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There's no excuse: All Android phones (even Samsung's) should run stock Android

Android One has graduated from a low-end OS to the best version of stock Android you can get on a phone. And it's time for every manufacturer to consider it in their phones.

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Google Photos: Awesome new features you need to start using

Simple photo back-ups are only the beginning. It's time to unlock all the machine-learning power that Google Photos has within.

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OnePlus 6 review: The Android rebel phone grows up

The OnePlus 6 doesn't just have top-of-the-line specs—it also has a premium design and one of the best displays you can buy.

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Maybe if no one buys the BlackBerry Key2, TCL will stop making QWERTY keyboard phones

We've gotten to the point where BlackBerry's QWERTY keyboards aren't cute or kitschy anymore, and they detract from the things BlackBerry actually does well.

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MSI's App Player is the Cheater Mode you need to make mobile gamers feel bad

Gordon finds a dark purpose for MSI's App Player at Computex 2018: Play mobile games virtually on your PC, and crush the suckers playing on their stupid phones.

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LG G7 ThinQ review: Big brains, bigger yawns

With a Snapdragon 845 processor, Boombox speaker, and an AI camera, the LG G7 ThinQ isn't a bad phone by any stretch. But it's not a particularly memorable phone either.

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The most interesting feature in the Pixel 3 leak isn't Google's notch—it's what's inside

A new leak purports to show the Pixel 3 with a big ol' notch at the top of the screen. But it's what's inside the notch that's most intriguing.

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The notch-less V35 ThinQ adds more confusion to LG’s crowded flagship phones

The G7 ThinQ doesn't hit shelves until June 1, but LG has already launched a new flagship phone, the V35 ThinQ.

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5 Android Messages features you should start using

You might not even realize all the neat things you can do with Android Messages: Add a subject, archive old threads, attach money and more.

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LG G7 ThinQ: 5 Cool hidden features

The LG G7 ThinQ has some seriously cool features that you might not notice at first. Here's how to find them.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumors: 8GB RAM, 512GB of storage, and a familiar design

Here's everything we think we know about the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung's next flagship phone.

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The failed Essential Phone is an ugly testament to everything that's wrong with Android

A new report suggests that Essential is on its last legs and the planned follow-up to its first phone has been shelved. Good riddance.

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HTC U12+ hands-on: No notch, smarter edges, and real selfie portraits

HTC has unveiled the U12+, with a 6-inch screen, dual cameras, and a doubling-down on Edge Sense.

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HTC U12+: New Edge Sense features

The HTC U12 has a new set of Edge Sense features. Here's how they work.

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How the Un-premium OnePlus 6 could shake up the entire Android landscape

The One Plus 6 has a giant screen, all-glass design, upgraded camera, and near-stock OS. Maybe it's time U.S. buyers started paying attention.

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Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases: Top picks in every style

If you want a case for your new Galaxy S9, check out our list to find the one that's right for you.

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The $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone is coming to Verizon and AT&T this summer, but why?

Verizon and AT&T have both announced that they will be selling the $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone when it launches later this summer. But something tells me sales aren't the reason.

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The OnePlus 6 is an iPhone X clone—notch, glass, and all—for nearly half the price

OnePlus has unveiled its newest flagship phone, which offers an iPhone X-style design with a notched screen, glass back, and portrait selfies for just $529.

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