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Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is the first Chromebook worth waiting for in 2019

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

The Asus Flip 302 has been a very popular Chromebook, but it's no spring chicken anymore. It's time for something new, and Asus is at CES 2019 to oblige. The Chromebook Flip C434 is the successor to the 302, and like that laptop, it has a 360-degree hinge so you can fold it over for tablet or tent usage. The specs are slightly improved with 8th gen Core processors and 8GB of RAM, too.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is the first Chromebook worth waiting for in 2019 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Funcl W1 and AI hands-on: Truly wireless earbuds have never been this cheap

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Last week a brand we'd never heard of called Funcl announced an Indiegogo campaign for two pairs of so-called "truly" wireless Bluetooth headphones, which just went live today. I know, most of these crowdfunded projects are junk, but one particular twist caught our eye: The cheaper set costs a mere $19. Crowdfunding crap be damned, that was worth a look, and I've spent the last week using them, as well as the more expensive $54 Funcl AI.

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Funcl W1 and AI hands-on: Truly wireless earbuds have never been this cheap was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro hands-on: IR face unlock and extra RAM for the same price as a OnePlus 6T

Friday, November 9th, 2018

At an event held in the depths of the historic brutalist Barbican Centre in London yesterday, Xiaomi formally announced its entry into the UK market. Numerous devices were introduced on stage, including various smart home products, but the Mi 8 series and Mi Band 3 were the main attractions. Everything here had already been unveiled in China and some of it is already selling in other regions, too.

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition caught our eye previously, largely due to its semi-transparent rear cover with insides made to look like internal components.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro hands-on: IR face unlock and extra RAM for the same price as a OnePlus 6T was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Trivia Crack 2 hands on: More of the same in a prettier package

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Etermax will release the sequel to its hit quiz game Trivia Crack on October 25th, but before it officially launches, I've decided to go hands-on with the title so that our readers will know what to expect from the upcoming release. Etermax has made it clear that Trivia Crack 2 has been redesigned to offer more enjoyable elements and an enhanced competitive flavor over its predecessor, but what does that really mean?

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Trivia Crack 2 hands on: More of the same in a prettier package was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel Slate impressions: Android tablets are dead, long live Chromebooks

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

At today's Made by Google event, we finally got a look at the much-leaked Pixel Slate. It's Google's first attempt at bringing Chrome OS to a "tablet first" form-factor. The Pixel Slate is a decidedly premium effort, with a high resolution "Molecular Display," 8th gen Intel CPUs, and stylish metal design — paired with an appropriate $600-$1600 price tag. It might be on the expensive side, but since Google is transitioning its own tablet efforts to Chrome OS, I think it's safe to say the end of Android tablets is nigh.

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Pixel Slate impressions: Android tablets are dead, long live Chromebooks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

PAYDAY: Crime War hands-on: A solid online shooter hobbled by poor controls and uneven matchmaking

Monday, September 24th, 2018

PAYDAY: Crime War is a new first-person shooter for Android that recently entered into a closed beta on September 10th, and it runs until October 14th. Unlike Payday 2, you can now play as cops and robbers, which is an interesting twist. The idea is that teams of fours cops face get to off against teams of four robbers, and it works out well. Of course, this is still a Payday title, so you can also expect plenty of loot to collect, equip, and upgrade, along with a ranked mode for those that take their mobile shooters seriously.

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PAYDAY: Crime War hands-on: A solid online shooter hobbled by poor controls and uneven matchmaking was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Blade Runner 2049 hands-on: Yet another hero collection RPG

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

The highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 film first hit theatres in October 2017, and it is usually around this release window that we see tie-in games pop up on the Play Store. That's not what has happened here. Apparently Next Games and Warner Bros. aren't bothered by the idea of releasing such a game a year after the film that inspires it, though I have to wonder why it took this much time to clone the gameplay found in MARVEL Strike Force.

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Blade Runner 2049 hands-on: Yet another hero collection RPG was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LG G7 One and G7 Fit hands-on: Surprisingly pleasing hardware that will live or die based on pricing

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

When it came time to review the LG G7 earlier this year, I was conflicted. Here was a quite nice, generally well-executed smartphone, but one I just couldn't get really excited about — features like its AI camera and hardware Google Assistant button were forgettable at best, and I had trouble justifying the flagship-level pricing. But at its heart, there was a lot of potential there, which is exactly why I was excited last month to learn about the debut of the LG G7 One and G7 Fit, two phones very much cut from the same cloth as their namesake.

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LG G7 One and G7 Fit hands-on: Surprisingly pleasing hardware that will live or die based on pricing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

ZTE Axon 9 Pro hands-on: ZTE fought hard to bring us this iPhone clone

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

We will no doubt look back at the spring of 2018 as an era of intense ZTE drama. Following an enforcement action by the US Commerce Department, ZTE was cut off from all its US suppliers. The company partially shut down and put all projects on hold until it could work out a deal with the US government. One of those delayed projects was the Axon 9 Pro, which was finally unveiled at IFA 2018.

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ZTE Axon 9 Pro hands-on: ZTE fought hard to bring us this iPhone clone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Hands-on with the Asus ROG Phone: It’s actually kind of cool

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

It is a well-established fact that "gaming" phones are little more than a marketing gimmick. There's nothing about these devices that make them better for gaming than the next high-end smartphone. Well, the Asus ROG Phone might be the exception that proves the rule. I was skeptical of the ROG Phone when it was announced, just like I am of every other supposed gaming phone. To my surprise, I actually liked using the phone, and I can see how it could credibly be called a "gaming phone."

The product renders Asus released earlier this year didn't make the ROG Phone look very attractive.

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Hands-on with the Asus ROG Phone: It's actually kind of cool was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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