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Weekend poll: Do you prefer round or rectangular smartwatches?

Weekend poll: Do you prefer round or rectangular smartwatches?

The last couple of months have been pretty big for smartwatches. Google launched Wear OS 3 with the help of Samsung, whose next-gen Galaxy Watch4 series is the best it's ever been. Meanwhile, we got our first glimpse of the Apple Watch Series 7 this week, which — while probably not of interest to most of our readership — will undoubtedly become the highest-selling smartwatch of 2022. It's two radically different design philosophies, and it has us wondering about future designs for Wear OS-powered gadgets.

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Weekend poll: How do you feel about Material You?

Weekend poll: How do you feel about Material You?

It's been a while since Android received a visual overhaul, but that's just what's on the menu this year. Google's new Material You design strategy is a bold shift from its previous look, pulling colors from your phone's wallpaper to create a dynamic theme across all of your support apps. As we draw closer to the official launch of Android 12, it's worth finding out just how Android users are feeling about the change.

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Weekend poll: When do you use Google Maps for navigation?

Weekend poll: When do you use Google Maps for navigation?

It's Labor Day weekend here in the US, marking the unofficial end of summer. Students are returning to school, pools and water parks are closing for the season, and soon enough, your neighbor will coat their home in Halloween decorations. That's not to say you can't squeeze in a final road trip, of course, and Google Maps is the perfect app to get you wherever you want to go.

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Weekend poll: Do you pay Google for cloud storage?

Weekend poll: Do you pay Google for cloud storage?

No one wants to be without all their photos or files while out and about, and that's why cloud storage is so essential. Not only does it back up all of your data in case of emergency, but it also leaves space on your phone for locally downloaded content, like offline playlists and your favorite games. Google includes an allotment of cloud storage for free with every account, but if you're willing to shell out a few bucks a month, that space expands pretty quickly.

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Weekend poll: How will you replace Android Auto on phone screens?

Weekend poll: How will you replace Android Auto on phone screens?

This week, we learned Android Auto's long-delayed death on phone screens was back on the calendar. It's been a long time coming, but that hasn't stopped fans of Google's driver-friendly app from feeling frustrated by the transition. It's also left users up in the air over where to go next for all their driving needs.

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Weekend poll: Did you pre-order any of Samsung's newest gadgets?

Weekend poll: Did you pre-order any of Samsung's newest gadgets?

This week, Samsung finally held its long-awaited Galaxy Unpacked event, showing off its latest folding phones alongside new smartwatches and some fancy ANC-equipped earbuds. Despite plenty of leaks ruining the surprise, this fall's lineup looks to be one of its best yet, making it harder than ever to pick which device you're going to pre-order.

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Weekend poll: Did the Pixel 6 change your near-future plans for a smartphone?

Weekend poll: Did the Pixel 6 change your near-future plans for a smartphone?

We're all still reeling from the Pixel 6 announcement this week, an effort certainly intended to get ahead of the usual round-up of leaks that plague Google's smartphones. While it may have been a surprise, it was undoubtedly a welcome one. From its unique design and color choices to the brand-new Tensor chip, this is the most interesting the Pixel series has been since, well, arguably the original.

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Weekend poll: Has the Play Store ever banned an app you cared about?

Weekend poll: Has the Play Store ever banned an app you cared about?

Even though Android is wide open to any installation file found on the web, an overwhelming majority of users trust the Google Play Store to discover, download, and update their library of apps and games. It's not perfect, of course. Developers can fall victim to all sorts of pitfalls on the store, including a few introduced by Google itself.

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Weekend poll: How important are Android's customization options to you?

Weekend poll: How important are Android's customization options to you?

Customization has always set Android apart from other operating systems, going all the way back to its earliest days. Whether it's manufacturers crafting unique (and usually bad) skins or power users installing launchers or custom ROMs, making your phone feel like your own has always been a core component of the platform. As Android grows into a mature ecosystem, however, its audience's need to change every aspect of a device may start to shift.

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Weekend poll: What kind of headphones do you use with your smartphone?

Weekend poll: What kind of headphones do you use with your smartphone?

It's been nearly five years since Apple bravely dropped the headphone jack from its phone, and since then, countless companies have followed in its wake. Initially a massive inconvenience, wireless audio has since become second nature. Walk down any street in any city, and it seems like nearly everyone has switched to wireless headphones.

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