[Update: Out of beta] Action Launcher v38 adds Pie styling, more granular Quicktheme settings, and more

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/12/25 8:20pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/25/action-launcher-v38-beta-adds-pie-styling-more-granular-quicktheme-settings-and-more/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/12/25 8:20pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">The stable version of Action Launcher 38 is now rolling out on the Play Store. Here's the changelog for the finished release: • Revamp the app's overall look & feel, embracing</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/al38-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-530981" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/al38-1-728x522.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="479" /></a></p> <p>So, your stock home screen is getting you down? There are plenty of great alternatives in the Play Store including Action Launcher, and it just so happens there's a new beta build of Action...

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[Update: Release notes] Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android Pie rollout begins, Samsung refreshes update roadmap for Note9 and other devices

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/12/25 1:43pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/25/galaxy-s9-and-s9-android-pie-rollout-begins-samsung-refreshes-update-roadmap-for-note9-and-other-devices/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/12/25 1:43pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">We've had several weeks now to get familiar with the One UI beta, so there hasn't been much in the way of big surprises from this final, public release.</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/samsung-s9.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-534846" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/samsung-s9.jpg" alt="" width="728" height="485" /></a></p> <p>Galaxy S9 and S9+ users weren't expecting an<a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/18/android-9-pie-revisited-7-favorite-3-least-liked-features/"> Android 9 Pie</a> update <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/07/android-9-pie-coming-galaxy-s9-s9-note9-january/">until January</a>, but it seems Samsung is kicking things off early. So far, reports of the update are coming in from S9...

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The Best Games of 2018: God of War

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OnePlus 5 and 5T get Android 9 Pie in their stockings this year with OxygenOS 9.0.0 release

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_5t-3.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-467037" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_5t-3-728x510.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="468" /></a></p> <p>Normally the very end of the year brings us a lull in smartphone news — holiday shopping's over and the deals are drying up, but we've still got another week or so before CES really starts making waves. But leave it to OnePlus to sneak in some Christmas Day excitement, as the company starts distribution of OxygenOS 9.0.0 OTA updates for the OnePlus 5 and 5T.<span id="more-534922"></span></p> <p>It was just a matter of time before we saw this release land, following the availability of the Pie-bestowing Open Beta 20 and...

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[Update: Drops to $220] Toshiba’s 43-inch Amazon Fire TV hits new low, down to just $230, $10 less than Black Friday

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/12/25 12:13pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/25/toshibas-43-inch-amazon-fire-tv-hits-new-low-down-to-just-230-10-less-than-black-friday/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/12/25 12:13pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Time was, you wanted the best holiday-season deals, you shopped on Black Friday. And while we certainly saw more than our fair share of big sales this year, there's been</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/FireTVDeal.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-533824 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/FireTVDeal-728x453.jpg" width="668" height="416" /></a></p> <p>Amazon is currently selling the Toshiba 43" 1080p <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/18/best-buy-begin-selling-products-amazon-starting-exclusive-next-gen-fire-tv-edition-smart-tvs/">Fire TV</a> for <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-43LF421U19-43-inch-1080p-Smart/dp/B07FPSBZQB?tag=androidpolice-20">$230</a>. This television launched at $300 and the lowest it went during Black Friday was $240, making this an even better deal (if only...

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How Well Do You Know the DCEU? Test Your Knowledge!

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First things to do with your new Android phone

You’ve just lifted your new Android device from its packaging, and you’re beaming. Maybe your hands are shivering with anticipation. Your mouth is dry and pupils are dilated. Okay, maybe you’re not that excited, but a new phone is certainly cause for celebration. What comes next, though? Here are some of the first things every […]

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Best Movies of 2018: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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[Update: Deal’s back for another day] Hurry: Get a Google Home Hub and two Home Minis for $99

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/12/25 9:23am PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/25/hurry-get-a-google-home-hub-and-two-home-minis-for-99-from-adorama/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/12/25 9:23am PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Missed you chance to snag this offer when Adorama still had it? No problem at all — another day, another retailer. Right now you can get this very same bundle with </span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/home-hub-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-523321" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/home-hub-1-728x409.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Over the past few days, Best Buy, Target, and a few other stores offered a Home Hub and two Home Minis <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/22/google-home-hub-bundled-with-two-home-minis-for-just-130-at-best-buy/">at significant discounts</a>. If you missed out on those, Adorama still has the...

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25 Best Android Apps to Download for Your New Phone

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How to set up a new Google account on your Android device

Weblizar Creating a Google account is a breeze. Don’t know how to do it? No worries! Here’s how to set up a Google account without any hassle. You’ll find step-by-step instructions along with screenshots below. Before you jump in, keep in mind that US citizens have to be at least 13 years old to own […]

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Xiaomi Black Shark review: A blast for your buck

Gaming smartphones had a breakthrough in 2018, with multiple renowned companies in the field launching their super-powered handsets. These include the Asus ROG Phone, Razer Phone 2, and today’s review subject, the Xiaomi Black Shark. Check out the Asus ROG Phone vs. Razer Phone 2 vs. Xiaomi Black Shark to see how the three phones […]

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Google Duo reaches one billion downloads

According to Play Store statistics recently spotted by Android Police, Google Duo is the latest Google app to be downloaded one billion times. One billion downloads is quite the milestone to hit, especially when you consider the app’s 500 million downloads by June 2018. That means it only took Duo six months to gather the […]

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5 free text apps for Android that send real SMS messages!

Searching online for free texting apps is a pain in the rear end. There are free apps that work with your existing SMS service and then messenger apps that send messages but not real SMS. This is a problem we hope to rectify with this article. Text messages are still the most common method of […]

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