ASUS now has an eBay store, and it sells everything from $5 external LED flashes to $1,900 laptops

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-02-at-10.59.11-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-506880" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-02-at-10.59.11-PM-728x315.png" alt="" width="668" height="289" /></a></p> <p>Like many less prominent tech companies' stores, ASUS's US storefront is... lackluster. Its design looks straight out of 2005, it's not very well laid-out, and using it just isn't a great experience. Thankfully, ASUS recently created an eBay store, and we're hoping that it continues to work on and add more products to it.</p> <p><span id="more-506879"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-02-at-11.32.54-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-506881 size-large" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-02-at-11.32.54-PM-e1533267273547-668x414.png" width="668" height="414" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>ASUS's web store isn't the prettiest thing.</em></p> <p>The great thing about eBay stores is that all of the web design work is...

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Optiemus Infracom announces the overpriced BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/channels4_banner.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-506866" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/channels4_banner.jpg" alt="" width="1034" height="581" /></a></p> <p>India has one of the most competitive smartphone markets in the world. Thanks to companies like Xiaomi, you can get a great Android phone for the equivalent of $150-200. Optiemus Infracom is the exclusive BlackBerry licensee in India, and an upcoming BlackBerry device from the company leaked <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/26/blackberry-ghost-leaked-sleek-bezel-less-design-will-available-india/">earlier this year</a>.<span id="more-506864"></span></p> <p>The leaked phone is now official, and there are two variants - the BlackBerry Evolve and Blackberry Evolve X. Both devices have a 6-inch 2160x1080 18:9 display, 64GB of internal storage, a 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0, a rear...

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ARCore v1.4 adds support for 10 more devices, gets several improvements

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nexus2cee_ARCore-Generic-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-475383" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nexus2cee_ARCore-Generic-Hero-728x440.png" alt="" width="668" height="404" /></a></p> <p>We published <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/31/arcore-v1-4-adds-support-first-chromebook-google-pixel-3-pixel-3-xl-many-apk-teardown/">a teardown of ARCore v1.4</a> a few days ago in which we discovered a few new supported devices, but there wasn't a full list and we didn't know what else the update broguht. But now, Google's page of supported ARCore devices has been updated, and the Play Store listing has been updated with a changelog.</p> <p><span id="more-506824"></span></p> <p>Here's the list of newly-supported devices:</p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div><div class="multi-column"> <ul><li>Huawei Honor 10</li> <li>Huawei Nova 3</li> <li>Huawei Nova 3i</li> <li>Moto X4</li> <li>Moto Z3</li> <li>Nokia 8</li> <li>Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018)</li> <li>Vivo NEX A</li> <li>Vivo NEX S</li> <li>Xiaomi Mi 8 SE</li> </ul><p></p></div></div></div> <p>Our...

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Apple closes Heart Study program with Stanford to new participants

In an update posted to the program’s website this week, Apple and Stanford University announced that they are no longer accepting new participants to its Heart Study. Apple first announced and launched its Apple Heart Study in November of 2017… Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip While Apple and Stanford have closed the Heart Study to new […]

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Apple has become America’s first trillion-dollar company

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_apple-poaches-google-ai-siri-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484071" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/citadel44c_apple-poaches-google-ai-siri-hero-728x382.png" alt="" width="668" height="351" /></a></p> <p>We're pretty keen on Android news here, but some things outside our immediate purview are significant enough to be worth mentioning. Here's one: today, Apple became the first US company to surpass a total market capitalization of $1 trillion (trillion as in <em>a thousand billions</em>).</p> <p><span id="more-506859"></span></p> <p>Market capitalization, or market cap, is the total combined value of all of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares. Apple's stock price climbed to a new high of $208.38 around 2 p.m., Eastern time today, pushing its market cap past that $1...

