Google Lens makes its way to the Xperia XZ2/XZ2 Compact’s camera app

Sony announced Google Lens integration in the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact’s default camera app. The Xperia XZ2 Premium will also feature Lens in the camera app. During Google I/O 2018, Google announced that itself and other companies will integrate feature Lens in their smartphones’ default camera apps. Available within Google Photos for most Android […]

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HP Chromebook x2s being sold by Best Buy far ahead of June 10th release

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-06-01-at-12.26.10-AM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-495677" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-06-01-at-12.26.10-AM-728x442.png" alt="" width="668" height="406" /></a></p> <p>Pre-orders for HP's latest detachable Chromebook, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/11/hp-chromebook-x2-pre-orders-live-best-buy/">the Chromebook x2,</a> opened on Best Buy on May 11th, with a ship date of June 7th and an official release date of June 10th given. But for some reason, Best Buy is already shipping and offering in-store pickup for these Chromebook x2s, and a reader has gotten one in his hands.</p> <p><span id="more-495676"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APXO3KFVlGA?feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <p>A Chromebook x2 arrived in the mail a couple of hours ago for Ananya, a reader, and he sent us some photos and a video.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/hp-chromebook-x2s-sold-best-buy-far-ahead-june-10th-release/" class="read-more">Read...

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Chrome 67 brings Progressive Web Apps to the desktop, adds experimental WebXR API for VR/AR content, and more [APK Download]

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chrome-67-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-495673" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chrome-67-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>Almost a full month after <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/03/chrome-67-beta-includes-webxr-api-vr-ar-content-experimental-tab-switcher-apk-download/">the beta version was released</a>, Chrome 67 is now available on Android and desktop platforms. This version includes the long-awaited desktop Progressive Web App support, as well as a new experimental tab switcher and several new APIs for developers.<span id="more-495637"></span></p> <h2>Horizontal tab switcher</h2> <p>One major change in the new Android P Developer Preview is <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/android-ps-new-recents-ui-includes-smart-text-selection-image-sharing-pulling-text-images/">the horizontal Recents screen</a>. It makes sense that Chrome's tab switcher would be updated to match the new look, and that's exactly what Google is doing.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/chrome-67-brings-progressive-web-apps-desktop-adds-experimental-webxr-api-vr-ar-content-apk-download/" class="read-more">Read...

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Samsung wins update lawsuit in the Netherlands, won’t be required to update all phones for four years

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Dutch-Galaxy-S9-HERO-HERO-IS-BACK-BABY.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-482319" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Dutch-Galaxy-S9-HERO-HERO-IS-BACK-BABY-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>It's been a long time in the making, but the lawsuit by non-profit consumer group Consumentenbond against Samsung in the Netherlands has finally ended. The Dutch court has ruled in Samsung's favor, saying that the Consumentenbond's claims could not be enforced due to potentially unforeseen circumstances.</p> <p><span id="more-495667"></span></p> <p>The case was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/01/19/samsung-gets-sued-for-lack-of-updates-in-the-netherlands-says-stagefright-is-a-theoretical-problem/">first introduced in January 2016</a>, with the Consumentenbond saying that Samsung should provide new software updates for four years after the initial release or two years after the retail purchase of the phone.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/samsung-wins-update-lawsuit-netherlands-wont-required-update-phones-four-years/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/samsung-wins-update-lawsuit-netherlands-wont-required-update-phones-four-years/'>Samsung wins...

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[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XA1 drops to $180 ($119 off) from Amazon, $190 from Focus Camera

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-31-at-10.44.30-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-495662" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-31-at-10.44.30-PM-728x335.png" alt="" width="668" height="307" /></a></p> <p>The Xperia XA1 debuted back in February of 2017 as one of Sony's latest "super mid-range" phones. It's since been succeeded by the XA2, but that means that the XA1 can now be found for not a lot of money. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Xperia-XA1-Unlocked-Smartphone/dp/B06WVZ4T7Y?tag=androidpolice-20">Amazon currently has the XA1 for $180</a> with free one-day shipping, and <a href="https://www.focuscamera.com/sony-xperia-xa1-5-unlocked-smartphone-32gb-black.html">Focus Camera has it for $189.99</a> with no tax depending on where you live.</p> <p><span id="more-495661"></span></p> <p>Specs for the Xperia XA1 include a 5.0" 720p display, a MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage...

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OxygenOS 5.1.2 for the OnePlus 5/5T brings gallery tweaks and some fixes, and downloads are available

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_OnePlus5T-FrontLaying.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-458702 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_OnePlus5T-FrontLaying-e1527820099563-728x389.png" width="668" height="357" /></a></p> <p>OxygenOS 5.1.2 is out (well, it's been out for a couple of days) for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. It doesn't bring with it many new features, but the May 2018 security patch and quite a few fixes are in tow. The download, weighing in at a hefty 1.61GB, is out now.</p> <p><span id="more-495657"></span></p> <p>Here's the changelog:</p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <div><strong>Changelog:</strong> <p><strong>System</strong></p></div> <ul><li>Updated Android security patch to 2018.5</li> <li>Fixed auto-rotation stability issue</li> </ul><div><strong>Gallery</strong></div> <ul><li>Places: a map view of photos by location</li> <li>Added “Recently Deleted” collection</li> </ul><div><strong>Wireless & Network</strong></div> <ul><li>Fixed Wi-Fi connecting issue</li> </ul><div><strong>Launcher</strong></div> <ul><li>Double-tap to lock screen</li> </ul><div><strong>Earphone</strong></div> <ul><li>Fixed microphone not functioning...

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Google Calendar now lets you write a message when meeting details are changed

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-31-at-10.08.49-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-495648" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-31-at-10.08.49-PM-728x364.png" alt="" width="668" height="334" /></a></p> <p>Google Calendar may be used by a tons of companies to schedule meetings and events, but it's not perfect. However, Google has just corrected a long-standing qualm that many have had: not being able to inform meeting attendees about why a meeting was revised.</p> <p><span id="more-495647"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/updates.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-495653" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/updates.png" alt="" width="457" height="261" /></a></p> <p>Prior to this update, changing a meeting's time or deleting a meeting altogether would leave attendees in the dark about why the meeting was rescheduled or canceled.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/google-calendar-now-lets-write-message-meeting-details-changed/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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[Deal Alert] Galaxy Note8 dual-SIM down to just $624.99 ($275 off) on eBay

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-31-at-9.41.29-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-495643" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-31-at-9.41.29-PM-728x353.png" alt="" width="668" height="324" /></a></p> <p>The dual-SIM Galaxy Note8 first made its debut on eBay at $899.99, though it's been steadily dropping since then. Last time we posted, the phone was sitting at $699.99. Fast forward to now, though, and the price has fallen all the way to $624.99 - a full $275 off the original price.</p> <p><span id="more-495642"></span></p> <p>This version of the Note8 sports a 6.3" 1440p AMOLED display, an Exynos 8895 (not a Snapdragon 835, because it's an international model), 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage with microSD expansion, dual 12MP cameras on the...

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079: Neighbourly app, smartwatch stories, Waymo orders 62k minivans | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got a new app called Neighbourly that’s basically a copy of Nextdoor for emerging markets, a couple smartwatch stories, and Waymo ordering 62,000 Fiat Chrylser minivans. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/9to5google-daily-079.mp3 more…

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Arm Mali-G76 GPU deep dive

In the pursuit of ever greater graphics performance, Arm made some significant changes with the third entry in the high-performance tier of its Bifrost architecture, the Mali-G76. A number of these important tweaks already made their way to the mid-tier Mali-G52, but the G76 aims to push performance up by another 50 percent in just […]

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