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Xperia XZ3 gets its own exclusive Google Assistant commands

Xperia XZ3 gets its own exclusive Google Assistant commands

One of Samsung Bixby’s promises was the ability to control almost every aspect of your phone with voice alone. It didn’t take long for LG to offer those same capabilities in the LG G7 ThinQ but, thankfully, it didn’t reinvent the wheel and teamed up with Google instead to perform those commands through Google Assistant. Now Sony is revealing that it had struck the same partnership and has a few special Google Assistant commands that you’ll only be able to use if you own an Xperia XZ3.

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Galaxy P30 could have Samsung’s first fingerprint on display

Galaxy P30 could have Samsung’s first fingerprint on display

Samsung may have not yet given up on in-display fingerprint sensors entirely. There is, after all, the rumor that the Galaxy S10 next year will have such a feature. It might not be Samsung’s first phones to have that, though. Coming from a few leak sources, Samsung could be preparing an appetizer for that, putting a not so special fingerprint on display (FOD) in a certain Galaxy P30 that has yet to reveal its existence, sometime before the Galaxy S10 presumably.

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Pixel 3 leaks again – here’s what we know now

Pixel 3 leaks again – here’s what we know now

The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL were leaked today from all angles. The Google Pixel 3 leaked so many times, and in so many different ways, at this point, I'm not sure what else there is left to say. Could Google have orchestrated this whole thing? Good gosh they deserve a special set of golden star stickers if they did, of that you can be sure.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak shows square camera array

Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak shows square camera array

This week the folks at Huawei had a bit of a release-level leak with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. This smartphone is unique in several ways, including in its back-facing camera array. Instead of having cameras all in a line or just side-by-side, this smartphone's cameras are in a square configuration. The array contains three cameras and a dual-LED flash, ready to roll on the next generation of smartphones with LEICA photography finesse.

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Google Discover: How to get The New Search

Google Discover: How to get The New Search

Google's next step after Google Feed is "Google Discover" and it's all about News. Google's describing it a bit differently - they're offering this system up as a set of changes in the way they think about Search. "We're launching a major update to this experience," said Karen Corby, Google Search Group Product Manager, "including a new name, a fresh look, and a brand-new set of features."

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Google Pixel 3 wallpapers leak and we’ve found them on Google Earth

Google Pixel 3 wallpapers leak and we’ve found them on Google Earth

Google Pixel 3 looks like it'll have some really top-notch wallpapers on its release in a few weeks. What we're seeing today is a set of images and notes from someone who suggests he's got access to the lot. In the mix are a bunch of things we've seen before, iterated a bit forward, plus some next-level creations that'll make the Pixel 3 unique. We've also re-created or captured new versions of the wallpapers we've only got tiny-version access to otherwise, for your enjoyment.

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Galaxy S10 3rd model tipped to bring back a cherished feature

Galaxy S10 3rd model tipped to bring back a cherished feature

Three different Samsung Galaxy S10 models were identified by their code-names this week, each with a different display. One was said to have a 6.44-inch display, another a 5.8-inch display (both of these with "Edge" or "Infinity" display properties.) The third device was said to come with a feature we've been waiting for in a top-tier Samsung phone for several years - the return of the flat screen!

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Microsoft Search taps your personal results to battle Google

Microsoft Search taps your personal results to battle Google

Today Microsoft Search was introduced - or re-introduced - with an eye on searching everywhere, in all things, at all times. This is Microsoft's biggest effort to take on Google and its all-in integration of services, but with Microsoft's strong points. That means search in Office 365 documents as well as on-machine and on the web. "Getting pages of results with hyperlinks to other information is simply not enough," said Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President for OneDrive, SharePoint, and Office.

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First Android phone launched 10 years ago: how far we’ve come

First Android phone launched 10 years ago: how far we’ve come

Ten years ago, the first commercial Android smartphone, the T-Mobile G1, was launched. While it came on the heels of the iPhone and was, naturally, seen as Google desperately chasing after Apple. But in the 10 years since that fateful September day, Android has grown from what many thought would be yet another failed Google experiment into the world’s largest smartphone platform, transforming smartphones and the tech world at large and, in a twist of fate, even shaping some of the iPhone’s features along the way.

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Galaxy A9 Star Pro’s four cameras will look like this

Galaxy A9 Star Pro’s four cameras will look like this

Samsung once said it’s no longer obsessed with rushing to be first in the market, though that may have only been a fleeting thought. It also said it will be putting its innovations in its mid-range phones first and it seems to be dead serious about that. It has already revealed the Galaxy A7 (2018) with what is Samsung’s first triple camera system. But perhaps trying to outdo and outrun Huawei, Samsung is set to reveal the Galaxy A9 Star Pro with a ridiculous four-camera setup instead.

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Toyota Android Auto support is reportedly a done deal

Toyota Android Auto support is reportedly a done deal

Toyota is finally adding Android Auto support to its dashboards, with sources claiming a deal has been struck between Google and the Japanese automaker. The car company has been one of the more resistant firms to the idea of allowing smartphone-makers to colonize their infotainment touchscreen, only agreeing to Apple CarPlay support back in January of this year.

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OnePlus 6 Android 9 Pie update out now: OxygenOS 9 in tow

OnePlus 6 Android 9 Pie update out now: OxygenOS 9 in tow

This morning the OnePlus 6 began receiving the software update for OxygenOS 9.0 and Android 9 Pie. As OnePlus creates their own-branded version of Android, OsygenOS 9.0 is what the downloaded update is called, but it includes all the goodies present in Android 9 Pie, where applicable. This update is approximately 1521MB large (1.5GB) and includes feature updates both in Pie and in OxygenOS specifically for the OnePlus 6.

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