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Google Pay 2.96 adds a dark mode [APK Download]

Darkness is nearly upon us. With Android Q's official launch getting closer and closer, Google is still hard at work implementing a grey/black theme for its most important apps so they're ready for Q's system-wide dark mode. The latest to get this is Google Pay.

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[Update: $130 at Costco] Lenovo's 10-inch Smart Display marked down to just $140 this weekend

There sure are a lot of Lenovo smart home gadgets on sale this weekend — the Smart Clock for $50, the 8" Smart Display bundle for $90, and now the larger the 10" Smart Display on sale for $140, down from an original price of $250. That's $10 less than previous online deals we've seen.

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Google Maps in Android Auto adds some helpful new buttons

Android Auto's comprehensive overhaul recently rolled out to everyone, but Google isn't done with tweaking the interface. We've seen multiple reports of the navigation UI getting a few handy new buttons, including one for alternate routes that people seem to be very excited about.

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[Update: Verizon, too] AT&T finally delivers Android 9 Pie to the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2018)

Earlier this year, Samsung shared its roadmap for updating its devices to Android 9 Pie. While it was able to keep its promise for the majority of Galaxy Tab A 2018 (T387AA) owners who received the update in June, customers who bought the device from AT&T were sadly left out. The new OS version has finally arrived this week.

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[Update: Now available] HMD announces its first post-paid device on Verizon, the $168 Nokia 3 V

A decade ago, when Nokia still made its own devices and dominated the smartphone market, one of the company's biggest weaknesses was its US presence. It struggled to enter the USA in any significant manner and that eventually helped in its downfall after Android and iOS took over the world by storm. Today, with ex-Nokians at the helm, HMD seems to have learned from that mistake and is trying hard not to repeat it. The Nokia licensee has inked deals with Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers, already launched the Nokia 2 V on Verizon, and is now following up with the Nokia 3 V.

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Early Galaxy Note10 deals offer at least $120 off global models

If you, dear U.S. reader, are looking to purchase a Galaxy Note10 or Note10+, but don't want to be beholden to your carrier for a device payment contract or even to the power of Qualcomm processing, you'll likely be dredging the gray market for your Samsung phablet. Well, reputable eBay seller never-msrp will be happy to sell you a Note intended for Asian or European markets right now, and at a good discount, too. Just beware of the small details.

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[Update: Resurrected with new look] Google Maps is testing a floating scrolling bar of category searches

Google is always trying new things with the Maps app's interface, moving items from the side menu to the floating layers button, implementing different designs of the bottom bar in various regions, and lately just dabbling with more and more changes that fall in line with the new Material Design looks. And now we have a new change: a scrolling floating bar of category searches is showing up on the top of the screen.

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LG revamping SmartThinQ app with Google Assistant voice commands for your fridge

LG is getting set to roll out an update to its SmartThinQ app that could change the way people use its smart home appliances: it will incorporate Google Assistant to recognize vocal commands for its Wi-Fi enabled laundry machines, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, and other devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Note10 arrives, officially available at most carriers and retailers

Today is the Galaxy Note 10's official release date, with "pre-order" flipping over to "buy" at most websites. With the formal release, many of the early promotional offers are gone, though you can still snag up to $600 off with a recent trade-in via Samsung, and some carriers are still running their own discounts and trade-in programs. While in-store retailer and carrier availability may vary, the Note10 is now available and listed as "in stock" in most places.

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The unlocked Galaxy Note9 is as low as $745 on Amazon, 512GB version hits lowest price ever at $805

With the recent announcement of the Note10, it was obvious the previous generation's price would drop substantially. And it just did, as the Note9 is now as low as $745 for the 128GB version, or $805 for the 512GB one. These are unlocked US versions, so you don't have to worry about carrier compatibility or warranty.

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