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Stephen Hall

@hallstephenj

Stephen is Managing Editor at 9to5Google. You can find his current work at 9to5Google, 9to5Mac, 9to5Toys, and Electrek. If you want to get in touch with Stephen, be sure to follow him on Twitter. Or, you can send him an email at stephen (at) 9to5mac (dot) com, or an encrypted email at hallstephenj (at) protonmail (dot) com.

 

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May 17

This week we talk about the Pixel 3a some more, the OnePlus 7 Pro, and some other things.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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May 14

We’re live from the OnePlus 7 event, and here we’ll keep you updated on all the details of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro as they’re announced…

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May 10

This week we talk about everything that happened at Google I/O 2019 — Pixel 3a, Google Nest rebrand and the Google Nest Hub Max, Android Q Beta 3, and much, much more.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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May 8

For the last year or two, I’ve consistently recommended a refurb Google Pixel or Pixel 2 as The Phone To Get for most people looking to buy in the $200 to $400 range. Their excellent cameras, software, and just overall solid-ness made them hard to beat despite perhaps not having the best value spec-for-spec. With the Pixel 3a, there’s now a great value alternative to old Pixels. It’s the new Pixel.

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May 7

While Android Auto has seen some significant announcements at Google I/O this year, there’s one aspect of it that has been neglected for a while — its phone-based interface. Now, Google tells us it has decided to do away with the dated Android Auto app-based experience in favor of Assistant in the car… expand full story

Google just announced the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, the latest addition to its smartphone lineup and the first Pixels to come at prices that could be considered less than high-end. The Pixel 3a shares great similarities with the Google Pixel 3 line that proceeded it. These two phones appeal to a different subset of the market, though, with lesser specs, cheaper materials, and a lower price…

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It’s time for Google I/O 2019! The annual developer festival in Mountain View, California is here, and we’re on the ground to keep you updated throughout the morning with the latest announcements. The Google I/O 2019 Keynote kicks off at 10am PT/1pm ET, so read on for quick links to our roundup coverage over the last few weeks, tweets from the ground, and all the latest news about Pixel 3a, Nest Hub Max, Android Q, Google Assistant, and more… expand full story

Google is finally set to unveil the long-rumored Google Pixel 3a, Nest Hub Max, Android Q, and plenty of new features and developer-related announcements for its immense number of software products and services. Google I/O 2019 kicks off at 10am PT on May 7th, and here’s is how to tune in to the livestream…

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Today’s Google I/O 2019 Keynote day, which means it’s time for Google to announce… whatever it is they’re going to announce. We’re not going in blind, but Google I/O tends to be on the more surprising side of Google events — especially compared to Google hardware shows in recent years…

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May 6

Google I/O 2019 is upon us! If years past are any indication, the annual developer event in Mountain View, California is set to bring us the latest in Android, Google Assistant, Google Maps, AR initiatives, YouTube, and much, much more. This year is particularly notable, though, because we’re expecting some new developments from the hardware side of things too…

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Since the first model’s launch in 2016, the Google Pixel has been exclusively available — at least in the United States — either unlocked via the Google Store or purchased through Verizon. Now we’ve seen evidence that another US carrier, T-Mobile, could begin carrying last year’s Google Pixel 3, and possibly the soon-to-launch Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 as well.

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May 3

This week we talk about our expectations and predictions for Google I/O 2019 — everything from Google Pixel 3a and Nest Hub Max to Android 10 Q, Assistant, and more.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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April 26

9to5Google Daily 257: Google Pixel 3a leaks in its purple-ish variant

Listen to a recap of all the top 9to5Google stories of the day. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

This week we talk about even more Google Pixel 3a leaks and its feature in the latest Avengers movie, some Google I/O tidbits, Galaxy Fold drama, and more.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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April 25

For years, Google published monthly data on Android’s version distribution. How many Android phones in the world were running an Android version that was released many, many years ago? The answer was often “lots of them,” and this distribution dashboard was where you would go to find that information. Half a year later, is that publicly-available stream of data done for?…

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April 22

It’s Earth Day 2019, so there’s no better time than now to think about how your Google Pixel or other Android device will affect the planet when they reach the end of their life. It might be an original Google Pixel sitting in your desk that you want to recycle, or maybe even a Pixel 3 that you’d like to sell to upgrade to the another phone. Whatever the case, here’s how to ensure your devices get recycled well.

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April 19

We already told you basically everything there is to know about the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, and Google itself has even — accidentally — confirmed their existence. Now, we have our first hands on an image of some new third-party cases for the phones…

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Listen to a recap of all the top 9to5Google stories of the day. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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This week we talk about more Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL which just got a street date, Nest Hub Max and some Google Home stuff (codenames?) and the Galaxy Fold’s fold.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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April 15

Several days ago, Google itself accidentally leaked the names of both the Pixel 3a and the forthcoming Nest Hub Max. At the same time, the company accidentally revealed a potential rebrand for the smaller Home Hub to “Nest Hub”. We can now confirm that is indeed what’s happening when these products launch in the coming weeks.

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