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Ad-supported apps will get a special label inside the Google Play store next year

Just like it does with apps that have in-app purchases right now, next year Google will add a label telling visitors to the Google Play Store which apps have advertising. Developers are being told to supply the information now.
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Nexus 5X Review

Google's Nexus 5X has the worst battery life of any phone we’ve used all year.

Google is lowering its minimum purchase price for Play Store apps

Google's Alistair Pott, a Google Play product manager, made a bold announcement in the Android Developers Blog -- "Minimum purchase price for apps and in-app products reduced on Google Play," the headline reads.

Vivo posts teaser showing X6 multitasking features

Chinese mobile maker Vivo is teasing one of its most high-end smartphones ever, the X6. The phone will be made of 98 percent metal and feature a deca-core processor and 4GB of RAM inside. It will supposedly surpass the iPhone in…

A future Xperia smartphone may have a Sony-made processor inside

A new rumor suggests Sony is interested in making its own smartphone processors, potentially shifting away from Qualcomm and MediaTek. It has apparently already started the design process.

YouTube Kids goes global following a sticky launch

YouTube Kids' first nine months hasn't exactly been plain sailing, but having made improvements to filters and addressed the concerns of consumer groups, it evidently feels the app is now ready to entertain kids outside of the U.S.

With a 21-megapixel front-facing camera, the Meitu V4 ensures your trip to selfie heaven

Chinese outfit Meitu introduced the V4, an Android-powered smartphone that packs a whopping 21-megapixel camera on the front. At $548, the V4 isn't exactly cheap, but for some, it's almost impossible to put a price on selfies.

Pushbullet starts charging for existing free features in the Pro version of its app

Pushbullet announces Pushbullet Pro, a paid subscription model with new and previously free features. Users will have to pay for features such as universal copy and paste and will be limited in how many messages they can send in the free…

T-Mobile aims to get BlackBerry's Priv on its network in the near future

BlackBerry's new phone is a slider called the Priv, and it runs Android. Its the company's first Android smartphone, but it still has a full keyboard. Here are all the specs, pricing, and availability info you need to know about the…

LG G5 could get released much earlier than normal and sport a metal unibody

The LG G4 is an amazing phone, but it's far from a hit. LG will likely offer another G series flagship next year, so now is a good time to start the speculation. Here's everything we know so far about the LG G5.

Nvidia refreshes the Shield Tablet with a much lower price point

Likely wanting to make the Shield Tablet more friendly to your wallet, Nvidia announced the Shield Tablet K1, which is simply the original Shield Tablet with a $200 price point and Nvidia's quad-core Tegra K1 processor.

The $200 Oxy Smartwatch plays well with its Android, iOS, and Windows friends

U.K. outfit Oxy introduced the Oxy Smartwatch, which can connect to Android, iOS, and even Windows smartphones, a rarity in the world of smartwatches. The Oxy is currently available on Indiegogo from $200.