The Pixelbook is being used to test Google’s Fuchsia OS

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08600-728x485.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-461445" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08600-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="728" height="485" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/08/12/google-developing-new-fuchsia-os-also-likes-making-new-words/">For over a year</a>, Google has been developing an operating system named 'Fuchsia,' designed to run across a wide array of devices. <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/19/googles-dave-burke-first-rule-fuchsia-dont-talk-fuchsia/">The company hasn't said anything publicly about it</a>, but it is entirely open-source, so development on the project has been transparent. Simply put, we can see what Google is working on, but we don't know what it will actually be used for.<span id="more-466837"></span></p> <p>According to <a href="https://github.com/fuchsia-mirror/docs/blob/master/fuchsia_paver.md">Fuchsia's documentation</a>, the <a href="https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/switchalpha12">Acer Switch Alpha 2</a> and <a href="https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc.html">Intel NUC</a> are officially supported 'target' devices.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/30/pixelbook-used-test-googles-fuchsia-os/"...

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Xiaomi Mi A1

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_DSC01151.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-450839" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_DSC01151-728x484.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="444" /></a></p> <p>The Mi A1 was the first Android One device from Xiaomi, meaning it ran completely stock Android. <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/13/xiaomi-mi-a1-android-one-review-almost-perfect-budget-phone">It turned out to be an excellent phone</a>, and Xiaomi promised it would receive Oreo before the end of 2017. It looks like the company just barely delivered on that promise, because Android 8.0 is now rolling out to the device.<span id="more-466833"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">We're ending the year with an O! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MiA1?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MiA1</a> users, stay tuned as we're rolling out your long-awaited update in batches but make sure you're already on...

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OnePlus releases ‘Switch’ app for migrating to a new device

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_op-switch.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-466806" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_op-switch.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Google has offered its own basic device backup/restore tool as part of Google Play Services for years, and <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/10/04/pixel-phones-come-quick-switch-adapter-can-migrate-data-another-ios-android-device/">an actual migration tool is present on Pixel devices</a> (which allows for USB transfer from iPhones, among other improvements). OnePlus has now released its own migration tool, simply titled 'OnePlus Switch.'<span id="more-466805"></span></p> <p>The app can be installed on any Android device running Lollipop (5.0) or higher, but a OnePlus device is required as the target.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/30/oneplus-releases-switch-app-migrating-new-device/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/30/oneplus-releases-switch-app-migrating-new-device/'>OnePlus releases 'Switch' app for migrating to a new device</a> was...

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The most (and least) popular devices used to browse Android Police in 2017

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_ap_resize-2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-466807" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_ap_resize-2-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Last August, <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/08/25/the-most-and-least-popular-devices-used-to-browse-android-police-aug-2016/">I published a list</a> of the most and least popular smartphones and tablets used on Android Police. That post was surprisingly popular - and I've had repeated requests for a follow-up. Now that well over a year has passed, I think the time is right for a new installment, and one spanning a far greater time period than the month-long data set I used to compile the last version.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/30/least-popular-devices-used-browse-android-police-2017/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/30/least-popular-devices-used-browse-android-police-2017/'>The most (and least) popular devices used to browse Android Police in...

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Best Android apps of 2017 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Best-Apps-of-2017-Android-Apps-on-Google-Play.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-466708" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Best-Apps-of-2017-Android-Apps-on-Google-Play-728x334.png" alt="" width="668" height="306" /></a></p> <p>With the new year only two days away, I thought it would be nice to compile the best apps of the year (much like I did with the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/24/best-android-games-2017-new-phone-tablet-chromebook/">best games of the year</a>) in one of our app roundups so that everyone can find some quality releases to utilize on their recently received phone, tablet, or Chromebook. I have personally hand picked every single one of these apps, so there may be some included in this list that you may have never heard of, but rest assured every...

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TWRP now supports Razer Phone, Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus, and more

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_razer-phone-728px.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-466788" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_razer-phone-728px-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Team Win Recovery Project, better known as TWRP, is basically a synonym for "custom recovery" these days. It makes it easy to step into the world of custom ROMs and other flashable things for older and newer devices alike. Since <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/08/twrp-now-supports-oneplus-5t-moto-g5-plus/">our last update</a> earlier this month, TWRP has added 11 more smartphones and tablets to its ever-growing roster, including the Razer Phone and Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus.</p> <p><span id="more-466787"></span></p> <p>Here's a rundown of the latest devices to get TWRP support:</p> <ul><li>Razer Phone (<a href="https://twrp.me/razer/razerphone.html">cheryl</a>)</li> <li>Xiaomi Redmi 5 (<a href="https://twrp.me/xiaomi/xiaomiredmi5.html">rosy</a>)</li> <li>Xiaomi...

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Amazon’s Alexa Android app just reached 10 million installs on the Play Store

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_amazon-alexa.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-466790" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_amazon-alexa-728x471.png" alt="" width="668" height="432" /></a></p> <p>There is no denying that Amazon's Echo devices and Alexa voice assistant are a huge success at this point. What started out as a weird little cylinder you can command to play music and ask a few questions has now become an entire line-up of devices, an ecosystem that has engendered many integrations from thousands of companies worldwide, and has kickstarted an entire product category and tech section that was nearly non-existent before it.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/30/amazons-alexa-android-app-just-reached-10-million-installs-play-store/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/30/amazons-alexa-android-app-just-reached-10-million-installs-play-store/'>Amazon's Alexa Android app just reached 10 million installs on...

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Android 8.0 Oreo comes to the OnePlus 5T with the OxygenOS Open Beta 1

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_op5t-oreo.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-466783" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_op5t-oreo-728x373.png" alt="" width="668" height="342" /></a></p> <p>With a little time left before the year is over, OnePlus' engineers and team appear to still be hard at work trying to make Oreo for the OnePlus 5T happen and it looks like they succeeded. The first Open Beta for OxygenOS has rolled for the new 5T and it brings with it the first taste of Oreo on the phone.</p> <p>If OnePlus' effort with the OP5 is to be taken as a benchmark, the 5T might go from <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/25/oreo-comes-oneplus-5-via-first-open-beta/">first beta</a> to <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/15/oxygenos-open-beta-2-8-0-oreo-released-oneplus-5/">second beta</a> to <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/24/oneplus-5-ota-oxygen-os-5-0-android-8-0-oreo-started-rolling/">release</a> in less than a...

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Commander One review: A superior alternative to Android File Transfer on Mac

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_commander-one.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-466652" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_commander-one-728x366.png" alt="" width="668" height="336" /></a></p> <p>As a Mac user, I've felt like a pariah over the past years that I've also been using Android as my go-to mobile platform. Mac works fantastically with iOS, but Android doesn't have any powerful integration with any desktop environment. That's been the status-quo of things for as long as I remember. Android does work well enough with Windows when you're just trying to transfer some files though. But if you're on a Mac, simply plugging in the phone with a USB cable and choosing the MTP mode (File Transfer)...

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