Let’s take a quick break from all of the Nexus S news for a second: the HTC Merge has been spotted in Best Buy’s inventory systems alongside other Verizon-bound HTC phones such as the Incredible, the Imagio, and the Touch Pro. There’s no reason to expect that this won’t be out before the holiday season, but hopefully a launch will go down before November is over. (People tend to spend most of their money on or around Black Friday.) So just Bing it on, Verizon! [via AC]
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more_vertGoogle Pixel Battery Life
An early Google Pixel battery life test is showing impressive results, showing one user who easily got 12+ hours of battery life after a full day of traveling and still had 40% battery remaining.
The camera on the Google Pixel is incredible. We took the phone out and snapped a few dozen shots alongside the Apple iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to show you what the Pixel is truly capable of.
Google has released the Pixel Launcher onto the Play Store but is only compatible with the Pixel and Pixel XL. However, that hasn’t stopped from some finding the APK and sideloading the latest Google launcher onto their devices.
Despite being recalled twice now, there are more Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices being used than before the first recall began back at the beginning of September.
The Samsung Chromebook Pro has been leaked and will feature a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, 4GB of RAM, and a built-in stylus.
more_vertBest Apps/Games 10/14/16
Every week, hundreds of Android apps and games are submitted to the Play Store. If you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff. Each week we will highlight five of the best new or overlooked apps and games.
Benson Leung has been leading the crusade against third-party USB-C chargers and cables that could harm your device. Make sure you buy approved cables so you don’t harm your new Pixel or Pixel XL.
Until now the version of Google Camera that ships with Pixel phones has been inaccessible because it requires 7.1 Nougat. XDA Devs have ported the app to 7.0 Nexus devices.
A new report surrounding the Galaxy S8 shows that Samsung is issuing a gag order for all employees and suppliers ahead of the device’s release in February.
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It’s no secret by now that Samsung took a huge blow with their Galaxy Note 7 situation. The amount blown on the ordeal has already exceeded $3 billion, and it could hurt Samsung’s bottom line even more hard in the future.