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Asus challenges Apple's iPad Mini with the less-pricey ZenPad Z8

At $249.99, Asus' new ZenPad Z8 tablet with Android could make one ponder why they should buy Apple's iPad Mini 4, which starts at $399.

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We asked developers what they think about Android apps on Chrome OS

While bringing the Play Store to Chromebooks presents a lot of opportunity, in some ways it means heading back to the drawing board.

on greenbot.com

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Developers can now test their apps for Android N in the Google Play Store

You won't have to wait weeks after Android N's release to find out if your favorite apps are compatible.

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Nextbit launches beta tester program for Robin owners

Own a Robin? Want to test out future software updates and don't mind if they're buggy? You're in luck.

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OnePlus's Carl Pei on earning respect and shedding a 'cocky' image in the Android space

What has OnePlus learned from a few difficult years as a smartphone maker? We talked to OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei to find out.

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6 quick ways to clear space on an overstuffed Android device

Zap cached app files in a single tap, clear the Downloads folder, delete unneeded offline maps, take charge of music downloads, and more.

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Facebook adds SMS to Messenger; here's how to enable it

If you're a heavy user of Facebook's chat app, this might be the best way to keep all your conversations in one place.

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Report: LG is working on a phone that uses magnetic resonance wireless charging

The mystery phone would be able to charge at a distance of up to 7 cm when it launches.

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OnePlus 3 review: Third time's the charm with this supercharged, unlocked flagship

Premium specs with none of the carrier bloat: The OnePlus 3's 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a capable 16-megapixel camera make it a formidable contender.

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Google's Springboard is like Google Now for the enterprise

The forthcoming tool will be able to forage through your Google Apps for Work and offer proactive suggestions, much like Google Now.

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Moto Mods for the Moto Z won't be cheap, with costs ranging from $69 to $299

You'll at least get two free years of Google Photos storage if you opt for one of Moto's thin phones.

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Google's search toolbar is yielding quick contacts results for some

Another tweak will let you enable Now on Tap even if you don't want to see the stream of Google Now cards.

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How Google Nearby works, and how you can take advantage of it

Google makes it easy for your phone to link with other phones in close proximity, but not many apps make use of the feature.

on greenbot.com

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DynaOptics promises a better lens for smartphone photography

A Silicon Valley startup says it's developed a better lens for smartphone photography -- one that produces clearer images without the distortion often seen in photos from competing lenses.

Can this tiny lens really deliver better smartphone photos?

DynaOptics says its proprietary freeform lens will result in better smartphone images. We tested it out.

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Google's Nearby will soon trigger notifications to apps, websites, and more

The location-based tool may help you download a boarding pass app at the airport or an audio tour during a trip to the museum.