Hangouts calling now works on Firefox without plugins

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/nexus2cee_product_logo_hangouts_round_launcher_color_48_thumb.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-387356" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/nexus2cee_product_logo_hangouts_round_launcher_color_48_thumb-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>Hangouts on Chrome uses a variety of Chrome-specific APIs to make video and audio calls work (<a href="https://webrtchacks.com/hangout-analysis-philipp-hancke/">or at least it used to</a>). For other browsers, <a href="https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/7334146?hl=en">Google developed a web plugin</a>, but that became a problem when Firefox dropped support for plugins (besides Flash) <a href="https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.0/releasenotes/">back in March</a>. It has taken a long time, but Hangouts finally works in Firefox again.<span id="more-465043"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Google Hangouts now on <a href="https://twitter.com/firefox?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@firefox</a> without plugins :-) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WebRTC?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WebRTC</a> <a href="https://t.co/AKY30D2zBE">pic.twitter.com/AKY30D2zBE</a></p> <p>— Tsahi Levent-Levi (@tsahil) <a href="https://twitter.com/tsahil/status/943471207692763136?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 20, 2017</a></p></blockquote> <p><a href="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js</a></p> <p>At least on Firefox,...

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Chrome Beta 64 blocks redirecting ads, switches to a white navigation bar, and more [APK Download]

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_chrome-64-beta-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-465038" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_chrome-64-beta-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="443" /></a></p> <p>Chrome 64 is scheduled to be released in January, which means we get a beta version this month. In Chrome Beta 64, the blocking feature for redirecting ads is enabled by default, there's a white navigation bar for Android 8.1, and plenty of smaller changes for users and developers are included.<span id="more-465030"></span></p> <h2>Blocking redirecting ads</h2> <p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/08/google-chrome-will-start-blocking-redirecting-ads/">Back in November</a>, Google announced that Chrome would start blocking redirects coming from third-party frames. This meant that ads could no longer hijack the page they were embedded on, and force a redirect to another...

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Gunstar Heroes is the newest entry in the Sega Forever classic games compilation

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_gunstar.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-465029" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_gunstar-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Sega has been re-releasing its back catalog of Genesis / Mega Drive games as part of the Sega Forever collection on a bi-weekly basis. Gunstar Heroes is the latest game in the lineup, though actually being able to play the game is another problem altogether.</p> <p><span id="more-465028"></span></p> <p>As with previous Sega Forever releases, the game is actually running inside an emulator. Unfortunately, that emulator is itself running inside Unity, which results in <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/22/sonic-hedgehog-2-replaced-sonic-hedgehog-2-classic-latest-sega-forever-release-play-store/">less than stellar performance</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/20/gunstar-heroes-newest-entry-sega-forever-classic-games-compilation/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/20/gunstar-heroes-newest-entry-sega-forever-classic-games-compilation/'>Gunstar Heroes is the newest entry in...

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Hands-on: Nomad Leather cases for iPhone X [Video]

We recently got our hands on several new Nomad cases for the iPhone X. Nomad, known for its high quality Horween Leather offerings, provides a wide variety of cases in its iPhone X lineup. Watch our hands-on video commentary for more details. The best wireless keyboard for the Mac? Rugged Case Of all of the […]

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Google Duo v25 prepares to help users deal with a low battery and low volume [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_duo.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-465018" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_duo.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>As we hit the last few days before Christmas, app updates from Google have gone from a firehose to a slow trickle. It's only natural that most of the developers don't want to ship any major updates right before their holiday plans for fear that they might be called in to fix a catastrophe. Hey, I've done it too. Nevertheless, there's a new version of Google Duo rolling out today. It probably comes as no surprise that this one isn't taking any unnecessary risks either.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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Essential Phone Oreo Beta 2 now rolling out with more 8.0 features and bug fixes

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_e8.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-465015" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_e8-728x437.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="401" /></a></p> <p>The Essential Phone might not have been our favorite, but the company has been undeniably quick with updates. Essential first rolled out the Android Oreo 8.0 beta program for the PH-1 back in <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/14/essential-posts-oreo-beta-build-ph-1-finally-provides-nougat-factory-images/">November</a>, and now, a month later, the Beta 2 OTA is rolling out. According to the changelog, this latest build includes the December security patches, Oreo features like Smart text selection, instant apps, PiP mode, Google Play Protect, as well as performance improvements and bugfixes.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/20/essential-phone-oreo-beta-2-now-rolling-8-0-features-bug-fixes/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/20/essential-phone-oreo-beta-2-now-rolling-8-0-features-bug-fixes/'>Essential Phone Oreo...

