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Gear VR vs. Daydream: Which delivers the best VR experience?

Both deliver impressive mobile VR experiences, but one has an edge right now.

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The LG X Venture is a rugged, durable smartphone with a killer battery

LG has announced the X Venture phone, which features a tough, rugged design, IP68 water and dust resistance, and a 4,100mAh battery.

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8 killer Google I/O reveals you probably missed

There was so much to take in at I/O 2017, some of the coolest announcements might have slipped under your radar.

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Android device updates: Android O has an official beta, and Nougat hits several new phones

The latest Android device updates include Android O's beta debut, of course, plus Nougat rollout for the LG Stylo 2V, HTC One M9, and LG G5.

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How Google Assistant, Home, and Lens will completely change the way you search

Google I/O may not have revealed any new hardware, but it did introduce a plethora of ways to integrate Google into everything we do.

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These 12 Android apps won the 2017 Google Play Awards

These are the twelve Android apps that Google saw fit to honor in 2017.

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Android Auto shifts gears: Hands on with the new dashboard interface

Google has partnered with Volvo and Audi to build Android Auto right into the car, no phone required. We take a look at everything it can do.

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The new Google Assistant: Hands on with the supercharged chatbot

We take a look at some of Assistant's best new features, and how they'll change the way you use your phone.

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Google Lens: 6 things we can't wait to try

Google's 2017 I/O keynote was heavy on AI and machine learning, and the best intersection of the two is Google Lens. Here are six things we are looking forward to testing.

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Google endorses Kotlin for Android development

Android Studio 3.0 IDE will include this first addition to Android’s official languages

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New and Improved Android Auto

We take a look at the new built-in Android Auto experience on the Volvo V90.

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Hands-on with the new Google Assistant

Google's ubiquitous A.I. assistant is getting better. Say hello to typed queries, seamless app integration and Google Lens.

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Google launches Android O in beta with Google Play Protect and helpful interface tweaks

The beta version of Android O is here, bringing Google Play Protect and interface tweaks like picture-in-picture mode for apps along with it.

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What developers can expect at Google I/O 2017

Android O is the main focus, but Google will also dig into machine learning, web payments, web applications, and the internet of things

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HTC unveils the U11, a gorgeous 5.5-inch flagship phone with Amazon Alexa support

The U11 has a stunning "liquid" body, and features Edge Sense, which lets you launch various apps with a squeeze of your hand.

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Google is reportedly eyeing an iOS Assistant app as it fires new salvo in the AI wars

A report from Android Police says that Google is planning to release an Assistant app on iOS, with an announcement possibly coming this week at Google I/O.

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Google moves Android out of the app and into the auto with Volvo, Audi partnerships

Google has announced new partnerships with Audi and Volvo to deliver an Android-powered console and infotainment system built into their cars.

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Google readies Duo, Assistant integration as its elevation of Allo continues

A teardown of the most recent Allo APK reveals that Google is readying integration with Duo and Assistant as it continues to improve the messaging app.

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