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The US Supreme Court just handed Google a huge win in its massive Android lawsuit

The US Supreme Court just handed Google a huge win in its massive Android lawsuit

It's been over a decade since Oracle first began its lawsuit against Google over the use of parts of the Java platform in Android. Today, the United States Supreme Court finally ended it, with Google being the long-protracted winner. While the relevant bits of Java haven't been used by Android in years, the end of this court battle sets a precedent in US copyright law that will be important for almost anyone making software platforms in the future.

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RIP LG: South Korean giant officially exits the smartphone market

RIP LG: South Korean giant officially exits the smartphone market

After months of rumors, LG has made it official: it will exit the smartphone business on July 31.

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Even Google doesn't want to make games for Stadia anymore

Even Google doesn't want to make games for Stadia anymore

Google has had massive ambitions for its Stadia gaming platform, and the service finished 2020 on a high note, especially after it delivered the most usable version of Cyberpunk 2077. Google has repeatedly stated it's dedicated to Stadia's long-term success, but today the company announced that its internal game studio is shutting its doors.

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Parler social network removed from Apple App Store following Play Store takedown

Parler social network removed from Apple App Store following Play Store takedown

The social media network Parler has grown significantly over the past year as a "free speech" alternative to Twitter and Facebook, though it has been constantly criticized for allowing extremist content and damaging conspiracy theories. Following the raid on the U.S. Capitol by far-right extremists that left at least five people dead, Apple demanded Parler establish new moderation policies, but Google appears to have skipped ahead and banned the app entirely.

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One UI 3.0 update with Android 11 landing now for Galaxy S20-series phones on Verizon

One UI 3.0 update with Android 11 landing now for Galaxy S20-series phones on Verizon

Ahead of tomorrow's expected release, Verizon has pushed out the long-anticipated Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update for its Galaxy S20-series phones. Reports indicate this stable update has started to roll out for the S20 5G UW, S20+ 5G, and S20 Ultra 5G over at big red, delivering the latest Android 11 features together with Samsung's own software tweaks.

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Huawei is selling Honor to government-backed consortium

Huawei is selling Honor to government-backed consortium

Earlier this month, it was reported that Huawei was looking to sell its budget sub-brand Honor to a consortium, potentially saving Honor from the various trade embargoes placed on its parent company. The deal has now gone through, ceding control of Honor to a government-backed group of companies.

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Exclusive: Specs and features of Samsung's Galaxy S21 smartphones

Exclusive: Specs and features of Samsung's Galaxy S21 smartphones

The Galaxy S21 launch is just a few months out, which means it’s a great time for leaks. Today, we have exclusive information regarding the specifications and features of the upcoming phones, which we have now confirmed through multiple sources. Android Police also has seen official press renders of Samsung's next-generation Galaxy devices, but cannot publish them, in order to protect our sources' identities.

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After massive outage, YouTube is back online

After massive outage, YouTube is back online

If you were trying to fire up a YouTube video just earlier and ran into issues: Don't worry, it's not just you. YouTube playback was down for many at the time, with widespread anecdotal reports as well as a spike over at DownDetector. However, the issue has since resolved and YouTube is officially back up.

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Carl Pei confirms his departure from OnePlus

Carl Pei confirms his departure from OnePlus

Carl Pei was one of the founders of OnePlus, alongside Pete Lau, and helped turn the company from a little-known "startup" (read: division of OPPO) into one of the most popular Android smartphone brands worldwide. However, Pei has seemingly now left his role at the company after nearly seven years.

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Google cancels I/O 2020 out of an abundance of caution

Google cancels I/O 2020 out of an abundance of caution

Google I/O takes place near Google's headquarters in California every year in the early summer, aimed at helping developers with their work and announcing new products. The 2020 event was scheduled to take place on May 12-14, but now Google has canceled it due to safety concerns.

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