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LG-Made Google Pixel XL 2 Hits FCC!

Back in August, the HTC-made Pixel 2 stopped by the FCC and revealed a whole bunch of info about the yet-to-be-announced phone, like storage amounts, Android version, model number, processor, and the phone’s “Active Edge” that should allow you to squeeze the phone to open things li...

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Google Billboard Suggests Phone Event on October 4

Reports initially suggested that Google would hold its Pixel 2 event on October 5, but according to the picture of a billboard in Boston that was just sent to us, they may double down and do it again on October 4. The billboard (pictured above), tells us to “Ask more of your phone,” foll...

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Galaxy Note 8 Tips and Tricks: 20+ to Help You Master Your New Phone

As we alluded to in our recent First 10 Things to Do for the Galaxy Note 8, there are a ton of features baked into this device. That’s pretty much always the case for Samsung phones, so ahead of our full reviews that will be posted later this week, we wanted to share our list of Galaxy Note 8...

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September’s Android Security Update (Finally) Goes Live With Factory Images for Nexus, Pixel

Google just posted the Android security update for September 2017 and the files are already live for a number of devices, both Pixel and Nexus. So far, we are seeing 8.0.0 files for Pixel and Pixel XL (OPR1.170623.026, OPR3.170623.007), Pixel C (OPR1.170623.026), Nexus 6P (OPR6.170623.017), and Nexu...

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Essential Phone Picks Up Performance Enhancing Update With September Security Patch (Updated)

The Essential Phone is picking up a new update today to build NMI64C. This software update is still Android 7.1.1, but it does include the new September security patch from Google, which is something to point out since Google has hardly been able to push this month’s patch to its own phones. T...

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Four reasons why I won’t buy the iPhone X

The iPhone X fails to impress me in many ways. Although it’s the most impressive device Apple has built, but it does have a number of flaws that are big enough to convince me to stay away from it and get a competing Android handset instead. For the last 24 hours, plenty of publications have b...

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Essential Phone update adds September security patch, improves performance

The Essential Phone is getting another update. The latest update from Andy Rubin’s new company brings the build number to NMI64C and includes the September security update. We’ve seen several updates from Essential since it started shipping phones last month, bringing camera improv...

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Essential Phone coming to Sprint retail stores this Thursday

Even though it is nice that you can now purchase Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone from a variety of places, the phone has only been available online. That is set to change this Thursday, when Sprint will have the Essential Phone available in its physical retail stores across the US. The move to a...

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Factory images and OTA links for the September Android security patch are now live

Google might be a little late this month, but the day’s finally here. Factory images and OTA files for the September Android security patch are now available for supported devices. Factory images and OTA files have been posted for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X fo...

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Google Home now lowers the volume of casting audio when using Google Assistant

If you’ve ever tried to ask your Google Home a question when it’s casting audio to a TV or speaker, you’re probably aware that it can have trouble understanding you when the audio is too loud. I’ve run into this countless times, so I’m happy to report that Google is no...


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