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Gboard v7.5 prepares clipboard integration, hotkey shortcuts for Chrome OS, and more [APK Teardown]

The latest Gboard update landed a couple of days ago with "Minis" sticker packs, a feature developed originally  for the Allo messenger. However, as the story often goes with Gboard, there's still more to be seen with a teardown. There are the first hints about clipboard integration and some kind of hotkey support for Chrome OS. Follow-ups are also here for a previously spotted floating keyboard and the morse code input introduced earlier this year.

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[Update: Last day] We're giving away two stylish Urbanears Lotsen speakers with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cast, and AirPlay support (US and CAN)

We've given away countless Bluetooth speakers over the years, but if you're looking for a truly unique speaker, now's your chance. We've partnered with Urbanears to give away two of the company's 'Lotsen' units, which normally cost $199 a piece.

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ARCore adds support for Galaxy Note9 and Tab S4, Xperia XZ2 line, and Nokia 6.1 Plus

ARCore's list of supported devices was just updated earlier this month, but with the introductions of so many new Android devices, a second revision for the month of August was required. Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Tab S4, are present, as are all three members of the Xperia XZ2 line and the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

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Black Pixel 3 XL caught on camera in the wilds of Canada

Pixel 3 XL details have been leaking from Google like a sieve recently. Just earlier today, our Canadian friends at MobileSyrup were tipped off with a set of photos showing a phone which looks to be the Pixel 3 XL in all its exceptionally notched glory.  This is also the first time we've spotted one in the expected black colorway in use, as the previous engineering sample leaked back in June was unable to boot.

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Samsung Galaxy Note9 durability test finds removable buttons are the closest thing it has to a real physical weakness

 

Do you judge a smartphone by its weakest components? In his most recent durability test on the JerryRigEverything channel, YouTuber Zack Nelson identified one slightly-less-sturdy element of the otherwise highly durable Samsung Galaxy Note9: the buttons, which are removable and pop out easily just by prying with a fingernail.

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JBL Link Bar Android TV and Assistant-equipped soundbar hits pre-order for $400

A soundbar, an Android TV box, and a Google Assistant speaker. A soundbar, an Android TV box... are you getting it? These are not three separate devices; this is one device, and JBL is calling it 'Link Bar.' We first heard about the Link Bar right before I/O kicked off earlier this year, and we got an in-person demo at the event. This fancy sound bar is now available for pre-order at B&H for $399.95, which isn't a bad price at all for what you get.

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Gmail for Android can now undo sent emails

The Android Gmail app just picked up yet another feature from its site-based big brother. As of version 8.7 and forward, Gmail for Android can now undo sent emails. So if you notice something important is missing at the last minute, you have a few extra seconds to quickly reverse the message and fix things.

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OnePlus 6 now accepting signups for new Closed Beta

OnePlus has opened applications for the Closed Beta program for its latest flagship. This opportunity lets users test the new versions of OxygenOS before the general public and communicate directly with the software team to report bugs or offer suggestions. It's a bit more special than the Open Beta system that you see us write about so often.

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Madfinger Games unveils competitive online FPS 'Shadowgun War Games'

For better or worse, online mobile shooters are gaining in popularity with titles like Fortnite and PUBG attracting millions of players. Now, one of the pioneers of mobile shooters is looking to get a piece of the action. Madfinger Games has announced Shadowgun War Games. It's a competitive online shooter but not a battle royale title.

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Source: Samsung is working on a massive 17" Android tablet, and it's coming to AT&T

Speaking to Android Police, a source familiar with the company's plans has revealed that Samsung will launch an enormous 17" Android tablet known as the Galaxy View 2.

Three years ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy View (the device pictured above), an 18.4" tablet running Android 5.1. While it was absolutely ridiculous, there really was no other device like it on the market, and at a starting price of $600, it actually wasn't a horrible value. You essentially got what was a giant portable monitor with a full operating system. Granted, it weighed six pounds and was so large than Samsung deemed a permanently-installed handle necessary to tote it around.

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