[Deal Alert] Essential Phone down to $399 ($100 off) from Amazon and Best Buy

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-15-at-10.00.49-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-486294" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-15-at-10.00.49-PM-728x358.png" alt="" width="668" height="328" /></a></p> <p>The Essential Phone's initial $700 price obviously wasn't very enticing, as the phone has since fallen to <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/27/insane-deal-alert-essential-phone-plus-360-camera-just-399/">as low as $399 with a free 360 Camera attachment</a>. Today's $399 deal from Amazon and Best Buy doesn't include the 360-degree camera, but let's be honest; you were never going to use that after the first day of ownership anyway.</p> <p><span id="more-486293"></span></p> <p>For your $399.99, you get <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/11/essential-phone-review-essentially-okay/">a phone with a nearly bezel-less front and a notch</a>, a ceramic back, a 5.7" 1440p LCD, a Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of...

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Samsung silently releases updated Chromebook Pro with backlit keyboard

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_chromebook-pro-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-424725" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_chromebook-pro-hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Samsung's high-end Chromebook Pro was one of the better Chromebooks released last year. The 12.3" 2400x1600 display was among the best I'd ever seen in a laptop, and the Core m3 was a more than adequate bump over the ARM-wielding Chromebook Plus. The only real complaints I ever heard or had with the devices were related to the keyboard. Travel was <em>terrible</em>, and it wasn't backlit. Well, Samsung has just fixed one of those problems. <span id="more-486282"></span></p> <p>Yesterday Samsung dropped a <em>slightly</em> updated version of the <a href="https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/chromebooks/12-14/samsung-chromebook-pro-xe510c25-k01us/?CID=AFL-hq-mul-0813-11000178">Chromebook Pro</a> onto...

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Weekend poll: How long have you owned your current smartphone?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DSC02261.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-486280" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/DSC02261-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Every year phones get better, which is an obvious sentiment. What isn't so obvious is the impact that ends up having on the length of ownership. With increasing water resistance and more durable materials, replacing a device due to accidental damage is a more and more uncommon occurrence. Mix in rising prices for high-end phones and the general feature-parity of the flagship space, and those inflating price tags don't bring you a whole lot of exclusive new features.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/15/weekend-poll-long-owned-current-smartphone/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/15/weekend-poll-long-owned-current-smartphone/'>Weekend poll: How long...

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Deal: 35% off the ZeroLemon JuiceBox portable charger

No bells or whistles here. The ZeroLemon JuiceBox portable charger is just extremely effective. This rugged power bank can keep all of your devices charged on long trips, hiking excursions, or – I dunno – spirit quests, or whatever else would keep you away from wall sockets for an extended period of time. Walk all the […]

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Former operator of Android app pirate site Applanet gets 3 years’ probation

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/applanet-site-screenshot.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-486265" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/applanet-site-screenshot-728x377.png" alt="" width="668" height="346" /></a></p> <p>Back in 2012, the FBI, Department of Justice, and other domestic and foreign entities teamed up to <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2012/08/22/oh-snap-fbi-and-doj-seize-three-android-app-pirate-sites-including-applanet/">seize three sites that pirated Android apps</a>: Applanet, AppBucket, and SnappzMarket. The fallout for some of the operators of those sites was known <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2014/03/26/android-piracy-site-operators-plead-guilty-to-conspiracy-to-commit-criminal-copyright-infringement/">within about 18 months</a> of the unprecedented crackdown. For the then-teenager behind Applanet, the largest of the three offending sites, the consequences were not determined until this week: He'll avoid prison time but will be placed under probation with some special conditions.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/15/former-operator-android-app-pirate-site-applanet-gets-3-years-probation/" class="read-more">Read...

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Best Apple Watch charging stands

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/04/15/best-apple-watch-charging-stands/">Best Apple Watch charging stands</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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ASUS Zenfone Max Plus M1 review: A big battery alone does not a good phone make

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/review_DSC_0565.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-485848" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/review_DSC_0565-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/08/asus-zenfone-max-plus-coming-north-america-4130mah-battery-full-view-display/">Back at CES</a>, Asus showed off a follow-up to the not-so-old <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/asus-zenfone-4-max-review/">Zenfone 4 Max</a>, which was a phone that ultimately disappointed me. Attempting to capitalize on the love for big batteries, the Taiwanese company decided to spin off the Zenfone Max line into its own device family. These phones will offer large batteries and many of the latest smartphone trends for budget prices.<span id="more-481486"></span></p> <p>So here we are with the first, the Zenfone Max Plus M1.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/15/asus-zenfone-max-plus-m1-review/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/15/asus-zenfone-max-plus-m1-review/'>ASUS Zenfone Max Plus M1 review: A...

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5 best meme generator apps for Android

Finding good meme generator apps can be hard. There are a ton of them out there and most of them are pretty bad. Memes are awesome things that are useful and hilarious everywhere which means you should have a good meme generator app to help out. Please note that these things pop up and go […]

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30 of the best retro games ported to Android

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hive8a4_nexus2cee_9dbc02e27f20cd489c51d6042544b917-boys-wallpaper-wallpapers-android-1-728x382.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484988" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hive8a4_nexus2cee_9dbc02e27f20cd489c51d6042544b917-boys-wallpaper-wallpapers-android-1-728x382-728x382.png" alt="" width="668" height="351" /></a></p> <p>Alright everybody, it's now time for another Android gaming roundup. Previously I have covered <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/18/20-classic-games-remade-android-modern-design/">classic games that received a modern makeover</a>, and today I will be concentrating on classic games that have been ported over to our OS with very few changes. This means the titles listed below will mostly retain their original look, and are only slightly updated for use with touchscreen controls and modern hardware. For many of us, these are the games we grew up playing, and they are just as great now for new...

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