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As first tested in November, Google is rolling out a big redesign of the web Play Store that brings it inline with other services after many years of the same user interface. 

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As seen by camera-based heart and respiratory rate tracking in Fit for Android, one aspect of Google’s Health initiative is leveraging existing devices to collect health data. Google is now in the process of testing on-device snore and cough detection for Android and/or Pixel.

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Back in September, Gmail introduced a useful way to further refine search results on Android, and those filters now appear when viewing labels.

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Google is updating Drive on the web with useful keyboard shortcuts to make managing your files much simpler. Fortunately, the key combos are pretty standard and align with modern file browsers, but they only work in the Chrome browser.

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AAWireless, the first wireless Android Auto dongle, is about to graduate from Indiegogo

Android Auto is a more useful tool when it’s wireless, and dongles have made that remarkably easy over the past couple of years. AAWireless was the first dongle to make that process easy, and now it’s finally approaching the end of its Indiegogo period.

How to disable Nudges in Google apps like Gmail and Google Messages

Apps like Google Messages and Gmail have come a long way in terms of development over the past few years. A side effect of this development results in a plethora of features you might not even want to be enabled. One of those is Nudges on Gmail and Google Messages. So what are Nudges and how do you disable them on your Google apps? This quick guide will take you through it.

Android app deals of the day: Reventure, Oh!Edo Towns, Folder Server, and more

It is now time for Thursday’s best Android app deals straight from Google Play for your Chromebook, smartphones, and more. Just make sure to browse through today’s price drops on Google’s latest Pixel 6/Pro smartphones, Lenovo’s Android 11 Yoga Tab 13, and this offer on the latest Nest Smart Thermostat. But for now we are focused on the apps including highlights like Reventure, The Ramen Sensei, Oh!Edo Towns, Learn Python 3 Coding, Folder Server, and much more. Head below for a complete look at today’s best Android app deals. 

Google is rolling out a mid-cycle update to Android 13 with Beta 2.1 today. This follows the release two weeks ago at I/O 2022.

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Chromebooks are quite popular in schools for their mix of affordability, ease of management, and utility. Another growing use case sees libraries across the US acquire Chrome OS laptops and make them available to patrons for extended periods of time. Here’s our non-exhaustive list of library systems that let you borrow a Chromebook and internet hotspot. 

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Sony isn’t the first name you think of when it comes to mobile games, but the company has brought some of its PlayStation IP to Android and iOS in the past. This week, Sony confirmed much bigger plans for mobile.

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Deals: Google Pixel 6/Pro prepaid bundles $300 off, LG TONE Free FP9 ANC earbuds $137, more

All of today’s best deals include pre-paid Pixel 6/Pro bundle discounts from $600 to go alongside all-time lows on the new LG TONE Free FP9 ANC earbuds. Not to mention a refurbished Philips Hue sale from $16. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

After making it easy to “Save” your queue as a playlist, YouTube Music’s Up next is testing suggestion chips to filter what appears.

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Verizon stops selling Pixel 6 Pro with 512GB of storage

Google’s Pixel 6 Pro was the company’s first device with half a terabyte of storage onboard, but it’s just a little bit harder to get that model now. Verizon has stopped selling the Pixel 6 Pro in its top storage tier.

The Galaxy Watch 4 is still, for now, the best smartwatch for Android users. With Wear OS on board, it serves almost every Android users well, whether they’re using a Samsung Galaxy phone, a Pixel, or others. But it’s still very much a Samsung-first smartwatch, and Samsung’s priorities taking the lead. One of the most frustrating things about the Galaxy Watch 4 is that its second button, now almost a year later, is still virtually useless.

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[Update] Some of our favorite Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro cases [Video]

We’ve taken a look at the first-party cases for the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, but after six months of use and abuse, countless cases and covers, we have a few favorites that we have identified and think you’ll love.

[Update] Hands-on with every official Pixel 6 case: Are they worth the price? [Video]

If you’ve picked up the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, you might be looking for a case to keep your precious device protected. You’re also probably wondering if the official Pixel 6 cases and covers are worth it.

Google’s Nest Hub series is now finally starting to show the date alongside the time and weather conditions at the main “Photo Frame” slideshow homescreen.

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Following Lens last week, Google Calculator is the next first-party application to be updated for tablets and other large screen Android devices.

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May 25

Google adds new Chromebook wallpaper collection for Pride 2022 [Gallery]

Google has released a new collection of wallpapers to Chromebooks today in advance of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which begins June 1. The collection, aptly titled “Pride,” combines the work of four different artists to further the company’s tradition of honoring cultural events through art on connected devices.

How to install Google Assistant on your Galaxy Watch 4

It’s finally here. The long-awaited Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 4 has finally arrived and is ready for installation on our smartwatches. So how do you go about getting Google Assistant on Samsung’s latest wearable? This guide will take you through exactly how to install Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 4 and might help you out if Google Assistant isn’t connecting to your Galaxy Watch.

Back in March, Gboard heavily suggested that it was adding a split keyboard for foldables, and the first look at that design is now here. 

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 gets Samsung’s Expert RAW camera app

Samsung’s flagship foldable is picking up a new camera update with the company’s Expert RAW app rolling out to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 today.

Android app deals of the day: 60 Seconds!, Zenge, Human Anatomy Atlas, more

Today’s collection of Android app deals are now live and organized for you down below the jump. Just be sure to scope out today’s new all-time low on the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, this OnePlus 10 Pro promotion, and some of the best prices yet on Sony’s 2022 4K AirPlay 2 Google TV lineup. Our app collection is headlined by titles like 60 Seconds! Reatomized, Zenge, Human Anatomy Atlas 2021, Kenshō, OsmAnd+ — Maps & GPS Offline, and more. Hit the fold for a complete look at today’s best Android app deals. 

