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Nokia 8 Sirocco: The most unique phone you cannot buy

Nokia 8 Sirocco: The most unique phone you cannot buy

The Nokia 8 Sirocco isn't coming to the United States, but you may well wish it was. This device has an uncommon collection of specifications to it - one we're not used to rolling with here in the United States. It begins with a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge curved pOLED 2K resolution display "in a compact form that nestles perfectly in any hand."

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Nokia 1 detailed for super cute Android GO release

Nokia 1 detailed for super cute Android GO release

With Nokia 1, the company's brought back some features that worked well with Windows Phone devices of yore. Here, though, they're rolling with Android. The Nokia 1 brings a "familiar design" to the present in what Nokia describes as "our most affordable package yet." This is an Android GO device, which means it's a low-end device, but its still slick.

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New Nokia 6 release details and specs

New Nokia 6 release details and specs

In the Nokia 6 is a new smartphone with a design that's already on the books. "Built on the well loved design of its predecessor," is what Nokia says about the "New Nokia 6." This smartphone has a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 inside. This device also rolls with a 16MP rear camera with ZEISS optics and a dual-tone flash.

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Android dark mode isn’t happening: Google blames miscommunication

Android dark mode isn’t happening: Google blames miscommunication

Google briefly made waves in the Android community today after a post in its forums said that a dark mode would be added to a future Android release. Users have been requesting this feature for years and now, finally, it seemed official. Otherwise cautious Android users got their hopes up, and now Google has come around to drag them back down. Dark mode isn't happening after all, folks.

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Pixel 2 and 2 XL battery drain issue investigation underway at Google

Pixel 2 and 2 XL battery drain issue investigation underway at Google

In recent days, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners started complaining about an issue with the phone's battery life, namely that it had decreased substantially following the models' February update. According to impacted users, the phones also experience warmer temperatures, a pair of problems that are frustrating users. Now Google has confirmed that it is investigating the issue.

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MWC 2018 preview: Galaxy S9, Huawei, Sony and more

MWC 2018 preview: Galaxy S9, Huawei, Sony and more

Mobile World Congress 2018 should reveal new hardware products from a variety of big names in mobile smart devices. This event is a trade show fun by GSMA, and it's the place where some of the most important smart devices of the year are launched. Did I mention devices? Today I'm going to run down the basics in what we expect from MWC at the tail end of this month.

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Huawei gets weird and dangerous for auto AI at MWC

Huawei gets weird and dangerous for auto AI at MWC

The folks at Huawei have either lost their minds or are on to something pretty fantastic. They've gone and given one of their smartphones the keys to a vehicle. This smartphone's processor needed to be able to use the device's camera to see obstacles in front of it to know when to turn to avoid said obstacles. If the smartphone failed, the dog would be destroyed.

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ARCore 1.0 just released; Android AR apps incoming

ARCore 1.0 just released; Android AR apps incoming

The full launch of Google's ARCore for Android took place on February 23rd, 2018. Google suggested that while just 13 Android smartphones work with ARCore right now, more are in the pipeline. The devices Google's listed as working with advanced capabilities in augmented reality today are just part of the equation. There's a whole lot more coming, and it's coming rather soon.

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OpenAuto makes car smart with Raspberry Pi DIY hack

OpenAuto makes car smart with Raspberry Pi DIY hack

Android Auto can be installed on a Raspberry Pi unit with relative ease - and the results are pretty neat. Based on the DIY project we're having a peek at here today, the next generation in DIY automotive tech appears to be here. This system was made possible by XDA Developers user f1x, maker of an open source Android Auto head unit emulator.

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Pokemon GO event starts NOW: Legendary Trio in effect

Pokemon GO event starts NOW: Legendary Trio in effect

Today we're having a peek at what may be the biggest event in the history of the game Pokemon GO. In this week, called Legendary Week, users will have access to three of the most powerful Pokemon in the game: Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza. These Pokemon will all be available to roll in Raid Battles for a limited amount of time, starting immediately if not soon!

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Google Assistant learns new languages and talents

Google Assistant learns new languages and talents

The Google Assistant is going global, with Google's AI gaining new language support, deeper integration with Android phones, and smarter functionality. Previewing its Mobile World Congress 2018 announcements, Google has confirmed that the Assistant's current support for eight languages is being boosted to more than 30 by the end of the year.

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Android OEMs need a wake up call to fix the update problem

Android OEMs need a wake up call to fix the update problem

The Stagefright security vulnerability of 2015 give the Android world a scare. Unfortunately, that seems to have been short-lived and, sadly, ineffective in the long run. While it is fortunate that the exploit was never fully used to wreak havoc, that may have allowed the powers that be in Android land to settle back into their complacency and laxity. Updates still don’t come on time and even the security-critical ones can take weeks if not months. It may be cruel to say, but the Android platform probably needs to be shocked awake if it is to ever get its update narrative straight.

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