Android Police - Gadgets https://www.androidpolice.com The latest gadgets news, reviews, and deals all in one place. Thu, 26 Oct 2023 08:00:22 GMT en-US hourly 60 <![CDATA[How to factory reset your Amazon Kindle e-reader]]> You may have retired your Amazon Kindle because you picked up a nifty Android tablet to play around with some extra apps. But it's a waste to have your Amazon Kindle sitting there and collecting dust, especially if it's in (near) perfect condition. So maybe you want to sell or give away your Amazon Kindle but have concerns over the personal data that's on it. There is a way to erase your Kindle e-reader and its associated data. In this guide, we teach you how to perform a factory reset so that you can sell or give away your Amazon Kindle without leaving any traces behind.

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Thu, 26 Oct 2023 08:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/erase-kindle-ereader/
<![CDATA[Best Black Friday smart home deals: top early discounts for savvy shoppers]]> The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and while official Black Friday sales are just around the corner, savvy shoppers looking for early Black Friday smart home deals are in luck. Thanks to Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days this past month, finding discounts on smart home tech including cameras, thermostats, smart hubs, and more are already possible.

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Thu, 26 Oct 2023 00:45:26 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/black-friday-smart-home-deals/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Tablet vs. Apple iPad (10th Gen): Google's new iPad-killer]]> It won't take a hard look at the market to understand why Apple's 10th Generation iPad (2022) retains a gigantic presence. The tablet offers up a streamlined design, high-quality hardware, and a reasonable price point, not to mention the buttery smooth user experience that iPad owners have come to expect. Making things more lopsided, it's been nearly five years since the release of the ill-fated Pixel Slate, a tablet that underwhelmed yet came in at an inflated price tag.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 20:00:01 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-tablet-vs-apple-ipad-10th-gen/
<![CDATA[Fast-charge multiple devices for dirt cheap with this 3-pack of USB-C cables for only $7]]> With USB-C becoming the standard port for devices nowadays, it's a smart idea to always have backup USB-C cables on hand. Whether it's for charging devices connecting peripherals such as a monitor, a solid USB-C cable is a must-have for the work desk or night stand.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 19:40:04 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/lisen-60w-usb-c-cable-3-pack-deal-amazon/
<![CDATA[Bose QC Earbuds II get an October Prime Day discount of $100]]> In the market for a new pair of earbuds? The best wireless earbuds are depend on the shopper's budget, preferred features, and daily activities — such as working out, gaming, or just listening to music. Budding audiophiles, for example, should definitely check out the Technics AZ80, a flagship set of earbuds recently released by a longtime trusted Hi-Fi brand.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 19:30:24 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/bose-qc-earbuds-ii-prime-day/
<![CDATA[The clock is ticking — grab the TicWatch Pro 5 at its all-time low ahead of Black Friday sales]]> Mobvoi's TicWatch line might not have the brand recognition or credibility of a Samsung or Google, but it has developed a solid reputation in the smartwatch space. Two of its models have earned spots on our Best Android smartwatches list, including the surprisingly well-rounded TicWatch Pro 5. It's a larger, 'outdoorsy' watch, with impressive performance and multi-day battery life, and for a limited time you can pick one up for just $280.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 19:25:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/mobvoi-ticwatch-pro-5-smartwatch-deal/
<![CDATA[Android's built-in smart home controls now work with Home Assistant]]> Many of us have smart home devices that make life simpler through automation. That being said, these devices can add up over time, and it can become a hassle to manage them all. Even products by the same manufacturer can be challenging to synchronize, schedule, and automate, depending on the tasks. Home Assistant, an open source home automation platform, is making it easier for some homeowners by consolidating multiple devices. Now, it’s supporting Android's built-in smart home device controls, too.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 19:23:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/home-assistant-android-device-controls/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung earbuds in 2023]]> Samsung has been in the earbuds market for some time now, providing plenty of competition for the best wireless earbuds. The company has been steadily releasing earbuds for the last couple of years, each version better than the previous and bringing something new every time. Although they are mostly targeted towards Samsung device owners, other Android users (and even Apple users) will want to pick up some since they are so darn good.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 18:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-earbuds/
<![CDATA[Roborock Q8 Max Series review: A meticulous robot vacuum with basic mopping]]> During their early days, robot vacuum cleaners had fairly limited navigational and mapping capabilities, resulting in them happily bumping into your furniture and walls to find their way around your house. Things have greatly improved since then, with almost all modern models featuring LiDAR technology, allowing them to map their surroundings and navigate effectively and precisely.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 15:00:26 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/roborock-q8-max-series-review/
<![CDATA[Are Bose QuietComfort Ultra earbuds waterproof?]]> Bose disrupted the sound waves recently with the reveal of its super sleek QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds. The premium buds are the latest in the QuietComfort line, following the highly-regarded QuietComfort Earbuds 2. Designed to take noise cancelation to the next level, the QC Ultra buds are focusing on user immersion and a tailored audio experience.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 14:01:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/bose-quietcomfort-ultra-earbuds-waterproof/
<![CDATA[Do Arlo Essential devices need a base station?]]> Reliable and high-quality performance, simple user interfaces, and a dynamic product line ranging from affordable starter cameras to powerful surveillance are all reasons many choose Arlo for their home security needs. For anyone just dipping their toes into residential surveillance or anyone looking for an uncomplicated line of security products that won't break the bank, there's the Arlo Essential line.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 13:00:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/do-arlo-essential-devices-need-a-base-station/
<![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro vs. Apple AirPods Pro (2nd gen): Easy choice]]> Every major device manufacturer offers their take on wireless earbuds to complement the smartphones they offer. Giants in the industry don't get much bigger than Samsung and Apple; both make an array of earbuds to complement their bigger-ticket devices, and each provides a Pro model for the most discerning listeners.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 11:30:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-buds-2-pro-vs-apple-airpods-pro-2nd-gen/
<![CDATA[Best Google TVs in 2023]]> When it comes to smart TVs, there are plenty of different brands to choose from, but only a few web-connected platforms to stream your Netflix. While titans like Samsung and LG use their own operating systems for running apps, Google TV takes care of streaming, menus, and other UI elements for brands like Sony, TCL, and Hisense. And Google TV is one of the best smart platforms on the market, and a major upgrade on the older Android TV software.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 10:30:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-tvs/
