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Kill me now.
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+Ron Amadeo​ thank you 😊
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Pixel C with Nougat
The general message when the Pixel C was released was "just wait until Android N is out!" and many of the complaints about the device would be fixed. Well Nougat is out, so it's time for another look at the Pixel C.

It's still not great. There's a lot of uncommon features here (the landscape orientation, the physical keyboard, being a tablet) that aren't supported well by third-parties or even Google. Third parties can get away with not supporting an uncommon device configurations, but Google can't.

Split screen is a huge Improvement when you're in an app, but the OS doesn't bring much more than that to tablets. My advice to Google is pretty simple: Stop pushing $500 tablets if you are unwilling to make tablet software.
Google throws Pixel C users a bone with split screen, but still neglects tablet basics.
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I think ChromeOS with Play Store and Android Apps would be the better option for a device like Pixel C. I'm not sure however, if Google will provide this update path for the Pixel C .
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Galaxy Note 7 Review

It feels like we're experiencing a shift in the market. When you can get a great phone with high end specs for $400, these $800+ have a much harder time justifying their price tags. Samsung's answer is "lots and lots of extras" that are questionably useful.

Combined with Samsung's decision to send the good 6GB-of-RAM version to China only, it's hard to recommend spending double the price of a OnePlus 3 on the Note 7. It's a fine phone if you have lots and lots of money to spend, but your money will go further with other OEMs.
Samsung's latest offers the best of 2016 technology but with a 2013 price tag.
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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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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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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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Someone stop Samsung from Samsunging
Samsung wants to make the battery icon green but that's AGAINST THE RULES, man. The CDD mandates that your status bar icons be white.

It's pretty easy to see why. Open Hangouts. You now have a green status bar. A green icon with a green background is going to look pretty dumb. 
Samsung versus Google: Can status icons be green? Google's docs say "no."
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+Jesus Barrientos cm has feature to invert colours in such situation lol
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Speculative Pixel launcher photoshop with circle icons and nav bar modeled after +David Ruddock's descriptions.  

I don't hate this.

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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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Extremely detailed review! Thanks for the job +Ron Amadeo
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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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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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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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