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2 days ago

Pixel grabs 10% of the premium smartphone market in India, but there's a long way to go

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The Pixels are off to a great start in India.

The Pixel and Pixel XL made their debut in India on October 26, retailing for ₹57,000 ($830) and ₹67,000 ($975) respectively. The launch was followed by an advertising blitz by Google that saw billboards plastered across major urban centers and commercials on major channels. With a Note 7-sized hole waiting to be filled, Google shipped 33,000 units of the Pixels in the country, catapulting the phone to the third spot in the premium segment (devices over ₹30,000) with a market share of 10%.

That's according to data from market research firm Counterpoint Research, cited by ET Tech:

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2 days ago

This $6 Aukey wall charger lets you charge 3 devices at once

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Let's just get this out of the way: you can never have too many chargers for your gadgets. If you're looking to add another USB wall charger to your collection, now you can grab this solid 3-port charger from Aukey for just $6. All you have to do is use coupon code HN8L8AYI at checkout to score this savings.

Along with giving you one place to juice up three devices at once, this charger also packs a Quick Charge 2.0 port for your gadgets that support it. And if style is your concern, you can choose from either black or white versions. At $6, it's hard to resist splurging a bit of leftover Black Friday cash on this deal. Just remember to use coupon code HN8L8AYI to snag this discount!

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2 days ago

Google Play doing even more to remove fake reviews and ratings

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Fighting dishonest app reviews is a never-ending battle.

Google is constantly taking steps to combat a flood of fake reviews and ratings in the Play Store, and today reminded us of everything it's doing to fix the problem. Building on its previously announced initiative of fighting fraudulent app installs, Google is also now even more confident it can identify and remove fake reviews for apps automatically without the help of developers.

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3 days ago

Holidays bring us a rare discount on Sonos speakers

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Sonos is now offering $30 off all of its current products, making the amazing speakers and soundbars a bit more affordable. Whether you are looking to build up your existing system, or start a new one for the first time, you won't want to miss out on this deal. From the smaller Play:1 all the way to the Soundbar and Sub, you can save on each and every item that the company sells.

The savings are valid through the end of the year, or while supplies last. Don't take the chance though, and make sure that you get your order in sooner than later. Which speaker will you be picking up? Let us know!

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3 days ago

Honor 8 community review: Simply the best small phone right now

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What do three Android Central community members think of the Honor 8? Here it is, in their own words!

The Honor 8 is a great phone. We've previewed it and reviewed it; we've spent time with its camera and evaluated it against other phones in its price category.

But we use a lot of phones, and that often leads to a slightly different take on what's important to the average phone user. So we decided to pass along a few Honor 8s to dedicated Android Central Forum members, people who have experience with devices but could offer a fresh perspective on a popular handset. With the Honor 8 reduced to under $300 in some cases for the holiday, let's take a look at what forum members Sam (lumivalo), Joice (libra89), and Dan (dpham00) thought of the phone.

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3 days ago

You can now play classic games like Pac-Man inside Facebook Messenger

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Get your game on with Facebook Messenger.

Facebook has been steadily adding app support to its Messenger app for a few years now, and today the social media company announced it's adding Instant Games as a new feature within the popular Messenger app. Rolling out to 30 countries starting today, the update adds a new game controller icon to the chat window, which allows anyone to challenge their friends — individually or in a group chat — to play one of 17 games currently available to play right in the app.

This move makes absolute sense when you consider the popularity of Basketball and Soccer — the latter being a wildly successful easter egg to celebrate March Madness 2016, which led to an incredible 1.2 billion games of hoop played across the Facebook community since it launched last spring.

Now, instead of having to scroll through all the Facebook emojis looking for the next hidden game, Facebook has brought gaming on Messenger to the foreground, adding a controller icon to the attachments panel in the chat window. So far, the games run the gamut from arcade classics, word games, to competitive puzzlers. Facebook Messenger will keep track of everyone's top scores, so you'll always know where you rank compared to your friends.

When you get the update, you'll be able to choose from the following launch titles:

  • Pac-Man
  • Galaga
  • Arkanoid
  • Space Invaders
  • Track & Field 100M
  • Shuffle Cats
  • Words With Friends: Frenzy
  • Hex
  • Everwing
  • Endless Lake
  • Templar 2048
  • The Tribez: Puzzle Rush
  • 2020 Connect
  • Puzzle Bobble
  • Zookeeper
  • Brick Pop
  • Wordalot Express

Expect Facebook to continue to add to this list as time goes on, with ads for Messenger games popping up in your Facebook News Feed.

