The Zenfone Live L1 is Asus’ first Android Go smartphone

Asus Asus quietly announced the Zenfone Live L1, the company’s latest budget smartphone. The Zenfone Live L1 runs Android Go, though another version of the phone runs regular Android. The Zenfone Live L1 will launch May 17 for around $108. Taiwanese manufacturer Asus announced the Zenfone Live L1, the company’s latest budget-oriented smartphone that runs […]

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What are you most excited for at Google I/O 2018? [Poll]

Google I/O 2018 kicks off tomorrow morning, and while we are counting down the minutes until Sundar Pichai’s keynote address, we already have a good idea what some of the search giant’s significant announcements will be. What Google I/O announcements are you looking forward to the most? more…

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Yahoo just released a group chat app called Squirrel

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Squirrel-Yahoo-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-490824" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Squirrel-Yahoo-hero-728x462.png" alt="" width="668" height="424" /></a></p> <p>Chat apps are all the rage these days. Just ask Google, it can't seem to get enough. And it looks like Yahoo is the latest to jump on the bandwagon with its new organized group chat app named "Squirrel," which mysteriously appeared on the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.mischief&rdid=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.mischief">Play Store</a> just earlier today. <span id="more-490816"></span></p> <p>Yahoo has mostly fallen out of relevance in comparison to tech titans like Google, Apple, and Microsoft, even though long ago it would have been mentioned with them in the same breath.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/07/yahoo-just-released-group-chat-app-called-squirrel/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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Alexa can now be set as the default Assistant on Android, and here’s how

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Alexa-set-as-default-assistant-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-490802" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Alexa-set-as-default-assistant-hero-728x456.png" alt="" width="668" height="418" /></a></p> <p>The biggest advantage of Android—and, frankly, the reason I switched to the platform over iOS back in 2012—is its tremendous freedom of choice. You typically aren't locked into using specific apps or services. Whatever app you want to use for a given function can be your default, and third-party apps aren't treated as second-rate. Today is further proof of that, as you can now set Amazon's Alexa as your default assistant—even over the Google Assistant if you so choose.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/07/alexa-can-now-set-default-assistant-android-heres/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/07/alexa-can-now-set-default-assistant-android-heres/'>Alexa can now...

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Microsoft doubles down on Android, announces new cross-platform features

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Shot_3_Timeline_allup_nb.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-490793" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Shot_3_Timeline_allup_nb-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>For most of us, this week is likely to be important because of Google's I/O developer conference, which starts tomorrow. But Microsoft is also desperately trying to push its own relevance on the Android platform at the company's Build 2018 developer conference, which began today and is scheduled to overlap with I/O. Details are sparse, but Microsoft has revealed that it is planning on updating its Android launcher to support the Timeline feature from Windows 10 for enhanced workflow, and it will also be rolling out a...

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[Update: OTA rolling out] Android 8.0 Oreo now available for T-Mobile LG V30

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08799.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-458028" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08799-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>It has taken a while for LG to update its 2017 ultra-flagship to the latest (major) release of Android. The Android Oreo OTA rolled out in South Korea <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/26/android-8-0-oreo-rolling-lg-v30-korea/">at the end of last year</a>, with <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/10/lg-v30-update-south-korea-brings-thinq-ai-camera-features-branding/">a later update adding features from the V30 ThinQ</a>. The Sprint V30 <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/20/lg-v30-sprint-gets-android-8-0-oreo/">received Oreo in March</a>, followed by <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/28/att-pushes-android-8-0-update-lg-v30/">AT&T a few days later</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/20/verizon-lg-v30-update-adds-ai-camera-thinq-branding/">Verizon in April</a>.<span id="more-490387"></span></p> <p>It took a while, but T-Mobile has finally updated its own V30 to Android 8.0.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/07/android-8-0-oreo-now-available-t-mobile-lg-v30-must-manually-sideloaded-now/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/07/android-8-0-oreo-now-available-t-mobile-lg-v30-must-manually-sideloaded-now/'>[Update: OTA...

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9to5Mac Daily 068: May 7, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/9to5mac-daily-may-7-2018.mp3 more…

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