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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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Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

Oracle has taken its bid for up to US$9 billion in damages to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a judge in a federal court in California recently struck down its bid for a retrial in a copyright infringement suit against Google over the use of Java code in the Android operating system.

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Report: Android Wear 2.0 will require you to install watch apps seperately

Google is trying to make the watch less dependent on the phone, but it could mean an extra step when you grab a new app.

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Google is planning a fix for the Pixel camera lens flare issue

If you've been seeing a halo effect on some of your images, with Google preparing new software to fix the problem.

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Pixel demand is higher than expected, with some pre-orders being pushed back to November

You may have a better chance buying the phone directly from Verizon if you're willing to live with a locked bootloader.

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15 spooky, scary Halloween games for your Android phone

Looking for scares you can take anywhere? Grab these games and get ready.

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6 smart settings to make your Android phone anticipate your needs

With the combined power of Nougat and Google Now, you can train your Android phone to know what you want without being asked.

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BlackBerry unveils the DTEK60, pledges a secure Android experience for $499

Software is the story with this phone, as BlackBerry is counting on its security know-how to set this latest effort apart from others.

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Google Messenger gets a new icon, interface cleanup, and preps for RCS messaging

The version 2.0 update also displays unread count badges for custom launchers that support the feature.

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Beleaguered Samsung now fending off reports of Galaxy S7 Edge phones catching fire

It's unlikely that the phone has a major defect given how long it's been on the market, but these latest incidents compound what's already been a major headache for Samsung.

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Microsoft's graveyard: 8 products Microsoft killed in 2016

Here’s a roundup of products, services and more that Microsoft rid itself of in 2016.

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The best tips and tricks to get the most out of your Pixel phone

The first true Google phone has a lot of powerful features, but for some of them you'll need to know where to look.

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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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Physical RAM attack can root Android and possibly other devices

Researchers have devised a new way to fully compromise Android devices without exploiting any software vulnerability and instead taking advantage of a physical design weakness in RAM chips.

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New Samsung loyalty program hints that the Note line may not be dead after all

The company is offering Note7 buyers in Korea discounts on the S7 line and a cheaper upgrade to an S8 or Note8.