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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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Google Maps speed trap warnings and crash reports appear in test

Google Maps speed trap warnings and crash reports appear in test

Google is testing new features in Google Maps that mirror offerings already available in Waze. The company is looking into both speed trap warnings and crash reports, both of which are already available in its other transportation app. Some users have access to these reports now, though it's unclear how many people are seeing them at this time.

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A first look at Google’s foldable phone UI

A first look at Google’s foldable phone UI

Today Google revealed their first visuals for Android on folding display smartphones. This system is simple and was almost certainly heavily influenced by what Samsung's working on in a folding phone. Incidentally (though in no way by chance) Samsung's developer conference will reveal their own look at the foldable display smartphone user interface. Their version of Android with a folding display in mind - but first, here's what's been presented by Google.

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The hidden selfie camera trend: Who’s onboard?

The hidden selfie camera trend: Who’s onboard?

This week we've gotten word that LG is also onboard for one of the most exciting trends in smartphones for the year 2019. At least, it would appear so. The trend was revealed by Samsung earlier this year - in a series of images during internal company events and planning sessions for the future of their smartphone business. What we're talking about here is the hidden camera trend, making it possible to cover the entirety of the front side of a smartphone with a display without leaving room for a notch-full of sensors and camera lenses.

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Nexus 5X, 6P get their last updates, marks the end of an era

Nexus 5X, 6P get their last updates, marks the end of an era

The November update for Pixel and Nexus devices have just rolled out and the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P phones have received those as well. While that is normally good news, the update belies some rather sad news. Unless something terribly wrong requires an immediate fix, this is probably the last update the two phones will ever receive officially. And with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P reaching their end of life, so too ends the line of Google’s Nexus devices.

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Waymo self-driving car accident blamed on human error

Waymo self-driving car accident blamed on human error

In a blog post on Monday, Waymo CEO John Krafcik revealed that one of the company's self-driving vehicles has been involved in an accident with a motorcycle. The "manual collision" happened in Mountain View, California, on El Camino Real, and was the result of an attempt to avoid a different anticipated wreck, according to the company. The car was not operating itself at the time of the accident.

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Google Pixel Slate surprise release today

Google Pixel Slate surprise release today

This afternoon Google released their 2018 Google Pixel Slate on their Google Store and at Best Buy online. This is the same tablet shown for the first time at the Google Pixel 3 event on October 9th, 2018. This device is a 2-in-1 that comes in a wide variety of configurations - especially for a Chromebook. Just in case this release wasn't confusing enough from the start: this device runs Chrome OS.

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Galaxy S9 Android Pie update Beta release details spilled

Galaxy S9 Android Pie update Beta release details spilled

New details on the next wave in big-time updates for Android 9 Pie for Samsung phones are coming soon. This week at Samsung's developer conference, software information and connections to hardware of all sorts will be running rampant. Word is this afternoon that Samsung is right on the verge of deciding whether they'll release the Android 9 Beta to Samsung Galaxy S9 devices this week, right alongside information about what's inside.

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Nokia 9 images are here: 5 lenses, bonkers reality

Nokia 9 images are here: 5 lenses, bonkers reality

The Nokia 9 - or whatever it'll be called - was leaked today in a set of hyper-realistic renderings. A set of leaked CAD drawings of the next Nokia phone were leaked to the creator of the images you're about to behold. Given the track record of this creator, we have no reason to believe these are anything less than a 3rd-party-rendered set of views of the real deal, coming later this year or in early 2019.

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Pixel 3, 3 XL have memory problems but a fix is on the way

Pixel 3, 3 XL have memory problems but a fix is on the way

It seems that no Pixel phone after the first one is free from some major issue right after it launches. Last year’s storm revolved the bluish tint of the Pixel 2 XL’s (LG-made) OLED screen which Google sort of fixed by letting users adjust their color profiles on their own. This year’s Pixels, both of them, seem to be plagued with memory management issues. One of them, related to the camera, already has a fix. An equally problematic issue, however, will be lingering around a bit longer until Google finally rolls out a patch.

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