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Mobile gamers will be a fan of this. Motorola's stable of Mods for its Moto Z lineup of phones is constantly growing, and one of the coolest of the lot is the GamePad Mod that adds physical gaming controls to your phone. It was teased back in June with the launch of the Moto Z2 Play, but now we've actually used a production model and can tell you what this accessory brings to the (gaming) table. While it may look a bit bulky at a glance, it's a totally understandable size once you see...

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It looks like Razer might be working on a smartphone specifically for gamers. Having entered into partnerships recently with Three and Nextbit, the evidence is strong.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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For the fifth year running, Motorola's spicing up the summer with a smartphone that's not afraid to stand out – but this year, the bombastic brand name feels a bit … Forced. I'm Michael Fisher, alias MrMobile, and I went hands-on with the Moto Z2 Force Edition and the latest Moto Mod, the Moto 360 Camera. Check out this video, and then head over to Android Central's hands-on coverage for more. Featured Products Moto Z2 Force Edition Moto 360 Camera Mod Stay social, my...

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Google added a Smart Reply feature to Gmail not long ago which allows you to reply to an email with one of three phrases that’ve been pre-selected based on your writing style. They work shockingly well, and rather than sending automatically, they open the compose screen [...]

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Every manufacturer has had some sort of problems with pushing ads to its users. HTC recently had this issue with its keyboard. Usually it’s a mistake and corrected. OnePlus is once again doing this intentionally. Some OnePlus users are reporting [...]

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We don’t know many people who really miss Adobe Flash. HTML is faster, more secure, and easier on resources. Flash was a mess, causing major lag playing a 2D Flash game on a $2,000 gaming rig. Not to mention that Flash is far less common these days. In 2014, over 80% of Chrome users visited [...]

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Noted during a recent earnings call, Google’s Sundar Pichai declared there will be eleven Daydream-ready Android devices by year’s end. Considering there is only a handful of compatible devices now, we’ll likely be hearing more about this rather soon. As of today, there’s the Pixel, XL, Galaxy S8, S8+, Moto Z, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, … Continued Google to Have 11 Daydream-Ready Phones by Year’s End is a post from: Droid Life

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Looking for a new phone at a discount? Check out HTC’s 10 and U Ultra, which are participating in the Summer Sunset Sale. These are all of the deals: HTC 10 for $399 ($300 off) HTC U Ultra for $499 ($250 off) UA HealthBox for $219 ($181 off) If you have an older HTC device, […] Come comment on this article: [Deal] Take $250+ off the HTC 10 and U Ultra for a limited time Visit TalkAndroid

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Motorola's latest flagship has a shatterproof screen and a crazy-fast processor, but at first glance you can't really tell. Perhaps the biggest compliment and criticism one can level at the Moto Z2 Force is that it doesn't look unbreakable, or even particularly new. From the front, you'd have to squint pretty hard to tell it apart from the $408 Moto Z2 Play released in June, and its resemblance to the flagship Moto Z Force Droid Edition released last year is uncanny. This is in large part...

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Last we heard on the Google Daydream VR front, the company promised that the Samsung Galaxy S8 would fully support its virtual reality platform. Now Google’s Sundar Pichai has said that even more phones will support Daydream. During Alphabet’s earnings call, Pichai said that 11 phones will support Daydream before the end of the year. That means we [...]

