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Five to Try: Google doubles up with Allo and Trips, and Paper Planes takes flight

Finish off the week with these fresh Android apps and games.

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YouTube Gaming update smooths out chat experience and drops in a new Easter Egg

Version 1.7 also is built to better support Android Nougat and fix a number of pesky bugs that have hung around.

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Report: Android 7.1 and Pixel Launcher will support 3D Touch inspired shortcuts

There's also evidence that all of the app icons will be round in an effort to bring a more consistent look to the Android interface.

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Nixon Mission review: A hardcore Android Wear watch for surf and snow

Ruggedized for action sports, the Nixon Mission is water resistant down to 10 ATM thanks to a trick "MicLock" feature.

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Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

First there was Google Now. Next, Google's new Allo app includes Google Assistant, a capable digital personality that is eager to assist.

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Google app beta adds 'in apps' homescreen button for quicker searches of your phone's content

It also looks like the term 'Google Now' may be going away, with the company uniting its effort behind the new Google Assistant.

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Samsung has shipped 500,000 replacement Note 7 units to the U.S.

The four major carriers are urging customers to exchange their device while also prepping to resume sales.

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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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5 awesome Android widgets for a more useful home screen

Whether you're looking to speed-dial friends, quickly scan documents, or access directions without opening Maps, these widgets will help you get stuff done.

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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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Google Photos improves sharing and builds up movie making skills

Sending photos is much easier if you and the recipient are using Google's all-in-one image service.

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Google's cheeky Oct. 4 event invite never mentions Pixel phones

Nonetheless, reliable signs point to Google retiring Nexus phone branding on October 4 and replacing it with Pixel signage via the eponymous 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL.

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Five Google Photos tips for finding, organizing, and sharing all your pictures

Can't find that one photo you're looking for? Google’s smart photo app can make it easy.

on greenbot.com

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How to use your Android, iOS, or Windows 10 smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot

When you really need to access the internet from a PC, your phone can save the day.

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HTC announces the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle smartphones

Both phones feature an Art Deco design with a lot of emphasis on camera quality and audio features.