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Google published a beautiful new set of wallpapers on Chrome OS, and you can download them here

Google published a beautiful new set of wallpapers on Chrome OS, and you can download them here

Are you tired of looking at your old boring wallpaper? Google recently published 3 new collections of wallpapers to the Chrome OS Canary channel, and in my opinion: they're stunning. You can download them right now — even if you don't own a Chromebook.

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Weekend poll: How do you put your phone in your pocket?

Weekend poll: How do you put your phone in your pocket?

We already know which pocket most of our readers put their smartphone in, but based on a rather heated discussion at the Android Police workplace, we're curious precisely how you put it in your pocket. Does it slide in upside down, face against your leg, or do you flip it around a different way? How do you orient your phone in your pocket when you put it away?

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Save 50% on these eye-catching i-Blason cases for your Galaxy Note20 phone (Sponsored)

Save 50% on these eye-catching i-Blason cases for your Galaxy Note20 phone (Sponsored)

For the last decade, i-Blason has been making cases for some of the most popular smartphones, tablets, and wearables on the planet. Engineered to be both functional and visually stunning, i-Blason's products buck outdated design trends by offering unique styles that can't be found anywhere else. Today, you can wrap your Galaxy Note20 in an i-Blason Cosmo Classic or Ares case for just $14.99 (50% off MSRP) each.

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Zoom photo comparison: Pixel 5 vs. Pixel 4

Zoom photo comparison: Pixel 5 vs. Pixel 4

Google's latest, greatest Pixel phone is really only one of those things—after catching flack for the poor value of the Pixel 4, Google scaled back on the Pixel 5. Gone are features like Face Match, Ambient EQ, and perhaps most importantly, the telephoto camera. Instead, the Pixel 5 has a wide/ultrawide combo, and some people might prefer that. However, it's a disadvantage if you want to take photos of things from a distance.

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17 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (10/19/20 - 10/25/20)

17 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (10/19/20 - 10/25/20)

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre game releases from the last week. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest gacha releases, you're covered. This week we saw the arrival of a gorgeous textless adventure game, the launch of the sequel to 911 Operator, and the debut of an enjoyable brick breaker that sports an artistic theme.

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Tapatalk has been pulled from the Google Play Store

Tapatalk has been pulled from the Google Play Store

Tapatalk was an incredibly popular Android app in years past, as it provided an easy way to access thousands of web forums through a single application, in an era when many websites had limited mobile layouts. The app still maintains a loyal (albeit smaller) following to this day, though the Android version has now been removed by the Google Play Store.

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Sony's DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 works with Android

Sony's DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 works with Android

Sony is starting to send out PlayStation 5 consoles (and the accompanying controllers) to reviewers and influencers, including tech YouTuber Austin Evans. Evans published an initial video about the console's 'DualSense' controller yesterday, which revealed an interesting detail for you smartphone gamers out there — the PS5 controller appears to work with Android.

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Opera Mini passes 500 million installs on Android

Opera Mini passes 500 million installs on Android

Opera Mini is one of the few applications on Android that predate the existence of Android itself. The web browser got its start on Java ME-compatible basic phones, and was later ported to BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Phone, and eventually iOS and Android. Now the app has passed a major milestone on Google's smartphone platform: 500 million installations.

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Chrome OS is getting a dark theme — here's what it looks like

Chrome OS is getting a dark theme — here's what it looks like

Dark mode has been a popular feature request among Chrome OS users for a long time. Although the OS uses a "light" theme by default, it has some random splashes of dark elements, including the launcher and the shelf. Last month, I explained in detail how bringing consistency to the current "light" theme would improve usability, but at the time, there was no information about when a true, system-wide dark mode would ship. Sure, the launcher search bar got a bit darker recently, but what people want is to turn off the lights and minimize eye strain when using their computers over extended periods.

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