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UK Deals of the Week: Google Pixel XL for £299, 128GB Micro SD card for £24.99

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Welcome to your weekly round-up of the best U.K. deals of the week for Android phones, network plans, accessories, smart home tech, and a little of whatever else is on offer in the world of mobile.Editor's Pick Google Pixel XL review: a Pixel's perspectiveFans of the Nexus range, you can now wince as Google's iconic Nexus range is dead. However, if you're interested in the Pure Android experience as Google imagines it, you need not worry as the … This week's deals include an epic saving on the first generation Google Pixel XL, a saving of over £200 on an LG G6 bundled with a pair of B&O earphones, a whopping discount on a Sony Android TV, and much more.Below are the most enticing deals we've seen this week hand-picked with a little help from the folks over at HotUKDeals – the U.K.'s biggest deal-sharing community.PhonesGoogle Pixel XL (SIM Free, 32GB) – £299.95 (was £429) @ ArgosMoto G5 (SIM Free, 16GB) – £99 (was £149) @ GiffGaffLG G6 (SIM Free, 32GB) w/…

Jio Oppo Monsoon Offer: Jio's New Offer Gives Users Benefits Worth Up to Rs. 4,900

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Jio Oppo Monsoon offer is being extended to both new and existing Jio SIM users, specially those on Jio 198 or Jio 299 recharge.
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[Update: 4 more] Free alert: ICON albums from Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, and KISS are complimentary on Play Music

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Free music seems to be making a comeback on Google Play Music. Once a relic of the past, free albums made a reappearance last week with Ariana Grande's "My Everything" and an ICON album featuring The Beach Boys. Four more ICON albums with Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, and KISS can now be picked up for $0.00 from Play Music as well.These ICON albums are collections of these artists' greatest hits, and each has 11-12 songs. Here are the links:It'll be interesting to see if Google continues to release some more free music. Note that these albums aren't available in all countries, but those in the US, Germany, Uruguay, Colombia, and probably some more seem to have had success in adding them to their libraries.
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Tinder Now Encrypts Photos Shared on App

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Tinder's announcement was made via a letter addressed to Senator Ron Wyden who had written to Tinder back in February requesting the company to encrypt photos.
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Uber Proposes Self-Regulation to Address West Bengal Government Concerns

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Uber on Saturday proposed measures to address concerns expressed by the West Bengal government over its fare policy.
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Vivo Nex Pop-Up Camera Bug Makes It Elevate When Not Required: Report

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A video suggests that the pop-up selfie camera on the Vivo Nex comes up while opening a chat window on Telegram, when no camera function is prompted.
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2018 Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7 are now available on Verizon

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Samsung launched the new Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7 in the US a few weeks back. At the time of the announcement, the company said these devices would be available for purchase in early July through carriers and retail partners. However, the new budget smartphones seem to be hitting the market a little earlier than announced.The Galaxy J3 and J7 went on sale as the Galaxy J3 Achieve and Galaxy J7 Refine on Sprint and Boost networks just a couple of days back. They are also now available for purchase on Verizon as the Galaxy J3 V 3rd Gen and Galaxy J7 V 2nd Gen. Apart from the minor differences in names, the Verizon models appear to be identical to the Sprint and Boost variants.Same specs as the Sprint modelsThe new Galaxy J3 V comes with a 5-inch HD TFT display, Exynos 7884 SoC, 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP selfie camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 2600mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo. The Galaxy J7 V is a bit more well specced, with a 5.5-inch HD TFT panel, 13 MP front and rear came…

[Deal Alert] Amazon Echo with SmartThings hub and 2 Element smart bulbs down to $115 ($105 off) on Amazon

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For those of you who are looking to get into the smart home game, Amazon has something in store. The retailer is currently offering its 2nd-gen Echo, a Samsung SmartThings hub, and two Element smart lightbulbs for just $114.99, which is over $100 less than the bundle's regular price.The nearly-50% off discount makes sense when you look at each product's price. The Echo goes for $99.99, the SmartThings hub for $84.99, and the two Element smart lightbulbs for about $20 together. When all of these items are brought together, the Echo can be used to control the two smart bulbs via the SmartThings hub. You can then purchase additional things to connect to the hub and gradually make your house smarter and smarter.There are three bundles available, but they only differ in the Echo's color (Charcoal, Gray, and Sandstone). They're currently marked as "Temporarily out of stock," but they can still be purchased. You'll have to wait a bit, but for this deal, I person…

Microsoft working on a foldable Surface phone, LG to supply the displays

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The so-called "Andromeda" project has been popping up in the news since last year but information is rather scarce. Now, a leaked email along with some new APIs found in Windows 10's latest preview gives us a bit more to speculate about.The Andromeda Surface Phone isn't going to be just a "phone." It's going to be a "pocketable device" following the steps of Microsoft's successful Surface line of laptops with flexible hinges. It aims to be in a class of its own due to its unique form factor and yes, we are talking about a foldable handset.The API allows applications to adjust their interface and functionality depending on the hinge's position. The code reads: closed, concave, convex, flat and full. And we can also expect stylus pen support like the rest of the Surface devices. But unlike its bigger siblings, the hinge can go all the way up to 360 degrees allowing for enhanced functionality when fully opened or fully closed.Based on the…

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 gain new video lockscreen option from Galaxy S9

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If you own a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ or a Note 8, chances are that you've already received a new update that installs the June security patch. Although the changelog doesn't mention it, the update adds a new function that Samsung exclusively included in the Galaxy S9/S9+.

This function allows users to set a video as the phone's lockscreen wallpaper, a feature that some may find gimmicky since it will most likely drain your handset's battery faster. 

