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Pixel 5a review, one month later: This phone craves Android 12

Pixel 5a review, one month later: This phone craves Android 12

For years, a certain type of smartphone enthusiast has cried, "Why are camera bumps a thing? Just make the phones thicker and use the extra space for a bigger battery!" With the Pixel 5a, Google invites every single one of you to put your money where your mouth is. The Pixel 5a is a great phone at a great value, but the utterly insane battery life is the big highlight.

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16 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (9/12/21 - 9/19/21)

16 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (9/12/21 - 9/19/21)

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. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a unique deck-building game themed around rats protecting their enclave, a trippy point and click adventure game that offers interesting art, and a quirky adventure game that's perfect for Halloween. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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8 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Media Bar, Stationhead, and Barquode (9/11/21 - 9/18/21)

8 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Media Bar, Stationhead, and Barquode (9/11/21 - 9/18/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a slick media bar app, a radio app where you can roll your own station, and a barcode app for creating, scanning, and storing barcodes. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last week.

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21 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (9/5/21 - 9/12/21)

21 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (9/5/21 - 9/12/21)

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. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have the latest Final Fantasy pixel remaster from Square Enix, a fresh board game adaptation of Axis & Allies 1942, and a slick pixel-based auto-runner. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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12 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including KONTXT Voice, Lenovo Smart Frame, and Facebook View (8/28/21 - 9/11/21)

12 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including KONTXT Voice, Lenovo Smart Frame, and Facebook View (8/28/21 - 9/11/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have a call screening app from the creators of RealPlay, a smart frame app from Lenovo, and a new tie-in app from Facebook for its new Ray-Ban smart glasses. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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14 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (8/29/21 - 9/5/21)

14 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (8/29/21 - 9/5/21)

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. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a fantastic story-based puzzle game that offers enjoyable puzzles and a quality story, a new murder-mystery point-and-click adventure from Buff Studio, and a unique map-based puzzler that offers a new puzzle every day.

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Google squashes Android Auto location bug so you can search for services near you again

Google squashes Android Auto location bug so you can search for services near you again

One of the little Google features we probably all take for granted is being able to easily find services near to us via Maps, Assistant, Search, etc. Unfortunately, some Android Auto users have been encountering a bug that meant searching for anything "near me" or "nearby" would return results close to the users' homes, rather than their current location. Thankfully, Google says it's rolled out a fix.

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Dynamic Material You themes coming to the Play Store according to teardown

Dynamic Material You themes coming to the Play Store according to teardown

Although the Android 12 update is a few months away, Google's Material You design is already making its way to the company's popular apps, with Contacts, Gboard, and Chrome leading the way. Now the app that houses all these apps seems set to showcase Material You elements in a future update.

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18 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (8/22/21 - 8/29/21)

18 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (8/22/21 - 8/29/21)

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. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a fantastic Norse-themed strategy game, a new free-to-play Marvel brawler, and a fresh robot battler that isn't stuffed with in-app purchases. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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9 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Soosee, Camo, and Wear Installer (8/21/21 - 8/28/21)

9 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Soosee, Camo, and Wear Installer (8/21/21 - 8/28/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a slick app for checking common foods against specific dietary requirements or allergies, a new release that can turn your old phone into a webcam for macOS/PC, and an app that can install Wear apps to your watch remotely. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last week.

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