Let us know if you've received the update, and what your favorite games are in the comments below!

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3 days ago

Best Chromebook

Dell Chromebook 13

The Dell Chromebook 13 is the best Chromebook you can buy today.

Best overall

Dell Chromebook 13

Dell Chromebook 13

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I can just come right out and say it — Dell has made the best non-Pixel Chromebook to date with the new Chromebook 13. This 13.3-inch Chromebook has a great metal build coated in durable soft touch material, along with a great backlit keyboard and a big glass-covered trackpad.

The bottom line: For anyone who wants to use a Chromebook on a regular basis, and values getting extra performance and hardware quality at an added price, Dell has made the Chromebook for you.

Why the Dell Chromebook 13 is the best

Dell has made the Chromebook for you.

The display on the Dell Chromebook 13 is a 1920x1080 IPS panel that looks great in the non-touch matte version, but there are also models with a Gorilla Glass-covered touchscreen of the same resolution.

At its lowest configuration — starting at $429 — you'll be getting a new Intel Celeron processor that's plenty capable when paired with 4GB of RAM, but if you have a specific reason for higher specs Dell will oblige and sell you one of a few different higher configurations. You can add a touch screen, up to 8GB of RAM and a Core i3 processor, all of which together add $200 more to the MSRP — but it could be worth it if you're looking for something higher end that doesn't say "Pixel" on it.

The Chromebook 13 offers fantastic battery life, is built super well and really checks all of the boxes aside from being a bit heavy at 3.23 pounds. If you're okay spending a little extra money to get something better than your standard cheap plastic Chromebook, this is the model to get — just make sure you choose the right configuration that works for your needs and budget.

The real question is which Chromebook 13 model you should choose. Dell doesn't have complete build-to-order configuration here but does offer plenty of different models, and I recommend you consider one of the first three. At minimum you'll want the Celeron model with 4GB of RAM, and optionally you could go for a higher model with a Core i3, 32GB of storage and a touchscreen for $629. Anything above that and it starts to be less of a great value, so be sure to weigh the features against the price before you buy.

Best on a budget

ASUS Chromebook Flip (C100)

ASUS Chromebook Flip

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The ASUS Chromebook Flip was rather unassuming and a little confusing when it was first unveiled, but has turned into a mini revelation. This little laptop with its 10.1-inch display and folding design that turns it into a pseudo-tablet is the go-to choice for anyone that wants a good, inexpensive and hyper-portable Chromebook.

For less than $300 you're getting a 1080p touch screen, a metal build, great battery life and solid performance out of a MediaTek processor and 2 or 4GB of RAM (do choose 4GB if possible). It's one of the first Chromebooks to receive initial Google Play Android app support, showing Google's confidence in this little device. On a budget and looking for a great Chromebook, you can't do much better than this.

Bottom line: The Chromebook Flip is also one of the first models slated to pick up Android app compatibility through the Google Play Store, which could tip the scales a bit for folks looking to be ready for the new feature addition.

Best for the future

Acer Chromebook R13

Acer Chromebook R13

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The Acer Chromebook R13 is the new mid-range offering from the company. The R13 represents the future of Chromebooks, carrying on from the ASUS Chromebook Flip. It has a 1080p IPS touch screen for interaction with Android apps, can fold back into various modes for an all-touch experience, and charges using the new USB-C standard rather than an older connector.

Beyond that, the Chromebook R13 offers a lot for its higher-than-average price. It has a solid metal build and nice-looking screen, with a solid (but quite standard) keyboard and trackpad. It isn't particularly light, but that's partially because of its large battery. The only real concern here is performance and configurability, as you're getting a MediaTek ARM processor and can only choose to get 16, 32 or 64GB of storage — there's no choice to get a higher-end processor or more RAM.

Bottom line: If you're happy with the base configuration and don't need something that's hyper-portable, this is going to be a great all-around choice to experience the future of Chrome OS.

Best to configure

HP Chromebook 13 G1

HP Chromebook 13 G1

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The HP Chromebook 13 G1 is nominally designed for the enterprise, but that's why it offers so much for a Chromebook enthusiast. No matter what model you get you're going to be using a full-metal laptop that comes in under three pounds, a crazy 3200x1800 touch screen, a backlit keyboard, and it charges up over USB-C (there's an additional USB-C port as well).

