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Android’s AOSP moves further from Google’s strict guidance

Android’s AOSP moves further from Google’s strict guidance

Today the folks at AOSP (Android Open Source Project) at Google revealed their newest move to make the "OSP" part of AOSP far more real. Google owns Android, yes, but they've also kept the Open Source Project bit a reality since the very beginning. This week the developers at Google released a tool that'll make it far easier for 3rd-party (read: non-Google) developers to lend their skills to the development of AOSP, and potentially play a part in guiding what takes priority in Android development, and when.

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Tech yourself Foldable Phones in 10 steps: Report

Tech yourself Foldable Phones in 10 steps: Report

Today we're taking a peek at a report from CGS-CIMB Research that does a decent job explaining Foldable Smartphones in 2019 and beyond. It's an analysis report, so it's made up of both hard facts and projections - some of which might not solidify if the Foldable Phone market goes awry. In any case, the following should give you a set of points with which you'll be able to discuss Foldable Smartphones with your buddies in the near future.

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Galaxy S10 leaks reach fever pitch

Galaxy S10 leaks reach fever pitch

At this point the folks planning the release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 must feel like leakers have done their job for them. It's not easy hiding the most major smartphone release of the year - especially when you've got a worldwide release on your hands. While about a half decade ago it seemed like companies like Samsung and Apple had a handle on leaks for the most part, here in 2018 it seems like the bigger the phone company, the more major the leaks.

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Chromebook Family Link continues Google’s Digital Wellbeing thrust

Chromebook Family Link continues Google’s Digital Wellbeing thrust

It almost sounds ironic, or even maybe suspicious, but tech companies like Google and Apple are finally taking their influential roles seriously. They’ve started to implement tools that make you aware of your addiction to devices and the Internet and ways to change that lifestyle. But while adults may have a harder time readjusting their habits, kids are still easy to train. That’s why following its release on Android, Google is now launching its Family Link app on Chromebooks to give parents the same control on some laptops.

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Google Assistant now offers Australian and British accents in the US

Google Assistant now offers Australian and British accents in the US

As of today, Google Assistant in the United States now has support for Australian and English accents. The accent options are rolling out to users who can choose to activate them using the assistant's mobile app. Users who turn on one of these accents will enjoy it synced across all of their Google Assistant devices.

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Galaxy S10 release dates just leaked

Galaxy S10 release dates just leaked

Today it would seem that the Samsung Galaxy S10 had a bit of a change done to earlier tipped release dates. The event, it would seem, isn't going to match up with previously teased reveal dates - not quite. The same is true of the first wave of phones. While we've been pretty sure of three versions of the Galaxy S10 were coming at some point in the first half of 2019, it's now become clear that two will look different from the third.

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True Phone Security means living without apps, GPS, or internet

True Phone Security means living without apps, GPS, or internet

To attain the most fully-inclusive all-out secure experience on a smartphone, one must dispense with apps. Over the past several years, it's become clear that surviving as an app developer, social networking brand, etcetera, one must monetize the user, rather than the content one provides to the user. As such, if you're the sort of person that doesn't like being tracked, it's time to take some precautions.

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Google Maps adds Lime scooters to transportation options

Google Maps adds Lime scooters to transportation options

Google Maps already supports quite a few transit options, but today it's getting one more. Google has announced that it's partnering with Lime to show the locations of the latter company's scooters and bikes within Google Maps. The roll out is starting small, but should be expanding to more areas soon.

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Chromecast has officially returned to Amazon

Chromecast has officially returned to Amazon

In a move that's been a long time coming, Chromecasts are finally available through Amazon's store once again. This ends a three-year Chromecast drought on Amazon, which was the result of a long-running feud between the two companies. While the hatchet probably hasn't been buried entirely, it seems that the two companies are beginning to put their differences behind them.

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Pixel, Pixel 2 get Playground AR Stickers in time for the holidays

Pixel, Pixel 2 get Playground AR Stickers in time for the holidays

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet and AR stickers are still AR stickers even if you call them Playground. Last October, Google relaunched its already limited AR Stickers as Playground and made them even more exclusive to the Pixel 3. Of course, Google promised it would eventually be exclusive to its older phones as well. In the spirit of the season of giving, Google has finally started rolling Playground out to the OG Pixel and the Pixel 2, in time to spruce up your e-postcards and selfies.

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Google Play launches new hub for donating to major charities

Google Play launches new hub for donating to major charities

Google has made it possible to make donations to certain charities using the Google Play Store. The support has arrived for users in North America, Great Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, and Taiwan, though it'll take a few days for everyone to get access to the donation option. Supported charities include the American Red Cross and charity:water.

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Motorola One and Moto X4 update to Android Pie

Motorola One and Moto X4 update to Android Pie

This week the folks at Motorola responsible for bringing big software updates to smartphones hit 3-point shots for two major machines. The Motorola One was launched relatively recently inside the United States and already it's prepared for the Android Pie update from the company. The Moto X4 is also coming up Milhouse with Android Pie, also starting this week.

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