Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S now supports ARCore in China via the Xiaomi App Store

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/mix2s.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494865" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/mix2s-728x364.png" alt="" width="668" height="334" /></a></p> <p>Xiaomi's latest bezel-less phone,<a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/27/xiaomi-mi-mix-2s-official-dual-cameras-snapdragon-845-wireless-charging-improvements/"> the Mi MIX 2S</a>, was first announced in late March with a 5.99" 1080p IPS LCD panel. Starting today, that panel can be used for ARCore apps. Despite the phone being sold in China, this support has been accomplished thanks to Google's partnership with the Xiaomi App Store, the first of its kind.</p> <p><span id="more-494864"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Starting today, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ARCore?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ARCore</a> apps are available on Mix 2S devices from the Xiaomi App Store in China.</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/xiaomi-mi-mix-2s-now-supports-arcore-china-via-xiaomi-app-store/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/xiaomi-mi-mix-2s-now-supports-arcore-china-via-xiaomi-app-store/'>Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S now...

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Report: PUBG files suit against Fortnite-creators Epic Games over alleged copyright violations in Korea

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Fortnite-VS-PUBG-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494842" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Fortnite-VS-PUBG-Hero-728x408.png" alt="" width="668" height="374" /></a></p> <p>Unless you've lived under a rock, you're probably aware of the existence of both <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/19/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-mobile-officially-available-global-release/">PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/18/epic-games-third-person-shooter-fortnite-battle-royale-coming-android-next-months/">Epic's Fortnite</a>, both of which are either currently available on Android or coming soon. According to a recent report by <em><a href="https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2018/05/134_249598.html">The Korea Times</a></em>, PUBG has filed suit against Epic Games in Korea alleging that the latter violates its copyrights with the game Fortnite.<span id="more-494836"></span></p> <p>Last fall PUBG got <a href="https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/22/16349536/pubg-fortnite-battle-royale-battlegrounds">pretty upset</a> when Epic announced its own king-of-the hill game mode for Fortnite.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/report-pubg-files-suit-fortnite-creators-epic-games-alleged-copyright-violations-korea/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/report-pubg-files-suit-fortnite-creators-epic-games-alleged-copyright-violations-korea/'>Report: PUBG...

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What does the Honor 10 have that the OnePlus 6 doesn’t?

This sponsored post is brought to you by Honor. Given the similarities between the Honor 10 and the OnePlus 6, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the headline was a rhetorical question. It isn’t. These two flagships are competing in the same market, and are evenly matched in many respects. However, if what you’re looking […]

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Goodreads has a beta program for bookworms on the bleeding edge

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/unnamed-8-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-494796" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/unnamed-8-1-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>If you're a voracious reader (as many of us here at AP are), then you're probably familiar with Goodreads, which is an Amazon-owned and Kindle-integrated platform for tracking books you've read and discovering new ones. Fans of the service will be glad to hear that Goodreads has a beta program on the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodreads.beta">Play Store</a> for testing out the upcoming redesign of its app. <span id="more-494795"></span></p> <p>We aren't entirely sure how old the beta program is, but this is the first we've heard of the new app, which was...

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Nexus 6 receiving new 7.1.1 update, upgrades some devices stuck on 7.0

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_Free-Shamu.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-416785" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nexus2cee_Free-Shamu-728x582.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="534" /></a></p> <p>The Nexus 6 had a long run for a phone <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2014/11/12/nexus-6-review/">originally released</a> in 2014, but last October seemed to mark the end of software updates. For a phone that was expected to hit end of life in 2016, Google managed to keep updates rolling for a whole extra year—even if they sometimes came with some <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/15/google-sending-android-7-0-ota-update-nexus-6-phones-running-7-1-1/">unfortunate</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/15/google-finally-pushing-android-7-1-1-nexus-6/">obnoxious</a> baggage. Now here we are in 2018, and somewhat randomly a new update seems to be rolling out for the Nexus 6.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/nexus-6-receiving-new-7-1-1-update-upgrades-devices-stuck-7-0/" class="read-more">Read...

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10 best sports news apps for Android

Sports are among the best entertainment experiences out there. Going to live events is almost always fun because anything can happen. Sports fans are always looking for ways to follow their favorite teams and favorite sports when they can’t make the live events. Thankfully, there’s a great selection of apps that can help you do […]

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Google Assistant routines — what are they and how to set them up?

Google Assistant routines allow you to trigger multiple actions with a single phrase. There are six ready-made routines available, which you can customize to your liking. You can also create custom routines by assigning phrases to the actions you’d like Assistant to perform. For example, Assistant can read you the weather report, turn on Bluetooth, […]

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11 new and notable Android apps from the last week (5/22/18 – 5/28/18)

<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-494072"></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>Featured App</h2> <h3>Smart Plug by BESTEK</h3> <p>Today's roundup is presented by <a href="https://www.bestekmall.com/">BESTEK</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/11-new-notable-android-apps-last-week-5-22-18-5-28-18/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/11-new-notable-android-apps-last-week-5-22-18-5-28-18/'>11 new and notable Android apps from the last week (5/22/18 - 5/28/18)</a>...

