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By: Joe Fedewa

Previously, you could ask Google to "play the news" and you'd get a summary of news stories played through the speakers. Now, you can say "watch news" and videos will start playing on the TV.

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By: Ashley King

Heads up if you bought a smartphone this year and you're looking for a good deal on a new case, Ringke has discounted several of their cases below $5 for popular phones like Pixel 2, Galaxy Note 8, LG V30 and more.

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By: Chris Chavez

A leaked teaser for the still rumored OnePlus 5T is showing off smaller bezels and lack of a front facing fingerprint reader.

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By: Ashley King

Some people who pre-ordered the white Pixel 2 are reporting up to a month delay on shipping their orders that were supposed to go out today.

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TheVerge
By: Jacob Kastrenakes

It looks like Google is having an even harder time keeping the Pixel in stock than it expected. Some people who ordered a white Pixel 2 and received an estimated ship date of late October are receiving emails saying their order has been delayed by...

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By: Killian Bell

Sony has already begun rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Xperia XZ Premium. The company last week promised that its flagship device would be upgraded by the end of this year.

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

A new patent shows the company is thinking about including the fingerprint sensor on the front again. This time, it would actually cut into the display.

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By: Killian Bell

Google's Pixel 2 lineup has support for Bluetooth battery level indicators, allowing you to check the power status of connected devices in a flash.

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By: Andrew Myrick

While some were suggesting that the HTC U11 Plus would be unveiled on November 2nd, it seems that won't be the case. Instead, the HTC U11 Life will be the center of the show.

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By: Killian Bell

Google says it is "actively investigating" reports of a Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in issue. Users started noticing the problem over the weekend, just days after the handset started shipping.

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It's well-known that OLED displays can suffer from screen burn-in if objects regularly remain on screen for long periods -- that's why Samsung uses tricks like shifting the home button on newer phones. It's not supposed to crop up...

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Arstechnica
By: Ron Amadeo

Enlarge / The Pixel 2 XL in all its slim-bezel glory. (credit: Ron Amadeo) The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the best Android phones you can buy, but boy does the 2 XL have a lot of display issues. In addition to graininess and a weird blue shift at ...

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By: Joe Fedewa

The Mate 10 received high marks for still photos, matching the Samsung Galaxy Note 8's score. The video score was lower, but still very good.

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By: Andrew Myrick

As the company seemingly struggles with sales, the Essential Phone has been discounted by $200, bringing the price down to just $499.

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TheVerge
By: Dieter Bohn

Essential is slashing the price of its eponymous phone, down to $499 at its website. That’s a $200 price cut from the original $699 price, less than two months after it began shipping to customers. There is really no other way to read the move...

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It's no secret that the Essential Phone isn't a hot seller. Whether or not you believe the sales estimates, it's difficult to move large volumes of a $699 phone with limited carrier deals (in the US, only Sprint) and no brand...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Essential has an offer that’s honestly very hard to refuse: The price of the Essential Phone (PH-1, going by technical model number), is now $200 cheaper, so $499 off-contract and unlocked. That’s an amazing price for their debut...

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Thurrott
By: Paul Thurrott

Essential announced this weekend that its first smartphone, the PH-1, is getting a permanent $200 price cut. The post Essential Phone Gets a Permanent $200 Price Cut appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Cnet
By: Daniel Van Boom

The phone is now $200 cheaper, with the company saying it chose the price drop over spending money on marketing.

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Mashable
By: Stan Schroeder

The Essential Phone just got a whole lot better.  Yes, it's still the same phone, but the price just dropped by a whopping $200 — from $699 to $499 — which puts the Essential Phone in a completely different category.  SEE ALSO: ...

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By: Andrew Myrick

After being announced for Android, there was no mention of how much Monument Valley 2 would cost. However, it seems that someone found a price placeholder of $6.49.

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By: Andrew Myrick

Evan Blass has leaked the specifications for the upcoming HTC U11 Plus, which is expected to include a 6-inch bezel-less display along with up to 128GB of storage.

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By: Chris Chavez

Huawei's CEO says they're already working on a foldable smartphone and that it could launch sometime next year.

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By: Ashley King

The OnePlus 5T rumor mill has been churning lately and these latest images with a fingerprint sensor on the back full that fire.

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By: Ashley King

If you hate those bulky one-size-fits-all phone mounts for your car, try one of these magnetic vent mounts that holds your phone easily and without any hassle.

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By: Ashley King

Zack of JerryRigEverything finally got his hands on the Pixel 2 and puts it through his classic torture test. The Pixel 2.... does poorly.

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Cnet
By: Chris Matyszczyk

Commentary: The torturers at JerryRig Everything get ahold of Google's new phone and it doesn't appear to stand up so well. Especially the back.

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By: Andrew Myrick

Google customer support has confirmed that the company will not void the warranty for any Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL owners who have rooted their devices.

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By: Chris Chavez

The HTC U11 Plus was just photographed gaining its Chinese certification along with a leaked render of the upcoming HTC U11 Life, a mid-range Android One phone.

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By: Joe Fedewa

Google has updated the Made for Google website with a list of 22 brands that are included in the program.

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By: Joe Fedewa

People like to point to the battery capacity as the one and only thing that matters, but there's more that goes into the equation. One part that often gets overlooked is how quickly the phone can be recharged.

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By: Ashley King

A new TENAA listing for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has been spotted, revealing the upcoming handset won't feature the bezel-less design that has been rumored.

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By: Ashley King

iFixit puts the Google Pixel 2 XL back together after disassembly in a pretty informative video. The Pixel 2 XL got the same repairability score as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

Google has identified a fix for the Pixel's SMS issues, but you'll have to wait a bit to get it.

