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Asus ZenFone Live (L1) adds to the US Android Go lineup

Asus ZenFone Live (L1) adds to the US Android Go lineup

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Following the likes of ZTE, Alcatel, Nokia, and Motorola while beating Samsung to the punch, Asus is today joining Google’s low-cost, energy-efficient, and storage-saving Android Go program. Technically, the budget-friendly ZenFone Live (L1) is not an entirely new device, instead merely expanding from countries like Indonesia to the US.

ASUS releases its first Android Go phone, the ZenFone Live

ASUS releases its first Android Go phone, the ZenFone Live

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The initial batch of phones running Android Go has been... not great. As it turns out, hardware that wouldn't be out of place in 2010 doesn't make for a great smartphone experience in 2018. Seemingly out of nowhere, ASUS announced its first Android Go phone today, and it appears to be a decent product - at least on paper.

ASUS ZenFone Live L1 joins Android Go US team

ASUS ZenFone Live L1 joins Android Go US team

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You could be forgiven if you immediately dismiss ASUS’ silent new arrival simply because of its name. The company, in its typical fashion, already used the “ZenFone Live” name twice last year. But if you’re actually in the market for a cheap Android phone with (mostly) vanilla software and guaranteed updates up to 28 months, then you might want to … Continue reading

Android Pie: Cheat sheet

Android Pie: Cheat sheet

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Google's Android Pie is rumored to include security upgrades, a multi-camera API, a notch, and much more. Here's what developers, businesses, and users need to know about Android 9.0.

Fortnite For Android Could Be A Temporary Samsung Exclusive

Fortnite For Android Could Be A Temporary Samsung Exclusive

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When Fortnite for iOS launched, the game was basically made available via the App Store and that was the end of it. However for Android it’s starting to turn out to be a little more complex than we thought. Not only has Epic confirmed that Fortnite will be launched outside of the Google Play Store, but now there are signs that it could be a temporary Samsung exclusive.

10 of the weirdest Android phones of all time

10 of the weirdest Android phones of all time

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The 10th anniversary of the first commercially-available Android device, the T-Mobile G1, is fast approaching. In that past decade, we've seen some pretty crazy Android phones enter the market - some successful, but mostly nothing more than cool design experiments. In celebration of Android's 10th birthday, we thought we'd organize a list of 10 of the weirdest Android phones of all time, sorted from oldest to newest.

Galaxy Note 9 Pre-Order Customers To Get $150 Worth Of In-Game Currency For ‘Fortnite’ Android, Per ‘XDA’

Galaxy Note 9 Pre-Order Customers To Get $150 Worth Of In-Game Currency For ‘Fortnite’ Android, Per ‘XDA’

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Mobile gamers might have a good reason to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 once it formally launches next week, as a new report suggests that the South Korean company has a tie-in with the makers of Fortnite’s mobile version, that will reward Note 9 pre-order customers with $150 worth of in-game currency.

Weekend poll: Do you want a system-wide dark theme in stock Android?

Weekend poll: Do you want a system-wide dark theme in stock Android?

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As long as (AM)OLED displays have been included in phones, it seems like the most popular feature request for apps has been dark/black themes. Between the power savings, the attractive bezel-blending, and the simple convenience of just not being blinded at night, everyone from enthusiasts to night owls has enjoyed these gloomy additions. But right now, it's all still a per-app affair that most first-party Google apps don't participate in. But, if it were possible, would you want a system-wide dark/night mode setting in stock Android?

Samsung Note 9 needs to go more mainstream, leverage S Pen to win vs. Apple, Android rivals

Samsung Note 9 needs to go more mainstream, leverage S Pen to win vs. Apple, Android rivals

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Samsung moved up the Galaxy Note 9 launch to bolster sales and get a jump on Apple's iPhone update. More worrisome for Samsung is low-cost Android rivals and maintaining premium prices in the smartphone market.

‘Fortnite’ for Android Will Skip the Play Store. Should Google Be Worried?

‘Fortnite’ for Android Will Skip the Play Store. Should Google Be Worried?

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A huge number of users are about to be introduced to the world outside Google's ecosystem.

Why iPhone and Android phone prices will get even higher - CNET

Why iPhone and Android phone prices will get even higher - CNET

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You thought paying $1,000 for an iPhone was a lot? It may be just the beginning.

The best Android games currently available (August 2018)

The best Android games currently available (August 2018)

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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.

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