[Update: Best Buy too] Get $300 off a Pixel 2 or 2 XL at Verizon

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2017/12/05 8:25pm PST Update" href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/05/deal-alert-get-300-off-pixel-2-2-xl-verizon/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2017/12/05 8:25pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Best Buy</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_p2-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-452755" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_p2-1-728x473.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="434" /></a></p> <p>There has been ample griping about the high cost of Google's Pixel phones, much of it completely reasonable. Dropping $850 on the Pixel 2 XL just isn't feasible for a lot of people, but you can get a good discount on a Pixel 2 or 2 XL today if you don't mind going through Verizon. Pick up a Pixel, and Verizon will knock...

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[Deal Alert] ASUS ZenFone AR 6GB/64GB model is down to $549.99 ($50 off) at multiple retailers

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-05-at-9.40.58-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462573" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-05-at-9.40.58-PM-728x412.png" alt="" width="668" height="378" /></a></p> <p>ASUS isn't traditionally a manufacturer of expensive or interesting phones, but the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/17/asus-zenfone-ar-review/">ZenFone AR</a> satisfies both of those characteristics. At $699 in the top spec, the Tango-equipped ZenFone AR was (and is) a tough sell. But if you were interested in the 6GB RAM/64GB storage version, you can now score one for $50 off MSRP from a few retailers.</p> <p><span id="more-462572"></span></p> <p>Both the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/02/asus-zenfone-ar-now-available-verizon-648/">Verizon</a> and <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/03/unlocked-asus-zenfone-ar-now-available-amazon-starting-599/">unlocked versions</a> of the ZenFone AR came out in August, and the one discounted is the unlocked model.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/05/deal-alert-asus-zenfone-ar-6gb-64gb-model-549-99-50-off-multiple-retailers/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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Samsung starts manufacturing 512GB eUFS chips for mobile devices

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_samsung-storage.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-462571" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_samsung-storage.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Samsung is one of the best - if not the best - solid state/flash storage manufacturer on the planet. They make SSDs for desktops and laptops, flash storage for phones and tablets, and much more. Today, the company announced that it started production of 512GB eUFS flash storage chips, designed for use in phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.<span id="more-462570"></span></p> <p>The Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution uses 64-layer V-NAND chips, a notable improvement over the company's previous 48-layer 256GB eUFS.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/05/samsung-starts-manufacturing-512gb-eufs-chips-mobile-devices/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/05/samsung-starts-manufacturing-512gb-eufs-chips-mobile-devices/'>Samsung starts manufacturing 512GB eUFS...

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Google wants Progressive Web Apps to replace Chrome apps

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/nexus2cee_chromewebstore.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-382650" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/nexus2cee_chromewebstore.png" alt="" width="728" height="262" /></a></p> <p>The Chrome Web Store originally launched in 2010, and serves a hub for installing apps, extensions, and themes packaged for Chrome. <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/08/19/google-phasing-chrome-apps-will-no-longer-work-2018/">Over a year ago</a>, Google announced that it would phase out Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux in 2018. Today, the company sent out an email to developers with additional information, as well as news about future Progressive Web App support.<span id="more-462567"></span></p> <p>The existing schedule is mostly still in place - Chrome apps on the Web Store will no longer be discoverable for Mac, Windows, and Linux...

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Google’s device art generator adds frames for Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixelbook

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-05-at-5.49.55-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462560" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-05-at-5.49.55-PM-728x488.png" alt="" width="668" height="448" /></a></p> <p>Every year, <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/11/16/googles-device-art-generator-updated-pixel-pixel-xl-frames/">Google adds frames of its new devices to the device art generator</a>. This time around, Google took a little longer than usual, but frames for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixelbook are finally here. And just like before, it's brutally simple to use, meaning that you, too, can frame your screenshots in Google's new gadgets.</p> <p><span id="more-462556"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-05-at-5.53.46-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-462561" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-05-at-5.53.46-PM-668x463.png" alt="" width="668" height="463" /></a></p> <p>At first glance, it appears that Google has gotten rid of older device frames, but hitting...

