Jason CrossExecutive Editor, Greenbot

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I have written professionally about technology and video games for my entire adult professional life - about 20 years. I am to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

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11 things Android phone makers should copy from the Pixel

Google is setting the bar high for its Android partners. Here are a few things Samsung, LG, and others can learn from it.

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These are the new Emoji in the Android Nougat 7.1 update

Google has taken the time to really craft better emojis, including a much larger variety of professions, genders, and skin tones to support Unicode 9.

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Pixel XL camera test: How it compares to Apple, LG, and Samsung phones in the studio

We took four phones with the best cameras available into the studio to figure out which one delivers the best image quality.

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Best Android phones: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

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Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better

Google's first in-house phone is a delightful holistic experience that might make you think twice about Apple or Samsung.

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Android 7.1 Developer Preview announced, coming soon

7.1 brings support for Daydream VR, the app shortcuts API, and several other features, but the Assistant is still just for Pixel and Allo.

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Hands-on with Google Daydream: Gear VR has a new rival

Google's second stab at phone-based VR takes it to the front of the pack.

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Android Wear 2.0 delayed to 2017, Developer Preview 3 out now

The first really huge update to Google's watch platform is taking a little longer than expected.

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Google's Pixel phones: 7 essential technical upgrades we want to see

It looks like "Nexus" is out, and "Pixel" is in. This is what we hope to see as Google updates its flagship phones.

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Google finally launches its Allo messaging app

Leaning heavily on Google's new Assistant, Google hopes Allo will finally give it a messaging app that really sticks.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall is official through the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The CPSC notes there have been 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns.

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Hasselblad True Zoom review: A curiosity with almost nothing to recommend it

For $250 you should just buy a vastly superior point-and-shoot camera.

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Moto Z Play review: Long-lasting, affordable, and modular too

It may not be as fast as the other Moto Z phones, but the return of the headphone jack and super battery life make up for it.

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Get more out of Android Nougat with these tips and tricks

How to use split-screen mode, the new quick settings shade, improved notifications, and more.

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Hands-on: The Hasselblad True Zoom adds 10x optical zoom to your Moto Z

It'll give your Moto Z phone true 10x optical zoom, but it doesn't compete with standalone cameras.