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Well, this is certainly interesting.
 
Keep your connection speed high and your data bill low with Wi-Fi Assistant, a feature that allows you to automatically and securely connect to more than a million, free open Wi-Fi hotspots. Originally a Project Fi exclusive feature, we are now expanding Wi-Fi Assistant to all Nexus users in the United States, Canada, Mexico, UK and Nordic countries. This will roll out to users over the next few weeks. Learn more: http://goo.gl/8I4wcA
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+JR Raphael true indeed!
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Hmm....what do we have here?

https://www.android.com/versions/nougat-7-0
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Wow. 
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Anyone else feeling a bit of déjà vu from this?
Call me crazy, but this latest effort to reshape our mobile chatting habits sure feels familiar.
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Over half a million installs in 4 days. We can't predict how many of those users will stick with Duo. Still, not bad for an app nobody wants to install as there are too many messaging apps.
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Another day, another overblown Android security scare. Who's ready for a reality check?
Another day, another overblown Android security scare. Who's ready for a reality check?
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+Sim Lash I've been a android user for over 6 years. Yes most phones on a OS level is not fully updated however with play services and verify apps 90% are.

All os are vulnerable, no software is 100% exploit free, eventually a vulnerability will be found. The point I'm making which you seem to miss is that Google have put security checks in place to catch these exploits hopefully before it's found or asap after its found.. all Im saying is look Google were told about this exploit, they have patched 3 of them on a os level and all of them on a software level via Google play services/verify apps. Now if a user decides to ignore googles security checks and bypass the verify apps then that's on the user. That is literally all I am saying. Google are doing what they can and users need to use common sense on there behalf too. If they pirate apps or download a app to supposedly make there phone faster and before even installation happens a pop up from verify apps says this is dangerous do not install and the user still installs it then it's not Google's fault. It's like you have seatbelts in cars, it's meant to be used. But if the driver has a accident and never had seatbelt on, they can't then blame the car maker because they decided to not wear the seatbelt. Same thing here , if googles warns you and decide to not listen then it's on you.

Are you saying rooters shouldnt be responsible for what they do their devices or you think OEMs should supports them too no matter how much tinkering they do.
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Since a lot of people are reviewing a giant new Android phone this week, I decided to "review" a tiny old one.

This has actually been a really interesting experiment.
After months of using a Nexus 6P, this writer boldly goes back to the ancient era of 2013 to see what living with a first-gen Moto X feels like today.
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Last phone that still vibrated worth a damn. Starting in 2014 every manufacturer killed vibration motor strength in phones. 
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True story.
A moment of frustration leads to an unlikely epiphany.
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Yes there are solutions as +Carl Draper points out (there are others too) but it is just not seamless. And (in my mind) you should not have to install an app to have your sms backed up - it should be a feature of standard sync.
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Hungry for Nougat? Chew on this -- a detailed FAQ with all the Android 7.0 answers you crave:
Google's Android 7.0 Nougat release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully chewy!) FAQ has everything you need to know.
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Ok thanks ;-)
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Let the games begin...
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Got mine, coming from DP5 on 6P, no Allo though.
Still has a bug when I open App manager and select an app without waiting for it to compute all the app sizes where it crashes out back to settings.
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This has me optimistic -- and cautiously excited...
An experimental new Chrome feature shows us how Google could bring its personalized assistant to the desktop in a way that'd make sense.
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Chrome crashes on my phone too much....
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Why? Just because, that's why.
An attempt to revisit Android's early days presents an interesting challenge.
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Every now and then you need to write something just for fun, I suppose.
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Just a little theory...
A reality check on the latest futuristic fad making its way to mainstream Android devices.
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+Ben Mosey lol you too, anything that doesn't lead to calling names or trolling etc on the internet comment section can only mean a good thing. People can disagree civilly 
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I can BEARly contain my excitement over this afternoon's delivery....

(Oh, yes. I went there.)
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I write about the human side of technology. I'm the executive word-chef of Android Intelligence. I am not -- I repeat, NOT -- an amphibian.
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JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column at Computerworld. He writes humor-infused feature stories for a variety of publications and drinks fruit-infused beverages from a variety of glasses. At night, he sleeps.

In his spare time, JR enjoys flossing, staring blankly, and writing about flossing and staring blankly.

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