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Check out the specs for the Moto Z2 Force, Motorola’s 2017 flagship. Visit our Moto Z2 Force hub for more coverage. Come comment on this article: Moto Z2 Force specifications Visit TalkAndroid Come comment on this article: Moto Z2 Force specifications Visit TalkAndroid

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Unlike last year, where availability was rather limited, the Moto Z2 Force is making its way to all major US carriers, universally available on August 10. However, if you can’t wait that long, all carriers and even Best Buy are hosting pre-orders this week, with each highlighting Motorola’s offer of a free Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod … Continued Moto Z2 Force Availability: Pre-Orders, Promos, and More is a post from: Droid Life

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Check out our full review of the Moto E4 Plus, the new mid-range offering from Motorola in the US. Does the large battery make make it a challenger for the Moto G5 Plus?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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What's the best alternative to Philips Hue? Here are our favorites! Philips Hue smart lights are some of the coolest on the market and they're definitely some of the most popular, but they can be quite expensive, especially once you get into colored bulbs. If you're looking for a less expensive alternative or just something other than what's popular, then check out these other awesome options. GE Link Starter Kit LIFX A19 Wi-Fi Smart Bulb Lucero A19 Smart Bulb Cree BA19 LED Bulb Sylvania...

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Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time to aid in making the USB-C transition a bit more affordable. USB-C has been slowly taking over, and recently we've seen more and more electronics include it as the standard charging method. While USB-C has plenty of advantages, this change means that all of your old cables will no longer help you charge, and now you'll need a bunch of new ones. Right now, Aukey is offering some pretty nice discounts on its 3 and 5-packs of USB-C cables, which...

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As you might already know, Motorola announced the Moto Z2 Force in New York City this morning, and being the Android nerds we are, we hopped on a plane and attended the festivities. We’ve already written up its specs and discussed where it’s available, but the below video will deliver a more detailed look at … Continued Video: Moto Z2 Force Hands-on is a post from: Droid Life

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New Moto Mods are appearing rapidly this year. The latest, another from Motorola itself, is the Moto 360 Camera. It gives your phone the ability to create 360-degree videos without the need for an external device. Immersive content has never been so popular, and that’s why you’re seeing compatible hardware brought to mobile devices. Motorola […] Come comment on this article: If you’re willing to pay $300, the Moto 360 Camera will record everything around you Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android accessories, android manufacturers, android phones, lenovo, moto 360 camera, moto mods, moto z, moto z force, moto z play, moto z2 force, moto z2 play, motorola

This is what you'd call a 'showstopper' bug ... if you actually find it. OnePlus has offered up more information on the worrisome bug found by some OnePlus 5 owners that would reboot the phone when trying to place an emergency call. After some investigation, it turns out a confluence of issues combined to cause phones to sometimes reboot when calling over VoLTE to emergency numbers that supported OTDOA positioning information. OTDOA, as you likely aren't aware, is a system that uses LTE...

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There are two kinds of people in this world: those who know they turned off the stove and everyone else. For the latter group (at least for those with electric stoves), there's a new product that aims to give some peace of mind. Wallflower turns your dumb range into a semi-smart (more on that in a second) stove that provides some insurance should things be left cooking. It takes about 2 minutes to make your dumb stove smart. This whole thing is cleverly simple: Wallflower is a plug that...

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Motorola’s 2017 flagship arrived today, and it’s succeeding not one but two devices from last year. We saw the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play in 2016. Those phones were all solid; however, consumers didn’t quite know how to differentiate them. Now Motorola is tweaking the Moto Z family to give each […] Come comment on this article: Motorola’s Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable display and two rear cameras Visit TalkAndroid

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YouTube started as a simple video site, but today it's much, much more. YouTube is so much more than cute cats and mindless pranks; it's where millions come for education, information, and live, late-breaking news. YouTube streams more than just Google keynotes; it streams important political debates and allows users to stream from almost anywhere in the world with an internet connection. It's important to understand YouTube and how to use it, and whether you're just looking to watch your...

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A new phone is only as good as how easy it is to buy. In the year since the original Moto Z launched, Motorola made big improvements to its launch strategy. Not only is the Moto Z2 Force Edition coming to all major U.S. carriers, it's available for pre-order right away after the announcement with deliveries just two weeks away on August 10. Here's where, when and for how much you can buy the Moto Z2 Force. U.S. carriers Complete U.S. carrier support, you say? Absolutely, take your pick of...