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[Deal Alert] Get an Honor 6X for just $139.99 ($60 off) at Amazon and B&H

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-20-at-4.58.19-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-465012" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-12-20-at-4.58.19-PM-728x378.png" alt="" width="668" height="347" /></a></p> <p>At its original $249.99 MSRP, the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/17/honor-6x-review/">Honor 6X was already a great phone for the money</a>. The 6X was further <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/09/deal-alert-32gb-honor-6x-150/">discounted to $150</a> during the Black Friday deal frenzy, which made it even more appealing. But now, you can grab one of these for just $139.99, a full 30% off of its MSRP, from <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Honor-6X-Unlocked-Smartphone-Silver/dp/B01MT13NNB?tag=androidpolice-20">Amazon</a> and <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1305570-REG/huawei_51091brn_honor_6x_bln_l24_32gb.html/BI/19931/KBID/13015">B&H</a>.</p> <p><span id="more-465011"></span></p> <p>The Honor 6X comes equipped with a 5.5" 1080p IPS display, a Kirin 655, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD expansion, a 12MP+2MP rear camera combo,...

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How to set up two-step login verification for your Twitter account

For some time now, Twitter has allowed users to set up and use two-step verification to help protect their accounts. But until now, Twitter has sent authentication codes through SMS or required users to use a login code generator within a mobile app already signed into the account. Just announced this morning, Twitter users can now […]

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Amazon files trademark for ‘Amazontube,’ may be planning a YouTube competitor.

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_echo-show-white.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-423601" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_echo-show-white-728x497.png" alt="" width="668" height="456" /></a></p> <p>The drama between Amazon and Google continues. This time <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/20/amazon-youtube-rival-amazontube/">outlets</a> are reporting that Amazon may be considering launching a YouTube rival after Google announced pulling support for the service from Amazon's Echo and Fire TV devices. This assessment is based on a recent filing to the USPTO for the name "AMAZONTUBE." While the timing of the filing might imply a connection, Amazon has actually owned the amazontube.com domain since <a href="https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=amazontube.com">1998</a>. <span id="more-464995"></span></p> <p>Amazon's <a href="http://tsdr.uspto.gov/documentviewer?caseId=sn87709325&docId=RFA20171208082226#docIndex=0&page=1">filing with the USPTO</a> is dated December 5th, which lines up precisely with the news of...

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Bose SoundSport Free review: The best-sounding truly wireless earbuds are critically flawed

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08894.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-458492" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08894-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>$250. That is what a pair of Bose's take on the truly wireless earbud will set you back, and you won't exactly look stylish for your decision. Like the original, cable-linked SoundSport Wireless, the newest wireless earbuds from Bose aren't lookers, and they're damn expensive. Here's the thing: they do the truly wireless thing very well, and they sound great doing it.</p> <p>I loved the original SoundSport Wireless, but my one real gripe was the cable between the buds: it rubbed against my neck in a kind of annoying way, and...

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Here are 19 temporarily free and 99 on-sale apps, including titles from Square Enix, OUYA, Noodlecake, and more

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/nexusae0_wednesday-e1494425717138.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-263383" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/nexusae0_wednesday-e1494425717138.png" alt="" width="728" height="291" /></a></p> <p>Welcome to Wednesday. The week before Christmas is already half over, and to celebrate the impending holiday, I have a Black Friday-size, gargantuan list for you all (much, much larger than <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/18/app-sales-dec-18-2017/">Monday's</a>). We have stuff from Square Enix, Noodlecake, OUYA, and a whole bunch more. If you're not aware, Nvidia is running a massive sale on both Android and GeForce NOW games, which you can check out <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/holiday-game-sale/?nvid=nv-int-sdhdgmsl27-29611">here</a>. Also, while we're on the topic of Noodlecake, be sure to look at the <a href="https://www.humblebundle.com/mobile/noodlecake-indie-hits-mobile-bundle">new Humble Bundle</a> — <a...

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Razer Phone updated with improved camera and audio performance

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_razer.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-460967" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_razer-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Razer announced its first phone almost <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/01/razer-phone-official-120hz-ultramotion-display-snapdragon-835-8gb-ram-699/">two months ago</a>. Since then, the device has accrued some good feelings from reviewers. The 120Hz snappiness and flagship-level specs all spoke to a high-performance device, but the poor camera results were an unfortunate oversight. Razer's CEO, Min-Liang Tan, promised to improve things with <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/24/razer-details-upcoming-improvements-camera/">future updates</a>, and today the first of those updates has landed. <span id="more-464986"></span></p> <p>Razer's CEO, as he usually does, preceded today's update with a post to his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/minliangtan/photos/a.116842955040162.11402.113306788727112/1623992860991823/?type=3">Facebook account</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/20/razer-phone-updated-improved-camera-audio-performance/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/20/razer-phone-updated-improved-camera-audio-performance/'>Razer Phone...

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