Huawei quietly announced the Y5 Prime (2018) on its website

Huawei quietly listed the Y5 Prime (2018) on its website. The Y5 Prime (2018) is the latest mid-range smartphone to feature an 18:9 display and facial recognition. Huawei did not say when the Y5 Prime (2018) will launch or for how much it will cost. Mid-range smartphones rarely get the press event treatment, and that […]

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072: OnePlus 6 reviews, Google Photos ⭐️ & ❤️, Duplex explained | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got the review embargo for the OnePlus 6 drops, a couple new features are rolling out to Google Photos, and our Abner Li takes a deep dive into Google Duplex. 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-072.mp3 more…

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You can now star pics as favorites in Google Photos

Google just announced two new features for Google Photos: a Google Photos favorites button, and a “heart” button for shared photos. Curiously, Google didn’t announce these features at Google I/O 2018. The features are coming soon, but the favorites feature could land for you sometime this week. Google made a lot of announcements at Google […]

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Best cheap VPNs of 2018 — what are your options?

You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get a great virtual private network (VPN). Lots of cheap services do the job just as well as their more expensive counterparts. However, getting a great deal often means paying up front for one, two, or even three years. Compared to a monthly subscription, this […]

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to LG G6 on Verizon

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_g6.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-467320" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_g6-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>As Android P approaches, some users of newer devices still waiting for Oreo are becoming increasingly frustrated. But LG G6 owners on Verizon Wireless are getting some relief: Android 8.0 is rolling out to the device now.</p> <p><span id="more-493712"></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/lg-g6-update/">Update notes</a> are up on Verizon's website. The update includes Oreo goodness like picture-in-picture for YouTube videos, notification dots, and other tweaks like enhanced fingerprint security.</p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/g6-oreo.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-493714" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/g6-oreo-329x610.png" alt="" width="329" height="610" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/g6-oreo-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-493716" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/g6-oreo-2-329x610.png" alt="" width="329" height="610"...

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Google Photos gains option to mark photos as favorites

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nexus2cee_photoslogo_thumb.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-429243" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nexus2cee_photoslogo_thumb-728x450.png" alt="" width="668" height="413" /></a></p> <p>Your smartphone makes it easy to snap photos on the go. Maybe too easy. You might end up with so many photos of the same things that it's hard to find your favorites. In the next few days, Google Photos will make that easier with the option to mark images as favorites in the app.</p> <p><span id="more-493711"></span></p> <p>We first spotted this feature in a teardown way back in <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/30/google-photos-v3-4-prepares-add-favoriting-offer-one-time-permission-backups-cellular-apk-teardown/#Favorites">August of 2017</a>. It apparently took Google the better part of a year to implement a star button.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/21/google-photos-gains-option-mark-photos-favorites/" class="read-more">Read...

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11 new and notable Android apps from the last week (5/15/18 – 5/21/18)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_apps-01.png" class=" no-style"><img title="roundup_icon_large" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_apps-01.png" alt="roundup_icon_large" width="728" height="400" /></a>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.</p> <p><span id="more-493653"></span></p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-tip"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-tip"></i></div>Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. <p>Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/topics/features-2/best-appsgameslwps-of-the-week/">here</a>.</p></div></div> <h2>Apps</h2> <h3>Steam Link (BETA)</h3><p></p> <p><strong>Android Police coverage</strong>: <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/19/steam-link-android-hands-nearly-effortless-game-streaming-solution/">Steam Link for Android hands-on: A nearly effortless game-streaming solution</a></p> <p>There are already a few options out there for gamers who would like to...

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Twitter now uses its own emoji on Android

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/twemoji-change-hero-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-493702" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/twemoji-change-hero-1-728x397.png" alt="" width="668" height="364" /></a></p> <p>Twitter for Android looks a little different for many today: the platform now uses its own "Twemoji" emoji set rather than system emoji. The update will have the most effect for users on older Android versions, which lack some newer emoji.</p> <p><span id="more-493700"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/before-after-samsung-twemoji-emojipedia.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-493703" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/before-after-samsung-twemoji-emojipedia-668x334.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="334" /></a><br /><em>Image by Emojipedia.</em></p> <p>A number of emoji don't display properly on versions of Android preceding Oreo, which is still only available on a small fraction of devices. Unsupported emoji show up as unsightly...

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