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We Are Hosting An AMA With Disqus Next Friday, April 29th At 11AM Pacific, And You Are Invited

Disqus has been our comment and discussion platform of choice here at Android Police for just over four years. In that time, over a million comments have been made by you, our readers. I think I can speak for the entire AP team when I say that reading comments threads on the articles we write, particularly when they are witty or insightful, is one of the highlights of this job.

Disqus is the vehicle that carries these comment threads that bring us collective enjoyment, education, and sometimes frustration. We are sure that there are things that you love about Disqus, and, perhaps, some things you would like to see changed.

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Android Companion App For Homefront: The Revolution Is Already Live

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[Deal Alert] Choetech Qi Wireless Charging Pads Up To $10 Off On Amazon With Coupon

The era of ubiquitous wireless charging isn't quite upon us. With metal bodies blocking the connection and fast charging reducing how much time we spend tethered to a wall, most of us don't expect to see all that many people (even those with high-end devices) dropping their phones on pads

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Android Police Podcast Ep.204 - Edward Stylusfingers

Welcome back to another week of the Android Police Podcast. To catch us live on Hangouts On Air every Thursday at 5:30PM PST (subject to change as per the calendar widget below), just head over to androidpolice.com/podcast. For the unedited video show, click here (warning: this video is uncut). As always, we'll take your questions at 530-HELLO-AP and also at our email address: podcast at androidpolice dot com.

On this week's podcast: Android N Developer Preview 2 changes, our HTC 10 review, the Google I/O 2016 schedule, and more!

This week's Android Police Podcast is brought to you by Linode cloud hosting.

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Five Things I Love About The Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are easy to hold up on paper as the best smartphones of 2016 - mostly because they'll likely be the best-selling models (well, next to the iPhone). But what about them makes them actually worth owning? Is Samsung's latest smartphone duo basically just a gussied-up retread of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge+, or is there more to it than that? I think there is. Here are five things I love about the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. (Don't forget to check out our full review right here.)

One phone, two sizes

So often we are asked to either buy a "mainstream" Android smartphone or wait for the separate "phablet" launches of devices that often occur later in the year.

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Republic Wireless 'Bonded Calling' Simultaneously Uses WiFi And Cellular Data For Improved Call Quality

Many carriers now offer some form of WiFi calling, but Republic Wireless bases its entire business model on making WiFi calls a seamless part of the experience. A new feature of Republic Wireless' hybrid MVNO network called Bonded Calling aims to improve call quality by using both WiFi and cellular data at the same time to fill in the gaps when you're stuck on a spotty WiFi network.

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Waze Has Expanded Speed Limit Testing To Parts Of The US

Waze can tell you how to get where you're going. At the end of last month, it started telling people how fast to go on the way. These speed limit notifications were only supported in certain countries, of which the United States was not one.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Rolling Out To AT&T's LG V10 [Update]

Perhaps the LG G5 isn't what you're looking for in a phone. No big, LG also has the V10. It's bigger, has a secondary display, and now it has Marshmallow on AT&T. The UI won't change to match the G5, but you'll get all the usual Marshmallow goodies.

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[Deal Alert] Google Lowers Price Of Independence Day Movie To $0.99 To Mark Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. It’s that time of the year when we consider the impact human behavior has on the environment and the changes we can make to better look after it. Well, some of us at least. Google Play Movies is marking the occasion by lowering the price of Independence Day – a movie where Earth is invaded and very nearly destroyed by extraterrestrials – to just $0.99.

Although almost twenty years old, Independence Day is an enduring timeless sci-fi classic which is still eminently watchable. It features a star-studded cast of Hollywood icons, including Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith, and Bill Pullman, and probably the most egregious example of product placement ever seen in the cinema.

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Google Pays Tribute To Prince, Colors Play Music Purple And Designs A Custom Google Doodle

By now, you'll probably have heard that Prince died yesterday in his home in Minnesota at the age of 57. Today, Google is paying tribute to him with a 'Purple Rain' Google Doodle and by colouring Google Play Music's usually orange branding purple for the day.

Purple Rain was Prince's sixth studio album, as well as the last song on the record and also his debut film. Ever since, purple has been associated with Prince (he painted his rented house purple in 2006), so it is very fitting that Google has chosen to honor him in this way. It's a pity the Android version of Play Music hasn't gone purple for the day, though - the Android app surely gets more usage than the web version.

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