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Five to Try: Help improve Google with Crowdsource, and Marvel Tsum Tsum is super fun

Here's a look at the week's most enticing new Android apps and games.

on greenbot.com

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Samsung recalls Note 7 on battery fire reports

Samsung is halting sales of its recently-launched flagship Note 7 smartphone and recalling phones of this model sold worldwide after reports of several units catching fire due to battery problems.

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Facebook Messenger beams live video into your chat conversations with Instant Video

The concept is similar to a feature found in Snapchat, which allows you to augment your chat with some face-to-face conversation.

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Google Play expands the early access beta program to all Android devs

You'll soon get an opportunity to play around with more new apps before they hit the mainstream.

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Sony's Xperia XZ banks on a 23MP camera as the standout feature for the U.S. market

The Xperia X Compact joins the larger sibling with the same camera but a smaller, plastic build aimed at buyers' sudden love for smaller phones.

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What you need to know about Doze Mode in Android Nougat

Android does more heavy lifting when it comes to extending your phone's battery life, but there are still a few things you may want to tweak.

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Huawei's Nova phones aim for practicality over originality, despite their name

Practical and reliable is the image Huawei Technologies is trying to project with two new smartphones unveiled at the IFA tradeshow on Thursday.

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Cat S60 Review: Batman called and wants his phone back

A rugged phone designed for someone who puts durability ahead of performance.

on greenbot.com

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KDE Connect links your Android phone with your Linux desktop

Receive your Android phone's notifications and reply to SMS messages from any Linux PC.

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Hands on: The Moto Z Play brings down the cost of modularity

It may not be as fast as the other Moto Zs, but its epic battery life makes up for it.

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Hands-on: The Hasselblad True Zoom adds 10x optical zoom to your Moto Z

It'll give your Moto Z phone true 10x optical zoom, but it doesn't compete with standalone cameras.

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Asus embraces the round face trend in smartwatches with the ZenWatch 3

The latest Android Wear watch comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor, which is designed for better performance on smartwatches.

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Hands-on: Samsung's Gear S3 smartwatch is big, bold, and ready to phone home

The Gear S3 Classic goes for posh aesthetics, while the Gear S3 Frontier looks more rugged and comes with LTE support.

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Google search for Android now finds info hidden inside apps

Google is making it easier to find content inside your phone with a new feature in the Google app called In Apps.

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Acer's convertible Chromebook R 13 is designed to welcome Android apps

Acer's versatile Chromebook R 13 is one good device to run Android apps because it can be a laptop or tablet.