What’s new in Android 7.0 Nougat

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The next version of Android is finally upon us in a stable form ready for public use, meaning you could be using Android 7.0 Nougat on your phone or tablet as early as today. Google is sending out the software update to its Nexus devices with things we’ve known about for months but perhaps you need a refresher. While the company says there are “over 250 major features” in Nougat, it’s impossible to go over all of them as not everything is completely noticeable. Luckily, Google provided a great rundown of each and every thing that’s new in Nougat.

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Best RSS feed readers

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Keeping all of your favorite sites organized isn’t always easy, especially when you want to stay updated with all of them. That’s where RSS feed readers come in. Not familiar with RSS feeds? It’s where you compile all of your favorite internet content into one feed, so you don’t have to individually be keeping up with health/exercise websites, food blogs, travel diaries, and so on. When you sign up for an RSS feed reader, all those things are in one place.

We’ve got a whole list of the best RSS feed readers for you to utilize after the break.

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Xiaomi wants to tackle the US market “in the near future”

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We might finally see Xiaomi take a legitimate stab at the US market, according to Hugo Barra. He’s talked about the US smartphone market before, citing that subsidized flagship phones make it very difficult for a mid-range brand like Xiaomi to compete. It’s a sensible reason, but with the rise of device payment plans and the death of two-year contracts, things might have shifted in Xiaomi’s favor. Read more

Lyft approached Google and Apple for a buyout, but no one placed a bid

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Now that General Motors decided not to take over the company, Lyft is continuing to shop itself around for a buyout. There’s still trouble for the ride-sharing service, though, as none of the expected potential buyers submitted offers of their own. Lyft went knocking on every buyer’s door on the West Coast and no one answered.

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Samsung reported to begin selling refurbished smartphones in 2017

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Samsung makes a lot of profit from its mobile division selling its high-end Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones, as well as a confusing smörgåsbord of lesser devices, which has led to the company being criticized over its scatter-gun approach to developing handsets. So how does the Korean electronics giant come up with a new stream of revenue that won’t saturate the market even further? One way is to have an official refurbishment program which could be officially unveiled in 2017. Read more