[Deal Alert] Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8″ is $149 ($50 off) on Amazon and Newegg

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_mediapad-deal-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-484800" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_mediapad-deal-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/25/huawei-releases-four-new-mediapad-tablets-8-10-inch-screens/">In August of last year</a>, Huawei released four new MediaPad tablets, including the M3 Lite 8". It was already a good device when it was $200, but now it's on sale again. The tablet is currently $149.99 from Amazon and Newegg, a $50 reduction from the MSRP.<span id="more-484799"></span></p> <p>The M3 Lite has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 16GB of storage with microSD expansion, 3GB of RAM, dual speakers, and a 1920x1200 display.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/deal-alert-huawei-mediapad-m3-lite-8-149-50-off-amazon-newegg/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/deal-alert-huawei-mediapad-m3-lite-8-149-50-off-amazon-newegg/'>[Deal Alert] Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8" is $149 ($50 off) on...

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Google reportedly working on non-algorithmic YouTube Kids app

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/nexus2cee_YouTubeKids_screenshot-AUNZ.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-346754" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/nexus2cee_YouTubeKids_screenshot-AUNZ-728x437.png" alt="" width="668" height="401" /></a></p> <p>If you're not familiar with it, YouTube Kids is a mobile and TV app designed to only show child-appropriate content. However, YouTube Kids filters content using algorithms, so inappropriate content sometimes slips through. <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/youtube-suggested-conspiracy-videos-to-children-using-its-kids-app-2018-3?r=UK&IR=T">Conspiracy theories</a>, <a href="https://www.polygon.com/2017/12/8/16737556/youtube-kids-video-inappropriate-superhero-disney">suggestive videos depicting superhero/Disney characters</a>, and other harmful content has been known to appear on the app.<span id="more-484760"></span></p> <p>At long last, Google is developing a version of YouTube Kids that only shows content manually approved by Google, according to a report from <em>BuzzFeed</em>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/google-reportedly-working-non-algorithmic-youtube-kids-app/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/google-reportedly-working-non-algorithmic-youtube-kids-app/'>Google reportedly working on non-algorithmic...

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Google Play promo codes now available in Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nexus2cee_play-promo-codes.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484669" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nexus2cee_play-promo-codes-728x475.png" alt="" width="668" height="436" /></a></p> <p>Developers with apps on the Play Store can set up promo codes to give users a paid app or an in-app product for free — if they live in an eligible country. But the list of countries where developers can issue Play Store promo codes is expanding at a quick pace. Seven countries (<a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/18/google-play-promo-codes-now-available-argentina-chile-peru/">Argentina, Chile, Peru</a>, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/27/google-play-promo-codes-now-available-4-countries/">Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Romania</a>) were added to the fold in the past few weeks alone, and now four more countries are part of the list: Saudi Arabia, Taiwan,...

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Google app v7.26 beta tweaks Assistant’s Action details screen, prepares bookmarking Actions, inspecting stored data, and more [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_goog.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-484755" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_goog.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>Google has been pushing out new updates to its self-named app with unusual vigor over the last few weeks. Despite an aggressive release schedule, there are still quite a few additions and clues about future changes. The latest update actually bring some visible changes if you look into Actions on Assistant; but more importantly, there are a handful of clues about future enhancements to Actions, the home screen widget, and more.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/google-app-v7-26-beta-tweaks-assistants-action-details-screen-prepares-bookmarking-actions-inspecting-stored-data-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/google-app-v7-26-beta-tweaks-assistants-action-details-screen-prepares-bookmarking-actions-inspecting-stored-data-apk-teardown/'>Google app v7.26 beta tweaks Assistant's Action details screen, prepares bookmarking...

