Pure White Essential Phone can now be ordered at Essential.com

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_275A3428-2581-4B73-93A4-69C8E94F1D1B.jpeg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-451551" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_275A3428-2581-4B73-93A4-69C8E94F1D1B-728x409.jpeg" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>The Essential Phone is already a gorgeous phone in its debut Moon Black, but us tech enthusiasts seem to have a thing for panda-themed phones (black front, white back). Just look at how many people went crazy over the 'Black & White' Pixel 2 XL. But before the Pixel 2 XL was even unveiled, Essential already had a Pure White version of the PH-1 in the works. And now, it's finally for sale.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/pure-white-essential-phone-can-now-ordered-essential-com/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/pure-white-essential-phone-can-now-ordered-essential-com/'>Pure White Essential Phone can now be ordered at Essential.com</a> was...

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Snapseed passes 50 million downloads on the Play Store

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_screenshot-play.google.com-2017-10-11-23-09-59-665.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-451546" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_screenshot-play.google.com-2017-10-11-23-09-59-665.png" alt="" width="728" height="258" /></a></p> <p>We've covered Google's photo-editing app, Snapseed, plenty of times here. It's one of the best photo manipulation apps available for Android, especially considering it's completely free. If you needed more proof that the app is awesome, maybe the app's 50 million downloads will convince you.<span id="more-451543"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-451547 " src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/img_59dedfc9d79d6.png" alt="" /></p> <p>The Play Store page for Snapseed now reports the app has between 50 and 100 million downloads. It currently sits at an average rating of 4.5 stars, with 479k 5-star reviews.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/snapseed-passes-50-million-downloads-play-store/" class="read-more">Read...

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DJI Android app update adds new features to the Mavic and Spark

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_IMG_0258-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-451532 size-hero-size" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_IMG_0258-1-e1507775595138-728x490.jpg" width="668" height="450" /></a>DJI released an update to their Android app yesterday that adds a couple of features to the two newest drones in the DJI Family, the Spark, and the Mavic. With the new software, both devices now have Dynamic Home Point updating. The feature, when enabled, "allows the aircraft to continuously update the home point according to its current position while tracking a person in ActiveTrack mode."</p> <p>The Mavic also picks up Quickshot mode, a feature that used to be exclusive to its younger brother, the Spark.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/dji-android-app-update-adds-new-features-mavic-spark/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/dji-android-app-update-adds-new-features-mavic-spark/'>DJI Android...

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Verizon stores will have Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL display units tomorrow, October 12th

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_AF32C88E-6932-45FE-A007-00A2A86A6B67.jpeg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-451529" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_AF32C88E-6932-45FE-A007-00A2A86A6B67-728x485.jpeg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>The Pixel 2 and 2 XL were announced last week, but with most variants not shipping for a few weeks, those of you pre-ordered one are probably getting a little antsy. But starting tomorrow, October 12th, Verizon stores will have floor units of the Pixel 2s for customers (and eager tech nerds) to play with.</p> <p><span id="more-451527"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Get a hands-on preview of the new Pixel 2. Head to your nearest Verizon store on 10/12.</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/verizon-stores-will-pixel-2-pixel-2-xl-display-units-tomorrow-october-12th/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/verizon-stores-will-pixel-2-pixel-2-xl-display-units-tomorrow-october-12th/'>Verizon stores will have Pixel 2 and Pixel 2...

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Google Duo v20 is preparing to add screen sharing during video calls [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Duo2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-451518" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Duo2.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>A new version of the Duo video chat app is rolling out to (Nexus, Pixel, and Android One) users with the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/duo-vilte-video-call-integration-google-phone-contacts-android-messages-rolling-google-supported-phones/">next step toward full integration with Google's Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps</a>. While it's getting more convenient to make video calls with friends and family, a teardown of the latest updates points to a new screen sharing feature that may allow you to also help them when they have problems with their phones.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/google-duo-v20-preparing-add-screen-sharing-video-calls-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/google-duo-v20-preparing-add-screen-sharing-video-calls-apk-teardown/'>Google Duo v20 is preparing to...

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Google permanently removes top touch functionality on Home Mini

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_DSC08467_thumb.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-450202" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_DSC08467_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Yesterday, <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/10/google-nerfing-home-minis-mine-spied-everything-said-247/">Artem shared his personal experience with the Google Home Mini</a>, and how his unit began recording audio at random intervals. This was due to a hardware flaw, where the Mini believed that the top touch button was being pressed, which then prompted it to start listening for voice commands and sending the audio to Google's servcers. Google quickly disabled the top button via a software update while it worked on a possible solution.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/google-permanently-removes-top-touch-functionality-home-mini/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/google-permanently-removes-top-touch-functionality-home-mini/'>Google permanently removes top touch functionality on Home Mini</a>...

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Yelp for iOS updated with in-app support for Apple Pay checkout

Popular iOS app Yelp has today been updated with a notable addition: Apple Pay support. Bringing the app to version 11.25.0, the update lets users opt to pay with Apple Pay when booking with local businesses, restaurants, and more. Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover For those unfamiliar, Yelp is a popular crowd-sourced application that […]

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Alexa can now recognize your voice and give personalized answers

Similar to what Google has done with its AI-powered speaker, you can now train Alexa to recognize multiple voices and give personalized responses. Editor’s Pick Google Home vs Amazon Echo – Is Google finally the king? The Google Home smart assistant was released just over a year ago, and a lot has changed since then. […]

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Some Pixel XL owners can’t install the October security update

Some Google Pixel XL users are reporting that they’re having problems installing the October security update. You might remember that the smaller Pixel was experiencing a similar issue back in July. As of right now, the issue seems to be confined only to Pixel XL owners who either can’t see the update or can see but […]

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