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Android 7.0 Nougat Review
In honor of the Nougat launch, here's 14,000 words about it. 
Big smartphones are everywhere, and Nougat's new features make them more useful.
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The benefit of Dev Previews.. we get a full review on the release day :D
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If the new Nexuses and the HTC A9 are more-or-less sharing a front design, this video is a good bezel comparison. Imagine the white phone (the HTC A9) as the new 5-inch Nexus versus the Nexus 5X. Again, it's only the front and a few components are moved around, but it looks like the bezel-to-screen ratio is very close.
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+Meelis Väljamäe totally agree I carry the 5X now too. I miss the size of the nexus 5 and g2. Everyone forgets the g2 had a 5.2 inch screen and the physical size of that phone was a hair bigger than the screen. Idk why 2013 was the year to make the smallest bezzel on phones.
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After a big song and dance about Motorola's update policy it looks like the real answer is what I originally reported: No monthly security updates.
Motorola says it is "more efficient" to bundle security updates into fewer releases.
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Product law says you must up keep the product line old and new products and that includes software and hardware updates.
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Google Maps on the NYC Subway: what the heck is this green text with a sideways Wi-Fi (?) symbol next to it?

My wild guess is that this is some kind of beacon tech? I've never seen it before though...
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+Ron Amadeo That post is from a year ago. The feature got an update that added the symbol, it seems. 
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Why not have two Recent Apps buttons in split screen?

So here's an idea: Right now in split screen mode, the Recent Apps button only works for one half of the screen—the bottom in portrait and the right in landscape, which is pretty lame. Why not switch to two Recent Apps buttons in split screen mode—one for each half of the screen?

Have "Left / Right" and "Top / Bottom" pairs for the Recent Apps button. That system bar is made of pixels for a reason, take advantage of it! Here's a quick mockup:
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Remix OS has this already. 
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THE GOOGLE PHONE doesn't add up
Can I just say that the difference between building your own phone from scratch vs co-designing one with an OEM is probably very small, with the big difference being that a from-scratch build will piss off a lot of OEMs?

Like would anyone significantly complain about a Nexus device based on the HTC 10? That hardware is fine. It's the software that matters, and Google already has full control over that with the Nexus program. So what exactly would it be gaining here?

Also this would mean Google is going to release THREE phones in the next six months?!
Rumors say Google wants to build hardware from scratch, but what will that accomplish?
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Maybe they aren't selling as many Nexus phones as they think they should be. If they open back up to the carriers with a G branded phone I do believe they would sell more pure phones. That being said, I agree that it doesn't make sense to offer both unless they are distinctly different. Guess we'll find out soon enough what they are thinking.
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Speculative 2016 Nexus photoshopping: White phone = modded HTC A9 (possible 5-inch 2016 Nexus front as evidenced by this https://plus.google.com/+RonAmadeo/posts/EGjKs6rDZNU) black phone = Nexus 5X.

This is just for fun. Don't freak out too much. =)
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Why this big button bezel with nothing to fill! According to this photo, the device will be the size of 5X but comes with smaller size of screen ?'
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The bottom Nexus bezel is so big because it's a recycled design that used to house a fingerprint reader.

Edit: Hello internet. I've got more fun speculative Nexus photoshopping here: https://plus.google.com/+RonAmadeo/posts/jUsBLW8hou1
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+Scott Miller​ The N4 was based on the Optimus G. The N5 was based on the G2.

Edit: hrm, seems quite a few people have already pointed this out. Lol. :)
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Get your dongles ready! Here's my Moto Z review.

I miss the Google Motorola.
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I miss the old Moto, straight from the Go(oogle) Moto
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A Google Maps Google Map
Google and LinkedIn swapped some real estate, moving LinkedIn across town and giving Google space to expand. The string of street addresses in the original report weren't particularly enlightening for me, though. So I mapped it all out.
LinkedIn gets Google buildings across town, Google gets more contiguous land.
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I love my HTC Vive. It's an awesome device, but don't read too much into the branding. It's awesome because of Valve, not HTC.
HTC gets all the branding credit, but Valve is the driving force behind the Vive.
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lol its how murch?
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Nest is all hype
Wrote a bit about Nest now that Fadell is out. The company has always moved at a glacial pace (I say this as a Nest customer), which was fine when it was a startup, but at Alphabet it's a consumer tech company that gets totally outclassed by Google.

Fadell try to build an Apple-like company where he was Steve Jobs—the person at the center of everything. With him gone, is there anything left to salvage?

We've already heard about people leaving due to the working conditions, so it doesn't sound like there's a huge base of awesome engineers there. What exactly would Google be saving?

Sales have been below expectations, too. And it seems Google has given up waiting and is making its own smart home devices now (OnHub, Google Home). I think the right move is to sell Nest.
Nest quadrupled its employees, launched no new products, and caused constant bad PR.
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