<![CDATA[The Pixel Tablet could add two of the Nest Hub Max's best features]]> One of the best parts of a tablet is its versatility. In addition to supporting mobile apps, these devices can be used for video streaming, making calls, and more — all with a display that is conveniently larger than your phone. However, not every tablet has the same range of functionality. The Pixel Tablet is one of the newer models on the market, but it notably lacks some of the features found on existing tablets. Now, a Google app update indicates the company might bring a helpful Nest Hub Max feature to the Pixel Tablet.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 21:48:18 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/pixel-tablet-nest-hub-max-features/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel 8 Pro wallet cases in 2023]]> The Google Pixel 8 Pro sets an impressive standard when it comes to features, design, and processing power. While the phone itself is actually quite durable, it's also pretty expensive, so you'll want to do everything in your power to keep it safe from damage. Among the host of great Pixel 8 Pro cases are a handful of dependable wallet cases from trusted manufacturers. Whether you want a premium leather folio, heavy-duty hard-sided case, or detachable wallet compartment, one our selections is sure to meet your needs.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 21:31:24 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-pixel-8-pro-wallet-cases/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel Tablet screen protectors in 2023]]> The Google Pixel Tablet may not collect the same attention as the Samsung Galaxy Tab lineup or even the iPad, but if you’re looking for a great Android-powered alternative for browsing the web, watching Netflix, taking Zoom calls, and other common touchscreen tasks, the Pixel Tablet has got you covered.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 20:01:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-pixel-tablet-screen-protectors/
<![CDATA[Best Black Friday audio deals: early offers on headphones, wireless earbuds, and more]]> With just a month to go before Black Friday arrives, early sales and offers will start to arrive in the coming weeks to give shoppers a chance at scoring a good deal before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Yes, Black Friday is technically at the end of November, but the holiday shopping season isn't what it used to be, and no longer do you need to wait until the third Friday of the month to find top Black Friday deals.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 19:13:50 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-black-friday-audio-deals/
<![CDATA[This is the hands-down most important feature in your next phone case]]> In an ideal phone, a phone case would be optional, just something to customize a phone rather than a necessity to protect your investment. But we live in an era of glass-backed, metal-framed prestigious Android phones that are slippery and shatter-prone, so the first thing we do after unboxing a phone is slap it in a case before we can drop it and break it.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 18:00:34 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/hands-down-most-important-feature-in-your-phone-case/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Buds Pro vs. Apple AirPods Pro: Which premium earbuds are best for you?]]> Google's Pixel Buds Pro are perhaps one of the most interesting challengers to Apple's popular AirPods Pro. It took Google a few years to hit its stride in the true wireless earbuds market, but the Pixel Buds Pro were a pleasant surprise last year — a premium set of earphones that earned their place among the best wireless earbuds.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 18:00:34 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-buds-pro-vs-apple-airpods-pro/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Tablet: Price, release date, specs, and news]]> The Google Pixel Tablet is Google's first new tablet hardware since 2018. First teased at Google I/O 2022 and released nearly a year later in June 2023, the tablet is bundled with a charging dock that helps it act as a smart display while keeping its battery topped up. There's a lot to wrap your head around with this hybrid device, and we're here to help. Here's what you need to know about the Pixel Tablet.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 16:01:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-tablet/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung XCover6 Pro cases in 2023]]> If you are looking for something different and more durable than the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, then the Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro may be what you are looking for. This phone is strong enough to pass the rigorous MIL-STD-810H testing and can withstand whatever you throw at it. The Galaxy XCover6 Pro is hands down one of the best rugged Android phones on the market.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 14:00:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-xcover6-pro-cases/
<![CDATA[Anker's versatile magnetic phone grip is down to just $13 for a limited time]]> Even if you have a phone that’s as large as the Samsung Galaxy S23, holding onto it can be made infinitely easier with a magnetic phone grip and kickstand. The small accessory can make a big difference when it comes to positioning your phone for easy hands-free viewing or holding onto your phone securely at all times.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 13:10:39 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/grab-this-versatile-anker-phone-grip-for-only-13/
<![CDATA[Apple Watch Series 9 review: Still my favorite wearable]]> Allow me to let you in on a little secret. Despite the fact that my position as the Phones Editor of an Android-focused website means I'm almost always carrying an Android phone (or two, or three) in my pockets, my wrist is usually adorned with an Apple Watch. After more than half a decade across three different Android wearables — dating back to the first-gen Moto 360 — I first picked up the Apple Watch Series 5 in 2020, finally giving in after Google seem bored with its own platform.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 12:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/apple-watch-series-9-review/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel 8 wallet cases in 2023]]> There's enough praise out there about the curvy outlines of the Google Pixel 8. The phone is the perfect size, with a stylish profile and soft edges. It feels sculpted somehow so that it fits naturally into the palm of your hand.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 12:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-pixel-8-wallet-cases/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel 8 cases in 2023]]> While iteration may be the name of the game for 2023's flagship phones, the Google Pixel 8 is a wonderful upgrade from its predecessors. It features a 120Hz refresh rate screen with a whopping max brightness of 2,000 nits, rounded corners for a more comfortable in-hand feel, and an upgraded ultrawide that supports macrofocus and autofocus. The Pixel 8 earns its $100 price increase and then some.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 11:30:27 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-pixel-8-cases/
<![CDATA[We shouldn't celebrate Wear OS transfers just yet]]> If you're like most people, setting up new gadgets isn't a fun experience. Many even dread buying a new phone, tablet, or other bits of tech, because even with the different methods of moving from an old device to a new one, there will inevitably be some information, apps, or files that don't make the switch. It's been nearly a decade since Google brought Wear OS/Android Wear to the world with the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, but it didn't take off until the original Moto 360 (R.I.P.) was released a few months later. The platform has only just now added support for watch transfers.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 10:45:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/finally-wear-os-transfers-for-some/
<![CDATA[Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: Escaping the Galaxy garden ]]> Earbuds have come a long way in recent years, especially when it comes to noise cancellation, which is getting closer to headphones all the time.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 10:30:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/bose-quietcomfort-ultra-earbuds-vs-samsung-galaxy-buds-2-pro/
<![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro vs. Jabra Elite 7 Pro: Which buds are right for you?]]> For buds that share the honor of winding up on our best wireless earbuds list, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Jabra Elite 7 Pro could not be more different. Sure, they have a few things in common, such as landing in a similar price range but there are some real, stark differences between the two when comparing their sound quality, noise-canceling prowess, hardware, and other features. Which earbuds are best for you? Let's find out.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2023 10:15:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-buds-2-pro-vs-jabra-elite-7-pro/
<![CDATA[Is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro a good fitness smartwatch?]]> The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro changed the formula for Samsung's watches. Previously, the special version of the watch would be called the Classic. Internally, it would be the same as the regular watch, but with a larger battery, display, and a physical rotating bezel. The Watch 5 Pro is different, ditching the rotating dial and classic design to focus on fitness instead.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 20:00:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-watch-5-pro-good-fitness-smartwatch/
<![CDATA[These cheap earbuds will shock you with how good they sound at just $56]]> When you think of cheap earbuds actually worth buying, it's hard to really come up with a good choice without sacrificing just about everything that makes earbuds worth the money. Noise cancelation, decent quality sound, a durable build and design, these all go out the window when you start looking for anything under $60. However, there's a pair of earbuds that actually deliver all of what you'd expect, and then some, for a much cheaper price than you'd expect.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 19:45:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/earfun-air-pro-3-wireless-earbuds-deal-amazon/
<![CDATA[Amazon Echo Show 8 (2023) vs. Echo Show 8 (2021): Important updates under the hood]]> Generational upgrades can be a little underwhelming these days, with manufacturers refining their devices instead of introducing tons of new features each generation. Amazon's new third-generation Echo Show 8, though, not only looks decidedly different, but also packs some hardware and software improvements that make it a must-buy for dedicated smart home enthusiasts. There wasn't anything majorly wrong with the 2021 Echo Show 8, and in fact we actually liked it quite a bit, but the new one offers enhanced connectivity and even further improved audio, at only a $20 list price increase over the first two versions.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 18:31:26 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-echo-show-8-2023-vs-echo-show-8-2021/
<![CDATA[Anker’s PowerCore 30W portable charger is equal parts fast and cheap in this 30% off deal]]> Even with the latest devices featuring larger battery packs and being more power efficient, there's going to be instances where you're low on juice and need a recharge. Gaming, streaming, and other tasks can eat up battery like no tomorrow, and you won't always have an AC outlet nearby to plug into for a quick boost. Which is why having a power bank on hand is more important than ever, offering a safe and convenient way to keep your devices running throughout the day.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 18:31:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/anker-power-iq-3-portable-charger-deal-amazon/
<![CDATA[Best Sony earbuds in 2023]]> Earbuds have come a long way since the iPod was released in the early '00s. Thankfully, the audio quality has improved significantly since then. Gone are the days of tinny, treble-laden buds tethered to tangled cords, with improved audio and excellent wireless options.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 18:01:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-sony-earbuds/
<![CDATA[Samsung's new Galaxy Tab A9 series is your best shot at cheap big tablets]]> If you are in the market for an Android tablet, it is hard to ignore the offerings from Samsung. The Korean giant makes some great high-end tablets, with the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra representing the best of what an Android tablet can deliver. But not everyone can spend $1,200 on a device. For simple use cases, you need a cheap tablet to get the job done, possibly with a big screen. Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab A9 and A9+ to cater to such customers.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 15:37:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-new-galaxy-tab-a9-series-best-shot-cheap-big-tablets/
<![CDATA[Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro review: Gamer chic]]> I appreciate a thocky gaming keyboard as much as the next person, but if you’re looking for a sleeker, more Instagram-worthy setup, Razer may have the answer with its DeathStalker V2 Pro. The company aims to maintain the performance you’d expect from a high-end mechanical keyboard while looking slim and professional on your desk.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 15:00:05 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/razer-deathstalker-v2-pro-review/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 screen protectors in 2023]]> Samsung's Galaxy Tab A8 isn't a powerful flagship tablet, but it is one of the best cheap Android tablets, thanks to the big screen and good battery life. A lot of people only want a large screen to watch movies and casually browse the web, and the Tab A8 is more than capable of that despite the low price. It's not immune to scratches and scrapes, so you'll want to protect it.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 14:00:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-tab-a8-screen-protectors/
<![CDATA[Best USB-C hubs for Chromebooks in 2023]]> The best USB-C hubs for Chromebooks can effectively turn your laptop into a connectivity oasis, all with a compact piece of hardware that can even travel with you quite easily. Some Chromebooks might have enough ports for your needs as they come, but even today's best Chromebooks are paring things down with a focus on USB-C. And thanks to the versatility of the USB-C port, there's a huge variety of powerful hubs to choose from.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 12:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-usb-c-hubs-for-chromebooks/
<![CDATA[Best keyboards for Chromebooks in 2023]]> The best Chromebooks aren't exactly performance monsters suitable for gaming (though if you attach a monitor they'll handle indies and some less demanding titles), they're incredible, portable productivity solutions. That said, to truly unlock their potential, you'll need to pair them with a proper keyboard, particularly if you're going to be doing a lot of writing or editing.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 11:30:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-keyboards-for-chromebooks/
<![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 vs. Google Pixel Watch 2: Crowning the King]]> Samsung has offered some of the best Android smartwatches for several years, but with the release of the Pixel Watch last year, Google finally started making big strides. This year's release of the Pixel Watch 2 is closing the gap even more and providing a fantastic option for Android users. But does Google's offerings stand up to the proven power of the Galaxy Watch line-up? Here's how the new Google Pixel Watch 2 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 compare.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 10:30:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-watch-6-vs-google-pixel-watch-2/
<![CDATA[How to set up WhatsApp on your Android smartwatch]]> You wear a smartwatch with the thought that you won't have to pull out your phone frequently. While this was apt for regular phone calls, navigation, and messages, it is also true for your favorite messaging app, WhatsApp. During the Google I/O event, alongside announcing the Wear OS 4, which is now available for the best Android smartwatches, Google unveiled that it partnered with Meta to bring WhatsApp to Wear OS.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2023 08:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/whatsapp-set-up-wear-os/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel Tablet cases in 2023]]> You've finally bought yourself a Google Pixel Tablet to take advantage of its Tensor G2 CPU and the two-in-one charging speaker dock. So, what's the first thing you plan on doing with your new tablet? There's only one right answer to that question: "Go shopping for a case."

