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  • Assistant icon shows up on the Google.com mobile page

    Google Assistant is everywhere. On your phone, tablet, smart speaker, watch, car, TV, and even your oven. Even on your phone, there are several ways to trigger Assistant, from saying “Ok Google” to tapping and holding the home button or using the icon in the Google search bar. And now, there’s a new way to open […]

  • The best mobile phone deals in January sales

    Looking for the best mobile phone deal in the January sales? Look no further as we cover the best deals around today and just in case that isn’t enough for you – feel free to use as our comparison table below. That enables you to select the contract phone deal that’s right for you regardless […]

  • 43 temporarily free and 70 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

    Well, hello there. Fancy seeing you here. After a break that was brought on by the holidays and some other circumstances, I’m back again to bring you all some app sales. Put your concerns about the fate of this regular Android Police series to rest, dear readers, and feast your eyes on the list we […]

  • Google Assistant has a Disney-esque musical ride at CES — see for yourself in VR

    When it comes to massive trade shows like CES, many companies feel the need to get extravagant with booth installations just to stand out from the crowd. Case in point: Google set up a musical, Small World-style ride for Assistant that is the very definition of over-the-top. Thankfully, even those of us who aren’t attending […]

  • Google’s Public DNS now works with Android 9 Pie

    A Domain Name System, or DNS for short, is the component of your network connection that looks up the server IPs after you enter a domain name (e.g. androidpolice.com). Most people use the default DNS services from their ISPs/carriers, but alternatives have existed for years, like Google Public DNS. Google announced today that its DNS […]

  • Mobvoi unveils two updated Wear OS smartwatches: Ticwatch E2 and S2

    Chinese AI firm Mobvoi has been a shining light in the generally underwhelming Android Wear/Wear OS space, and today it’s announcing two new products. The TicWatch E2 and S2 (standing for Express and Sport) are follow-ups to the company’s most affordable smartwatches, with updated designs, bigger batteries, and Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chips (but not the new […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Unpacked S10 launch to be on 20 February in San Francisco

    The rumour mill is building a case for the Samsung Galaxy S10 announcement to be held at an event in San Francisco on 20 February. A Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event is expected to both celebrate 10 years of the Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones, while also providing the platform for the launch of the company’s […]

  • ZeroLemon’s latest ugly battery case is for the LG V40 ThinQ

    ZeroLemon’s battery cases are known for having a certain… aesthetic. Most of the company’s cases aren’t as large as they used to be, but they still aren’t winning any design awards. If you value battery life above all else, ZeroLemon just released a battery case for last year’s LG flagship. The case in question adds […]

  • Second-generation Amazon Echo is $80 ($20 off) at B&H Photo

    If you prefer Alexa over Google Assistant, this is the deal for you. Amazon’s second-generation Echo smart speaker (the latest model) is $79.95 from BH Photo right now — a $20 discount from the usual price. The Echo does everything you would expect from an Alexa-powered speaker, all in a soft fabric shell. It has […]

  • YouTube TV app now available on all Vizio SmartCast TVs

    After roughly six months of slow and steady rollout, the YouTube TV app is now available on all Vizio SmartCast TVs. The $40 per month cable alternative first arrived on a selection of newer, high performing Vizio models about half a year ago, with a YouTube engineer on Reddit noting that the company would add […]