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Google makes in-app purchases easier on the eyes with new interface

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/New-in-app-purchase-interface-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-506849" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/New-in-app-purchase-interface-hero-728x531.png" alt="" width="668" height="487" /></a></p> <p>Google, much like Portal's fictional Aperture Laboratories, engages in pretty much perpetual testing for... basically everything. Latest up on the A/B block is the in-app purchase interface. A handful of our readers are seeing a new dialog resting at the bottom of the screen, rather than Android's previous floating and centered confirmation.</p> <p><span id="more-506842"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screenshot_20180802-181337.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-506845" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screenshot_20180802-181337-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screenshot_20180802-152011.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-506844" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screenshot_20180802-152011-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>Before (left), new interface (right).</em></p> <p>The new interface presents all...

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Motorola releases Oreo kernel source code for the 2016 Moto Z Play

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/nexus2cee_mzp01.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-384144" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/nexus2cee_mzp01.jpg" alt="" width="1600" height="1033" /></a></p> <p>Android 8.0 Oreo first arrived on the Brazil Moto Z Play in March of this year, then it started to roll out in the United States <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/25/android-8-0-oreo-rolls-unlocked-moto-z-handsets-us/">two months later</a>. Motorola usually releases the kernel source code for each update around the time it is released, but for whatever reason, the Oreo code hasn't been available until now.<span id="more-506848"></span></p> <p>The company today published updated kernel sources for the original Moto Z Play, which has the codename of 'addison.' The updated code allows developers to more easily create custom ROMs and...

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Instapaper for Apple Watch killed off as part of latest iOS app update

Just two weeks after announcing it was going independent, popular read-it-later service Instapaper has updated its iOS application to remove support for Apple Watch. Instapaper was one of the first applications to ever support Apple Watch, launching its client on Apple Watch release day in 2015… Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip On Apple Watch, Instapaper allowed […]

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YouTube app experiments with gesture navigation though new swipe-based video interface

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ezgif.com-optimize-6.gif" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-506822 size-full" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ezgif.com-optimize-6.gif" width="728" height="582" /></a></p> <p>Navigating between videos in the YouTube app could be getting a whole lot easier in the future. According to one of our eagle-eyed tipsters, a subtly different interface might be coming that supports swiping between videos. With the slide of a finger, you could navigate between videos in your queue—though you'll still never find something to watch.</p> <p><span id="more-506812"></span></p> <p>The test takes the standard YouTube app interface we all should be familiar with and just adds swiping.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/02/youtube-app-experiments-gesture-navigation-though-new-swipe-based-video-interface/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/02/youtube-app-experiments-gesture-navigation-though-new-swipe-based-video-interface/'>YouTube app experiments with gesture navigation though new...

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Google reportedly working on heavily-censored news application for China

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-china-generic.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-506805" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-china-generic.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>A revamped version of the Google News application was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-news-overhauled-new-interface-features-merged-play-newsstands/">unveiled earlier this year</a>, at the annual I/O developer conference. During the event, <a href="https://youtu.be/ogfYd705cRs">Google CEO Sundar Picahai said</a> the company had a responsibility to deliver news to users in need. Unfortunately, Google seems to be throwing that out the window as its ambitions to re-enter the Chinese market grow.<span id="more-506793"></span></p> <p>The Intercept reported yesterday that <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/google-reportedly-plans-release-censored-search-app-china/">Google is working on a search application for China</a> designed to comply with the country's strict censorship laws.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/02/google-reportedly-working-heavily-censored-news-application-china/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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[Update: Image leaked] Samsung will let you reserve the Galaxy Note9 without ever actually saying anything about the phone

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/08/02 2:22pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/02/samsung-will-let-reserve-galaxy-note9-without-ever-actually-saying-anything-phone/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/08/02 2:22pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">As Evan Blass discovered, Samsung has accidentally leaked a photo of the Note9 on a New Zealand pre-order page that isn't supposed to be up (clicking the pre-order</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-01-at-1.59.50-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-506492" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-01-at-1.59.50-PM-728x341.png" alt="" width="668" height="313" /></a></p> <p>The <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/27/samsung-will-unveil-galaxy-note-9-august-9th/">Galaxy Note9 is being announced in a little over a week</a>, but Samsung recognizes that many people will want the phone despite the fact that no details about it have been officially released. That's probably...

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