Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi to return to Silicon Valley

Xiaomi’s global head Hugo Barra is leaving the company.

In a Facebook post, Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra announced that he was leaving the company to return to Silicon Valley. 294 more words

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This is Samsung's new 8-point battery safety check

Samsung has a new, um, battery of tests for its upcoming phones.

Now that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 fire investigation has concluded, the company is looking to the future, which means convincing customers that its upcoming phones are safe for everyday use. 249 more words

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Samsung checked 200,000 Galaxy Note 7s to figure out battery fires

The information is in, and we know why the Galaxy Note 7 caught on fire.

Samsung has announced the official results of its Galaxy Note 7 fire investigation and, as expected — since the recalls in September and October, respectively — the phone’s battery was to blame. 320 more words

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From the Editor's Desk: We like different phones, and that's OK

Diversity in Android means we can disagree on the ‘best’ phone, but still both have a great phone.

This week I wrote a three-month follow-up to our Pixel review, keeping up our tradition of returning to high-profile devices several months on to see how they’ve held up over time. 469 more words

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Best Android apps for your Chromebook

An injection of over 1,000,000 Android apps does a great job filling in the holes in Chrome.

A few Chromebooks already have Android apps through Google Play. 848 more words

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