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Google’s Pixel smartphones go on sale in India tomorrow



Google won’t make the world’s fastest growing smartphone market wait for long to get its hands on the new Pixel and Pixel flagship smartphones. This is a stark deviation from the general norm that sees companies take weeks — and sometimes months — in bringing their top smartphones to India.

Google will make it easy for Airtel, Vodafone users in India to buy paid apps with carrier billing



Google will make it easier for more people in India to purchase apps, music and other items from it Google Play store. The company today revealed that it will be bringing carrier billing option to two of India’s largest telecom operators.

Samsung’s trying to make the S7 and S7 Edge more like the Note7



With all major U.S. airlines banning the Samsung Galaxy Note7 and many global airlines following suit, Samsung fans really need some good news, and thankfully there is some.

Samsung has pushed out an over-the-air (OTA) update that brings some of the Note7′s features to the S7 and S7 Edge.

Android fanatic Hani88 over at XDA Developers posted details for an update that adds the Note7′s advanced Always-on Display (AOD) features to…

Amazon’s $50 phone is as basic as it gets so long as you’re cool with ads



The Blu R1 HD starts at $50, works on T-Mobile or AT&T, and will arrive on your doorstep in two days. It is, for all intents and purposes, an Amazon phone.

Verizon’s Google Pixel phones won’t be so terrible after all



Good news Android fans: Verizon’s version of the Pixel and Pixel XL won’t be second-rate to versions purchased from Google after all.

Last week, Google told 9to5Google it would be in charge of releasing monthly security updates for Verizon’s Pixels and Verizon would be in charge of pushing out system updates (read: new versions of Android).

Well, that’s no longer the plan. Google will release both system updates and monthly security patches and Verizon’s Pixel phones will receive them on the…

How the push for thinner phones contributed to the Samsung Note7 debacle



There’s nothing funny about Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones inexplicably exploding and torching cars and burning people. And it’s definitely not a joking matter when their replacements, which are supposed to come with safe batteries, are catching on fire (like on a plane) as well.

Whatever the real reason is — a design flaw, defective batteries from a specific supplier, a process mistake — the Note7 is unsafe to own. Samsung’s permanent halting of Note7 production is basically the final nail in…

5 awesome Android phones to replace your Galaxy Note7



After the Samsung Galaxy Note7 explosion and recall controversy, these five Android options are looking pretty good.

How to jump from the Galaxy Note7 to the Google Pixel



Owners of the Galaxy Note7 are in a dreadful position. Samsung discontinued the $850 phone Tuesday after weeks of disaster: Some handsets overheated and exploded, the company tried to replace them, and then the new devices suffered the same problems.

Simply put, it’s now irresponsible, even dangerous, to own a Note7. Now comes the task of replacing it, which isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Samsung’s device was basically unrivaled…

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Android 7.1 Nougat won’t bring Assistant to everyone



If, after seeing all the software goodies on Google’s new Pixel phones, you hoped that some of those cool features will trickle down to other Android phones capable of running Android 7.1 Nougat, you’ll be disappointed.