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Android device updates: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally getting Nougat

This should give a needed boost to Google's Nougat numbers, which still show a pitifully small dent in the overall ecosystem.

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Five to Try: Star Wars: Force Arena arrives, and Toontastic 3D lets kids make cartoons

Check out this week's biggest new Android app and game releases.

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Now you can summon an Uber ride without leaving Google Maps

A new update to Google Maps tightens the integration with Uber by letting you book and track rides right in the app.

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Android Wear 2.0 will launch on smartwatches in early February, Google tells devs

The next major release of Android Wear is due to finally land next month, possibly bringing Google's first wearable in tow.

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HTC's U Ultra attacks the high end with a glass back, an AI companion, and a second screen

The flagship HTC U Ultra phone represents a bold new direction for HTC—one that doesn't include a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

Here's how to replace all of those data-hungry apps and services with ones that don't need to know so much about you.

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Android Nougat's glacial upgrade pace shows why Google's Pixel needs to succeed

Less than one percent of phones are running the latest version of Android, but the Pixel could be the first step toward changing all that.

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You won't have to hear about the Galaxy Note7 on flights anymore

The FAA has lifted the requirement for airlines to notify passengers of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 ban as nearly all units are returned.

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Android SMS for iChat review: Unlock Messages on your Mac with your Android phone

The Google Play app integrates with Messages on macOS to sync conversations from your Android phone.

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Android's System UI Tuner: What it is and how to use it

We'll teach you how to find the hidden menu, which contains a bunch of useful tweaks.

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Latest WhatsApp beta delivers the full GIF experience

Now you can search for GIFs without leaving your Whatsapp message and send up to 30 pics at once.

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LG looks to distinguish its upcoming G6 flagship phone with a high-res, ultra-wide display

The latest flagship from LG will feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD Plus LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

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Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV

Pico has adapted its existing VR headset to create an untethered, Android-powered device that can track your movements as you move about a room.

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Five ways Google can fix Android notifications

The notification system in Nougat is better than its ever been but there are lots of improvements that still need to be made.

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Google app beta hints at Assistant text input, search gestures

Analysis of the APK reveals Google's plans to let users ask Google Assistant questions by typing and a new way to summon the search field.

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Google wants you to Tango through exhibits at Detroit museum

Detroit's Institute of Arts develops app that lets visitors use Google's AR platform to explore exhibits.

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Google plugs serious Nexus vulnerability in latest security update

As part of its monthly bundle of patches, Google has patched a 'high-severity vulnerability' in the Nexus 6 and 6P that was made public last week.

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Nokia returns to smartphones at long last, but you can't buy it (and probably don't want to)

The first new Nokia handset created under the HMD Global umbrella will be a budget phone only available in China.

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