Recently, Visible expanded the ability to convert your physical SIM card provided by the carrier to a sleeker and virtual eSIM. Since Visible now supports eSIM conversion on the Pixel 6, I figured I’d give it a go. It turns out the ride wasn’t as smooth as I’d hoped it would be.

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Just a day after Samsung announced the program, the first beta program for the Wear OS–based Galaxy Watch 4 is already showing up in the Samsung Members app – but with a couple of caveats.

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At I/O 2022, Google announced that it will update over 20 of its first-party apps for large screens in a show of its commitment to the form factor. This will undoubtedly improve the experience for existing owners and is meant to encourage other developers to do the same. Here’s every Google app on Android that has a tablet update and what’s still to come.

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The latest change to Google Docs lets you select multiple passages of text and take bulk actions (delete, copy, paste, etc.) simultaneously to greatly speed up formatting.

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Deals: OnePlus 10 Pro $100 off upgrade discount, Galaxy Buds 2 $106, more

All of today’s best deals are now up for the taking and headlined by a $100 off off upgrade discount on OnePlus 10 Pro at $799 with a free OnePlus Watch attached. That’s alongside Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 at $106 and a Western Digital storage Gold Box. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Earlier this month Pixel fans were treated with a preview of the company’s entire 2022 lineup, from this year’s Pixel 7 down to next year’s Pixel Tablet. The device that was missing, though, was the “Pixel Notepad.” As it turns out, it seems Google has decided to delay the foldable Pixel Notepad yet again.

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Google’s Cast standard has been around for quite some time and, at this point, it’s not uncommon for someone to own a hefty handful of compatible speakers and displays. To help surface the device you might be looking for, Google appears to be testing “Suggested” Cast devices.

Update: This post has been updated to reflect new details from Google.

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In typical Carl Pei fashion, details on the Nothing Phone (1) have slowly been drip-fed over the past few months to help build hype. The latest such snippets on the Nothing Phone (1) include the potential launch date, pricing, and confirmation that the phone will come with a transparent design.

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After teasing the slimline wearable, Xiaomi has now officially launched the Mi Band 7 in China, and it touts some notable improvements over its sub-$50 predecessor.

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It appears that Google’s official case lineup for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro might now have a design flaw as a growing number of disgruntled owners report warped, yellowing of the protective smartphone covers.

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May 24

Galaxy Z Fold 4 might just lessen the crease on Samsung’s foldable display

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series has produced some of the best foldable phones on the market today, but each one has had a display quirk that many have not been a fan of. However, it seems the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will finally work to address the “crease.”

Windows 11 is adding support for Android apps and the Amazon Appstore in five new countries

Since the beginning of 2022, more Android apps have come to Windows 11 via the Amazon Appstore preview. This app marketplace allows Windows 11 users to experience Android apps right from their PC. Now, that functionality of Windows 11 is expanding to five new countries.

With Android 13, a revamp of the Pixel Launcher search experience is underway, and one aspect of it is now live with the latest Google app beta.

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A recent interview shines an interesting light on how Google thinks of Stadia in relation to Immersive Stream for Games.

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The US Google Store has long let you purchase Pixel phones unlocked through Google Fi or with Verizon. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are now available through AT&T on the Google Store.

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Android app deals of the day: Evoland 2, OXXO, Galaxy Trader, Handy List, and more

All of Tuesday’s best deals on Android apps are now live and up for the taking down below. Joining our Google Play software offers, we have notable deals on Google Nest Wifi Mesh systems as well as its official Pixel Stand 10W charger and Samsung’s new 15W Wireless Charger Duo, but for now it’s all about the apps. Today’s collection is headlined by titles like Evoland 2, “OXXO”, Galaxy Trader, This War of Mine, Nano Teleprompter, Handy List, and much more. Head below for all of today’s best deals on Android apps. 

The latest set of “Real Tone” filters in Google Photos are designed to help show your skin in its true shade.

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How to disable video autoplay in Google Discover on Android

Google Discover is a wonderful tool and something I end up using every single day. Unfortunately, even great tools have features you may want to disable for various reasons. One of those features is video preview autoplay. Here’s how to disable Google Discover’s YouTube video autoplay function.

Motorola has made it clear that a third Razr foldable is on its way, and slowly we’re learning more about the device. Today, a fresh leak of the “Motorola Razr 3” is giving us further insight into what the revamped foldable will look like, especially when it comes to the display.

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The delayed launch of the Google Assistant for Galaxy Watch 4 has been highly anticipated so we’ve gone hands-on to find out if it’s a massive step up.

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Google Marketing Live is the company’s annual equivalent of I/O for advertising. The 2022 edition saw Google announce several new shopping and advertising experiences that end users can expect in the coming year, including Discover video ads.

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Today during the company’s Build conference, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella officially confirmed how many players are using Xbox Cloud Gaming – over 10 million.

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Deals: Google Nest Wifi systems from $119, Samsung M8 Smart Monitor $100 off, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by Google Nest Wifi Mesh systems on sale from $119. That’s alongside Samsung’s new M8 Smart Monitor at $100 off and Nokia’s unlocked G10 smartphone at $125. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Google is updating Lens in desktop Chrome so that it doesn’t open as a new tab and keeps you on the same page via a new side panel.

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Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, a wacky, must-play adventure game, is available now on Android [Updated]

“Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion,” a Zelda-like adventure game with an off-the-wall sense of humor, is coming soon to Android.

Update: Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is available now in the Google Play Store.

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