Google hardware year in review: What worked, what didn’t, and what we want in 2019

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/DSC00646-1-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-535407" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/DSC00646-1-1-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Google’s hardware division is a rare success story inside a remarkably successful company - and one that has taken the better part of a decade to meet that definition. Its ambitions in the physical product space have grown from a geeky internet sideshow into a full-scale retail assault, and 2018 saw that ascendance continue. For all the naysayers it’s had - and there have been many - Google continues to position its hardware portfolio exactly where it needs to be: in stores.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/31/google-hardware-year-in-review-what-worked-what-didnt-and-what-we-want-in-2019/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/31/google-hardware-year-in-review-what-worked-what-didnt-and-what-we-want-in-2019/'>Google hardware...

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LG to start bringing Android 9 Pie to G7 ThinQ with South Korea in Q1 2019

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/g7-review-right-edge.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-497071" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/g7-review-right-edge-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>LG's history when it comes to updating phones is not great — so much so, in fact, that the company went out of its way to announce a whole new <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/11/lg-promises-faster-updates-new-software-upgrade-center/">Software Upgrade Center</a> earlier this year to combat the problem. It's too early to tell if it's making much of a difference, but the company has just announced that the Korean G7 ThinQ will be getting upgraded to Android 9 Pie in Q1 2019.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/31/lg-to-start-bringing-android-9-pie-to-g7-thinq-with-south-korea-in-q1-2019/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/31/lg-to-start-bringing-android-9-pie-to-g7-thinq-with-south-korea-in-q1-2019/'>LG to start bringing Android 9 Pie to...

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Anker Gold Box from $11, Philips Hue HomeKit Lighting 25% off, Fire TV Cube $60, more

9to5Toys now has a new app!Download it to stay up to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple Newsand sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Listen to the new 9to5Toys Daily Podcast: https://9to5toys.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/12/9to5Toys-Daily-12-31-2018.mp3 […]

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Best Movies of 2018: Bad Times at the El Royale

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2018 rewind: by the numbers

2018 has been a year of excellent smartphones, pleasing and shocking news stories, as well as firsts and lasts for a number of tech companies. Here’s a look at some of the most significant numbers in the smartphone industry throughout the year. 1.48 billion: smartphones sold Almost a billion and a half smartphones shipped this […]

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Best Android apps of 2018 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/nexus2cee_Best-Apps-of-2017-Android-Apps-on-Google-Play.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-535156" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/nexus2cee_Best-Apps-of-2017-Android-Apps-on-Google-Play-728x334.png" alt="" width="668" height="306" /></a></p> <p>Now that Christmas is over and the new year is almost upon us I thought it would be prudent to compile the best apps of 2018 into a roundup before the year is officially over. So if you happened to have received a new phone, tablet, or Chromebook that runs Android OS, you may be looking for a few quality apps to push your new device to its limit. Every application in this list has been painstakingly hand-picked by yours truly, and they're all arranged by price for easy...

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Update your Motorola Moto G6 Plus to Android 9 Pie now

Motorola The Motorola Moto G6 Plus isn’t available in North America, unfortunately. However, if you’re lucky enough to live in a country where the device is available, you can now upgrade your Moto G6 Plus to the latest Android 9 Pie. According to the Indian support page for the Moto G6 Plus, OTA update notifications […]

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This is the average 2018 Android flagship smartphone

For Android Authority‘s Best of Android 2018 awards, we put more than 30 of the year’s flagships through their paces to chose winners across ten categories. Through this endeavor, we discovered which flagship had the best overall performance, which had the best cameras, and the overall smartphone of the year. This research not only revealed the top performers, […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10: Everything we know so far [Video]

Once a faucet starts to leak, often times that tap is going to keep on leaking. That’s exactly what happens with almost every major smartphone launch, including the Samsung Galaxy S10.  The downside is that there isn’t a great deal of mystery surrounding product launches any longer, we tend to have a fairly good idea […]

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