How Android One has changed, and why its US debut via the Moto X4 is likely imminent

Today we got our first look at an Android One-branded Moto X4 from the ever-reliable Evan Blass, but here’s something you might not be aware of: we’ve been tracking this story here at 9to5Google for more than half a year now. The first rumors of the program’s launch in the US popped up back in January, and a few months later we got a sizable dump of information about the program from a source, some of which we published in April.

So what’s happening? How has Android One changed? Is the Moto X4 going to be the first Android One phone for the United States?

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T-Mobile reportedly planning to debut its own hardware starting with the mid-range REVVL T1

T-Mobile is no stranger to doing things a little differently and in the coming weeks, the company is apparently planning to launch a collection of self-branded Android smartphones to be sold on its network. The first device to debut as part of this series will apparently be the T-Mobile REVVL T1.

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Acer and ASUS debut new education-focused, USB-C & Play Store wielding Chromebooks

Today at the BETT Show in London, two new Chromebooks have been announced. The first is from Acer, the Spin 11 while the second comes from ASUS, the C213. These new Chromebooks are designed specifically for education customers, packing a strong build, compact design, and special features for the target audience.

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[Update] Huawei Mate 9 Pro press render leaks before its rumored November 3 debut

 

As October is coming to a close, we are quickly approaching Huawei’s November 3rd event. While we don’t have any confirmation yet about what will be announced there, we can speculate that the event will revolve around the launch of the upcoming Mate 9. Although almost everything about this handset has already slipped through the cracks, a leaked official-looking press render is now giving us a better look at the device…

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Watch LeEco debut its first US smartphones & more here [Livestream]

LeEco, the Chinese technology company that has been hitting US press more and more in recent years, is today holding an event marking its entry into the US market. We’re not completely sure what the company has up its sleeves, but the invitations the company sent out last month seem to suggest we’ll be seeing products in many different realms announced today…

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Long after its iOS debut, Google’s Gboard keyboard finally comes to Android [Video]

After debuting on iOS earlier this year, Google has just quietly made its Gboard keyboard available for Android devices. The keyboard comes in as an update to the currently-available Google Keyboard, merging in Google’s Gboard features with Google Keyboard’s current functionality.

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