But here's the thing: you don't have to settle for the base model at $499. If you want more, you can have more — you can configure the Chromebook 13 G1 with up to 16GB of RAM and a top-end Intel Core m7 processor if you really need more performance.

The downside? Price. The base model at $499 is pretty good, but the whole idea behind getting the Chromebook 13 G1, for some people, is the configuration — and if you spec it up, this laptop will push over $1000. That's a lot of money to spend on a Chromebook, even when it's as nice as the HP is. The spec bumps when you configure it just lead to seemingly disproportionate increases in price.

Bottom line: If you have the money to spend, you're getting a great Chromebook here — but value-conscious buyers can choose better.

Conclusion

There's a Chromebook to satisfy most any need that you may have. Whether you're buying for yourself, as a gift, or giving guidance to someone else for their own purchase, be sure to start here before making a buying decision. For most people, though, most of the time, Dell Chromebook 13 is the overall best bet.

Best overall

Dell Chromebook 13

Dell Chromebook 13

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I can just come right out and say it — Dell has made the best non-Pixel Chromebook to date with the new Chromebook 13. This 13.3-inch Chromebook has a great metal build coated in durable soft touch material, along with a great backlit keyboard and a big glass-covered trackpad.

The bottom line: For anyone who wants to use a Chromebook on a regular basis, and values getting extra performance and hardware quality at an added price, Dell has made the Chromebook for you.

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3 days ago

The 10 Best Horror Games for VR

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You either love them or hate them, but one thing has become apparent: horror games in VR are an entirely new experience. Shutting out the real world, including your desk, monitor, lights, and family members, and being injected straight into a horrifying world is quite a thrill. We've rounded up the best VR horror games available right now that will scare you real good.

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3 days ago

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the best gifts for the best people in your life? We can help! We've spent the year testing a lot of great (and some not-so-great) products to figuring out our absolute favorite tech of 2016. And we've brought it all here, together, in one easy wish list, just for you!

Google Pixel

The Google Pixel is the best Android Phone you can buy today. Whether it's the straight-from-Google Android software, top-notch performance or best-in-class camera, the Pixel — in either size — does it all. Buy unlocked from Google or from Verizon.

from $649 Buy Now

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

With the Note 7 out of the picture, the Galaxy S7 edge is Samsung's top-end offering. It gives you gorgeous hardware, a great camera, long battery life and piles of features you can't find anywhere else.

$769 Buy Now

OnePlus 3T

The OnePlus 3T gives you almost everything you expect in a flagship phone, but does it at a dramatically lower price. You get all of the top-end specs, great features and slick software for just $439 — that's a fantastic combination.

$439 Buy Now

Moto Z Play

The cheapest of the Moto Z line is no slouch, with a big, vibrant screen, ample performance and support for Motorola's excellent Moto Mods line. But the real selling feature for this $450 phone is its two-day battery life!

$450 Buy Now

Pixel C

A tablet that covers every need. The Pixel C does everything you would want a tablet to do. YouTube or anything else on the web is great on the gorgeous screen, and all the apps you love work well, especially on Android Nougat.

$499 Buy Now

Lenovo Yoga Book

An innovative take on the traditional Android tablet, its incredibly versatile hinge allows for its rear touch panel to double as a keyboard or a pen-friendly writing surface, while Lenovo's software makes Android feel more like a desktop OS.

$499 Buy Now

ASUS Chromebook Flip

One of the best Android tablets is actually this small ASUS Chromebook convertible. The same apps that run on a proper tablet run very well on the Chromebook Flip, and the laptop-grade internals have more than enough power to run multiple things at once, each in their own window.

$259 Buy Now

Chromecast Audio

Plug it into any pair of speakers on an audio receiver and you can cast your music from most any source using your phone, Chromebook or any computer using the Chrome browser. The Chromecast Audio is easy to use and sounds great.

$35 Buy Now

UE Boom 2

A tough and compact Bluetooth speaker that's even waterproof. The UE Boom 2 also has excellent battery life and delivers incredible sound. You can also pair two of them together to fill an entire room with music.

$155 Buy Now

Sonos Play:1

Sonos products deliver premium sound and are easy to set up. The Sonos Play:1 is no exception. Use it by itself or with a bridge as part of a whole-house audio system and you'll love how great it sounds and how easy it is to get started.

