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This Chrome OS update ends Android apps’ biggest annoyance

This Chrome OS update ends Android apps’ biggest annoyance

For a while now, Chrome OS has been able to run Android apps. This, importantly, means access to the Google Play Store on your Chromebook. While that's a great feature that got a lot of Chromebook users justifiably excited, right now those Android apps run more like they would on a phone instead of a PC.

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YouTube for Fire TV goes dark early as Amazon pushes browser workaround

YouTube for Fire TV goes dark early as Amazon pushes browser workaround

By now, the feud between Google and Amazon should be fairly clear. The disagreement between the two has been simmering for a couple of years at this point, but things have started heating up in the last few months. The culmination of all of this is that YouTube will be leaving Amazon's Fire TV devices on January 1, after Google previously disabled YouTube on the Echo Show.

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Google just called time on the Pixel C tablet

Google just called time on the Pixel C tablet

The last signs of the Google Pixel C have been pulled from the Google Store, marking the demise of the clever-but-expensive Android tablet that always struggled to make sense. Launched in late 2015, the 10.2-inch tablet was revealed a matter of weeks after Apple took the wraps off the original, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and in many respects the two slates targeted similar audiences.

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Apple was the Christmas 2017 smartphone winner

Apple was the Christmas 2017 smartphone winner

Apple was the Christmas 2017 smartphone and tablet winner, new activations research suggests, comfortably out-pacing Samsung while Google remains in the weeds. Smartphone-makers are generally fairly coy about disclosing sales figures, particularly for individual devices or specific retail periods. However, that doesn't mean the stats can't be fathomed out by roundabout ways.

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Lenovo Mirage Solo is the last standalone Daydream headset standing

Lenovo Mirage Solo is the last standalone Daydream headset standing

There were supposed to be two, but it seems there can only be one, at least for now. HTC has backed out of making Google’s daydream of a standalone Daydream VR headset but Lenovo has not. In fact, that device has just made its way to the FCC, making it more than just a plan. Being an FCC entry, there isn’t much to be gleaned from the docs, but at least we now have a name: the Lenovo Mirage Solo. Hopefully, this sighting won’t just be a mirage as well.

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Google Home Max reported to have latency with line-in connection

Google Home Max reported to have latency with line-in connection

Google’s latest foray into the world of smart home speakers hasn’t been exactly smooth sailing compared to the first gen Google Home. The Google Home Mini had a manufacturing defect that ruined the touch controls for everyone. And now the Google Home Max, which only just started shipping in time for the holidays, has its own issue as well. Fortunately, it might be something that can be fixed by a software update and might not even matter much to the majority of the speaker’s users.

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Galaxy S9 pre-release specs and rumors update

Galaxy S9 pre-release specs and rumors update

Today we've got an updated list of what we expect will be the Samsung Galaxy S9 specs, top to bottom. This includes the standard Samsung Galaxy S9 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, formerly known as Edge. These specs should hold mostly accurate unless Samsung throws a giant wrench in the mix before they make their devices live in full effect this February - another most-likely situation.

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HQ Trivia Android release near after blockbuster year on iPhone

HQ Trivia Android release near after blockbuster year on iPhone

HQ Trivia was the biggest game on iOS in the year 2017 - now its expanding beyond its iPhone borders. Android device users that found themselves jealous of their iPhone-using relatives playing HQ Trivia this holiday season can now rejoice. Android users can now head to Google Play to pre-register for the app to get updates about when the app will be available for download.

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Android Wear may soon be sweeter than iPhone X

Android Wear may soon be sweeter than iPhone X

iPhone X TrueDepth-like radar (see: Face ID) may be employed on the next generation of Android Wear devices. In a set of concept drawings made by Google, we've seen the ways in which radar could make the next generation of wearable devices not only more usable, but useful, too. Google's Radar-Based Gesture-Recognition Through A Wearable Device might well be the reason why the future of Android Wear is a reality.

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Google nabs Apple engineer to help with its own chip development

Google nabs Apple engineer to help with its own chip development

As Google continues its recent work towards developing its own custom chips for use in the Pixel line of phones and other devices, the company has now managed to lure some top talent from one of its biggest rivals, namely Apple. It appears that well-regarded Apple chip designer John Bruno has left his position at Cupertino to join Google for an unspecified role.

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Google 12 Days of Play sale: 99c movies, app deals, Pokemon GO holiday packs

Google 12 Days of Play sale: 99c movies, app deals, Pokemon GO holiday packs

Google has launched its 12 Days of Play sale on the Google Play Store, giving Android users nearly two weeks to get some app goods at a discount. The deal also slashes prices on other digital items, including subscriptions for other services like TuneIn's premium plan and HBO NOW. As the sale's name suggests, it'll be live for 12 days, ending on January 2, 2018. Here are some of the best deals you can get.

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Samsung Galaxy X: 3 ways this folding display phone could flex

Samsung Galaxy X: 3 ways this folding display phone could flex

The Samsung Galaxy X had our attention when we first saw Samsung fold a display, right before our eyes. It was amazing to see how the company - at least the Samsung Display portion of the company - was able to take something that seemed so fragile, and treat it like something far more robust. That was well before we heard rumors of the name Samsung Galaxy X - now we're well into hardware patents season. Today we're going to look at several ways in which Samsung tested the possibilities in flexible displays for a mobile device.

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