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Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 hands-on: The new Android flagships

Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 hands-on: The new Android flagships

Did you feign surprise when Google took the wraps off the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL? The new Android smartphones had their surprise thoroughly spoiled by some of the most expansive and thorough leaks in the weeks and months running up to their debut today. Still, while the news may not have been entirely fresh, the fact remains that these are very important phones in the smartphone ecosystem.

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Google Pixel 3 camera makes big promises with big features

Google Pixel 3 camera makes big promises with big features

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are exciting announcements for a number of different reasons, but chief among those might very well be the camera. Google is so excited about the camera on the Pixel 3 that Liza Ma and Brian Rakowski spoke at length about it on stage today. In short: The camera sounds like it's going to be the marquee feature of the Pixel 3, and it's got some interesting features to back that status up.

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Screen Call is Android’s new most killer feature

Screen Call is Android’s new most killer feature

Starting with the launch of the Google Pixel 3, users will be given a feature called Screen Call. This is a feature exclusive to Android (for now), and exclusive to Google products (for the time being.) It'll be launched on Google Pixel 3, then it'll be distributed to other Pixel devices "next month."

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Google Pixel Slate official: Price, release date, details

Google Pixel Slate official: Price, release date, details

The Google Pixel Slate is one giant tablet made to traverse the boundaries between desktop and mobile. This device is sold as a tablet, on it's own, but much like some of the most obvious competition (the iPad Pro, for example), it'll make the most sense with its sold-separately keyboard accessory. This device runs Chrome OS, and because the newest versions of Chrome run Android apps (and have for some time now), you'll find a whole lot of Android going on, too.

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL official

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL official

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are official, and as you've probably guessed there aren't any big surprises for Google's 2018 Android 9 Pie flagships. What have probably been the most leaked devices in recent Android history deliver just what you'd expect from a flagship this year, including - for better or worse - a notched display.

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All new Google products leaked before event

All new Google products leaked before event

One Google promo video seems to have spilled the beans. Today we're at the big Google event in New York City and we've been treated to a video promoting all the products Google will show - before they show. This video included the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, a new stylus, and a Google Home Hub. All of these devices will be detailed further this morning, but for now, let's have a peek.

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Honor Magic 2 will dazzle the crowd later this month

Honor Magic 2 will dazzle the crowd later this month

Without any successors, it seems that OPPO and Vivo have given up their pioneering elevating camera designs. Huawei sub-brand Honor, however, hasn’t. In fact, it has yet to fully reveal its own take on the “hiding the front camera” design. It has, however, already confirmed that the Honor Magic 2 is a “screen slider” phone. But by the end of the month, it will finally be revealing all the magic tricks in its bag.

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T-Mobile confirms Pixel 3 to be a Verizon exclusive again

T-Mobile confirms Pixel 3 to be a Verizon exclusive again

The Pixel 3 could be changing some things, for better or worse, but there are things that will remain the same. The single camera is still going to be lonely, for one. And the smartphone will still be exclusive to the same US carrier: Verizon. Google hasn’t announced it yet but T-Mobile is losing no time to tell people that you don’t have to be stuck with Verizon if you buy a Pixel 3. Then again, you don’t have to be stuck with any carrier for that matter.

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Moto E5 Android Go available in the US

Moto E5 Android Go available in the US

Android GO is a special configuration of Android, not a separate version, that’s designed to work with hardware-constrained smartphones. There is the immediate presumption that it, therefore, caters only to emerging markets and lower. That said, everyone everywhere deserves to have an Android phone, no matter the budget. Fortunately, Android Go smartphones are starting to come into the US and the latest to join those ranks is the Moto E5.

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Alcatel 3T 8 budget Android tablet is made for families

Alcatel 3T 8 budget Android tablet is made for families

T-Mobile is home to the Alcatel 3T 8, a budget tablet designed for families, including young kids. Among other things, this 4G LTE tablet features a Kids Mode designed for young users in need of parental monitoring. The tablet will be offered exclusively through T-Mobile at the ultra-cheap price of $6 down and $6 per month.

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Reachability Cursor: How did Google not make this app first?

Reachability Cursor: How did Google not make this app first?

There's an app called Reachability Cursor that'll change the way you use Android. Your smartphone likely has a significantly large-sized display. This is 2018, after all, and displays only seem to be getting larger, on average. What Reachability Cursor does is to make navigating these phones with one hand just a little bit easier. That's the initial goal, but the potential of this app go much further.

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Google+ shutdown: How to download and keep your data now

Google+ shutdown: How to download and keep your data now

Today Google announced they'd close Google+ for consumers - that means you, reader. This closure is due to several factors, the most important of these being the huge privacy bug uncovered this week by the Wall Street Journal. Other reasons aren't nearly as important - but they're there nonetheless. Besides the bug, Google+ never really got off the ground.

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