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The Honor 6X was a pretty great phone at $250. Now it's an essential buy at under $200. The Honor 6X had a rough start to its life, mainly because it was running an older version of Android that had a few problems. But that was quickly corrected with an update to Android 7.0 and EMUI 5.0 back in May, and since then things have been smooth sailing for the mid-range value handset — even at its former price of $250. Now, the Honor 6X is receiving a permanent prince drop to $200 — well,...

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As expected, Motorola took the stage today to officially announce the newest member of its smartphone lineup: the Moto Z2 Force Edition. The high-end flagship smartphone is coming to market with some key changes in place. As far as features go, all of the major boxes have been checked, including a Quad HD AMOLED [...]

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This morning in NYC, Motorola announced the followup to last year’s Moto Z Force, the Moto Z2 Force. Unlike last year’s Z Force, which was exclusive to Verizon, you’ll be able to find the Z2 Force on every major US carrier, as well as Best Buy, in an effort to relaunch Motorola as a major … Continued Moto Z2 Force and New Moto Mods Announced, Available on Every US Carrier Starting August 10 is a post from: Droid Life

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Entertainment industry veterans aren’t using Microsoft Word to type their scripts. They’re using Final Draft 10, and you can also use it even at an amateur level. It’s our featured item on Talk Android Deals for today only. As it’s featured, there’s a special price you won’t find elsewhere. Automatically paginates your scripts to Hollywood […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Take an additional 15% off Final Draft 10 Visit TalkAndroid

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Reports purportedly revealing details of an upcoming Lenovo Motorola handset have started landing online. We're keeping track of all the latest Moto Z2 Force rumors here(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Nokia and HMD Global have released a few Android devices to date, but we’ve yet to see the oft-requested high-end flagship phone. Now that wait appears to be coming to an end. HMD is sending out invitations for an event on August 16 in London. Of course, the invitation doesn’t come right out and say that the

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While the number 13 is considered unlucky by some, it’s proving to be a lucky number for Sundar Pichai at least, because Alphabet has announced that Google‘s CEO is set to become its thirteenth board member. Pichai will become the second Google executive on Alphabet’s board with Diane Green, the head of Google’s cloud division, […] Come comment on this article: Google’s Sundar Pichai becomes the thirteenth member of Alphabet’s board Visit TalkAndroid

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It seems like it was only yesterday that the Galaxy S8 Active leaked in a few photos, confirming the design, software, and some specs about the device. Oh, right, that actually was yesterday. Time for another one! This time, the device is on camera, so you’ll get a slightly better look at how it works […] Come comment on this article: Galaxy S8 Active makes another appearance in leaked video Visit TalkAndroid

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Jumping the gun just a tad, since the official unveiling event has yet to start (11AM Eastern this morning), Verizon has posted the Moto Z2 Force up for pre-order on its website, including all of the specs for the device, too. As listed, the Moto Z2 Force features a 5.5″ QHD display with ShatterShield, Snapdragon 835 … Continued Moto Z2 Force Up for Pre-Order Through Verizon, Specs Confirmed is a post from: Droid Life

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Google has hidden Easter eggs in every Android operating system from Gingerbread to Android O. Do you know them all? Click through and check them all out.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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As listed on Verizon’s website this morning, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are receiving updates, both getting support for Google’s Daydream VR platform and a few other changes. To utilize the awesomeness that is Daydream, you’ll need a Daydream View headset, which is purchasable through the Google Store for $79. You can also find … Continued Verizon Galaxy S8, S8+ Being Updated With Daydream Support is a post from: Droid Life

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Maybe you’ve been avoiding the HTC U11 because of its internal storage. Well, as of today there’s no excuse anymore. HTC just added a 128GB model of its 2017 flagship. You’re still getting the same U11 as the 64GB model. The difference here is, of course, the larger amount of internal storage. It’s merely doubled, […] Come comment on this article: You can now buy the HTC U11 with 128GB of internal storage Visit TalkAndroid

