‘Motorcycle mode’ in Google Maps is popping up for many in India

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-04-at-9.23.16-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462337" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-04-at-9.23.16-PM-728x422.png" alt="" width="668" height="387" /></a></p> <p>There are a lot of people in the world who ride motorcycles, especially in more crowded areas where cars don't fit especially well. India is one of those places, and many users there are now noticing a 'motorcycle mode' showing up in their Maps alongside car, train, and walking options.</p> <p><span id="more-462336"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171203-201726.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-462340 size-medium" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171203-201726-e1512441665816-329x585.jpg" width="329" height="585" /></a> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171205-004311.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-462341" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171205-004311-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a></p> <p>We've known something like this was coming for some time now, thanks to our teardowns....

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Gmail for iOS is now optimized for the iPhone X’s display

Following updates for the Google Docs suite of apps last week, Google today has pushed an update to Gmail for iOS that brings support for the iPhone X. The update comes after nearly a month of iPhone X availability… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover This update is good news for hardcore Gmail users with […]

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Apple begins selling unlocked & SIM-free iPhone X in the U.S.

The iPhone X has been available for just over a month now, and as supply and demand start to balance out, Apple is expanding the lineup. Starting today, the iPhone X is available SIM-free and unlocked directly from Apple. Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover If you head to Apple’s Online Store, there’s a new […]

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Apple adds gift card compensation to Apple Watch recycling program

Apple first started accepting Apple Watch trade-ins last year, but only in the form of free recycling. Unlike other products, Apple didn’t offer users a gift card in exchange for their device. That changes today, however, as Apple is now offering a gift card to users who recycle an Apple Watch in working condition. Spigen […]

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Target launches its own mobile wallet because we definitely don’t have enough of those

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_tar.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462331" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_tar-728x406.png" alt="" width="668" height="373" /></a></p> <p>Perhaps you frequent your local Target store, and you've been wondering why the retailer doesn't support NFC payments. Now we have an answer: Target Wallet. The Minneapolis-based company has launched its own mobile payment service in an updated version of the Target app. Target promises faster checkouts and discounts with its service, and you can get it now.</p> <p><span id="more-462330"></span></p> <p>Target Wallet plugs into the retailer's REDcard credit and debit cards. You need to log in with a Target account and have one of those cards to use the Wallet functionality.<div...

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Capcom’s 3DS title ‘Monster Hunter Stories’ has launched for Android in Japan

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_unnamed-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462305" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_unnamed-1-728x455.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="418" /></a></p> <p><em>Monster Hunter Stories</em> initially launched in the US for the Nintendo 3DS only a few months ago. It exists as a spin-off of the popular mainline action-based series <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Hunter">Monster Hunter</a>. The gameplay is entirely different than what you would expect of a conventional Monster Hunter title, as you will be fighting monsters through turn-based combat instead of in real time. For the most part, <em>Monster Hunter Stories</em> was <a href="http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/3ds/monster_hunter_stories">well received</a> when it launched on the 3DS, and I see no reason why the title wouldn't play just as...

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Star Wars Edition OnePlus 5T is official, goes on sale Dec 14 in India

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_star-wars-op5t.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-462312" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_star-wars-op5t.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>OnePlus has launched a few limited editions of its phones in the past, such as <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/22/the-limited-oneplus-3t-midnight-black-edition-sports-a-matte-black-aluminum-body-shipping-march-24th/">the Midnight Black OP3T</a>. Rumors have been circulating about a possible Star Wars Edition of the 5T, and now it has been officially announced in India.<span id="more-462311"></span></p> <p>The Star Wars Edition has a white and black color scheme (with a red DND toggle), a nod to the iconic Stormtrooper design from the films. There looks to be a Star Wars theme on the phone, or at least some custom wallpapers.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/04/star-wars-edition-oneplus-5t-official-goes-sale-dec-14-india/" class="read-more">Read...

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Google’s December 2017 security bulletin is up, system updates go live tomorrow (December 5th)

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_p11.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-452494" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_p11-728x473.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="434" /></a></p> <p>It's almost time for another round of updates to Google's Android devices. The currently supported Pixels and Nexus phones should begin seeing new builds tomorrow, but Google already has the latest security bulletin up to detail what's fixed in the new version. There don't appear to be any functional updates this month, though.</p> <p><span id="more-462294"></span></p> <p>If you're interested in the full list of patches included in the December updates, you can see the <a href="https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2017-12-01">Android security bulletin</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/04/googles-december-security-bulletin-system-updates-go-live-tomorrow-december-5th/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/04/googles-december-security-bulletin-system-updates-go-live-tomorrow-december-5th/'>Google's December 2017 security bulletin is up, system updates...

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Here’s T-Mobile’s full list of LTE Advanced and ‘trifecta’ markets

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_tmobile-hero-728x409-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462274" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_tmobile-hero-728x409-1-728x409.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>The worst thing about the future is all the waiting it takes to get here. Those of us anticipating T-Mobile's new LTE-Advanced to go live have had to make do without an official list. Thankfully, just before the weekend, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray <a href="https://twitter.com/NevilleRay/status/936306068572880896">tweeted</a> the general location of all his company's active LTE-A sites. <span id="more-462272"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">For those excited about <a href="https://twitter.com/TMobile?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TMobile</a>’s incredible LTE-A rollout and wanted to know where the technologies are live, here’s the list!!</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/04/heres-t-mobiles-full-list-lte-advanced-trifecta-markets/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/04/heres-t-mobiles-full-list-lte-advanced-trifecta-markets/'>Here's T-Mobile's full list...

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Apple manufacturer moves forward to build lenses for AR smart glasses

A new report from Bloomberg today shares that Apple manufacturer Quanta has closed a deal to start producing lenses for augmented reality smart glasses. While this deal isn’t specifically with Apple, it could pave the way for Apple to bring its next wearable to market. AirPods Today’s news may have implications for Apple releasing its AR smart glasses […]

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16 new and notable Android apps from the last week (11/28/17 – 12/4/17)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_apps-01.png" class=" no-style"><img title="roundup_icon_large" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_apps-01.png" alt="roundup_icon_large" width="728" height="400" /></a>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.</p> <p><span id="more-462224"></span></p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-tip"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-tip"></i></div>Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. <p>Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/topics/features-2/best-appsgameslwps-of-the-week/">here</a>.</p></div></div> <h2>Apps</h2> <h3>Datally: mobile data-saving & WiFi app by Google</h3><p></p> <p><strong>Android Police coverage</strong>: <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/29/googles-data-saving-app-now-called-datally-available-globally/">Google's 'Triangle' data-saving app renamed to 'Datally', is now available globally</a></p> <p>Now that it is out of beta status...

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Netflix is testing a redesigned Android app with a bottom bar UI

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_YJKKHIG.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462280" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_YJKKHIG-728x382.png" alt="" width="668" height="351" /></a></p> <p>The Netflix app on Android has looked the same for a long time, but the company is apparently trying something new. One Reddit user has shared the updated UI that popped up on his phone, which includes a bottom navigation bar. There are some other changes as well, but all the same functionality should be included. If you're looking for an APK download, sorry. This looks like a server-side switch.</p> <p><span id="more-462275"></span></p> <p>Currently, the Netflix app has a slide-out nav menu.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/04/netflix-testing-redesigned-android-app-bottom-bar-ui/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/04/netflix-testing-redesigned-android-app-bottom-bar-ui/'>Netflix is testing a redesigned...

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