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You wanted to know more about the Galaxy Buds Pro, and we have the answers here

You wanted to know more about the Galaxy Buds Pro, and we have the answers here

Every Sunday, we assemble the latest headlines, editorials, and exclusive content into the Android Police Newsletter and send it out to thousands of readers around the world. If you're not one of those readers, you might be missing out on the most important stories of the week, as well as content you'll only find in the newsletter, like the exclusive Galaxy Buds Pro Q&A you'll find below and our free wallpaper extravaganza. Here's all the important stuff featured in the Android Police Newsletter from January 24, 2021.

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Here's everything with Amazon Alexa revealed at CES 2021

Here's everything with Amazon Alexa revealed at CES 2021

This year's CES has been a very different one, but one aspect has stayed consistent: there's are a lot of new products with Alexa. Amazon's assistant shows no signs of stopping, as plenty of new smart home devices include support for Alexa, and some of them even have the assistant built-in.

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Fitbit OS 5.1 adds Google Assistant integration to the Sense and Versa 3

Fitbit OS 5.1 adds Google Assistant integration to the Sense and Versa 3

Following its acquisition in progress, Google already confirmed that it would add the Assistant to the latest Fitbit smartwatches, the Versa 3 and the Sense, and today, it has arrived as part of Fitbit OS 5.1. The update will roll out to the two health trackers starting today, and it packs a few more things on top of the Assistant: Automatic SpO2 readings at night without the dedicated watchface, new SpO2 clockfaces, audible Alexa replies, and more.

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Wyze just launched a $50 smart thermostat, undercutting virtually all of its competitors

Wyze just launched a $50 smart thermostat, undercutting virtually all of its competitors

Wyze only recently announced its first pair of over-ear headphones and a $30 video doorbell, and the company is continuing its foray into new product categories. It has just unveiled the Wyze Thermostat, a $50 smart thermostat that can be automated via the Wyze app and controlled with voice assistants. It's available for pre-order and will ship in December.

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Amazon adds dedicated Auto Mode to the Alexa app — but it's a little janky

Amazon adds dedicated Auto Mode to the Alexa app — but it's a little janky

Even if we're not spending as much time as usual in our vehicles these days, it's still important to drive safely when interacting with technology. Google has been working on a car mode for the Assistant since last year, and Google Maps is rolling out a special UI for in-car use as well. Now Amazon is getting in on the fun with Alexa Auto Mode and a new routine for commuting.

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Amazon Echo users can now summon Samuel L. Jackson with a hotword

Amazon Echo users can now summon Samuel L. Jackson with a hotword

Samuel L. Jackson is fantastic on screen, and now he's getting even better on Alexa devices. Amazon introduced the ability to use Jackson's voice last year with an Alexa Skill. Now the company is releasing a new update that enables a hotword so users can hear that silky smooth sound even quicker than before.

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Amazon Alexa can now connect to your printer

Amazon Alexa can now connect to your printer

Cloud connectivity isn't an area of focus for most printers, and if the shutdown of Google Cloud Print is any indication, there aren't many people looking to control their printers with cloud services. However, Amazon has now released an update to Alexa that allows it to connect to printers, so you can use voice commands to control them.

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Amazon is updating the Alexa app with a sleek new home screen design and personalized suggestions

Amazon is updating the Alexa app with a sleek new home screen design and personalized suggestions

Amazon's Alexa is one of the most popular voice assistants around. It's available on almost every platform, and the company has been improving the Android app of late with features like hands-free, hotword-activated voice commands. Now Amazon has announced a revamp of the app's home screen, along with new navigation and a sleek new design.

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Amazon's Alexa app now supports hands-free voice commands — with one important restriction

Amazon's Alexa app now supports hands-free voice commands — with one important restriction

Amazon's voice assistant works on a ton of devices from TVs to tablets. There's even an Alexa app on Android that lets you talk to Alexa instead of your default voice assistant. Support for full Alexa voice interaction came in 2018, but it's always required a press of the big blue button — until now.

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Save a tidy sum on Eufy robot vacuums with Amazon's latest Deal of the Day (up to $130 off with coupon)

Save a tidy sum on Eufy robot vacuums with Amazon's latest Deal of the Day (up to $130 off with coupon)

For a company less than ten years old, Anker already produces a dizzying array of reliable yet affordable products. Among its growing list of brands is Eufy, a subsidiary devoted to expanding Anker's product lineup to include many smart-home devices. Today only, you can save big on either the Eufy RoboVac 30C ($130 off with coupon) or the Eufy RoboVac 12 ($110 off with coupon) robot vacuums during Amazon's latest Deal of the Day promotion.

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