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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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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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Best Android apps for guitar players

Do you dream of becoming a rock star, plying your virtuosic guitar skills into fame and fortune? Before that happens you need some practice, and luckily there is no shortage of Android apps that can help. From getting tuned up and in time to shredding through scales, here are the apps that should be in every guitar players toolkit, from pro to hobbyist.

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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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10 things only Android users will understand

Using an Android device comes with a number of quirks and feelings that only Android users can understand. That’s exactly what makes Android users different, and why we can safely say no one else understands what it’s like.

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honor 5X review

If there’s anything history has taught us, it’s that it’s really hard for manufacturers to build a great smartphone for under $200. Somehow Huawei managed to do this with the honor 5X which on paper, appears to be the best budget Android device on the planet. But is it? Find out in our review.

caught again

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.