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Weekend poll: Have you switched away from WhatsApp?

Weekend poll: Have you switched away from WhatsApp?

Between the changes to WhatsApp's terms of service, the retirement of support for older operating systems, and the ongoing privacy kerfuffle with Whatsapp-owner Facebook in iOS land, plenty of folks have been making the switch from WhatsApp to other messaging services — Elon Musk included. Today's poll asks: Have you taken the plunge and switched away from WhatsApp (assuming you used it at all)?

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Weekend poll: When was the last time you used your smartphone for an actual phone call?

Weekend poll: When was the last time you used your smartphone for an actual phone call?

Some of us may forget it from time to time, but smartphones are still phones — as in, they can make and receive phone calls. We've got apps, messaging, and the whole of the internet open to our fingertips from that compact glass rectangle in our pockets, but even the dumbest smartphone can do old-school voice-based telephone calls. So fire up that dialer or phone app and check your call log: When was the last time you used your smartphone for an actual phone call?

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Polls have closed on the Android Police 2020 Readers' Choice Smartphone of the Year

Polls have closed on the Android Police 2020 Readers' Choice Smartphone of the Year

Like it or hate it, 2020 has been quite a year, and that's especially true when it comes to smartphones. Prices have risen, but we live in a new golden age of smartphones — they're almost all pretty good, and we're all enjoying experiments in new and unique designs. It doesn't shock us to hear so many of our readers have strong opinions regarding this year's models, but now it's time for you to make your voice heard and select our Android Police Readers' Choice Smartphone of the Year.

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Weekend poll: Do you own (and use) a wireless charger for your smartphone?

Weekend poll: Do you own (and use) a wireless charger for your smartphone?

Every phone needs power — that's just how they work. But there is more than one way to top up a battery, and many prefer the convenience of wireless charging. There's no cable to pick up and connect, you just drop your phone on the charger and power is transmitted. There are advantages and disadvantages to wireless charging, but we're curious to know if you use it.

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Weekend poll: How do you back up your photos on your phone?

Weekend poll: How do you back up your photos on your phone?

Google Photos may be the best product the company has ever released. But just last week, Google let it be known that it was ending its free unlimited photo backups (with some Pixel-specific exclusions), pushing us all toward paid Google One storage plans as we risk running out of space after the new policy kicks in next year. In light of the news, we're curious to know how you're backing up your photos on your phone.

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Weekend poll: Do you have a 5G phone?

Weekend poll: Do you have a 5G phone?

Support for the latest 5G network standards has percolated down from flagship phones in record time, and it's already appearing in even $400 smartphones. While it hasn't been as big of a game-changer as carriers would want us to believe, 5G is a highly marketed feature that customers are apparently paying attention to, so we're curious to know: Does your phone support 5G?

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Weekend poll: How often do you use the Google Assistant's 'Snapshot' feature?

Weekend poll: How often do you use the Google Assistant's 'Snapshot' feature?

Back in 2018, Google introduced a "visual snapshot" for the Google Assistant, essentially bringing back some of the functionality that was lost from the old (and much loved) Google Now. Since then, it's seen a handful of tweaks and iterations, with several new features landing in just the last few months. With it built right into the Assistant and Google Search app, how often do you use the feature?

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Weekend poll: How do you put your phone in your pocket?

Weekend poll: How do you put your phone in your pocket?

We already know which pocket most of our readers put their smartphone in, but based on a rather heated discussion at the Android Police workplace, we're curious precisely how you put it in your pocket. Does it slide in upside down, face against your leg, or do you flip it around a different way? How do you orient your phone in your pocket when you put it away?

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Weekend poll: When do you charge your phone?

Weekend poll: When do you charge your phone?

Phones charge faster and last longer than they ever have before, but they still require power to work. Since you've got to plug them in at some point, odds are you have a daily habit. So we're curious to know: When do you usually charge your phone?

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Weekend poll: Did you buy a Nest Audio?

Weekend poll: Did you buy a Nest Audio?

We were profoundly impressed with the performance of Google's new Nest Audio in our recent review. As we wait for the rest of the Launch Night In products like the Pixel 5 to actually materialize, the Nest Audio is currently available and shipping. So we're curious to know: Did you buy one?

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