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Google takes a new approach to native apps with Instant Apps for Android

Mobile apps often provide a better user experience than browser-based web apps, but you first have to find them, download them, and then try not to forget you installed them. Now, Google wants us to rethink what mobile apps are and how we interact with them. Instant Apps, a new Android feature Google announced at its…

http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/18/google-takes-a-new-approach-to-native-apps-with-instant-apps-for-android/?ncid=rss

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Google now lets you design custom cases for your Nexus phones

Google is launching a new service today that allows you to create $35 custom cases for its Nexus 5X, 6 and 6P phones. You can choose between two variations of these co-called Live Cases. One allows you to pick any photo and print it onto your case. The other lets you design and print a stylized map with the help of Google…

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/14/google-now-lets-you-design-custom-cases-for-your-nexus-phones/?ncid=rss

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This is the HTC 10

HTC is set to announce its next flagship smartphone tomorrow at a NYC event. But here it is early. The leaked promotional video shows the evolution of HTC’s design with a chamfered edge, camera bump and oval-shaped home button — and like previous HTC devices, the next phone still looks like an iPhone. The video…

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/11/this-is-the-htc-10/?ncid=rss

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Android Auto Has Very Limited Access To Data In GM And Ford Vehicles

GM and Ford released statements to TechCrunch indicating that in their vehicles, Android Auto has very limited access to vehicle information. This comes after claims published by Motor Trend magazine that stated Porsche opted to not include Android Auto over the data collected by Google’s in-car infotainment system.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/06/android-auto-has-very-limited-access-to-data-in-gm-and-ford-vehicles/

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HTC Says Marshmallow-Equipped HTC One Phone to Be Announced October 20

Leaked photos suggest the device will look a lot like Apple’s iPhone.

http://recode.net/2015/09/29/htc-says-marshmallow-equipped-htc-one-phone-to-be-announced-october-20/

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Samsung Announces The Samsung Gear S2, Now More Round

Samsung has just announced their new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2. The watch is unique in that it has a round rotating bezel – the thing on the edge of the crystal – in addition to two buttons on the side for home and back. It runs Samsung’s Tizen OS, a system used by Samsung […]

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/31/samsung-announces-the-samsung-gear-s2-now-more-round/

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Qualcomm Looks to Enter Drone Market Before It Takes Off

With smartphone market growth slowing, Qualcomm is looking for new places to sell its processors. Enter the drones.

http://recode.net/2015/08/20/qualcomm-looks-to-enter-drone-market-before-it-takes-off/

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Samsung Plans More Tizen Phones This Year

The company aims to expand the ecosystem for its own operating system.

http://recode.net/2015/06/29/samsung-plans-more-tizen-phones-this-year/

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Samsung Pulls Back on Its Machine-Gun Approach to Smartphone Market

The company plans to shrink its product line next year by as much as a third.

http://recode.net/2014/11/19/samsung-pulls-back-on-its-machine-gun-approach-to-smartphone-market/

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: Refined, but Not Radical

Samsung’s latest phablet is good, but is it good enough?

http://recode.net/2014/10/15/refined-but-not-radical-samsungs-galaxy-note-4/