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Facebook will soon allow users to permanently delete messages, after executives were caught doing it

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Generic-Facebook-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-482107" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Generic-Facebook-Hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Facebook continues to run into trouble regarding privacy. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, many people deleting their Facebook accounts realized that <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/25/facebook-gathering-call-sms-mms-metadata-years-via-app/">Messenger has been collecting call/SMS metadata for years</a>. Now the company is once again under fire, this time for allowing executives to delete Facebook messages, when normal users never had that option.<span id="more-484739"></span></p> <p>Six sources told <em>TechCrunch</em> that messages they had received from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, had disappeared from their inboxes.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/facebook-will-soon-allow-users-permanently-delete-messages-executives-caught/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/facebook-will-soon-allow-users-permanently-delete-messages-executives-caught/'>Facebook will soon allow users to permanently...

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Weekend poll: How do you check the weather on your phone?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_Slightly-less-moire-weather-photo-pixel-2-xl-generic-hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484741" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_Slightly-less-moire-weather-photo-pixel-2-xl-generic-hero-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>For at least the foreseeable future, the weather is one of those things we have to plan around. Whatever advanced technologies we may develop soon, I still can't pinpoint a date and dictate with absolute certainty that it be a perfectly clear and warm day. We're subject to its whims, and that means many of us need to take it into consideration when we schedule events or dress for the day.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/weekend-poll-check-weather-phone/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/weekend-poll-check-weather-phone/'>Weekend poll: How do you check the weather on your phone?</a>...

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🆕 Android Play Store now shows app changelogs right in My apps & games Updates screen

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/04/07 10:16am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/07/play-store-shows-app-changelogs-right-update-screen/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/04/07 10:16am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">We are continuing to get tips about this feature from people who missed the post yesterday, so I'm bumping it up for visibility this weekend. And because I really really</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nexus2cee_Default-Google-Play-Hero-since-we-dont-have-one-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-431299" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nexus2cee_Default-Google-Play-Hero-since-we-dont-have-one-1-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/06/29/google-play-store-v8-brings-line-changelogs-update-screen-apk-download/">After almost a year</a>, it looks like Google is once again rolling out inline app changelogs in the Play Store. This handy feature shows you exactly what's new right in the updates screen (assuming...

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10 best pedometer apps and step counter apps for Android!

Exercise can be tough. It’s not that bad getting off the couch and going for a run. However, keeping track of your exercise is generally not easy. You usually have to buy a whole new piece of hardware to do it. That requires Bluetooth and syncing and charging another device. There are ways to track […]

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How to accurately measure (and understand) your smartphone’s charging speed

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_DSC02434.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484611" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_DSC02434-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Every phone manufacturer these days touts the charging capabilities of its high-end phones. Most of us are probably familiar with Qualcomm's various <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/06/12/quick-rapid-turbo-and-fast-charging-explained-what-you-need-to-know-about-charging-your-smartphone/">Quick Charge</a> specifications, which it licenses to companies like Motorola and Samsung, but there are also other solutions out there. <a href="http://www.usb.org/developers/powerdelivery/">USB Power Delivery</a> is an open standard that's growing more ubiquitous with each day, and OnePlus' Dash Charge breaks records—even as it breaks the USB-C spec.</p> <p>With all these different ways to charge your phone, how can you actually measure what rate it's charging...

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You can now check the current update states for every Chromebook

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nexus2cee_chrome-thumbnail-icon.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-484706" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nexus2cee_chrome-thumbnail-icon.png" alt="" width="180" height="180" /></a></p> <p>Unlike every other desktop operating system, Chrome OS updates are rolled out on a per-device basis, instead of being pushed to every Chromebook at once. This usually results in a less-buggy experience, but it can also mean updates for certain models become delayed.<span id="more-484705"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_Capture.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-484717" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_Capture.png" alt="" width="1257" height="559" /></a></p> <p>If you're trying to figure out what versions of Chrome OS are rolled out to which devices, there's now a site for that - <a href="https://cros-updates-serving.appspot.com/">cros-updates-serving.appspot.com</a>. Not the most memorable name, but the site...

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First Google Pixel 3 notice gets spotted in AOSP commit

A mention of the Pixel 3 was spotted this week in a commit for the ASOP (Android Open Source Project). This is the first real indication of Google’s plans to launch a new Pixel phone generation. The next Pixel phones, with Android P installed, are expected to launch later this fall. It’s not exactly a […]

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