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Top 5 Android Apps of the Week (June 23, 2017)

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.

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The OnePlus 5 in Gold could be coming soon

A new TENAA filing shows that the OnePlus 5 may be released with a new Gold color option, although there’s no timetable as to when this would happen.

Best of Phandroid

Huawei Mate 8 Review

The Huawei Mate 8 is the latest superphone from the Chinese manufacturer. On paper, the Mate 8 is actually better than the Nexus 6P in almost every category. Some would assume that automatically makes the Mate 8 the new king of Android. It’s not that easy.

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YouTube TV launches in 10 new markets

YouTube has announced that their TV service is now available in 10 new markets, including Dallas, Washington DC, Atlanta, and more.

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OnePlus 5 only has 1.6x optical zoom, not the claimed 2x

According to a user on Reddit, the OnePlus 5’s 2x Optical Zoom is not quite what they said. Carl Pei clarified that the optical zoom is only 1.6x. The remaining 0.4x is from the SmartCapture software.

Android Desserts

Android 8.0 could be named Oatmeal Cookies

Android 8.0 Oreo has always been a longshot for the name of the next major version of Android. But what about Android 8.0: Oatmeal Cookie? It seems that could be Google’s plan.

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OnePlus is cheating benchmarks again

OnePlus has a history of cheating on benchmarks, and despite saying specs aren’t important, they’re doing it again on the OnePlus 5. They were caught doing it with the OnePlus 3T, but apparently, they didn’t learn their lesson.

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First 11 things every Nexus 6P owner should do

Although we were a bit skeptical at first, after receiving the Nexus 6P last week and playing around with it non-stop since then, we can safely say without a shadow of a doubt: the Nexus 6P is the best Nexus device — and arguably the best Android device — to come along in years. Here are the first things you should do.

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How to use Do Not Disturb for Android [VIDEO]

Do Not Disturb is like silent mode on steroids. It can silence your phone quickly or automatically, but also allow certain people and apps to break through.