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NordVPN launches Android TV app for streaming out-of-country content

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The popular VPN service NordVPN has launched its own Android TV app.It will allow Android TV-powered smart TVs and set-top boxes to stream video content from nearly any country.It will also offer more secure streaming with NordVPN's services. With the 2018 World Cup now in full swing, there are lots of folks watching matches on their big screen TV that may not be currently in their home country. However, they may prefer how those matches are covered by their home networks. If that's the case for you, the popular VPN service NordVPN may have a solution with the launch of its new app made for Android TV smart televisions and set-top boxes.Editor's Pick NordVPN review – one of the best VPNs you can buyWe've already told you why you should use a VPN and taken a look at the best VPN apps (including those for China). But now it's time to take a closer look at the best … The app lets those devices connect to online streaming TV networks and channels in over 62 countries, whi…

Nokia 2 Android 8.1 Oreo Beta Update Now Available, Announces HMD Global

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With this update, the Nokia 2 becomes the last one in the current HMD-owned lineup to run Android 8.1 Oreo software.
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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Sunrise Gold Edition Goes on Sale in India Today

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The Sunrise Gold variant of Galaxy S9+ can be bought across select retail stores from June 20, pre-bookings had opened on Flipkart and the Samsung Shop on June 15.
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Install Android 7.1.2 Hybrid on Galaxy S3 I9300 Nougat Custom Firmware

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Hybrid Custom ROMS's theme is light and glossy, which gives you the fastest and smoothest android experiences without any lags. Enjoy the lag free experience in Hybrid 7.1.2 Nougat. This ROM does not have any bloat apps in it.. If interested in 7.1.2 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Galaxy […]The post Install Android 7.1.2 Hybrid on Galaxy S3 I9300 Nougat Custom Firmware appeared first on Team Android.
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This is Google Podcasts

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Google Podcasts is coming to Android only just now. Well, at least, officially as an app but we've been hearing podcasts on Android devices for years now. We've been introduced to several media and podcast players. These apps offer access to several sources that deliver podcasts on different topics and categories from all over the globe. We have a few favorites but we're still waiting for a one-stop shop app from Google because we know the tech giant can provide access and search for more podcasts from more people.Some of the podcast players we've tried include the DoubleTwist, BlueAnt, PodKast Audio, Player FM, and Pocket Casts. In the more recent times, Google Play Music started to offer podcasts. Podcasts became available on Google Play Music for Android over a couple of years ago. Years before that, we also remember Google Listen being integrated with the Google Reader.The Google app was once updated to show available podcasts and live TV listings. Just this April,…

Sonos One vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo Best Smart Speakers in 2018

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Smart home assistants or speakers have been around for a couple of years now. Amazon was definitely the first to launch a smart device, known as the Echo. Powered by Alexa, this smart device took a while to be accepted, but has now managed to spawn competitors in the form of Google Home and Apple […] MoreThe post Sonos One vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo Best Smart Speakers in 2018 appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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Tapplock Smart Lock isn’t so smart about security

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Home security is getting smarter, or at least that's what the fast growing smart home market is trying to say. Pundits, however, warn of how the IoT rush could cause lapses in security, which has been proven time and again. Nowhere is that more troubling than when smart locks themselves are involved. One newcomer to that market is Tapplock, and … Continue reading
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Galaxy S7 edge freezing randomly after installing Android Oreo [troubleshooting guide]

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As many of you may have known already, #GalaxyS7 devices are now getting Android Oreo updates and the transition was not really perfect, as is expected. Some Galaxy S7 edge owners have reported problems, like the one we discuss in this post. Today's troubleshooting guide will try to give you solutions if you find your […] MoreThe post Galaxy S7 edge freezing randomly after installing Android Oreo [troubleshooting guide] appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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Oppo Find X review: finding space

