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[Video] Camera Shootout: Nexus 6P vs. Galaxy S7/Edge

The Nexus 6P is the first Nexus device to really impress us with its camera. It performs well in most scenarios you can throw at it, and that’s saying something considering the less-than-sterling pedigree of previous Nexus cameras. With the bad mamma jamma that is the Samsung S7/Edge on the scene, there’s a decision to be made here for some of you.

The Nexus 6P has its work cut out for it when going up against some of the best camera optics and low light performance on the market right now, but both devices do have their strong suits. When it comes to the images each spit out, I think you’ll have a harder time than you realize telling some photos apart.

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Marshmallow Update Rolling Out To The Xperia Z2, Z3, And Z3 Compact, At Least In Some Countries

I'm not going to mince words here: if you don't have a Nexus phone, odds are pretty good that you aren't running Android 6.0. The best that you can say of most manufacturers when it comes to this software cycle is that maybe they're kinda-sorta trying to update last year's flagship phones. Sony has been a little better than most in that regard - they've already updated several phones and tablets from the Z4 and Z5 series, and now even older models are getting in on the action. According to XperiaBlog, the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact are being updated to Android 6.0 starting today.

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[Update: Sold Out] Deal Alert: Black 42mm Moto 360 Second Generation With Black Leather Strap On Sale For $229 - Lowest Price Yet

Motorola sure knows how to make pretty Android Wear watches. I wear a Sony SW3 because it is practical, but if I needed something beautiful my top two choices would be the Huawei Watch and the Moto 360 second gen. Are you vacillating between these two watches? Well, I have some information that might make your decision easier. The Moto 360 second gen is on sale at BuyDig for $229, the lowest price we've seen yet.

There is a small catch, only one color option and size is available, the 42mm black watch with the black leather strap. That's a good looking combination though, so I think many of you will be happy with that model.

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Cyanogen OS 13 For The OnePlus One (ZNH0EAS26M) Is Rolling Out [Zip Download]

An official Marshmallow CyanogenOS build for the OnePlus One is rolling out, but of course, it's staged. Unlike all those past updates, this one is a big deal; it's Android 6.0 Marshmallow. If you don't want to wait, there's a ZIP below for your sideloading pleasure.

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HTC Sense 8.0 Will Reportedly Include 'Freestyle' Layouts With Stickers

HTC is expected to announce the HTC 10 in just a few days, and with that will probably be a new version of HTC Sense. HTC leaker LlabTooFeR has posted some screenshots of the alleged new Sense 8.0 interface. It has an interesting look, plus there are stickers. Yay stickers!

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Android Police Podcast Ep.202: Play Aiken

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, homescreens, and old Android devices at 530-HELLO-AP and also at our email address: podcast at androidpolice dot com.

On this week's show: New Google Play icons, the Huawei P9 is announced, HTC Vive gets a companion app, we rate your submitted homescreens, and more! Homescreen screenshots from this week's episode are below.

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[Deal Alert] Refurbished Galaxy Tab S2 With Verizon LTE $289.99 On eBay ($599.99 New At Verizon)

Android tablets with LTE aren't all that common. Okay, Android tablets in general aren't exactly a hot segment of the market. The pickings are particularly slim for a slate with cellular data.

The Galaxy Tab S2 is one of the best options currently on the market, with or without LTE. But if you do want that freedom to browse the web basically anywhere, now is a good time to open your wallet.

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Opinion: As Smartphone Innovation Slows, Google's Nexus Program Is More Important Than Ever

Smartphones are, by their nature, iterative products. But if you've felt that this iteration has started to slow a bit in the last few years, you're not alone - and you're probably not wrong, either.

Think about it: smartphones have a pretty set list of characteristics and features we evaluate in order to judge the overall quality of a device. Some are more subjective than others - design, for example - but many are also quite objective, even if quite difficult to measure objectively sometimes. How fast is the phone? How long does the battery last? How good is the camera [at night, for video, in slow motion, etc.]?

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T-Mobile LG V10 To Get Marshmallow Update Starting Next Week

Some people would consider the V10 to be LG's most exciting phone of last year. If you agree with the tone of David's review of the G5, it still may be LG's best device.

Those of you who use one on T-Mobile's network are in for a treat. The carrier apparently plans to start sending out over-the-air updates next week.

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BlackBerry Plans To Launch Two Mid-Range Android Phones This Year

BlackBerry launched its first Android phone, the PRIV in late 2015. While the company's smartphone losses have slowed, the PRIV's high price is proving to be a barrier to BlackBerry's comeback (even with that price cut the other day). CEO John Chen now says that BlackBerry will shift to the mid-range this year with two new phones.

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