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Weekend poll: Do you own (and use) a wireless charger for your smartphone?

Weekend poll: Do you own (and use) a wireless charger for your smartphone?

Every phone needs power — that's just how they work. But there is more than one way to top up a battery, and many prefer the convenience of wireless charging. There's no cable to pick up and connect, you just drop your phone on the charger and power is transmitted. There are advantages and disadvantages to wireless charging, but we're curious to know if you use it.

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Weekend poll: How do you back up your photos on your phone?

Weekend poll: How do you back up your photos on your phone?

Google Photos may be the best product the company has ever released. But just last week, Google let it be known that it was ending its free unlimited photo backups (with some Pixel-specific exclusions), pushing us all toward paid Google One storage plans as we risk running out of space after the new policy kicks in next year. In light of the news, we're curious to know how you're backing up your photos on your phone.

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Weekend poll: Do you have a 5G phone?

Weekend poll: Do you have a 5G phone?

Support for the latest 5G network standards has percolated down from flagship phones in record time, and it's already appearing in even $400 smartphones. While it hasn't been as big of a game-changer as carriers would want us to believe, 5G is a highly marketed feature that customers are apparently paying attention to, so we're curious to know: Does your phone support 5G?

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Weekend poll: How often do you use the Google Assistant's 'Snapshot' feature?

Weekend poll: How often do you use the Google Assistant's 'Snapshot' feature?

Back in 2018, Google introduced a "visual snapshot" for the Google Assistant, essentially bringing back some of the functionality that was lost from the old (and much loved) Google Now. Since then, it's seen a handful of tweaks and iterations, with several new features landing in just the last few months. With it built right into the Assistant and Google Search app, how often do you use the feature?

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Weekend poll: How do you put your phone in your pocket?

Weekend poll: How do you put your phone in your pocket?

We already know which pocket most of our readers put their smartphone in, but based on a rather heated discussion at the Android Police workplace, we're curious precisely how you put it in your pocket. Does it slide in upside down, face against your leg, or do you flip it around a different way? How do you orient your phone in your pocket when you put it away?

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Weekend poll: When do you charge your phone?

Weekend poll: When do you charge your phone?

Phones charge faster and last longer than they ever have before, but they still require power to work. Since you've got to plug them in at some point, odds are you have a daily habit. So we're curious to know: When do you usually charge your phone?

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Weekend poll: Did you buy a Nest Audio?

Weekend poll: Did you buy a Nest Audio?

We were profoundly impressed with the performance of Google's new Nest Audio in our recent review. As we wait for the rest of the Launch Night In products like the Pixel 5 to actually materialize, the Nest Audio is currently available and shipping. So we're curious to know: Did you buy one?

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Weekend poll: Did you pre-order a Pixel 5?

Weekend poll: Did you pre-order a Pixel 5?

Google officially announced the Pixel 5 just last week. The phone leaked so much, we knew basically everything about it before it was revealed, excluding a few curious tidbits like how wireless charging would work. Pricing was also a little nebulous, but it turned out it varies depending on the market, with not all areas getting the more expensive mmWave 5G version of the phone — and sadly, the US is stuck with the $699 model.

I'm sure you've had time to mull it over, and Pixels are among the most popular phones among the Android Police readership. So did you pre-order a Pixel 5?

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Weekend poll: Will you tune in to Google's Pixel 5 event this week?

Weekend poll: Will you tune in to Google's Pixel 5 event this week?

It's just about Pixel season, and Google's hotly-anticipated Launch Night In event is almost upon us. This upcoming Wednesday at 11AM PT (2PM ET), the company plans to tell us all about its upcoming products, expected to include the Chromecast with Google TV, the Nest Audio, and the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. So, will you be tuning in?

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Weekend poll: What software keyboard do you use?

Weekend poll: What software keyboard do you use?

Perhaps one of the most tribal divisions in the Android world, surpassing even the skinned vs. stock debate and brand fandom, is the software keyboard. You might switch between manufacturers, or even root and ROM your phone, but the choice of which keyboard to use seems to cross all other boundaries. Once you've settled on one and adopted its peculiarities as your own (usually through a frustrating period of acclimation), that one is yours, and you'll defend it to the death. So which keyboard do you champion?

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