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After the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL, work is now well underway on a trio of Pixel 3 phones

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After the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL, work is now well underway on a trio of Pixel 3 phones Google's own-brand phones might not have taken the world by storm, but they've had a fairly consistent and loyal fanbase for some time now - first with the Nexus series, and now with the Pixel phones.  Google intended Pixel to have the kind of mass-appeal that would put it on a rival footing with Apple's iPhone, but to date, with both the first-gen Pixels and both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from 2017, sales have been fair, but not mind-blowing. But with most of Google's mountain of cash coming from its Android OS, search, ads, services, and YouTube enterprises, the company has enough padding that it can keep trying to make its phones take off. Perhaps 2018's Pixel 3 series will make it third time's the charm? The Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are now widely available all around the world. Both handsets feature brilliant cameras and one of t

The Moto G6 series is allegedly poised to launch imminently; here's what we know so far

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The Moto G6 series is allegedly poised to launch imminently; here's what we know so far Smartphone firms launching multiple variants of particular models seems to be increasingly commonplace, but Motorola's Moto brand has been at it for a few years already. Parent firm Lenovo plans to reboot the Moto G brand once again in 2018, making it the 6th generation of the series, and this time there will, according to rumours and leaks, be three distinct models; the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and the Moto G6 Play. In terms of when to expect them...well, we don't know exactly. The Moto G5 series launched at MWC 2017, but as we're already past MWC 2018 with no show from Lenovo that throws things up in the air somewhat. Some sources say the Moto G6 series could launch any day now. Adding fuel to the fire, all three handsets have now  received  their official network certifications in Thailand and Indonesia - such certifications only tend to start popping up when a launch is on the horiz

I’ve been using Google Assistant for over a year now, and these are the 20 most useful “OK Google” commands I’ve discovered

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I've been using Google Assistant for over a year now, and these are the 20 most useful "OK Google" commands I've discovered Google Assistant is one of the best digital assistants around. It lives inside millions of devices, including phones, tablets and devices like Google Home, and it is getting smarter all the time, as Google adds more features and abilities. Most of you will be familiar with Google Assistant inside Google Home, as that was the device to be built solely around Google Assistant. Designed to do battle with Amazon's Echo and Dot, Google Home is an affordable smart speaker that brings a lot of functionality to your home. But Google Assistant is also present on most Android phones as well, so you don't necessarily need a Google Home device to access it and use it run your day-to-day. The big idea behind Google Assistant is pretty simple: to remove the need, eventually, for users to have to touch anything. One day everything will be done by voice

If you’ve got an upgrade coming, and you want an Android phone, what Android phone should you go for in 2018?

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If you've got an upgrade coming, and you want an Android phone, what Android phone should you go for in 2018? When it comes to Android phones, you're kind of spoilt for choice in 2018. The Q1 update cycle is now well underway, following MWC, and this presents you with some new options. The most notable of which is Samsung's new Galaxy S9. But that handset isn't the only game in town right now. Far from it, in fact – you also have solid releases from Google, OnePlus, and LG to consider as well. I've laid this article out in three sections: Current premium options  – i.e. handsets that are flagships and available right now. Value for money options  – handsets that offer great specs and performance for A LOT less than a flagship phone Incoming Flagships  – handsets that will launch later on this year and might be worth waiting for This way, you'll have a better idea of your options going forward. No one likes upgrading their phone and then finding out a few months

Samsung Bixby Is Going To Revamp Voice Reorganization?

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Samsung Bixby Is Going To Revamp Voice Reorganization? Samsung is striving hard in the fight of who's the best smart phone giant, this fight is not only confined to smartphones not, but also includes all related devices and features, and as for Samsung, this fight also includes all the Samsung Smart home appliances. As for now, Samsung is working on getting in pace with the much popular voice assistants and wants the Samsung Bixby to come in competition with the other Voice assistances from Google and Apple, the current most prominent and popular Voice assistants are the Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa. Cortina has also made its place in the voice assistant market. Yet, Samsung was still a little behind, but it is never too late, as Samsung has decided to not only upgrade Samsung Bixby with artificial intelligence, but also, to introduce Bixby to almost all Samsung devices to come. But the initiative will be taken from the Samsung Smartphone and then to the r