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Google shuttering Talk, removing SMS support from Hangouts in new messaging shakeup

Google announced that it will be shutting Talk down on June 26 and removing SMS support from Hangouts on May 22 in a continuing attempt to consolidate its many messaging apps.

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Google Play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky 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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Android device updates: A Nougat treat for the Nextbit Robin and T-Mobile HTC One M9

Android O made its debut this week, although it's a very rough version that's aimed squarely at developers.

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Amazon undercuts the Moto G5 Plus preorders with unlocked, ad-supported model for $185

As part of its Prime Exclusive program, Amazon will be selling the Moto G5 Plus and Alcatel A30 handsets with lock-screen ads for discounted prices.

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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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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 will now let you share your location with friends in Maps

A new feature rolling out soon to all Maps users will let you easily and temporarily broadcast your location and share your journey with anyone you'd like.

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Amazon’s Alexa lands on the Mate 9 at last, but with more hoops and fewer skills

An over-the-air update to the Mate 9 will deliver Amazon's Alexa to the phone, but you'll need to launch an app every time you want to ask something.

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The Pixel C tablet gets some love from Google with a new launcher and multitasking interface

The new Nougat 7.1.2 beta brings the Pixel Launcher and buttons to the Pixel C tablet, and introduces a new grid-based multitasking interface.

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CBRS workshop to focus on burgeoning shared spectrum ecosystem

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) gold rush is on, and the Wireless Innovation Forum is hosting a workshop in Las Vegas next week for those interested in becoming part of this new shared spectrum ecosystem.

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Samsung unveils Bixby voice assistant for upcoming Galaxy S8

Samsung revealed Monday that Bixby, an intelligent voice assistant, will run on the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone being unveiled next week.

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Bonjour Bixby: Samsung unveils its own AI aide to debut on the Galaxy S8

Samsung introduces its own virtual assistant named Bixby, which is set to debut on the Galaxy S8 next week, though it isn't a Google Assistant clone.

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Guess goes all in on Android Wear 2.0 as it reboots its smartwatch strategy

At Baselworld 2017, Guess launches new fashion-minded models aimed at the consumer and luxury markets in a variety of finishes and straps.

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5 tips to help you find the right hybrid tablet

There's a hybrid device for everyone, but to find the model that is right for you, consider these five things before you buy.

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