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Wear OS, a platform that has so far been singing songs of departure. Now Google wants to up its game with an extensive fitness coach and improved quality. Will it still be farewell for the smartwatch OS?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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One of the best prices we've seen. We've seen deals on the Essential Phone in the past, and while this isn't quite as good as Prime Day pricing, it's still a heck of a deal. Right now you can get the phone in Halo Gray (the best color) for just $279.99. It comes with 128GB of internal storage, a dual camera system on the back, and it's powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor. You can also add the exclusive Essential 360 camera. Essential has already released the Android Pie update for the...

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Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered. We found plenty of great deals today that include big discounts on the Essential Phone, the SteelSeries mouse pad, a portable SSD, and more! View the rest of the deals If you want to know about the deals as soon as they are happening, you'll want to follow Thrifter on Twitter, and sign up for the newsletter, because missing out on a great deal stinks! ...

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has the best display in the world, and it's hard to imagine anything otherwise. It's the small details, however, that make the difference in comparison to other displays on the market. These are differences that you can't really notice until you start looking for them. So what makes this display so special?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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You may have heard that 5G is going to change everything. That it's going to enable the next 10 years of wireless innovation and completely upend how we use our mobile devices. That everything from watches to VR headsets to cars and even hospital operating rooms will be powered by ultra-low-latency wireless networks with enough bandwidth to negate the need for wired connections. 5G is coming, but it's less about phones than the sensors phones communicate with. If you've been following...

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Google Calendar is a solid default calendar app, but if you're looking to get more out of your scheduling and planning, we've got some great alternative apps lined up for you to check out.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Because metal scratches too easily. Motorola's 2017 budget phone, the Moto G5 Plus, is a great option if you're looking to get a metal phone at plastic prices. (In other words, it's a great product.) If you recently bought a Moto G5 Plus at a discount, you should reinvest some of that money you saved on a case to keep it in tip-top condition. We've rounded up a wide variety of cases here —from heavy duty and rugged to slim and sleek — so you can find the one that fits your lifestyle...

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Replace your current device with this sleek smartphone at a discount. Samsung is offering the T-Mobile edition of the Galaxy S8 smartphone for just $350 today. As it regularly costs up to $600 at retailers such as Amazon, this deal saves you around $250. Only the Arctic White version of this phone is priced this low today, and it is only compatible with the carrier T-Mobile. The Galaxy S8 received rave reviews from the team here. It features 4GB RAM, a 5.8-inch bezel-less display, and a...

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The ultimate smart home. If you add three Echo Dot smart devices to your cart and use the code DOT3PACK during checkout, the price will drop from $119.97 down to $74.97. That's $45 off the price and brings the Echo Dots down to about $25 apiece. The Echo Dot is $40 on its own, and that's only because there's a sale dropping it from $50. It's even bigger savings if you consider that $120 price is usually $150. With three Echo Dots, you can group them altogether and add each one to a...

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Snapchat’s Android app is pretty universally hated for poor performance and the occasional lack of features next to its iOS counterpart, and it’s been that way since it first launched. Snapchat has teased nebulous “improvements” for a while now, but so far we haven’t actually see anything worth mentioning, besides UI updates that also go […] Come comment on this article: New Snapchat update for Android teases better performance and new features Visit TalkAndroid

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Lenovo sent us the Mirage Solo Daydream headset. So, we put on the VR glasses to report on our first attempts to traverse virtual reality.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The Galaxy Note 9 combines a beautiful industrial design with ultra-powerful specs, superb cameras, and the ever-capable S Pen. Starting at $1000, it isn't cheap by any stretch, but it's as premium as they come. Our pick Galaxy Note 9 $1000 at Samsung The most powerful phone Samsung has ever built. The Galaxy Note 9 isn't just the best waterproof phone — it's one of the best overall phones money can buy. It packs everything from wireless charging to a massive 4000mAh battery, dual...

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Did you miss out on the huge discount that the Essential Phone got during Prime Day? If so, there’s a new deal available now that’ll get you close to that Prime Day price. The Essential Phone in Halo Gray is [...]

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Choice. It's all about choice. More streaming options are always a good thing. Because the whole point of this is to trade in our old cable companies for something with better choices, better flexibility — and, hopefully, lower prices. That's why HDHomerun expanding with its own streaming lineup is a big deal. That's why another $35 option is a big deal. (And, by the way, it's one of the few services that offers The Weather Channel.) We now have plans ranging from Philo's $16 a month (or...

