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Google says that there are now over 2 billion active Android devices in the world

Google says that there are now over 2 billion active Android devices in the world

Coming as a surprise to no one, the number of Android devices has continued to climb over the years. At Google I/O 2017, Sundar Pichai announced that there are now over 2 billion Android devices
[Update: Factory images and OTA files] Android beta registration is back, O Dev Preview 2 rolling out now

[Update: Factory images and OTA files] Android beta registration is back, O Dev Preview 2 rolling out now

Update 1: 2017/05/17 12:14pm PDT The OTA images (build OPP2.170420.017) are rolling out now for those that registered. The wait doesn't appear to have been too long. Update 2: 2017/05/17 2:54pm
[Update: Already live] Google is rolling out smart replies in Gmail

[Update: Already live] Google is rolling out smart replies in Gmail

Update 1: 2017/05/17 5:39pm PDT The feature seems to already be going live, as part of a server-side switch. Take a look: Update 2: 2017/05/18 12:38am PDT You can turn off Smart Replies in the
Google releases new Daydream sensory demo, Audio Factory

Google releases new Daydream sensory demo, Audio Factory

A new app named Audio Factory for Daydream VR devices has just been released by Google. It appears to be a demonstration meant to show off their new spatial audio engine for future Daydream products.
Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore blazes onto the Play Store

Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore blazes onto the Play Store

A little under two months ago Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore showed up on the Play Store for pre-registration. There was no release date announced, but it was obvious the game was coming soon. Well,
[Update: Visa confirms, kinda] Android Pay launches seem imminent for Canada and Russia

[Update: Visa confirms, kinda] Android Pay launches seem imminent for Canada and Russia

Update 1: 2017/05/17 9:27am PDT Visa updated both its Canada and Russia support pages, indicating that those countries will support Android Pay, but they've since been pulled. MobileSyrup spotted
The Allo web client is still a month or two from release, says Google's Nick Fox

The Allo web client is still a month or two from release, says Google's Nick Fox

Oh, Allo. We all wanted to give you a chance when Google announced you at I/O 2016. After months of waiting, the app has picked few of the features we wanted. Hey, it's got stickers, though. According
Android Device Manager updated for the first time in two years and renamed to Find My Device [APK Download]

Android Device Manager updated for the first time in two years and renamed to Find My Device [APK Download]

In the first update the app has seen since 2015, Android Device Manager has been bumped to V2, bringing some much needed visual changes and a new name. Be pleased to make your first introduction to
[Update: Nope, ASUS messed up] Android Wear 2.0 is now rolling out to the ZenWatch 3

[Update: Nope, ASUS messed up] Android Wear 2.0 is now rolling out to the ZenWatch 3

Update 1: 2017/05/17 9:12am PDT Someone at ASUS goofed up, and the ZenWatch 3 update hasn't actually started. The company is targeting the end of May for the release:@ScooterDMC Android Wear 2.0
[Deal Alert] Celebrate the start of Google I/O with 9 temporarily free and 10 on-sale apps, plus both 0.10 Apps of the Week

[Deal Alert] Celebrate the start of Google I/O with 9 temporarily free and 10 on-sale apps, plus both 0.10 Apps of the Week

It's Wednesday once again, which means it's time for another round of app sales. Today is special, however — Google I/O starts today! So while you wait for the keynote livestream to start, you can
Google thwarts recent attempt to genericize its trademarked brand name

Google thwarts recent attempt to genericize its trademarked brand name

Google might have joined the common vernacular — it was entered into the venerable Oxford English Dictionary back in 2006, after all — but it has staunchly resisted attempts to render the actual
The LG Stylo 3 Plus is now available at T-Mobile

The LG Stylo 3 Plus is now available at T-Mobile

T-Mobile has announced that LG's latest phablet, the G Stylo 3 Plus, is available on the network from today. The phablet is a Samsung Galaxy Note competitor of sorts, albeit at a much lower price
Amazon announces new $50 Fire 7 and $80 Fire HD 8 tablets, with kids models for both

Amazon announces new $50 Fire 7 and $80 Fire HD 8 tablets, with kids models for both

Back in 2015, Amazon released its cheapest tablet yet - the 'Fire tablet' for just $50 (with lock-screen ads). There's still a sizable developer community around the device too, with plenty of hacks
Uber links up with Transit to show upcoming train departures from your destination

Uber links up with Transit to show upcoming train departures from your destination

Uber wants to make it easier for people who choose to do part of their journey using its taxi service and the other part with public transport. To that end, the company has announced a deal with the
Leaked image of OnePlus 5 prototype shows off dual camera setup

Leaked image of OnePlus 5 prototype shows off dual camera setup

With the OnePlus 5 now confirmed for a summer release, design and spec leaks have started to emerge much more frequently. The successor to the popular flagship-on-a-budget OnePlus 3/3T is shaping up
Verizon LG Stylo 2 V gets Android Nougat 7.0 update

Verizon LG Stylo 2 V gets Android Nougat 7.0 update

Over the last year or so, OTA updates to the T-Mobile and Verizon versions of devices in the US have been happening almost at the same time or at least within a very short time period of each other.
[Deal Alert] Get $50 off the new HTC U11 with promo code

[Deal Alert] Get $50 off the new HTC U11 with promo code

So you've been looking at that new HTC U11 and itching to the edge of your senses to grab one. Maybe you've resisted the urge all of yesterday but can you fight the temptation when you could get a
Google trademarks "WorldSense," possibly related to new standalone VR headset

Google trademarks "WorldSense," possibly related to new standalone VR headset

Yesterday it was reported that Google could be planning to release a standalone VR headset at I/O this week, and now we may have further evidence for this in the form of a trademark filing at the
Unlocked LG G5 in the US (RS988) gets Android 7.0 Nougat OTA

Unlocked LG G5 in the US (RS988) gets Android 7.0 Nougat OTA

OTA updates are amazingly unpredictable. Sometimes, the US versions of devices get them first and international variants have to wait weeks and months, other times it's just the opposite. The latter
[Deal Alert] edjing Pro, normally $4.99, is temporarily free

[Deal Alert] edjing Pro, normally $4.99, is temporarily free

What's better than a small price drop or a 10-cent deal on a nice app? Free. As in you pay nothing and you get something in return. How about that for a business and economy lesson? And today you can