$199 Buy Now

Ricoh Theta S

The Ricoh Theta S is not only a delightful device, it's also a great introduction into 360-degree content-making. The Theta S is compact, stylish, easy to use, and it produces some worthy panoramic photo and video you can share across social media.

$346 Buy Now

Moto Z Hasselblad Moto Mod

The Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod snaps on to the back of any Moto Z, Z Play, or Z Force and turns either of those devices into a point-and-shoot camera with 10x optical zoom. It's extremely useful if you're into shooting landscape shots with your smartphone.

$300 Buy Now

ROCK LED Selfie Light

Selfie takers, don't let nightfall stop you from your front-facing camera game. The ROCK LED ring light slides on to any Android phone of any size so that you don't have to buy a particular case to tack on extra lighting. Best of all, the ring light is adjustable so that you're not blasting your face with LEDs.

$20 Buy Now

Aukey Ora Lenses

With an Aukey Ora Lens, you can tack on a 140-degree wide-angle lens or a 10X macro lens. it's the easiest, cheapest way to get a little more out of your smartphone photography. It's also universal, so you can hold on to it until your next phone purchase!

$25 Buy Now

Chromecast Ultra

If using with a TV that has a 4K display or can playback HDR content and want to stream media at UHD, the Chromecast Ultra is for you.

$70 Buy Now

Roku Premiere+

The Roku Premiere+ is compatible with 4K televisions and includes a lot of really awesome features, such as an included Wi-Fi remote control with a headphone jack, so you can watch your favorite shows without disturbing anyone else in the room.

$99 Buy Now

Xiaomi Mi Box

The Xiaomi Mi Box is the best Android TV box you can buy right now, which gives you access to a great Google ecosystem experience on your TV. It's also got plenty of power to play the Android games adapted for the big screen.

$69Buy Now

Google Home

For a Google/Android fan, Google Home is a no-brainer. It's got all the makings of Alexa, in the proper ecosystem, with the full force of Google behind it.

$120 Buy Now

Amazon Echo Dot

A smaller Echo, the Dot is easy to set up around the house — and because they're significantly cheaper, you can get a few and pepper them around the house. A great gift, in packs of one, or six!

$49 Buy Now

Philips Hue Starter Kit

Philips is the leader in connected light bulbs for a good reason: everything just works. The Android app is great, and lets you control the lights from anywhere, and the Starter Kit is affordable enough to be a great gift.

$179 Buy Now

Nest Outdoor Cam

The best way to keep tabs on what's going on outside your house, the Nest Outdoor Cam not only captures great video, but Nest's improved Nest Aware feature makes it super easy to scroll through the last few hours to see what's interesting going on outside.

$186 Buy Now

Huawei Watch

If you want all of Android Wear with some style, you want a Huawei Watch. It looks nice, performs well, and comes in Stainless Steel, Black Stainless Steel, Gold, and Rose Gold.

$246 Buy Now

Moto 360 (2015)

This is a great watch, but the killer feature is personalization. There is no other experience like MotoMaker for building a smartwatch based on your personal look and feel.

From $349 Buy Now

Pebble 2

The latest in watches that don't offer a ton of flash and color, but offer battery life for days and a solid fitness feature set and great notification handling. Pebble's upgrades here are significant, and proof that you don't need a chrome bezel to make a watch great.

$130 Buy Now

Samsung Gear S3

Samsung's new smartwatch comes in two distinct styles, offering longer battery life, new software features and a distinctive rotating bezel. There isn't deep app integration like on Android Wear, but as a notification mirror and standalone device the Gear S3 is great.

$350 Buy Now

DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Take to the skies with the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. Sure this isn't the latest and greatest professional drone from DJI, the Phantom 4, but it's still a fantastic, fun option that lets you control the camera and record HD video to your phone — all for well under $1000.

$698 Buy Now

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

Bring BB-8 home with this super cool rolling drone that you can control with your phone. It's the perfect gift for the Star Wars fans in your life.

$130 Buy Now

Acer Chromebook R13

The Acer Chromebook R13 is the best $399 computer you can buy. It's well-built, has a great screen and can run over 1 million Android apps on top of all the things Chrome can do. When you want to step up from an entry-level laptop but don't want to break the bank, the Acer Chromebook R13 is where you should look first.

$399 Buy Now

Dell Chromebook 13

The Dell Chromebook 13 is the best premium pick when it comes to Chromebooks. It's not cheap — configurations start at over $450 — but it's rugged and beautiful. You also get the same hardware as a high-end Windows Laptop at that price. The Dell Chromebook 13 is the Chromebook for folks who use a Chromebook as their main computing platform and want the best.