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When we've talked about full-screen phones in 2018, that's meant around an 80 percent screen-to-body ratio with a small bottom bezel and a notch housing the front camera. The front-facing camera is an integral part of the phone so this design was necessary — until now.With the Oppo Find X, the Chinese company follows in the footsteps of fellow BBK-owned phone company Vivo, hiding the camera in the top of the phone. However, Oppo's approach is a little different the Vivo's NEX, and feels pretty unique. DesignThe Oppo Find X is a stunning phone. With beveled edges, a beautiful gradient back design and probably the highest screen-to-body ratio available, this thing is quite the looker. The body feels quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9 with its curved sides — even the top and bottom contour inwards to create a nearly uniform design.The most obvious design component here is the omission of the rear and front-facing cameras. While Vivo's NEX showcased the dual rear ca…

Android 8.1 hitting unlocked and Amazon Prime Moto X4 variants

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Motorola has started rolling out a new update to unlocked and Amazon Prime variants of its Moto X4 smartphone. Arriving as version OPW28.2 for both models, it's a major update that bumps the Android OS version to 8.1 Oreo.Aside from what the 8.1 update brings (like Pixel 2 launcher look as well as dark and light themes), the update also includes Android security fixes for the month of May. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take time for the update notification to pop up on your screen, so be patient.In case you aren't already aware, the Android One Moto X4 variants (including Project Fi's Android One Edition model) have already received the Android 8.1 update.Via
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Galaxy Note 9 screen panel leak: still notchless

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Anyone and everyone have a notch these days that it's easier to actually count who doesn't. There's Oppo with its new Find X "slider", Vivo with its elevating Nex, Sony, HTC, and, of course, Samsung. Despite being called out time and again for being an Apple copycat, it seems that this is one area where Samsung is stubbornly refusing to … Continue reading
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OPPO Find X: Taking smartphone technology right to the edge

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OPPO has just launched their most premium and innovative phone to date – this is the OPPO Find X. The Chinese manufacturer may not be as big in the US as the other popular brands, but OPPO is the same company that owns OnePlus, so that might be a point of reference. OPPO has made a statement with the Find X – they agree that big screens don't need a notch, and we're so happy about that. But there is a lot more to the Find X than meets the eye.The OPPO Find X is gorgeous to look at, and you can ascribe that to the large 6.42-inch AMOLED panel up front. The display runs at 2340×1080 resolution and has virtually no side bezels and "chin", and no notch. All you get is glorious display from top to bottom. Now, as to how they dealt with the notch, that is truly something special. See the video below from The Verge to understand where they put the cameras and sensors.VIDEOAs you saw from the video, the cameras are hidden in an innovative slide-up mechanism, a little bit qui…

Save $100 on the unlocked U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S9+ at Amazon

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Interested in the Samsung Galaxy S9+? Would you be more interested if the handset was discounted by $100? That's the deal being offered by Amazon on the unlocked U.S. version of the phone, which is priced at $739.99 for a limited time only. The discounted price is available only on the Midnight Black version of the phone. And because it is the U.S. model of the Galaxy S9+, it is powered by the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with the Adreno 630 GPU included.
Just in case you've forgotten, the Galaxy S9+ features a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display carrying a resolution ...
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Google Home and Home Mini launch in Spain, Austria, and Ireland

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Jun 19 AT 8:31 PMDima Aryeh0 CommentsThe Google Home and Google Home Mini are once again launching in a few new countries. The latest to welcome the two devices are Spain, Austria, and Ireland.The larger device is going for €149 and the smaller for €59 in all three countries. The Mini is a must have at the least, able to control your home (thermostat, smart light bulbs, and more) and playing music in some pretty decent quality. But if you care about sound quality, you'll want the larger one.If you want to pick one up, head to the Spanish Google Store (Google Home, Google Home Mini), Austrian Google Store (Google Home, Google Home Mini), and Irish Google Store (Google Home, Google Home Mini). Via: Android PoliceSource: Google Support Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.
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