Internet pokes fun at Google Duplex’s possibilities

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/duplex-funny-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-492134" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/duplex-funny-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Easily the best demonstration from I/O this year was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-assistant-will-call-businesses-set-appointments/">Google Duplex</a>, an in-development feature for Assistant that will call businesses for you to set up reservations or appointments. The possibilities are quite possibly endless, which has inspired some people to come up with other great uses for Duplex.<span id="more-492132"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB9sYGZJdbs?feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <p>Adam Fierman uploaded the above video, showing Duplex breaking up with the user's girlfriend for them. Funny or Die made a similar video, with Duplex being used to call the user's parents and ask for money.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/13/internet-pokes-fun-google-duplexs-possibilities/"...

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Huawei Mate SE now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-13-at-7.56.35-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-492137" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-13-at-7.56.35-PM-728x408.png" alt="" width="668" height="374" /></a></p> <p>Back in March, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/06/huawei-mate-se-launches-us-just-slightly-better-honor-7x/">Huawei launched the Mate SE</a> - a slightly better Honor 7X for a little more money. The <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/27/oreo-coming-honor-7x-starting-april-30/">Honor 7X's Oreo update arrived late last month</a>, and now, the Mate SE's has as well for at least one reader in Canada.</p> <p><span id="more-492135"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot_20180511-061040.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-492139" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot_20180511-061040-329x658.png" alt="" width="329" height="658" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot_20180511-060939.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-492140" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot_20180511-060939-329x657.png" alt="" width="329" height="657" /></a></p> <p>Given the fact that the Mate SE is so closely based on the Honor 7X, it's no surprise that...

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Android P test brings upcoming events to your lock screen

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-13-at-7.32.36-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-492129" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-13-at-7.32.36-PM-728x355.png" alt="" width="668" height="326" /></a></p> <p>Android P's second developer preview is making quite a few changes to the lock screen. We already discussed its display of the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/android-p-shows-current-weather-conditions-lock-screen-ambient-mode/">weather on the lock screen and ambient display</a>, but it turns out that upcoming events are being shown on the lock screen now as well.</p> <p><span id="more-492127"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot_20180512-132105.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-492131" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot_20180512-132105-329x658.png" alt="" width="329" height="658" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/13/hands-updated-pixel-launcher-including-new-pixel-2-features-apk-download/">Google added upcoming events to the Pixel Launcher</a> with the release of the Pixel 2, but this is the first time we're seeing it on the lock...

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SD card support for Android apps, Gboard, low-latency drawing, and more coming to Chrome OS

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_DSC08671.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-454324" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_DSC08671-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>At Google I/O 2018, the big announcement for Chromebooks was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-officially-announces-linux-app-support-chrome-os/">Linux app support</a>. Even though it only works on the Pixelbook right now, with support for more models coming soon, it's still very exciting. That isn't the only new feature coming to Chrome OS - several other changes were covered after the keynote or discovered in recent Chromium commits.<span id="more-492117"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kIZ_u4QE9U?feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <h2>SD card support for Android apps</h2> <p>One of the last remaining issues with Android apps on Chrome OS was the lack of SD card support.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/13/sd-card-support-android-apps-gboard-low-latency-drawing-coming-chrome-os/" class="read-more">Read...

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Android Studio now has a Chrome OS emulator

<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/2017/10/03/google-working-chrome-os-emulator-android-sdk/">In October of last year</a>, the first evidence appeared that Google was working on a Chrome OS emulator for Android Studio. It would allow developers to test their Android apps on a Chromebook, without going out and buying one. At long last, Google has finally added Chrome OS emulator images to Android Studio.</p> <p>The images are marked as experimental, with <a href="https://developer.android.com/topic/arc/emulator">the help page</a> listing a few known bugs. Once you set it up and log into a valid Google account, you'll be able to sideload Android apps and test...

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Google app v8.3 beta prepares Read Later feature, Direct Reply notifications for messages, and much more [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/goog.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-492103" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/goog.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>Google began rolling out a more-beta-than-usual update to its search app a couple days ago. Despite following the rush of I/O announcements, it doesn't look like this version brings any new features to users. However, like almost every update, it comes with an assortment of clues about upcoming changes.<span id="more-491895"></span></p> <h2>A Note on Bugs</h2> <p>Lest we forget that these updates come out through the beta channel, we've got a good reminder that you can sometimes expect some bigger bugs to creep in.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/13/google-app-v8-3-beta-prepares-read-later-feature-direct-reply-notifications-messages-much-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/13/google-app-v8-3-beta-prepares-read-later-feature-direct-reply-notifications-messages-much-apk-teardown/'>Google app...

