Android ▪ September 30

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LG this evening has officially taken the wraps off of its latest smartphone this evening, the oft-rumored V10. The device will be shown off at the company’s press event tomorrow in New York City, but meanwhile, all of the details have been shared via a press release. The company this evening has also teased the second edition of its Watch Urbane smartwatch…

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If you’re wondering what’s next from LG, this might just be it. It’s the LG V10 that we’ve been hearing about for quite some time now, and these new renders might just be our best look yet. As we’ve seen before, the phone seems to sport a dark and rough look, with a textured back and an auxiliary display around front with some app shortcuts… expand full story

Nvidia has come out today to announce several ways that its SHIELD Android TV set-top box is about to get way better. Rounding out the list, we have mention of game streaming service GeForce NOW, a debut of the device in Europe, a partnership with Google Fiber, cast support for more services such as Spotify, and home theater upgrades… expand full story

A few Googlers that worked on the new Nexus 5X and 6P have taken to Reddit today to answer questions about the new devices that officially went up for pre-order yesterday following Google’s press event. Among some of the info shared by the team: Google is working to officially support Band 12 for T-Mobile by launch time, something that would require it to support VoLTE, and it also clarified some details about the lack of Qi charging this time around and security for the new fingerprint sensor features.

In addition, Google confirmed its thought process behind the names for the new devices, noting that X in 5X is “for the core of the Nexus brand (plus it sounds cool!),” and that the P in 6P is for “premium”.

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During the announcement of Google’s Chromecast Audio yesterday, the company made sure to mention that music subscription leader Spotify will soon be one of the many music streaming services supported by the platform. With many Apple Music subscriptions renewing (or not renewing) and Google unveiling a $35 dongle that retrofits our existing home speakers with Wi-Fi, some are rightfully wondering: What about Apple Music?

According to statements from one Googler (via TrustedReviews), Google has no bar on any platform joining in on supporting Chromecast, and the Mountain View company has already directly asked Apple to play along… expand full story

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