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Weekend poll: Which dead Google app or service do you miss the most?

Weekend poll: Which dead Google app or service do you miss the most?

Google's habit of killing its products is a meme by this point. Many of them were short-lived, but the company has been known to throw out widely used and much-loved services years after they debut and have accrued a significant following. While most of us probably didn't even realize there was a Google Shopping app when news of its demise landed last week, the Google graveyard is massive, and I bet there's at least one app or service you miss.

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Weekend poll: Would a custom Google-made processor be enough to sell you on the next Pixel?

Weekend poll: Would a custom Google-made processor be enough to sell you on the next Pixel?

Just last week, news landed that Google's long-rumored custom chipset is likely to make an appearance in the upcoming Pixel 6 (and potentially the Pixel 5a). "Whitechapel," as the SoC is code-named, has been in development for the last year at least, with help from Samsung. While a whole lot of our readers are already Pixel fans, we're curious to know if this news already has you sold on Google's upcoming Whitechapel-powered Pixels.

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Weekend poll: Are you going to buy a OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro?

Weekend poll: Are you going to buy a OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro?

The 2021 smartphone season is starting to pick up, and last week OnePlus released its 9 series of phones, following up on last year's OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 series. If you were interested in either phone, then you've probably read our reviews for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro by now and weighed your various options. So, we're curious to know if you are planning to get either.

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Weekend poll: What is more important to you in a phone — battery life, display, camera, or updates?

Weekend poll: What is more important to you in a phone — battery life, display, camera, or updates?

We all use our smartphones in different ways — sometimes that's just a matter of apps, but often the distinctions are deeper. So it's no real surprise that we all have our own priorities when shopping for a smartphone. But if you had to choose between updates, battery life, camera quality, or a good screen, which would be your priority?

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Weekend poll: If the Oppo Find X3 Pro came to the US, would you buy it?

Weekend poll: If the Oppo Find X3 Pro came to the US, would you buy it?

Last week, Oppo released three new Find X3 series phones, and the flagship X3 Pro has a brand new trick. Whether you think it's a gimmick or not, there's a new "microlens" camera that's able to take nearly microscopic photos. We think it's pretty dang cool. Sure, there are other things to consider when buying a phone, but most flagships in 2021 will check those boxes. With such a unique smartphone out there, if you're in the US, do you feel like you're missing out?

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Weekend poll: How long have you owned your current smartphone?

Weekend poll: How long have you owned your current smartphone?

In recent years, we've been keeping our smartphones longer and longer. The old two-year upgrade cycle so frequently promoted by carriers (the primary smartphone retailers here in the US) is being abandoned as most of us hang onto our aging devices, and current events are only amplifying that. As smartphone season for 2021 starts to heat up, we're curious to know: How long have you owned your current smartphone?

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Weekend poll: How old is the security patch on your phone?

Weekend poll: How old is the security patch on your phone?

Samsung recently revealed that it would give its phones an impressive four years of security updates. Paired with its high position in our regular Android update tracker, the company is rapidly becoming the Android update king. In light of the news, we're curious to know how up-to-date your phone might be. If you're willing to dig through the settings app for just a moment, let's compare: What Android security patch level is your phone running?

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Weekend poll: Do you have a live TV subscription — cable or otherwise?

Weekend poll: Do you have a live TV subscription — cable or otherwise?

Twice this week, YouTube TV has been in the news: Once for rolling out its new Entertainment Plus package with HBO Max, Showtime, and Stars, and again for announcing an upcoming 4K package with offline downloads and unlimited concurrent at-home streams. Related comments had us wondering how many of our readers have a subscription to live TV — whether that's through an old-school cable provider or tied to an online streaming service like YouTube TV.

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Weekend poll: Do you have an Android TV?

Weekend poll: Do you have an Android TV?

There are many smart TV platforms these days: the humble Roku, various Amazon Fire TV devices, Samsung's Tizen-based platform, screens with Android TV built-in, the Nvidia Shield, and even the (relatively) new Chromecast with Google TV. As the Android Police, we clearly care a little more about some of these platforms more than others. Given the apparent popularity of the new Chromecast among our readers, we're curious to know how many of you use an Android TV or Google TV device.

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Weekend poll: Should Google notify customers when an extension or app changes hands?

Weekend poll: Should Google notify customers when an extension or app changes hands?

Last week, Google remotely disabled a pretty popular Chrome extension, which was found to contain malware. The lead up to that point was complicated, but the ultimate cause can be tied back to a change in ownership in June 2020. It's a common refrain at this point: Developers cash out (as they're allowed to do), but the new unscrupulous owners are only interested in a quick buck. Sometimes these acquisitions come with a tweet or a blog post; in the best cases, the app or extension will even tell you outright that it's under new ownership. But you can't always rely on that.

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