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Over the past few months, Google Express — the company’s same-day delivery service — has received a number of updates to drive usage against competitors like Amazon Prime. The latest sees the service drops its membership model completely, while adding large US retailer Walmart as a partner store.

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The longer that Android 8.0 Oreo is out in the wild, the more features we’re quickly finding that exist within Google’s latest update to its mobile OS. We’ve already spotted quite a few new additions, with the latest feature finally resolving one of Android’s biggest pain points.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Talking with Google’s Sagar Kamdar, Android Product Manager, about Android O [Video]

Yesterday Google hosted an event in New York City, during the nation’s solar eclipse no less, where it finally unveiled the name of Android 8.0. Following the Oreo statue’s reveal, we had the chance to spend a few minutes talking with Sagar Kamdar, an Android Product Manager from Google.

Tango is Google’s first step into augmented reality which uses highly sensitive cameras and sensors to scan its surroundings. The latest Tango-enabled device is the Asus ZenFone AR which is meant to get the AR platform into more consumer hands. Unfortunately, our review of the handset finds that it likely has more flaws than anything else for most people, especially with a $600+ price tag.

Does the ZenFone AR offer enough to get you to use Tango or are you more interested in using other mobile AR technologies?

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Google shows off the creation of Android Oreo’s statue in new behind-the-scenes video

Android O’s name, Oreo, wasn’t really a surprise for anyone, but it was still exciting to see the company unveil the statue and name. While the Oreo statue in Mountain View is pretty standard to the rest of the family, the one in New York was special, and in a new video, the company shows off how it was created and unveiled.

Android Engineering VP teases developer-focused 8.0 Oreo feature for next week

Android 8.0 officially had its Oreo moniker unveiled yesterday, and with the latest version of the Android OS now out of the Developer Preview stage and rolling out to all consumers (at least those with Pixel and Nexus devices), more people than ever are getting to sink their teeth into everything Oreo has to offer. However, thanks to a tweet from Android’s VP of Engineering, it looks like one more feature is still in the pipeline…

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