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13 Hours Ago   The Vivo Nex S is no doubt one of the most interesting phones of 2018. Its massive 6.6" OLED screen may only be 1080p, but it's hiding an in-display fingerprint sensor and a fancy pop-up camera underneath that.

3 Days Ago   As everyone is well aware of by now, TWRP is by far and away the most popular custom recovery for Android devices today. It covers a huge variety of phones and tablets, and more are constantly being added.

3 Days Ago   Back in April, Motorola announced six phones on the same day - three with the G6 nameplate, and three with the E5 name. Apparently that wasn't enough, though, because Motorola has just announced a Moto E5 Play Android Go edition.

3 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/07/13 11:26am PDT A Google spokesperson has released the following statement: We are aware of the issue and expect to release an improvement for panoramas and photo spheres taken on Pixel 2 devices later As we all know, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL use the same camera hardware.

3 Days Ago   HTC isn't doing particularly well these days, and the few people out there who purchased a U12+ likely weren't too pleased with the last bit of news about their devices announced: 'CryptoKitties.' Luckily, HTC is releasing an update for the U12+, starting with the Taiwanese dual-SIM model and coming soon to US and European versions.

3 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/07/13 9:08am PDT The wider thumbnails are now rolling out to a lot more people. We can't verify this, but it seems like it's officially going out to everyone.

3 Days Ago   The V-MODA Crossfade Wireless is an awesome set of headphones that we recommended even at its MSRP of $299.99 back in 2016. It may not be the latest and greatest out there anymore, with the Crossfade 2 Wireless replacing it, but it's dropped a ton in price.

4 Days Ago   If you've ever been spooked by your doorbell when you haven't been expecting any guests or deliveries, you might want to consider a smart doorbell. Ring pioneered this segment, unveiling its first smart doorbell back in 2012.

4 Days Ago   As we all know, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL use the same camera hardware. But while the Pixel 2 XL hasn't had any major camera issues (at least recently), the Pixel 2 has been having problems with its infinity focus point essentially since launch, leading to blurry panoramas.

5 Days Ago   Google Maps has had a satellite view available for many years on multiple platforms, but for some reason, it never made its way to the Android Auto app - that is, until now.

5 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/07/11 1:05pm PDT About an hour after it went down, YouTube TV has returned. Thanks to those of you in the comments section who pointed this out.

5 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/07/11 9:21pm PDT Shortly after this article was published, Google updated Opel and Vauxhall's Android Auto pages as well. For those of you who don't know, Opel owns Vauxhall, and the Android Auto is already supported on a wide variety of vehicles, but its spread will continue to grow so long as new cars are released.

5 Days Ago   Most of us get pretty excited when we see a new update announced for our phones. But for Samsung Galaxy flagship owners on T-Mobile, that excitement is often short-lived.

5 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/07/11 5:58am PDT Evan Blass has opened the leak-gates on the Tab S4 with three images of the optional keyboard cover and pen as well as the back of the white variant.

6 Days Ago   Are you an Android developer (or an aspiring one)? Do you have some burning questions you've been dying to ask Google's Android team? Well, there's good news for you; the Android P engineering team will be answering your questions in an r/androiddev AMA on July 19th, and you can get your questions in now.

6 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/07/10 3:44pm PDT Instagram has officially announced the "questions sticker." It's basically what we thought it'd be, plus the ability to reshare the question (and your answer) in a new Instagram story.

6 Days Ago   Google added the option to customize Chrome's new tab page with a very familiar-looking selection of wallpapers last month. But if you thought Google was done working on the new tab page, you'd be wrong.

6 Days Ago   We've been hearing quite a bit about Samsung's Gear S3 replacement, which has yet to be announced. Most recently, we'd heard that the watch, dubbed 'Galaxy Watch,' would come with Wear OS and a blood pressure monitor.

7 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/07/09 2:21pm PDT Just as promised, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is now available for pre-order. Well, it is at Amazon, at least, but so fat Best Buy seems to have forgotten The 4K display-equipped Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium was announced back in April, but it's taken over two months for US availability info to surface.

7 Days Ago   We exclusively reported late last month that the LG V40 would have five cameras in total - three on the rear and two on the front.

8 Days Ago   The Google Store just had a nearly site-wide sale last month, but Google has decided it's already time for another one. The deals are a bit different this time around, though, with highlights including the Home Mini for just $34 ($15 off), the Clips camera for $169 ($80 off), the Pixel 2 XL for $749 ($100 off), and several other Home and Chromecast deals.

9 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/06/06 9:40pm PDT After updating to DP3, this functionality is back, and it doesn't appear that it's going to leave. It was initially broken because an update to the Google app didn't support Update 2: 2018/07/07 4:47pm PDT Weather/calendar info on the lock screen had been working for some devices, but broken for others.

10 Days Ago   Dell is having a "Black Friday in July" sale. Technically, it's actually in Early Access phase, with the actual sale coming in about three days. We won't complain about the dumb name, though, because there are some great deals being offered here.

10 Days Ago   The Moto X4 started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo back in May, and it brought with it a couple of issues. Two months later, Motorola has released the kernel source for that update as it's mandated to do by the GPL whenever there are any modifications to the Android kernel.

10 Days Ago   A few weeks back, we'd heard that Samsung might be using Wear OS for its upcoming smartwatches instead of Tizen, which it had been using for the past few generations of Gear watches.

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