OnePlus 6 revealed in new bright red colorway, available July 10th

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Red-op6-hero-crop.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501002" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Red-op6-hero-crop-728x409.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>OnePlus posted a <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/29/red-oneplus-6-probably-announced-july-2nd/">rubicund teaser</a> late last week that, together with a slightly-potato photo, implied we'd be seeing a carmine version of the company's 2018 flagship. The scarlet announcement of the cherry-cheeked phone has just landed, and next week you'll be able to order a vermilion-tinted version of the OnePlus 6 yourself. Today is a red-letter day. <span id="more-501001"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/25-Large.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-501004 size-medium" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/25-Large-329x365.png" width="329" height="365" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Red-5-Large.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-501005 size-medium" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Red-5-Large-329x365.png" width="329" height="365" /></a></p> <p>The Red OnePlus 6 continues a...

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OnePlus officially announces OnePlus 6 in red

A few days ago, OnePlus teased us with a strange commercial that seemed to suggest a new color of the OnePlus 6 was coming. The company has now made this official via a post on their official blog, where they announced the new color will simply be called “Red”. OnePlus says the Lava Red edition […]

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Google Home app will soon get a much-needed makeover

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/google-home-redesign-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-500993" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/google-home-redesign-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>The Google Home app is a hot mess right now, to say the least. It's primary purpose is to set up new Chromecasts and Google Home speakers, but the company has also added content discovery and other functionality. The app has seen a few visual tweaks in the past, but now the UI is being overhauled to match <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/26/google-maps-extensive-material-theme-redesign-rolling/">Google's new Material Design theme</a>.<span id="more-500986"></span></p> <p>This is a server-side test discovered by Quinny899 on the XDA Forums - there's no APK that will force the new design to appear.<div class="clear"></div>...

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Google might buy game studios and develop hardware for its upcoming game streaming service

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Google-Logo-photo-generic-hero-3.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-477421" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Google-Logo-photo-generic-hero-3-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/07/google-may-get-game-streaming-yeti-subscription-service/">Earlier this year</a>, rumors began circulating about 'Yeti', a game streaming service from Google. Much like <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/01/04/nvidias-geforce-now-game-streaming-service-gets-new-games-and-a-new-price-model-coming-to-pcs-soon/">Nvidia GeForce NOW</a> and other platforms, it would allow users to play modern games on low-end hardware (because the rendering is done by off-site servers). Kotaku has now confirmed this information, and provided additional details.<span id="more-500974"></span></p> <p>According to Kotaku, the streaming platform is still under development, along with hardware designed for the platform. Since streaming games doesn't require powerful hardware (<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Steam-Link-pc/dp/B016XBGWAQ?tag=androidpolice-20">the $40 Steam Link</a> is an example), the product would likely...

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4 of our favorite tech sales, discounts, and deals this week: Jaybird earbuds, Sphero Spider-Man, Nest hardware, and more

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/deal-7-1-jaybird-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-500977" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/deal-7-1-jaybird-hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>The full force of summer has landed and it is <strong>hot</strong> out — maybe <em>too</em> hot. Too hot to play, too hot to think, and certainly too hot for paying full price on your favorite tech hardware and accessories. This past week we've seen some tempting deals cross our path, and while a few have already come and gone, we're taking the opportunity this weekend to remind you about some of our favorite offers that just happen to still be available.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/01/4-favorite-tech-sales-discounts-deals-week-jaybird-earbuds-sphero-spider-man-nest-hardware/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/01/4-favorite-tech-sales-discounts-deals-week-jaybird-earbuds-sphero-spider-man-nest-hardware/'>4...

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Spotify Lite is lightweight, but probably too bare-bones

As the name implies, Spotify Lite is a “lighter” version of the regular Spotify app that removes a few key features and minimizes app size. Spotify Lite is available in certain countries, though you can download and install an APK. Spotify is not the only service to offer a “Lite” version of its app, though […]

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Play Disney Parks attempts to gamify the experience of waiting in line at Disney’s theme parks

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/play-disney-parks-app.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-500946" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/play-disney-parks-app-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>It's been a long time since I've been to Walt Disney World, but my friends with children who have been there more recently bear some harrowing accounts of crowds, lines, and heat. Disney appears to be aware of the pain points that sap some of the joy of visiting one of its theme parks, and its new app called Play Disney Parks is an attempt at alleviating some of those discomforts.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/01/play-disney-parks-attempts-gamify-experience-waiting-line-disneys-theme-parks/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/01/play-disney-parks-attempts-gamify-experience-waiting-line-disneys-theme-parks/'>Play Disney Parks attempts to gamify the experience of waiting in...

