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Doogee's Mix 2 phone has 'minimal bezels, maximal views'

Just a week ago, Spain-based phone manufacturer Doogee announced the S60, a mostly-unremarkable durable phone. The best part about the device was the accompanying press release, which was filled to the brim with hilarious spelling errors. Doogee just unveiled the 'Mix 2,' and the announcement is almost as entertaining as the S60's.

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FrontRow review: An interesting concept, but not a great buy at $399

Cameras are absolutely essential to our lives these days. After all, what would we do without our Snapchat Stories and Instagram selfies? How else would we communicate with the outside world? There's a reason why cameras have been crammed into everything from smartwatches to quadcopters; the ability to capture our memories so easily and in such great detail, then share them with anyone we'd like to, is simply amazing.

Ubiquiti Networks, a company most famous for its WiFi equipment, thinks so too. Nearly two months ago, it debuted the FrontRow, a camera that you wear on your body so that you can capture great moments without compromising your own live experience.

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Unofficial Google Camera port updated with RAW support and HDR+ customization

Perhaps the best aspect of last year's Google Pixel was the camera, partially thanks to Google's fantastic (but proprietary) HDR+ image processing technology. That feature was limited to Google's own devices, until a developer going by the name 'B-S-G' modified the app to run on most phones with a Snapdragon 820, 821, or 835 processor. For many devices, it was an upgrade over the included camera app, especially for the Essential phone.

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Anker SoundCore Boost review: A mediocre Bluetooth speaker with impressive bass

Anker is best known for its external battery packs, many of which we've featured here on Android Police. Lately, however, the company has been expanding into the Bluetooth speaker market; its mission is to provide quality sound at an affordable price. With this product, the SoundCore Boost, Anker is promising impressive bass performance. Guess what? This speaker does great in that regard, given its size and price.

Where the SoundCore Boost loses me, however, is in the rest of its fidelity.

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Polk MagniFi Mini review: Impressive sound in a compact and versatile Chromecast soundbar

You know how they say big things come in small packages? Never has that saying been as true as it is with the Polk MagniFi Mini. From the moment I opened the box to this very second, this soundbar keeps on blowing my mind with how good it is. Impressive sound? Check. Plethora of options? Check. Chromecast built-in and Google Home compatibility? Check. Small form factor that could fit in front of many/any TV? You betcha. I could easily end this review here, but I'll do my job and write a few thousand words below... while listening to some music. It'll make the task more enjoyable.

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Guide: The best phones and tablets for LineageOS

The following post was written by Ryne Hager and Corbin Davenport.

The vast majority of Android device buyers don't know or care what a custom ROM is. And that's completely fine - a phone or tablet's stock ROM will be enough for 99.9% of potential users. But for the 0.1% that like to tinker, the development community surrounding a given device can drastically impact the value. Your purchase can become a much better deal if there is a wealth of custom ROM options available, extending its lifespan for possibly years (and nearly a decade for the HD2).

There are quite a few popular custom ROMs in the wild, but LineageOS is probably one of the best overall.

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Google Photos 3.6 makes video sharing way faster

When your bandwidth doesn't oblige, sharing videos via Google Photos can be a bit frustrating. Videos are, well, large. And uploading large files can take a while, especially if you're in a congested area, on a throttled connection, or traveling. But now Google Photos has cut down the wait by uploading low-resolution copies for sharing first. And don't worry, your friends won't be stuck with blurry potatoes, those videos are later replaced with high-quality versions. 

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Sprint will be the only major carrier to have the LG V30+ at launch

The LG V30 is coming to all carriers in the next couple weeks, but only one US carrier will have the V30+. Sprint has announced that it's got the exclusive on this phone at launch, and it's offering a limited buy-on-get-one deal on the phone to celebrate. You can get two of them for as little as $38 per month when the phone hits stores on October 13th.

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DoorDash, the food delivery service, adds group orders to its Android app

Ordering food at work or with friends can be a bit of a nightmare. Everyone wants something different, and coordinating everyone can take ages. Thankfully DoorDash has added its group ordering features to the Android app. So the next time your workplace considers delivery or you and your friends have to put together an order for the big game, it'll be a tiny bit easier to coordinate. 

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[Deal Alert] Grab a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with a $20 Google Play gift card for $469.99 ($130 off)

We've seen the decline of Android tablets in recent years, but if you're in the market for a new one, then you might want to listen up to this Deal Alert. You can grab a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, plus a $20 Google Play gift card, for $469.99, saving you $130 off the price of the tablet — if you want to get technical, you're actually saving $150 with the gift card thrown in.

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