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Spotify launches beta testing program for Android

It's an invitation-only initiative, so sign up now if you want to check out new features before they're released widely.

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HBO Now cut loose from Apple exclusivity, is coming to Chromecast and Android devices

Let the binge watching begin, starting this summer.

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At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.

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Sling TV lands on Android TV with $50 Nexus Player discount

Google's television platform is getting a little more hospitable to people who've ditched cable TV.

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IFTTT launches three Do apps for a clutter-free experience

Do Notes, Do Camera, and Do Button offer one-tap access to your favorite IFTTT recipes.

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Satechi Smart TV Box review: Android-based set-top box does a lot, but doesn't make it easy

It can handle nearly anything your phone can do, but the learning curve is long.

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UbiSpeak combines voice and text messaging in a single app

Developer of the Ubi voice-controlled computer announces a free Android and iOS app that lets you create text messages with your voice.

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Deal alert: HTC offers the Nexus 9 for $199, a 50 percent discount the day after launch

This deal is good for today only as part of HTC's Hot Deals, which occur every Tuesday leading up to Black Friday.

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Google Nexus 9 review: A powerful tablet made for everyone

The Nexus 9 may be geared towards developers, but its big screen, powerful 64-bit processor, and stereo sound are a joy for anyone willing to drop $400.

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Google 'Copresence' could be a cross-platform AirDrop rival

Google may be getting ready to put its Bump acquisition to good use with Copresence, a service for trading files between devices.

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Gmail 5.0 for Android gets a new look, Exchange support

The new version, hitting phones soon, features the new "Material" interface design that Google is pushing

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Motorola re-commits to pure Android under new Lenovo masters

As Motorola ships off from Google, it promises to take some lessons along, while keeping the Moto and Droid lines intact.

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Android Lollipop's new security features will help protect users, but only if they use them

We talked to an expert about whether the new version of Android will help squash the operating system's unsavory reputation.

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Supremely svelte Oppo R5 claims 'world's thinnest smartphone' crown

But a package that tiny requires compromises, as it has paltry storage and no headset jack.