Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Best rugged cases

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most beautiful and fantastic looking smartphones currently on the market. Unfortunately, its elegance comes at a price as its almost entirely made out of glass, something that easily scratches and cracks when dropped. Thankfully, there are plenty of rugged cases out there to protect your $1,000 […]

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[Late to the Party] Verizon and T-Mobile update Samsung Galaxy Tab E to Android Nougat 7.0

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Nougast-Tab-E-update.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-450532" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Nougast-Tab-E-update-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Manufacturers are gearing up to bring Android 8.0 Oreo to devices, but we frequently forget that there are plenty of them still being sold right now that haven't had a taste of Android 7.0 Nougat. Up until just recently, Verizon and T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Tab E were among the devices stuck on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But now those of you with carrier-branded units can enjoy all the features <a href="https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/08/android-7-0-nougat-review-do-more-on-your-gigantic-smartphone/">Nougat brings</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/06/late-party-verizon-t-mobile-update-galaxy-tab-e-android-nougat-7-0/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/06/late-party-verizon-t-mobile-update-galaxy-tab-e-android-nougat-7-0/'>[Late to the Party] Verizon and T-Mobile update Samsung Galaxy Tab...

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Action Launcher v29 adds customizable Pixel 2-style bottom search box

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_1-vFoV3476j4GLa7ImdgIpZw.gif" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-450535" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_1-vFoV3476j4GLa7ImdgIpZw.gif" alt="" width="900" height="600" /></a></p> <p>Google unveiled some big changes to the Pixel Launcher the other day along with the Pixel 2, and you know what that means. Yes, third-party launchers are adopting the same features. First out of the gate is Action Launcher, which has been updated to v29 with support for a bottom search box. Not into Google's new search layout? That's cool—it's optional.</p> <p><span id="more-450533"></span></p> <p>The update is rolling out in the Play Store right now.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/06/action-launcher-v29-adds-customizable-pixel-2-style-bottom-search-box/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/06/action-launcher-v29-adds-customizable-pixel-2-style-bottom-search-box/'>Action Launcher v29 adds customizable Pixel 2-style bottom search box</a> was written...

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New video explains how Google built the Pixel 2’s camera

It’s still early days in our coverage of Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While they have some of the best specs out there and fancy new 18:9 OLED displays (well, the Pixel 2 XL does at least), perhaps the most exciting feature on these new phones are their cameras. Both of the new […]

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Microsoft adds support for controlling smart home devices to Cortana

Microsoft has quietly added a new and helpful feature to its Cortana digital assistant on Windows 10 for PC and Mobile. Specifically, a new “Connected Home” option is now available from the Cortana Notebook settings menu, which allows users to control a number of smart home devices from various companies via their voice. Editor’s Pick […]

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Apple’s head of iCloud infrastructure technology departs the company

A new report from CNBC this evening claims that the Apple executive responsible for the company’s iCloud infrastructure has left the company. Eric Billingsley was Apple’s director of internet services operations, overseeing much of the iCloud backend… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover The report says Patrick Gates will take over Billingsley’s position. Gates was already […]

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Best Chromebooks you can buy today [October 2017]

Chrome OS used to be the laughingstock of the OS wars, but today it holds a strong place in the market. Thanks to Android apps, the OS is only becoming more and more useful too. One of the hardest parts of Chrome OS, though, is picking a machine to run it on. So, let’s take a […]

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Moto G5S Plus review: Steadily advancing on flagship territory, but it’s not clear why

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_IMG_20171003_140621.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-449347" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_IMG_20171003_140621-728x546.png" alt="" width="668" height="501" /></a></p> <p>It's been a few years since the Motorola that we knew and loved was replaced by what I like to call Lenovorola. Gone are the quick updates, Moto Maker, and a lot of other things that made Motorola great; instead, we now have a ton of different models, super slow (<a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/17/motorola-isnt-updating-moto-g4-line-android-oreo-said-thats-bullshit/">or potentially nonexistent</a>) updates, and strange-looking camera bumps.</p> <p><span id="more-448838"></span></p> <p>But after using the Moto G5S Plus, I've warmed up a bit to Lenovo's Motorola.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/06/moto-g5s-plus-review-steadily-advancing-flagship-territory-not-clear/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/06/moto-g5s-plus-review-steadily-advancing-flagship-territory-not-clear/'>Moto G5S Plus review: Steadily advancing on flagship territory, but...

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