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Here's Two More Samsung Phones You Probably Shouldn't (And Can't) Buy

The latest things to dance out of Samsung’s hyperactive R&D department are the A5 and A3, a pair of all-metal, super-thin phones aimed at teenagers. However, they’re also “optimised for social networking” and feature a “5MP Camera For Unmatched Selfies”, which probably mean that they will be terrible.


Nexus 6 Hands-On: So Big, So Beautiful

Google broke more than a couple of hearts when it announced that its new Android flagship, the Nexus 6, was going to be a whale. Now that I’ve seen it up close, I can tell you that, yes, this sucker is huge. But that’s not a bad thing.


Andy Rubin Has Left Google To Launch A Startup Incubator

The Wall Street Journal is r eporting that Android cofounder Andy Rubin is leaving Google to launch a hardware startup incubator. Rubin had recently been tapped to head up a top-secret robotics division at Google.


How To Disable Google Now On Your Android Device

Google Now is a glimpse of the future, a digital assistant that knows a surprising amount about you. It’s not for everyone though, and you might not want the app keeping tabs on everything you’re doing (and making suggestions accordingly). Here’s how to disable some or all of the Google Now service on your Android phone.


The Best Of Android Lollipop In 8 GIFs

Android Lollipop has been around as a developer preview for months, but the real version — complete with all its new Material Design tricks — is due to hit with the Nexus 9 on November 3. We’re getting our first extended looks at the final version on our Nexus 6 and 9 review units, so here are a few GIFs to hold you over until it shows up on your phone.


Oppo R5: Hands On With The World's Thinnest Smartphone

Compared to a few years ago, all smartphones are pretty damn thin. And the thickness of a smartphone’s chassis is only one of its defining characteristics. But that doesn’t stop the Oppo R5, measuring in at a razor-thin 4.85mm thick, from being a fascinating and alluring piece of technology. (And it’s interesting for more than just its looks, too.)


Oppo's New R5 Smartphone Is Just 4.85mm Thick

You’re looking at what Oppo claims to be the slimmest smartphone in the world — which measures just 4.85mm front to back. The R5 is due to hit the global market this December.


Google Fit Hits The Play Store

Google Fit just hit the Play Store, and, well, it looks pretty much exactly like Google said it would. It also looks a heck of a lot like Apple’s HealthKit and corresponding Health app — not in terms of design but in terms of features. That said, it does look pretty useful!


Nextbit Wants To Enable Magic App-Sharing For Android

App continuity is all the rage at the moment, thanks to Apple’s recently introduced feature to share apps and data between iOS and OS X devices. Nextbit, a software team of ex-Googlers, is trying to bring the same electronic wizardry to Android.


Would You Let This AI App Answer Your Email For You? 

Would you let a robot respond to your mail? Well Less.Mail just announced an artificially intelligent piece of software that will do just that. It comes in the form of an Android app called Less.Mail, and it’s currently available by invite-only. It’s an interesting idea, but it must be a nightmare to execute.


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