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The U11+ is the HTC flagship you want but can’t have

For many Android die-hards, the U11+ is the phone they’ve been waiting for from HTC. The company’s newest flagship improves on the U11 in every way, with a sleek, modern package that fixes many of its flaws. The only problem is, U.S. buyers won’t be able to buy one. As …

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The Razer Phone is a bad-ass Nextbit Robin with tremendous specs

Razer might be new to the Android world, but it’s no stranger to killer hardware. And just like its gaming laptops, the first Razer Phone is packed to the brim with the latest in mobile tech. (For an even deeper dive, check out Adam Patrick Murray’s hands-on with Razer Phone.) …

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Razer Phone hands-on: A phone for gamers but not a gaming phone?

The Razer Phone is a bit of a puzzle. It’s not surprising that it exists, given that Razer, best known for PC hardware and peripherals, acquired smartphone maker Nextbit in January of 2017 in order to produce this device. Nor is it surprising that, based on our hands-on time with …

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Google Assistant gets fun with 50 new family games, activities, and stories

Google Assistant is quickly becoming the most indispensable tool in our lives. With calls, reminders, routines, voice recognition, and a variety of devices, Google Assistant is like a member of the family, always ready to help when called upon. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t know how to have fun. …

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Nintendo’s next mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, arrives in November

As expected, Nintendo’s next mobile game will be a new entry in its popular Animal Crossing life simulation franchise, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp—and it’s coming out in about a month. Nintendo’s strategy thus far with mobile games has been to streamline and adapt its enduring franchises instead of awkwardly porting …

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Google offers 2-year warranty, but no fixes, for Pixel 2 XL display woes

Google has responded to widespread complaints about image retention and color issues with the Pixel 2 XL’s OLED display, and it’s standing by the screen, warts and all. Nonetheless, Google is giving all Pixel 2 users an extra year of protection. In a post to the Pixel User Community, Mario …

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Essential Phone’s $200 price cut leaves original buyers with worthless credit

In a surprise announcement that’s not really all that surprising, Andy Rubin’s Essential startup has cut the price of its debut phone from $699 to $499, a permanent 30-percent discount clearly designed to drum up sales of the flagging handset.  In a short blog post titled, “Free Yourself: An awesome …

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Google’s Instant Apps hit the Play Store as a big step toward a future of cloud-based apps

At its annual Playtime event today Google showcased how it plans to make Play Store apps safer, speedier, and easier to find. The bottom line: You’re about to see a whole lot more Instant Apps. Android’s Instant Apps were officially launched at I/O in May, but we’re just now starting …

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Why Pixel Visual Core, Google’s secret image processor, is the reason to buy a Pixel 2

The Pixel 2 is an incredible phone in large part because it has such a great camera. And it’s about to get even better. Google has revealed in a blog post that a hidden hardware image processor called Pixel Visual Core wasn’t even turned on in our review units. And …

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Hands-on: The ZTE Axon M is the first smartphone with a foldable screen

ZTE isn’t a smartphone brand you’d associate with “firsts.”  The Chinese company is known more for its affordable, mid-tier Android devices, its Axon series being the marquee product in the U.S. But ZTE’s new Axon M has a very different story to tell this time around. Rather than announce a …

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