[Update: Rolling out again] T-Mobile keeps jumping the gun on premature Galaxy flagship updates, most recently with the S9/S9+

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/07/19 9:33pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/19/t-mobile-keeps-jumping-gun-premature-galaxy-flagship-updates-recently-s9-s9/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/07/19 9:33pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title"> According to some details posted to one of the relevant threads by a T-Mobile representative, the update began rolling out again on July 17th. Whatever may have caused the</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_galaxy-s9-camera_main_11_wide_F.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-477818" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_galaxy-s9-camera_main_11_wide_F-728x299.png" alt="" width="668" height="274" /></a></p> <p>Most of us get pretty excited when we see a new update announced for our phones. But for Samsung Galaxy flagship owners on T-Mobile, that excitement is often short-lived. John Legere and co. are beginning to...

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Google Voice v2018.28 moves nav bar to the bottom [APK Download]

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-19-at-7.02.39-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-504114" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-19-at-7.02.39-PM-728x291.png" alt="" width="668" height="267" /></a></p> <p>More and more Android apps have been switching to bottom nav bars lately. They might not look as nice, but nav bars on the top are just too hard to reach. Google Voice, which <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/16/google-voice-gets-first-feature-update-since-revived/">returned from the dead last year</a>, is the latest app to join this club, and we've got the APK.</p> <p><span id="more-504113"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screenshot_20180719-183830.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-504116" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screenshot_20180719-183830-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screenshot_20180719-192921.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-504119" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screenshot_20180719-192921-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em><strong>left: </strong></em><em>Old. <strong>right: </strong>New.</em></p> <p>Aside from the movement of the bar itself, each...

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Apex Launcher’s first update in a year falls flat on its face, and users are understandably pissed

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/apex-trash-fire.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-504104" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/apex-trash-fire-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>One of the most powerful ways you can take control of your smartphone and really set the tone for your mobile user experience is by switching up your launcher. There are plenty of alternatives out there, from big, popular options like Nova Launcher to the small and obscure. Last year we saw the fondly remembered Apex Launcher <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/19/apex-launcher-set-return-dead-may/">make a surprise comeback</a>, with <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/11/newly-revived-apex-launcher-v3-2-0-available-beta-form-apk-download/">a series of new updates arriving</a> after two years of radio silence.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/19/apex-launchers-first-update-year-falls-flat-face-users-understandably-pissed/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/19/apex-launchers-first-update-year-falls-flat-face-users-understandably-pissed/'>Apex Launcher's first update in a...

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Galaxy Watch Making Its Way to All Major US Carriers

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/07/19/galaxy-watch-verizon-att-tmobile-sprint-fcc/">Galaxy Watch Making Its Way to All Major US Carriers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Cheaper Huawei phones are set for a big boost with Kirin 710 chipset

Huawei Huawei has revealed a brand-new chipset, the Kirin 710, with its Nova 3i smartphone. The new chipset represents the biggest leap in power for Huawei’s lower-tier phones since 2016. It’s unclear whether the processor is indeed a successor to the Kirin 650 series of budget chips. Huawei has quietly announced the Nova 3i this […]

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The Nokia 6.1 Plus is the China-exclusive X6 with Android One

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/61p.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-504097" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/61p-728x344.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="316" /></a></p> <p>Nokia climbed aboard the screen notch bandwagon a few months back <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/16/nokia-x6-launched-china-dual-cameras-199-screen-notch/">with the X6</a>, a China-exclusive phone with a 5.8-inch display and a chin. Now, that same piece of hardware is launching in a few more markets as the Nokia 6.1 Plus. It has the same specs and design, but this is an Android One phone.</p> <p><span id="more-504096"></span></p> <p>The Nokia X6 is only available in China, so it can't have the Google apps necessary to be "Android One." The Nokia 6.1 has that pure, unadulterated build of Android 8.1 along...

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[Deal Alert] Verizon has the Moto G6 for $5/month for 24 months with a new line ($120 off)

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/g6-1-2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-499141" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/g6-1-2-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Motorola's G-series phones generally provide a pretty great bang for your buck. The recent G6 is no exception, and Verizon has it for a very appealing price — if you're looking to open a new line of service. In that case, the G6 is just five bucks a month, coming to $120 over two years, interest-free.</p> <p><span id="more-504092"></span></p> <p>This deal has been going on for a few weeks now, and Verizon hasn't said when it's set to end.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/19/deal-alert-verizon-moto-g6-5-month-24-months-new-line-120-off/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/19/deal-alert-verizon-moto-g6-5-month-24-months-new-line-120-off/'>[Deal Alert] Verizon has the Moto...

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Review: How YouTube Music stacks up against Spotify and Pandora

YouTube Music, the latest in Google’s long history of attempts at breaking into the music streaming market, launched last month in 17 countries. However, it may be too late for Google’s latest attempt at music streaming, as the competition is fierce between veteran services like Spotify and Pandora, newcomers like Deezer and Tidal, and of course […]

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Germany Cracks down on Video Game Pre-Orders with No Solid Release Date

<p>The song remains the same every year. E3 rolls around, and before the press conferences are complete, or even the reveal trailer in the most extreme situations, you can pre-order any game under the sky that you want. It might get delayed, it might get canceled, it might get stuck in limbo for half a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/07/19/germany-prohibits-video-game-pre-orders/">Germany Cracks down on Video Game Pre-Orders with No Solid Release Date</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Learn the tricks of Linux Systems Administration

If you’re one of those ‘techies’ who’s the go-to computer whiz for your friends and family, it’s about time you stepped up and got recognized. Linux and Unix operating systems have become increasingly popular in commercial computing environments, which means systems administrators have also become very much in-demand. That could be your calling. The Linux/Unix Certification […]

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9to5Mac Daily: July 19, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/07/9to5Mac-Daily-07-19-2018.mp3 more…

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