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Google Voice consolidates your message history, integrates GV messages from Hangouts

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot_20180524-075340.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494778" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot_20180524-075340-728x438.png" alt="" width="668" height="402" /></a></p> <p>Back in February, we noticed in a <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/03/google-voice-v5-7-prepares-enable-voip-directly-within-app-apk-teardown/#Implications">teardown</a> for the Google Voice app that support for text messages originally sent via Hangouts was coming to the app. Note, this is for SMS sent over the Google Voice system, not the old Hangouts SMS integration that died <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/22/sms-support-hangouts-officially-ends-today-excluding-project-fi-subscribers/">last year</a>. Based on recent reports, that feature is now rolling out to a wider audience.</p> <p><span id="more-494772"></span></p> <p>Our earliest reports for the change in functionality go back to mid-April, but there has been an increase in reports recently, so it...

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HTC won’t include a Type-C headphone adapter with the U12+

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/u12p-handson-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-493922 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/u12p-handson-hero-728x410.png" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>HTC is going out on a limb with the U12+, which starts at $800 and won't be sold through carriers. You would expect to get all the bells and whistles when you spend that much on a phone, but HTC is cheaping out on the accessories. This phone lacks a headphone jack as so many others do lately. However, the U12+ won't come with an adapter for your 3.5mm headphones, either.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/htc-wont-include-type-c-headphone-adapter-u12/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/htc-wont-include-type-c-headphone-adapter-u12/'>HTC won't include a Type-C headphone adapter with the U12+</a> was written by the...

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The Honor 10 is unrivalled in AI photography and design

This sponsored post is brought to you by Honor. Honor wants to stand-out in a crowded market of high-end smartphones. The recently-launched Honor 10 does just that, at least in two respects. With a unique design and AI supported photos, this flagship phone offers something different. AI photography Thanks to innovative AI technology, both the […]

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[Deal Alert] LG V30S drops to $680 ($250 off) at B&H

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-28-at-12.41.45-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494758" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-28-at-12.41.45-PM-728x404.png" alt="" width="668" height="371" /></a></p> <p>As it turns out, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/01/lg-v30s-thinq-available-pre-order-us-astronomical-price-930/">not many people are willing to pay $929.99 for an LG V30 with some extra storage and RAM</a>. Realizing this, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/06/bh-lowers-lg-v30s-thinq-pre-order-price-729-99-200-off/">B&H lowered its price to a much more palatable $729.99</a> just days after pre-orders went live. Apparently that still wasn't enough for people to start biting, as B&H as dropped the price by another $50 to $679.99, not even a full month after pre-orders went live.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/deal-alert-lg-v30s-drops-680-250-off-bh/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/deal-alert-lg-v30s-drops-680-250-off-bh/'>[Deal Alert] LG V30S drops to $680 ($250 off) at B&H</a> was...

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Alleged Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL glass screen protectors leak with notch and unusual sensor cutouts

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/a064e803gy1fqtmvvgd41j20qo0qodmm.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494760" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/a064e803gy1fqtmvvgd41j20qo0qodmm-728x796.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="730" /></a></p> <p>The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are due later this year, but there haven't been any leaks yet. While there still aren't any leaks of the actual phones, a new image depicts what appear to be screen protectors for the upcoming Pixel phones. The XL is notch city, but both covers have some odd cutouts for sensors and/or cameras.</p> <p><span id="more-494755"></span></p> <p>Let's address the elephant in the room first—yep, that XL screen protector has a screen notch.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/alleged-pixel-3-pixel-3-xl-glass-screen-protectors-leak-notch-unusual-sensor-cutouts/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/28/alleged-pixel-3-pixel-3-xl-glass-screen-protectors-leak-notch-unusual-sensor-cutouts/'>Alleged Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL glass screen...

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Google Home and Wifi launch in Spain imminent as products show up on El Corte Inglés

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/google-home-spain-elcorteingles.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494754" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/google-home-spain-elcorteingles-728x484.png" alt="" width="668" height="444" /></a></p> <p>Back at Google I/O, we missed <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/assistant/io18/">a little interesting nugget of information</a>: Google Home and Home Mini were said to be launching in seven new countries during 2018: Denmark, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. And it's Spain we're focusing on today as it seems like the launch is imminent in the country: both the Google Home and Home Mini were briefly posted on El Corte Inglés's website then removed, plus the site is also showing Google Wifi router 1-pack and 3-pack (those pages haven't been taken down...

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