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Weekend poll: Are you still playing Pokémon Go?

Back in the far-off summer of 2016, Pokémon Go descended upon the world in a flurry of unstoppable nostalgia. It's not unreasonable to say that many if not most of us spent a good chunk of that season chasing down augmented reality models of our collective childhood. But not much later, analytics for the game suggested participation might be in decline. Now, two years on, Pokémon Go fest 2018 is in full swing in Chicago, and the summer weather across the US is perfect for the outdoor game. We're curious, how many of you are still playing?

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Weekend poll: How do you like our new review format?

Starting with the recent HTC 12+ and continuing since then, we have decided to switch up our review format for phones a bit, breaking down the facts to be more direct and less prosaic. After all, brevity is the soul of wit (and tedious reviews the limbs and outward flourishes). Our original style for assessing hardware hearkens all the way back to 2011 and phones like the HTC ThunderBolt and Inspire 4G, but we know some of you may have grown attached to it. So, we'd like to know, how are you enjoying the changes in our review format so far?

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Weekend poll: Do you regularly use SMS?

The subject of text messaging has been in the news a bit recently, from our own upset at Fi's lack of RCS support to T-Mobile's recent (and last-minute) announcement of rolling out RCS Universal Profile to its customers—at least, those with a Samsung Galaxy S 7/Edge. As is always the case, interest seems to be mixed when it comes to this migration, with some of our audience happy to see SMS slowly being replaced with RCS, while others couldn't care less what standard the carriers use. That makes us curious as to how many of our readers still regularly use SMS.

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Weekend poll: How important is camera performance when buying a phone?

Phone manufacturers have a tough time these days. The pure-specs Android arms race of previous years is mostly over, and flagships now sound pretty much the same on paper. But a truly premium experience often comes with additional features that can't be solved purely by hardware, like the camera. A great sensor is a good place to start, but it isn't enough on its own to deliver Pixel, Galaxy S, or iPhone-level photos. And the extra software polish required for those pixel-perfect pictures often comes with a much-increased price. That makes us wonder: How important is camera quality for you?

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Weekend poll: Would you give up a front-facing camera for more screen space?

Mobile industrial design has a new darling in 2018: The notch. And much as specific eras will be remembered for the introduction or death of features like software navigation keys or headphone jacks, I have no doubt that the next year or two will see the camera cutaway percolate down through the ranks of affordability. But if you could jump ahead to one possible future by sacrificing your front-facing selfie camera, would you?

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Weekend poll: Will you be following the 2018 FIFA World Cup on your Android phone?

Historically, sports aren't really our emphasis here at Android Police. As the name implies, we more go for phones and technology. But with the 2018 World Cup approaching, the coming matches are on many of our reader's minds—as well as our own. So we're curious, do you plan on following the games in any way on your Android phone?

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Weekend poll: Do you use Assistant with any smart home devices?

We do a lot of smart home reviews here at Android Police, and quite a lot of that hardware is conveniently compatible with Google's Assistant. That makes it easy for those already invested in Google's ecosystem to configure a home with everything from smart locks to lights and cameras, all together with the same ease of use and flexibility the Assistant (usually) provides. But there are also many people that don't find them to be worth it, for a variety of reasons. So we're curious: How many of you use smart home hardware with Google's Assistant?

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Weekend poll: Will you be buying a OnePlus 6?

Sales for the OnePlus 6 opened last Tuesday, and our recent review for the company's latest flagship was generally positive, especially considering the affordable $529 starting price. Android enthusiasts tend to be one of OnePlus' primary customers, and they're also one of our bigger audiences as readers. So we're wondering, how many of you bought or plan on buying a OnePlus 6?

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Weekend poll: Which music streaming services do you use?

Earlier this week, Google revealed its latest music streaming service: YouTube Music. Unlike the existing app of the same name—which is little more than a video player—the new YouTube music would be more like Play Music or Spotify, but this time with YouTube semi-independently calling the shots. The organization and flow of subscriptions between YouTube Red, Play Music, and the new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium has led to some confusion, but the concept of Google maintaining two separate music streaming services inspires the question: Do you use a music streaming service?

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Weekend poll: What was your favorite announcement from Google I/O?

Unless you've been living under a digital rock, you're probably aware that Google's yearly I/O developer conference was just earlier this week. At the event Google showed off a variety of new services and plans, covering a range from the immediately available Android P developer preview 2, to the coming Google Duplex—not to be confused with Google's other Duplex, of course.

If you tuned in or followed the news, we're curious: Which of Google's announcements from this year's I/O was your favorite?

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