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JR Raphael
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Writer. At large. Executive word chef of Android Intelligence. I am not -- I repeat, NOT -- an amphibian.
Writer. At large. Executive word chef of Android Intelligence. I am not -- I repeat, NOT -- an amphibian.

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So....Google's Messenger app for Android is now Messages. Again.

Right.
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I've been doing these Android Upgrade Report Cards for a long time now. This is by far the most dismal one yet.

What's most vexing is the fact that Google gave manufacturers an extra 36 days with the preview software this year. They had more time than ever to prepare.

The result should have been faster upgrade deliveries across the board. But -- well, that isn't exactly how things panned out.

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Attention, my fellow Docs users: a handy little feature I'd never before noticed.

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Hmm. Something about this week's "HTC consolidating its phone lineup" news feels oddly familiar...
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2/17/17
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Surprise! A couple of cool new features may be lurking in your phone's settings this very minute:

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Building a phone is honestly a product of compromise. It's all on tradeoffs and trying to find that sweet spot.

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So you say you have some ideas about the future of Google+...
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Maybe it's time for you to drop a few digital pounds, too?

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Huh. Well, that's certainly a different kind of Google search interface...

(Seems to be an experiment. I vaguely recall hearing about it months ago but hadn't seen it myself up til now. And I only saw it very briefly. It's already gone, and I'm back to the normal, standard setup.)
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Let's all say it together now...

Smartwatch + LTE = Bad User Experience
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