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Google Phone app 5.1 adds in new gestures and interface tweaks

The app comes from a Pixel system file dump, so it's unclear at this time if it'll make it to Nexus phones or is just for Google's newest hardware.

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Verizon Pixel phones will get Android updates at the same time as those sold by Google

Big Red also reaffirmed you'll be able to uninstall the three Verizon apps that will come preloaded on the Pixel sold in the company's stores.

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Hardcore fans mourn the death of Nexus by denouncing the Pixel

Not all Android fans are excited about Google's new phone, but they'll probably come around.

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The Google Play Store is getting a modest makeover with a few interface tweaks

You can finally zoom in on screenshots, and Google has renamed the 'Entertainment' section to 'Movies, Music, Books' to try and drum up more interest.

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Report: Samsung is still struggling to explain why the Note7 keeps exploding

Samsung must now battle long-term damage to the company's reputation after the unprecedented recall of all Note7 phones.

Google made an iPhone, so now what?

Google’s new Pixels phones look and cost the same as the iPhone. Now that Google is in Apple territory, what can the original iPhone-maker do to stand out?

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The 20 best free Android games to play right now

Want big fun without a big expense to match? Grab these entertaining freebies now.

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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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Which apps and services work with Google Home?

Clear your throat for a lot of "OK, Google" with these services that are ready on day one for Google's Echo competitor.

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With the Galaxy Note7 dead, here are 7 other Android phablets to consider

Now that the Note7 is dead, these are the best alternatives if you want another large-screened Android phone.

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The best Android photo filtering and creative editing apps

Want to go above and beyond simple photo touchup? These apps will put powerful editing tools right on your smartphone or tablet.

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Samsung officially halts Note7 sales, reiterates commitment to work with CPSC

As was the case with original Note7s, owners of replacement Note7s are encouraged to power down phones and request replacements or refunds.

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Samsung 'adjusts' Note7 production following fresh spate of fire reports

With five cases of flaming Note7s in the U.S. alone, Samsung is apparently halting production of its ostensibly safe replacement phones.

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As replacement Note7s catch fire, we're nearing a permanent suspension of our Note7 recommendation

Four ostensibly safe Note7 phones have gone up in flames, begging the question, Is it time to ditch the Note7 entirely and wait for Note8?

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Duo is replacing Hangouts in Google's batch of preinstalled apps

Instead of swapping Hangouts for Allo, Google is apparently more interested in pushing out a better video call experience than a messaging alternative.

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Verizon's Google Pixel phone comes with bloatware, and Verizon delivers OS updates

Google will be the one to push out security updates, while Verizon's bloatware is limited to three uninstallable apps.