For a limited time get a free Google Home with your LG G6

The upcoming LG G6 is the South Korean company’s return to simplicity after last year’s not-so-successful attempt at modularity with the G5. With a focus on just making a great phone, paired with a larger 18:9 display that covers almost the entire face of the device, the G6 looks to be one of the phones to beat for 2017. Now for a limited time, early adopters of the LG G6 will also score a Google Home smart speaker free with their order.

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“Taimen” codename suggests Google may release a larger, third phone

We have started hearing some quiet rumblings about what may be in store for Google’s sequels to the Pixel phones. Nothing is really known except that Google plans to keep the Pixel 2 (or whatever it will be called) in the premium tier and all signs indicate they will continue with two models of different screen sizes. However, an interesting bit of information is just coming out that indicates a third and even larger phone could come from the Mountain View company this year as well.

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Samsung to bring monthly updates to unlocked Galaxy phones

Fragmentation is word too often associated with the Android ecosystem and arguably one of the biggest issues plaguing Google and its hardware partners. Delays not only in operating system updates, but also with crucial security patches can quickly make what felt like a shiny new flagship device feel outdated and left behind. Now there is some good news at least for owners of unlocked Samsung Galaxy phones as the South Korean company will now commit to monthly updates on those devices.

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Microphone issues plague some Google Pixel owners

After a string of issues with some Google Pixel phones, such as Bluetooth shutting off randomly and another bug which interfered with the phone app sending audio over Bluetooth, it appears that yet another problem has appeared. This time, some Pixel owners are hitting the support forums saying that their microphones stop working, and unfortunately it looks to be a hardware issue.

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LG Watch Sport review: A beautifully bulky showcase for Android Wear 2.0

Throughout 2016 there were a number of rumors referencing a Pixel or Nexus smartwatch coming from Google. Instead we got a pair that Google co-designed with LG. Enter the LG Watch Sport and its sibling, the LG Watch Style. Born out of a collaboration between Google and LG, these new smartwatches have been designed to show off everything possible in the newly released Android Wear 2.0. The more feature-packed of the two, the Watch Sport brings a lot to the table, but it may not be the beast of a smartwatch you’ve been looking for.

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FCC filing reveals unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with support for all U.S. carriers

We are only a few weeks away from the official announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but that’s not stopping the news and rumors from continuing to pour in. The latest comes courtesy of the FCC where a recent filing indicates Samsung will sell unlocked versions of both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with support for all U.S. carriers.

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Google Play Music announces City Soundtracks as first original podcast

Music services such as Spotify have become more popular in recent years compared to the traditional approach of purchasing albums and building up your personal music library. Google Play Music is a great app for finding music you love and discovering new artists and today Google has announced a new way to enjoy your music with their first original podcast: City Soundtracks.

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Huawei Watch 2 goes official at MWC 2017

Today at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Huawei officially announced two new smartwatches: the Watch 2 and the Watch 2 Classic. Coming to the U.S. in April, both smartwatches will bring in a host of features, such as GPS, NFC, LTE (on supported models), a high resolution display, and Android Wear 2.0 all in two sleek new designs.

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Bluetooth turning off for some Google Pixel and Pixel XL users in new bug

No smartphone is without its share of bugs and other issues, and Google’s latest and greatest Pixel and Pixel XL phones have been experiencing several recently, causing many users to flood support forums asking for help. The latest bug to pop up causes Bluetooth on some Pixel and Pixel XL devices to randomly shut off without any interaction from the user.

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