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Android gets patches for serious flaws in hardware drivers and media server

The June batch of Android security patches address nearly two dozen vulnerabilities in system drivers for various hardware components from several chipset makers.

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Outlook for Android Wear puts email on your watch face in style

The new watch face lets you take action on emails, calendar notifications, and other details.

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A list of all the Google Now voice commands

What can you do with your voice on your Android phone? More than you know!


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Galaxy S7 Active hands-on: AT&T's exclusive phone survives severe crash tests

Samsung's new Galaxy S7 Active is like a fortified version of the flagship Galaxy S7 that won't fail if dropped on the ground or in water.

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Sony Xperia X review: A mid-range device with no clear direction

At $550, the Xperia X is just too expensive, considering the phone's build quality and features. Sony is definitely off to a shaky start for its smartphone reboot in the U.S.

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Chuwi HiBook CWI514 Windows/Android tablet review: Awful performance, but we still kind of like it

Chuwi's dual-boot Android/Windows convertible tablet sounds fantastic, especially for under $300. Just don't go in expecting it to do more than basic video playback, Web browsing, and document creation—all of which it does quite well.

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Here's what Android apps will be like on Chromebooks

Watch this video to see Android apps in action on Chrome OS.

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Google Maps launches a beta app for testing the latest features

You'll get more control over driving notifications and updates about where to leave a review for the Local Guides program.

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Five to Try: NBA Fit helps you dunk on workout goals, and Sky Force reloads

Grab the latest and greatest new Android apps and games.


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Report: New images show upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note with curved-edge glass

The latest buzz is that Samsung will skip ahead in numbering and deem this next phone the Galaxy Note 7.

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10 times you secretly wished you had an iPhone

You’re totally on Team Android, until your mom wants to FaceTime.



Hangouts 10.0 is improving its sharing capabilities on both Android and iOS

Android users will see support for the direct share feature, while the iPhone app now supports universal links for access to Hangouts from other apps.

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A new Play Store uninstall manager will offer to clear up space, says report

The new tool is appearing for some and recommending which space-hogging apps to delete.

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Google Now on Tap is getting more smarts for text and image search

The updates makes it way more convenient to quickly get some knowledge from Google about a specific word or image that's on your screen.

5 things we love about Android N

It's not out yet, but you'll love what Google's added to the preview version of its next version of its mobile operating system.

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Android N: 5 features we love in the new OS

The next version of Android is still in preview, but based on what we've seen, we can't wait to start using it on our phones every day.