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So this is Doze in action. After sitting unplugged for a night, the Nexus 5 on Android M reports 14 days of remaining battery life. It's on WiFi, so maybe it'd be a little less on mobile data, but this is still nice. 
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The I/O keynote is about to happen. I'll see you on the other side, unless it finally kills me this year. 
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So I posted this today, and as I expected, there are a lot of comments saying that the rumored update time frames aren't good enough (2 years OS, 3 years security). I don't necessarily disagree with that. It would be nice if Google could keep a device up to date for even longer, but it's probably not feasible. 

Here's the thing--you can't please everyone when it comes to updates. For everyone who's pissed they aren't getting an OS update, there's someone else who's upset that an OTA changed something or made their device less reliable. Major updates are a double-edged sword with older hardware. If you can't do them just right, it's best not to do them at all. 
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+Jeff McIntire Exactly. Google should still be setting an example. 3 years is only okay, though.
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Hahahahahahahahahaha. No, really. Is this for serious?
English (German version below) : By starting this petition we strive to convince vendors (Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC, SONY, etc.) to develop new Android powered smartphones with a physical keyboard (QWERTY slider). Customers who are not willing to use touchscreen input methods have no option but to stick with their antiquated devices as in some regions no modern smartphones are released featuring a hardware keyboard. This is inacceptable f...
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OK. Be it. But it shouldn't create a problem of thickness in the device. Agree??
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Hulu: I see you paused this 20 minute TV program for a little bit. Better show you 70 seconds of ads before we start the show again. 

Me: Okay, Hulu. I mean, I feel like that's not entirely fair considering I've watched all the ads up to this point, but whatever. 

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Hulu: And now back to your show.

15 seconds later

Hulu: Time for your regularly scheduled commercial break. 

Me: ಠ_ಠ

Ugh. I feel stupid paying for this. 
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Wait, you still have to see ads when you upgrade to paying subscription? Ugh.
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I believe I've finished construction of my Kerbal Space Program orbital Mun station. It was only for mining before, but I added a manned research arm (on the right). It can still dock up to six vessels at a time, but I'm sure the game would slow to a crawl if I attempted that. 
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And now, here's +The Verge reviewing the old photos app thinking it's the new one. That seems like a pretty big mistake if no one involved with making the video noticed. 
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+Jared Gauthier​ Well, in the new video they are. Guess they couldn't figure out where the blue App Store icon was on Android.
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Android M dev preview up and running on the Nexus 5. 
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+SanThosh K​ mid to late fall. 
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Remember when this wouldn't have been depressingly accurate? 

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We take a break from your regularly scheduled nerd chat for something profoundly upsetting...

I have just now heard about this, and I don't know a ton about these people beyond the zillion kids/conservative activist schtick, but yikes. This is the same dude who is apparently concerned that allowing transwomen to use the restroom of their choice would be dangerous for children. Yeah...

He was 14-15 when he was caught. I looked up how old his sisters were at the time: 12, 10, 9, 8, and 4. Four. Years. Old. I can't even. 
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Finally have an Android Auto review unit for Android Police. I'll do some stuff with it on the site soon, but in the meantime, any one have questions? 

You'll have to excuse the podcast name. It's funny in context. 
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Is it really worth it over just your smartphone on a holder? (Perhaps with a custom car launcher)
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No, Disqus. How about you load right the first fucking time?

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Everytime! BTW Disqus > Livefyre and Facebook comments.
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Freelance tech/science writer and lover of all things electronic. Android expert of sorts. Skeptic. Lover of the em dash and defender of the Oxford comma. I currently write for ExtremeTech, Android Police, Geek.com, Tested.com, and Greenbot.
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