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After weeks and months of rumors, OnePlus has finally unveiled the OnePlus 5. The sixth smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer now enters a market filled with fierce competition. Does the OnePlus 5 have what it takes to please its fans and draw in new customers?   When we reviewed the OnePlus 5 we encountered a host of little issues, thankfully these seem to have been mostly software related and easily fixed with a software update. Other than that, it seems like OnePlus has managed to deliver Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Droid Life

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Changes coming to the way Google delivers ads within Gmail.Google has decided to bring the consumer version of Gmail in alignment with the G Suite version of its widely popular email service, which is great news for the billion-plus users around the world. In a recent blog, after bragging about how popular its G Suite business has become amongst the enterprise community, Google announced that it would no longer scan consumer Gmail content for any ad personalization. Currently, the free version Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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Another day, another phone to get Android 7.0 Nougat. This time it's the AT&T LG K10's turn. This particular phone has been a bit ignored by AT&T. Their support page shows this is only the 2nd update the device has ever received. At least the jump to Nougat includes the April 1st security patches, so it should be reasonably secure for some time if AT&T doesn't keep it up to date.  You should see a notification for the update soon. If not, AT&T has instructions at their support Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police

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What's the harm in buying the cheapest VR headset you can find?The absolute coolest thing Google has done with VR is make it something truly accessible to everyone. Earlier this year, Hallmark started building Google Cardboard headset into some of its premium cards, just to give you an idea of just how accessible this simple bit of immersive technology is now. While $13 and tax is a little much for a greeting card, it's right on par with some of the cheapest VR headsets you can buy today, and that Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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The Indian government launches its latest salvo in a long-running fight with Google over mapping data.The Indian government doesn't have a high opinion of Google Maps, and it conveyed that sentiment today by saying that the service is "not authenticated" and calling into question its reliability. That's according to a statement made by the head of the country's mapping and survey organisation, aptly named the Survey of India: If you talk about the authentication, the Google Maps is not authenticated. Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central