveliness or prefer a more robust heavy-duty case to keep things locked down, we’ve spent hours looking for the best Pixel 4 cases out there.

Slim grip

Spigen Liquid Air

Staff pick

This slim case features a wonderful texture on the back and sides, allowing you to add a bit of drop protection and a lot of grip without succumbing to the same old siren song of the carbon fiber case.

$12 at Amazon

Dependable defender

Tudia Merge Series

Prefer your cases with a bit more protection? Tudia’s Merge Series features the classic hybrid format, four color options, and an excellent price for a long-lasting, heavy-duty case.

$10 at Amazon

Get a grip

Caseology Solid Flex Crystal

Caseology’s clear case is just amazingly grippy, and the slight contouring around the corners for more robust air cushions allow it to blend into the Pixel 4’s distinct design while keeping a slim, protective profile.

$11 at Amazon

The bluest of blues

OtterBox Symmetry Series

OtterBox’s Symmetry series is slightly more svelte than previous generations, and this “Sapphire Secret” color is just a wonderful reminder of the original Google Pixel. I am absolutely in love with it.

$37 at Amazon

Diamond durable

Ringke Fusion-X

The Fusion-X is a distinct look, for sure, but I’m a fan because it’s a clear case that can go the distance, and its colored bumpers add some flair in Black, Blue, or Camo Black.

$11 at Amazon

Carry it all in style

Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet

Want a European nubuck leather wallet case for half the price of Bellroy, in more colors, and with free engraving? Snakehive’s got you covered with five colors, three card slots, and a cash pocket.

$37 at Amazon

Extra drop protection

Ghostek Covert

This case is more translucent than actually clear, but it still lets the Google branding shine through while adding Ghostek’s mil-spec shock-absorbing corner guards. I especially like the pink version.

$15 at Amazon

Kick drops to the curb

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

This ultra-rugged case is ready for anything: it comes with a built-in screen protector, a kickstand around back, dust plugs to protect your USB-C port, and even a holster clip if your pockets tend to be too small for a phone.

$20 at Amazon

Like nothing’s there

Totallee Thin

Totallee’s got three variants of its iconic ultra-minimalist case available for the Pixel 4 at the moment: a hardshell matte black, a hardshell frosted clear, and a softer TPU crystal clear. Here’s hoping they add leather soon.

$35 at Amazon

Fantastic in hand

Google Fabric Case

Google’s fabric cases have been hits year after year, but this year they truly do look better than ever. From the Could Be Coral to the absolutely awesome looking Blue-ish, this microfiber-lined case is a winner.

$40 at Amazon

Scartch protection

Avalri Ultra Thin

Thin hard-shell cases like the Avalri are designed more for scratch protection and a tiny bit of grip rather than robust drop protection, but the bright colors can spice up your life and keep that back glass clear of scuffs.

$13 at Amazon

Keep a spare

ESR Essential Zero (2-Pack)

ESR’s clear cases are great on their own, but when you can get two of them for the cost of one Ringke or Spigen, it makes the deal all the sweeter while giving you a spare.

$14 at Amazon

Herringbone rocks

Spigen Neo Hybrid

While there aren’t as many colors of Neo Hybrid available this year, the Neo Hybrid will always be a welcome option with that swank Herringbone texture and great protection.

$14 at Amazon

Add some flair

Skinit Custom Clear Case

With designs from Disney, sports teams like the NFL and NCAA, and even anime franchises like My Hero Acaedmia and Dragon Ball Z, Skinit’s custom cases ensure you can bring your own style to your Pixel 4.

$20 at Skinit

Plant-based protection

Tech21 Studio Colour

This ultra-thin case is made from plant-based materials, but don’t mistake it for some delicate flower. This case can withstand drops over two meters and has antimicrobial properties, always handy as we head into flu season. Find it in Coral, Black, and Pewter.

$30 at Amazon

No matter your taste, your phone needs a case

The Pixel 4’s slim size means that even a heavier duty case can still feel sleek in hand, and when combined with a slim but grippy case like the Spigen Air Armor it feels absolutely fantastic. The Air Armor seems like a light-duty case, but I’ve worn them for months, and they’re all the protection you’ll need unless you’re an outdoorsman.

On the more robust end of the scale, the Tudia Merge Series and OtterBox Symmetry Series are both solid heavy-duty cases with long pedigrees and subtle sophistication. The Tudia’s hybrid style is easier to get on and off, but the Sapphire Secret is just the best color ever. Both will serve your Pixel 4 well, as would any case in this roundup.

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Maestro Fresh Wes Slated for Halftime Show as the Toronto Raptors Face Off with Kawhi Leonard, L.A. Clippers

— Canadian hip hop icon Maestro Fresh Wes is set to perform at the most highly anticipated Toronto Raptors game of the season this Wednesday, December 11th, as the reigning NBA champions face-off against former teammate Kawhi Leonard for the first time since he left for Los Angeles. “I’m definitely looking forward for Kawhi’s return […]

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‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Last Waltz,’ ‘Clerks’ Added to National Film Registry

Seven films by female directors also among 2019’s 25 Library of Congress-inducted motion pictures

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Protected: Platinum also has these functions

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The first prequel comic for Marvel’s Avengers is out today

Iron Man is the first of the team to get the front cover treatment.

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TikTok parent ByteDance is trialing a Spotify rival called Resso in Indonesia & India (report)

App has seen 27,000 installs across iOS and Android so far

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Why Taylor Swift’s Lover Fest Will Be Her Next Big Step

Taylor Swift’s first big project of 2020? Lover Fest, her self-produced, festival-style tour slated to kick off in June (Messina Touring Group…

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