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Android Wear smartwatch running Windows 7 because why not

Android Wear smartwatch running Windows 7 because why not

Wearables by nature such as Android Wear smartwatches have tiny screens. The screen has to be very small to fit on the wrist, but has to be large enough that the image is easily viewable and you can actually touch the icons. This is why you tend to get apps with very few large icons or buttons on the screen at once so you can see them. As you can tell in the image here, this particular Android Wear smartwatch is running an OS that certainly isn't Android based.

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Kantar: Galaxy S7 5th in US, Android sees highest EU growth

Kantar: Galaxy S7 5th in US, Android sees highest EU growth

By now, most companies have publicized their financial report cards for the first quarter of 2016. But how did each platform perform in light of those. It seems that it was a relatively good quarter for Android, both in the US and in Europe, at least according to market research company Kantar. According to the analyst, Google's platform enjoyed its highest growth in two years in the EU5 countries. That is also reflected in China as well as the US, where the Galaxy S7 is largely credited for Android's latest success.

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Lenovo has another giant tablet coming, this time with Android

Lenovo has another giant tablet coming, this time with Android

Lenovo isn't one to shy away from stretching the tablet device category to its limits, almost literally. Despite the industry-wide slowdown in tablet sales, Lenovo keeps on churning such devices, in all shapes, bends, and sizes. Just last October it revealed its largest yet, the Lenovo YOGA Home 900 pictured above, exuding 27 inches of pure Windows 10 power. By comparison, this yet to be revealed Lenovo tablet found on GFXBench is less monstrous, only 18.4 inches. It's winning quality, however, might be the Android 6.0 Marshmallow running inside.

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T-Mobile HTC 10 launch date set for May 18, freebies included

T-Mobile HTC 10 launch date set for May 18, freebies included

It's been a month since HTC unveiled its latest flagship and, unlike a certain other Korean Android OEM, it doesn't seem to be in a hurry to get it out the market, even in the US. In fact, it will only be next week that those on T-Mobile will be able to get their hands on the HTC 10. The "Uncarrier" is indeed launching the still metal clad smartphone on 18th May and to keep things hot in summer, it will be throwing in some freebies for good measure.

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AOC, Jide partner to put out the first Remix All-in-One PC

AOC, Jide partner to put out the first Remix All-in-One PC

Android was initially developed for smartphones and, in fact, it took quite some time before Google even acknowledged and officially supported tablets. Now it is found almost everywhere, from watches to TVs to cars and even in some places you'd least expect. Ironically, Android is noticeably missing in the PC market, a situation that Jide is trying to fix with its Remix OS. Partnering with display maker AOC, the two companies have banded together to launch what is the first official all-in-one PC running Jide's literal Remix of the Android OS.

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Google to respond to Amazon Echo at last with codename “Chirp” device

Google to respond to Amazon Echo at last with codename “Chirp” device

Insider sources have let loose information about Google's next big hardware project and the center of their IoT smart home project Google On. This device, they say to ReCode, and will look similar to Google's On Hub - to absolutely no-one's surprise. Or at least no surprises are being had by those who assumed Google was doing this in the first place. Think about Google's work with Weave, their network of smart home electronics, their aim to take over the home with devices they've already released. A Google Echo device makes perfect sense.

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What to expect at Google IO – Android VR headset, Nexus, Tango

What to expect at Google IO – Android VR headset, Nexus, Tango

Amongst other oddities at Google I/O 2016, it's time for a Google-made Android VR headset. Not just cardboard, but hardware, running Android. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality included. This week it's become apparent that more sources - in the software world - have been given a heads up on Google's VR plans for Google I/O 2016. That is, they've been given the go-ahead on getting excited for what may or may not be a thing Google will reveal at their yearly developer conference. So once again we're going to refer to the bits and pieces we've put together over the past few weeks - and months.

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iPhone 7 Pro “photos” show Android’s big chance

iPhone 7 Pro “photos” show Android’s big chance

With Samsung Galaxy S7 sales on the rise, several rendered images mistaken for photos by the press may, indeed, show what Apple's next iPhone competitors will be like. The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Pro (or iPhone Pro), and the next iteration of the iPhone SE are all shown by top-notch illustrator and 3D modeler Martin Hajek, all based in schematics such as those we saw this morning, coming from accessory makers and anonymous sources of all sorts.

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Flens focuses your phone’s flash into a real flashlight

Flens focuses your phone’s flash into a real flashlight

I do photography for fun, so I'm used to purchasing new lenses to get the shots that I want. It's just something that comes with the territory. These days you can even pick up new lenses for the camera on the back of your phone. But what you may never have considered getting one for is your phone's flash.

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Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) lands in Germany next month

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) lands in Germany next month

German Samsung tablet fans will have a new tablet to check out starting in June called the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016). The tablet has a 10.1-inch screen with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200. It's a thin tablet at 8.2mm thick and weighs 525g making it very portable while still offering lots of screen space. The operating system is Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box.

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Android Auto testing is more sophisticated than you might think

Android Auto testing is more sophisticated than you might think

When hearing about things like Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, you might think it simply involves mirroring Android or iOS to a car's infotainment system, give or take a few functionality deemed to be dangerous or unnecessary for driving. But unlike other iterations of Android, like Android Wear or Android TV, Android Auto has far more dire consequences when implemented poorly. That is why when Nat & Lo took their web series to Google's Android Auto Research Lab, they were met by rather sophisticated equipment, including different kinds of sensors and, of course, a driving simulator.

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Samsung Focus app tipped to land with Galaxy Note 6

Samsung Focus app tipped to land with Galaxy Note 6

BlackBerry 10 moved few people and as a result, not many devices sold for the company, but lots of folks did like the BlackBerry Hub app that was on those devices. BlackBerry Hub is a centralized communication app that allows users to respond to messages and conversations from multiple locations in one place. Rumors have surfaced that Samsung will have a similar app that will debut with the Galaxy Note 6 smartphone called Samsung Focus.

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