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30+ Best Android Apps [August 2016]

A bunch of great new Android apps have been released in the last month. If you were busy spending time at the beach you may have missed a few of them. Don’t spill your lemonade! We’ve got you covered.

Skinny and tall

Watch: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs the competition in size comparison video

The Galaxy S8 is shaping up to be a device like no other. The phone’s tiny bezels give the phone a unique aspect ratio and if you were curious to see how the phone would compare in size against the competition, a new video is giving us a look.

RIP

Google Talk is officially being shut down today

When Hangouts first launched, Google had given users the option of sticking with Google Talk for their instant messaging needs, but starting today — Google Talk is officially being shut down.

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10 Hottest Android Stories This Week (March 24th)

EarlyBird – News for Android brings you ALL of the Android news you crave and lets users decide what matters. Here are the 10 Top Android Stories for the week of March 24th.

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10 Best Android launchers for your home screen

One of the unique features of Android is the ability to change the home screen launcher. As a result, there are tons of different launchers to choose from.

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T-Mobile now automatically blocks scam callers

You’re sure to be a fan of T-Mobile’s latest network feature if you hate those shady scammers who manage to find your number and attempt to sell you fake services and goods.

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How to track your family’s location with Life360

If you’re looking for an easy solution to track your kids’ or entire family’s location, Life360 may be the perfect app for you. It’ll give you current and historic location information for the devices you set up and can even send alerts when certain devices arrive and leave specific locations.

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10 Most Addictive Android Games for Killing Time [VIDEO]

The most simple games can be the best for killing time. You pick it up to play for a few minutes, but then it traps you inside for hours. These addictive games are the ones we’re talking about in this list. These are the most addictive games for Android.

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Google Hangouts is killing SMS support on May 22nd

Google is sending out emails to G Suite admins letting them know that they’ll be ending SMS support in Hangouts on May 22nd. The changes wont affect Google Voice users, but Google will be urging everyone else to use a different app to handle SMS on their device.