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Pokemon GO getting new Pokemon soon – Gold and Silver incoming?

Pokemon GO getting new Pokemon soon – Gold and Silver incoming?

Pokemon GO is about to get some new monsters, and we'll find out what they are next week. Niantic has announced that it will be revealing new Pokemon for Pokemon GO on December 12. With that announcement now scheduled, Niantic didn't get anymore specific about what to expect, so we're left waiting to see what it has up its sleeve.

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Dropbox offline folders on mobile are now possible, for a price

Dropbox offline folders on mobile are now possible, for a price

Despite the ubiquity of mobile devices, Internet coverage isn’t so. In addition to not having a cellular data plan, or public transportation with no Wi-Fi access there are also places where radio waves just can’t reach, like tunnels. In these cases, cloud storage is rendered helpless and offline access becomes a matter of life or death (for your work). Dropbox, one of the biggest names in that space, has long taken heed of that by allowing individual files to be taken offline. Now it is taking one step further by making whole folders available offline as well.

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Android app update file sizes get shrunken by 65%

Android app update file sizes get shrunken by 65%

There was a time, back in the old Symbian and Windows CE days, when app sizes, were only measured in kilobytes. These days, however, it isn’t unusual for apps to go into megabyte territory, and we’re not talking just about games either. Technology and the price of components have made it far too easy to take file sizes for granted, but just because we can doesn’t mean we should. Especially when it comes to app updates, which, ideally, should be smaller than the original app download itself. Taking up the cause for smaller file sizes, Google has revealed a new technique to keep updates to a minimum, reducing sizes by 65% on average.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV reboot coming to CES 2017

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV reboot coming to CES 2017

NVIDIA will reveal a new piece of Android TV hardware in their NVIDIA SHIELD line of devices at CES 2017. For the past couple of years NVIDIA's yearly CES-based event has housed primarily automotive-related news - this year that won't (entirely) be the case. This information comes from an anonymous source with information on the subject matter.

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Galaxy S8 headphone jack death: iPhone wins again

Galaxy S8 headphone jack death: iPhone wins again

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is tipped to remove its headphone jack, and with it, another pin in the bowling alley that is Android's resistance to Apple's dominance. While I personally use an Android device the majority of my time out in the wild, I can't help but give Apple their due props here. Apple said they needed courage to remove their headphone jack with the iPhone 7. It turns out they weren't just pulling our leg.

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Pokemon GO Starbucks Update: Generation 2 release date, Mewtwo, news

Pokemon GO Starbucks Update: Generation 2 release date, Mewtwo, news

This morning Pokemon GO's Starbucks sponsorship deal has been spilled in its entirety - and it's an exciting one. This is more exciting than the newest Pokemon GO song remix, more exciting than finding a Pikachu, and more exciting than a pack full of Pokemon GO Memes. This is a sponsorship deal between Starbucks and Pokemon GO that'll last well into the future, and will start with an event-styled launch on the 8th of December, 2016.

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Lenovo opens the Moto Mod floodgates, commits to 12 per year

Lenovo opens the Moto Mod floodgates, commits to 12 per year

If you're a fan of the modular Moto Z, then you're apparently in for a treat, as Lenovo has committed to releasing 12 Moto Mods per year. The Moto Z family has already received seven different mods since it launched back in July, so Lenovo is already throwing a lot of weight behind its modular phone. From here it seems like things will only get better for Moto Z owners, which is definitely an exciting proposition.

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Android distribution in 2016: updates are still a mess

Android distribution in 2016: updates are still a mess

Google has just updated its Android developer dashboard, the last time it will do so before the year ends, and the numbers are in. Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop, not 6.0 Marshmallow, has the largest piece of the pie. Android 7.0 Nougat, which was released to the public back in August, is only installed on 0.4% of the devices in the market, mostly Nexus and some third-party ROMs. While it might seem good, at a glance, that devices and OEMS are converging on just two to three versions nowadays, the numbers show one undeniable fact. Eight years into its existence, Google and its partners still can’t get updates right.

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Meizu M5 Note and Meizu Band break cover, neither available in the US

Meizu M5 Note and Meizu Band break cover, neither available in the US

Meizu has a new smartphone that is debuting today called the M5 Note smartphone. The device is aiming at people who want a budget offering that doesn't look like a budget offering. The M5 Note has a premium looking all metal unibody that is sandblasted for a smooth feel and comes in four colors. The colors include gold, silver, grey, and blue.

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HTC One M9 Nougat US rollout begins with unlocked models

HTC One M9 Nougat US rollout begins with unlocked models

Just weeks after it had started to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat to its HTC 10 flagship, the company is now doing the same for last year’s HTC champion. HTC USA’s Twitter account proudly announced that the HTC One M9 has finally started to get the Nougat update. At least for the unlocked units first. Those who bought theirs from a carrier, however, will still have to wait next year to receive all the nutty goodness of Android 7.0.

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2017 Moto X leak photos try to prove it’s real

2017 Moto X leak photos try to prove it’s real

Rumors of the Moto X’s death are exaggerated, or so the saying goes. Considering how Lenovo and Moto didn’t exactly pull one out of its hat this year, it’s all too easy to conclude its death, despite the company insisting otherwise. This latest pair of leaked photos, then, go in Lenovo’s favor and proves that such a phone still does exist. Well, as much as you can give credence to leaks. Unsurprisingly, this 2017 Moto X, which seems to be in its final form, looks like the Moto Z, without the modules and with a full-metal jacket.

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LG G6 rumors: waterproof, wireless charging, non-modular

LG G6 rumors: waterproof, wireless charging, non-modular

If rumors and leaks were truly prophetic, then we practically have a near complete image of the LG G6’s key features. Those rumors have been pretty consistent in what LG’s next flagship will have. Or, more importantly, what it won’t have. According to the latest sources, the G6 will indeed ditch the modular feature that should have been, but wasn’t, the selling point of the G5 before it. In its stead, the G6 will feature allegedly more expensive waterproofing and wireless charging.

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