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LG's next flagship phone revealed? Render and prototype photos emerge | Trusted Reviews

<b>This week has provided a good amount of LG V30 leaks, from the revelation that the series’ second screen was to be removed on the upcoming handset,</b> …

LG G6

Stock Android is no longer the best version of Android

Android fanboys hold two truths to be self-evident: Android is better than iOS, and the closer to stock (or AOSP), the better.<p>To the tech-saavy user, an Android skin is, at best, an unnecessary inconvenience. More often, it’s a deleterious faux pas by manufacturers out of touch with user …

Phones

Huawei set to launch a flagship device with AT&T next year

Huawei is one of the world’s biggest handset manufacturers, behind only Apple and Samsung. If you live in the US, though, you’d probably have no …

Mobile Technology

Google Pixel is up to $200 off with a free Daydream VR Headset

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Samsung will reportedly introduce an in-display fingerprint reader with the Galaxy Note 9

Apple has apparently dropped the feature, and Samsung doesn’t want to rush it<p>When Samsung released its Galaxy S8 smartphone earlier this year, it did so with an unfortunate design choice: the fingerprint scanner was placed on the back, right next to the phone’s camera. It looks as though that …

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Truecaller app adds new messaging and SMS blocking features

Truecaller now introduces flash messaging, where you can avoid calling or writing a full text message. Instead, you just tap the ‘thunder bolt’ …

SMS

Best Android smartwatches you can buy [June 2017]

With new hardware and software options that continue to get better and better, there’s no time like now to buy a smartwatch. While iOS users are pretty limited in what they <i>could</i> buy, Android users have too many choices to count. Not sure where to start looking? Let’s go over some of the best…<p>NEW …

Wearable Tech

Galaxy Note 8 May Arrive Sooner Than Expected

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 might make its debut a bit sooner than expected.<p>The folks over at Galaxy Club claim to have spoken to a source who says …

The OnePlus 5 is officially being launched on June 20th

After all the rumors, leaks, and rampant speculation, we finally have a launch date for the OnePlus 5. The company has confirmed it’s coming on June …

Exclusive: this is the Essential Phone

Another stab at making phones modular<p>The Essential Phone, brought to us by the person who created Android, is finally ready for the spotlight. It’s an incredibly audacious and ambitious project, with an outlandish screen and the beginnings of a modular ecosystem.<p>First, the Android phone basics: the …

Phones

OnePlus 5: Cheap Samsung Galaxy S8 rival is coming this summer

OnePlus has confirmed that its next smartphone will come out this summer.<p>The Chinese manufacturer is relatively new to the smartphone game, but is …

Here's the new Google software that may one day replace Android

Images of Google's new operating system — which is being built from the ground-up and may power the next-generation of smart devices — recently …

Android just got incredibly good at helping you manage your apps

It’s so much easier to find the apps you rarely ever use<p>If you’ve opened the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone recently, you might have noticed something different: the “My Apps” section, which is where you go to update apps or reinstall past downloads, has been redesigned with a …

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Google engineer shows the spectacular extremes of nighttime mobile photography

The Google Pixel and its predecessor, the Nexus 6P, are two of the best mobile cameras we have today, owing to Google’s algorithmic wizardry behind the scenes. I’ve been endlessly impressed with the low-light performance of the Pixel since its release, but it turns out there’s still a vast amount …

Photography

Anybody can make a Google Assistant gadget with this new toolkit

Go grab your Raspberry Pi<p>Today, Google is announcing the general availability of the Google Assistant SDK. What that means is that anybody can download and run the Google Assistant on a gadget of their choice — Google says it will run well on Raspberry Pi 3 devices and also on Linux.<p>The obvious use …

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Google Wifi is now available in Canada

Google Wifi is now available in Canada, which joins the US and the UK in offering the company’s mesh router system. The Wifi device in Canada will cost $179 CAD for a single unit, and $439 CAD for a triple pack, which are roughly on par with the US prices once currency exchange rates are taken into …

Google WiFi

Amazon is shutting down Underground, its free Android app program

The storefront will close at the end of this summer<p>Yesterday, Amazon announced that it would be ending its Underground Actually Free Program, a shopping app that offers free versions of apps such as <i>Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, Monument Valley,</i> or <i>Office Suite Pro 8</i> for Android phone and Fire …

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Motorola may be working on its first Android tablet in years

Motorola appears to be working on its first tablet in more than five years. <i>Android Police</i> reports that a 9-to-10-inch tablet with a “premium look and feel” is in development, and the site published a single photo of the device’s screen as evidence.<p>The photo isn’t very revealing, but it does show …

Tablets

Truecaller and Google Come Together to Improve Video Calling

PAKISTAN, March 28, 2017: Truecaller today announced a strategic agreement to integrate Google Duo, a high quality video calling service, within the …

Press shot of the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks

It has leaked in various forms about a zillion times, and now the Galaxy S8 has leaked as an apparently official press render. This leak comes …

Google quietly launches ‘Meet by Google Hangouts,’ a new video conferencing app for business

Google has today launched yet another communication app (via TechCrunch), this time for business. It’s called “Meet by Google Hangouts,” and it’s made for high-definition video calls between as many as 30 people. It seems Google may have pushed this live by accident, since its page on the G Suite …

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Google brings Keep to G Suite, launches Docs integration

Google today is announcing the addition of the Google Keep notetaking app to its G Suite portfolio of cloud services for organizations. Now employees at companies that pay for G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) can use Keep for school and work projects right alongside Google Docs, Sheets, …

Google

2017 release calendar: All the major smartphones we're expecting this year

We have already seen quite a few great smartphones announced this year including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, LG G6, and the Huawei P10, but there are plenty more high-end devices coming this year which will go head to head with the current flagships on the market. If you’re wondering which …

Mobile Technology

Qualcomm at CES 2017: First Snapdragon 835 device revealed as VR smartglasses | Trusted Reviews

<b>Qualcomm confirmed new details about the Snapdragon 835 processor at the chipmaker’s CES 2017 press conference in Las Vegas today, including</b> …

Galaxy S7 finally receives its Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade

We knew it was coming, and Samsung finally released it into the wild. The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is rolling …

Android Auto v2.0 is rolling out with on-phone mode [APK Download]

Google announced it would be making Android Auto available directly on your phone's screen a while back, but it didn't offer any time frame. It was …

Google Play Music gets a total overhaul

The revamped app focuses heavily on context and personalization<p>Google’s approach to software increasingly centers around personalized recommendations and assistance. It will filter your email and surface only the messages you need to see, pop up alerts if your train line goes out of service, and …

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