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Google’s Other In-The-Works Fuchsia OS Gets a UI Preview of Sorts

Google is working on a third operating system called Fuchsia. This is something separate from Android and Chrome OS that isn’t based on Linux and is essentially an all-Google product from top to bottom it seems. It’s kind of been around s.....»»

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Waze Update Lets You Record Your Own Voice for Turn-by-Turn Directions

Waze already has a long list of voices to choose from for your turn-by-turn direction needs, but after the latest update, you can now use your own voice to guide yourself in unknown territory.  Once the update is installed, simply head to the Advanc.....»»

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Report: Amazon Echo With 7″ Touchscreen Could be Announced Tomorrow, Priced at $200+

In a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is indeed working to launch a new Echo device, complete with a 7″ touchscreen. According to the report, Amazon could unveil the new Echo as early as Tuesday (May 9), followed by a launch earl.....»»

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DEAL: Amazon Echo is $30 Off Today

Trying to decide between Amazon Echo and Google Home? The decision just became tougher now that they are both discounted. While Google Home is cheaper than Echo almost everyday, including now through a $15 discount, there is no denying that Amazon.....»»

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Chrome for Android Update Makes It Even Easier to Read Web Pages Offline

Google is pushing an update to Chrome on Android today that makes offline reading of web pages easier than ever to get into. Google says three new items are there to take advantage of. For one, you can now long-press any link in Chrome and choose th.....»»

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Question of the Day: New Verizon Unlimited Users, How’s Everything Been?

It has been almost three full months since Verizon brought back unlimited data to its airwaves with Verizon Unlimited. That means that a number of you have had plenty of time to decide if the move was/is worth it, whether or not there is good value t.....»»

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DL Q&A Sessions: Volume 46

We’ve wrapped up reviews for the LG G6, Galaxy S8, and we have Google I/O right around the corner, so let’s get a Q&A Session in before things get really crazy.  With the Q&A Sessions, we allow you, our beloved readers, to ask us anythin.....»»

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Google: Nougat Beta Concluded, Android O Beta Coming Soon

Google I/O kicks off next week and we’re sure to learn quite a lot about the next major update to Android – Android O. Not only will we learn more, but it seems reasonable to believe Google will launch a usable beta for Android O, too......»»

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Google I/O App Updated for 2017

The official Google I/O app has been updated for 2017 in Google Play, perfectly timed for next week’s festivities to kick off.  The app gives attendees an updated schedule for all things taking place, as well as the ability to reserve seating.....»»

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LG Sees Bump in US Market Share, Hopes G6 Continues Trend

Thanks to steady sales of the V20, K and X series devices, and maybe even thanks to Samsung’s misfortune with the Galaxy Note 7, LG saw an increase in US market share during Q1. Up about 3% from last year, LG is sitting at 19.6%, still ranked t.....»»

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Huawei Watch is Finally Getting Android Wear 2.0 Update

I say “finally” because you have to remember, the original Huawei Watch was one of two watches used for testing Android Wear 2.0 through the developer preview program, yet here we are today, finally getting the official update. Huawei a.....»»

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US Unlocked Galaxy S7 Now Getting Nougat Update Too

A week ago, the US unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935U) began receiving the update to Android Nougat through Samsung’s Smart Switch app. The regular Galaxy S7 was left out for reasons we’ll probably never know, but you no longer have to wor.....»»

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Weekly Recap: Another Month, Another Instant Update for Pixel and Nexus

While I was putting together this list of the top Android stories from the past few days, the top item is one that I feel deserves special attention. Now, I know that Android was built to be spreadable to the far reaching corners of the world through.....»»

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The New Moto Z2 Play Sounds Disappointing Already

The minute I saw purported renders for the upcoming Moto Z2 Play a couple of weeks ago, my first thought was, “Oh no, they ruined it by going thin.” The device images showed a phone that looked very much like a phone from the Moto Z line,.....»»

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Another Potential Look at the HTC U 11

We got our first good look at the HTC U 11 back in mid-April, but as we approach HTC’s scheduled reveal date (May 16), we’re now getting to see it from a whole bunch of different angles.  According to specs we’ve already posted, th.....»»

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Friday Poll: Headphone Jack on Top, Bottom, or Courage?

5 years ago on May 2, we asked if headphone jacks belonged on the top or bottom of a device. As you might’ve noticed, things have changed a bit in 5 years, with some companies finding the courage to completely remove the jack, opting for Blueto.....»»

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This is Apparently a First Look at Amazon’s New Touchscreen Echo Thing (Updated)

It’s been months since we last heard about a potentially new Amazon Echo product with a touchscreen, but today we may be getting our first look at the device. According to AFTVnews, who supposedly pulled some magic from Amazon servers, the d.....»»

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Samsung Offers 6 Months of Netflix, Case and 64GB SD Card to New Galaxy S8 and S8+ Buyers

If you haven’t yet pulled the trigger on the Galaxy S8 or S8+, but do indeed plan to do so, now is a good time. Thanks to a new promotion through the Shop Samsung app on Google Play, anyone who purchases a S8 or S8+ between May 3 and May 16 c.....»»

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Nova Launcher Beta Updated With Fixes for Galaxy S8, Dynamic Badges

The beta for Nova Launcher received an update this week, catered almost specifically for new Galaxy S8 owners. According to the changelog, the update includes minor fixes for Samsung’s latest, respect for system-level themes on the S8, plus Dy.....»»

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T-Mobile Intros Premium Device Protection Plus for $15/Mo

T-Mobile added a new device protection plan to their line-up today, Premium Device Protection Plus (PDPP). It costs $15 per month and includes identity theft protection tools and a personal help desk, alongside the rest of the features from the Premi.....»»

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