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Droid Updates Weekly 10/16 – 10/20: Which Android devices were updated this week?

October 22, 2017

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

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Comparison: Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X

October 22, 2017

Google unveiled two flagship phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, during its Made By Google 2017 event on October forth. The Pixel 2 XL is the better of the two devices and comes with a design that subscribes to the trend in 2017 that has been highlighted in other smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple iPhone X. But how does the Pixel 2 XL compare with its counterparts, particularly the iPhone X? Let’s find out.

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Weekly Poll: Squeeze gestures, useful or gimmick?

October 22, 2017

You may have noticed that some phones allow you to squeeze their sides to trigger an application or function such as the Google Assistant. Essentially, the purpose of this ability is to allow users to have a hot key, which can launch something specific from any screen in less than a second. Samsung elected to use a hardware key for its Bixby voice assistant, and Google, with the help of HTC, was able to successfully implement squeeze gestures on Pixel [Read More]

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HTC will hold an event on November 2, new U 11 Plus smartphone expected

October 21, 2017

The HTC U 11 ranks eighth on our list of best Android smartphones of 2017. However, the fall launch season is here, and HTC wants to revive its latest flagship model with a refresh in order to be more competitive against offerings from Google, Samsung and LG.

Apps & Games

Button Mapper app lets you “Remap your keys” including the Active Edge on Pixel 2

October 20, 2017

If you bought a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, or had the opportunity to spend time with a demo unit in Verizon stores, you may be aware of the “Active Edge” feature. This is essentially the squeeze feature that first debuted on HTC U 11. It allows one to squeeze their Pixel phone to launch the Google Assistant in less than a second. It’s really fast, but has been limited to only the Google Assistant function. That is, until [Read More]

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A Moto Mod with built-in speaker and Alexa voice assistant is on its way

October 19, 2017

Amazon and Motorola worked together on a Moto X4 variant that will be sold on the retailer’s website, and we brought you the details this morning. Now we have word that a new Moto Mod is coming with built-in Amazon Alexa voice capabilities.

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