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I switched from an iPhone to Google's Pixel phone and survived

Google tried to simplify the process of moving to a Pixel from the iPhone. Here's how that shook out for one Apple die-hard.

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Why I love Google's Pixel XL and think it's worth $769

It's fast. It's intelligent. And I've never used an Android phone quite so full of surprise and delight.

Google Pixel XL Top 5 features

The Pixel XL is the first Android phone to deliver an emphatic, cohesive, surprise-and-delight experience. Let's investigate exactly how.

Google Pixel XL Unboxing

An Android user, an iPhone user, and an all-around mobile curmudgeon unwrap and boot up Google's new superphone.

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How to remove a phone, tablet, or PC from accessing your Google account

This is an important security step to go through whenever you sell off a device or just no longer plan to use it with Google services.

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Google Clock 6.4 brings app shortcuts and a smarter stopwatch

Now when you set a timer or use the stopwatch, it'll pick up right where you left off after rebooting your phone.

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Google's graveyard: 8 products Google killed in 2016

Google+ lives on, but many other Google offerings will no longer be able to say that by the end of 2016. Pay your respects at the Google Graveyard 2016.

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The best cases for the Galaxy S7

From ultimate protection to svelte options for the fashion conscious, these are some of the best options to keep your Samsung smartphone well protected.

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Report: Google to sell its own Android Wear watch in early 2017

The 'Made by Google' push is set to continue with smartwatches, but Google will have to up its game to compete with the Apple Watch Series 2.

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Google Photos begins creating animations from videos, gets smarter about fixing sideways pictures

You may start seeing more frequent memories to help you capture all those small moments of a young child growing up.

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Five to Try: FIFA Mobile Soccer takes the pitch, and Sprayscape serves up surreal VR photos

Check out this week's biggest new Android apps and games.


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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.