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By: Joe Fedewa

The long-awaited launch day for the Essential Phone is finally...almost here. Sprint, the exclusive US retail carrier for the phone, and Essential have announced that pre-orders are now open for the Black Moon model.

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Cnet
By: Alfred Ng

The exclusive carrier for Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is offering an 18-month plan to pay for the $700 phone.

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TheVerge
By: Jacob Kastrenakes

Sprint is now taking preorders for the Essential Phone, and it’s offering subscribers a pretty good perk to jump on it early: a discount of about $260. Naturally, Sprint being a phone carrier, all kinds of confusing terms and conditions apply...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 The Essential Phone has arrived, a bit later than originally announced. The first smartphone from the new company founded by Android creator Andy Rubin is now available to order, via Essential’s own site, Best Buy, and Sprint. The phone...

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By: Andrew Myrick

ASUS has announced its latest lineup of devices, most of which feature a dual camera setup on either the front or back of the device.

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By: Joe Fedewa

The tabbed interface can be found in the main Google app and the Pixel/Google Now Launcher feed. In the main app, you'll see three tabs across the bottom: Home, Upcoming, and Recent.

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By: Chris Chavez

OnePlus is teaming up with DJI for a variety of back to school bundles at some nice discounts. Everything from the OnePlus 5, to the Osmo Mobile gimbal, to the DJI Spark and Mavic Pro are up for grabs. Take a look to see how much you could be saving.

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By: Chris Chavez

High-res press renders of the LG V30 have finally leaked, showing the upcoming phone from just about every angle. It looks absolutely gorgeous.

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By: Ashley King

Looking for a new phone that's a bit bigger than most phones? You can nab the massive 5.9-inch Huawei Mate 9 on Amazon for a discount.

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By: Ashley King

Use multiple Bluetooth devices and want to set a separate volume level for each of them that your phone remembers? There's an app for that.

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By: Ashley King

HMD Global and Nokia have finally taken the wraps off of the flagship-specced Nokia 8. It features a Snapdragon 835 processor, 64GB of RAM, and liquid cooling.

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By: Ashley King

Nokia has a new series of videos that explain how its liquid cooling system works inside the Nokia 8, as well as the Dual Sight camera.

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By: Joe Fedewa

Users will be able to make voice calls in the US and Canada through Google Home. The catch: you can't call another Google Home or answer calls with it.

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Fast Company
By: Mark Sullivan

Back in May, Google said at its Google I/O developer conference that it would follow Amazon in enabling voice-activated phone calling on its smart speaker product. Well, it took a few months, but the service is going live for all Google Home owners...

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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

Google’s smart speaker can now pull double duty as a phone for voice calls. The company just confirmed that it’s rolling out Google Home’s calling feature in the US and Canada beginning today. Users can dial anyone in their contacts and local...

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Cnet
By: Brian Bennett

Vizio TVs can now stream films and TV shows directly from Google, no Cast needed.

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Mashable
By: Raymond Wong

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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

Google is rolling out a long-awaited feature for its Google Home smart speaker today: voice calling. The company just announced that Home users in the US and Canada will very soon be able to call people in their contacts and local businesses using...

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Tech Crunch
By: Greg Kumparak

 Remember back in May, when Google announced plans to let people make free phone calls through the Google Home? That feature is rolling out starting today (alas, only for folks in US/Canada). Say something like “Ok Google, call the...

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Google Home is getting a big upgrade today: The smart speaker can now place voice calls, no cellphone needed. This feature was first announced back at Google I/O in May, but it's now ready to roll out to users in the US and Canada. It's...

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Cnet
By: Andrew Gebhart

Soon, you can use Google's smart speaker to call your contacts.

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Arstechnica
By: Ron Amadeo

Enlarge / Google Home. (credit: Ron Amadeo) At I/O 2017, Google promised that Google Home would get the ability to make phone calls. Today, the feature is rolling out to users in the US and Canada. Google Home users can call businesses listed...

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Thurrott
By: Paul Thurrott

Today, Google said it had begun rolling out hands-free calling functionality via Google Home to customers in the U.S. and Canada. The post Hands-Free Calling Comes to Google Home appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Ashley King

A new recall for counterfeit Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries has been issued after the counterfeit batteries were used in AT&T refurbished devices.

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Mashable
By: Jack Morse

It's not every day that a 3-year-old phone surprises us with cutting-edge features, but the Galaxy Note 4 just revealed that it packs a punch we thought limited to the 2016 Note 7.  Specifically, that would be a proclivity toward overheating...

