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Google recently added split-screen snapping to Chrome OS so you could easily put two windows or web apps side-by-side. This was a welcome improvement, particularly on convertible machines with a tablet mode. Unfortunately, it didn't apply to Android apps before, but that functionality has now been added to the Chrome OS Canary channel. Chrome Story first noticed the code change in the Chrome OS repository that suggested this was on its way. There wasn't any further evidence at that time, but Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police

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Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 5 Pro earlier this week in India, and among its many highlights is the fact that the phone is the first to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 platform. Like the Snapdragon 660, the Snapdragon 636 is built on the 14nm node and brings Kryo cores to the mid-range category, with the chipset featuring eight Kryo 260 cores in a 4 + 4 cluster. The Kryo 260 leverages four semi-custom Cortex A73 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, along with four semi-custom Cortex A53 energy-efficient Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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For years, Swype Keyboard was one of the best third-party keyboards for Android, with a focus on swipe typing and voice dictation. But all good things must come to an end, and Nuance Communications Inc has confirmed that Swype is no longer under development. Swype for Android arrived on the Play Store in 2013, developed by the same company behind the 'Dragon' natural speaking software. It was popular for a while, even with a privacy issue or two. A user on Reddit recently emailed the developers Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police

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Anker released its first portable projector, the Nebula Mars, last year. It was a decent product, and the company launched a smaller version on Indiegogo last year, named the Nebula Capsule. Now you can grab the Capsule for $296, a savings of $53 from the original retail price. The projector is only slightly bigger than a soda can, but can project an image of up to 100 inches across with 100 ANSI Lumens of brightness. It has a rather low resolution of 854x480, but that's the norm at projectors Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police

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Chrome OS still isn't for everyone, but for those who are already fans or want to give it a fighting chance, the Pixelbook is the best way to experience Google's desktop/tablet operating system. The Pixelbook is expensive with a starting price of $999, but a new sale drops it to just $899. For that $899, you'll get the base model of the Pixelbook with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. That's the Pixelbook I personally use, and it runs like an absolute champ. The next model Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central