Detailed teardown shows what makes Galaxy S7 water resistant [Video]

You’ve perhaps heard of the JerryRigEverything YouTube by now. Normally, the channel’s videos are made viral because of the host’s tendency to subject brand new expensive smartphones to in-depth and brutal durability tests. Normally that involves scratching the screen, bending the device and burning the display.

In his latest video however, Jerry took time out to show some genuinely useful information. Peeling back the layers, we get a look at exactly what Samsung has done to make the Galaxy S7 water resistant…

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App teardown suggests that the Google Wallet card is going away June 30th

Update: It’s confirmed. Google is now sending the below email to users who have a card.

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A new app teardown from Android Police today reveals that the Google Wallet card — which was first announced in November 2013 after many rumors of the troubled project being scrapped — is now finally getting the boot effective June 30th. The card assumably never really took off, and it seems that I’m one of the rare few that still has one of these little now-souvenirs… more…

Google app 7.14 reveals redesigned ‘Explore’ for Assistant apps, ‘Hey Google’ hotword, more [APK Teardown]

Two weeks ago, we revealed that the Google app was working on a bottom bar redesign. The latest version 7.14 shows Google refining that interface, while revamping the “Explore” page for Assistant apps, adding “Hey Google” on phones, and other tweaks.

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Google app 7.16 further details Assistant Routines & Podcasts, hints at Feed training, more [APK Teardown]

With every new update to the Google app, we’re learning more about Assistant Routines that can string together commands. Version 7.16 also details an expansion to the podcast functionality and feedback/training for Lens and the Feed. In terms of visible changes, Assistant for tablets is hinted at, while the Feed’s bottom bar sees a partial redesign.

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Google app 7.15 reveals more about Assistant Routines, Pixel Buds, & ‘Quartz’ [APK Teardown]

The latest beta version of the Google app is rolling with more about multi-command “Routines” for Google Assistant, as well as further details about Pixel Buds. Additionally, version 7.15 contains more information about the Search Bar Widget and the recently uncovered Quartz device that’s possibly a Google Home with a display.

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Teardown reveals and details possible Google Home with a display codenamed ‘Quartz’

A week before the October 4th event, we received a tip that a Google Home competitor to the Amazon Echo Show is in the works. Featuring a 7-inch screen, it would reportedly support a number of Google services. Today, a teardown (via Android Police) of the latest beta version of the Google app contains references to such a device and details its functionality.

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Google Allo 19 adds ‘In Apps’ search integration, prepares camera effects, Firefox web support, more [APK Teardown]

The latest version of Google Allo rolled out over the weekend and shows the messaging service preparing a number of new features, including camera effects and sticker search on the web. Version 19 also integrates Allo with the Google app’s In Apps search feature.

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Google app 7.10 reveals that ‘Bisto’ are headphones that run Google Assistant [APK Teardown]

The latest beta of the Google app is rolling out today and it reveals a great deal of new information about “Bisto.” References to a new device type emerged with version 7.0 in April and only returned earlier this month to the app.

With version 7.10, we now know much more about this device, including that Bisto in fact refers to headphones that run Google Assistant.

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Allo 5.0 rolling out w/ Chrome Custom Tabs, selfie-generated sticker packs on the way [APK Teardown]

With every Allo update has come features that almost no one is asking for, and the latest version of the app, 5.0, isn’t much exception. The new version is rolling out now on the Play Store with one major addition: Chrome Custom Tabs, for viewing web pages without leaving the app. But a quick teardown of the app we did shows that there are other — yep, you guessed it — sticker-related features right around the corner…

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Google Duo 20 preps Google Cast support and sending audio/video messages [APK Teardown]

Google Duo has seen a number of big updates in recent weeks, like picture-in-picture officially launching and deeper integration with the Pixel’s phone dialer. Version 20 is now rolling out and it reveals Google working on screen sharing, new security features, and more.

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