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A new, high-powered Galaxy A phone might be expanding internationally soon

A new, high-powered Galaxy A phone might be expanding internationally soon

Last month we saw leaks and then a formal announcement of the Galaxy Quantum2. It's only available in South Korea, and if it's anything like the previous Samsung "Quantum" phone, that's likely to remain so. But the phone's model number is SM-A826S, indicating that a more general Galaxy A82 might make its way to international markets. Today we've seen the first evidence of that.

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Tip: Google can read out loud almost any story on your Android phone

Tip: Google can read out loud almost any story on your Android phone

The internet is filled with great written content, but sometimes, you just don't have the time to read everything yourself. That's where a handy but rather hidden Google Assistant feature comes in. When you invoke the Assistant while looking at an article and say something like "Read it," "Read this page," or "Read it to me," it will give you an audiobook version of the content you're seeing. You can even try that with the text right here.

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Google Search lets its inner Star Wars nerd out for May the Fourth

Google Search lets its inner Star Wars nerd out for May the Fourth

It's May 4th, and you know what that means: bugger all to anyone who doesn't have at least one set of R2D2 pajamas. But there are enough people at Google who get into the spirit of the thing that they've got a nice Easter Life Day egg for it. Just search "star wars day" on Google. Go ahead, do it. I'll wait.

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OnePlus' first smartwatch is... bad — here's what we think it needs to improve

OnePlus' first smartwatch is... bad — here's what we think it needs to improve

The OnePlus Watch is a very confusing product — it lacks the smarts of a real smartwatch, but it’s also a terrible fitness band with botched tracking. So what is it trying to be, exactly? Frankly, I don't have a clue, and neither does OnePlus, seemingly. In its haste to deliver some kind of smartwatch, the company came out with a half-baked wearable that falls flat in several crucial ways.

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All the free games included with Stadia Pro

All the free games included with Stadia Pro

Stadia's $10-a-month premium subscription, Stadia Pro, includes access to an ever-expanding catalog of games at no additional cost. The selection of redeemable games varies — Google adds a few each month, and sometimes removes some. Here, for your convenience, we've compiled a handy list of all the games you can claim right now.

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Tasker 5.12 gets a quick-access favorites menu and goes official with sleep tracking

Tasker 5.12 gets a quick-access favorites menu and goes official with sleep tracking

Tasker is any power user's best friend, making it easy to automate endless routines. The app has been around for a long time, but it's still getting new updates to help make your phone even smarter. With today's release, Tasker is taking advantage of Android's new Sleep API, so you can get ready for bed without having to lift a finger.

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One of America's favorite cars is getting a wireless Android Auto option

One of America's favorite cars is getting a wireless Android Auto option

The Honda Civic is one of the most popular vehicles on the planet, and especially in the US and Canada, thanks to its low price, reliability, and immanent practicality. It's also, starting next year, one of the most accessible ways to get wireless Android Auto in a new car. The redesigned 11th-generation model will add wireless Android Auto capability to its upgraded entertainment system.

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12 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (4/26/21 - 5/2/21)

12 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (4/26/21 - 5/2/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have an adorable passive sim, a unique Frogger-like puzzler, and an amusing WTF title where a cat pushes objects off furniture. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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Roborock’s Roomba killer is back in stock, but who knows for how long

Roborock’s Roomba killer is back in stock, but who knows for how long

It only took hours for Roborock's brand new S7 robotic vacuum with vibrating mop head to sell out after it launched in late March. Just a little more than a month later, the S7 is back in stock for $649.99, and we compared it with the likes of Roomba and Shark to show why you'll want to pick one up before they're gone again.

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35 of the best Android apps released in the last year

35 of the best Android apps released in the last year

The Play Store doesn't always make it easy to discover new and exciting apps for your Android device, and so I've taken the time to collect the best apps released on the Play Store in the last year, newly updated for 2021 with eight new listings. This way, everyone can see what they might have been missing out on. Today's list is comprised of 35 interesting, unique, or just flat-out useful titles that are definitely worth checking out. So if you're on the hunt for new and exciting apps to load up on your favorite Android devices, this roundup has you covered.

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