HTC U11 Plus leaked, along with more U11 Life details

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_u11-life-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-453528" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_u11-life-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="409" /></a></p> <p>The HTC U11 was the company's second flagship of the year, and by most accounts, <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/06/14/htc-u11-review-a-pretty-good-phone-if-anyones-still-listening/">a pretty great phone</a>. We've already heard rumors of an upcoming budget phone with Android One, <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/03/htcs-upcoming-u11-life-android-one-phone-specs-leak/">the U11 Life</a>, but now details about a U11 Plus have also leaked.<span id="more-453526"></span></p> <h2>HTC U11 Plus</h2> <p>First up is the U11 Plus, which has appeared on a Chinese telecommunications certification site. The below pictures don't expose much, besides a rear-facing fingerprint sensor (HTC usually puts them on the front).<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/21/htc-u11-plus-leaked-along-u11-life-details/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/21/htc-u11-plus-leaked-along-u11-life-details/'>HTC U11 Plus...

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8 things you didn’t know you could do with Google Assistant

Google Assistant keeps on growing. New features and functionality are constantly appearing and that’s made keeping track of all the service’s little quirks and features tougher than ever. You can do much more than just searches these days. Here’s a list of some of Google Assistant’s lesser known but still incredibly handy features. > What […]

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Alphabet deployed emergency LTE to Puerto Rico w/ Project Loon in under a month

Earlier this month, Project Loon was granted authorization to provide emergency service to Puerto Rico using their balloons. Today, the Alphabet division announced that in partnership with AT&T it began providing LTE service to the hurricane-stricken island. Nintendo Switch The “limited internet connectivity” begins today, with Project Loon supporting “basic communication and internet activities” for […]

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[Update: 20% off site-wide][ [Deal Alert] Google Wifi 3-pack on sale for $239.99 ($50 off) via Rakuten with coupon code

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the Update" href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/20/deal-alert-google-wifi-3-pack-sale-239-99-50-off-via-rakuten-coupon-code/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: </span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title"> It looks like the coupon code works on a lot of things—almost all the things, in fact. It's 20% off site-wide at Rakuten, so you can grab things like</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_wifi.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-409316" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_wifi-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Having a single WiFi access point in your home is <em>so</em> 2015. You can step into the modern era of WiFi with a mesh router today at a sizable discount. Rakuten has Google Wifi 3-packs on sale for $239.99. That's $50 off the...

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[Update 5: Now $799.99] You can already buy a dual-SIM Note8 on eBay for $899.99

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2017/09/20 4:24pm PDT Update" href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/20/can-already-buy-dual-sim-note8-ebay-899-99/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2017/09/20 4:24pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">The phone quickly went out of stock but is now back $10 cheaper at $889.99. </span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2017/09/27 5:07pm PDT Update" href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/20/can-already-buy-dual-sim-note8-ebay-899-99/#2"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_2"> 2</span>: 2017/09/27 5:07pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title"> How the mighty fall! You can grab the Note8 at this same retailer now for a mere $864.99, an all-time low. </span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2017/10/04 3:30am PDT Update" href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/20/can-already-buy-dual-sim-note8-ebay-899-99/#3"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_3"> 3</span>: 2017/10/04 3:30am PDT</span> <div...

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Acer’s Chromebook 15 (CB515-1HT) is now available for $399

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_cb1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="aligncenter size-hero-size wp-image-443742" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nexus2cee_cb1-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>In Chromebook land, a lot of the focus is on Google's <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/04/googles-pixelbook-official/">recently-announced (and expensive) Pixelbook</a>. But for those  of you who cannot stomach the $999 starting point of Google's latest, then you might want to consider what Acer has on offer. The new Chromebook 15, model number CB515-1HT, is now up for sale via Best Buy and Acer's store for $399.<span id="more-453483"></span></p> <p>For $399, you get a 15.6" 1080p touchscreen IPS panel, a Pentium N4200, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, and a ton of battery life.<div class="clear"></div>...

