Latest Instagram tests swap DM and profile tab positions, add quick emoji access to comments

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-01-at-11.42.26-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-506604 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-01-at-11.42.26-PM-728x306.png" width="668" height="281" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/06/server-side-tests-broken-google-now-play-store-users/">Google is the king of server-side tests</a>, but it's by no means the only company that does them. <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/21/instagram-testing-inline-comments-feed/">Instagram also uses them</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/18/instagram-testing-facebook-like-reactions-stories/">fairly often</a>, and this time around, it's trying something that may make some people a bit annoyed. It's experimenting with swapping the profile and DM icons, as well as putting a row of emoji in the comments section for quick access.</p> <p><span id="more-506597"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screenshot_20180802-000122.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-506613" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screenshot_20180802-000122-329x658.png" alt="" width="329" height="658" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Frame1-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-506614" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Frame1-2-329x658.png" alt="" width="329"...

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Samsung Health hits 500 million installs on the Play Store

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/samsung-health.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-506594" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/samsung-health-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>Samsung Health initially debuted as 'S Health' on the Galaxy S3. It was initially only available on Samsung's Galaxy Apps store, but <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/09/18/samsungs-s-health-app-updated-to-support-non-samsung-devices/">became available to all Android 4.4 KitKat+ devices in 2015</a>. It's now hit a whopping 500 million downloads on the Play Store.</p> <p><span id="more-506593"></span></p> <p>As you might have guessed from its name, Samsung Health is one of many fitness apps out there. It can track your running, hiking, biking, and more, as well as monitor your food intake.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/samsung-health-hits-500-million-installs-play-store/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/samsung-health-hits-500-million-installs-play-store/'>Samsung Health hits 500 million...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″ announced with 1200p display and Android 8.1 Oreo

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PC_01_overview.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-506580 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PC_01_overview-728x410.jpg" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>The <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/11/samsung-galaxy-tab-s4-leaked-slim-bezels-no-physical-home-button/">frequently-leaked</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/samsungs-galaxy-tab-s4-650-android-tablet-laptop-ambitions/">Galaxy Tab S4 was finally announced</a> a couple of hours ago, but that's not the only tablet Samsung took the wraps off of today. The more budget-oriented Galaxy Tab A line now has a 10.5" variant, making it a Tab S4 lookalike for (presumably) a lot less money.</p> <p><span id="more-506576"></span></p> <div class="primary-widget specs table"> <header class="section-header"><h2 class="header-bg blue-bg">Specs</h2> </header><table class="ap-table specs" width="100%"><tr><td valign="top" width="30%" class="column-1">Dimensions</td> <td valign="top" width="70%" class="column-2">260.0 x 161.1 x 8.0mm, 529g (Wi-Fi) or 534g (LTE)</td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="30%" class="column-1">Screen</td> <td valign="top" width="70%" class="column-2">10.5" 1920x1200 TFT...

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Google outlines aggressive YouTube Music update plans, with plenty of requested features in the works

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/youtube-music-concert.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-506573" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/youtube-music-concert-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Google software and services are inevitably works in progress. Whether we're talking Gmail or Assistant, we're constantly seeing features introduced, interfaces tweaked, and products merged together or split off on their own. Earlier this year, Google turned its attention to a big overhaul of its premium YouTube offerings, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/16/youtube-red-now-youtube-premium-youtube-music-will-become-spotify-competitor/">including a new positioning for YouTube Music along with a new app</a>. Now Google's talking a little about what we can expect from that app in the weeks and months to come.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/google-outlines-aggressive-youtube-music-update-plans-plenty-requested-features-works/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/google-outlines-aggressive-youtube-music-update-plans-plenty-requested-features-works/'>Google...

