Here’s what everyone is saying about Allo

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Google launched its highly anticipated smart messaging service Allo last night, and it’s pretty much turned out to be a disaster from the start. The premise behind Allo is that Google Assistant will add seamless contextual information to conversations, but with Assistant only being a “Preview Edition” it certainly doesn’t work as intended. And since Assistant doesn’t work that well at all, all we really have is another glorified messaging app–it’s just like WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and the list could go on forever.

Hit the break to find out what everyone is saying about Allo.

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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. Read more

HTC announces the mid-range 5.5-inch Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle

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HTC announced a couple of new handsets earlier today, the Desire 10 Pro and the Desire 10 Lifestyle, aimed at the hotly contested mid-range market. The two models boast different levels of specifications with the Desire 10 Lifestyle featuring a surprising appearance from a processor that simply shouldn’t be seen in 2016, both handsets sport 5.5-inch displays and are constructed out of laser etched plastic with some design cues taken from the higher-specced HTC 10. Join us after the break for more details. Read more

Unlocked Moto Z, Moto Z Play ready to ship in October

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When Lenovo announced its flagship family, Verizon was given exclusive selling rights from the start. Only Verizon customers could purchase the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play during the recent summer months; however, the time has come for the masses to get access to these devices.

Beginning today, you can place orders for the unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play.

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