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Moto E5 Android Go available in the US

Moto E5 Android Go available in the US

Android GO is a special configuration of Android, not a separate version, that’s designed to work with hardware-constrained smartphones. There is the immediate presumption that it, therefore, caters only to emerging markets and lower. That said, everyone everywhere deserves to have an Android phone, no matter the budget. Fortunately, Android Go smartphones are starting to come into the US and the latest to join those ranks is the Moto E5.

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Google+ shutdown: How to download and keep your data now

Google+ shutdown: How to download and keep your data now

Today Google announced they'd close Google+ for consumers - that means you, reader. This closure is due to several factors, the most important of these being the huge privacy bug uncovered this week by the Wall Street Journal. Other reasons aren't nearly as important - but they're there nonetheless. Besides the bug, Google+ never really got off the ground.

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Google just said goodbye to old Jelly Bean Androids

Google just said goodbye to old Jelly Bean Androids

Google's Chrome app is one of the most popular web browsers in the world - especially on mobile devices. Whenever the app has an update, we draw closer to a time at which older devices will no longer be supported. Today is one of those days. The latest version of the Chrome web browser app for Android removes support for Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean.

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Samsung just dropped a big Galaxy phone launch change

Samsung just dropped a big Galaxy phone launch change

The Samsung Galaxy S10 might have a new device to launch alongside if today's news sticks. One report suggests Samsung's new reveal date for the Samsung Galaxy F (or whatever it'll be called) is no longer inside the year 2018. Instead, this foldable Galaxy smartphone's reveal date - and subsequent release date, will sit squarely in the "Early 2019" range.

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MobiLimb gives your phone a finger to stroke your wrist with

MobiLimb gives your phone a finger to stroke your wrist with

Most of us at one point probably wished we had another pair of hands. Our smartphones probably wished they had one too. Barring that, maybe they’d settle for a finger. If so, then maybe this MobiLimb prototype might be the best gift you can give your smartphone this Christmas. Or this Halloween for that matter. Because what better way for your smartphone to show your affection by gently stroking your wrist in the middle of a phone call.

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The Pixel 3 XL was found on sale in Hong Kong, days before reveal

The Pixel 3 XL was found on sale in Hong Kong, days before reveal

Google's upcoming Pixel 3 series of smartphones might be one of the most-leaked devices in recent history. The big reveal event for the device is on Tuesday, October 9th, but for weeks now we've gotten early looks at the design, specs, and features. But topping all this off is that the unreleased, unannounced device was found on sale at a local store in Hong Kong. It was a new, in official retail packaging Pixel 3 XL, and by all accounts it's as real as it gets.

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Moto G7 leaks, looks like the new silver budget king

Moto G7 leaks, looks like the new silver budget king

This morning the Motorola Moto G7 was leaked in images and video format. These images and video come from a source that's been largely (if not entirely) accurate in his leaks for the past several seasons. As such, we have very little reason to believe these are anything but basically 100% accurate in their size, shape, and general look.

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Playable GameBoy Phone case: Would you use it?

Playable GameBoy Phone case: Would you use it?

Since there've been DIY design sites for phone cases, there've been GameBoy cases. Today we're not talking about a 3rd-party case, but a Nintendo official case. This case was planned to roll with full original GameBoy power, and to house a smartphone besides. But at what cost glory?

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Latest Pixel 3 teaser keeps us guessing about Super Selfie Mode

Latest Pixel 3 teaser keeps us guessing about Super Selfie Mode

With Google's Pixel 3 reveal event just around the corner, the company has started pumping out teasers. Earlier this week, we saw a teaser that mocked the Pixel Ultra rumors from earlier in the summer, but this time around, the teaser has to do with an actual Pixel 3 feature. That's the presumption, at least.

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ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US after all

ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US after all

Some may see it as a quickly passing fad but Razer sees gaming smartphones as a potential cash cow. But that might just be because it remains uncontested in the US, where none of the other gaming phones are available. That may change this month if its potentially biggest threat arrives stateside. That seems to be the implication with ASUS’ invitation for an October event that has ROG Phone written all over it. Figuratively, of course.

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Nokia Android Pie update: when it’ll happen

Nokia Android Pie update: when it’ll happen

HMD Global has just announced the new Nokia 7.1 and with its increasing number of devices, users might be starting to worry that the manufacturer has already forgotten about them. Not quite because right in the middle of its presentation, HMD laid out its timetable for rolling out Android 9 Pie. The good news: the rollout will start sometime this month. The bad news: that only applies to the more recent and slightly more expensive Nokia phones.

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Huawei Mate 20 leak: larger screen, smaller bezel

Huawei Mate 20 leak: larger screen, smaller bezel

Huawei's big reveal is barely two weeks away but that's not stopping the continuous leaks. Most of those, however, have revolved around the more premium Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It isn't Huawei's only late 2018 flagship, of course, and the Huawei Mate 20 might have a bit more screen space to offer. Unfortunately, it seems it won't be offering at least two things that will make its more expensive sibling also more special.

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