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It's probably not what you think, but it's not great news for people who prefer to root their phones. As anyone who roots their Android phone will tell you, it's not always easy to play the games you love these days. Lots of game developers deploy anti-root detection methods to keep you from playing their game if you root your phone. An all too common explanation for why this anti-root philosophy exists is to combat cheating, and one place in particular this explanation irritates users is...

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What do the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ have in common? Very little at first glance, but many of you might be undecided on which top-range smartphone to buy. Is it worth trusting the less expensive Xiaomi or is it better to rely on the more established and more expensive Samsung?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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We're back again with 5 fresh apps for you to try. This week's lineup includes Polarsteps for tracking your adventures, Anchor for creating your own podcast, Alarmy for getting you out of bed on time, Ava Lockscreen for bringing back lockscreen widgets and Amazon Kindle for a new split screen reading experience.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Alexa, find me a deal. Amazon has the Echo Plus with Built-in Hub on sale for $99.99, which saves you $50 off the normal price. As an added bonus, you'll also receive a free Philips Hue White A19 LED Smart Bulb with your order. The smart bulbs normally sell for at least $30 a pop, so this deal is a fantastic one if you're looking to add some intelligence to your home. We've seen this bundle fall no lower than $119.99 until today. Echo Plus has all of the features of Echo that you know and...

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HDR, or high dynamic range, can turn a good photo into a great photo. But what is HDR and how do you use it? Also, how do you go a step further with HDR+? Find out here!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Android 9.0 Pie has recently arrived in its final version, meaning its features are now widely known and it has been tested by both the media and the few users lucky enough to be able to get the update first. So what do you think of the new version of Android?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The Google Chromecast is set to receive a hardware update soon. This new Chromecast is likely to look similar or identical to the old one, but inside it will feature a better WiFi antenna and Bluetooth support. The new device went through the FCC with the model number NC2-6A5B. The antenna [...]

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The Galaxy Note 9 has been presented in New York and we fully know its specs, features and price, though many things remain to be tested in-depth. Has the latest from Samsung already convinced you? Or is it just too expensive? Let's take a look at the poll results and find out.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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If you still don’t have what’s arguably the best Android TV box in your home, Best Buy is currently hosting a sale on SHIELD TV from NVIDIA. With the sale, Best Buy is marking $40 off the usual $179.99 price of SHIELD TV, bringing it down to just $139.99. This is the 16GB model that … Continued

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In a back to school sale, Amazon has dropped the prices on a bunch of their Fire TV and Echo products. The discounts range from $10 off to $100 off, depending on the device. The best deal is probably the $50 off the Echo Plus, because Amazon is also tossing in a free Philips smart … Continued

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According to a report out of Taiwan, Google is readying suppliers to manufacturer its very own Smart Display, similar to the ones we’ve already seen hit the market from Lenovo and JBL. We recently reviewed Lenovo’s Smart Display and came away very impressed, loving the idea of having Google Assistant on its own screen in … Continued

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Smart speakers are all the rage these days. Google and Amazon have a lead on just about everyone, but that doesn’t mean companies like Apple, Samsung, and now apparently Motorola, don’t want in on the action. AndroidPure has a report out [...]

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Back to School season is underway, and Amazon wants to help you add some smarts to your home, dorm, or apartment on the cheap. Amazon is now discounting several of its Echo and Fire devices. There are deals on the Echo [...]

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Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the [...]

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Most folks who pre-ordered don’t have a Galaxy Note 9 in their hands yet, but as soon as you pull your new phone out of the box from Verizon, you’ll likely see a Day 1 update that brings the latest Android security patch to the device. The August patch update is labeled as build M1AJQ.N960USQU1ARH2. Nothing … Continued

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On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we’re looking again at the two newest phones on the block, the Galaxy Note 9 and Moto Z3. We’ve had a Note 9 in house for most of the week and want to talk about the good and bad, plus our Moto Z3 review is here. After … Continued

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The HTC U12+ is getting a new coat of paint in the U.S. HTC is now accepting pre-orders for the Flame Red version of the HTC U12+. This model is being sold unlocked and is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. It includes [...]

