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Top 10 Android app updates this week: Google Pay, Waze

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found …

Apps

Gorilla Glass 6 official, can help your phone survive 15 drops

Corning has introduced the latest version of Gorilla Glass that we’ll surely begin seeing on lots of smartphones soon.<p>Gorilla Glass 6 is now …

Gorilla Glass

You can now see when your friends are online on Instagram

Sometimes you want to have a real-time conversation with someone, but that can’t happen if the person you want to talk to isn’t using the app you are …

Social Media

The LG V40 ThinQ may launch in October

At the beginning of this year, it was reported that LG was planning on skipping the yearly smartphone grind, opting to instead launch smartphones …

Phones

Google's Fuchsia OS may replace Android within the next five years

Google is an ambitious company to say the least, and the individual teams that work on what’s coming down the pipe are just as focused on building …

Operating Systems

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 boasts a giant 6.9-inch display

It has been over a year since Xiaomi introduced the Mi Max 2, which features a sizable 6.44-inch screen to win over folks who like smartphones with …

Mobile Technology

Nokia X5 is the latest Android phone to sport a notch

We’ve seen quite a few Android phones come to market with a display notch this year, and today another such device was made official.<p>Meet the Nokia …

Mobile Technology

Top 10 New Android Games This Week: Boxing Star, Portal Drop

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but …

Top 10

BlackBerry KEY2 'Lite' leaks out in red

BlackBerry and TCL made the KEY2 officially official back in June, and it looks like the companies are already planning on launching a variant at …

Mobile Technology

Samsung may launch foldable screen smartphone next year

Samsung may launch a foldable screen smartphone as early as next year, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The device is rumored to …

Mobile

Google hit with record antitrust fine of $5 billion by the EU

Google has been dealing with the European Union in a legal fashion for quite some time, specifically in terms of potential antitrust issues. And now …

Google Search

Samsung's Galaxy Watch may be running Tizen OS after all

Will Samsung launch a smartwatch this year that’s running Wear OS and not its own proprietary Tizen OS? That’s becoming a very hard question to …

Wear OS

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Apps

Essential 360 Camera deal drops price to just $19

The Essential Phone got a huge discount this week as part of Prime Day, and now one of the device’s main accessories has gotten a big price cut, …

Mobile Technology

Prime Day sale offers deals on Chromebooks, including Google Pixelbook

Amazon Prime Day 2018 may be winding down, but there are still some good deals to be had before it’s all over.<p>Amazon is running a sale on several …

Chromebook

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks continue as more images surface

Yesterday the Samsung CEO was spotted using a Galaxy Note 9. It was neat seeing the device in the wild ahead of its official launch, but we didn’t …

Galaxy Note

Google Assistant adds a visual snapshot of your day and gets more proactive

Google Assistant has become one of the leading digital assistants out there, but there’s always room for improvement. Which is where Google’s …

Google Assistant

NVIDIA SHIELD TV and LG V35 ThinQ are being discounted for Amazon Prime Day

We’re in the thick of Amazon Prime Day 2018, and the deals on Android devices just keep on coming.<p>Amazon is now offering big discounts on the NVIDIA …

Android TV

Alto's Odyssey launches on Android July 26

It has been several months since <i>Alto’s Odyssey</i> arrived on iOS devices, and now it looks like the popular game is on its way to Android.<p>The follow-up …

Snowman

T-Mobile's new international data pass launches August 1 for $5

If you do a lot of international travel, T-Mobile is announcing a new plan option to give you some access to 4G LTE data while you’re abroad.<p>T-Mobile …

Mobile

OxygenOS 5.1.9 for OnePlus 6 adds camera improvements and more

OnePlus continues to send out minor software updates for its handsets, this time for the recently launched OnePlus 6.<p>The company’s newest software …

Android News

Google revives blob emoji in sticker packs for Android Messages and Gboard

In May of last year, it was confirmed that Google was adopting a more generic approach to emoji, dropping the blob styling.<p>Technically speaking, the …

Gboard

Razer Phone goes on sale at Amazon

We’ve seen some deals on the Razer Phone in the past, but the current sale that Amazon is running on the Android flagship is one of the better …

Razer Phone

Verizon no longer activating 3G-only phones

Verizon previously announced that its CDMA network is not long for this world. The network would be shut down at the end of 2019 and the spectrum …

4G LTE

Amazon devices discounted for Prime Day, including Echo and Fire products

Prime Day is one of the biggest days of the year for Amazon, and so it should come as no surprise that the company is celebrating Prime Day 2018 by …

4K Ultra HD

SanDisk microSD cards on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2018

Amazon Prime Day 2018 has officially begun, and we’ve already seen an awesome deal on the Essential Phone. Now another great mobile deal has launched.<p>…

SanDisk

Essential Phone on sale for Prime Day for $250, Ocean Depths model being given away

The Essential Phone has been a bit of a controversy, launching at $700 with a weak camera and some serious software bugs. Nonetheless the specs were …

Mobile Technology

OnePlus may rename Dash Charge to Warp Charge

Dash Charge was the name of OnePlus’ proprietary fast charging method, but the name is no more thanks to the trademark application being rejected in …

Intellectual Property

Samsung CEO seen using Galaxy Note 9

Much like the Samsung Galaxy S9 was to the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note 9 isn’t expected to be a big upgrade over its predecessor. It will simply be an …

Galaxy Note

There's an unofficial fix for the Pixel 2 blurry panorama issue, but it requires root

The Google Pixel 2 faces a strange issue. When you take panoramas, they turn out blurry. This is due to the way the Pixel 2 handles the infinity …

Google Pixel