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Would you buy a smartphone with baked in ads, if it meant a lower price?

Amazon is selling the new Moto G4 and Blu's R1 HD at a discount with ads on the lockscreen and pre-installed Amazon apps. It sets a dangerous precedent for unlocked phones, and we're worried other retailers will do the same.
Android Army

Google, Qualcomm bring Project Tango tech to Snapdragon processors

Thanks to help from Google, Qualcomm has adapted the search giant's Project Tango tech to much of its existing lineup of Snapdragon processors, including the the 600 and 800 series.
Mobile

Fan-made website shows how powerful ‘OK Google’ really is

How many "OK Google" commands can you think of off the top of your head? Having some trouble? Check out this fan-made site, which offers an extensive list of OK Google commands and their variations, with more on the way.
Mobile

ZTE's VR headset is ready for prime time as soon as the Axon 7 gets Android N

ZTE has no intention of leaving the burgeoning world of mobile VR to Samsung, LG, or Huawei, and because the new Axon 7 will be one of the first Android Daydream compatible smartphones, it has a mobile VR headset all of its own.
Mobile

Amazon Prime member? The Moto G4 and Blu’s R1 HD are super cheap, but they’ll ship with ads

Amazon is bringing down the price of two new Android handsets that haven't been released yet: the Moto G4 and the Blu R1 HD. The downside? You'll find ads popping up in your lock screen.
Mobile

China smartphone makers snap up patents in fight for market dominance

Stepping into the ring to fight over China and its prime smartphone market are the country's own smartphone makers, as they begin to acquire patents by way of licensing deals, acquisitions, and a whole lot of money.
Mobile

Evernote restricts free accounts to two devices, increases the price of paid tiers

Evernote is about to get a bit more restrictive for free users. The service is limiting to two the number of devices on non-paying accounts, and it's hiking the price of its Plus and Premium tiers.
Web

Google greatly expands its targeted ads, but thankfully it’s opt-in

You may be seeing a prompt from your Google account soon -- it's to ask if you want to opt-in for a new advertising feature that would make ads even more relevant. Google also has a new My Activity page that lets you control how your data…
Home

Pillo is a ‘home health robot’ that seems too good to be true

Pillo is probably the coolest pill dispenser you've ever seen. A campaign has been started for the 'home health robot,' however it seems a little too good to be true. If it does deliver, Pillo could totally change how you handle your…
Product Review

Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 Review

Casio takes Android Wear to the great outdoors, but it's not a happy camper.
Mobile

Now you can tap to pay in Singapore with Android Pay

Android Pay is Google's mobile payment system, which turns your phone into a wallet and negates the need to pull out your credit card in stores. It's now live in the U.S. and the U.K., so here's everything you need to know about it.
Mobile

15 major Galaxy S7 problems, and what to do about them

Have you been wrestling with Galaxy S7 problems? If your Samsung flagship isn’t living up to expectations, you might find the answer you seek right here. We have potential fixes for all sorts of S7 issues.