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The Galaxy Note 9 and its $1,000 self is up for pre-order and arriving soon (August 24), which means many of you are about to have a really expensive, do-everything phone in hand. When you do open the box within minutes of the delivery truck dropping it at your door, we’ve got the first 10 things … Continued

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In June during our full review, we determined that U12+ from HTC is a no go. It costs $800, had poor battery performance, janky buttons, and we aren’t completely convinced that HTC is dedicated to still delivering timely updates to devices. Thanks to at least one update the phone has received, the buttons should at … Continued

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When OnePlus told us earlier this year that they were ready to approach carriers, and most recently that they would do so in a bloatware-free way, they weren’t joking. According to a report out of CNET this morning, T-Mobile will get to sell the new OnePlus phone, the OnePlus 6T. The report states that T-Mobile … Continued

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The race to conquer the connected home is on and Google is looking to launch a new product to compete with Amazon. According to Nikkei Asian Review, Google will launch a smart speaker with a display by the end of 2018, and likely before the holiday [...]

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Google Voice picked up a new update yesterday that does a couple of things of note. First, it changes the accent color everywhere to a greenish tone instead of the blue that has been associated with it for years. With that color change comes a new icon as well, so be on the lookout for … Continued

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Ever since OnePlus started selling phones to folks in the United States, it has always offered unlocked phones direct to consumers who want near-flagship specs without having to fork over a lot of cash compared to the top-tier competition. The reason for that is because OnePlus hasn’t nailed down a major wireless carrier [...]

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Earlier this year Google rolled out a significant update to their Gmail platform. Many new features were added that built on work Google had done with other applications and were finally bringing over to the email platform. Some of the features, like the refreshed interface on the web, were available right away with other new […] Come comment on this article: New Gmail confidential mode goes live Visit TalkAndroid

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Huawei has confirmed that the pending launch of their Mate 20 series of smartphones will usher in a new era for processors as the company makes their new Kirin 980 available in a consumer product. The Kirin 980 is notable as it is produced using a 7nm manufacturing process. Huawei says the Mate 20s equipped […] Come comment on this article: Huawei ready to launch 7nm Kirin 980 chip in the upcoming Mate 20 Visit TalkAndroid

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Over the past couple days, an update to Android 8.0 Oreo started rolling out to a subset of BlackBerry KEYone devices. That subset of devices is limited to those in the Canadian market. For owners in Canada, one bit of good news is that the update is hitting both unlocked and carrier devices. For everyone […] Come comment on this article: Android Oreo starts a limited rollout on BlackBerry KEYone Visit TalkAndroid

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WhatsApp offers a nifty little feature that allows users to back up their chats and image storage to Google Drive, which is very useful when changing devices. Whether you’re upgrading or you’ve accidentally lost your phone, it’s nice to have a backup so you don’t lose everything with an old device. What makes this feature […] Come comment on this article: WhatsApp chat backups won’t count towards your Google Drive storage anymore Visit TalkAndroid

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There’s been plenty of controversy over Android manufacturers copying the iPhone X in 2018. Specifically, the complaints have been over the notch in the display. I see both sides of that argument, too. It’s hard not to see a little Apple inspiration in some of the designs, but on the other hand, I’m not against the […] Come comment on this article: Motorola P30 or iPhone X? You decide. Visit TalkAndroid

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The Pixel 3 XL is still a good month and a half away from being revealed officially by Google, but its notch has already reached legendary status, and not necessarily in a good way, unfortunately. If this in-the-wild picture of the device is the real deal, that legend will only grow. The folks at Mobile … Continued

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Google’s retail presence has been spotty at best, with some pop-up stores here and there as well as brief partnerships in other big box retail locations. But if a new report from the Chicago Tribune is any indicator, Google might be aiming to change that. The publication is reporting that Google is [...]

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We saw Google’s vision for an updated look to its Material Design vision back in July. Since then, Google’s apps like the stock Contacts app has been updated to reflect those whiter, rounder changes. And now Android Messages is seeing a nice change of scenery, too. As first noticed by

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Fast on the heels of HTC, Nokia, and Motorola confirming which of their handsets will be updated to Android Pie, Sony has officially announced which of its Xperia smartphones will jump on the bandwagon. As you might expect, most of Sony’s heavy-hitters such as the Xperia XZ2 are present, but the update will also roll […] Come comment on this article: Sony confirms Android Pie update to roll out to these Xperia handsets from November Visit TalkAndroid

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In a week where we’ve seen both HTC and Nokia confirm which of their handsets would get updated to Android Pie (all of them in Nokia’s case), we now have Motorola revealing which of its phones will follow suit. Android Pie brings features such as an improved Do Not Disturb mode, a revamped split-screen mode, […] Come comment on this article: These Motorola smartphones are confirmed to get Android Pie update Visit TalkAndroid

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