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Action Launcher for Android

Action Launcher for Android

Action Launcher does more than provide an alternate launch screen and customizable themes for your Android device. It also adds convenient features such as the Pixel 2’s search bar, app shortcuts, a Google Calendar/weather combo widget and so much more.

Razer Phone

Razer Phone

Razer’s Android smartphone has a 5.7″ 1440×2560 IPS display with a crazy 120Hz maximum refresh rate, 8GB RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD slot, stereo speakers and a 4,000mAh battery. It doesn’t have a headphone jack, but it does come with a USB-C DAC.

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Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL have a 12MP f/1.8 rear camera with both optical and electronic image stabilization, an OLED screen – 5″ 1080p on the Pixel 2 and 6″ 1440p on the 2 XL – and will be the first Android phones to have Google Lens, an object recognition feature.

Android: Google’s Smartphone Offensive

Android: Google’s Smartphone Offensive

There are about 2 billion active Android devices across the entire price spectrum. And that means Google is making bank. Business Casual tracks the origin of the operating system that revolutionized the mobile phone market, with a bit of help from Apple.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Bezel-less phone pioneer Xiaomi stops pushing the boundaries in favor of an actually usable phone. Unlike its gigantic predecessor, the Mi Mix 2 has a more practical 6″ 1080 x 2160 LCD screen, a rounded frame and a good old earpiece. It lost the headphone jack though.

BlackBerry KEYOne Black Edition

BlackBerry KEYOne Black Edition

The definitive version of BlackBerry’s 2017 flagship smartphone doesn’t just have an all-black exterior. Its RAM has been upgraded from 3GB in the standard version to 4GB, and its storage from 32GB to 64GB. The upgrade makes for a snappier and more reliable device.

LG V30 Smartphone

LG V30 Smartphone

LG joins the war against bezels with its latest flagship smartphone. The V30 has a 6″ QHD OLED display that looks a lot like the Galaxy S8’s screen. But it also has 16MP standard and 13MP wide angle rear cameras, a Bang & Olufsen quad DAC, and cinematic video filters.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Both the Galaxy Note 8 and its stylus are water-resistant, and the latter now has text translation and editable off-screen memos. The phone has two 12MP rear cameras that can shoot at the same time for adjustable background blur. Then there’s that immersive 6.3″ AMOLED display.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

The heavy duty Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has a shatter-resistant display and a metal frame that protects the phone from shock, vibration and scratches, in addition to being dust- and water-resistant. It also has a larger battery (4,000mAh) compared to the standard S8.

Ticwatch S & E Smartwatches

Ticwatch S & E Smartwatches

The Ticwatch S (Sport) and E (Express) are the newest smartwatches from Mobvoi. The S has an integrated watchband with the GPS receiver inside the band for better reception, while the E has swappable straps. They both run Android Wear 2.0 and are water- and dust-resistant.

Slayaway Camp

Slayaway Camp

(PG-13, Gore) A turn-based puzzle that parodies slasher flicks. You play as Skullface, a serial killer who can move only orthogonally. Like a skull-faced rook. Observe your victims’ movement, evade cops and collect gruesome trophies. Available on PCs, iOS and Android.

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 doesn’t push any boundaries but stays firmly in its lane: top-notch specs and a highly customizable and near-stock Android OS for hundreds of dollars less than the competition. Available with 6GB RAM/64GB storage or 8GB RAM/128GB storage.

Essential Phone

Essential Phone

A stock Android smartphone from Android co-founder Andy Rubin. The Essential Phone has a 5.7″ 2560 x 1312 edge-to-edge display, a titanium and ceramic body, Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, a USB-C port, and magnetic connectors for accessories.

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Google Lens

Google Lens

Coming soon to Google’s Assistant and Photos applications, Lens offers information or actions based on a photo or what your device’s camera is seeing. It can identify objects, detect Wi-Fi passwords, offer to show you a restaurant’s reviews and more.

HTC U11

HTC U11

The main gimmick of HTC’s new flagship Android phone is a squeeze gesture – you can map one action each to a short and a long squeeze of the phone’s sides. Other than that, it’s got all the specs of a modern phone. It also comes with active noise-cancelling earbuds.

Android Magic Calendar Concept

Android Magic Calendar Concept

A winner of Android Japan’s Experiments: Object contest. Kosho Tsuboi’s Magic Calendar is a large digital calendar. Tsuboi’s prototype uses a low reflection display, but he hopes that in the future there will be an E-ink display that looks and feels like paper.

Magbine Charging Cable

Magbine Charging Cable

A USB charging cable with a combo plug that supposedly works with both Apple’s Lightning port and microUSB ports. The cases of Magbine’s connectors are also magnetized for easy storage, while the cable itself has a braided sleeve for durability.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The Xperia XZ Premium has an HDR-enabled 5.5″ 4K touchscreen. Its 13MP front camera and 19MP rear camera both have optical image stabilization. The rear camera also has a 960fps slow motion mode, and can automatically take photos so you can catch fleeting moments.

Sony Xperia Touch

Sony Xperia Touch

The Xperia Touch projects a 23″ to 80″ 720p image on tabletops or walls, and has USB C, micro-HDMI, and microSD ports. It uses infrared light and a camera to detect touch input. It isn’t just a projector. It’s a full Android device with personal assistant features.

LG G6

LG G6

LG’s Android flagship packs a 5.7″ QHD+HDR-capable touchscreen in a 5.5″ form factor, thanks to its all around narrow bezels. Its 18:9 ratio makes it easier to multitask and use its two 13MP rear cameras. It’s also water- and dust-resistant and has a microSD card slot.

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Pokémon Duel

Pokémon Duel

Pokémon Duel for iOS and Android combines a board game with Pokémon’s familiar collecting and battling mechanics. The goal is to get one of your virtual figures to your opponent’s base. You can customize your Pokémon’s attacks and level them up.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play variant of the long-running turn-based tactical RPG series. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem games and battle solo or against other players. Drops 2/2/17 for Android and soon after for iOS.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic

RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic

Developer Chris Sawyer takes his classic theme park simulators to mobile devices. RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic combines the best of the original RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 in one game. Available for iOS and Android.

The Louis CK App

The Louis CK App

Comedian Louis C.K. has released a one-stop mobile shop for all his major stand-up comedy specials as well as his web series Horace and Pete. If you’ve already purchased some of his work, just enter your email address and you’re good to go. Available for iOS and Android.

Eggggg

Eggggg

A fun and offbeat mobile platformer in which you’re propelled through the universe via an endless stream of puke, set off by your allergy to eggs. It’s packed with quirky characters and environments, and offers challenging gameplay. Out now on iOS and Android.

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T

A slightly upgraded version of the already solid OnePlus 3. The 3T has a newer CPU (Snapdragon 821), a larger battery (3400mAh) and a better front-facing camera (16MP) compared to its predecessor. It also has a 128GB storage option.

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