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    The Chromening of Android? Or the Droidening of Chrome OS? We still haven't had much to make of word last year from the Wall Street Journal that Google's two primary software platforms would merge together. Google denied any notion of it, but lo and behold what came this year: Android apps working on Chromebooks. As ...

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    Now that Google’s messaging platform is complete – or some might argue overcomplete – with its new offerings of Allo and Duo, it’s time to ask ourselves a question. Actually, it’s time to ask a series of questions. Will I use it? If I use it, who will I use it with? Can I get my peeps to use it? Do people ...

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    How much does it REALLY cost to build an iPhone? Can any software truly be intuitive? Why is Comcast getting into the carrier game? We say hello to Google's Allo messenger, and we have a BUNCH of smartphone announcements to chat about from Huawei, LeEco, and Blackberry! These stories plus your questions, so make sure ...

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    Google isn't much of a company that reminisces. In fact, it took the good folk over at Mountain View up until last year before they realized, "hey, maybe we should celebrate a little bit more often, huh?" Android is turning eight tomorrow, Google says (or tweets), and the company wants to do something special especially ...

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    Google may be giving its OnHub Wi-Fi router a few friends to boost users' coverage and still have the network all under one umbrella. Sources to Android Police and Droid Life say that in addition to the several products Google will launch on October 4, we're also looking at Google Wifi, Google-made routers that will ...

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    More developers and manufacturers can now get their hands working on circuit boards for potential Moto Mods and, less potentially, getting $1 million from Ashton Kutcher. The Mods Developer Kit, available in the US, are now in China, Europe and South America. Canadians will get the MDKs starting October 5. The Moto Z ...

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    Samsung is simply not interested in maintaining a streaming music service. And so, yesterday saw the end of Milk Music. The end of Milk Music was announced more than a month ago and its sibling service, Milk Video, was also shuttered after a year. It seems that Samsung's hopes of garnering a multimedia audience ...

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    Facebook has them. So does Google.  And now Bing can join in on the fast lane. Microsoft announced that Bing would start officially linking to Accelerated Mobile Pages within its applicable search results. Content partners in the open source project will have their AMP articles — optimized HTML pages for easy, ...

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    Twitter, which has been not been growing as investors would like for it to, may seek stimulus from a new owner. At least, if it lets itself be bought. CNBC sources are saying that multiple possible acquirers have expressed interest in buying the social media platform, including Google and customer relationship ...

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    With half of the roughly one million defective Galaxy Note 7 devices sold in the US already exchanged, according to Samsung’s latest head count, several claimed fires and explosions deemed hoaxes, and new, safe-to-use “edgy” phablets expected in global stores in time for Black Friday, it seemed the worst was ...

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    The show must go on for Samsung even after reported corner-cutting in Galaxy Note 7 R&D and pre-release quality control resulting in possibly its most damaging PR scandal ever. Luckily for the Korean tech giant, an opportunity to bury Galaxy Note 7 controversies once and for all could arise as early as January, when ...

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    In case you still had your doubts regarding the seriousness of LeEco’s global expansion plans in general and US intentions in particular, a Huawei veteran’s recruitment to spearhead said overseas growth should make it all clear for good. This Chinese entertainment and technology giant is no longer satisfied just ...

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    Recalling every potentially faulty Galaxy Note 7 unit around the world certainly took guts, as Samsung yielded to a “heartbreaking” direct financial loss of at least $1 billion, not to mention indirect hits to the company’s market value, brand recognition and, possibly, even its long-term product roadmap. But ...

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    Even with all the recent Galaxy Note 7 controversy, and impressive efforts from smaller manufacturers like BLU, Honor, Xiaomi, Alcatel, Meizu or LeEco to provide the greatest bang for your buck stateside, in China, India and everywhere else, some Android enthusiasts will always favor Samsung. And we’re not just ...

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    We’re only four days away from Xiaomi’s increasingly thrilling next-gen flagship phone announcement, and thanks to mixed official signals, as well as the typically jumbled gossip on Weibo, nothing’s certain until it’s certain. What we’re pretty sure of is an affordable Xiaomi Mi 5s powerhouse will break cover ...

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    Just like last year, Asus confusingly puts its 2016 high-end smartphone eggs in way too many baskets, as the ZenFone 3 family includes roughly a dozen similar but not identical members. Some aren’t even very high-end, like the China-only ZenFone Pegasus 3, the big-battery ZenFone 3 Max, or a ZenFone 3 Laser that’s ...

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    The task of rooting an Android device has grown tall recently and with Android Nougat, there are now several roadblocks in the way that would prevent developers from getting in to root the upcoming Pixel phones — built on Nougat from the ground up — with ease. The first block is a kernel feature in Nougat called ...

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    If you feel like you're missing out on the Galaxy Note 7 software experience (short of the S Pen) and you have an S7 and S7 edge, you're going to have to wait your turn. Just like those waiting for new, non-explosive Galaxy Note 7 units. Weibo rumors are talking about the Grace UX that's on the Note 7 with Android ...

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    As if Samsung had enough to tamp down with the Galaxy Note 7 recall, we now hear of trade secret subterfuge from within the chaebol's ranks. According to a report from Korean broadcaster SBS, one executive Lee was arrested by police, warranted for accusations of stealing and selling documents about some advanced ...

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    Sony Mobile has notified Xperia Blog and, presumably, other people on its email list, that the struggling unit's latest flagship will be out for sales on Amazon, Best Buy and other outlets soon enough in the US. The Xperia XZ will be presumably up for pre-orders on October 2 for $699, a price comparable to ones we've ...

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    BlackBerry CEO John Chen promised that two Android smartphones would come before the company's fiscal year went out. He made the promise in the midst of collapsing investor confidence in Waterloo's money-losing hardware unit. Chen has repeated his belief that he could sell 5 million smartphones in a year. We may see ...

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    Yahoo has announced that "a state-sponsored actor" has gotten hold of a copy of US account details including password hashes, — machine-scrambled passwords that are sent and exclusively accepted by receiving servers — unencrypted and encrypted security questions and answers and vital specs like names, email ...

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    The deadline to file for a refund for a recalled phone in South Korea was on Monday. The government said that the deadline came too early. The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards has yet to approve Samsung's recall plan moving forward as it tries to whittle down risks of a battery exploding in someone's hands. It ...

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    Earlier this month, we sent two editors overseas to Berlin, Germany for IFA. That coverage was appropriately sponsored by XCom Global. Appropriately, because our two editors were coming from the United States with their United States-based carriers which, if one wasn’t careful, would lead to really high cellphone ...

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    As value-focused China-based Android device manufacturers like LeEco, Xiaomi or Meizu (too) carefully devise their proper US expansion plans, domestic unlocked phone specialist BLU continues its uncontested rise to fame. Granted, sub-$400 competition stateside has been heated up by recent Moto, Honor, ZTE or OnePlus ...

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