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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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In this week’s top stories: We go hands-on with the new $99 ZTE ZMax Pro, roundup the latest Galaxy Note 7 leaks and other Android phone news, and give you our picks for the 5 Android apps you should download this month.  expand full story

Android Stories July 22

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Cyanogen Inc has been hard at work over the past couple of years working an its alternative version of Android for OEMs, but it seems that can only take the company so far. We’ve seen a few devices here and there that offer the software, most notably the OnePlus One, however even with help from Microsoft, Cyanogen has never been very successful in its endeavors and today it’s clear that the company is suffering the consequences…

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Google notes that Android developers are now more frequently pushing updates to their apps. To insure that the frequent fixes don’t affect user cellular plans, the Play Store has several new features to reduce and be more transparent about data usage.

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There are several great third-party launchers out there ranging from the ultra-customizable, to the unique and simple. One that has been a favorite for many Android users however has been Action Launcher, and it has just picked up yet another great update.

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Android Stories July 21

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Just two weeks ahead of its official launch, Galaxy Note 7 leaks are coming faster than ever, revealing more and more details about the phone. Today we’ve got a brand new image of the device in one of the clearest leaks to date along with a new video showing off the iris scanner in action.

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It’s been a few weeks since Lenovo officially announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, and in the time since we’ve only had two big question: when are they coming, and how much will they cost? Today those questions are answered, at least for the Verizon editions.

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