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Hands-on: Samsung DeX for Galaxy S8

The docking station will connect to a big screen using HDMI and let you use your Android apps in a full desktop environment.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ hands-on

We take Samsung's new flagship phones for a spin. They do practically everything.

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Great Google apps you didn't know you needed

All Android phones come with a bunch of pre-loaded Google apps, but these you'll have to download from Google Play.

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The great Hangouts pivot: What it means for you and what you should do now

If you use Google's Hangouts app to handle your text messages, listen up: Things are about to change. (Again.)

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Andy Rubin's new smartphone: What we know so far

Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, has a new company that is getting ready to announce a high-end smartphone, but the whole endeavor is shrouded in secrecy. Here is what we know so far.

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Three things HTC got right in the U Ultra

The HTC U Ultra isn't worth buying, but that doesn't mean it's all bad.

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Google Play faces cat-and-mouse game with Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice. But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.

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Google removing SMS integration from Hangouts: Here's why

If you use Google Hangouts as your main SMS client, you will be out of luck in a few months.

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Mingis on Tech: All about the new Moto G5 Plus

Not every smartphone has to skimp on features or cost a small fortune. Case in point: The Moto G5 Plus, which reviewer Dan Rosenbaum says is a good bargain buy.

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Moto G5 Plus: Economy class that gets you there (with video)

The new Moto G5 Plus may not set any speed records, but it's a solid, useful Android phone with no bloat and a pleasingly low price.

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Mingis on Tech: A closer look at the new Moto G5 Plus

Looking for an Android phone that won't break the bank but still has the features you need? The Moto G5 Plus is a real bargain buy, says reviewer Dan Rosenbaum.

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Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Nearly three-quarters of Android devices on the five biggest U.S. carriers are running on security patches that are at least two months old, putting them at greater risk of being hacked.

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Google: Half of Android devices haven’t been patched in a year or more

Google acknowledged that half of all Android devices had not received a security update in the past year, but the company is working to streamline the patching process.

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Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet of things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

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O my! 5 key takeaways from Google's Android O preview

A simple breakdown and some important perspective on what matters the most with Google's first Android O preview.

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Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

The chances of you installing malware on your Android phone is incredibly small, according to Google.

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Google Maps now lets you share your exact location with friends

Google Maps has enabled a new feature that lets you share your location with friends and family. But there could be a downside.

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Android O makes my notification wish come true

An easily overlooked option in Google's Android O software may end up being one of the release's most useful new features.

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