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Google revamps Voice with long overdue makeover, new features

After years without any meaningful changes, Google has finally upgraded its Voice apps across all platforms and promises it will release regular updates going forward.

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Samsung pushes back Galaxy S8 release, promises a 'very innovative' Note 8

Samsung confirms that it won't be revealing the next Galaxy phone at Mobile World Congress this year, says the Note 8 is in development.

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Samsung details 8-point battery safety check for all new devices

Samsung will run batteries through extensive testing to check durability, charging, build quality, and leakage before shipping new smartphones.

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Hugo Barra quits Chinese phone maker Xiaomi to return to Silicon Valley

Hugo Barra is returning to Silicon Valley, just over three years after he left Google to help turn Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi into a global company.

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Can Google's new watches save Android Wear?

Google is set to release a pair of smartwatches alongside next month's release of Android Wear 2.0, and there's a lot riding on them.

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What Android Wear 2.0 needs to be a hit

Google's upcoming smartwatches are going to have to deliver a "wow" experience to make Android Wear a hit.

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30 tasty tips for Android Nougat

Take full advantage of your phone's latest features with this collection of 30 tips for Android Nougat (Android 7.0 and 7.1).

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Android device updates: Unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play Nougat updates detailed

Samsung also shared which batch of phones are going to get Nougat as the update rolls out to more hardware.

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Google shutting older versions of Drive, G Suite apps

Google will begin to phase out legacy versions of its Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps beginning March 1.

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Report: Samsung puts blame on battery size, suppliers for Galaxy Note7 fires

As Samsung prepares to release the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note7 fires, a new report says the battery itself was the problem.

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Google pushed developers to fix security flaws in 275,000 Android apps

Over the past two years, Google has convinced developers to patch security issues in over 275,000 Android apps hosted on its official app store.

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Trump’s phone replaced with more secure device

President-elect Donald Trump has turned over the Android phone he used for tweeting and will use a more secure phone with encryption capabilities that was approved by the Secret Service, according to news reports.

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Google reveals its stealthy moves to keep Android phones free from malware

Google explains how it has used its Verify Apps to flag some 25,000 apps as potentially dangerous.

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Nintendo's bringing Super Mario Run to Android in March, but Fire Emblem's coming first

While the side-scrolling hit Super Mario Run finally gets a release date, Fire Emblem Heroes will launch first alongside the iOS version on Feb. 2.

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Google Maps beta now shows how hard it will be to park at your destination

The new feature in Google Maps won't provide live updates, but the color-coded icon will provide an overview of the parking availability.

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Android Google app now stores offline searches and runs them when a signal returns

The new update to the Google app remembers any queries made in a dead zone and delivers the results when your phone goes back online.

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Google's low-cost Android One program may expand to the U.S.

Android One has brought a set of hardware and software standards to budget phones in developing countries, and Google may be looking to bring it to the U.S. next.

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Choosing between Google Photos or Google Drive for image backups

Google Photos and Drive complement each other in some ways and offer stark differences in others.

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