Finally a reboot that people may like

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It seems like such a small thing, but adding a reboot button to the power menu on an Android device can be a big deal. Manufacturers like Samsung and LG that put their own user interfaces on Android devices include this option, but for some reason Google has held out on supplying this option in stock Android. That may be changing with the release of the new Google Pixel smartphones according to sources who captured a screenshot showing the option present.

Google’s upcoming phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, pose for the camera

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Now is the time for you to get your best look yet at Google’s upcoming phones. The Pixel and Pixel XL, which will take over for the Nexus line, are going to be launched very soon. It’s no surprise that Pixel-related leaks are becoming bigger and more frequent with October 4 being the rumored launch date for Google’s next round of devices.

Today, Google is having to deal with very clear photographs of the Pixel and Pixel XL being posted online before the phones are official. Now it’s obvious the company will be implementing metal and glass for the bodies to give a premium look and feel.

Hit the break to see what’s coming.

Allo marketing material posted online

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News broke over the weekend that Google’s Allo messaging platform was finally ready for release with an availability date of September 21st. Yes, this is the week when we should finally get the opportunity to try out Google’s latest offering for messaging. In a sign that the release is imminent as suggested by the earlier leak, an image that purports to be some marketing collateral for Allo surfaced on Reddit today.

A whole bunch of new Google Pixel device info surfaces

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Yesterday we posted a new video outlining our wish list for the new Google Pixel smartphones coming to market in early October. Although it does not look like we have much more clarity regarding the items we are hoping for, several new pieces of data about the devices have surfaced over the past day as entries from various stops a device makes on the way to market have surfaced. The new Google devices showed up on Geekbench, in the Global Certification Forum, and even a leak of some case designs showed up online.

Samsung may accelerate launch of Galaxy S8

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As Samsung deals with the fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle, reports are starting to surface suggesting the electronics giant may look at moving up the launch date for their next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Making this move should not be a surprise as Samsung needs to take steps to minimize the damage to their company from such a high profile problem. Moving up the launch date would mean Samsung would have to jump off their normal cycle and it may mean abandoning some planned features.

Codenames and likely model numbers leak for Samsung’s Galaxy S8

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With Samsung in the middle of one doozy of a global recall for its recently released, much vaunted but potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7, we have some news about the Korean handset maker’s Next Big Thing. That’s right, it may only be mid-September but the scuttlebutt regarding the Galaxy S8 has already begun leaking. Today’s leak reveals the various code names for the Galaxy S8 and the story behind its model numbers.  

New Nexus Launcher gets renamed, will be called Pixel Launcher

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By now you’ve probably heard a few rumors and leaks about a revamped launcher on Google’s newest Nexus devices this year. You’ve also probably heard that they won’t be Nexus phones anymore, but will instead adopt the Pixel branding.

So, what does that mean for the Nexus launcher, you might be wondering? It’s getting a name change, too, of course.