Verizon Galaxy Tab S3 finally gets Netflix HDR support, October security patch with new update

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_s3.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462053" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_s3-728x455.png" alt="" width="668" height="418" /></a></p> <p>If you're in the market for an Android tablet (you probably aren't), the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/23/samsung-galaxy-tab-s3-review-good-tablet-bad-price/">Galaxy Tab S3 is one of the best options out there</a>. Part of that is due to its beautiful AMOLED display, which supports HDR video. While the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/01/galaxy-tab-s3-gets-netflix-hdr-support-new-system-update/">WiFi version of the Tab S3 got an update adding support for Netflix HDR two months ago</a>, it's taken until now for Verizon to throw the same functionality in.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/verizon-galaxy-tab-s3-finally-gets-netflix-hdr-support-october-security-patch-new-update/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/verizon-galaxy-tab-s3-finally-gets-netflix-hdr-support-october-security-patch-new-update/'>Verizon Galaxy Tab S3 finally gets Netflix HDR support, October security patch with...

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Vidme shutting down after nearly four years of operation

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_vidme-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-462048" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_vidme-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Despite YouTube's <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/11/google-cracking-creepy-youtube-videos-targeting-children/">many problems</a>, there hasn't yet been a site that can challenge its dominance. Vidme (better known as <a href="https://vid.me/">vid.me</a>) launched in January 2014, and over the past year or so, has become one of the prime candidates for a YouTube alternative. Sadly, the site announced yesterday that it is shutting down.<span id="more-462047"></span></p> <p>A recent blog post from the company reveals that the site will shut down as early as December 15, and new sign-ups and uploads have already been disabled.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/vidme-shutting-nearly-four-years-operation/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/vidme-shutting-nearly-four-years-operation/'>Vidme shutting...

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[Deal Alert] Get a free Home Mini with purchase of any Nest product priced over $99 from the Google Store and Nest

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-02-at-5.32.02-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462036" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-02-at-5.32.02-PM-728x437.png" alt="" width="668" height="401" /></a></p> <p>We've been seeing a ton of deals on the Home Mini lately, namely with the $29 price drop 'til the end of 2017, the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/23/deal-alert-can-net-google-home-mini-4-google-express-25-walmart-promo/">$4 deal through Walmart and Google Express</a>, and more. Google even offered them for <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/27/deal-alert-google-store-offers-100-credit-free-home-mini-pixel-2-pixel-2-xl-free-home-pixelbook/">free with Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL purchases again</a>. Now Nest and Google are handing free Home Minis out to those who purchase a Nest product for $100 or more.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/deal-alert-get-free-home-mini-purchase-nest-product-priced-99-google-store-nest/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/deal-alert-get-free-home-mini-purchase-nest-product-priced-99-google-store-nest/'>[Deal Alert] Get a free Home Mini with purchase of any Nest product...

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Most Wanted: The best smartphones you can buy

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_phone-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-461624 size-hero-size" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_phone-hero-728x400.png" width="668" height="367" /></a></p> <p>It's that time of year again. Knowing our audience, chances are that you're looking for some sort of gadget to purchase for yourself or someone else. Whether the smartphone being replaced is too old, too bootloopy, or just doesn't have all the features you want, we've got you covered with our choices for the best smartphones you can buy.</p> <p>The sheer number of smartphones on the market today makes narrowing the choices down difficult.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/wanted-best-smartphones-can-buy/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/wanted-best-smartphones-can-buy/'>Most Wanted: The best smartphones you can buy</a> was written by the...

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BlackBerry to pay Nokia $137 million after losing dispute over payments owed under patent license contract

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_blackberry-Hero_thumb.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-417938" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_blackberry-Hero_thumb-728x503.png" alt="" width="668" height="462" /></a></p> <p>As far as patent disputes go, BlackBerry vs. Nokia is a sad undercard between two fallen heavyweights whose combined market share remains part of the dismal "Other" category in most reports. Nevertheless, Round 1 of this match is going to Nokia, thanks to an arbitration court ruling that has awarded the Finnish company $137 million to resolve a contract dispute related to payments it said BlackBerry owed under a patent license contract signed in 2012.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/blackberry-pay-nokia-137-million-losing-dispute-payments-owed-patent-license-contract/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/blackberry-pay-nokia-137-million-losing-dispute-payments-owed-patent-license-contract/'>BlackBerry to pay Nokia $137 million after...

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Google Allo possibly working on multi-device support [APK Teardown]

Our teardown of Allo 24 revealed that Google’s consumer messaging app might be on the verge of letting users contact one another via email address. This would alter the app’s central tenet of phone number-based communication which have informed other features like the web app and only being able to sign-in on one device. Fortunately, the latest […]

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Google Home back down to $79 for this month on Google Store

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nexus2cee_home_thumb.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-401186" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nexus2cee_home_thumb-728x425.png" alt="" width="668" height="390" /></a></p> <p>If you're kicking yourself for not scooping up a discounted Google Home during the post-Thanksgiving weekend, toss that regret aside and grab your wallet. Google is bringing the price for its medium-sized smart speaker back down to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday price of $79 in the Google Store through the rest of December.</p> <p><span id="more-461984"></span></p> <p>The fine print for the Google Store's $50 discount on the $129 Google Home says the offer ends December 31st, at 11:59 p.m.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/google-home-back-79-rest-december-google-store/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/google-home-back-79-rest-december-google-store/'>Google Home back down...

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Tim Cook to attend state-run internet conference in China next week

Apple CEO Tim Cook will attend China’s state-run internet conference next week. According to The Wall Street Journal, Cook is “the most prominent executive from a U.S. company” who will be in attendance… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover The event is regarded as China’s opportunity to present and promote its vision of a regulated […]

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Google Allo v24 prepares to start chats with Gmail addresses, continues work on camera effects and other UI enhancements [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_allo.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-461979" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_allo.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>A new version of Allo is making the rounds, and again with an evening release on a Friday. So far, no new features have been uncovered in this update, but we're still poking around for something to reveal itself. In the meantime, there's plenty of material to examine under the microscope of a teardown. We can see that contacting people through their Google account may be coming soon. Allo's upcoming camera effects are evolving as two old ones may have been removed, a new one turns up,...

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Nanoleaf Aurora review: The coolest and most extravagant smart lights you can own

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_nanoleaf-shape-music-note.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461841" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_nanoleaf-shape-music-note-728x465.png" alt="" width="668" height="427" /></a></p> <p>Some of you may have already heard about the Nanoleaf Aurora. These modular triangular light panels can be formed in any shape you like and are WiFi-enabled, allowing you to control them via your phone or Google Home and Alexa. But those of you who haven't will probably scroll down to see the high price tag and scoff in disbelief. $229.99 for a set of 9 light panels and a music module is a rather extravagant price to pay.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/nanoleaf-aurora-review-coolest-extravagant-smart-lights-can/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/02/nanoleaf-aurora-review-coolest-extravagant-smart-lights-can/'>Nanoleaf Aurora review: The coolest...

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