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Google reportedly working on a laptop and tablet running an Android-Chrome OS hybrid

Google reportedly working on a laptop and tablet running an Android-Chrome OS hybrid

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Google is reportedly working on a new Pixel laptop that will run on the long-gestating new operating system that merges Android and Chrome OS. According to Android Police and 9to5Google, the device is known internally by the codename "Bison" or Pixel 3, and will run on what's currently being called "Andromeda" when it sees release in Q3 2017. In addition, 9to5Google also reports that Huawei is working on a new Nexus tablet that will also run the new OS.

Google is working on a MacBook killer running a special breed of Android

Google is working on a MacBook killer running a special breed of Android

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Google has already started teasing its October 4th event where Pixel smartphones are meant to show up. But that’s not everything Google is announcing in early October. The most important thing the company might unveil is the Andromeda operating system, a merger between Android and Chrome OS. Andromeda isn’t a commercial name , but rather an internal codename for the initiative, which will represent a major shift in Android strategy

Reports: Google’s “Andromeda” is the Android-Chrome OS Merger, Might Debut October 4, Already in Testing, and Coming 2017 on a New Pixel

Reports: Google’s “Andromeda” is the Android-Chrome OS Merger, Might Debut October 4, Already in Testing, and Coming 2017 on a New Pixel

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Holy title. Apologies for that, but there is a lot to talk about when it comes to the potential future of Android and Chrome OS, thanks to numerous reports that surfaced over the weekend while the rest of us were on vacation, relaxing, consuming a half-dozen growlers of fresh hop IPA, and unplugging like all

Andromeda inbound? Google's long-rumored Android/Chrome OS merger may debut Oct 4

Andromeda inbound? Google's long-rumored Android/Chrome OS merger may debut Oct 4

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Google’s much-anticipated hardware event on October 4 may have more in store than some new Pixel phones and Google Home pricing. A report from Android Police speculates that Google will use the moment to unveil its highly rumored merger of Chrome OS and Android into one hybrid operating system.

Test Your Typing Speed With Android Game “Typist”

Test Your Typing Speed With Android Game “Typist”

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Ever wondered how fast you can type on your device? Are you looking for a silly and mostly meaningless competition which you can play among friends? Then Typist: A Quick Typing Test might be just up your alley. Designed as more of a game than an actual standardized test, this app will push your mechanical

Android Deals – Sept. 26th, 2016: Anker, Nikon, Samsung & More

Android Deals – Sept. 26th, 2016: Anker, Nikon, Samsung & More

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In today’s Android Deals, we have Anker kicking off their big fifth year anniversay sale. There’s a ton of great products on sale from Anker, today through Wednesday. So if you’re in need of some cables, speakers, battery packs or something else, be sure to check out what’s on sale below. New Releases Nikon Keymission 360

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge To Get Galaxy Note 7 Grace UX Via Android 7.0 Nougat: Improvements Incoming?

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge To Get Galaxy Note 7 Grace UX Via Android 7.0 Nougat: Improvements Incoming?

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Geekbench listings have surfaced showing both Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge running on Android 7.0 Nougat. The firmware is expected to bring Grace UX, improved Always On Display features and performance improvements to S7 and S7 edge devices.

Sprint stops leasing Android phones, report says

Sprint stops leasing Android phones, report says

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Overland Park-based Sprint Corp. no longer will lease Android phones but plans to continue offering the option for iPhones, FierceWireless reports.

Samsung Galaxy On5 TracFone Android Phone for $99.95 + free shipping

Samsung Galaxy On5 TracFone Android Phone for $99.95 + free shipping

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Today only, HSN offers the Samsung Galaxy On5 Prepaid Android Smartphone for TracFone bundled with 1,350 Minutes, 1,350 Texts, and 1.35GB Data, Triple Minutes, Texts, and Data for 1-Year, case, car charger and an app voucher in six colors (Black pictured) for $99.95 with free shipping. That's $50 off list and the lowest total price we could find. It features a 5" 720x1280 touchscreen LCD, 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 8GB storage, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, microSD card slot, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, and Android 6.0 OS (Marshmallow).

Google Teases 'Something Sweet' To Celebrate Android's 8th Birthday

Google Teases 'Something Sweet' To Celebrate Android's 8th Birthday

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Google's Android operating system turned 8 years old on Sept. 23. To commemorate the occasion, Google posted a mysterious tweet hinting at the arrival of 'something sweet' on Sept. 24.

Android users replace phones faster than iPhone fans

Android users replace phones faster than iPhone fans

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A new study shows iPhone users hold on to their phones longer than Android users. TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) has the details on why.

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