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Android 7.0 Nougat running on only 0.4 percent of devices

There are more devices running Gingerbread than Android 7.0 Nougat, Google's latest Android version. These monthly numbers highlight Google's biggest issue with Android: Fragmentation.
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Google launches U.K. Android Pay promotions for the holiday season

Google's kicking off a few Android Pay promotions just in time for the holiday season. Tap to pay and you might be eligible for one of over 100,000 gift cards from retailers across the country.
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Google is hiring creative writers to make Assistant more personable

Google's artificially-intelligent bot, Assistant, is now available in a "Preview Edition" in Google Allo, a messaging app. Support for Hindi is coming soon, and here's everything you need to know.
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Tell your emergency contacts where you are with Trusted Contacts from Google

Google has just released an app called Trusted Contacts that allows you to share your location with your emergency contacts with a single touch. The company hopes it will help keep users safe.
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You are your own charger — the Matrix PowerWatch powered solely by body heat

Unlike most smartwatches, the Matrix PowerWatch doesn't require a plug-in or magnetic charger. Instead, it never switches off while worn, relying entirely on body heat to generate power.
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Easily settle your debts with these 10 money-sending applications

We live in a day and age when convenience is of the utmost priority. Thankfully, these 10 apps will help you send money to friends, family, and acquaintances with greater ease, so you can keep your checks at home.
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Galaxy Note 7 broke basic engineering rules, says damning new report

A teardown of the Galaxy Note 7 may have revealed why the device was a fire-hazard, and eventually canceled. It's shown the battery didn't have enough space to expand naturally, potentially causing internal layers to touch, and eventually…
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Forget controllers, use your hands: Leap Motion’s tracking tech hits mobile VR

Leap Motion has made it possible to use your hands in virtual reality with its Orion hand-tracking software. Now, the company has announced a new sensor that brings the technology to mobile VR.
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Samsung’s Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is for those with a tight leash on their wallets

If you are on an extremely tight budget, or are looking for someone's first smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy J1 Mini Prime might be worth a look. The phone is currently available for around $90.
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Homeland Security contractor says Chinese software secretly infected Blu phones

Chinese Android software secretly transmitted personal data including text messages, call details, and contacts from tens of thousands of phones sold by Florida-based smartphone maker Blu.
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Text up a storm with the best messaging apps for iOS and Android

These days, most people tend to favor digital messages over phone calls. Thankfully, these apps will allow you to share photos and documents, send text messages, and carry out a range of other tasks with the benefit of end-to-end…
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Ordering a beautiful Galaxy S6? We’ve got 30 cases you may want

The Samsung Galaxy S6 represents a beautiful fusion of metal and glass, but it’s still a fragile beauty that's prone to cracks and scratches if you don't protective it. Here are few of our favorite cases for the aging device.