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Chrome for Android is getting some extra tools to battle poor connections

Google says it can save you up to 67 percent on your data with its compression technology and now offers the ability to cache pages and videos for offline viewing.

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Chromebooks get stable Android apps as Andromeda rumors swirl

Chrome OS and Android are combining right under our noses.

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10 surprising and useful ways to use Google Assistant in Allo

Allo is designed to show off Google Assistant. Here's some of the coolest stuff you can do with it.


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Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV appears in the wild with a $69 price tag

The latest Google-friendly set-top box supports 4K video, HDR content, and includes a Bluetooth voice remote.

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Andromeda inbound? Google's long-rumored Android/Chrome OS merger may debut Oct 4

Are Chrome OS and Android on a collision course?

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Declutter your phone for a cleaner, faster Android experience

You can spend less time swiping and searching for apps if you follow our guide for a more Zen-like setup.


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8 great Android features that iOS needs to steal

From native gesture typing to the ability to clear your app windows in one tap, there's a slew of useful Android features that iOS is lacking.

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Google tweets that it's 'whipping up something sweet' in honor of Android's birthday

Android debuted on Sept. 23 eight years ago, though Google has cooked up some type of celebration for Saturday.


Google's Daydream VR platform graduates out of beta

The timing first nicely with the upcoming launch of Google's Pixel phones, which should lead the parade of compatible hardware.

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Five to Try: Google doubles up with Allo and Trips, and Paper Planes takes flight

Finish off the week with these fresh Android apps and games.


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YouTube Gaming update smooths out chat experience and drops in a new Easter Egg

Version 1.7 also is built to better support Android Nougat and fix a number of pesky bugs that have hung around.

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Report: Android 7.1 and Pixel Launcher will support 3D Touch inspired shortcuts

There's also evidence that all of the app icons will be round in an effort to bring a more consistent look to the Android interface.

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Nixon Mission review: A hardcore Android Wear watch for surf and snow

Ruggedized for action sports, the Nixon Mission is water resistant down to 10 ATM thanks to a trick "MicLock" feature.

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Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

First there was Google Now. Next, Google's new Allo app includes Google Assistant, a capable digital personality that is eager to assist.

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Google app beta adds 'in apps' homescreen button for quicker searches of your phone's content

It also looks like the term 'Google Now' may be going away, with the company uniting its effort behind the new Google Assistant.