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Android O Pixel Launcher released (unofficially) [APK Download]

Android O Pixel Launcher released (unofficially) [APK Download]

The Pixel launcher has been torn from the heart of the Android O developer preview update released last week, APK’ed today. The one thing better than getting a whole new version of Android for those with little time on their hands is a launcher. In this case, it means getting the look and the feel of the newest and most updated smartphones in the world without going through the effort - or dishing out the cash - to get that experience in its original form. Today all you’ve got to do is download a file - sort of.

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Andy Rubin’s Essential phone details begin to spill [Easter Eggs]

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone details begin to spill [Easter Eggs]

The man who created Android just showed the corner of a smartphone his new company will be releasing in the near future. This is not a detail leak, it’s a calculated preview, revealed to the world just as Samsung is set to reveal their own next flagship smartphone. Today we’re looking at the details we’ve been able to gather thus far - including several hidden in the image Rubin shared just now.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will live again as a refurb

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will live again as a refurb

The ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 will rise again, Samsung says, in the form of 'refurbished or rental phones.' Such information was provided as part of Samsung's overall statement on how it will handle recycling the mass of Note 7 handsets in a way that is friendly to the environment. In addition to refurbishing the phones when possible, the company will also salvage components and extract metals.

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Facebook Messenger update: Live Location is now watching you [APK download]

Facebook Messenger update: Live Location is now watching you [APK download]

Live Location is now part of Facebook Messenger whether you want it or not - whether you’re all about seeing where your significant others are at all times, or never wanted to know that information in the first place. For those that do not yet have access to this feature, we’re running down the ways in which it can be accessed on both iOS for iPhone and iPad and on Android for a wide variety of devices. This update is live server-side, now all users need to do is update their apps to make it happen.

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Android O Launcher backported to work on Android 6 or higher

Android O Launcher backported to work on Android 6 or higher

One of the strengths of Android is its (mostly) open nature. While that can of course be abused to some extent, it has allowed users to enjoy features that would have been otherwise inaccessible to them, whether because they're using a different brand of phone or their device isn't officially supported. Take for example the latest version of the Google Pixel Launcher, formerly Google Now Launcher, which came with the recently announced Android O Developer Preview. Now that has been made avaiable, unofficially, of course, to any Android device running Android Marshmallow or later.

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Opera Mini is getting a built-in Download Helper

Opera Mini is getting a built-in Download Helper

Yes, Opera Mini is still alive. The name once synonymous with web browsers for phones, whether smart or not, has practically been overshadowed by the likes of Chrome and Firefox. That's not to say, however, that Opera doesn't have something unique to offer anymore. Keeping true to its core mission to help users save data, Opera is announcing new features it is rolling out to Android, including its own built-in download helper as well as Facebook monitoring and notifications.

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Google Play Store gets its own Free App of the Week section

Google Play Store gets its own Free App of the Week section

Who doesn't like free? Especially in the world of mobile apps, free apps, or even freemium ones, have a strong pull. Google's Play Store has lots of free apps and games but it's also notorious for having tons of low-quality, even deceptive, entries. That is probably why Google has created its own curated and recommended section for free apps. But there's one catch: its highlighted app will only be free for a week.

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Galaxy S8 leak spills all the beans days before official unveil

Galaxy S8 leak spills all the beans days before official unveil

By the time Samsung finally and officially reveals the Galaxy S8 this week, it will be doing so in front of an audience that knows practically all there is to know about the smartphone. Not that it might matter as far as sales will go, though it's still an amusing thought to consider. Leaks like this latest dump to come from WinFuture basically leave no stone unturned. And suffice it to say, we might be looking at a high-end smartphone that is going to try hard to recover from last year's fiasco.

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Nokia’s new Android-powered phones come to the US this summer

Nokia’s new Android-powered phones come to the US this summer

The Nokia name has been making a big return in 2017 so far, not only with the simple-yet-impressive new 3310 that was unveiled at Mobile World Congress last month, but with a trio of Android-powered smartphones that feature decent mid-range specs. Dubbed the Nokia 6, 5, and 3, the three phones are now confirmed to be coming to the US later this year from HMD Global, the current owner of the Nokia brand.

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Movado debuts first Android Wear watch with sleek, minimalist design

Movado debuts first Android Wear watch with sleek, minimalist design

Like many other luxury watchmakers these days, Movado has announced it's getting into the smartwatch game. At the Baselworld 2017 watch event this week, the company unveiled the new Movado Connect. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, the timepiece features a nearly edge-to-edge display, along with a number of Movado's signature design elements, including the minimalist case design and the use of single dot where a '12' would normally appear on a watchface.

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Galaxy S8 Plus photos leak, new details on S8 accessories

Galaxy S8 Plus photos leak, new details on S8 accessories

As the tech world holds its breath in anticipation of the official debut of Samsung's Galaxy S8 smartphone, more details and images continue to make their way to the public. While we've known things like the phone's specs and international release dates for a while now, we've now got our first look at the larger Galaxy S8 Plus model, along with details and pricing on a range of accessories from Samsung.

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Nova Launcher Beta Update [APK Download] changes how you use Android

Nova Launcher Beta Update [APK Download] changes how you use Android

This week the folks behind Nova Launcher, the home-screen replacement app, have released an update that will change the way you use Android. It adds a dynamic icon to the corner of every one of the apps it’s compatible with. Each of these icons appear only when a notification appears for each app. Each app’s icon content is based on the sort of notification they’re presenting.

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