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[Update: Fixed, APK Download] The Google Admin app is completely broken for many right now, and has been for weeks

Based on recent reports, as well as our own experiences here at Android Police, Google has broken its Google Admin app for G Suite administrators. Reports of the outage in angry Play Store reviews go back around two weeks, and at the time of writing, the G Suite Status Dashboard makes no mention of this ongoing problem.

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Google Play Books v5.1 adds audio quality and skip duration settings for audiobooks [APK Teardown]

Google Play Books adopted the latest iteration of the Google Material theme back in January, doing away with the colorful version that exemplified the original Material Design. This update doesn't have quite as many striking changes, but it does bring functional improvements and a little more customizability to some of the features. Most of the additions are focused on Audiobooks, but you'll also find new icons for the app shortcuts.

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18 best new Android games released this week including Cultist Simulator, After Burner Climax, and Scorcher

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 we have a Lovecraftian card-based roguelike, the return of Sega's After Burner Climax as a free-to-play release, and an excellent endless runner all about racing sandworms. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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[Update: Tenor support] Google Messages v4.2 now supports attachments of any type, adds Verified SMS details [APK Teardown]

Google Messages just received its 4.2 update today as it adds a subtle but potentially valuable feature: Sending generic file types. Yes, you can now send files without being limited to just the standard photo and video collection. A teardown also brings follow-ups to the topics of Verified SMS and Google Assistant integration.

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Google Home v2.9.65 hints at Talk and Listen mode, native support for Nest hardware, and more [APK Teardown]

The latest update to the Google Home app is out, but it's not going to give you much to look at in the form of live changes. Instead, this update appears to be largely focused on adding new hardware support for Nest security products, and possibly a few others. There's also a new feature in the works called Talk and Listen that could be a solid enhancement to the Broadcast feature.

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The best Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chrome OS tablets you can buy right now (Spring 2019)

Chromebooks have come a long way from the original CR-48, and for many, a complete workflow is now possible in the confines of Chrome OS thanks to the addition of Android and Linux application support. But there are quite a lot out there to choose from, and some are better options than others. For your convenience, we've put together a small list of some of our favorite picks, categorized based on your primary consideration.

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The Pixel 3's Ambient Display flashing bug is fixed in the April OTA

Google is kicking off April right with security updates for its Pixel phones. Bundled within this month's patches is a fix for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's Ambient Display flashing issue, which has been plaguing some phones for months. Several other fixes are also mentioned in the update bulletin.

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Cielo Breez Eco and Plus smarten up your air conditioner at a fair price

If you like smart home gadgets and live somewhere with a ducted thermostat installation, you're lucky. Nest, Ecobee, Honeywell, and more great companies are vying for a spot on your wall and in your phone's app drawer. But if your house is equipped with a ductless system, like a split air conditioner, window AC, portable or floor standing unit, cassette type, or heat pump, the options are more limited and lesser known.

Over the past year, I've reviewed both the Cielo Breez and Sensibo Sky, two of the best solutions for transforming a regular AC into a connected one. Now Cielo has released two more models: Breez Plus ($109) and Breez Eco ($69).

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20 best new Android games released this week including The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Grand Mountain Adventure, and Rush Rally 3

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 we have the early access release of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the official launch of the beautiful skiing game Grand Mountain Adventure, and a console-quality rally racer. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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16 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Energy Ring, Photo Map, and Firefox Send (3/23/19 - 3/30/19)

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 we have an awesome battery display app that can place a ring around your newfangled cutout camera, an interesting app that can display your photos on a map in the precise location the photo was taken, and an encrypted file sharing app from Firefox. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last week.

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