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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Google Admin app for Android updated w/ full mobile device management features

Mobile first is a frequent buzz phrase for newly minted startups and for the most part it is easy for them to achieve. However, for legacy companies with products designed for the web, it is often harder to cram functionality and information on a smaller screen. With that in mind, the Google for Work Admin app for Android has been updated with mobile device management features previously restricted to the full web app.

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Disney launches child-focused messaging app w/ built-in games & safety features

Just when you think there can’t possibly be room for yet another messaging app, along comes Disney with what looks like a decent attempt to prove us wrong. Disney Mix is a new messaging app designed for use by kids as young as four, using the tagline ‘chat, share, play.’

The free app offers stickers from just about every Disney movie you could name, customized cartoon avatars, built-in games and safety features designed to keep things family-friendly …

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MetroPCS is getting Scam ID and Scam Block features to put an end to unwanted calls

Scam callers are never fun to deal with, and it can sometimes feel like half of all the calls you get throughout the day are from people trying to nab personal info that they have no business knowing. If you’re a MetroPCS customer, you’ll soon gain access to two new features that will help to put an end to these unwanted phone calls once and for all.
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Hands-on: New features in Android 8.0 Oreo incl. new app shortcuts, revamped notifications, picture-in-picture, more [Video]

The update to Google’s mobile operating system finally got its name this morning (Oreo, of course), and it brings lots of changes and tweaks throughout. Android Oreo is now making its way to Pixel and Pixel XL handsets, and more devices will follow over the next year. But if you’re on the waitlist, here’s everything to keep an eye out for when the update lands on your handset…

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Which of the new HTC U11 Edge Sense features are you excited about? [Poll]

Over the last several years, HTC has lost most of its Android market share, especially in the US. Even though the phones that the company produces have been high quality and have top of the line specs, many have just lost interest. This year, though, HTC is shaking things up with a new design and a new feature called Edge Sense.

Are you interested at all in the upcoming Edge Sense features? If so, which ones?

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Nest is reportedly working on a 4K camera w/ new design, smart zoom features

Nest, an Alphabet-owned company, is known for its high-tech smart home devices — like its thermostat and smoke detector. In particular its descendants-of-Dropcam home WiFi security cameras have been popular for the last couple years, thanks to being extremely user-friendly. Now, Nest is reportedly prepping to release a 4K indoor security camera to add a new option to the top of the lineup…

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Here are four hidden Android N features and how to enable them [Video]

Now that we have the official release of Android Nougat on some devices, we’re finally seeing some of the latest changes to Android available in their final forms. But there’s still a lot more to this update that didn’t make the final cut. We know apps like Allo and features like Google Assistant are coming, but right here, right now, there are many hidden things you can play around with…

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Hands on with the new features in Android O Dev Preview 2 [Video]

The first developer preview for Android O didn’t bring much to the table, but Google fixed that today at I/O 2017. Now available through the Android Beta Program, the second developer preview of Android O brings a lot more of the features we were hoping to test from the initial announcement. So, let’s take a closer look.

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