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Samsung's folding Galaxy phone reveal was a giant disappointment

Samsung used its developers conference to show off its latest breakthrough: a folding screen phone that may or may not be an actual phone.

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Android security: Why Google's demands for updates don't go far enough

Google is forcing some Android phone makers to provide two years of security updates, but it's not as good as you'd think.

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5 reasons to consider the Honor 8X over the Google Pixel 3, LG V40, and Huawei Mate 20

Honor is back with the 8X, a low-priced, big-screen handset that just might make you reconsider spending all that money on a premium Android phone.

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Pixel 3 and the rules of attraction: How Google is elevating Android with unsexy hardware

The Pixel 3 XL has arrived and it's exactly what everyone feared it would be, with a huge notch, overgrown chin and thick bezels. But pretty isn't the Pixel's game and it never will be.

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Google's Wear OS 2.1 update cares more about future smartwatches than your old one (sorry)

Google's Wear OS 2.1 update for smartwatches has arrived, but it's made for future smartwatches rather than the current and older crops.

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4 ways Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip will supercharge Wear OS watches

Qualcomm has finally released a new wearable processor, the Snapdragon 3100. Here's how it will transform the next generation of Wear OS watches.

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Huawei's benchmark-cheating Performance Mode could be the Mate 20's hottest feature

Huawei is going to add a new Performance Mode option to its phones after AnandTech exposed benchmark cheating.

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Bring back the headphone jack: Why USB-C audio still doesn't work

Just try plugging a handful of USB-C headphones and dongles into a stack of smartphones and you'll see that compatibility is still a mess.

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Samsung wants to force its folding Galaxy phone on us this year whether we want it or not

Samsung has hinted that its long-rumored foldable phone will make its debut at its developer conference in November. But does anyone really need or want one?

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Google just saved us from a month of Pixel Watch rumors—and probably a terrible watch, too

Google has reportedly told Tom's Guide that it won't be making a Pixel Watch this year. That's probably for the best.

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The HTC U12 Life is a sad reminder of how much better the Google Pixel 3 could look

HTC has unveiled the mid-range U12 Life and there are two surprises: it's not coming to the U.S. and it looks a lot like the Google Pixel.

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Redesigned Wear OS gives us a glimpse into Google's vision for the Pixel Watch

Google's new Wear OS redesign puts a new focus on fitness, Assistant, and simplicity.

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T-Mobile will reportedly sell the OnePlus 6T, which is great… for everyone but you

A new report claims that OnePlus will finally sell its phones inside a U.S. carrier store. But that won't change anything for the better.

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Samsung's $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 makes Apple's $1,000 iPhone X seem like a bargain

Samsung has unveiled the Note 9, its first phone that tops $1,000, and it's a far cry from the iPhone X.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on: This is what a $1,250 Android phone feels like

The Galaxy Note 9 is a lot of things, but cheap isn't one of them.

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The Galaxy Tab S4 is a great productivity machine precisely because it’s an Android tablet

Android isn't a productivity platform, but on the Tab S4, Samsung's DeX gives us the best of Android in a very Windows-like experience.

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5 reasons why the Moto Z3 5G phone is a giant gimmick that you shouldn't buy

Android's first 5G phone, the Moto Z3, is technically here, but it brings more questions than answers.

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Google's Smart Display UI is a peek at Android's voice-centric Fuchsia evolution

Lenovo's Smart Display runs an Android Things-powered OS that's light, intuitive, and deceptively powerful. And it could be coming to our phones next.

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