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Samsung re-releases the Galaxy J8 in India as the Galaxy On8

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/On8-Key-Visual.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-506569" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/On8-Key-Visual.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="500" /></a></p> <p>Last month, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/02/samsung-galaxy-on6-launching-india-july-5-starts-%E2%82%B914490-210/">Samsung unveiled the Galaxy On6</a>, a rebranded Galaxy J6 sold exclusively online. Perhaps renaming existing phones is working out for Samsung, because the company just did it again. Today it announced the Galaxy On8, a phone identical to the already-released <a href="https://shop.samsung.com/in/galaxy-j8.html">Galaxy J8</a>.<span id="more-506568"></span></p> <div class="primary-widget specs table"> <header class="section-header"><h2 class="header-bg blue-bg">Specs</h2> </header><table class="ap-table specs" width="100%"><tr><td valign="top" width="30%" class="column-1">Processor</td> <td valign="top" width="70%" class="column-2">Qualcomm Snapdragon 450</td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="30%" class="column-1">Display</td> <td valign="top" width="70%" class="column-2">6" HD+ Super AMOLED</td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="30%" class="column-1">Camera</td> <td valign="top" width="70%" class="column-2">16MP (f1.7)+ 5MP (f1.9)...

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Snapchat is getting new lenses that recognize and react to speech

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_snapchat.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-406190" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_snapchat-728x447.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="410" /></a></p> <p>Technology always trickles down to less and less important uses over time. Case in point: speech recognition. It was, at one time, futuristic and incredible that computers could understand us, but now it's just kind of a given. In keeping with its trajectory of increasing mundanity, speech recognition has made its way to perhaps the most frivolous use case of all: Snapchat lenses. (They're actually pretty neat, though.)</p> <p><span id="more-506559"></span></p> <p>The new lenses react to the things you say in a variety of ways.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/snapchat-getting-new-lenses-recognize-react-speech/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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You can now use Google Pay to top up your Starbucks Card in-app

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/nexusae0_Starbucks.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-260742" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/nexusae0_Starbucks-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>Quick, guess the which mobile payments platform is most popular! Well, you were wrong — <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/22/starbucks-beats-apple-google-samsung-popular-mobile-payments-platform/">it's the Starbucks app</a>. Now, though, you can use third-most-popular mobile payments platform, Google Pay, to refill your Starbucks Card balance from inside the Starbucks app.</p> <p>The Starbucks app lets you pay for your coffee and scones and what have you by having your barista scan an on-screen bar code. It also lets you accumulate points to get free stuff.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/can-now-use-google-pay-top-starbucks-card-app/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/can-now-use-google-pay-top-starbucks-card-app/'>You can now use Google Pay to...

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Lenovo VP teases world’s first 5G phone, says it’ll have a Snapdragon 855

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-01-at-5.19.50-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-506543" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-01-at-5.19.50-PM-728x326.png" alt="" width="668" height="299" /></a></p> <p>We've been hearing about 5G-related things for quite some time now. The only thing with "5G' in its name that has officially been released is AT&T's, but as we already know, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/25/att-is-the-first-carrier-to-say-it-has-a-5g-network-which-is-complete-bullshit/">that's complete and utter BS</a>. However, a Lenovo executive recently posted that Lenovo would have the world's first 5G phone.</p> <p><span id="more-506540"></span></p> <p>Lenovo VP Chang Cheng posted the information above to his Weibo account, but it's since been deleted. In it, he claims that Lenovo will offer the world's first 5G-capable phone, and that it'll have the as-of-yet unannounced...

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[Deal Alert] Jabra Elite Sport fully wireless earbuds are $140 ($60 off) today only on Woot

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/jabra-elite-140.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-506545" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/jabra-elite-140-728x346.png" alt="" width="668" height="317" /></a></p> <p>Fully wireless earbuds are the future — or, at the very least, they're pretty neat. That futuristic neatness is expensive, though. This here deal takes some of sting out of upgrading to a wire-free audio lifestyle: Jabra's newest Elite Sport wireless earbuds are $139.99 today on Woot.</p> <p><span id="more-506542"></span></p> <p>These same buds were on sale for $149.99 from a whole bunch of retailers <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/21/deal-alert-jabra-elite-sport-true-wireless-earbuds-100-off-various-retailers/">last November</a>. That was $100 off at the time; now, though, they generally go for about $200 <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Jabra-100-98600000-02-Elite-Sport-Version/dp/B072ZH4NTR?tag=androidpolice-20">on Amazon</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/deal-alert-jabra-elite-sport-fully-wireless-earbuds-140-59-off-today-woot/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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Don’t Miss This Google Daydream View Deal

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/08/01/daydream-view-vr-headset-deal-verizon/">Don’t Miss This Google Daydream View Deal</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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