Linux kernel’s long-term support releases now last for 6 years, and that’s good for Android

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_LTS-Kernel-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-448745" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_LTS-Kernel-Hero-728x384.png" alt="" width="668" height="352" /></a></p> <p>In a recent presentation at Linaro Connect, it was revealed that the Linux kernel would be moving to a six-year LTS. Right now LTS kernels are only supported for two years, which can be a problem when a hardware design pipeline can take more than 12-18 months for a device to make it into a consumer's hands, and that's not even taking into account SoC development. This new change, combined with Google's <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/12/googles-project-treble-will-modularize-android-make-updates-faster/">Project Treble</a>, could further extend device support for Android updates and might spell good...

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Doogee’s Mix 2 phone has ‘minimal bezels, maximal views’

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_dooge-mix-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-448742" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_dooge-mix-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>Just a week ago, Spain-based phone manufacturer Doogee <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/23/doogee-s60-one-reinvents-rugged-phone/">announced the S60</a>, a mostly-unremarkable durable phone. The best part about the device was the accompanying press release, which was filled to the brim with hilarious spelling errors. Doogee just unveiled the 'Mix 2,' and the announcement is almost as entertaining as the S60's.<span id="more-448741"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_color3.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-448744" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_color3.jpg" alt="" width="456" height="422" /></a></p> <p>With taglines such as 'To a wider world" and "Minimal bezels, maximal views," the Mix 2 is somewhere between an LG G6 and...

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FrontRow review: An interesting concept, but not a great buy at $399

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_20170930_151529.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-448715" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_20170930_151529-728x546.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="501" /></a></p> <p>Cameras are absolutely essential to our lives these days. After all, what would we do without our Snapchat Stories and Instagram selfies? How else would we communicate with the outside world? There's a reason why cameras have been crammed into everything from smartwatches to quadcopters; the ability to capture our memories so easily and in such great detail, then share them with anyone we'd like to, is simply amazing.</p> <p>Ubiquiti Networks, a company most famous for its WiFi equipment, thinks so too.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/30/frontrow-review-interesting-concept-not-great-buy-399/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/30/frontrow-review-interesting-concept-not-great-buy-399/'>FrontRow review: An...

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Anker SoundCore Boost review: A mediocre Bluetooth speaker with impressive bass

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_DSC_0056.png" class=" no-style"><img class="aligncenter size-hero-size wp-image-448634" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_DSC_0056-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Anker is best known for its external battery packs, many of which we've featured here on Android Police. Lately, however, the company has been expanding into the Bluetooth speaker market; its mission is to provide quality sound at an affordable price. With this product, the SoundCore Boost, Anker is promising impressive bass performance. Guess what? This speaker does great in that regard, given its size and price.</p> <p>Where the SoundCore Boost loses me, however, is the rest of its fidelity.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/30/anker-soundcore-boost-review/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/30/anker-soundcore-boost-review/'>Anker SoundCore Boost review: A...

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Apple shows off Portrait Lighting feature in new iPhone 8 Plus video

Apple today has shared a new advertisement for the iPhone 8 Plus touting the new Portrait Lighting feature. The video was uploaded to Apple’s YouTube channel and comes in at 38 seconds, showcasing the various new effects that Portrait Lighting offers. Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover Throughout the ad, the various Portrait Lighting settings […]

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10 best new Android apps from September 2017!

App developers are pushing the envelope on a daily basis trying to improve and enhance our smartphone and tablet experiences. In fact, so many Android apps come out every day that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. It’s difficult to usurp the best of the best but if you’re getting bored with what […]

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Weibo to increase censorship as it faces pressure from Chinese regulators

After facing intensifying pressure from Chinese regulators, Weibo announced this week that it has hired 1,000 “supervisors” whose primary responsibility will be to censor content on the social media platform. The move marks a new turn of censorship for Weibo, one of the most popular social media networks in China… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks […]

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Polk MagniFi Mini review: Impressive sound in a compact and versatile Chromecast soundbar

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_polk-magnifi-mini-review.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-448668" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_polk-magnifi-mini-review.jpg" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>You know how they say big things come in small packages? Never has that saying been as true as it is with the Polk MagniFi Mini. From the moment I opened the box to this very second, this soundbar keeps on blowing my mind with how good it is. Impressive sound? Check. Plethora of options? Check. Chromecast built-in and Google Home compatibility? Check. Small form factor that could fit in front of many/any TV?<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/30/polk-magnifi-mini-review-impressive-sound-comes-compact-versatile-chromecast-soundbar/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/30/polk-magnifi-mini-review-impressive-sound-comes-compact-versatile-chromecast-soundbar/'>Polk MagniFi Mini review: Impressive sound in a compact and...

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Guide: The best phones and tablets for LineageOS

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nexus2cee_logo.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-401757" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nexus2cee_logo.png" alt="" width="768" height="512" /></a></p> <p><em>The following post was written by Ryne Hager and Corbin Davenport.</em></p> <p>The vast majority of Android device buyers don't know or care what a custom ROM is. And that's <em>completely fine</em> - a phone or tablet's stock ROM will be enough for 99.9% of potential users. But for the 0.1% that like to tinker, the development community surrounding a given device can drastically impact the value. Your purchase can become a much better deal if there is a wealth of custom ROM options available, extending its lifespan for possibly years...

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Why are smartphone chips suddenly including an AI processor?

If virtual assistants have been the breakthrough technology in this year’s smartphone software, then the AI processor is surely the equivalent on the hardware side. Apple has taken to calling its latest SoC the A11 Bionic on account of its new AI “Neural Engine”. Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 boasts a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) and is […]

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15 best RPGs for Android

RPGs have one of the most loyal followings of any gaming genre. Whether it’s Final Fantasy or World of Warcraft, people spend dozens of hours crafting characters, playing story lines, and enjoying themselves. RPGs were also one of the first genres to really hit it off on Android and there are a ton of them […]

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