Sending Android push notifications with Firebase Cloud Messaging

If your app is going to be a success, then you need to hold the user’s interest over time, and notifications are an important way to keep your audience engaged. By presenting the user with a timely, relevant notification at exactly the right moment, you can recapture their wandering interest, and pull them back into […]

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Deal: ILIFE robot vacuum Black Friday Sale goes live early

Can we all agree that cleaning our houses is barely more enjoyable than spending the day at the DMV? Fortunately, there are smart products out there that should take some of this burden off of your shoulders. One such smart appliance that everyone should have in their connected homes is the ILIFE A4s robot vacuum. […]

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SanDisk Ultra microSD Amazon sale includes 400GB card for just $80

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/400gb-microsd-adapter.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-529465" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/400gb-microsd-adapter-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>We get it: With microSD card prices <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/19/fastest-microsd-card-can-buy-smartphone-tablet-right-now/">dropping all the time</a>, it can be tricky to get excited about all-time low prices. After all, chances are they're just going to be even lower tomorrow. But there are those deals that slowly trickle down, and then there are those that positively obliterate earlier prices. We're leaning much more in the latter direction for this new batch of SanDisk microSD sales at Amazon, the highlight of which is <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/31/sandisk-releases-400gb-microsd-card-data-hoarding-needs/">a 400GB card</a> for just under $80.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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10 best animal games for Android!

Animals make for great characters in games. They can replace human characters rather easily. Thus, there are a variety of games out there with animals as the cast. We were originally going for games that you can play with animals. However, as it turns out, the best games for animals involve going outside, physical toys, […]

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Report: Apple goes back to making the iPhone X because Samsung

Apple reportedly resumed production of last year’s iPhone X. The decision is allegedly due to Apple wanting to meet its agreement with Samsung to buy a certain number of OLED displays. The decision is also allegedly due to the iPhone XS and XS Max not meeting sales expectations. Even though iPhones typically tend to sell […]

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Nokia 3.1 drops to $140 ($20 off) at Best Buy

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01715.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-504444" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC01715-728x484.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="444" /></a></p> <p>Under HMD Global, Nokia has been making some seriously good phones. Earlier this year, we checked out the A<a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/31/nokia-3-1-review-league/">ndroid One-equipped Nokia 3.1</a> and found it to be one of the best phones in its price range on the market. The <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=TM20TXf59aU&subid=&offerid=308561.1&type=10&tmpid=13127&RD_PARM1=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fnokia-3-1-with-16gb-memory-cell-phone-unlocked-black%2F6252310.p%3FskuId%3D6252310">3.1 is currently $139.99 at Best Buy</a>, $20 less than its regular price.</p> <p><span id="more-529457"></span></p> <p>The Nokia 3.1 sports a 5.2" 720p display, a MediaTek MT6750, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a sizable 2,990mAh battery.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/nokia-3-1-drops-140-20-off-best-buy/" class="read-more">Read...

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Sennheiser HD1 Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation just $200 ($150 off)

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Sennnheiser-HD-whatever-deal-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-529450" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Sennnheiser-HD-whatever-deal-hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Those "truly wireless" earbuds may seem to be the most popular headphones these days, but there's something to be said for having a set of cans that sit over your ears. Thankfully for fans of the fuller headphone form-factor, Sennheiser's HD1 Bluetooth headphones (complete with Active Noise Cancelation) are on sale at just $200 for Black Friday.</p> <p><span id="more-529449"></span></p> <p>Not all retailers seem to be participating — <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=TM20TXf59aU&subid=&offerid=308561.1&type=10&tmpid=13127&RD_PARM1=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fsennheiser-hd1-wireless-over-the-ear-noise-canceling-headphones-black%2F5848007.p%3FskuId%3D5848007">Best Buy</a>, for example, seems to think $350 is a discount.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/sennheiser-hd1-bluetooth-headphones-active-noise-cancellation-just-200-150-off/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/sennheiser-hd1-bluetooth-headphones-active-noise-cancellation-just-200-150-off/'>Sennheiser HD1 Bluetooth headphones with...

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These Ring and Nest doorbell bundles from Costco come with a year of free video cloud service

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ring-doorbell-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-529452" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ring-doorbell-2.png" alt="" width="728" height="409" /></a></p> <p>Even the most jaded smart home cynic can see the use in connected security systems, locks, and doorbells. Our own David Ruddock recently called his new smart door lock <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/21/smart-door-lock-might-sensible-smart-home-gadget-ive-used/">"the most sensible smart home gadget I've used,"</a> and, by his own admission, he's difficult to impress. For those interested in getting in on the smart home doorbell/lock/security kit game, Costco is currently offering discounted Ring and Nest bundles, some of which offer year-long subscriptions to cloud services for storing security video.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/these-ring-and-nest-security-bundles-from-costco-come-with-a-year-of-free-video-cloud-service/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/these-ring-and-nest-security-bundles-from-costco-come-with-a-year-of-free-video-cloud-service/'>These Ring...

