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Gboard gets GIF, sticker, and emoji suggestions on Android

Gboard gets GIF, sticker, and emoji suggestions on Android

Google has updated its Gboard mobile keyboard with a new feature: GIF suggestions. These looped video and animation clips have become a popular way to communicate a thought or emotion digitally, but finding the right GIF can be tricky. Google's artificial intelligence technology will help solve that problem by offering relevant options for any conversation.

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Galaxy F foldable phone price tip nuts, release window narrowed

Galaxy F foldable phone price tip nuts, release window narrowed

This morning a report from South Korea tipped several key details for the Samsung Galaxy F, the company's first foldable display-toting smartphone. The device seems to have been confirmed to be called the Samsung Galaxy F, F most likely representing Foldable. This device was shown with the majority of its body covered by a protective, blocky case at this past week's Samsung Developer Conference - so we know it exists. Besides that, Samsung itself basically revealed nothing - from a certain point of view.

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Google AI helps archive The New York Times’ vast photo collection

Google AI helps archive The New York Times’ vast photo collection

Google is working with The New York Times on a photo digitization project. The work involves Google Cloud Platform for storing the images, where the publication will be able to search through them. This is more than mere storage, however, also involving technology that helps provide insight into the content.

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Google talks Multi-Display for multiple devices

Google talks Multi-Display for multiple devices

Google's new Foldables category for Android devices doesn't end with smartphones. Foldables is just the hardware category - they've begun calling out features that'll spread beyond the Samsung Galaxy F* foldable phone, too. One of three speakers at this week's Android Dev Summit speaking about how Foldables will work was Andrii Kulian, Engineer for Android Frameworks at Google. Also in the mix were Google Engineer Adrian Roos and Samsung Engineering Director Jisun Park.

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Pixel 3 might have a dangerous charging problem

Pixel 3 might have a dangerous charging problem

While the Pixel phone launches have never been perfect, most of the problems they exhibited weren’t exactly critical. Sure, a bluish tint might ruin color accuracy, randomly closing apps might be annoying, and failing to save photos might be downright frustrating and depressing. Recent reports surrounding the Pixel 3, however, are close to becoming physically hazardous. Owners of the smaller phone claim that the phone overheats while charging to the point that the phone shuts down to prevent what could be a disaster.

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Galaxy F foldable phone: A clearer look

Galaxy F foldable phone: A clearer look

Today we're taking a slightly closer look at the Samsung Galaxy F - assuming that's what Samsung will call its Foldable Phone. This week Samsung spoke very little about the Galaxy S10, their next hero phone, and instead revealed their foldable display tech, and branding, as they began their journey into a strange world of transforming Android devices. When they showed their device to the masses, they did so in the dark - because they didn't want to show everyone their final design. But we've got a slightly closer look today.

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Google’s big Android battery ‘oops’ and future Dark Modes

Google’s big Android battery ‘oops’ and future Dark Modes

Today Google revealed a bit of information on how your smartphone spends its battery life. They did this at this week's Android Dev Summit, speaking to developers about what they can do in their apps to avoid consuming massive amounts of battery life. But this isn't just about that. This is about the biggest factor in battery consumption: screen brightness! And not only that, but screen color, too!

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The Samsung foldable phone has more questions than answers

The Samsung foldable phone has more questions than answers

Samsung is making a foldable phone but, though we've seen the screen, there remain more questions than answers about the Android device and the market for others like it. Previewed at Samsung's opening keynote at its annual developer conference, SDC 2018, the heavily-disguised handset was more about showing off Samsung Display's flexible AMOLED technology than making a pitch to phone buyers themselves.

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Files by Google: Android’s file browser, at long last

Files by Google: Android’s file browser, at long last

Since my first Android phone, I wondered why I had to go to the app store to get an app that'd allow me to look at the files on my phone. I'd been spoiled by the idea that, since smartphones running iOS and Android looked somewhat like they were running desktop operating systems, they should also have easy access to the files they carried. Now, over a decade after Google first acquired Android, they've released a a proper file management app.

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Motorola phones get sizable price cuts: What’s going on here?

Motorola phones get sizable price cuts: What’s going on here?

Before we reach Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Motorola's decided they want to get in on the inventory clearing early. The company's headed for a future in which they have significantly fewer phones for sale at one single time - so say the rumors - so this might be the first outward sign that the switch is being made. The odd thing is, if that's true, why put on discount the smartphones that'll remain in the main lineup?

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Android Dev Summit: everything you need to know

Android Dev Summit: everything you need to know

You’d be forgiven if this news flew under your radar. With all the hype over Samsung’s foldable phone hogging the spotlight, it was almost too easy to miss out on some things that will benefit not just Samsung but all Android users at large. Coincidentally at the same time as Samsung’s developer conference, Google kicked of its own Android Dev Summit over at Mountain View, unloading a ton of goodies Android users can look forward to. And, yes, Google is making sure Android is ready for the new foldable trend.

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Samsung foldable phone specs: Big Android changes

Samsung foldable phone specs: Big Android changes

The day of the foldable phone is almost upon us, and with Samsung's Infinity Flex - and the mysterious smartphone that will use it sometime in 2019 - we have plenty of questions and a handful of answers. Key to the story is just what advantages a foldable phone will have over current devices, and what app-makers will need to do in order to get their software experiences ready for devices that morph between different sizes.

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