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30 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week (11/28/17 – 12/5/17)

<p><img src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_games-02_thumb-2.png" />Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.</p> <p><span id="more-462417"></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>Games</h2> <h3>Carcassonne: Official Board Game -Tiles & Tactics</h3><p></p> <p><strong>Android Police coverage</strong>: <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/29/asmodee-digital-released-carcassonne-tiles-tactics-complete-asynchronous-online-multiplayer/">Asmodee Digital has released 'Carcassonne – Tiles & Tactics,' complete with asynchronous online multiplayer</a></p> <p><em>Carcassonne: Official Board Game -Tiles & Tactics</em> is the latest <a href="https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne">Carcassonne</a> digital...

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Official Pixelbook sleeve pops up on the Google Store as ‘coming soon’

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-05-at-2.12.30-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462538" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-05-at-2.12.30-PM-728x509.png" alt="" width="668" height="467" /></a></p> <p>With a device as pricey as the Pixelbook, you're probably going to want some sort of protection to make sure it doesn't get scratched or dented. The Google Store currently sells a <a href="https://store.google.com/us/product/bellroy_pixelbook_sleeve?hl=en-US">leather Bellroy sleeve for the Pixelbook</a>, but at $89, it's rather expensive. If you don't want to spend that much but still want a Google-approved solution, you're in luck - the 'Sleeve for Pixelbook' is now showing up on the Google Store as 'coming soon.'</p> <p><span id="more-462532"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-05-at-5.33.53-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-462552" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-05-at-5.33.53-PM-668x440.png" alt=""...

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How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash

While Apple Pay Cash started rolling out yesterday, the new feature has just gone live for many users today. Follow along for a look at how to set up Apple Pay Cash and the various ways to use it. AirPods Apple Pay Cash is integrated with iOS 11.2 and provides a seamless way to send […]

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Google is removing the Photos tab from Drive in January

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_Google-Photos-Generic-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-448607" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_Google-Photos-Generic-Hero-728x428.png" alt="" width="668" height="393" /></a></p> <p>Right now there are two ways to access images uploaded to Google Photos from within the Google Drive desktop site. You can either access your photos from the "Google Photos" tab on the left or enable a setting that reveals your photos as files sorted inside an appropriately named folder. Next month, the first of the two options will be removed. <span id="more-462512"></span></p> <p>Google Photos is an integral part of the workflow around these parts, so we pay significant attention when it changes (and when it <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/05/niantic-teases-ingress-prime-next-generation-original-ar-game/">bugs</a> <a...

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Android to iPhone, part two: What I’ve liked about switching to the iPhone X

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_DSC09067.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462514" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_DSC09067-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">I can already tell I’ll have a hard time going back to Android’s software navigation keys.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">One of the most pleasantly surprising features of the iPhone X - and something that’s going to read like it’s straight out of Phil Schiller’s marketing playbook - comes in the form of what Apple removed from the phone: the home button. By forcing the issue of gesture navigation instead of going half-in with soft keys, Apple’s made a convert of me.</span><div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/05/android-iphone-part-two-ive-liked-switching-iphone-x/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/05/android-iphone-part-two-ive-liked-switching-iphone-x/'>Android to iPhone,...

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Moni professional monitoring for Nest Secure is available today

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Nest-Secure-alarm-system-1216x720.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462508" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Nest-Secure-alarm-system-1216x720-728x431.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="395" /></a></p> <p>The Nest Secure home security system plugs into the Nest app to let you know if something is going down in your house. However, it has optional support for professional monitoring if you want a bit more peace of mind. Nest noted during its announcement that Moni security monitoring would come to Next Secure later, and apparently that means today. You can register your Next Secure with Moni right now, but it comes with a monthly cost.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/05/moni-professional-monitoring-nest-secure-available-today/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/05/moni-professional-monitoring-nest-secure-available-today/'>Moni professional monitoring for Nest Secure is...

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Niantic teases Ingress Prime, the next generation of its original AR game

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_ingress-prime-black.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462485" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_ingress-prime-black-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Niantic might be most well-known now for Pokémon Go, but that title was actually the company's sophomore entry into the world of AR games. Its first was a sci-fi effort called Ingress, and it came out all the way back in 2012. Ingress never quite reached the popularity of its Pokémon-based successor, but there is still a passionate community surrounding it. Yesterday Niantic announced a "reboot" coming in 2018 for the title, to be called Ingress Prime. <span id="more-462444"></span></p> <p>Accompanying the announcement, Niantic also released a teaser with some...

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