Google upgrades Maps traffic layer for 6 countries, but downgrades speed limits in 7 others

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_Google-Maps-Generic-Hero-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-446393" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_Google-Maps-Generic-Hero-1-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>You might not have known this, but people in other countries don't often get the same features in Google Maps as you may. There are only a handful of countries that support all of Maps's coverage details, including the US, UK, Canada, and several European countries. Google recently added/improved the traffic layer to six countries, but downgraded speed limit availability in seven others.</p> <p><span id="more-501478"></span></p> <p>This list was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/07/google-just-rolled-maps-traffic-layer-10-countries/">last updated back in February</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/03/google-upgrades-maps-traffic-layer-6-countries-downgrades-speed-limits-7-others/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/03/google-upgrades-maps-traffic-layer-6-countries-downgrades-speed-limits-7-others/'>Google upgrades Maps traffic layer for 6 countries, but downgrades speed limits...

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Echo Show down to all-time low of $130 ($100 off)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/chrome_2018-07-03_21-10-32.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501475" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/chrome_2018-07-03_21-10-32-728x397.png" alt="" width="668" height="364" /></a></p> <p>Amazon's Prime Day for 2018 is coming up soon, and that means that we're probably going to start seeing a lot of pre-Prime Day deals. The retail giant is already discounting its <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Echo-Show-Alexa-Enabled-Black/dp/B01J24C0TI?tag=androidpolice-20">Echo Show smart display to $129.99</a>, a full $100 off MSRP.</p> <p><span id="more-501474"></span></p> <p>As a recap, the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Echo-Show-Alexa-Enabled-Black/dp/B01J24C0TI?tag=androidpolice-20">Echo Show</a> is an Alexa speaker with a 7" touchscreen display. The dual 2" speakers and 8-microphone array allow you to talk to it, listen to music, see recipes, and more, while the 5MP front-facing camera brings video/audio call capabilities.<div...

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The best touchscreen Chromebooks you can buy

There are huge advantages to using a Chromebook over a laptop or a tablet. In short, the Chromebook fills a niche somewhere between the two, with a bit more power and compatibility with heavier duty computers than a tablet, but the portability and stripped-down simplicity of the smaller device. Since nearly everything on a Chromebook’s […]

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How to update macOS in Mojave

In macOS Mojave, Apple has moved the location for updating your Mac’s operating system. With the revamped App Store, Apple has moved updating macOS, among other system updates to a new location. more…

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Report: US to block China Mobile’s application to enter US market

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/China_Mobile_logo.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501466" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/China_Mobile_logo-728x226.png" alt="" width="668" height="207" /></a></p> <p>The US government has been growing increasingly critical (perhaps even paranoid) when it comes to the operation of Chinese companies in the US. Between the on-again-off-again <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/tags/zte/">ZTE snafu</a> and Huawei's allegedly government-influenced issues with its US <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/08/wsj-att-backed-deal-sell-huawei-phones/">carrier</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/30/verizon-reportedly-drops-plans-sell-huawei-phones-due-increasing-government-pressure/">deals</a>, Chinese tech companies are running into increasingly more problems doing business in the United States. This is just the start, though, as according to a recent report by <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-02/trump-moves-against-china-mobile-entering-u-s-citing-security"><em>Bloomberg</em></a>, the FCC is set to deny China Mobile's application to provide telecommunications services in the US.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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Google testing new home button designs for Chrome on Android

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/chrome-home-button-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-501460" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/chrome-home-button-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>Chrome for Android has had a home button since its inception, but only on certain devices. Google started experimenting with <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/14/google-might-bring-chromes-home-button-android-devices/">allowing all devices to have a home button</a> in April, but the feature is still opt-in. Now it appears Google is experimenting with the button's design.<span id="more-501458"></span></p> <p>We've recieved multiple tips that the home button on Chrome Canary and Dev have turned into a minimalist Chrome icon, as seen in the hero image above.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/03/google-testing-new-home-button-designs-chrome-android/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/03/google-testing-new-home-button-designs-chrome-android/'>Google testing new home button designs for Chrome on Android</a>...

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101: Samsung Android Go phone, Android P DP4, YouTube for Fuchsia | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got Samsung’s first Android Go phone leaks in hands-on photos, more Android P DP4 details, and Google is working on a YouTube app for Fuchsia. 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/2018/07/9to5google-daily-101.mp3 more…

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OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and 11 for OnePlus 5 and 5T will bring Treble support

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/nexus2cee_5t-6-2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501448" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/nexus2cee_5t-6-2-728x473.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="434" /></a></p> <p>OnePlus' OxygenOS Open Betas give us an illuminating glimpse into the company's future software plans. Although it's possible that not every feature that makes it into the Open Betas will be deemed fit for stable release, they give us an advance look at the company's intentions, if nothing else. Today OnePlus has released a new pair of Open Betas for the OnePlus  5 and 5T, and the changes are quite substantial, including "Supported [sic] for Project Treble."<span id="more-501437"></span></p> <p>The full changelogs for Open Beta 13 (OP5) and Open...

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This mini drone with HD camera is now 40% off!

It’s drone time at AAPicks, and flying machines don’t come at a much better value than the Skeye Mini Drone. This impressive flying machine packs a HD camera for taking pictures or recording awesome footage of your nimble moves as you take to the skies. These acrobatics includes the Skeye Mini Drone’s ability to perform […]

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FCC confirms Galaxy Note 9 S Pen will have Bluetooth

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/samsung-galaxy-note9.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501442" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/samsung-galaxy-note9-728x416.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="382" /></a></p> <p>Ever since its introduction, the S Pen has been the defining feature of the Galaxy Note series. Some users are so devoted to that stylus they won't even consider buying another phone. The S Pen hasn't changed much over the years, other than <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/08/25/video-probable-note-5-design-flaw-can-cause-s-pen-to-break-pen-detection-when-inserted-backward-or-get-hopelessly-stuck/">no longer getting stuck in the phone</a>. Samsung seems to have something big planned for the Note 9, though. A new FCC report lists the S Pen as a Bluetooth device.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/03/fcc-confirms-galaxy-note-9-s-pen-will-bluetooth/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/03/fcc-confirms-galaxy-note-9-s-pen-will-bluetooth/'>FCC confirms Galaxy Note 9 S Pen will have...

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Bluetooth section and NFC toggle in Android P DP4 moved to ‘Connection preferences’ settings submenu

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screenshot_20180703-140034.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-501424" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screenshot_20180703-140034-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>One of the more minor additions to the previous Android P DP3 release was a series of Bluetooth changes, including an aptly descriptive "Previously connected devices" section and a reorganization for the Bluetooth toggle into its own Bluetooth section. Now DP4 has further reorganized both that Bluetooth subsection and the NFC toggle into the "Connection preferences" subsection.</p> <p><span id="more-501421"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screenshot_20180703-165229.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-501427" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screenshot_20180703-165229-329x585.png" width="338" height="600" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screenshot_20180703-140034-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-501426" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screenshot_20180703-140034-1-329x658.png" width="300" height="600" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>"Connected devices" section in settings on DP3 (left)...

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