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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.

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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.

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Google Trips is here to tame all your unruly travel plans

The Android and iOS app taps summarizes your details and lets you save it offline for easier access while traveling.

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Report: Samsung's overzealous efforts to beat Apple lead to battery woes

Sleepless nights, fickle decision making, and other intangibles may have sown the seeds for an unprecedented consumer crisis.

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The best games for Android TV – no gamepad required!

No need to splurge for an additional controller to get in on some gaming action with your Android TV.

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How to tell if your Galaxy Note7 is safe to use

Samsung has created specific box markings and an IMEI lookup tool so you can tell if you have a non-explosive model.

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SwiftKey pledges more human-style predictions with 'neural network' keyboard capability

The latest edition of the SwiftKey Android app brings the feature, which has had a lengthy beta test, out to the masses.

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Five to Try: Bohemian Rhapsody goes VR, and Family Guy and Futurama wage card combat

Grab some fresh, fun Android apps for the weekend ahead.

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Rapid review: Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod

Hands on with the Hasselblad True Zoom camera Mod for Motorola's Z Droid smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall is official through the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The CPSC notes there have been 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns.