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Samsung could debut a Bixby smart speaker in the coming weeks

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Samsung is reportedly inching closer to unveiling a competitor to Google Home and Amazon Echo — starring nobody's favorite voice assistant. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the company is preparing to reveal its own Bixby-powered smart speaker sometime in the next several weeks.

We first heard rumors of such a device late last year. The latest report comes alongside further rumors in the never-ending saga of Samsung's foldable smartphone.

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Samsung could debut a Bixby smart speaker in the coming weeks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] GGMM D6 20W speaker dock for Echo Dot on sale for $41.85 ($15 off) via Amazon today only

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Smart speakers come in all shapes and sizes, but the smallest ones are basically in impulse purchase territory now. the problem: the speaker performance isn't great in devices like the Echo Dot. Today's Amazon Goldbox deal includes a neat speaker dock for the dot that adds a lot more power.

The GGMM D6 looks quite a bit like the full-sized Echo speaker. However, it has a slot at the top to add an Echo Dot.

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[Deal Alert] GGMM D6 20W speaker dock for Echo Dot on sale for $41.85 ($15 off) via Amazon today only was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sonos files for IPO to become a public company

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Speaker maker Sonos has filed paperwork in the US to become a publicly traded company. The company plans to join the Nasdaq under the symbol SONO. It didn't specify an initial list price for shares, but it used a placeholder value of $100 million. That could go up or down as we get closer to the sale.

The company's S-1 filing offers our first detailed look at how Sonos speakers are selling.

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Sonos files for IPO to become a public company was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google bought a U.K. sound startup specializing in haptics and turning surfaces into speakers last year

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

According to a recent article by Bloomberg, late last year Google sneakily picked up a U.K.-based startup called Redux that was working on some snazzy tech which can turn surfaces—like the screen on a phone or tablet—into speakers, and even provide more focused haptic effects. The precise date of the acquisition isn't certain, but according to Crunchbase, the deal was announced last August. 

Redux's site has been taken down since the acquisition, but thanks to the magic of the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, we can see some of the details behind the startup.

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Google bought a U.K. sound startup specializing in haptics and turning surfaces into speakers last year was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Even more Google Assistant speakers are on their way, from the likes of Anker, B&O, and Klipsch

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

According to Google, the company has been selling Home speakers at a rate of more than one per second since the Home Mini was released late last year. That's an incredible statistic, and it doesn't even take into account Assistant speakers from third-parties that have been available since last fall. Last year, we learned about devices from Mobvoi, Panasonic, Sony, and Anker's Zolo sub-brand. They were clearly the tip of the iceberg.

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Even more Google Assistant speakers are on their way, from the likes of Anker, B&O, and Klipsch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home Max review: The best (and most expensive) smart speaker

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The chances are almost 100% that everyone reading this has some way to access the Google Assistant. You might even have more than one Assistant device now that most phone released in the last few years have support and Google is handing out Home Minis like they're going to expire. The original Google Home has a respectable speaker for the size, and many people use it to listen to music. Yet, for anyone who's serious about their tunes, the Home and Home Mini just don't cut it.

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Google Home Max review: The best (and most expensive) smart speaker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LG announces Chromecast-enabled soundbar and Assistant speaker

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Just having things around that make sound isn't good enough anymore. If your speakers can't stream from the internet or tell you the answer to "life, the universe, and everything" then why even have them? LG has announced two new speakers that check all the boxes. The SK10Y soundbar has Chromecast support, and the LG ThinQ Speaker is powered by Assistant.

The SK10Y soundbar is designed to pair with your home theater system.

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LG announces Chromecast-enabled soundbar and Assistant speaker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Here are all of Tronsmart’s best deals on power banks and Bluetooth speakers for Black Friday in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe [Sponsored Post]

Friday, November 24th, 2017

The season of deals is upon us. Whether your beating down the doors of your local retailer as the salesmen huddle in fear, or you've pinned a couple hundred tabs for relentless refreshing, you're probably ready. And we know you know a deal when you see it, so here's a list of all the best Tronsmart products that are currently on sale. From power banks to headphones, and chargers to speakers, there are some pretty big discounts to take advantage of. 

 

To start, you need power.

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Here are all of Tronsmart's best deals on power banks and Bluetooth speakers for Black Friday in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe [Sponsored Post] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Here are all of Tronsmart’s best deals on power banks and Bluetooth speakers for Black Friday in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe [Sponsored Post]

Friday, November 24th, 2017

The season of deals is upon us. Whether your beating down the doors of your local retailer as the salesmen huddle in fear, or you've pinned a couple hundred tabs for relentless refreshing, you're probably ready. And we know you know a deal when you see it, so here's a list of all the best Tronsmart products that are currently on sale. From power banks to headphones, and chargers to speakers, there are some pretty big discounts to take advantage of. 

 

To start, you need power.

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Here are all of Tronsmart's best deals on power banks and Bluetooth speakers for Black Friday in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe [Sponsored Post] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home v1.26 reveals ‘speaker pairs’ for stereo casting, adds EQ settings, new Backdrop screen, and more [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The Google Home app has seen some big enhancements lately, and with the rollout of v1.26, it's gearing up for some more. The latest update brings the notable addition of EQ settings for speakers and introduces a new screen for backdrop history. Users of Android 8.0 Oreo might also notice their app shortcuts are now sporting fresh adaptive icons. However, the main topic comes to us via a teardown that shows a new feature called Speaker Pairs will enable us to take two speakers and set them up to work in stereo.

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Google Home v1.26 reveals 'speaker pairs' for stereo casting, adds EQ settings, new Backdrop screen, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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