In any case, if you recently received an update on your Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8, you can now ...
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Google Play Movies & TV adds HDR support to NVIDIA Shield TV and some Android TVs

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Google announced last year that those who want to watch HDR content on larger screens can do so on compatible smart TVs with the condition of using a Chromecast Ultra dongle. The latest Google Play Movies & TV update expands HDR support to NVIDIA Shield TV and some Sony Android TVs.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to watch HDR content directly in the Google Play Movies & TV app from your compatible smart TV, so you'll still need to use another device to cast this type of content. As far as the requirements go, Google published a list of technical specifications that you must meet ...
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This 'airbag' smartphone case is both absurd and brilliant

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Smartphone cases, in all their various forms, are meant to do one thing: guard our increasingly expensive pocket-sized supercomputers in case we lose our grip as we absentmindedly jab at them with one finger while also walking and drinking coffee. There are many that do a pretty good job of this, but a German engineering student was evidently dissatisfied with the level of protection afforded by what's currently on the market. So, naturally, he created ADcase, a silly and wonderful contraption that detects when your phone is falling and ejects springy spider legs to dampen its impact.Philip Frenzel of Aelen University, a small school about two hours northwest of Munich, designed the ADcase, which has its own battery and sensors to detect when the phone it's on is headed earthward at an unsafe speed. The AD in ADcase stands for "active damping." After the case's spring-loaded legs have been deployed, you have to straighten them out and fold them back into the back…

Best Large Screen (Phablet) Android Phone in 2018

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When you need a big screen, you have tons of choices.Best overallBest runner-upBest budget optionBest camera qualityBest with a stylusBest overallSamsung Galaxy S9+See at AmazonThe Galaxy S9+ is all about giving you the most features in the most beautiful package with a really big screen to take it all in. You get top-end specs across the board, plus all of the hardware features you expect: waterproofing, wireless charging, an SD card slot, a headphone jack and more.The camera is all-new this year, with a sensor that does fantastic processing to remove noise and sharpen fine detail. It's aided by a dual-aperture lens to get the best combination of light and detail in different shots, and is paired with a secondary telephoto lens for zoom and portrait mode shooting.You don't get the clean and simple software experience of the Pixel 2 XL, which may take some extra customization and tweaking on your part, but the Galaxy S9+ is far less polarizing overall — just about anyone looki…

Leaked official teaser for unannounced ZTE Nubia Z18S shows a screen on both sides of the device

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What? Is this a mistake? Here is a story about ZTE that is actually about a phone? A leaked promotional teaser for an unannounced ZTE handset called the Nubia Z18S, reveals that the device carries a screen on both sides of the device. And there is only one camera (front-facing) on board. This isn't the first time we've seen a handset carry a front and back display. You might recall the YotaPhone, which features a rear-facing black and white E-Ink display.
The teaser shows a color display on the back of the ZTE unit, which would seemingly rule out an E-Ink panel for ...
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Waze’s incident reporting is coming to Google Maps on Android

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Google Maps has long been the definitive mapping and directions app on both Android and iOS. One recent challenger to that standard has been Waze, which features crowd-sourced data on driving conditions to keep its information accurate and up-to-date. Waze was such a stand-out service that Google actually acquired it about five years ago. While Waze has never been absolved … Continue reading
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OnePlus 6: How to Record Super Slow-Mo Videos

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The OnePlus 6 has turned out to be a huge hit for OnePlus selling 1 million units in just 22 days of its launch. While previous OnePlus phones were also good, the OnePlus 6 manages to set the bar even higher with its stunning design, great camera, and display. What's impressive is that OnePlus has truly managed to include some flagship features on its flagship killer this time around. Continue reading →
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Motorola device with dual cameras and 18:9 display leaks in live images

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Ahead of Motorola's launch event in August, renders of two very similar smartphones dubbed the Motorola One and One Power have recently leaked out revealing what look set be the Chicago-based brand's newest Android One offerings. Today, however, if a new set of live images is anything to go by, the company may have a third device in the works, although this one is slightly different.
Starting off with the rear design, the yet-to-be-named device appears to take elements from both the Motorola One and One Power by utilizing the glass build of the former and the vertical camera module of the ...
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How to Clean Storage on Huawei P20 Pro

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Follow steps ahead to clean storage on your Huawei P20 Pro to gain extra performance and space. Huawei's latest premiere flagship ships with 128GB right out of the box and doesn't come equipped with a microSD card slot. Despite 128GB looking and being a lot, users can still fill it up quite easily with videos […]The post How to Clean Storage on Huawei P20 Pro appeared first on Team Android.
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Best Philips Hue Alternatives in 2018

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What's the best alternative to Philips Hue? Here are our favorites!Philips Hue smart lights are some of the coolest on the market and they're definitely some of the most popular, but they can be quite expensive, especially once you get into colored bulbs. If you're looking for a less expensive alternative or just something other than what's popular, then check out these other awesome options.GE Link Starter KitLIFX A19 Wi-Fi Smart BulbLucero A19 Smart BulbCree A19 LED BulbSylvania Lightify by OsramFlux Bluetooth Smart LED bulbIKEA TradfriEufy LumosNanoleaf Aurora Rhythm Smarter KitZ-WaveGE Link Starter KitThis starter kit from GE features two A19 LED bulbs and a link hub, allowing you to control all GE bulbs through the Wink mobile app. Although these bulbs only come in a soft white, they're great for general use around your home, while still having complete control over scheduling. The GE Link starter kit is also compatible with Amazon Echo, but requires the Wink …