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Huawei CEO Richard Yu confirms the Huawei Watch 2 will be announced at MWC

Huawei CEO Richard Yu confirms the Huawei Watch 2 will be announced at MWC

The Huawei Watch was many people's favorite Android Wear smartwatch back when it was released in 2015, and it remains so because of its round screen and 'classic' watch look. Huawei CEO Richard Yu has
12 new and notable (and 2 WTF) Android apps from the last 2 weeks (1/31/17 - 2/13/17)

12 new and notable (and 2 WTF) Android apps from the last 2 weeks (1/31/17 - 2/13/17)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so. Please wait for this page to load
Google Assistant, four months later: Still fragmented, still unfinished, still the best

Google Assistant, four months later: Still fragmented, still unfinished, still the best

Back at Google I/O 2016, we got a first look at Google Assistant. It was designed to be a conversational assistant, as opposed to the search-based Google Now. Then when Allo was released in September,
Google adds 9 new (mostly smaller) Android Pay banks

Google adds 9 new (mostly smaller) Android Pay banks

Android Pay has come a long way form its humble beginnings. Most of the big banks are supported, and even many small credit unions and local banks. Today, there are nine more banks with support for
Researchers at MIT claim to have created a dedicated speech recognition chip that consumes a tiny amount of energy

Researchers at MIT claim to have created a dedicated speech recognition chip that consumes a tiny amount of energy

As the years go by, I get lazier it seems. So the prospect of talking to my computing devices gets better and better as time passes (even if I have to yell across my house to my Google Home, which is
New Nokia devices may launch at MWC, including a homage to the Nokia 3310

New Nokia devices may launch at MWC, including a homage to the Nokia 3310

Nokia, much like BlackBerry, no longer manufactures its own devices. After selling its entire mobile division to Microsoft in 2014, it partnered with Foxconn to manufacture the Nokia N1 tablet, but
T-Mobile trying to undercut Verizon's Unlimited plan, rolls back tethering and video throttling

T-Mobile trying to undercut Verizon's Unlimited plan, rolls back tethering and video throttling

Yesterday, Verizon announced they they would start offering unlimited data plans again, for the first time in over five years. For $80 a month, the plan has remarkably few catches - speeds may be
Google Clock app updated to v5.0 with more informative time zones, layout tweaks, and more [APK Download]

Google Clock app updated to v5.0 with more informative time zones, layout tweaks, and more [APK Download]

A smartphone is the only clock many of us need, and Google has a solid clock app on Android. It ships pre-installed on a few devices, and you can always grab it from the Play Store. This app has just
Google's Verify Apps now shows apps that it has recently scanned

Google's Verify Apps now shows apps that it has recently scanned

Google rolled out the Verify Apps framework many years ago to scan apps as they were installed. Then, in 2014 it added the ability to constantly scan apps to watch for malicious behavior. You were
A brief history of Verizon's hatred for unlimited data

A brief history of Verizon's hatred for unlimited data

Unlimited data is back at Verizon. There's much merriment to be had throughout the land, as data-hungry power users once again return to their streaming music and video services without fear of sudden
[Deal Alert] LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes, Goat Simulator, and more are free or discounted on the Play Store

[Deal Alert] LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes, Goat Simulator, and more are free or discounted on the Play Store

We already posted how Google is now allowing developers to temporarily make their paid apps free. The app from that post, Blaze and the Monster Machines, is just one of several paid apps that are
Allo v6 prepares to introduce a vote bot, notifications on Android Auto, animated emoji, and new drawing tools [APK Teardown]

Allo v6 prepares to introduce a vote bot, notifications on Android Auto, animated emoji, and new drawing tools [APK Teardown]

Last week was pretty busy with some big app updates and even bigger product announcements. One update that slipped through the cracks was Allo v6. There aren't any obvious new features, but there's
Canada is getting the Really Blue Pixel, but as a Rogers exclusive

Canada is getting the Really Blue Pixel, but as a Rogers exclusive

Google sells the Pixel and Pixel XL in three colors (with varying degrees of stock) - Very Silver, Quite Black, and Really Blue. When the Pixel was initially announced, Google said it would be a
[Update: OnePlus 3T too] LineageOS 14.1 hits new devices, including HTC One M7, Samsung tablets, LG G3, and ZTE Axon 7

[Update: OnePlus 3T too] LineageOS 14.1 hits new devices, including HTC One M7, Samsung tablets, LG G3, and ZTE Axon 7

Update 1: 2017/02/13 10:28am PST The OnePlus 3T is also seeing LineageOS 14.1. The build for the 3T has been merged with the OnePlus 3, so both phones now use the same .zip file, which LineageOS is
Google Maps list sharing is official, will start rolling out today

Google Maps list sharing is official, will start rolling out today

Using Google services as a couple or a group is sometimes a little tough. Some services lend themselves well to sharing, like Keep, Drive, Photos, and Calendar, but others are often cause for
Prince's early albums are now streaming on Google Play Music (and other services), web app turns purple for the occasion

Prince's early albums are now streaming on Google Play Music (and other services), web app turns purple for the occasion

From July 2015 until today, the most popular of Prince's early music was exclusively available on Tidal. This was due to an arrangement he made with the streaming service before his untimely death in
Verizon to offer unlimited data plans for the first time in over five years

Verizon to offer unlimited data plans for the first time in over five years

Competition is a wonderful thing. Verizon and the other major US wireless carriers basically abandoned the idea of unlimited mobile data around the time that Android and smartphones in general started
Weekend poll: What version of Android does your phone run?

Weekend poll: What version of Android does your phone run?

We run this poll occasionally in various forms, but as we near six months since Android 7.0 Nougat was uploaded to AOSP, it feels like a good time to figure out how many of our readers are on the
Google has mini-game doodles for every day leading up to Valentine's Day

Google has mini-game doodles for every day leading up to Valentine's Day

As you probably know by now, Google has a tradition of changing the Google logo for various events, holidays, and birthdays. This year, the logo is being changed every day leading up to Valentine's
[Deal Alert] Chromecast Ultra now $59 ($10 off) at Google Store, Target, B&H, Best Buy, and possibly more

[Deal Alert] Chromecast Ultra now $59 ($10 off) at Google Store, Target, B&H, Best Buy, and possibly more

The Chromecast Ultra was announced at Google's October 4th event last year, as an enhanced Chromecast capable of 4K HDR output (with compatible TVs). However, even with greater functionality and speed