Pixel XL 2 (2017): Leak adds details incl. always-on display, squeezable frame features, more

Hot on the heels of the leaked render of Google’s forthcoming Pixel XL 2 (or whatever it ends up being called), another report out of XDA is adding a few more details about the phone. The site claims the higher-end Pixel will have always-on ambient display features, a variety of use cases for the phone’s purported squeezable frame, a few different display profile options, and other miscellaneous features…

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Hands-on with 5 Android apps and games you should download in May 2017 [Video]

There are nearly 1.5 million applications currently on Google Play and with so many choices, finding new worthwhile apps can be a hassle. As we have the last several months now, today we’ll be showing you a few more Android apps that you should definitely give a shot, as well as some new fun games…

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Google opens 2017 Material Design Awards to Android, iOS, & web, accepting self-nominations

In addition to opening sign-ups for the Indie Games Festival today, Google is now taking nominations for the 2017 Material Design Awards. A more open selection process this year will look at Material experiences on both iOS and the web. Of note, Google is only taking self-nominations for their third annual award that recognizes “best-in-class […]

Google says 11 Daydream VR-compatible phones will be available by the end of 2017

Google’s Daydream VR platform is arguably the best mobile VR option, but it only works on a small portion of the vast Android ecosystem. Devices like the Pixel, Moto Z, and ZTE Axon 7 are all supported, but there’s not much outside of that. Yesterday on Google’s earnings call, CEO (and recently appointed Alphabet board member) Sundar Pichai revealed that quite a few more compatible devices are incoming.

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Alphabet reports Q3 2017 revenue of $27.7 billion, beating expectations [Livestream]

Alphabet has just released its Q3 2017 results, with earnings of .72 billion, up 24% from the same quarter last year. These numbers cover July to September of this year and beat analyst expectations, with the stock up over 4% in after-hours trading.

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Samsung said to introduce two new non-Galaxy S ‘bendable’ flagships in 2017, Galaxy Note 7 name seemingly confirmed

Now that the “Smartphone 1.0” era is apparently coming to an end, manufacturers are rolling up their sleeves to try and figure out what comes next. Google is betting big with its Project Ara modular smartphone, but other OEMs, like Samsung, are taking a different path.

A report from Bloomberg is saying that the Korean giant may be working on two experimental devices with rollable and foldable screens, which may see the light of day as early as next year…

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