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Android Police Holiday Giveaway Roundup: All the cool things you can win from AP and our partners this week

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Giveaway: 60+ free wallpapers for AP readers [US, UK, UE, International, Mars]

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, jolly Kwanzaa, or content December. I'll let you pick the greeting you identify with most. During this time of year it's lovely to focus on the things that bring us together, and one thing I think we can all agree on here at AP is that free stuff is awesome. In that spirit of awesomeness, I'd like to give each of you a small gift to celebrate Christmas (I'm doing the giving here, so I think I get to pick the occasion). 

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Google Assistant on Android TV now working in Spanish — with a few regional limitations

Google has just silently rolled out Spanish language support for its Assistant on Android TV, spotted via a new localization page for the product category. There are a few irregularities right now, though, such as inconsistent behavior depending on precisely which setting you flip it to, and Google's support page for the Assistant on Android TV hasn't been updated to mention the new support just yet. 

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Google's Street View Trekker rig goes on a diet, upgrades its cameras

Google's Street View project is one of the largest collections of 360 panoramas images available for public use. While most images are taken with the easily recognizable Street View cars, for off-road collection a contraption called the Street View Trekker is used. Today, the Street View team is announcing an upgraded Trekker that has shed a few pounds and improved on image quality.

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HTC plans smartphone sales 'reboot' in 2019

HTC was the first Android device maker, and it remained one of the market leaders for years. Its recent performance hasn't been stellar, though. After a long line of lackluster quarters, HTC president Darren Chen promises improvements in 2019. Apparently, HTC is aiming for a sales "reboot" by focusing on high-end and mid-range phones.

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Instagram continues to absorb other platforms' features with new music suggestions in Stories and Q&A Live feature

Not content to simply absorb all of Snapchat's features, Facebook-owned Instagram is now making a play for the music recommendation/performance demographic and aiming to become a hotspot for Live Q&As. The platform has introduced a feature into Stories (the ephemeral feed at the top of the app) that lets users request, receive, and jam out to song suggestions, as well as a new, more official format for Live Q&A sessions.

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Google Express offering 20% off of orders up to $100 for new customers

Whether you need a last-minute gift later on, or just a bit of extra sugar for that Christmas recipe, Google Express has a promotion running for first-time customers of the delivery service. If you place an order before December 31st and use the coupon code HOLIDAY 18, you can snag 20% off up to a $20 total discount.

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Google's Game of the Year tests your knowledge of 2018's trending searches

2018 is almost over, and like any other year, it had its fair share of interesting events. With its Game of the Year, Google wants to see just how much you remember about 2018 by asking questions about trending searches during the past 340-something days.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 LTE review: The only LTE game in town, but that doesn't mean you should buy it

When Google announced Chrome OS as a platform, it talked about LTE as one of the defining characteristics. At the time, Google pitched Chrome OS as always up-to-date and backed up because your laptop would have a constant connection. There have been some LTE-equipped Chromebooks but none for the past few years as manufacturers have focused more on the budget end of the market. The new Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 brings LTE back to Chrome OS, but it does so with a higher price tag.

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Toshiba's 43-inch Amazon Fire TV hits new low, down to just $230, $10 less than Black Friday

Amazon is currently selling the Toshiba 43" 1080p Fire TV for $230. This television launched at $300 and the lowest it went during Black Friday was $240, making this an even better deal (if only by $10). If you prefer talking to Alexa to fumbling with a remote, this may be a good bedroom television to consider. They also have the smaller 32" 720p edition at $150, if staring at pixels is your thing.

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