My Google Pixel XL arrived today, allowing me to get started with the obvious comparisons: The iPhone 7 Plus with which it competes and the Nexus 6P that it replaces.
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Today, Microsoft announced several new updates for its OneNote mobile app on Android. Plus a bit of love for Windows 10 users as well.
The Duolingo language learning app is getting even better with the introduction of bot-based conversations. And this changes everything.
Google today announced that it now provides a group plan for its excellent Project Fi service: Now, up to six people can share a single Project Fi plan, along with all the management capabilities you'd expect.
Google has formally announced Android 7.1 Nougat, the next version of its flagship mobile platform. As you can surmise from the version number, Android 7.1 is a minor update to the original Nougat.
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As expected, Google launched its new Pixel phones, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, Google Wi-Fi, and Google Home products at a press conference today. But as noted previously, details about each had previously leaked.
Thanks to leaks, we know that Google is set to announce its Pixel smartphones, the Google Home appliance, the 4K/HDR-capable Chromecast Ultra, and a mesh-based Google Wi-Fi solution. But that doesn't mean Google doesn't have a major surprise it could share with us on Tuesday.
With Windows 10 version 1607, Microsoft has expanded the Windows Hello authentication technologies to include support for companion devices. That we knew. But those companion devices, surprisingly, will include both Android and iPhone handsets.
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