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[Update: More details] RCS Universal Profile rolling out on T-Mobile, starting with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/06/29 8:58am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/01/rcs-universal-profile-rolling-t-mobile-starting-galaxy-s7-s7-edge/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/06/29 8:58am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title"> Neville Ray, CTO for the house of Legere, has just confirmed that RCS Universal Profile is rolling out. GSMA Universal Profile 1.0 sw updates have started</span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/07/01 9:20am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/01/rcs-universal-profile-rolling-t-mobile-starting-galaxy-s7-s7-edge/#2"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_2"> 2</span>: 2018/07/01 9:20am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">We reached out to T-Mobile to ask which RCS hub it is using (Google's or Samsung's), and the company responded it wasn't using a hub at all. The GSMA </span>...

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LPDDR5, UFS 3.0 and SD Express: Next-gen memory explained

Memory technology may not be as instantly noticeable as a crisp new display or a faster processor, but it’s key for ensuring a smooth, stutter-free smartphone experience. The industry is pushing towards higher quality images and video, high-fidelity gaming, and machine learning. Memory bandwidth and capacity are under more strain than ever before. Fortunately, new memory […]

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15 best arcade games for Android

For a long time, arcade games were among the most popular in the world. They usually have short play times, consistent challenge, and simple game play. They’re marked by their increase in challenge as the game progresses. Some popular examples from mobile’s early days include Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Doodle Jump. The result is […]

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21 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week including Isoland 2, Euro Truck Driver 2018, and Town of Tides (6/25/18 – 7/1/18)

<p><img src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_games-02_thumb-2.png" />Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week I have a few standout titles such as <em>Isoland 2</em>, <em>Euro Truck Driver 2018</em>, and <em>Town of Tides</em>, but you should also take a close look at <em>Up Left Out</em>, <em>Hardback</em>, and <em>Rocket Riders</em>. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android games released in the last week.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/01/21-new-notable-1-wtf-android-games-last-week-including-isoland-2-euro-truck-driver-2018-town-tides-6-25-18-7-1-18/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/01/21-new-notable-1-wtf-android-games-last-week-including-isoland-2-euro-truck-driver-2018-town-tides-6-25-18-7-1-18/'>21 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week including Isoland 2, Euro Truck...

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Weekend poll: Do you regularly use SMS?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SMS-conversation-Android-Messages-Hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488948" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SMS-conversation-Android-Messages-Hero-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>The subject of text messaging has been in the news a bit recently, from our own upset at <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/26/doesnt-project-fi-support-rcs-yet-google/">Fi's lack of RCS support</a> to T-Mobile's recent (and last-minute) announcement of rolling out <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/29/rcs-universal-profile-rolling-t-mobile-starting-galaxy-s7-s7-edge/">RCS Universal Profile</a> to its customers—at least, those with a Samsung Galaxy S 7/Edge. As is always the case, interest seems to be mixed on the subject, with some of our audience happy to see SMS slowly being replaced with RCS, while others couldn't care less what standard the carriers use.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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How to accelerate apps with an eGPU on your Mac’s internal display [Video]

With macOS 10.13.4’s support for external graphics, Apple is officially allowing users to supplement their Macs with an eGPU like the Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box. Unfortunately, the ability to render apps via an eGPU while being displayed on your Mac’s built-in screen, possible via developer app updates, is quite rare. A recently released script called set-eGPU, from eGPU.io […]

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Summer special: 2TB Degoo cloud storage for life

Today’s deal from Degoo is simple but effective. All the highly-secure cloud storage space you’ll ever need. Forever. I’m not a particularly organised person. I have files on my laptop hard-drive, a Dropbox account holding various other nonsense, and a load of photos and vids on my Google Drive from various holidays. It’s not a […]

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What’s the best password manager for macOS and iOS?

Password management is something that you often hear a lot about in today’s news. Apple has begun supporting various flavors of password managers through APIs while also offering a fairly decent password manager built right into Safari. You might be wondering – what is the best place to store your passwords and other information you […]

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