[Killer Deal Alert] New Acer Chromebook 15 is just $299.99 ($100 off) with free Google Home from Best Buy

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-10-at-10.30.32-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-463498" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-10-at-10.30.32-PM-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Chromebooks are getting pretty good these days, and a perfect example of this is <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/29/acer-chromebook-15-review/">Acer's new Chromebook 15</a>. We last <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/26/deal-alert-new-acer-chromebook-15-already-41-off-359-best-buy/">saw this discounted a couple of weeks ago</a> to as low as $319, but the latest deal that Best Buy is offering tops that pretty handily. You can currently get a Chromebook 15 for only $299.99 ($100 off), plus a free Google Home to boot.</p> <p><span id="more-463497"></span></p> <p>This model of the Chromebook 15, the CB515-1HT-P39B, comes with an Intel Pentium N4200, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage that...

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[Update: Back at work] Andy Rubin takes leave of absence from Essential in wake of Google misconduct allegation

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2017/12/10 6:52pm PST Update" href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/10/andy-rubin-takes-leave-absence-essential-wake-google-misconduct-allegation/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2017/12/10 6:52pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Recode reports that Andy Rubin has returned to working at Essential. No other details are known at this time.</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_playground_crew_AndyRubin.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461305" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_playground_crew_AndyRubin-728x546.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="501" /></a></p> <p>According to <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/29/16714264/andy-rubin-leaves-essential-google-inappropriate-conduct">The Verge</a> and other publications, Andy Rubin has taken a leave of absence from his company, Essential. The news followed hours after <a href="https://www.theinformation.com/androids-andy-rubin-left-google-after-inquiry-found-inappropriate-relationship">The Information broke a story</a> that Rubin was engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate while he led the Android...

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[Deal Alert] Get the Moto Z2 Play for $350 ($150 off), G5 Plus for $200-240 ($20 off), and more from Motorola’s site

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_moto-g5-plus-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-463492" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_moto-g5-plus-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>The mass frenzy of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales have ended, but there are still a few deals popping up for holiday shoppers. Motorola has now discounted most if its product catalog on its online store, including the Moto Z2 Play, Moto G5 Plus, Moto X4, Moto E4 Plus, and the original Moto Z.<span id="more-463491"></span></p> <p>First up is the <a href="https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-z-play-gen-2">Moto Z2 Play</a>, which is $349.99, a savings of $150 from the MSRP (only the unlocked model is on sale).<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/10/deal-alert-get-moto-z2-play-350-150-off-g5-plus-200-240-20-off-motorolas-site/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/10/deal-alert-get-moto-z2-play-350-150-off-g5-plus-200-240-20-off-motorolas-site/'>[Deal Alert] Get the Moto Z2...

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OnePlus 5 and 5T can’t play Netflix in HD, but the feature will be added at some point

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_OnePlus-5T-DRM-HD-Widevine-Hero-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-463480" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_OnePlus-5T-DRM-HD-Widevine-Hero-1-728x384.png" alt="" width="668" height="352" /></a></p> <p>The OnePlus 5T is one of our favorite phones at AP. It's a fantastic value, improving on its predecessor without costing a whole lot more. But there is still one unfortunate disadvantage to using one. Like OnePlus' older phones, it doesn't support the correct DRM level for HD playback on services such as Netflix. But OnePlus has promised us that this will be corrected in the future for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. <span id="more-463473"></span></p> <p>We first learned about the DRM deficiency a bit over two weeks ago (when...

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Here’s the list of Android Wear watches being updated to 8.0 Oreo

Following the launch of Android 8.1, Google also released Android Oreo for Android Wear after a brief beta program for the wearable platform. A mostly technical upgrade, there are a handful of convenient new features. On Friday, Google announced a list of smartwatches getting upgraded to Oreo, as well as which devices are now receiving the […]

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Echo Show is $149.99 ($80 off), Cloud Cam is $89.99 ($30 off), Key In-Home Kit is $199.99 ($50 off)