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JBL’s Link 500 Assistant speaker is $200 ($200 off) at multiple retailers

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Screen-Shot-2018-11-22-at-2.35.57-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-529435 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Screen-Shot-2018-11-22-at-2.35.57-PM-e1542915574702-728x409.png" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>The <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/04/google-home-max-review-best-expensive-smart-speaker/">Google Home Max</a> is quite pricey, even at its <a href="https://store.google.com/product/google_home_max">Black Friday price of $349</a>. The Link 500, JBL's giant Home Max alternative, shares the same ~$400 MSRP, but it's been discounted by a much more substantial 50%. That's right - the Link 500 is currently just $199.99 at multiple retailers, which is $200 off MSRP and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/02/deal-alert-save-100-jbl-link-500-20-jbl-playlist-lowest-price-yet-50-link-10-20-300/">$100 less than any previous sales</a>.</p> <p><span id="more-529433"></span></p> <p>The Link 500 is JBL's flagship smart speaker.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/jbls-link-500-assistant-speaker-200-200-off-multiple-retailers/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/jbls-link-500-assistant-speaker-200-200-off-multiple-retailers/'>JBL's Link 500 Assistant speaker is $200 ($200 off) at multiple...

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Arlo BF deals: 5-camera Pro 2 bundle $700 at Costco ($100 off), 1st-gen refurb kits of 3- to 5-packs $200-300 on Woot

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/arlo-hero-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494609" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/arlo-hero-1-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Arlo's Pro cameras are wireless, weather-resistant ways to kit out your home with smart security cameras, but they're a bit on the expensive side. For some perspective now the Arlo Pro 2 5-pack is a hair under $1,000 over at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Arlo-Security-Wireless-Rechargeable-VMS4230P/dp/B079M7B55Q?tag=androidpolice-20&th=1">Amazon</a>. But if you're a Costco member, right now you can pick up that five-camera bundle for <a href="https://www.costco.com/Arlo-Pro-2-WiFi-HD-Wire-Free-5-pack-Camera-Security-System-Bundle.product.100420647.html">$700</a>, and <a href="https://electronics.woot.com/offers/arlo-by-netgear-security-system-your-choice">Woot</a> has refurbished three-, four-, and five-camera kits for $200-300.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/arlo-bf-deals-5-camera-pro-2-bundle-700-costco-100-off-1st-gen-refurb-kits-3-5-packs-200-300-woot/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/arlo-bf-deals-5-camera-pro-2-bundle-700-costco-100-off-1st-gen-refurb-kits-3-5-packs-200-300-woot/'>Arlo BF deals: 5-camera Pro 2 bundle $700 at Costco...

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Huawei is testing Google’s Fuchsia OS on the Honor Play

In a Thanksgiving surprise, a new code change has revealed the first Android smartphone to be used as a testbed for Fuchsia, Google’s in-development operating system for devices of all kinds. The bigger surprise — it’s a Huawei. Google and Huawei certainly have history together, with Huawei being responsible for one of the most beloved Google phones, […]

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6 reasons to buy the OnePlus 6T, and 6 reasons to pass

The OnePlus 6T is quite possibly the most important smartphone launch ever for the relatively young company. Not only does the device feature some interesting new elements (such as an in-display fingerprint sensor), but it’s also the first OnePlus smartphone sold with a U.S. carrier partnership. In no uncertain terms, there’s a lot riding on […]

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Sony’s ridiculously expensive soundbar with built-in Chromecast is now slightly less ridiculous at $1,200 ($300 off)

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/5818700cv13d.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-529432" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/5818700cv13d-728x320.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="294" /></a></p> <p>If you're willing to spend home theater-level pricing, but don't want to deal with a standalone speaker/receiver setup, super-expensive soundbars like Sony's 7.1.2-channel unit might be your figurative and literal jam. But if the original $1,500 asking price was just a <em>bit</em> too rich for your blood, the price has been dropped basically everywhere to $1,200.</p> <p><span id="more-529431"></span></p> <p>It's an 800W, wireless soundbar with Dolby Atmos, 4K HDR, and HDCP 2.21 support. That extra ".2" in channel support means <a href="https://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/dolby-atmos-speaker-setup/7-1-2-setups.html">additional upwards source</a> for sounds — though obviously, this is a...

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Which Games Would Appear on a SEGA Dreamcast Mini?

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/11/22/which-games-would-appear-on-a-sega-dreamcast-mini/">Which Games Would Appear on a SEGA Dreamcast Mini?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Sony Xperia XZ2 is $530 ($170 off), XA2 Ultra $280 ($120 off), XZ3 $850 ($50 off) at B&H and other retailers

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nexus2cee_DSC01497.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-476176 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nexus2cee_DSC01497-728x487.jpg" width="668" height="447" /></a></p> <p>Pricing aside, Sony phones are generally well-liked. That means that an event such as Black Friday could be the perfect time to pick one up. Currently, we're seeing some decent sales on the last-gen Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, with a $50 discount on the Xperia XZ3 as well, from multiple retailers.</p> <p><span id="more-529408"></span></p> <p>Most retailers on this list are running the same sales, but for whatever reason, B&H is tacking on additional $70 and $60 clip coupons to the XZ2 and XA2 Ultra, respectively.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/sony-xperia-xz2-530-170-off-xa2-ultra-280-120-off-xz3-850-50-off-bh-retailers/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/22/sony-xperia-xz2-530-170-off-xa2-ultra-280-120-off-xz3-850-50-off-bh-retailers/'>Sony...

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