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A trove of new Android smartphones to debut at MWC

Several new high-profile Android smartphones are expected to launch this weekend in advance of Mobile World Congress, which opens Monday in Barcelona.

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Google Camera update adds shutter sound toggle, zoom bar, exposure tweaks

A minor update to the camera app for Nexus and Pixel phones brings minor, but welcome, quality-of-life improvements.

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LG Watch Sport review: Not the watch Android Wear needs right now

As the standard bearer for the Android Wear 2.0 launch, LG’s sport watch suffers from very narrow appeal.

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Everything we think we know about the LG G6

Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and rumors are flying about LG's next flagship. Here's everything we've heard so far.

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Everything we think we know about Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung will be bringing a new tablet to Mobile World Congress this year, the first update to the flagship Galaxy Tab S line in nearly 18 months.

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The ultimate guide to increasing your Android phone's battery life

You don't need to buy a new phone to add hours to your battery. All you need is to flip a few switches and adjust your habits.

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Why Google and Apple will rule mixed reality

Sorry, Microsoft and Magic Leap. The Silicon Valley smartphone giants have one thing you haven't got.

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Android device updates: T-Mobile begins rolling out Nougat to Galaxy S7, S7 Edge beta testers

Sprint's HTC One A9 is also getting Nougat, which finally passed the one percent mark in Google's monthly tally of Android versions.

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Google tweaks its Verify Apps security feature to show what's been scanned

A change to the Android Security Settings shows the last four apps that have been scanned by Verify Apps.

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Google wants your help with the development of the next Pixel

In a post on the Pixel User Community board, product lead Krishna Kumar asks users for input on the features and design of its next phone.

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Israeli soldiers hit in cyberespionage campaign using Android malware

More than 100 members of the Israel Defense Forces, the majority of them stationed around the Gaza strip, fell victim to a cyberespionage attack that used malicious Android applications to steal information from their mobile devices.

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Google Home can now buy stuff for you on command

Now you can ask Google Home to order things from Walgreen's, Costco, or Toys R Us through Google Express.

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How to use your smartphone to get politically active

You want to do more than tweet, share, and like. You want to make a difference. These are the apps that can get you there.

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Google Assistant can now share personal info in Allo, but only if you let it

A new feature in Google's Allo messaging apps lets you share calendar, contact, and travel information retrieved by Google Assistant to other members in a group chat.

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ZTE Blade V8 Pro review: A decent phone that would be better off with a single camera

Dual-cameras are all the rage right now, but don’t get caught up in the type of the Blade V8 Pro.

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Google tweaks Clock app design in new 5.0 update

The new update to Google's Clock app rolling out to the Play Store doesn't bring any sweeping changes, but it makes navigation a little easier with the use of labels instead of icons.

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Instant Tethering lets you easily share your connection with nearby Android devices

Google is rolling out a new feature called Instant Tethering that lets Pixel and Nexus users instantly share their cellular connection with tablets.

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The 12 worst Android phone gimmicks once hailed as 'innovations'

These were heralded as impressive new gotta-have-it features. In hindsight, they're pretty useless.

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