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Android 101: Shortcuts are the best Android feature you aren’t using

If you’re an Android newbie, we’re sure you’ve already figured out how to move around and set up icons on your homescreen to your liking. That’s the easy part. In this Android 101, we wanted to educate you on one of Android’s most underused features: shortcuts.

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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.

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How to use Smart Lock for Android

“Smart Lock” is an Android feature that allows you to bypass the hassle of a lock screen when you’re in trusted situations.

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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.

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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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20+ Best Android Games [August 2016]

When the heat gets unbearable you will need to seek refuge in the air conditioning. You’ll also need some new games to keep you entertained. Luckily, July brought us a plethora of awesome new Android titles.

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25+ Best Android Apps [May 2017]

A lot of apps are released in the span of one month. It can be near impossible to keep track of them all. In order to help you find only the best apps that have been released in the last month, we have assembled this list.