LG V35 shows up on the Wireless Power Consortium site

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-24-at-11.10.45-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494373" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-24-at-11.10.45-PM-728x452.png" alt="" width="668" height="415" /></a></p> <p>LG's mobile team has been making some... questionable decisions lately. It all began to go downhill when the V30S ThinQ debuted as nothing but a V30 with more RAM and some AI camera features. The company then threw the ThinQ branding on the V30 (and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/17/lg-adding-thinq-branding-year-old-g6-hell-not/">even the Canadian G6</a>, though that seems to have been reversed). Now, because one minor revision of the V30 wasn't enough, the upcoming LG V35 (which will presumably carry ThinQ branding) has shown up on the Wireless Power Consortium's site.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/lg-v35-shows-wireless-power-consortium-site/"...

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Amazon explains why Alexa recorded and sent a conversation to a random contact

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/nexus2cee_amazon-echo-728x410-1_thumb.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-373626" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/nexus2cee_amazon-echo-728x410-1_thumb-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>The popularity of smart speakers may be increasing day by day, but there are still some people who believe the speakers are secretly recording and uploading every word that comes out of our mouths. You might have heard about a story involving Alexa on an Amazon Echo sending a private conversation to a random person on a contact list today, spooking more than a few people. Amazon has come out with a statement to <em>Engadget</em> explaining why this occurred.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/amazon-explains-alexa-recorded-sent-conversation-random-contact/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/amazon-explains-alexa-recorded-sent-conversation-random-contact/'>Amazon explains why Alexa recorded and...

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[Deal Alert] Mophie Juice Pack cases are up to 74% off from Verizon

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-24-at-10.02.46-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494366" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-24-at-10.02.46-PM-728x391.png" alt="" width="668" height="359" /></a></p> <p>When it comes to hauling around additional juice for our phones, most people simply use external battery packs, but some people swear by battery cases. If you're part of the latter group, Verizon is offering some pretty sizable discounts on Mophie Juice Pack cases for a variety of phones, bringing prices down to as low as $25.99.</p> <p><span id="more-494365"></span></p> <p>In case you don't know what a Mophie Juice Pack is, it's basically an external battery with a shell in the shape of your phone.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/deal-alert-mophie-juice-pack-cases-74-off-verizon/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/deal-alert-mophie-juice-pack-cases-74-off-verizon/'>[Deal Alert]...

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Some people are starting to see ads in the Google Feed

It’s no secret that Google supports itself primarily off of ads, but with Android, the operating system is pretty clear of ads. It’s only when you browse the web or open an app that you might see something. This might change soon, though, as several users have spotted ads in the Google Feed. more…

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[Update: More details from internal email] Essential reportedly cancels second phone, puts itself up for sale

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/05/24 2:57pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/essential-reportedly-cancels-second-phone-puts-sale/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/05/24 2:57pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">An official Essential spokesperson responded to our request for comment. Here's what we got: "We always have multiple products in development at the same time and we embrace canceling some in</span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/05/24 5:12pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/essential-reportedly-cancels-second-phone-puts-sale/#2"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_2"> 2</span>: 2018/05/24 5:12pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">According to an internal email acquired by The Information, Andy Rubin says that Essential is not shutting down, instead "working with bankers to raise money." An...

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Find My Device v2.2 adds IMEI numbers to simplify reporting of lost or stolen phones [APK Download]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/fmd.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-494361" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/fmd.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>Find My Device doesn't get a lot of updates these days, and it probably doesn't need much more than it already does. However, the latest update does add a potentially valuable new feature that could make it easier to report your lost or stolen phone. You can now get the IMEI number for the device without digging up the original box or paperwork, and without having to make a point of recording the number elsewhere.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/find-device-v2-2-adds-imei-numbers-simplify-reporting-lost-stolen-phones-apk-download/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/find-device-v2-2-adds-imei-numbers-simplify-reporting-lost-stolen-phones-apk-download/'>Find My Device v2.2 adds IMEI numbers...

