[Deal Alert] NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV down to $140 ($40 off) from Best Buy

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-17-at-7.44.30-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-509682" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-17-at-7.44.30-PM-728x407.png" alt="" width="668" height="373" /></a></p> <p>NVIDIA's SHIELD TV hasn't been getting any younger, but it's still the Android TV box to have. It was available for <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/17/deal-alert-nvidia-shield-android-tv-sale-139-via-amazon-not-long/">$139 last month</a>, but for one day only. Best Buy currently has the same deal (okay, it's an extra 99 cents), and you can get a controller for an extra $40 on top of that.</p> <p><span id="more-509681"></span></p> <p>The SHIELD TV's angular design is backed up by a powerful Tegra X1 chipset with a 256-core Maxwell GPU.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/17/deal-alert-nvidia-shield-android-tv-140-40-off-best-buy/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/17/deal-alert-nvidia-shield-android-tv-140-40-off-best-buy/'>[Deal Alert] NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV down to...

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The next version of Android will allow manual Google Drive backups

Android has almost always offered a way to backup your device, to keep your data safe in case anything should happen to it. Today, those backups are saved automatically to Google Drive, but in a future version, users will be able to save backups manually. Spotted by Reddit this afternoon on Google’s public issue tracker […]

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Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin defend Google’s investments in China

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-china-generic.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-506805" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-china-generic.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Over the past few weeks, details have emerged about Google's upcoming products for China. After largely exiting the country eight year ago, Google is now working on a <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/02/google-reportedly-working-heavily-censored-news-application-china/">censored news application</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/google-reportedly-plans-release-censored-search-app-china/">search engine</a> for Chinese users. Many have spoken out against Google's cooperation with the Chinese government, and Google/Alphabet executives have responded to those concerns in an internal meeting.<span id="more-509676"></span></p> <p>In the weeks since we first heard about Google re-entering China, hundreds of employees have signed a petition demanding more transparency about the project.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/17/sundar-pichai-sergey-brin-defend-googles-investments-china/"...

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Verizon Taps Apple, Google for In-Home 5G Service

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/08/17/verizon-5g-broadband-apple-tv-youtube-tv/">Verizon Taps Apple, Google for In-Home 5G Service</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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[Free Alert] Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, the Pretty Little Liars soundtrack, and more albums are gratis on Google Play Music

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/play-music-hero-e1532711945668.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-505495" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/play-music-hero-e1532711945668-728x407.png" alt="" width="668" height="373" /></a></p> <p>If you've been looking for some more music to add to your library, Google Play Music is <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/27/free-alert-paula-abdul-icon-jazz-sampler-albums-gratis-google-play-music/">once again</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/05/freebie-alert-grab-5-gratis-google-play-music-albums-us/">offering free</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/04/free-alert-icon-albums-johnny-cash-loretta-lynn-kenny-rogers-kiss-complimentary-play-music/">albums</a>. Chances are that not all will be to your tastes, but we've got a wide variety to choose from this time around.</p> <p><span id="more-509677"></span></p> <p>Here's the list:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bdxdd3ehqz5cc7u32z2ttlsmwv4">Grace Potter & The Nocturnals</a>: 14 songs</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bmvz7m7wqq6tixjv44fqlt4ddxe">Pretty Little Liars: Television Soundtrack</a>: 11 songs</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bqfyidhyo2hqrggvrp2zcth7qjy">Bon Jovi: This is Our House</a>: 1 song</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Various_Artists_UMCG_Summer_Sampler_Rejoice_In_the?id=B22zygtmocqyptphtd5j7gabhhm">Various Artists: UMCG Summer Sampler (Rejoice in the Spirit)</a>: 17 songs</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Dierks_Bentley_Free_And_Easy_Down_The_Road_I_Go?id=Bqidftklyaqoc7zcnr6we2mhayq">Dierks Bentley: Free And Easy (Down...

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A future version of Android will have a manual device backup option

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-08-17-16.33.10-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-509674" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-08-17-16.33.10-1-728x364.png" alt="" width="668" height="334" /></a></p> <p>Google has offered some rudimentary backup functionality in Android since the 2.0 days, but it improved backup functionality in 6.0 Marshmallow. However, you still have to trust that the Google Drive backups are happening as there are no user-facing controls. That's going to change in a future version of Android, though.</p> <p><span id="more-509669"></span></p> <p>This news comes from Google itself in an <a href="https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/112233564">issue tracker thread</a>, and for once it wasn't the product of an internet mob adding hundreds of stars.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/17/future-version-android-will-manual-device-backup-option/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/17/future-version-android-will-manual-device-backup-option/'>A future version of Android will...

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Leaked images of Motorola smart speaker point to Chinese Google Home

New images leaked online of a Motorola smart speaker, akin to a Google Home. It appears from the images that the speaker is geared towards the Chinese market. The promotional material doesn’t mention any connection with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Last week, during the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung revealed the […]

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Upcoming Google Chromecast w/ Bluetooth will also feature improved Wi-Fi

Back in May, the FCC revealed that Google was working on an updated Chromecast that would bear similarities with the current 2nd-generation model. The new device was revealed to add Bluetooth, while an amended regulatory filing today details Wi-Fi improvements. Nintendo Switch Earlier today, several documents and reports filed to the FCC in June became public […]

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