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The fate of ZTE may be in the hands of President Trump

President Trump tweeted today he wants to give embattled smartphone company ZTE “a way to get back into business, fast.” He posted that he is working with China’s president Xi Jinping to help save ZTE. He added that he instructed the U.S. Commerce Department “to get it done!” A few days ago, things were looking […]

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Weekend poll: What was your favorite announcement from Google I/O?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180508_090357.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-492093" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180508_090357-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Unless you've been living under a digital rock, you're probably aware that Google's yearly I/O developer conference was just earlier this week. At the event Google showed off a variety of new services and plans, covering a range from the immediately available <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/android-p-beta-program-now-live/">Android P developer preview 2</a>, to the coming <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-assistant-will-call-businesses-set-appointments/">Google Duplex</a>—not to be confused with Google's <em>other</em> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/16/experimental-chrome-home-interface-now-chrome-duplex-address-bar-back-top/">Duplex</a>, of course.</p> <p>If you tuned in or followed the news, we're curious: Which of Google's announcement from this year's I/O was your favorite?<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/13/weekend-poll-favorite-announcement-google-o/"...

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[Update x2: Extended to August 31] Get a $10 Google Play credit when you make five purchases with Google Pay in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/03/07 5:26pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/13/get-10-google-play-credit-make-5-purchases-google-pay-now-may-14th-us-uk-canada-australia/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/03/07 5:26pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">It turns out that this promo is only for brand-new users, so if you've used Android Pay (or Google Pay before this promo started, though it's unlikely), you're out of</span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/05/13 10:29am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/13/get-10-google-play-credit-make-5-purchases-google-pay-now-may-14th-us-uk-canada-australia/#2"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_2"> 2</span>: 2018/05/13 10:29am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">The promotion has now been extended to August 31, 2018.</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2018-03-07-at-6.34.52-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-478382" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2018-03-07-at-6.34.52-PM-728x325.png" alt="" width="668" height="298" /></a></p> <p>Google recently rebranded...

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[Update x2: OTA halted] Android 8.0 Oreo now available for T-Mobile LG V30

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/05/13 10:26am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/13/android-8-0-oreo-now-available-t-mobile-lg-v30-must-manually-sideloaded-now/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/05/13 10:26am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">According to T-Mobile, the OTA rollout was halted on May 12 due to multiple bug reports. There is no ETA for when a fix will be made available.</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><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...

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President Trump working with China to reverse ZTE trade ban

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_ZTE-Generic-Hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-477411" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_ZTE-Generic-Hero-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>ZTE was accused of dodging United States sanctions on Iran in 2016, by selling technology from the U.S. to Iran <a class="external" href="http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/07/technology/china-zte-us-trade-restrictions-iran/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">through multiple shell companies</a>. The U.S. Department of Commerce threatened to cut off ZTE from all its supply chain partners in the United States, which ZTE avoided by <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/07/zte-pleads-guilty-to-violating-us-sanctions-against-iran-will-pay-nearly-a-billion-dollars-in-fines/">paying nearly a billion dollars in fines</a>.<span id="more-492090"></span></p> <p>The ban <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/16/new-us-ban-zte-means-might-not-axon-8/">went into force last month</a>, after the DoC said ZTE had not complied with the agreement by not disciplining select employees involved in the operation.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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iPhone SE 2: Here’s everything we know

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/05/13/iphone-se-2-heres-everything-we-know/">iPhone SE 2: Here’s everything we know</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Google’s hyped obstruction-removal feature in Photos is deprioritized, may still have major issues

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/goolge-photos-object-removal-fence.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-492070" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/goolge-photos-object-removal-fence-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>We're coming up on a year since Google CEO Sundar Pichai showed off a <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/17/googles-computer-vision-will-soon-able-automatically-remove-obstructions-photos/">nifty obstruction-removal feature in Google Photos at I/O 2017</a> — you know, the one where a chain-link fence is magically removed from a photo of a girl at bat. Some Pollyannas were hoping Google would offer an update on the now-mythical feature at this year's developer conference. While the company announced some <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-photos-planning-ai-powered-recommendations-called-suggested-actions/">cool</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/11/google-photos-color-pop-images-rolling/">enhancements</a> to Google Photos at I/O 2018, there was no official follow-up on the fate of the buzzworthy...

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What we know so far about Samsung’s foldable phone

It’s been one of the biggest rumored smartphone projects of all time. If it happens, it could start the next major revolution in the mobile phone industry, surpassing the current bezel-less display trend. We are talking about the many rumors and reports that Samsung is working on a phone with a flexible display that can […]

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