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HMD publishes Nokia 9 PureView kernel source code

We've said it before, but Android OEMs are pretty hit or miss when it comes to releasing kernel source code, as mandated under the GPL license for using the Linux kernel. HMD is the definition of hit-or-miss, having just released the source code for the two-year-old Nokia 2 a few days ago. But here we have them releasing the source for the Nokia 9 PureView, a phone still considered new.

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Google Pay privacy settings are being kept a little too private, but Google's working on a fix

Living in Google's world means giving it a lot of your data, so it's important to take a peek at your privacy settings from time to time. You can't do that in Google Pay right now without a lot of leg work. A botched system update on Google's end has apparently hidden the privacy settings from most users, but Google is working on it.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C434 drops to $500 ($70 off) at Office Depot

In Chromebook land, Asus' Chromebook Flip C302 was well-beloved, even when it was getting a little long in the tooth. Asus didn't leave fans out in the cold, though, releasing the Flip C434 not too long ago. It's currently one of the best Chromebooks around, and you can pick one up for yourself for $499.99 at Office Depot.

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This company will sell refurbished Android phones with all of Google's services removed

Android and Google often go hand-in-hand, but for users who would prefer to not expose all their data to Google, privacy-focused distributions do exist. Now, one organization is looking to sell users popular phones pre-loaded with one of these Google-stripped Android forks.

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OnePlus Gallery brings new Collection carousel interface [APK Download]

After the OnePlus Camera update from the 7 Pro that brought better Lens integration and customized modes, we're taking a look at a few minor changes in the latest Gallery app v3.2.7. Most prominent is a new carousel interface for Collections, but there's also a small update to the image viewer.

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Alt-Frequencies is a new narrative mystery from Accidental Queens, and it's available on Android a day early

Earlier this month Accidental Queens announced that its audio-based narrative mystery Alt-Frequencies would land on Android, iOS, and PC on the 16th of May. Lo and behold the Android version has arrived on the Play Store an entire day early, leaving the other two release platforms in the dust. For once, Android plays second fiddle to no one.

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The Motorola One Vision is official with hole-punch camera and Android One software

The extensively leaked Motorola One Vision is official, and it looks like the leaks were dead-on. This Exynos-powered phone sports a super-tall 21:9 display with a hole-punch camera, and it runs Google's Android One build of the OS. You won't be able to buy it in the US, but Motorola will sell it in many other markets.

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Google finds flaw in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys, will provide free replacements

Google released the Titan Security Key last year, as part of the company's growing focus on two-factor authentication. The kit comes with a USB Type-A key and a battery-powered Bluetooth/NFC key, and both could be configured as 2FA methods with Google accounts. The last thing you want in your security key is a security flaw, but that's just what has been discovered.

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OnePlus Camera adds native Google Lens integration, customizable mode shortcuts [APK Download]

The OnePlus 7 Pro was announced yesterday and some users have already gotten their hand on the device. Beside discovering that it's among the best smartphones they can buy now, they're also digging deep into the device's apps and sharing some of them with us on APK Mirror. One of those is the new Camera app v3.2.91 which, when installed on previous OnePlus phones running Pie such as the 6T, brings an updated, Pixel-like Lens integration and customization to the scrolling modes.

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Google just killed our dreams of dual-booting Windows on Chromebooks

Any sliver of hope Chromebook owners had for being able to dual-boot into Chrome OS and Windows has, well, flown out the window. The initiative behind this feature, dubbed "Alt OS" in the Chromium Gerrit, has been deprecated according to a recent commit.

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