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Google's Pixel smartphone surfaces in leaked render, shows off new navigation buttons

Leaked render of the Pixel shows off new software tweaks. We're one week away from the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL. The handsets have leaked in live photos last week, and this time around we're being treated to an alleged press render of the Pixel. Show More Summary

Evening news brief: Android's getting a reboot

Android chief teases an historic day, while Roku debuts a new line of set-top boxes, and the Honor 8 gets its first big update. It rained a lot here this morning, and it occurred to me, during my second cup of coffee, that the Android news cycle is pretty predictable. Show More Summary

A new Huawei Nexus tablet? Here's what the branding difference could mean

Whether or not there are any longterm plans for Nexus, the idea of a new Huawei-built tablet isn't completely crazy. It's been a pretty wild day for Google hardware and software rumors. Aside from Chromecast Ultra, "Andromeda" OS and...Show More Summary

Chromecast Ultra pictured, reportedly streams 4K video for $69

New Google Cast device set to arrive at October 4 Pixel event. Google's rumored next-generation Chromecast has leaked out ahead of its expected October 4 launch. The new streaming puck, which will reportedly debut alongside the new Pixel...Show More Summary

Anker celebrates its birthday with 20% savings for all!

Anker is currently celebrating its fifth birthday with 20% off most of its accessories at Amazon. Whether you need a portable battery pack, some new cables or even a vacuum for your house, you can get it discounted right now. There are...Show More Summary

Andromeda: How Google can conquer the desktop, figure out tablets — and maybe change Android phones forever

The next stage of Android's evolution is starting to come into focus. Google's Andromeda, like the galaxy, is vast, complex and — for the moment — unknowable. Slowly and quietly, Android has been growing into a desktop OS. (That's in...Show More Summary

Hey Xiaomi, it's time to end flash sales

Xiaomi needs to reconsider its sales strategy. Xiaomi makes enticing products that offer excellent value for money. Even though the brand does little to no marketing of its own (although that's changing in India), it is one of the most talked-about companies on social media on account of the hype generated around every product launch. Show More Summary

Digital Offers: Learn to build apps from scratch for only $39!

The phrase "there's an app for that" covers just about everything these days. Want a date? There's an app for that. Want some food? There's an app for that. Want to learn more about how to please a member of the opposite sex? You get the picture. Show More Summary

Best Android Phones 5.7 inches And Over

If you're looking for a phone with a huge screen, you've come to the right place. Best Overall Samsung Galaxy Note 7 See at AT&T See at T-Mobile See at Verizon See at Sprint See at U.S. Cellular In its new, non-exploding form, complete...Show More Summary

Nexus owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?

So far the Android 7.0 update has been a bit of a mixed bag for Nexus devices and their owners. One of the perks of being a Nexus owner is that you're among the first to get a new version of Android when it drops. So if you've got aShow More Summary

Morning brief: MediaTek debuts 10-core Helio X30, and Xperia XZ may get Nougat in Oct.

Ten CPU cores in a phone? MediaTek says yes. It's time to kick the week off. We're eight days out from Google's October 4 event, and the hype train is in full swing. We're expecting to see the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google Home, a 4K Chromecast, and so much more. Samsung is facing a three-day delay in restarting Note 7 sales in Korea. Show More Summary

Grab this travel charger for just $8.95 today!

Do you spend a lot of time traveling and hate to carry around big bulky chargers? If so, Samsung’s 2A Micro-USB travel charger is a great choice to keep in your bag. The charger will help get you the most power in the littlest amount of time, and right now you can pick one up for just $8.95! ...

Sony Xperia X Compact now on sale for $499

Sony's latest small phone is now up for sale directly from Amazon unlocked. The list price on the Xperia X Compact is a somewhat-steep $499, but if it's the phone for you and you want it right at launch you can now pull the trigger on one. Show More Summary

What are VoLTE and HD Voice, and why should you use them?

What is VoLTE and why should I care about it? Here in the U.S., most carriers have rolled out the red carpet for Voice over LTE. If it is available in your area and through your carriers, taking advantage of the upgrade currently depends on your having the right hardware. Show More Summary

Google Play is still in beta, but it's good to be back on Chrome Stable

Google Play is finally on the Chrome Stable channel for the Asus Flip and the Acer R11. Google has made a lot of progress getting Google Play and Android apps working on Chrome. It wasn't the worst thing to come out of Mountain ViewShow More Summary

Mobile Nations Weekly: Sequels and successors

iPhone 7 takes the world by storm, Forza races onto consoles everywhere, and yet another chat platform says Allo. If there's only one iPhone 7 review you read, make it Rene's at iMore. Diving deep into what makes the new iPhone, both good and bad, it's everything you need to know about the phone you're going to start seeing everywhere. Show More Summary

From the Editor's Desk: How to launch a smartphone

It's okay, and entirely expected, to be frustrated by cumbersome phone launches — but some perspective on what's happening can be helpful. Launching a smartphone is difficult. Even if you think you understand how difficult it is, it's far more difficult still. Show More Summary

Add this slim case to your Galaxy S7 for just $3.95 today!

Don’t like the idea of making your Galaxy S7 bulky but want to keep it protected against scratches and such? If so, Amzer’s Pudding TPU case is a perfect choice to add to your phone. The case adds a thin layer of protection and grip to the phone, and you can pick one up for just $3.95 today! ...

MrMobile Retro Review: Looking back at the Nokia N-Gage

In 2003, Nokia declared war on Nintendo with the N-Gage, a Game Boy Advance lookalike with a Series 60 mobile phone inside. The conflict – to put it mildly – did not go in Nokia's favor. With a cumbersome design that required the owner...Show More Summary

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