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By: Ashley King

A new rumor suggests the Android Oreo update is in final stages of testing for the HTC U11 and could be released as early as next month.

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

While smart TV makers are keen on wowing you with the promise of "Netflix and Chill" at the click of a button, we're going to buck the trend and take the stance that you shouldn't buy an Android TV with Chromecast built-in.

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By: Andrew Myrick

A new version of Button Mapper has been released which allows you to remap the Active Edge squeeze gesture on the Pixel 2 to allow for any other application to be launched.

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By: Killian Bell

If you still can't decide whether or not to buy the Essential Phone, perhaps a big discount will help you make up your mind. Best Buy has slashed $100 off the device for a limited time.

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By: Killian Bell

You can now link your HBO Now account to Google Assistant to enable voice control. This gives you the ability to search for shows and movies and more hands-free.

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By: Joe Fedewa

The PIxel 2 has a 2700 mAh battery, which sounds pretty small, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will have bad battery life.

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By: Killian Bell

Facebook's new subscription tool will launch exclusively on Android after the social media giant failed to agree on terms with Apple. The service will allow news publishers to put up paywalls for some of their articles.

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By: Joe Fedewa

HTC has something else up their sleeve for this year.They posted a Save the Date on Twitter for November 2nd. Something new is coming to the U family.

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By: Ashley King

Google already has security bounties for Android, Chrome, and Chrome OS, but now they're taking steps to address malware found in the Google Play Store.

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Cnet
By: Xiomara Blanco

You can now try out select Android apps without downloading them first.

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Phandroid
By: Chris Chavez

Instant Apps are now easier than ever to find on the Google Play Store thanks to a new Try Now button. See the current list for yourself right here.

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Google's Instant Apps are available in a few places for curious Android users, but they've been conspicuously absent in one place: the Play Store. Wouldn't you want to check out an app before committing to it? You can now. Google...

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Google is probably hoping to raise the quality of apps in the Play store by launching a new bug bounty program that's completely separate from its existing one. While its old program focuses on finding flaws in its websites and operating...

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By: Andrew Myrick

After being announced earlier this month, the Google Home Mini is now available for purchase from either Best Buy or Google's online storefront for just $50.

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By: Ashley King

Google's pop-up stores for the Pixel 2 are now live in New York and Los Angeles, but it appears they're charging a $30 mark up over web prices.

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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

I spent a good amount of time at Google’s New York City pop-up shop this morning, and while the product demo areas were great — and felt true to what you’d imagine a Google retail store to be — the actual buying process was anything but....

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By: Joe Fedewa

The latest beta of the Google app (7.14.15) get some cool customization tools for the Search widget.

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

A vocal group of users are lashing out over a perceived undersaturation in the Pixel 2 XL's display. While there are those who either like, dislike, or simply don't mind the trait, it's pretty mutually agreed that the trait does exist. Here's what...

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While Google's Pixel 2 XL has generally been well-received, there have been some complaints about its LG-made P-OLED screen. It's supposed to reflect "natural" colors, but many see it as downright dull after years of seeing...

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Mashable
By: Stan Schroeder

In a time when prying a smartphone open (without destroying it) is about as easy as cracking a safe, Google's Pixel 2 XL is a welcome surprise.  That's the main conclusion I get from iFixit's typically thorough teardown of the phone that's just ...

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Cnet
By: Xiomara Blanco

The company recognizes the widespread complaints about the phone's screen and is considering changing the software.

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Mashable
By: Raymond Wong

Read more... {"player":{"description":"Google might have just won the wireless headset...

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Looks like the Pixel 2's "secret" menu button was just leftover code, after all. Google has confirmed to CNET that this was a bug, not a feature, and that it'll be patched out in the future. If you're still enjoying that new ...

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By: Ashley King

If having the latest and greatest smartphone isn't important to you, you can snag a pretty sweet deal on last year's LG V20 at Amazon.

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By: Ashley King

Verizon is combining some of its equipment protection services into the Total Mobile Protection Plan. You can get screen repairs for $29 and next day replacement if your whole device is kaput.

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

Today is the big day: the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now available! We already have ours here at the virtual offices of Phandroid, but we're wondering if you'll be picking up one of your own.

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By: Joe Fedewa

The original Pixel had an excellent camera, maybe even the best ever. Google put a big emphasis on the camera again with the Pixel 2.

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By: Killian Bell

Sony has promised that it will bring Android 8.0 Oreo to the Xperia XZ Premium this December. There is no specific release date just yet.

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By: Andrew Myrick

At an event in China, HMD Global and Nokia announced the brand new Nokia 7. The device is feature packed and will be nestled in the mid-range market.

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By: Killian Bell

Google has stepped up account security for those who need it most. Users who are at particularly high risk of targeted attacks can now join the Advanced Protection Program.

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By: Joe Fedewa

This Halloween, Pokemon GO is getting some treats, including a handful of new monsters.

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Tech Crunch
By: Greg Kumparak

 Just a few days ago we wrote that new Pokémon were seemingly just about to land in Pokémon Go timed alongside a Halloween event — and hey, what do you know: Niantic has just confirmed it. The first Generation 3 Pokémon should start...

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By: Killian Bell

If you want a powerful but affordable Android TV box, you'll be pleased to know the NVIDIA Shield TV is now available without the Shield controller for less.

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By: Ashley King

You can grab a $50 Google Play Gift Card for only $45. Pretty good deal if you're looking to pick up some movies to take advantage of Movies Anywhere.

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By: Ashley King

Authy has just released a new beta of their app that allows you to use a PIN and your fingerprint sensor to protect your 2-factor authentication codes on your device.