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Chrome Beta 73 adds copy and share buttons to address bar, improves media playback on PCs, and more [APK Download]

Now that the Stable version of Chrome 72 is out, Chrome 73 has moved up to the Beta channel. While there are a few nice improvements on Android, most of the new features in this release are for desktop platforms. Without further ado, let's take a deep dive into Chrome Beta 73.

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Moto Z3 Play's Pie release notes published, hinting at forthcoming update

Back in August, Motorola published a list of eight phones that it planned to update to Android 9 Pie. Fast forward six months, and the Moto Z3 Play has finally had its Pie release notes published. We haven't seen any reports of the update actually being pulled just yet, but it should be hitting devices any day now.

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President Trump expected to sign executive order banning Chinese network equipment

Huawei has been in hot water lately — governments around the world are banning its network equipment, it allegedly tried to steal technology for 'diamond glass' screens, and its CFO has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy. A report from Politico claims that the White House is preparing to sign an executive order that would ban U.S. carriers from using Chinese telecom equipment, including products from Huawei.

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Chrome OS 72 brings Android Pie and Assistant to some models, adds external drive access to Android apps, and much more

Chrome OS has had some growing pains lately, mostly due to the immense amount of effort it has taken to make web apps, Android apps, and Linux software run together. Chrome OS 72 is starting to roll out, and it addresses several major limitations Chromebook owners have been dealing with.

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Hover-over tab previews in Chrome are coming, according to latest Canary builds

When it comes to the most popular internet browsers, Microsoft Edge isn't exactly at the top of the list, but Google Chrome could be getting one of its features. Edge has a feature that allows you to preview the contents of a tab by hovering over it to show a screenshot without having to visit the tab itself. Google has added two new flags to Chrome Canary that suggest a similar feature could be on its way.

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Google's Pixel 4 may offer improved dual-SIM functionality, according to an AOSP commit

This isn't widely-known information, but the Pixel 2 and 3 can technically act as dual-SIM devices thanks to their eSIM support. eSIM is only used by a few carriers around the world, including Sprint in the US, but it can act as a second SIM alongside the hardware SIM when activated. However, Google appears set to improve dual-SIM in the upcoming Pixel 4.

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Google Messages v4.0 enables renaming of group chats, changes colors for unpictured contacts, and more [APK Teardown]

Google's Messages app came out with a brand new update this week, and while it's sporting a major new version number, the changes are fairly moderate. It's now possible to give custom names to your group chats, and there's a tweak to the UI that makes Messages look a lot more like Google's Contacts and Phone apps. There are also several things to discuss in a teardown, particularly with regards to RCS.

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Grab a 2-pack Aukey smart socket or a dual outlet smart plug for ~$20

Earlier this week we were telling you how you could save money on new smart plugs thanks to Amazon's markdown. Although this was an interesting deal, many Assistant users felt let down as they were only compatible with Alexa. Well, we've got some comforting news for you: With these promotional codes, you can grab a pair of Aukey WiFi Smart Plugs for just $20 or a dual outlet plug for $19, respectively $8 and $6 off their original prices.

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PNY's Elite 512GB microSD card is down to $150 ($200 off), the lowest price ever

If you have a smartphone or tablet with a microSD slot and have been itching for a deal on a 512GB card, this could be the day you finally pull the trigger. The PNY Elite 512GB microSD card, which was introduced in June at $349.99, is down to an all-time low price of $149.99 (that's $200 off) on Amazon today only. This beats the pants off of the $239.99 deal we saw back in December.

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19 best new Android games released this week including G30 - A Memory Maze, Revolve8, and Devastator

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. This week I have a striking minimal puzzle game that tells the story of a person suffering from a cognitive disorder, an anime-themed Clash Royale clone from Sega, and a challenging twin-stick shooter from Radiangames. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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