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-10-at-3.06.39-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-463468" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-10-at-3.06.39-PM-728x389.png" alt="" width="668" height="357" /></a></p> <p>Amazon makes some pretty unique products for the home these days, but perhaps they were a little too pricey for you. Well, we have good news: the company is offering discounts on the Echo Show, Cloud Cam, and Cloud Cam Key Edition kit, and they're not insignificant.</p> <p><span id="more-463467"></span></p> <h2>Echo Show</h2> <p>Let's start off with the Echo Show. Most recently, you've probably heard about it thanks to <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/05/google-pulling-youtube-echo-show-fire-tv-failed-talks-amazon/">Google pulling YouTube from it</a>, but it's still a nifty device.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/10/deal-alert-amazon-echo-show-149-99-80-off-cloud-cam-89-99-30-off-key-home-kit-199-99-50-off/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/10/deal-alert-amazon-echo-show-149-99-80-off-cloud-cam-89-99-30-off-key-home-kit-199-99-50-off/'>[Deal Alert] Amazon Echo Show is $149.99 ($80...

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[Deal Alert] AUKEY Latitude EP-B40 wireless earbuds are $20.09 with promo code on Amazon

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_aukey-wireless-headphones.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-463454 size-hero-size" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_aukey-wireless-headphones-728x330.png" width="668" height="303" /></a></p> <p>As someone who recently switched to using wireless headphones, I have mostly positive things to say about the experience. The pair I use on a daily basis makes my commute a bit more stress-free, and I like that I can also take them to the gym because they're sweat-resistant. I got them at what I thought was a pretty sweet entry price – until I saw this deal for the AUKEY Latitude EP-B40 wireless earbuds, which can be had for a little more than $20.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/10/deal-alert-aukey-latitude-ep-b40-wireless-earbuds-20-09-promo-code-amazon/" class="read-more">Read...

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Google Assistant adds command for syncing smart home devices

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_sync-lights-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-463456" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_sync-lights-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>Smart home devices can become extremely complicated. You have to use different apps for each brand, and new devices you add might not be visible to a Google Home. Google has now (partially) solved this problem, with a new voice command.<span id="more-463455"></span></p> <p>You can now say "sync my devices" to Google Assistant (on your phone, Google Home, etc) to refresh all of your smart home services. For example, if you have Philips Hue lights and WeMo outlets, Google will pull the full list of your devices from those services.<div class="clear"></div>...

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[Update: More Prime phone deals] Deal alert: Prime Exclusive Nokia 6 is $149.99 ($30 off)

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2017/12/10 8:38am PST Update" href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/10/deal-alert-prime-exclusive-nokia-6-149-99-30-off-prime-phone-deals-start-december-10/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2017/12/10 8:38am PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">The Moto G5 Plus 64GB, Moto x4, LG X Charge, and LG Q6 are now on sale.</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_nokia-6-deal-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-463241" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_nokia-6-deal-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/electronics-store/b/?tag=androidpolice-20&ie=UTF8&node=14613304011">Amazon's Prime Exclusive phones</a> remain a popular option for people wanting to save money on phone purchases. While you have to put up with lock screen ads and the bootloader can't be unlocked, Prime phones are often much less expensive than the normal unlocked models. During this month,...

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Google just fixed a year-old Android Auto bug that caused users to see a regionally-incorrect temperature scale

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_aa.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-463445" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_aa-728x381.png" alt="" width="668" height="350" /></a></p> <p>The love story between Google and bugs is one that will seemingly never end. Case in point: the company has just solved a problem first reported <em>13 months </em>ago on its Google Product Forums concerning the incorrect temperature scale being shown on Android Auto head units.</p> <p><span id="more-463444"></span></p> <p>Basically, people in the US (one of the only places in the world that uses Fahrenheit) randomly began seeing temperatures in Celsius on their Android Auto head units, whereas users overseas in countries like the UK, Canada, Italy, and so on had Fahrenheit pop up...

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Samsung Email hits 100 million downloads on the Play Store

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171210-012950.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-463439" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171210-012950-728x358.png" alt="" width="668" height="328" /></a></p> <p>Samsung has slimmed down the number of its apps in recent devices, but there are still a couple that come preinstalled. Its email app, appropriately named <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/01/17/samsung-moves-samsung-email-application-play-store/">Samsung Email</a>, is one of those. Samsung Email has just passed 100 million downloads, which is nothing short of a tremendous number.</p> <p><span id="more-463437"></span></p> <p>As you might expect, Samsung Email does what email apps usually do. It also supports POP3, IMAP, and Exchange ActiveSync so that all of your emails can be used in a single app.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/09/samsung-email-hits-100-million-downloads-play-store/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/09/samsung-email-hits-100-million-downloads-play-store/'>Samsung Email...

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