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[Update: OnePlus 6 too] ARCore v1.3 appears to add support for OnePlus 5T, Android One, several Sony Xperia and Huawei phones, and more [APK Teardown]

The team behind AR at Google is working hard to bring support to an ever-growing number of phones. While the initial launch was limited to Pixel and S8 phones, it quickly grew beyond that number. Still, most of the early phones were flagships or at least on the higher end of mid-range. With the latest update, we're now seeing ARCore expanding to some budget handsets.

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[Update: APK download] Yahoo introduces new Mail app for Android Go, updates Mail experience for mobile web

Yahoo may be the blurry ghost of what it once was, but there's no denying that millions of people still rely on their Yahoo email addresses as a means of communication. For those users and the millions of potential new users who may be getting a smartphone for the first time soon, Yahoo is optimizing its Mail service by introducing a new app for Android Go and a new mobile web experience.

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Adobe announces Lightroom CC improvements, Spark Post for Android, and more

Slowly but surely, Adobe has been improving its library of Android applications. The Lightroom app finally gained a tablet UI last year, and now receives regular updates to match the desktop application. Today, Adobe is releasing another update for Lightroom, along with a brand new app - Spark Post.

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Nokia 2 gets its first Android Oreo 8.1 beta

Nokia and HMD are at it again, releasing an update to Android 8.1 Oreo for another one of their devices. This time, it's the low-end Nokia 2 that was announced last October. The device launched with Nougat 7.1.1 and skipped the Android Oreo 8.0 release to wait for a direct jump to 8.1 with some under-the-hood optimizations from Android Go. That update is now available for beta testers.

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[Update: App is available] Google Podcasts ready to launch globally on Android with 2 million indexed podcasts

Changes have been afoot with Google and podcasts for many months. Cody has discovered sign after sign of the Google app adding podcast support, there was a long exposé of Google's podcast plans a couple of months ago, and podcast subscription and management then downloads started showing up. The wait is over now and it seems that Google is finally ready to reveal its podcast app and plans.

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Verizon Moto Z, Moto Z Force Droid Editions

Android 8.0 Oreo rolled out to the unlocked Moto Z in May. Now, the Verizon "Droid Editions" of both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are getting the update. It comes with all the expected Oreo goodies — picture-in-picture support, notification improvements, and the like.

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Android Messages web interface is starting to roll out, but the app needs an update [Update]

Google has been planning a web version of Android Messages for months—we've seen it appear in teardown, after teardown, after teardown. Now, it's finally starting to show up for users. Well, sort of. The web interface has gone live, but the app doesn't appear to understand that yet.

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Android-x86 Project releases first Oreo build (release candidate 1)

Running Android on your PC can be a surprisingly shady experience with emulators that spam you with ads or try to hide Bitcoin miners on your system. When in doubt, there's always the open source Android-x86 Project. It just so happens that Android-x86 just released a build of Android Oreo.

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Android P can turn off Wi-Fi hotspot automatically if no devices are connected

Android P will come packing so many new features that it’s hard to keep up with what’s changed. One helpful function that slipped under our radar is the ability to have your Wi-Fi hotspot turned off automatically when no devices are connected.

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LG could be planning an Android One Q7 variant exclusive to T-Mobile

While the Android One program was initially intended to be something more akin to what Android Go is now, it's still a simple, bloat-free version of the OS that gets faster updates than skinned OEM devices. Until Nokia decided to go all in with Android One, there was very little choice when it came to devices, but it looks like other manufacturers are coming around to the benefits.

Rumors have been circulating for a little while that LG is planning to release an Android One smartphone. XDA Developers has been digging around for evidence, and it looks like we can expect a variant of the LG Q7 to launch running a vanilla Android build.

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