Google reportedly in talks with Tencent and other companies to bring Cloud to China

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-china-generic.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-506805" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-china-generic-728x400.png" alt="" width="668" height="367" /></a></p> <p>Rumors of <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/09/04/report-google-prepares-to-return-to-mainland-china-with-a-stripped-down-google-play/">Google's attempted return to China</a> have been around for years, but things really started getting going within the past few days. To be specific, there have been reports that Google is working on censored versions of its <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/01/google-reportedly-plans-release-censored-search-app-china/">Search</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/02/google-reportedly-working-heavily-censored-news-application-china/">News apps</a>. We're now hearing that Google is in talks with Tencent, Inspur, and some other Chinese companies to introduce its Cloud service to the Chinese market.</p> <p><span id="more-507104"></span></p> <p>Google wants to run services like Drive and Docs in China, and it needs to do so through...

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[Update: Now available] LG Q7+ coming to T-Mobile on August 3, no Android One version in sight

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/08/03 7:46pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/03/lg-q7-coming-t-mobile-august-3-no-android-one-version-sight/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/08/03 7:46pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Right on cue, T-Mobile has begun offering the Q7+. It's only available with 64GB and in Moroccan Blue (which seems to be LG's favorite color for phones these days).</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/img_5b0293dbbb69c.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-493618" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/img_5b0293dbbb69c.png" alt="" width="1024" height="678" /></a></p> <p>LG announced a new range of budget phones back in May - <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/21/lg-announces-q7-q7-q7%CE%B1-mid-range-specs-5-5-inch-displays/">the Q7, Q7+, and Q7α</a>. They all have 5.5-inch 18:9 displays, with a curved glass front and metal back. None of them are available...

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[Deal Alert] Essential Phone being offered with free Earphones HD, 360 Camera, and camera case for $399

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-03-at-9.48.43-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-507097" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-03-at-9.48.43-PM-728x400.png" alt="" width="668" height="367" /></a></p> <p>The Essential Phone has seen <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/14/deal-alert-get-free-pair-essential-earphones-hd-purchase-essential-phone/">some pretty</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/27/insane-deal-alert-essential-phone-plus-360-camera-just-399/">crazy deals</a> over the past few months, but the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/16/deal-alert-essential-phone-hits-time-low-250-amazon-prime-day/">best one</a> we saw came last month during Prime Day. Today's deal isn't quite as good, but if you're interested in picking an Essential Phone up, <a href="https://shop.essential.com/products/phone">Essential will toss in</a> a pair of its Earphones HD, a 360 Camera, and a protective camera case for free.</p> <p><span id="more-507096"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Introducing the Essential Summer Bundle: Essential Phone + Earphones|HD + Essential 360 Camera + Protective 360 Camera Carrying Case, all...

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Essential promotes software lead Rebecca Zavin to Chief Technology Officer

Since launch, Essential has noticeably improved the software experience of its flagship Phone, while pushing out monthly security patches and Android P Betas in line with Google. The company today promoted the vice president tasked with software engineering to Chief Technology Officer. Nintendo Switch Rebecca Zavin worked at Google for over 10 years before joining […]

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Moto Z3 Force Not in The Cards for 2018

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/08/03/moto-z3-force-not-happening/">Moto Z3 Force Not in The Cards for 2018</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Android Won’t Let the Notch Run Wild

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/08/03/android-notch-limitations-google-guidelines/">Android Won’t Let the Notch Run Wild</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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10 best hockey games for Android!

Hockey is the last of the big four sports in North America, although it also has a good international following. However, it simply doesn’t have the numbers that soccer or American football have. That means developers don’t pay as much attention to hockey as they do other sports. That said, there are still some decent […]

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Google Express continues to pick up new partner stores at breakneck pace

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-express-van.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-507068" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-express-van-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Google Express is still a bit of a tough sell for a lot of shoppers. While it offers the convenience of integration with Google Pay and presents the opportunity for free shipping (which is <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/12/google-express-free-delivery-minimum-lowered-15-limited-time/">temporarily at a new $15 minimum purchase level</a> for many stores), maybe its biggest problem has been in terms of availability — it can sometimes be quite hard to find what you want. Google's been taking some steps to improve that situation, including signing on a whole mess of new retail partners.<div...

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Google app v8.15 beta hints at ‘Memory Aid Locker,’ conversational translation on smart displays, and categories in Top Apps [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/goog.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-507080" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/goog.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>It's Friday afternoon and that means there's probably going to be a Google app update. The latest version doesn't appear to change much on the surface, so we'll be looking to the teardown for more information. Details are a bit thin with this update as most of the topics are little more than breadcrumbs, but we'll take a look at a new feature called the Memory Aid Locker, the first substantial pieces of a Top Apps view, and a cut-and-dry implementation of Google Translate for smart displays.<div class="clear"></div>...

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Remember that AI camera that made doodles instead of photos? Google shares browser-based version you can try yourself

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/cartoonify-cat.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-507061" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/cartoonify-cat-728x319.png" alt="" width="668" height="293" /></a></p> <p>If you have an especially normal memory, you might be able to dig back far enough in your mind's history to last month, when news of a <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/6/17539798/ai-powered-doodle-camera-quick-draw-dan-macnish">doodling, AI-powered camera</a> was making the rounds. It was called <a href="http://danmacnish.com/2018/07/01/draw-this/">Draw This</a>, and the camera worked by visually recognizing objects in a scene, feeding those object names back into Google's "Quick, Draw!" dataset, and then placing them together in a similar configuration. The resulting photos were printed onto thermal paper, giving you an instant Polaroid-style doodle.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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[Deal Alert] Honor View10 down to $430 ($70 off) at multiple retailers

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-03-at-4.03.30-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-507060" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screen-Shot-2018-08-03-at-4.03.30-PM-728x334.png" alt="" width="668" height="306" /></a></p> <p>There are quite a few "budget flagships" at the $500 price point these days, and they're all pretty good phones. The Huawei-made Honor View10 is one of them, and it's been discounted by $70 to $429.99 at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Honor-V10-Factory-Unlocked-Phone/dp/B07BBQYCNW?tag=androidpolice-20">Amazon</a>, <a href="https://www.hihonor.com/us/product/10001859603314.html">HiHonor</a>, and <a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3905168-10446076-1421949892000?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProduct.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16875646014">Newegg</a> from now until September 2nd.</p> <p><span id="more-507057"></span></p> <p>The Honor View10 comes with a 5.99" 1080p IPS display, Huawei's excellent Kirin 970, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage with microSD expansion, a 20MP+16MP dual rear camera setup, a 13MP front-facing camera, and a 3,750mAh battery.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/03/deal-alert-honor-view10-430-70-off-multiple-retailers/"...

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Deal: Master software engineering in 7 ways for $35

Software engineering is both a satisfying and lucrative profession. Not only do you spend your time finding logical solutions to problems – possibly from any exotic location with decent WiFi – you also get paid well to do it. According to Sokanu.com, the average salary for a U.S. based software engineer is $95,840. If this […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hands-on: Dex gets to work

It’s 2018 and the tablet-laptop hybrid craze is still going strong. We recently saw Microsoft unveil the Surface Go, a tablet hybrid bringing premium Windows to the masses, and even Apple launched a more affordable version of the iPad. Now, Samsung wants to get in the mix with the introduction of the Galaxy Tab S4. […]

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