Sprint integration in Google Voice is coming to an end

Sprint’s built-in Google Voice integration features will come to an end as of June 1. Google explains how to determine if you’ll be affected, and what to do before June 1 to ensure a smooth transition. Sprint integration inside Google Voice will be no more “due to upcoming upgrades to Sprint’s network,” Google warns. Editor’s Pick […]

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[Deal Alert] Dual-SIM Galaxy S9+ down to $754.99 on eBay

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-16-at-9.23.41-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-486517" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-16-at-9.23.41-PM-728x388.png" alt="" width="668" height="356" /></a></p> <p>For a couple of years now, Samsung has sold their flagships with Snapdragon chips in the US and Exynos chips everywhere else. The performance (and development, interestingly enough) is superior on the Exynos models nowadays, and the dual-SIM capabilities of these SM-G965F/DS variants can often come in handy. You can now pick up <a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574915657&toolid=10001&campid=5336677250&customid=&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FSamsung-Galaxy-S9-Plus-SM-G965F-DS-Dual-Sim-FACTORY-UNLOCKED-6-2-64GB-6GB-RAM%2F202233919297">a dual-SIM S9+ for $754.99</a>, which is lower than previous deals we've posted about.</p> <p><span id="more-486515"></span></p> <p>This version of the Galaxy S9+ is equipped with a 6.2" 1440p AMOLED display, an Exynos 9810 (not the Snapdragon 845...

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Google Pay now supports Hop Fastpass transit tickets in Portland, Oregon

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Hop-Virtual-Card-Android-at-reader.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-486500" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Hop-Virtual-Card-Android-at-reader.png" alt="" width="1920" height="1080" /></a></p> <p>Transit tickets have been showing up in our <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/27/android-pay-v1-35-adds-long-press-copy-prepares-transit-cards-collecting-doodles-apk-teardown/#Transit_cards">Google Pay</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/20/google-pay-v1-53-rolls-major-redesign-prepares-transit-tickets-custom-card-art-apk-teardown/#Tickets_and_passes_Transit_for_now">APK teardowns</a> since October of last year, finally appearing for the first time with support for the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/19/google-pay-now-supports-transit-tickets-las-vegas-monorail-cities-coming-soon/">Las Vegas Monorail</a>. The premise is simple: instead of having to purchase a physical ticket and topping it up for public transportation, users can tap their NFC-enabled phones against the terminal and use a sort of 'virtual card' instead. After it was unveiled that Google Pay would <a href="http://news.trimet.org/2017/12/portland-vancouvers-hop-fastpass-partners-with-google-becoming-the-first-virtual-transit-fare-card-available-within-android-pay-globally/">soon support public transit in Portland, Oregon</a>, it is now possible...

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Google says the Pixelbook’s random reboot bug has been fixed

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08600-728x485.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-461445" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08600-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="728" height="485" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/26/google-pixelbook-review-laptop-chrome-os-needs-maybe-doesnt-yet-deserve">The Google Pixelbook is a pretty fantastic laptop</a>, but every tech product has a few bugs. Recently, some owners have been reporting a nasty reboot bug, where the Pixelbook will randomly restart while in use. The frequency varies from report to report, with one even saying <a href="https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/pixelbook/_jPaa4E9GxA/6qoyxx4aAQAJ">it occurred every 1-10 minutes</a>. Yikes.<span id="more-486510"></span></p> <p>Thankfully, the glitch has now been fixed, at least according to Google. Kevin Kirk, a support manager for the company, left the following response on several threads about the issue:</p> <blockquote><p><em>Hi all,</em></p> <p><em>Sorry for the inconvenience, our...

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[Deal Alert] Anker Soundcore 2 down to $29.99 ($10 off) on Amazon

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/anker-soundcore2-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-486507" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/anker-soundcore2-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Bluetooth speakers can get fairly pricey, especially ones built for outdoor usage. Anker's Soundcore 2 is an exception, with high-quality 12W speakers in an IPX5-protected casing. Now you can get it for $29.99 from Amazon, a $10 reduction from the usual price.<span id="more-486503"></span></p> <p>The Soundcore 2 has gone on sale a few times in the past, but this is the lowest price it has ever been (last time it was $31.99). In addition to water and dust protection, the speaker has a 5,200mAh battery, which Anker says should last for 24...

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Nest reportedly interested in buying Nokia’s health division

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nexus2cee_nokia-health-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-431647" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nexus2cee_nokia-health-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="408" /></a></p> <p>Nearly one year ago, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/06/20/withings-now-nokia-health-two-new-devices-health-mate-app-released/">Nokia aquirred Withings</a>, a French company selling smart health products. It was Nokia's first major dive into consumer electronics in years, HMD's Nokia-branded devices aside. <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/15/nokia-puts-digital-health-business-formerly-withings-strategic-review/">The health division was put under strategic review</a> in February, leaving its future uncertain. Now we know at least one company interested in buying it - Nest.<span id="more-486499"></span></p> <p>Nokia is now close to selling its Health division, with a number of companies bidding for ownership.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/16/nest-reportedly-interested-buying-nokias-health-division/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/16/nest-reportedly-interested-buying-nokias-health-division/'>Nest reportedly interested in buying Nokia's health division</a> was...

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Google announces Augmented Reality Microscope platform to aid in cancer detection

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/google-ar-microscope-hero-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-486493" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/google-ar-microscope-hero-1-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Google announced in a <a href="https://research.googleblog.com/2018/04/an-augmented-reality-microscope.html">blog post</a> today that it's developed a prototype for a microscope system that uses artificial intelligence to automatically detect anomalies resembling cancerous growths in tissue samples. Google is calling it the Augmented Reality Microscope (ARM) platform, and it's currently capable of identifying breast and prostate cancer, although Google says it will be able to find any other type of cancer once its model is trained for it.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/16/google-announces-augmented-reality-microscope-platform-aid-cancer-detection/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/16/google-announces-augmented-reality-microscope-platform-aid-cancer-detection/'>Google announces Augmented Reality Microscope platform to aid in cancer...

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Tip: Ask Google Home to find your missing phone

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/find-phone-home.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-486484" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/find-phone-home-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Google's <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/17/android-device-manager-updated-first-time-two-years-renamed-find-device-apk-download/">Find My Device</a> service offers an invaluable tool for tracking down a missing phone or tablet, combining GPS positioning with an audible alert to let you quickly locate your missing hardware. And with tools to remotely lock or erase your device, it also helps ensure your data's safe until you get your hands back on your gear. But for as useful as it can be, you still need access to <em>some</em> device in order to perform the search, and especially if you keep your phone...

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Warehouse Deals offering extra 20% off of thousands of products for Earth Week

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-16-at-5.03.15-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-486474" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-16-at-5.03.15-PM-728x336.png" alt="" width="668" height="308" /></a></p> <p>Just as it did last year and the year before, Amazon is offering an extra 20% off of many of its Warehouse Deals in celebration of Earth Week. So if you don't mind purchasing slightly used products, you might be able to get a steep discount on whatever you're looking for.</p> <p><span id="more-486473"></span></p> <p>There are a ton of categories eligible for this 20% off discount, but smartphones, computers/tablets, TV/video, video games, camera and photo accessories, networking accessories, and more are included in the tech sector.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/16/deal-alert-amazon-warehouse-deals-offering-extra-20-off-thousands-products-earth-week/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/16/deal-alert-amazon-warehouse-deals-offering-extra-20-off-thousands-products-earth-week/'>[Deal...

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