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Sun, 22 Oct 2023 20:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-pixel-tablet-cases/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra heavy-duty cases in 2023]]> The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra stands out as one of the top-notch phones in today's market. What makes it shine is the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor under the hood, ensuring that it runs like a well-oiled machine. But as we all know, accidents happen. Even though Samsung has put a lot of thought into designing this phone with strong materials like the durable Gorilla Glass Victus 2 screen and a robust aluminum body, it still has its limits when it comes to taking a beating in the real world.

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Sun, 22 Oct 2023 18:00:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-s23-ultra-heavy-duty-cases/
<![CDATA[Bose QuietComfort Ultra review: Paying for near perfection]]> Bose headphones have been a bit stagnant in the last few years, as the QuietComfort 45 saw some iterative updates but no huge steps forward. And for the “normal” QuietComfort that re-debuted last month, that iteration continues, but Bose is finally mixing things up again for the first time since the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 with the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones.

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Sun, 22 Oct 2023 15:21:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/bose-quietcomfort-ultra-review/
<![CDATA[Best tablet car mounts in 2023]]> With the proliferation of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in newer vehicles, cars are more integrated with mobile technology than ever before. Still, there are plenty of uses for an extra tablet in your ride, like backseat entertainment for kids, an easy-to-read navigation screen in older vehicles without a built-in display, or a workstation for truckers and delivery drivers.

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Sun, 22 Oct 2023 14:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-tablet-car-mounts/
<![CDATA[Best Fossil smartwatch in 2023]]> Fossil smartwatches have the unique distinction of all being pretty similar. Fossil works from its own template, currently in its sixth generation, and partners with other companies to offer variations on a theme, the Fossil Gen 6 line. That's why there's a Michael Kors 6th Gen for the fashion-conscious. Whichever one you buy, you're getting a great smartwatch that looks better than most.

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Sun, 22 Oct 2023 13:00:24 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-fossil-smartwatch/
<![CDATA[How to silence your Google Pixel Watch 2]]> If you're like us, you love your Google Pixel Watch 2. It got a few upgrades since its predecessor, packing in upgrades that excite us all. Google improved the notifications, including better text-to-speech support and more safety features compared to the previous Google Pixel Watch. It's sleek and stylish, but sometimes, you want peace and quiet, perhaps while in a meeting or trying to relax.

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Sun, 22 Oct 2023 11:00:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/silence-google-pixel-watch-2/
<![CDATA[Best OnePlus 10T cases in 2023]]> The OnePlus 10T is a slightly lesser-known Android device that fans of Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy devices should be keeping an eye on. Surpassing its predecessor, the 10 Pro, the 10T is a performance-heavy, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Android alternative, and you should make protecting this new smartphone your top priority.

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Sun, 22 Oct 2023 10:31:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-oneplus-10t-cases/
<![CDATA[How to back up and restore your Google Pixel Watch]]> Backing up your Google Pixel Watch might not seem important, but it's the best way to transfer your Pixel Watch's settings to a new smartwatch. Whether you're replacing your Pixel Watch or upgrading to the Pixel Watch 2, a backup should be the first thing you do.

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Sun, 22 Oct 2023 10:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-back-up-google-pixel-watch/
<![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro vs. Google Pixel Buds Pro: Which premium buds are best for you?]]> In the world of wireless earbuds, there are many brands vying to be the undisputed champion of premium, noise canceling sound. Samsung and Google each have incredible options, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Google’s Pixel Buds Pro.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2023 20:00:20 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-buds-2-pro-vs-google-pixel-buds-pro/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra cases and covers in 2023]]> The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra was clearly designed to serve as a visual powerhouse, backed by some heady specs which power a large 14.6-inch display in a slender but solid frame.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2023 18:00:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-galaxy-tab-s8-ultra-cases/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy S22 wireless chargers in 2023]]> The Galaxy S22, along with the S22+ and S22 Ultra, may be more than a year old now, but they remain some of the most powerful Android flagships on the market.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2023 14:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-galaxy-s22-wireless-chargers/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel 8 Pro heavy duty cases in 2023]]> Time will tell whether the Google Pixel 8 Pro has what it takes to be a real game-changer. The boost to its capabilities over the last generation’s model suggests potential, with a substantial bump in optics and tensor-driven intelligence dominating the features list. Even though it's hard, we’re going to move our focus away from its specs and focus instead on the curvier chassis, which is made out of a matte glass substance that's sure to attract scratches.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2023 13:00:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-pixel-8-pro-heavy-duty-cases/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel 8 MagSafe cases in 2023]]> MagSafe accessories have revolutionized the way we use and interact with our phones. Think of it as the magnetically amped ecosystem that glues your Google Pixel 8 to a host of add-ons, like wireless chargers. Convenient and versatile, the precision alignment of a good MagSafe ring lets you adopt a set-it-and-forget-it mentality when you let your phone out of your hand. With MagSafe, convenience and style are a magnetic snap away.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2023 12:00:20 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-pixel-8-magsafe-cases/
<![CDATA[Best smart home sensors in 2023]]> Smart hub? Check. Cameras, indoor and outdoor? Check. Cautious confidence in the world of smart home systems? Check. Today, smartifying a living space is arguably one of the best decisions a homeowner (or renter) can make. Smart doorbells like the Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell, for example, are just one way to get the security ball rolling. However, assembling a custom system with the best security cameras to watch the yard and more can be daunting, especially for smart home beginners.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2023 10:30:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-smart-home-sensors/
<![CDATA[YouTube Music support officially comes to HomePod]]> The best smart speakers deliver excellent audio quality and work with almost all popular streaming services. But if you want the absolute best-sounding smart speaker, it is hard to beat Apple's HomePod. The lack of native YouTube Music support on Apple's smart speaker is a bummer though, as you can't use "Hey Siri" to stream your favorite music on the speaker directly. Instead, you must use the YouTube Music app on your iPhone or iPad to AirPlay content to the HomePod. Thankfully, this is changing now, with YouTube finally rolling out native YouTube Music support on the HomePod.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2023 09:06:12 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/youtube-music-support-officially-comes-homepod/
<![CDATA[Best Android smartwatch deals: Save up to $250 on some of our favorite wearables]]> Smartwatches have come a long way since their origins as basic step-counters. Nowadays, they can do everything from text messaging to handling wireless payments, and they can even give you important information about your health. Of course along with the increase in abilities, has come an increase in price, with some wearables costing more than $500. Fortunately, we here at Android Police have become quite adept at hunting down discounts, so we've put together a list of deals featuring some of the picks from our roundup of the best Android smartwatches. This way you know you're not only getting a good price, but you're getting a good smartwatch as well.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 21:48:30 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-android-smartwatch-deals/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra screen protectors in 2023]]> When you own a beauty like the Galaxy S23 Ultra, keeping it safe in one of these best cases seems like a no-brainer. But, come on, its sleek look with that frosted glass black and those smooth sides practically screams, "Show me off." While it's tempting to leave it uncovered, a high-quality screen protector offers the perfect compromise, keeping your device safe from life's mishaps.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 20:01:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-s23-ultra-screen-protectors/
<![CDATA[Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds vs. QuietComfort Earbuds II: Not much of an upgrade]]> While it's got plenty of presence across the digital audio landscape, Bose is practically synonymous with high-end headphones. And it's not just famous for how good its cans sound, it's also become the industry leader in active noise canceling. In 2022, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II improved on the audio quality, noise canceling, and form factor of their predecessors, leading to a reputation as some of the best earbuds you can buy. Just a year later, Bose released the even more premium QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds after a much shorter turnaround time than flagship headphones usually see. The more advanced, updated model doesn't change much, but it does add some novel features, and the list price is the same — so, depending on what kind of discounts you can find, either pair is a great choice for the discerning music listener (or podcast fanatic).

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 19:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/bose-quietcomfort-ultra-earbuds-vs-quietcomfort-earbuds-ii/
<![CDATA[Here's how Made for Google accessories are tested]]> Everyone buys smartphone accessories hoping that their chosen product not only complements their device but is also of high quality. This isn't always the case, but Google has developed a robust testing mechanism for its third-party accessories. Only after passing this rigorous scrutiny do they earn the coveted Made for Google badge — one that lets Pixel users know that it's a perfect match for their device, even if it's a bit pricey. Now, Google has pulled back the curtain on its accessory certification process.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 18:32:12 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-made-for-google-accessories-are-tested/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro deals: Bundles, trade-ins, and more]]> With the holiday shopping season in full swing, you'll see the best Galaxy Watch 5 deals start to show up in the coming weeks. Retailers are eager to move units on the last-gen model of Samsung's wearable, and with Black Friday sales about to kick off, you can bet that both the flagship Galaxy Watch 5 and premium Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will go on sale soon.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 18:30:08 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-watch-5-deals/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases in 2023]]> The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is one of the best Android-powered smartphones on the market for 2023. It’s got a lightning-fast processor, an intuitive user interface, a great camera, and plenty of other impressive features, but guess what it’s not great at? Getting dropped on concrete from pretty much any height.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 18:00:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-s23-ultra-cases/
<![CDATA[This 3-pack of USB-C cables is down to the ultra-low price of just $8 at Amazon]]> We all have multiple devices these days, and that means we’ll also need to charge these devices. When you’re looking for a quality charging cable for your devices, there are many factors to consider. Maybe you need a cable that can reach longer than a few feet. Maybe you’re looking for a cord that can handle wear and tear and charge quickly. Whatever you need, grab these USB-C cords from Elebase for $8 using the code 475DD5XYSD and charge multiple devices, including smartphones in no time.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 17:34:28 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/this-3-pack-of-usb-c-cables-is-down-to-the-ultra-low-price-of-just-8-at-amazon/
<![CDATA[Jabra Elite 10 earbuds review: Comfort is king]]> When it comes to the best wireless earbuds, there’s not one that’s best at everything. Some come closer than others, but one will be best-in-class for sound quality while another for active noise cancellation (ANC), and another for something else. In the case of the Jabra Elite 10 reviewed, it’s comfort. While a little more subjective than ANC so some people might disagree, I consider these earbuds to be among the best fitting and most comfortable earbuds out there.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 15:01:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/jabra-elite-10-review/
<![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: Old school meets modern minimalism]]> Even though the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic has been released, deals can still be found on older Samsung smartwatches that will save you a few dollars.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 14:00:20 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-watch-5-pro-vs-samsung-galaxy-watch-4-classic/
<![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE vs. Galaxy Tab S9 FE+: Bigger is better]]> Samsung is expanding its Fan Edition to include more than just phones with the introduction of the Galaxy Buds FE and Tab S9 FE series. Sure to rank among the best Samsung tablets, they are exciting as they bring some premium features and an expensive-looking design to the mid-range.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 13:44:56 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-s9-fe-vs-galaxy-tab-s9-fe-plus/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 cases & screen protectors in 2023]]> Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 is here with a bigger and bolder screen, smoother performance, and a much easier way of swapping out your watch bands. While it doesn't have the slick rotating bezel of the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, standard bezels have been reduced to create a more expansive screen that's more than bright enough to see clearly on a sunny day. The Galaxy Watch 6 is one of the best smartwatches right now, especially if you're looking for the best bang for your buck.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 12:00:20 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-watch-6-cases-screen-protectors/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel 6a cases in 2023]]> With the Pixel 8 line already here, it's easy to forget about the Pixel 6a. However, it's precisely because it's a generation or so old that the Pixel 6a qualifies for our best budget-friendly Android phones and has aged particularly well, securing it the top spot - even above the more recent Pixel 7a. The Google Pixel 6a was a great phone at launch, lauded for its feature set, performance, and built quality, and it remains one of the best for budget-conscious consumers.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 11:30:20 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-pixel-6a-cases/
<![CDATA[Google reveals how the Pixel Watch 2 uses AI to bolster heart rate tracking]]> AI or artificial intelligence is at the heart of almost every new piece of technology coming our way, including the ones developed by tech juggernaut Google. Although the company was beaten in the AI chatbot race by OpenAI's ChatGPT last year, it's no secret that Google's work with AI and machine learning (ML) has been ongoing for a few years now. The brand's recently launched Pixel 8 series also leans heavily on AI elements, including on the 8 Pro's much-hyped camera system. Google is now detailing how AI and ML feature on the recently launched Pixel Watch 2, specifically in terms of heart rate tracking.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 10:58:10 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-watch-2-ai-algorithms-heart-rate-tracking/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel Watch bands in 2023]]> It's undeniable: the Pixel Watch is one of the best Android smartwatches currently available in what is a fairly competitive market. Aside from being one of the most stylish and premium-looking smartwatches, it also packs some serious hardware, all backed by Google's best-in-class exclusive watch faces. The single hardware button also gives it a classic, elegant feel that's rare among smartwatches, and while the Pixel Watch may not boast the greatest battery life, it's a remarkable first effort.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 10:31:20 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-pixel-watch-bands/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel 6 Pro cases in 2023]]> Despite a few years removed from its release, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is still a workhorse smartphone that many users rely on daily. The phone is still a great option as a new purchase too, and if you're contemplating adding a Pixel 6 Pro to your collection of electronics, it remains a quality smartphone that can be found at steep discounts. Perhaps most importantly, the Pixel 6 Pro still takes excellent pictures, competing surprisingly well against its successors.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 10:16:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-pixel-6-pro-cases/
<![CDATA[Samsung's Galaxy Watches could get a glow-up with Micro LED displays]]> OLED has been the go-to display tech for high-end TVs, smartphones, and even your beloved Android smartwatches like the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series. But it seems like a superior technology is rising in the display world—Micro LED, which brings some serious upgrades over OLED, especially for wearables. And Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Watches could embrace this cutting-edge technology.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 07:12:48 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-micro-led-displays-for-galaxy-watches/
<![CDATA[Buy Samsung’s newest earbuds and get a gift card you can use towards Black Friday]]> Earlier this month Samsung officially announced the new Galaxy Buds FE, and if you're in the market for cheap true wireless earbuds, they should at least be on your radar. True to the FE, or "Fan Edition," moniker, the new buds strike a nice balance of design, features, and affordability. For just $100 you get ANC, touch controls, support for SmartThings Find, and up to 9 hours of battery life. Plus, if you buy today you get a free $10 Amazon gift card.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 23:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-buds-fe-amazon-deal/
<![CDATA[5 things we'd change about the Pixel Watch 2]]> Google's Pixel Watch 2 is one of our favorite Wear OS watches. It's not much different from the first generation, but it's got a uniquely Google look, and with more reliable battery life than the original, the second-gen Pixel Watch is easier to recommend to more people. But there are still things we'd change about Google's newest watch if we could. Here are five things about the Pixel Watch 2 we hope Google fixes in its next smartwatch.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 21:19:33 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/things-change-about-google-pixel-watch-2/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic cases in 2023]]> Samsung's smartwatches have always been feature-loaded gadgets, and the latest Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is no exception. Hands down among the best Android smartwatches currently available in the market, it comes with multiple health sensors and connectivity options. It has even brought back the iconic rotating bezel that makes navigating Wear OS 4 a walk in the park.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 20:00:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-watch-6-classic-cases/
<![CDATA[Best OnePlus Open earbuds in 2023]]> The OnePlus Open is finally official, and it's an awesome flagship-grade device with matching specs and price. The foldable book-style phone is positioned as a clear rival to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Pixel Fold. As such, you'd want to pair it with the best accessories, right down to your wireless earbuds.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 18:00:41 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-oneplus-open-earbuds/
<![CDATA[Get a lot more for a lot less with this extremely limited-time Ring doorbell bundle deal]]> One of the best types of deals is the bundle deal, especially when it comes to smart home devices. The idea is that the more devices you have, the better your smart home experience generally is, so anytime you can get two or more devices in a single discounted purchase, you should jump on it. That's the case with this limited-time Amazon Ring bundle. It includes both the all-new Ring Battery Doorbell Plus and the Ring Chime Pro, and for today only, the package is $60 off.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 17:46:37 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/ring-video-doorbell-chime-pro-deal/
