The Pixel Launcher from the Pixel 3 brings the Assistant button back [APK Download]

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot_20181009-202021.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-520731" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot_20181009-202021-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>In Android P DP5, Google took the voice icon that launched Assistant for some inexplicable reason. However, in numerous Pixel 3 leaks, we saw a new Assistant button in its place. Now that the Pixel 3 is in our hands, we're able to grab the APK and bring that button back to all of you.</p> <p><span id="more-520722"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/s1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-smallish-size wp-image-520732" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/s1-217x434.png" alt="" width="217" height="434" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/s2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-smallish-size wp-image-520733" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/s2-217x434.png" alt="" width="217" height="434" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot_20181009-202021-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-smallish-size wp-image-520734" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot_20181009-202021-1-217x434.png"...

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Google confirms gesture navigation is mandatory on the Pixel 3

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Pixel-3-front-in-hand-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-520719" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Pixel-3-front-in-hand-1-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>One of the new features in Android 9 Pie is <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/gesture-navigation-officially-announced-android-p/">gesture navigation</a> - the three software nav buttons introduced in Android 4.0 have been replaced by a 'pill' that you swipe back and forth. The new navigation method is optional on the Pixel and Pixel 2, but Google has now confirmed that Pixel 3 owners are stuck with it.<span id="more-520738"></span></p> <p>In the below tweet, a Google representative confirmed that gesture navigation on the Pixel 3 cannot be disabled.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/09/google-confirms-gesture-navigation-mandatory-pixel-3/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/09/google-confirms-gesture-navigation-mandatory-pixel-3/'>Google confirms gesture navigation is mandatory...

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154: Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google Home Hub, and Google Pixel Slate | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google Home Hub, and Google Pixel Slate official announcements, among many other things. 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.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/9to5google-daily-154.mp3 Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750! New episodes of 9to5Google Daily […]

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Google Home Hub hands on: A home with a view

Like Apple, Google isn’t always first to market, but both companies always try to do things better than the other. What Google typically does better than most is software, but not necessarily this time. With the new Google Home Hub, a surprisingly tiny voice-activated speaker with a screen, there’s not much difference between its software and […]

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Google Clock v6.0 brings several visual tweaks and prepares for the Pixel Stand’s sunrise effect [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/clock.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-520697" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/clock.png" alt="" width="728" height="410" /></a></p> <p>Some of the updates seeping out from the Pixel 3 have been pretty innocuous while others are quite significant. The Clock update leans toward the innocuous side as it brings some subtle but pleasing visual changes to its interface. A teardown also turns up part of the sunrise feature that was announced earlier today.</p> <p><span id="more-520664"></span></p> <h2>What's New</h2> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <p><strong>Unofficial Changelog (the stuff we found):</strong></p> <ul><li>Visual updates</li> </ul><p></p></div></div> <h3>Some new UI tweaks</h3> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/screen_2018-10-09_14-57-50.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-520684" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/screen_2018-10-09_14-57-50-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/screen_2018-10-09_15-34-50.png" class=" no-style"><img...

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Fourth-generation Pokémon will soon make their way to Pokémon Go

Pokémon from the Sinnoh region will soon pop up in Pokémon Go. Alongside the fourth-generation Pokémon are some tweaks to Pokémon migration, behavior, and battle effectiveness. The new Pokémon should be available in-game sometime in the near future. We caught wind of this back in April, but mobile developer Niantic finally confirmed that fourth-generation Pokémon from the Sinnoh region […]

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Not even the Pixel 3’s call screening will save you from the nuisance of spam

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pixel-call-screen-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-520687" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pixel-call-screen-1-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Spam phone calls are the abject worst. As if we didn't have enough already, we are <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/16/nearly-half-phone-calls-will-spam-2019-according-new-report/">rapidly heading towards a future where more calls are spam than not</a>. It's gotten to the point where I leave my phones on DND most of the time, just looking to avoid the hassle of unsolicited numbers ringing me all day long. With the new Pixel 3 phones, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/09/call-screen-will-let-pixel-users-see-whos-calling-want-answering/">Google's introducing a new call-screening feature for Assistant</a>, promising to never make you talk to a spammer again.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/09/not-even-pixel-3s-call-screening-will-save-nuisance-spam/"...

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Here are the best Google Pixel 3 cases

The Google Pixel 3 is the next version of the company’s Pixel smartphone lineup, along with the larger Pixel 3 XL. It includes hardware features like a 5.5-inch OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, dual 8MP front-facing cameras, and a rear 12MP camera. It also has a GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of […]

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Apple Tells Congress it Wasn’t Hacked by Chinese Spies

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/10/09/apple-tells-congress-it-was-not-hacked-by-chinese-spies/">Apple Tells Congress it Wasn’t Hacked by Chinese Spies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Google Lens is much easier to use with the Pixel 3

At today’s hardware event, the Silicon Valley company briefly talked about new Google Lens features coming to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. And while the search giant kept the Google Lens portion of the presentation pretty short, they skipped over some pretty cool new functionality. First, Google Lens will be active the moment […]

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The Asus ROG Phone launches in the US October 18th for $899

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/asus-rog-back.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-512698" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/asus-rog-back-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Asus has been making Republic of Gamers (ROG) products for years, but they've mostly been in the PC gaming realm. Now, ROG is a phone brand, too. The previously announced ROG Phone is about to reach US consumers. It's coming October 18th, but it won't be cheap. Asus wants $899 for the phone, and that's without the fancy gaming accessories.</p> <p><span id="more-520662"></span></p> <p>The ROG Phone has high-end specs like all the supposed "gaming phones," but it also <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/03/hands-asus-rog-phone-actually-kind-cool/">includes a few features that could actually make it better for playing games</a>.<div...

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