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The latest Android news, smartphone reviews, and tips all in one convenient location. Digital Trends offers in-depth coverage of everything Android, from Samsung Galaxy phones to apps. We’ll take you through everything you need to know about the most popular operating system on the market and beyond. Continue on to dive deeper into the world of Android OS, with full-length reviews, suggestions, and our top picks for anyone who has chosen to stray from the path of iOS.

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What is an eSIM? Here’s everything you need to know

The humble SIM card is finally on its way out in favor of a new, more advanced technology -- the eSIM. But what is an eSIM? Here's what you need to know.

Built for movie buffs, the Sony X950G is a sweet home theater centerpiece

Sony continues to stick to its studio-based roots with the X950G, a beautiful LED/LCD which brings cinematic performance at a relatively approachable price.
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Michael Kors Access Lexington 2 review: Elegant form, average software

This stylish Wear OS smartwatch has most everything you could ask for, but Wear OS lets down the capable and stylish hardware.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 review: A bite out of Apple

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 matures Samsung’s smartwatch line. For $280 you get a digital rotating bezel and LTE connectivity, not to mention an ECG.
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The best Android apps (November 2019)

Choosing which apps to download is tricky, especially given how enormous and cluttered the Google Play Store has become. We rounded up 100 of the best Android apps, each suited to a different occasion.

The best Android games currently available (November 2019)

The Google Play Store is loaded with both terrific and terrible gaming titles. We vetted the store to bring you some of the best Android games available, whether you're into puzzles, shooters, racing games, or something else entirely.

The best Android tablets for 2019

There are lots of Android tablets, but picking the right one comes down to more than just price. Here are the best Android tablets available, whether you want a gorgeous display or processing power.

The best smartphones for 2019

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal piece of tech on the planet. That’s why it’s important to pick the best phone for your individual needs.

The best unlocked phones for 2019

If you want the freedom to switch carriers at will, or you prefer to get your phone directly from the company that makes it, you'll want to buy an unlocked smartphone. These are the best unlocked phones you can buy in the U.S.

The best cell phone plans of 2019

Sorting through carriers’ plans to find the best service for you and your family can be tough. We name the best family plan, individual plan, unlimited plan, and more in this battle between T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon.
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Android vs. iOS: Which smartphone platform is the best?

If you’re trying to choose a new phone and you’re not sure about the merits and pitfalls of the leading smartphone operating systems, then come on in for a detailed breakdown as we pit Android vs. iOS in various categories.
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How to switch from iPhone to Android: The ultimate guide

If you've decided to bridge the great tech divide and leave Apple's walled garden for the unknown shores of Android, here are all the tips you need to start the switch.

How to run Android apps in Windows

Wish you knew how to run Android apps in Windows? It's easier than you might think and there are a number of different ways to do it. In this guide, we break down the steps so you can follow along with ease.

How to root Android phones and tablets (and unroot them)

Wondering whether to root your Android smartphone or stick with stock Android? Perhaps you’ve decided to do it and you just need to know how? Here, you'll find an explanation and a quick guide on how to root Android devices.

How to turn safe mode on and off in Android

When you have an issue with your phone, safe mode can help you determine whether a third-party app is to blame. If you’re wondering how to access it, or how to turn the feature off in Android, then you have come to the right place.

How to block a number in Android

Telemarketer or persistent ex won't leave you alone? Here's how to block a number in Android, whether you want to do so with native features, through your carrier, or with mobile apps such as Mr. Number or Should I Answer?
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