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The Galaxy Note line is having problems again. Don't worry, this is not a Note 7-level emergency. And the issues aren't Samsung's fault or even associated with the original phone model. However, batteries installed in refurbished Note ...

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Tech Crunch
By: Brian Heater

 This is probably the last bit of piece of news Samsung wanted to pop up in headlines in the weeks leading up to the Note 8 launch. Though, to be fair, this latest battery recall isn’t actually on Samsung. The US Consumer Product Safety...

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By: Chris Chavez

After news broke that Google was now paying Apple around $3 billion to stay the default search engine on their devices, they're reportedly paying Samsung even more.

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By: Andrew Myrick

More information was leaked regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, including the spec sheet for the international variant and a new color option that may be available.

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By: Ashley King

A new patent has surfaced that shows Samsung has considered integrating a microphone and breathalyzer into the S-Pen stylus.

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By: Joe Fedewa

We may use hundreds of different devices with millions of different launchers, themes, and icon pack combinations, but we're all Android users and we're all unique.

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By: Andrew Myrick

After much speculation and continued delays, Essential has finally confirmed that the Essential Phone will be shipping within the next 7 days.

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Cnet
By: Claire Reilly

After Essential missed its first shipping target, preorders of the highly-anticipated phone from the father of Android are set to ship within a week.

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Mashable
By: Stan Schroeder

The Essential phone is real, you guys, and it will actually start shipping within 7 days.  This is according to an email sent to customers who have reserved the phone, Android Authority reports. This doesn't, however, include the Essential 360...

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TheVerge
By: James Vincent

The first Essential phones will start shipping in a week’s time, according to emails sent by the company to early buyers. 9to5Google reports that Essential sent messages to customers who pre-registered for the phone. However, the messages say that ...

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Ex-Android boss Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will start shipping next week, at least in one color, according to an email spotted by 9 to 5 Google. "As shipment of your Pure White device is still a couple of weeks away, we want to give you...

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Thurrott
By: Paul Thurrott

Andy Rubin's long-awaited Essential phone will allegedly ship to the first customers within the week. The post Essential Says First Phones Will Ship This Week appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Joe Fedewa

Version 8.5 is said to be much smoother than the current version with no dropped frames. The iris and face recognition will be even faster as well.

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By: Chris Chavez

Snapchat introduces a new feature for Our Stories called "Crowd Surf." Let's you watch a music event from multiple angles, all without missing a beat.

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By: Chris Chavez

The OnePlus 5 is a fantastic Android device but it’s certainly had its fair share of problems since launching a little over a month ago. Things may have gotten off to a rocky start but OnePlus has done a good job at issuing prompt, speedy...

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By: Ashley King

Not every new trend in the mobile industry is one that should catch on. We take a look at some of the best and worst trends of Android development so far.

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By: Joe Fedewa

Back in July, we wrote about the Pixel XL 2 having a squeezable frame like the HTC U11. Thanks to a new FCC filing from HTC, we have more information about this feature.

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By: Ashley King

We've got a slow drip of ASUS ZenFone 4 news over the past couple of weeks, but today four press shots have leaked of the upcoming phones. Interesting colors.

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By: Chris Chavez

Instagram is finally adding threaded comments, so you can see the context of people's replies. You know, just like on Facebook.

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Instagram doesn't care if you see all your friends' posts in chronological order. But it does want you interacting with the month-old photos its algorithm picks to appear above and below more recent posts. The latest example is a change to ...

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By: Andrew Myrick

A new series of renders give everyone a look at what to expect from the Huawei Mate 10 ahead of its official reveal sometime in October.

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By: Ashley King

Google teased a preview program for Google Home a few weeks back and now it appears as though you can start signing up devices to receive preview firmware updates.

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By: Joe Fedewa

Google has finally made it possible to use Allo on the web. Setting it up isn't as easy as signing in with your Google account, but it's not too difficult. Here's how to use Allo on the web.

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Tech Crunch
By: Sarah Perez

 Google’s consumer-facing chat application Allo, a successor of sorts to Gchat, is today available on the web for desktop users. The service, which lets you chat with friends while taking advantage of features like stickers, “smart...

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TheVerge
By: Shannon Liao

Beginning today, Google’s Allo can now be used on web browsers, but you can only install it by scanning a QR code on your Android phone. iPhone users are left out for now. Google first hinted at Allo coming to desktop soon back in February when...

