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Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer based in Northern California. He is the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a hands-on guide to building your own Android apps.

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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.

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Which apps and services work with Google Home?

Clear your throat for a lot of "OK, Google" with these services that are ready on day one for Google's Echo competitor.

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With the Galaxy Note7 dead, here are 7 other Android phablets to consider

Now that the Note7 is dead, these are the best alternatives if you want another large-screened Android phone.

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The best Android photo filtering and creative editing apps

Want to go above and beyond simple photo touchup? These apps will put powerful editing tools right on your smartphone or tablet.

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Duo is replacing Hangouts in Google's batch of preinstalled apps

Instead of swapping Hangouts for Allo, Google is apparently more interested in pushing out a better video call experience than a messaging alternative.

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Verizon's Google Pixel phone comes with bloatware, and Verizon delivers OS updates

Google will be the one to push out security updates, while Verizon's bloatware is limited to three uninstallable apps.

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YouTube Music update improves sharing and preps for more playlist features

Some under-the-hood capabilities will eventually bring the kind of customization that you would expect from a dedicated music streaming app.

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5 reasons why the Pixel may have the best smartphone camera ever

The newest Google phone may be just what you want for all those great moments you want to capture.

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Lenovo's Phab2 Pro is now slated for a November release

After a few months of delay, the first phone with Google's Tango technology is finally nearing a launch date.

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Here's everything new in Android 7.1

Android phones will eventually get these new features (if they get updated) but some are Pixel exclusives.

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Report: Android 7.1 is coming to current Nexus phones and the Pixel C before end of the year

The update will arrive as a developer preview, but the picture is still a little murky as to exactly which devices will score the update.

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How to change your phone's name in the Google Play Store

If you're tired of the unintelligible name that Google Play assigns your phone or tablet's name, here's how you go about fixing it.

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What to expect from Google's big Oct. 4 hardware event

Pixel phones, Google Home, a 4K Chromecast, and maybe even a new tablet may come to dine at the hardware feast.

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How to change default apps in Android Nougat

The ability to switch up the default browser, SMS app, and other essentials are much easier to find in the latest version of Android.

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How to use two Chrome tabs in split screen mode with Android Nougat

This desktop-caliber feature is very convenient when you want to look at content from two tabs at the same time.