<![CDATA[Wear OS gets Google Assistant tile for quick commands and shortcuts]]> The Google Pixel Watch 2 just released earlier this month, and while it's not a radical departure from the design principles of the first Pixel Watch, it completely refined itself under the hood, making for a much more rounded — pun certainly intended — experience with the sequel. Not only has Google beefed up things like its processor, but it's also taken a much deeper dive into software functionality with the launch of Wear OS 4 (which has also come to the original Pixel Watch). As part of its deep dive, the company had been developing a new tile for Google Assistant since earlier this year to make accessing shortcuts easy and non-verbal. Google decided to release the tile to Wear OS in public builds within the past few days.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 17:28:44 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/wear-os-google-assistant-tile/
<![CDATA[Best Google Pixel 7a cases in 2023]]> Google's A-series phones are in the midst of an identity crisis, with the Google Pixel 7a muddying the balance between the mainline Pixel flagships and the budget options. However, despite the price hike and diminished battery life, the 7a is still a somewhat beloved entry among other budget Android phones. And what do you do with something you love? You protect it at all costs. In the case of the Google Pixel 7a, that cost is the price of a durable and functional case.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 14:00:46 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-google-pixel-7a-cases/
<![CDATA[How to pair your Samsung Galaxy Buds on Windows and macOS]]> Samsung makes some of the best wireless earbuds with excellent sound, seamless integration with Galaxy devices, and a feature-rich companion app to customize the sound experience. Samsung's Galaxy earbuds lineup is compatible with all your Bluetooth gadgets, including Android phones, iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Windows computers.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 13:01:44 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/connect-samsung-earbuds-windows-macos-computer/
<![CDATA[Are the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE waterproof?]]> Samsung's newest entry into their earbuds lineup — the Galaxy Buds FE (Fan Edition) — is meant to be much more affordable than the flagship Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, but with that affordability comes some sacrifice. One of the areas Samsung has cut back on these new buds is when it comes to water resistance, as the Galaxy Buds FE only packs an IPX2 rating, which is relatively weak compared to the IPX7 rating that the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 12:01:33 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/are-the-samsung-galaxy-buds-fe-waterproof/
<![CDATA[Best GPS trackers for kids in 2023]]> Whether your kids are the light of your life or the rambunctious monsters you tolerate because of shared DNA, you're legally obligated to keep track of them. You could always accept a helping hand by putting something in your own kid's hands by way of the best GPS trackers available, which can help you keep tabs on them at all times (some of which even give you a sense of what exactly they're doing).

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 11:30:31 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-gps-trackers-for-kids/
<![CDATA[How to cancel your Fitbit Premium subscription]]> Google-owned Fitbit still sells great standalone fitness trackers, but the Google Pixel Watch was the first Wear OS smartwatch to hit the market with Fitbit integration built in. And now the recently launched Google Pixel Watch 2 follows suit. The watch also comes with a six-month trial of Fitbit Premium, a paid offering that unlocks additional content and functionality. If you're a Fitbit fanatic, you might want to keep that subscription active, but the $10 monthly fee might be steep for some people. Here's how to cancel Fitbit Premium.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 11:00:28 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-cancel-fitbit-premium-google-pixel-watch/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy S23 screen protectors in 2023]]> Making the switch to a new smartphone is exciting. You get to tinker with new features, feel less like you’re using yesteryear’s hardware, and shop for new accessories. With a device like the Samsung Galaxy S23, you have in the palm of your hand a thing of power and beauty, complete with an unwavering Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and a brilliant 6.1-inch AMOLED display. These specs along with a meaty battery and the One UI operating system come together to create a fantastic user experience.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 10:31:35 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-s23-screen-protectors/
<![CDATA[The difference between Google TV and Android TV]]> There's little doubt about Google's impact on the tech world. It owns the most popular search engine in the world. Google has released a series of successful smartphones, smartwatches, and smart home devices. Its proprietary Android version also powers most non-Apple phones. Similarly, Google's influence has seeped into home entertainment systems with Google TV, which was released in September 2020. Meanwhile, Google's other operating system, Android TV, has been powering smart TVs and the best streaming devices for nearly a decade, since 2014. This begs the logical question: what's the difference between the two?

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 10:00:37 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/whats-the-difference-between-google-tv-and-android-tv/
<![CDATA[How to manage content on your Amazon Kindle e-reader or Fire HD tablet]]> It's been almost fifteen years since Amazon made the e-reader popular by releasing the Kindle, and in that time, many of us have built up an extensive collection of Kindle books. Managing your top Amazon Kindle devices and all that content can be tricky when using the Kindle app for Android, so Amazon provides a web page that lets you quickly delete, send, download, or return e-books.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2023 08:00:44 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-manage-amazon-kindle-devices-and-content/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ cases in 2023]]> Coming with modestly upgraded innards, including an LCD screen in place of the AMOLED display, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ is an S Pen-slinging tablet with a more scaled-back feature set than the Galaxy Tab S9+. However, make no mistake, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ is still built to outperform most of its peers, even with a slightly tempered engine compared to its more powerful counterpart. Bottom line: the Fan Edition S9+ strikes the perfect performance sweet spot, especially if your budget influences that spot.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 20:30:34 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-tab-s9-fe-cases/
<![CDATA[Google Play services update enables seamless Wear OS 4 watch transfers]]> If you’re a dedicated smartwatch user, you already know the hassle that can come with connecting one of these devices to your phone. In order for the wearable to sync and function properly, however, this connection is critical. Yet even the best Android smartwatches require you to fully reset the device if you want to transfer it between phones. Now, Google is making this process easier for owners of Wear OS 4 devices — a new system update bypasses the need to reset and start from scratch.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 20:17:33 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-play-services-update-wear-os-4-watch-transfers-phones/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic screen protectors in 2023]]> Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 6 Classic sports a slimmer rotating bezel and a larger display than Samsung's older Classic-style watches. This outer styling suggests the DNA of a traditional timepiece, but there are plenty of smarts concealed below the sapphire glass crystal screen.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 20:01:34 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-watch-6-classic-screen-protectors/
<![CDATA[Give the gift of power with this $20 deal on a 3-pack of Anker USB-C chargers]]> We're big fans of Anker's chargers here at AP. The Anker 511 is the current 'best overall' pick in our roundup of the best Samsung Galaxy S23 PPS chargers, and the Anker 313 made our list of the best 45W chargers. So of course when we saw this deal, we had to share it. Amazon has a 3-pack—that's right, you get three of them—of Anker's 20W cube USB-C chargers on sale for just $19.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 19:20:32 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/get-not-one-not-two-but-three-anker-20w-usb-c/
<![CDATA[Best fitness trackers for sleep in 2023]]> Sleep tracking isn't what it used to be, and that's a good thing. Most can agree that restful slumber does a mind and body good, but apart from how you feel, how do you know how good your time knocked out actually was?