$450 Buy Now

ASUS Chromebook Flip

Ultra-protable, the ASUS Chromebook Flip is a great convertible for students or anyone else who is on the move every day. This 10-inch Chromebook is speedy and inexpensive, and support for Google Play make it one of the best Android tablets you can buy, too.

$259 Buy Now

Aukey 16000 mAh Power Bank

This beastly powerbank will should get you at least three full recharges, even on the most demanding high-end Android phones. Meanwhile, support for both regular 5V/2.4A output and Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 via dual-port setup gives you plenty of options for both phones and tablets. And if you get stuck in the dark, there's even an LED torch built in.

$27 Buy Now

Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 QC

This Anker battery pack is one of the most compact 10,000mAh power banks around. Not only does it support Quick Charge 3.0 for phones that support it, but it comes with a travel pouch if you want to stick it in your bag for emergencies. An awesome deal for $25.

From $24 Buy Now

SanDisk 256GB microSD

A microSD card is one of the easiest ways to add extra storage for photos, music or videos, and SanDisk's high-capacity offering gives you an enormous amount of space. Even better, it's incredibly speedy, with data transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s. The card is bundled with a full-sized SD card adapter for easy use with a PC or camera.

$70 Buy Now

Sennheiser PCX550

Sennheiser's wireless noise-cancelling over-ear headphones are a fabulous Bluetooth option in their own right, but it's the 30-hour battery life, smart song pausing, and multitouch controls which elevate these headphones into an excellent holiday gift for the wireless audio geek in your life.

$400 Buy Now

LG Tone Platinum

LG's high-end Bluetooth earbuds pack around 10 hours of playback into a sleek, slimline aluminum body. LG G5 owners can also benefit from 24-bit high-resolution audio from these earbuds. But even if you're using them with a non-LG phone, you'll get exceptionally clear sound quality and booming bass — along with a microphone for taking calls.

$130 Buy Now

Samsung LevelOn

Samsung's wired (or wireless) earphones balance aesthetics, comfort and sound quality masterfully. They support NFC paring, and boast 11 hours of playback with noise cancellation turned on. Samsung's Level app for Android phones also lets you control and customize these headphones.

$130 Buy Now

Google Daydream View

Perfect for on-the-go VR with your Google Pixel, and a huge step forward in smartphone-based VR. Google has big plans for this new virtual world, but even as it is right now the headset is pretty great.

$79 Buy Now

Gear VR

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, or Note 5, this VR headset is like taking your whole entertinament center with you when you leave the house.

$99 Buy Now

HTC Vive

Hands down the best VR system you can buy today, but it requires a lot of space and a really great PC to power the experience. If you what what it required, the end result is pretty special.

$799 Buy Now

Anki Cozmo

Cozmo learns from you as you play with it, developing a unique personality that can start a series of games with you. Connect your phone to Cozmo for new games and new AI experiences, or just to drive it around.

$180 Buy Now

View Master VR

Kid-friendly VR is about offering a safe experience and making sure the games and apps are fun for every age. View-Master VR includes discovery apps for space and the headset itself offers the classic View-Finder look and feel.

$30 Buy Now

Samsung Gear Fit2

Samsung made a great product better with its Tizen-powered Gear Fit2. A high-resolution AMOLED display pairs with a GPS and plenty of smarts to deliver notifications from your Android phone. Battery is an excellent two days, too.

$148 Buy Now

UE Healthbox

Under Armour paired with HTC for the UE Healthbox, a collection of fitness focused tools that include a connected wrist tracker, smart scale, and optional chest strap. Together they work to help meet fitness goals, and paired to the UE Record app, there are plenty of smarts — and synergy.

From $350 Buy Now

Fitbit Charge 2

The best Fitbit ever is also one of the most well-rounded fitness trackers on the market. Though it lacks GPS, it has almost everything else, including phone notifications, and one of the best social networks for people wanting to stay accountable.

$150 Buy Now

Samsung Gear IconX

Samsung's Gear IconX are smart earbuds or smart fitness gear, but whatever they are, they're pretty darn good. Each bud goes separately in the ear, and use a heart rate monitor to keep track of workouts, while an external microphone picks up ambient noise if you want to keep track of what's going on.

$185 Buy Now

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