Razer Phone 2 vs Razer Phone: Specs comparison

Razer has just unveiled the Razer Phone 2 and — as expected — it is a real powerhouse. The specs on the first Razer Phone are still pretty impressive, however. Let’s take a look to see how the Razer Phone 2 improves upon the original so you can decide whether or not it is worth upgrading. Razer […]

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Razer Phone 2 announced: More style, more power

This year has brought an onslaught of gaming phones. Riding the tide of mobile gaming, manufacturers from Asus to ZTE have launched phones targeting the fast-growing demographic of hardcore mobile gamers. Razer claims credit for igniting the gaming smartphone craze with its eponymous 2017 flagship. Now the company is back with Razer Phone 2 — […]

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Razer Phone 2 specs: Familiar, but better in all the ways that matter

It’s flagship season and that means plenty of high profile releases from LG, Google, and more. Now Razer is joining the fray, with its newly announced Razer Phone 2. The original model was one of 2017’s most surprising flagships, offering an 120Hz display, a big battery, and plenty of horsepower. How does the company’s second release fare […]

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Razer Phone 2 delivers camera upgrade, wireless charging, and — most importantly — RGB lights

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/razer-phone-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-520955" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/razer-phone-2.png" alt="" width="1000" height="563" /></a></p> <p>Gaming hardware company Razer debuted its<a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/01/razer-phone-hands-120hz-displays-phones-need-happen-immediately/"> first mobile handset</a> last year to mixed, but mainly positive, reviews — a significant feat considering the fiercely competitive nature of this industry. That's not to say there weren't some major flaws. While the 120Hz refresh rate and dual front-facing speakers were praised, the camera was panned and critics disliked the lack of water resistance, wireless charging, and the dimness of the display. With its second generation device, the Razer Phone 2, the company has addressed all of those foibles, and to top...

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Vine successor may be back on again

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann announced a public beta for his Vine follow-up app. Hofmann is currently taking signups on the V2 website. We do not know when invites will be sent out. Vine fans had plenty of reason to rejoice in December 2017, when Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann teased a follow-up to the popular app […]

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Motorola releases kernel source for E5 Play Android Go edition

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/moto-e5-play-android-go.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-502849" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/moto-e5-play-android-go.png" alt="" width="783" height="494" /></a></p> <p>Earlier this year, Motorola released a special Android Go version of its lowest-end phone, the Moto E5 Play. It uses Google's Android Go platform, and is only available in a handful of European and Latin American countries. The phone might start to receive custom ROMs though, now that Motorola has released the kernel source code.<span id="more-521032"></span></p> <p>For those unfamiliar, the kernel source code allows developers to more easily create custom ROMs and recoveries for a certain phone.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/10/motorola-releases-kernel-source-e5-play-android-go-edition/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/10/motorola-releases-kernel-source-e5-play-android-go-edition/'>Motorola releases kernel source for E5 Play Android...

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Google skips Android Things OS for the Home Hub, uses Chromecast-based software instead

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/screenshot-10-09-2018-112414.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-521029" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/screenshot-10-09-2018-112414-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>All previous 'smart displays' with Google Assistant are nearly identical under the hood. They all run <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/07/google-releases-android-things-os-1-0-smart-displays-speakers-iot-devices/">Android Things OS</a> (a specialized version of Android for IoT devices) on top of a standardized hardware platform (like those <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/17/mediatek-launches-new-chipset-google-assistant-android-things/">from MediaTek</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/09/qualcomm-rockchip-announce-new-socs-android-things-os/">Qualcomm</a>). Most people assumed that Google's own smart display, the recently-announced <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/09/google-home-hub-official-costs-just-149/">Home Hub</a>, would use the same software and hardware. However, the Home Hub is something entirely different.<span id="more-521028"></span></p> <p>Diya Jolly, Google‘s VP of product management, told Ars Technica that the Home Hub uses software based on...

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Google Translate’s camera mode can now recognize Arabic, Thai, Hindi, and other languages

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Generic-Google-Translate-Hero-renamed-because-wordpress-is-a-piece-of-shit-most-of-the-time.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-497665" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Generic-Google-Translate-Hero-renamed-because-wordpress-is-a-piece-of-shit-most-of-the-time-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Google Translate's camera mode, which allows you to highlight text from pictures to read them in your native language, is still one of the best real-world implementations of machine learning. Earlier this year, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/17/google-translate-adds-offline-translation-instant-camera-translation-english-7-indian-languages-apk-download/">a handful of new Indian languages were added</a> to the camera mode, and now 13 more are supported.<span id="more-521023"></span></p> <div class="gfyitemholder"><div class="gfyitem"></div></div> <p>The new additions include Arabic, Thai, Vietnamese, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. As with the other languages, you just open the camera on Google Translate and drag your finger...

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[Update x2: APK Download] Google’s AR Stickers app is now Playground, with four new ‘Playmoji’ packs

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/10/09 11:29am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/10/googles-ar-stickers-app-now-playground-four-new-playmoji-packs/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/10/09 11:29am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Google has officially unveiled Playground in a blog post that details some of the feature's new additions, including real-time Playmoji suggestions based on the scene you're in and the ability</span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/10/10 4:28pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/10/googles-ar-stickers-app-now-playground-four-new-playmoji-packs/#2"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_2"> 2</span>: 2018/10/10 4:28pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">The applications for the new Playmoji are now available on APKMirror. They don't appear in the camera app after being installed on a Pixel 2 XL, so...

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[Update: APK Download] Google Home app gets smart home controls, intelligent actions, and household sharing

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/10/10 4:20pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/10/google-home-app-gets-smart-home-controls-intelligent-actions-household-sharing/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/10/10 4:20pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">You can now download the Google Home app update from APKMirror.</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/screenshot-10-09-2018-113157-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-520483" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/screenshot-10-09-2018-113157-1.jpg" alt="" width="1920" height="1080" /></a></p> <p>The Google Home app has been a mess for a while now. Instead of being a control center for your smart home, as the name suggests, the main focus is video content suggestion - a holdover from when it was the Chromecast app. We first saw evidence that <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/01/google-home-app-will-soon-get-much-needed-makeover/">a redesign was in the...

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International LG V20 variants now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/v20-hero1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-518311" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/v20-hero1-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Slowly but surely, LG is upgrading each variant of the V20 to Android 8.0 Oreo. All of the US carrier versions have already recieved the update, including the models for <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/24/att-lg-v20-gets-android-8-0-oreo-update-ota/">AT&T</a>, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/18/verizons-lg-v20-finally-gets-oreo-update/">Verizon</a>, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/28/t-mobile-lg-v20-finally-receiving-android-8-0-oreo-update/">T-Mobile</a>, and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/31/sprint-lg-v20-now-receiving-android-8-0-oreo-update/">Sprint</a>. Now Oreo is rolling out to the international unlocked (H990DS) and Hong Kong (H990N) variants.<span id="more-520991"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot_2018-10-10-14-56-00.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-521014" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot_2018-10-10-14-56-00-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot_2018-10-10-14-56-05.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-521015" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot_2018-10-10-14-56-05-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>If you can't read German, the above screenshots...

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