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Google trademarks "WorldSense," possibly related to new standalone VR headset

Yesterday it was reported that Google could be planning to release a standalone VR headset at I/O this week, and now we may have further evidence in the form of a trademark filing at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Google has registered the term "WORLDSENSE," which we presume will be styled as either WorldSense or Worldsense. The filing, from 9th May 2017, states that it relates to computer hardware, computer software, and virtual reality headsets.

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Unlocked LG G5 in the US (RS988) gets Android 7.0 Nougat OTA

OTA updates are amazingly unpredictable. Sometimes, the US versions of devices get them first and international variants have to wait weeks and months, other times it's just the opposite. The latter is the case of the LG G5. My fiancé's unlocked model got the OTA around last December in Lebanon, but apparently the US unlocked version has been lingering on Marshmallow until now. That's a 6-month delay — whoa.

Well, the OTA is finally (never has this adverb been so rightfully used) rolling out to that variant of the G5, which is lovingly called the RS988. It weighs over 1300MB and when it installs, it pushes your device up to software version RS98821a, Android 7.0, with the April security updates.

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[Deal Alert] edjing Pro, normally $4.99, is temporarily free

What's better than a small price drop or a 10-cent deal on a nice app? Free. As in you pay nothing and you get something in return. How about that for a business and economy lesson? And today you can benefit from this kind of deal on edjing PRO.

I don't know much about the art of DJing, but it looks like edjing is one of the leading mixer apps on Android. You can use songs stored on your device or grab tunes from SoundCloud, Vimeo, or Deezer, then put them together, change the order, match the bpms, prepare the transitions, and save the finished sets.

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Google rumored to announce standalone VR headset at I/O 2017

At last year's I/O, Google dipped its toe into the virtual reality waters by announcing Daydream (above). Like Gear VR before it, Daydream requires a phone to be inserted into a headset to operate. However, Variety is reporting that Google is set to unveil a VR headset that is completely standalone—no phone required.

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29 new and notable Android games from the last week (5/10/17 - 5/16/17)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Games

Injustice 2

Android Police coverage: Superhero brawler Injustice 2 is now available on Android

Injustice 2 is a simplistic fighting game for Android that focuses on swiping mechanics for the controls. While the combat works just fine, it is the graphics that make this title stand out above the crowd.

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[Deal Alert] Get 20% off electronics on eBay with promo code

Sometimes you can save significant cash buying something on eBay rather than going through conventional retailers. You can shave another 20% off the cost of electronics with a new eBay deal. It's limited to 26 sellers, but there are lots of neat items to be had including phones, tablets, and cases.

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Here are all of the HTC U11's included wallpapers

After months of rumors, the HTC 11 was officially revealed earlier today. We'll have to wait until the reviews start to pour in to find out if the phone is worth buying, but in the meantime, you can enjoy all of the phone's included wallpapers.

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LG is reportedly planning to release its first OLED smartphone in Q3 this year

LG has been one of the manufacturers who has stuck with LCD panels on its smartphones. While they look great, they still can't hold a candle to what Samsung puts in its Galaxy S and Note phones. Likely hoping to change that, the smaller Korean OEM (in terms of smartphone market share) is planning to ship its first smartphone with an OLED display in Q3 this year.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is coming to Android

Capcom's long-running Ace Attorney series has been popular on the Nintendo DS and 3DS, and we're slowly starting to see some of the titles arrive on Android. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney was released for Android and iOS last year, almost nine years after the original DS release. Apollo Justice's sequel, Dual Destinies, will soon be available on Android as well.

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[Update: Confirmed] Samsung Pay may be preparing for a UK launch, according to the Play Store listing

Samsung Pay's slow advance continues. Last month new markets in Sweden and the UAE were given support for the platform, and today it looks like the UK is up next. We have yet to see a confirmed report or press release from Samsung — as they have done for their other market roll-outs. However, their Google Play listing for the application has been localized for the UK.

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