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Google Maps’ AR walking directions comes to many more phones

One of Google's coolest apps, by far, has yet to see the light of day for most users. I'm talking about Maps' live AR walking directions — now known as Live View — that shows you via a Pokémon-like visual … Read the rest of this entry

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Google will pay owners of faulty original Pixel phones up to $500

A group of OG Pixel and Pixel XL owners filed a lawsuit against Google back in 2018 accusing the company of knowingly selling devices with faulty microphones. Now, the tech giant has agreed to settle the class-action complaint and will … Read the rest of this entry

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Google experiments with dark mode for Chrome on phones

It took Google quite some time to get on board with the idea of adding a dark mode to its apps and platforms, but it's definitely looking like the tech giant has gone all in. 9to5Google has discovered that Chrome … Read the rest of this entry

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Huawei ships record 200 million phones in 2018 despite controversies

Huawei's 2018 was tumultuous, to put it mildly, but the company has at least a few reasons to brag. The Chinese mobile giant has revealed that it shipped over 200 million smartphones in the year, setting a new record (it … Read the rest of this entry

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Google’s Pixel phones will soon save transcripts of screened calls

Google's Call Screening feature has been a boon to Pixel 3 owners weary of tedious telemarketing calls. Instead of taking your chances on an incoming 'Scam Likely' call, you can just get Google Assistant to answer for you. One of … Read the rest of this entry

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T-Mobile is giving you 36 months to pay off select phones

T-Mobile is giving people more time to pay off their phones. On Friday, the mobile carrier will launch a new 36-month installment plan that will stretch the cost of a smartphone out over the course of three years rather than … Read the rest of this entry

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Will 2018 be the year small phones die?

Sony is perhaps the last bastion of smaller smartphones. Or at least, it used to be. For years now, Sony has been making "Compact" versions of its top-tier handsets that are more or less flagships in their own right. Each … Read the rest of this entry

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Chrome 69 is optimized for notched phones and Android Go

It hasn't been that long since Chrome 68's stable release, so you'll have to wait a bit longer for the browser's next iteration. Android Police has dissected Chrome 69's APK now that it has reached the beta channel, though, giving … Read the rest of this entry

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Democrats don’t want candidates to use ZTE and Huawei phones

Huawei might have taken Apple's place as the second largest smartphone seller in the world, but that doesn't mean everyone's a fan now. According to CNN, the Democratic National Committee has warned candidates running in November against using device… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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After dropping $18,000 worth of phones, these are the toughest

We all know that feeling. You're walking along the street, answering a text message, when someone bumps you, and your phone goes flying onto the concrete. Will your phone hold up, or will it crack under the pressure? Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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