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Allo, Google's beleaguered chat app that arrived on the iPhone and Android devices last year, finally has a web counterpart. Just a few minutes ago, Amit Fulay (head of product for Allo and video chat app Duo) tweeted that Allo for the web was...

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TheVerge
By: Chaim Gartenberg

Your next Android phone could have some wild depth-sensing abilities, if Qualcomm has anything to say about it. The company is starting to release details about its next flagship Snapdragon processor, and as part of that, it’s showing off some of...

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By: Joe Fedewa

LG has a bunch of new software features for the V30, including a floating bar to replace the second screen. Today, we're hearing about some more features.

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By: Andrew Myrick

Next Thursday is going to be a big deal (pun intended) for Samsung, as the company is hosting another Unpacked event in New York City. The company will be unveiling the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which will likely be the talk of the town until the...

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By: Ashley King

A handful of Final Fantasy games are half off for a limited time on Google Play. More than eight games have been discounted.

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By: Chris Chavez

The LG V30 is set to be announced on August 31s and it seems LG is so excited about the phone, they can't even wait until then to talk about. Today they're showing off new software features that will debut on the smartphone as part of LG UX 6.0+....

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By: Ashley King

A new ZenFone 4 Pro has popped up on GFXBench with some upgraded specs, including a Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM.

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By: Ashley King

Google's deal with Apple to remain the default search engine on iOS devices is worth over $3 billion, according to analysts. That's up from the reported $1 billion just three years ago.

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By: Ashley King

Heads up for those of you without a 3.5mm headphone jack, you can nab these magnetic Bluetooth earbuds for only $16.99.

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By: Ashley King

Looking for an easy way to squirrel away funds for a rainy day? These six apps help manage your money so well, you won't even miss it from your daily budget.

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By: Joe Fedewa

After over a year of waiting and tons of clickbaity YouTube thumbnails, Mewtwo is finally coming to Pokemon GO.

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By: Chris Chavez

HDR+ is one of the best thing the Google Pixel has over competing devices and someone just figured out how to port it to almost any device with a Snapdragon 835 or 821 processor. You NEED to download this.

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By: Ashley King

Samsung is teasing the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 with a short teaser of the new S-Pen. Don't forget to take a look at the final rumored specs before the big reveal on August 23rd.

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Cnet
By: Gordon Gottsegen

Rumors of the phone also point to a dual-SIM option in Europe.

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By: Andrew Myrick

A new series of leaks gives us a look at the Material Design overhaul that Google is currently working on for Google Calendar.

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By: Joe Fedewa

We re-reviewed the G6 after one month and now we're back to revisit the phone after four months. How has it aged since our original review in April?

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By: Andrew Myrick

The ZTE Blade Z Max features a dual-camera system, along with a 6-inch display and a 4,080mAh battery, all for just $129.

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While the rest of the tech world gets ready for the return of Samsung's Galaxy Note line, ZTE continues its quiet takeover of the budget phablet market. Every year since 2014, the company has released a low-cost handset with a large screen,...

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By: Joe Fedewa

HTC just announced that the U11 will receive support for Bluetooth 5.0 in the upcoming Android O update. The U11 will join the Samsung Galaxy S8 as one of the few devices with this new feature.

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By: Rob Jackson

If you haven’t already downloaded Forums for Android on the Google Play Store, we highly recommend it. The app will automagically detect your device, carrier, apps, and games, connecting you to a dedicated community for each. What an...

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By: Chris Chavez

2017 is looking to be Motorola (Lenovo’s) busiest year yet with so many handsets launching across the world, it’s getting hard to keep up. Coming around the bend is the Moto X4, in which crystal clear press render and hardware details have...

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By: Chris Chavez

The OnePlus 5 comes equipped with some pretty interesting camera hardware, different from most other devices. How well does the phone shoot? Find out in our our camera review.

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By: Andrew Myrick

Now that the Moto Z2 Force is available, a new video has been published which shows off just how durable (or not) this brand new device really is.

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By: Ashley King

In the history of Android, there have been a lot of stupid mistakes from plenty of manufacturers. We take a look back at some of the worst and remember them fondly.

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By: Joe Fedewa

An FCC filing from Samsung shows off a new device called the Samsung Gear Sport. Unlike Fit devices, this is a round device, more like the Gear watches.

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By: Chris Chavez

With Q2 now officially in the books, Snapchat's growth fell short of investor expectations. Could this mean Snapchat's time as the "coolest" social network on the block is drawing to an end?