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Consumer-grade WiFi access points have come a long way over the years as companies keep adding power, antennas and technology to the devices to provide more complete, consistent wireless coverage. This is becoming increasingly important as more and more connected devices are being deployed. Despite the additional coverage, there are many users who still struggle […] Come comment on this article: HELIOS-EX WiFi Range Extender review Visit TalkAndroid

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All the latest rumors surrounding Apple's new flagship, the iPhone 8. Click here to read about the latest news, prices, release dates, specs and features of the iPhone 8.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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More Android 8.0 Oreo features have just been announced and Developer Preview 3 is here. Here's everything you need to know about Android 8.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The HTC U11 with 128GB of built-in storage has only been available in select markets since the phone’s launch earlier this year, and now that list of markets is growing. HTC has started taking pre-orders for the 128GB version of the [...]

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You don't have to settle for expensive carrier financing and service contracts that tie you down. Consider financing your phone with a manufacturer or retailer instead.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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HTC announced plans to open up pre-orders tonight for the unlocked U11 with 128GB, while also sharing a few deals that will go live on its website. If the U11 with 128GB interests you, pre-orders go up tonight at midnight (Eastern), priced at a hefty $729. If you missed it, check out our U11 review to see … Continued HTC U11 128GB Pre-Order Opens Tonight for $729 or You Can Save Hundreds on a U Ultra and HTC 10 is a post from: Droid Life

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There are a few things we know about Android O. The name will start with the letter “O” and it will likely be labeled as Android 8.0. Well, there is at least one creature on this planet that starts with the letter “O” and it even has 8 legs, that being an octopus! Baked inside … Continued Octopus: Android O Developer Preview 4 Brings New Easter Egg is a post from: Droid Life

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If you missed out on Amazon’s Echo deal back on Prime Day, then you’re getting another shot at a discounted Echo right now. The Amazon Echo is now available for $129.99, which is $50 off the Alexa-powered device’s normal asking price. Do [...]

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The updated YouTube app for Android TV is rolling out to SHIELD TV units, as confirmed by NVIDIA. This update not only brings a fresh UI, but access to YouTube 360, which will have you streaming videos in a full 360 degrees straight to your big screen. Beyond the 360 videos, the UI has been … Continued SHIELD TV Units Receiving Updated YouTube App With 360-Degree Video Support is a post from: Droid Life

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The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have been plagued with issues. If you’ve owned one of the devices or know someone who has, I’m sure you know about a few of the issues these phones have faced. One big issue is bootlooping, which is not uncommon and has [...]

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There’s a big reason for Google to celebrate today. Can you believe it’s already been four years since we were introduced to the Chromecast? That’s right. It was on this day in 2013 that the device debuted. Little did we know the Chromecast would go on to become one of the most popular digital media […] Come comment on this article: Happy 4th birthday, Chromecast! Visit TalkAndroid

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The latest Android O Developer Preview that was released today features a new Easter egg that replaces the one we’ve seen for the last three dev previews. It’s an octopus floating around your screen, able to be dragged around but otherwise pretty mundane. But wait, is [...]

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In this article, we'll show you how to fix common issues with the HTC U11. For example, how to fix WiFi connectivity, audio sync, Edge Sense sensitivity and more.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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For anyone not in the Android Beta Program, and flashing files manually is more your thing, Developer Preview 4 is now available for Android O. If you didn’t already know, this is it for the developer previews. The next step is public release! Labeled with prefix OPP4, you can download these files for the Nexus 5X, … Continued Android O Developer Preview 4 Factory Images Available is a post from: Droid Life

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A rugged, flat screened Galaxy S8 is on its way to AT&T in the form of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. Here's everything we know about its design and specs.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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After updating to Android Nougat,the Nexus 6P had a host of problems. Despite trying to fix this issues, a class action complaint has been filed against Google and Huawei(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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