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Android device updates: A Nougat treat for the Nextbit Robin and T-Mobile HTC One M9

Android O made its debut this week, although it's a very rough version that's aimed squarely at developers.

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Amazon undercuts the Moto G5 Plus preorders with unlocked, ad-supported model for $185

As part of its Prime Exclusive program, Amazon will be selling the Moto G5 Plus and Alcatel A30 handsets with lock-screen ads for discounted prices.

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Mingis on Tech: All about the new Moto G5 Plus

Not every smartphone has to skimp on features or cost a small fortune. Case in point: The Moto G5 Plus, which reviewer Dan Rosenbaum says is a good bargain buy.

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Moto G5 Plus: Economy class that gets you there (with video)

The new Moto G5 Plus may not set any speed records, but it's a solid, useful Android phone with no bloat and a pleasingly low price.

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Mingis on Tech: A closer look at the new Moto G5 Plus

Looking for an Android phone that won't break the bank but still has the features you need? The Moto G5 Plus is a real bargain buy, says reviewer Dan Rosenbaum.

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Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Nearly three-quarters of Android devices on the five biggest U.S. carriers are running on security patches that are at least two months old, putting them at greater risk of being hacked.

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Google: Half of Android devices haven’t been patched in a year or more

Google acknowledged that half of all Android devices had not received a security update in the past year, but the company is working to streamline the patching process.

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Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet of things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

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Updates to Google's Duo, Allo, and Photos apps bring small but important features

With a flurry of app updates, Google brings audio calling to Duo, file sharing to Allo, and smarter backups to Photos.

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Fossil comes back for seconds with Michael Kors, Misfit Android Wear watches

Watch giant Fossil announces Android Wear 2.0 support for two new Michael Kors Access watches and the Misfit Vapor, due later this year.

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Power up: Super Mario Run's Android release jumps straight to version 2.0

Nintendo finally releases Super Mario Run in the Play Store, but Android users don't have to wait to get an upgrade to the latest version.

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How to prep your phone for offline use

The internet isn’t quite everywhere yet, so here’s what you need to do to survive your next commute, flight, camping trip, or whenever you want to disconnect.

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Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

The chances of you installing malware on your Android phone is incredibly small, according to Google.

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Google will now let you share your location with friends in Maps

A new feature rolling out soon to all Maps users will let you easily and temporarily broadcast your location and share your journey with anyone you'd like.

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Amazon’s Alexa lands on the Mate 9 at last, but with more hoops and fewer skills

An over-the-air update to the Mate 9 will deliver Amazon's Alexa to the phone, but you'll need to launch an app every time you want to ask something.

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The Pixel C tablet gets some love from Google with a new launcher and multitasking interface

The new Nougat 7.1.2 beta brings the Pixel Launcher and buttons to the Pixel C tablet, and introduces a new grid-based multitasking interface.

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Google adds handy shortcuts to help with searching in Google app update

The latest update to the Google app adds an array of categories for quickly getting information about sports, weather, entertainment, and lots more.

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O, hello there! Google offers sneak peek at Android 8 in first developer preview

Google drops the first developer preview of Android O two months before I/O and it's packed with awesome features.

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