Gboard and Android Pie for Chromebooks might finally arrive soon

The HP Chromebook x2 recently received an update on the Canary channel that introduced Android 9 Pie. With the update also came support for Android keyboards, namely Gboard. The update might be coming to other Chromebooks very soon. The best way to fix Chrome OS’ bare-bones software keyboard is to just bring Gboard over. While […]

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16 new and notable Android apps from the last week including 1.1.1.1: Faster & Safer Internet, Feedly Classic, and WakingNews Alarm Clock (11/10/18 – 11/17/18)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_apps-01.png" class=" no-style"><img title="roundup_icon_large" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_apps-01.png" alt="roundup_icon_large" width="728" height="400" /></a>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week's more interesting releases include a DNS app from Cloudflare, a Feedly beta release, and an alarm clock app from Yahoo. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last week.</p> <p><span id="more-527168"></span></p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-tip"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-tip"></i></div>Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing...

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[Update: Winners] We’re giving away 40 BESTEK 30W USB Chargers [US]

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1531560703752032.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-527786" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1531560703752032-728x541.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="496" /></a></p> <p>There is no doubt that the BESTEK 30W USB Charger is perfect for compact spaces and travel. So if you require a few more accessible USB ports on your work desk or out in the field, then I have a feeling this 30W USB Charger might be precisely what you have been looking for. This is why we are excited to announce that AP and BESTEK have teamed up to give away 40 of them.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/17/giving-away-40-bestek-30w-usb-chargers-us/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/17/giving-away-40-bestek-30w-usb-chargers-us/'>[Update: Winners] We're giving away 40 BESTEK 30W USB...

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The best Android power user features you may have forgotten about

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pro-features-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-528445" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pro-features-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>Android has now been around for <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/05/android-turns-11-today-happy-birthday/">over a decade</a>, and every single update has brought new features. Some functionality is unknown to the vast majority of smartphone owners, either because the options aren't well-advertised, or because their uses are limited.</p> <p>In this post, we've compiled some of the best power user features that Android has to offer.<span id="more-519225"></span></p> <h2>Replace apps with specific shortcuts</h2> <p>Android app shortcuts are rarely utilized, likely because they aren't easily discoverable.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/17/best-android-power-user-features-may-forgotten/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/17/best-android-power-user-features-may-forgotten/'>The best Android power user features you may have forgotten about</a>...

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MediaTek vs Snapdragon: Everything you should know about the two companies

Huawei and Samsung are two of the only Android manufacturers regularly producing in-house processors. Everyone else turns to Qualcomm and MediaTek for their mobile chip needs. The two companies have been the dominant third-party chipset providers for several years now, following the withdrawal of players like Texas Instruments, Intel, and ST-Ericsson’s NovaThor. We’ve put together […]

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Is the Mac dead in K-12 education?

The story about the past few years in K–12 has been iPad, iPad, Chromebooks, iPad, and more Chromebooks. There’s a major product category from Apple that is often not mentioned in K–12 anymore: the Mac. What’s the situation with the Mac in K-12? Is it something school districts should consider? If so, which model of […]

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Google Home Hub vs Lenovo Smart Display

There are now a few choices if you’re in the market for a new smart display. The JBL Link View, Amazon Echo Show, Lenovo Smart Display, and the new Google Home Hub all pair the convenience of a voice assistant with the utility of a screen for even more useful features. Lenovo recently rolled out an […]

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Pop quiz: Match the feature to the Android skin!

This week, we’ll test out just how familiar you are with Samsung Experience, OxygenOS, EMUI, and other Android skins. Each of the 10 questions in this quiz revolves around a specific feature offered by an Android skin and your job is to figure out which one. There are four answers available for every question, only […]

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Google Search is adding user comments, starting with live sports

Back in October, Google announced that it was killing Google+ for consumers following a privacy bug. While serving as an admission that the company’s take on social failed, it has become clear in recent months that the company is still very interested in social. For example, Google Maps has added the ability to follow stores […]

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro hands-on: Progressive iteration

Xiaomi has been the number one smartphone brand in India, the company’s biggest market outside of China, since over a year now and much of its success and positive mindshare has been piggybacking on its bestselling Note series. Ten months ago, Xiaomi launched the upgraded Redmi Note 5 but also introduced Redmi Note 5 Pro […]

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Assistant Routine integration in the Google Clock app is now live

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Google-Assistant-Routine-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-528423" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Google-Assistant-Routine-Hero-728x462.png" alt="" width="668" height="424" /></a></p> <p>Google revealed that its Assistant Routines would be integrated into the Clock app just a <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/14/google-assistant-routines-clock-app-smart-speaker-do-not-disturb-mode-broadcast-replies/">couple of days ago</a>, giving you information like the day's weather, your upcoming calendar, and other configurable settings after the alarm is dismissed. At the time, we were told the feature would be rolling out this week, and Google seems to have just barely made that cutoff. Google Assistant Routine integration into the Clock app is now live.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/16/assistant-routine-integration-google-clock-app-now-live/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/16/assistant-routine-integration-google-clock-app-now-live/'>Assistant Routine integration in the Google Clock app...

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Welcome to Best of Android 2018

As 2018 winds down, we wanted to take stock of all the amazing smartphones released in the past 12 months by honoring the best of the bunch in our annual Best of Android series. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be releasing articles discussing our winners in detail. For our awards this year, we used […]

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