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Xiaomi lands in Italy, first store opens in Milan on Saturday

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/xiaomi-italy.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494349" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/xiaomi-italy-728x427.png" alt="" width="668" height="392" /></a></p> <p>Though we knew it was coming soon, Xiaomi is officially launching its products in Italy just after <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/22/xiaomi-now-selling-products-france/">landing to France a few days ago</a>. From phones like the Mi Mix 2S and Redmi Note 5 to the Mi Electric Scooter, Italians can now join the Mi family. According to Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi, the first authorized store opens on Saturday in Milan.<span id="more-494348"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ciao Italia! Xiaomi has finally arrived.</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/xiaomi-lands-italy-first-store-opens-milan-saturday/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/xiaomi-lands-italy-first-store-opens-milan-saturday/'>Xiaomi lands in Italy, first store opens in Milan...

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Huawei halts bootloader unlock program indefinitely

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_review_DSC_0148.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-470617" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_review_DSC_0148-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Huawei, in an attempt to <del>burn the bridges it built with the custom ROM community</del> provide a better user experience for its customers, is closing the bootloader unlock program on its devices, including those under the Honor brand. <span id="more-494337"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">The bootloader unlock site is back up. <a href="https://t.co/tw26ovnzcI">https://t.co/tw26ovnzcI</a> But only for an additional 60 days from now (May 24). If you want to unlock your device in the feature, retrieve your unlock code now.</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/huawei-halts-bootloader-unlock-program-indefinitely/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/huawei-halts-bootloader-unlock-program-indefinitely/'>Huawei halts bootloader unlock program indefinitely</a> was written by...

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Google Play Movies & TV on Roku is getting an update with a new look, better browsing, and more

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/roku-play-movies-and-tv-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494333" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/roku-play-movies-and-tv-hero-728x458.png" alt="" width="668" height="420" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://channelstore.roku.com/details/50025/google-play-movies-and-tv">Google Play Movies & TV's Roku channel</a> is getting a face lift. The new channel looks a little like YouTube's TV web wrapper, with content filling most of the screen and navigation on the left. "The entire experience has been redesigned to put the focus on content above all else," Google said in a blog post.</p> <p><span id="more-494332"></span></p> <p>In addition to its new, sleek, and content-centric aesthetic, the channel has gained a revamped TV page in place of the old My TV Shows page that offers suggestions for...

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Essential reportedly cancels second phone, puts itself up for sale

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_ph12.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-463806" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_ph12-728x437.png" alt="" width="668" height="401" /></a></p> <p>According to <em>Bloomberg</em>, Essential, an up-and-coming phone manufacturer, is reportedly calling it quits, canceling its second phone and putting out a "For Sale" sign. The company, founded by Android's creator Andy Rubin, has supposedly hired an outside firm to advise it on a potential sale, with one suitor allegedly showing interest.<span id="more-494319"></span></p> <p>The Essential Phone, or the PH-1, was a phone focused on physical beauty, despite the deep notch at the top of the display for the front camera and sensors.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/essential-reportedly-cancels-second-phone-puts-sale/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/essential-reportedly-cancels-second-phone-puts-sale/'>Essential reportedly cancels second phone,...

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BlackBerry Key2 teaser video confirms dual camera and new keyboard button

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-05-24-16_50_04-4-An-Icon-Reborn-BlackBerry-KEY2-Teaser-YouTube.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494320" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-05-24-16_50_04-4-An-Icon-Reborn-BlackBerry-KEY2-Teaser-YouTube-728x415.png" alt="" width="668" height="381" /></a></p> <p>BlackBerry teamed up with TCL a while back to produce Android phones, but the first few were just re-branded Alcatel devices. The KeyOne was the first truly "BlackBerry" phone to come out of the partnership, and a sequel is imminent. A teaser video from BlackBerry shows off some bits of the upcoming Key2, including the new dual-camera setup.</p> <p><span id="more-494313"></span></p> <p>The video starts with a slow fade-in on the back of the phone, and there's that dual-camera array.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/blackberry-key2-teaser-video-confirms-dual-camera-new-keyboard-button/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/24/blackberry-key2-teaser-video-confirms-dual-camera-new-keyboard-button/'>BlackBerry Key2 teaser video confirms dual camera and...

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