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 18:00:32 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-fitness-trackers-sleep/
<![CDATA[Is the Google Pixel Watch 2 a good fitness tracker?]]> The Google Pixel Watch 2 is one of two fully fledged smartwatches to feature Fitbit integration. With a name like Fitbit behind its health tracking, you'd be right to expect the Pixel Watch 2 to be a capable fitness tracker in its own right — and generally speaking, it is. Serious athletes might want something a little more purpose-built, but the Pixel Watch 2 does track exercise, sleep, stress, and more. With considerably improved battery life compared to the original Pixel Watch, the second-gen model is a good fitness tracker for most people.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 17:08:31 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-watch-2-good-fitness-tracker/
<![CDATA[How to pair your Google Pixel Watch with your Android phone]]> It took years of waiting, but Google finally released its own smartwatch in the fall of 2022. Google's first Pixel Watch quickly rose among the ranks of other wearables to become one of the best smartwatches you can buy. The first one was sleek. Its compact design and innovative band mechanism impressed us, even though there was plenty of room for improvement, which was fixed in the Pixel Watch 2.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 16:01:31 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-pair-google-pixel-watch-android-phone/
<![CDATA[JLab JBuds Mini review: Big battery life in a tiny package]]> When I use the Jbuds Mini, I’m reminded of a scene from the movie Moneyball. A recently acquired player learns that, unlike other teams around the league, the Oakland A’s make players pay for soda in the locker room. When he asks management about it, he’s informed that the team likes to keep the money on the field — giving them the best chance to win.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 15:00:33 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/jlab-jbuds-mini-review/
<![CDATA[Best Galaxy Watch 6 deals: price drops, trade-in offers, and bundle discounts]]> With the holiday shopping season underway, we'll start seeing the best Galaxy Watch 6 deals arrive to help shoppers snag Samsung's latest wearable at a good price. Offering some of the best smartwatches available, both the Galaxy Watch 6 and its premium counterpart, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, are top choices for Samsung fans and Android users alike, and finding the Galaxy Watch 6 on sale can make the purchase all the more worthwhile.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 14:38:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-watch-6-deals/
<![CDATA[Best Chromebook docks and docking stations in 2023]]> Modern laptops, including the best Chromebooks on the market, are highly capable machines for both work and play. While Chromebooks are workhorses, sometimes you may find yourself needing additional ports and connectivity options to truly harness their full potential.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 13:00:38 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-chromebook-docks-and-docking-stations/
<![CDATA[Amazon’s inability to monetize Alexa is the biggest problem no one’s talking about]]> In many ways, the 2014 launch of Amazon Alexa smart assistant was like the launch of ChatGPT eight years later. Both were marvels of machine learning that fundamentally changed the way we framed our interactions with technology. Both had rendered fact from what had previously been science fiction and techno-fantasy, and both inspired millions of people to ask them meaningless questions to experience the novelty of "talking" to a machine. But whereas ChatGPT is on track to make its parent company, OpenAI, $1 billion this year, Alexa is reported to have cost Amazon upwards of $10 billion in the same time frame. To get an idea of why, we will have to get into the weeds a little.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 13:00:37 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-alexa-was-always-useless/
<![CDATA[Best Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra screen protectors in 2023]]> The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra is one of Samsung’s most capable tablets, with an enormous display, powerful processor, and top specs across the board.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 10:30:32 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-s9-ultra-screen-protectors/
<![CDATA[The original Google Pixel Watch’s big Wear OS 4 update is here]]> The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series launched running Wear OS 4. A month later, in September 2023, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 lineup were updated to the latest Wear OS release. Then, in early October, the Pixel Watch 2 debuted with Wear OS 4. Surprisingly, the company did not mention anything about the original Pixel Watch's update at the event, with support documents revealing it would arrive later this year. Thankfully, Google is not making Pixel Watch owners wait too long and has commenced its Wear OS 4 rollout.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 08:05:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/original-google-pixel-watch-big-wear-os-4-update-here/
<![CDATA[You can now replace your broken or lost Pixel Buds Pro charging case]]> The Google Pixel Buds Pro is comfortably among the best wireless earbuds in the industry despite launching roughly a year and a half ago. These earbuds were refreshed with a couple of new colors during the Made for Google event earlier this month, albeit with no internal upgrades on board. Google has now started offering replacement charging cases for the Pixel Buds Pro through its online store, though it requires navigating through a couple of support pages.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 07:49:52 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-replacement-pixel-buds-pro-charging-cases/
<![CDATA[This is the best deal we’ve seen on our favorite smartwatch of the year]]> With the recently launched Pixel Watch 2, the Wear OS smartwatch competition is hotter than ever, but for our money, Samsung's Galaxy Watch line is still leading the pack. The Watch 6 Classic is the current 'best overall' pick in our roundup of the best Android smartwatches, and the base model Watch 6 is our pick for 'best value.' Today, that value gets even better with a $40 discount from Amazon.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2023 23:30:30 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-watch-6-deal/