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Google Pixel 2: Processor Devil’s in the Details

Google Pixel 2: Processor Devil’s in the Details

We're still several months out from the new Google Pixel 2 devices, but at this early stage of the game we've gone digging into what we can expect from the new Android flagships. Based on data from a source with information on the subject as well as our own investigations, we've got a pretty decent idea of what the basics will be for Google's next flagships. Google might be at the helm of Android, but even it has to work with the state of play in the component industry, not to mention whatever trends are at work at the time. Because of that, we can build a fair picture this far ahead of reveal and release.

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Google brings Fact Check to Search and News worldwide

Google brings Fact Check to Search and News worldwide

Google has been taking steps to fight fake news over the past few months, but today those efforts took a big leap. After launching fact check tags for Google News results in a few countries, Google has announced that this tag will roll out on a worldwide scale. This should hopefully help readers tell the difference between news based in verifiable fact and news that's a little less trustworthy.

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Android Nougat nearly doubles its reach in April

Android Nougat nearly doubles its reach in April

Android releases and their rollouts are almost as much a game of chance is they are software engineering. You almost never know when or even if your old smartphone will get the latest. Sometimes, even newer devices don't exactly come with the latest Android version. So when that latest Android version, 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat, jumps to almost double its market share, there is definitely reason for Android fans to be happy.

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Google’s TPU taking on Intel and NVIDIA for Neural Networking’s future

Google’s TPU taking on Intel and NVIDIA for Neural Networking’s future

Google is seeking a new way to make neural networking work efficiently - starting with the TPU. The TPU is a Tensor Processing Unit - to be compared to Intel's CPU or NVIDIA's GPU, made for processing data. Google's news here is their first-ever study published on how well their TPU works - compared, appropriately enough, to Intel's CPU and NVIDIA's GPU whilst neural networking.

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YouTube TV has officially launched, but only in a select few cities

YouTube TV has officially launched, but only in a select few cities

After officially unveiling YouTube TV back at the end of February, Google hasn't wasted much time in pushing it out the door. The day is here at last and now YouTube TV is officially available to the cord cutting masses. Well, not all of the masses, but rather those living in major metropolitan areas within the US.

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This iPhone 8 video shows what Galaxy S8 does right and LG G6 does wrong

This iPhone 8 video shows what Galaxy S8 does right and LG G6 does wrong

It's difficult to say exactly why it is Samsung and Apple dominate the smartphone market - but this video takes a crack at it. What we're looking at is a spinning iPhone 8 concept - a device that's most likely going to come out next year, but commands search terms in Google this year because "iPhone 7s" is too many characters to be bothered typing. What we see here is style - design finesse - a sense of assuredness in the phone's overall excellence. That's what Apple and Samsung have, or appear to have, that most other phone companies lack.

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Moto G5 Plus VS OnePlus 3T: battle for the best budget phone

Moto G5 Plus VS OnePlus 3T: battle for the best budget phone

This week we're having a peek at two of the favorites in the field for budget leader: Lenovo's Motorola's Moto G5 Plus and the OnePlus 3T. Both devices are targeted at users who wish to make the most of their cash - and their prices are around the same range. Some points for features go to the OnePlus 3T, and others go to the Motorola Moto G5 Plus. Can you guess which wins which category?

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Moto G5 Plus Review : Budget Phone Authority

Moto G5 Plus Review : Budget Phone Authority

The 5th generation of Motorola’s Moto G series returns to a place of extraordinary accomplishment. What Lenovo’s Motorola crew have done is to design a device that does exactly what its originator intended for the series. Like the Moto G, the Moto G5 Plus is delivered with highly acceptable hardware and software for an extremely reasonable price. Plus it has the same image sensor as one of the very best smartphone cameras ever released.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 launcher leaked [APK Download]

Samsung Galaxy S8 launcher leaked [APK Download]

It's time - just before the launch - to gain access to and download the Samsung Galaxy S8's own Android software launcher. Samsung's Galaxy S8 has been revealed in full and we've got a full Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Hands-on if you'd like to take a look. For those that want to experience the software for themselves, the APK for the launcher has become available just this morning.

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Android 7.1.2, April 2017 patch rolls out to Nexus, Pixels

Android 7.1.2, April 2017 patch rolls out to Nexus, Pixels

It has been a pretty big news day for Android. In addition to Google's announcement of its new "PAX" cross-licensing accord and the unsurprising victory of Android over Windows on the mobile web, owners of Nexus and Pixel devices are also getting a treat. That's right, Android 7.1.2 is finally rolling out, for real, on Google's device. But, aside from that, Google has also released the Android security bulletin for April 2017.

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Google PAX patent alliance to keep Android enemies at bay

Google PAX patent alliance to keep Android enemies at bay

The patent system was formed in order to foster innovation but, unsurprisingly, some enterprising people have been able to turn it into a business. To be more specific, some have the business of suing others for patents they never created or never use. Yes, these are the patent trolls that threaten even giants like Google, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft. In order to protect its often-targeted platform, Google has formed the "Android Networked Cross-License Agreement" with its hardware partners. And to give it a catchier name, Google is calling it "PAX", the Latin word for "peace".

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YouTube mobile livestreaming arrives for some channels

YouTube mobile livestreaming arrives for some channels

YouTube has offered livestreaming from mobile for awhile, but only for channels that have at least 10,000 subscribers. That appeared to be changing recently, as some channels with fewer subscribers noticed they suddenly had the ability to livestream from mobile, as well. That led to speculation that YouTube was easing up on its requirements, and now the company has confirmed that speculation in a roundabout way, changing the info about mobile livestreaming on its website.

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