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Huawei might release a foldable phone next year

As we look back at cell phones from the past couple of years, we can see several trends emerge. These range from dual-camera setups, to bezel-less designs, dropping the headphone jack, and more. The next trend we see might be foldable phones. ZTE recently released the Axon M and we know that Samsung is working […]

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Chrome 62 for Android supports Oreo’s Notification channels, more HTTP warnings, Chrome Home redesign

Following this week’s rollout to Mac, Windows, and Linux, the latest version of Chrome for Android is beginning to rollout to the stable channel. There are a number of minor new features accompanying the usual security fixes and under-the-hood changes in Chrome 62. Nintendo Switch To increase security, Google is now extending the “Not secure” warning to any HTTP site […]

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Here’s how to remap the Pixel 2’s Active Edge squeeze function [APK Download]

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_squeeze.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-453473" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_squeeze-728x473.png" alt="" width="668" height="434" /></a></p> <p>One of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL's highlight features is the Active Edge squeezable frame. By default, the squeezing motion will activate Google Assistant, and Google doesn't allow you to make it trigger anything else. But just as it only took developers a few days to circumvent the issue with the Galaxy S8's Bixby button, we've already got a workaround courtesy of an update to an app called Button Mapper by flar2.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/20/heres-remap-pixel-2s-active-edge-squeeze-function-apk-download/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/20/heres-remap-pixel-2s-active-edge-squeeze-function-apk-download/'>Here's how to remap the Pixel 2's Active Edge squeeze...

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Chrome 62 revamps the Chrome Home UI, enables new web features, and more [APK Download]

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_chrome-62-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-453467" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_chrome-62-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>It has been about a month and a half since <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/06/chrome-61-starts-rollout-chrome-home-ui-improves-translate-bar-enables-new-apis-apk-download/">the last Chrome release</a>, but good things come to those who wait, right? Chrome 62 includes yet another redesign hidden behind a flag, some new APIs developers can use, and several smaller tweaks. So without further ado, let's get into it.<span id="more-453446"></span></p> <h2>Modern UI for Chrome Home</h2> <p>Google is still <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/06/chrome-61-starts-rollout-chrome-home-ui-improves-translate-bar-enables-new-apis-apk-download/">gradually rolling out</a> the bottom address bar redesign for Chrome, known as 'Chrome Home.' At the same time, the company is working on 'Modern layout for Chrome Home,' which...

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“Hey Google” hotword now works for some on phones too [Update]

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2017/10/20 1:16pm PDT Update" href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/20/hey-google-hotword-now-works-phones/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2017/10/20 1:16pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Apparently, Assistant will prompt you to re-train itself for both "Hey Google" and "OK Google" variations (thanks, Logan): </span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_hey-google.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-452660" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_hey-google-728x455.png" alt="" width="668" height="418" /></a></p> <p>You know how you can say both "OK Google" and "Hey Google" to Google Home and it will respond to the two hotwords without any discrimination? The same isn't true of Assistant on your Android phone: it only answers to "OK Google." Wait, scratch that, it wasn't...

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Portrait mode on the Pixel 2 mimics the results of an SLR, and here’s how it works

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_girl-with-the-orange-hat-s.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-453396" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_girl-with-the-orange-hat-s-728x473.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="434" /></a></p> <p>The Portrait mode on the new Pixel 2 phones is impressive. With just a single camera, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are able to mimic a convincing depth of field effect, like that created by much larger hardware. It isn't quite as good as an SLR, but it's a reasonable approximation. And if you were interested in exactly how it works, we've put together an explanation. <span id="more-453394"></span></p> <p>For the full details, you can read the full Google's post on its <a href="https://research.googleblog.com/2017/10/portrait-mode-on-pixel-2-and-pixel-2-xl.html">Research Blog</a> yourself, but we've assembled...

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