While Sony may have already outed their products in Berlin, they’re still interested in showing you their wonderful booth chock-full of great new devices and fun. Since many of you likely weren’t able to attend they have it all on video for your viewing pleasure. Some of it is Android and some of it isn’t, but it’s all still pretty exciting. Take a look above.
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You can pre-register for both Allo and Duo right now. Pre-registering means you will be notified on your device when the app is available to download. If you want to be first to know when Allo and Duo are available, this is the way to do it.
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Motorola is planning to unveil a new super thin RAZR smartphone and their latest teaser video all but confirms it. Take a look.
more_vertChromebooks outsell Macs in the US
Chromebook sales in the US are on the rise in the US, overtaking Macs for the first time. With the news that Chrome OS will get Google Play and Android app support later this year, Chromebook sales will likely grow even further.