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Pixel 2 customer survey appears in the phone’s settings menu

Pixel 2 customer survey appears in the phone’s settings menu

In the mobile world, one of the few things that's absolutely not tolerated by users is advertisements and pop-ups appearing on their phones. Ads within free apps, sure, but pop-ups on the phone's UI or within menus is just begging for a disaster. This was seen last summer when OnePlus began spamming existing users with ads for its newest model. Now it appears Google might be trying something similar with the new Pixel 2, albeit in the form of a survey.

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Pokemon GO Seviper and Zangoose flip-flops

Pokemon GO Seviper and Zangoose flip-flops

The newest Pokemon GO region-exclusive monsters moved this week - after less than a month! This was the first time this set of Pokemon moved location - they'd previously been relegated to locations in which they'd first spawned. Before this week, Zangoose was to be found only in North America, over to Africa and just a few surrounding areas. Now this monster's moved!

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Note 8 Android Oreo update spotted in wild: What you need to know

Note 8 Android Oreo update spotted in wild: What you need to know

Though Android Oreo has been in beta testing on the Galaxy S8 for a while now, things have been relatively silent on the Note 8 front. Aside from a leaked beta build last month, we haven't heard much about Oreo on the Note 8. That may all change soon if a new post to Reddit is to be believed.

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Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta ending soon, hopefully final build coming

Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta ending soon, hopefully final build coming

It’s 2018 already but it’s not yet a happy time for Samsung fans. Although it’s not exactly unexpected, the Galaxy S8, much less the Galaxy Note 8, are still not on Android 8.0 Oreo. Of course, some Galaxy S8 owners have been enjoying the very exclusive club of beta testers, but that club will soon be shutting down in two weeks’ time. Hopefully that means that the final Android Oreo build for all Galaxy S8 and S8+ models is just around the corner.

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Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 official renders show an important change

Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 official renders show an important change

Sony is not one to make huge changes to its smartphone line. While its rivals has had made drastic changes over the years, some good, some not so good, Sony’s Xperia line has remained mostly the same in that same time span. And when it does change something, it changes it in such a small way that it’s barely noticeable. That seems to be the exact same pattern that Sony will apply to the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2, except for one new thing.

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These games are optimized for Razer Phone’s 120 Hz refresh rate

These games are optimized for Razer Phone’s 120 Hz refresh rate

There are very few in the market that can boast of double (or even quadruple) the refresh rate of most mobile devices. Even fewer, in fact only two, smartphones can claim that feat. The Razer Phone’s 120 Hz display is designed for games primarily and videos secondarily. It will be, however, all for naught if there are no games to actually take advantage of that feature. Fortunately, Razer has just published a lengthy list of Android titles that will play buttery smooth on the Razer Phone’s max display settings.

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Nokia 6 (2018) fixes users’ biggest complaints

Nokia 6 (2018) fixes users’ biggest complaints

The new year has just rolled out and HMD Global is starting it not with a bang but with a tiny pop. The high-end Nokia 9 is still nowhere in sight, but that doesn’t mean its first 2018 smartphone is something to pan. The Nokia 6 (2018), a.k.a. Nokia 6 2nd gen, has just been revealed, somewhat. Its actual launch is still a few days away, but the company is revealing enough to make buyers of the first gen Nokia 6 seethe in jealousy.

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Pokemon GO failed us all

Pokemon GO failed us all

Today I'm going to tell you why Pokemon GO is a game of diminishing returns. At the beginning, Pokemon GO was a great idea. Google creatives made a video showing how augmented reality might make the perfect ecosystem for a worldwide Pokemon game in which monsters could be found wandering a real world. Real battles could be fought, real encounters would happen, and capturing new Pokemon would be super fun. That only sort of happened.

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What Samsung’s new super-chip reveals of the Galaxy S9

What Samsung’s new super-chip reveals of the Galaxy S9

Samsung has a new Exynos processor, and it's already triggering some serious interest as to what this new silicon could mean for the upcoming Galaxy S9. Announced yesterday, in advance of CES 2018, the new Exynos 9810 is the latest in Samsung's flagship 9 Series range, packing a 2.9 GHz customized CPU and taking advantage of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.

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OnePlus 5T Sandstone White limited edition: All the details

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White limited edition: All the details

OnePlus knows its fans love a new color finish, and the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White should go down well. Adding a second color option to the existing black version of the OnePlus 5T, which launched in November 2017, the white model also promises to be easier to grip thanks to its textured matte finish.

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OnePlus Switch tries to make it easy to ditch your old phone

OnePlus Switch tries to make it easy to ditch your old phone

One of the complaints many new, and sometimes even old, Android users have is how difficult it actually is to switch from one device to another. They usually compare it to iOS’ nearly seamless and nearly perfect process. It has only been in the last two years or so that Android finally got its own but very basic migration app. That’s why OEMs have often stepped up to the task to provide tools to make it easier for users to switch to their new models, just like OnePlus’ new Switch app.

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Samsung Exynos 9810 processor highlights AI for face recognition

Samsung Exynos 9810 processor highlights AI for face recognition

If there were any still any lingering doubt that Samsung would be going the Face ID route sooner rather than later, its newest product announcement should clear all those away. No, it hasn’t yet revealed the Galaxy S9 but, instead, has announced the brains behind it. The Exynos 9810, its first in the Exynos 9 series, boasts of more than just improved performance and power efficiency. It will be talking a lot about its AI and machine learning capabilities that will be put in the service of image processing and face detection.

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