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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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FX File Explorer removed from Play Store by Google for ‘deceptive ads’

Google’s app removal policies on the Play Store often end up wrongly removing innocent applications and this week, it’s ended up removing a popular file manager. FX File Explorer has been wrongly removed from the Play Store.

Android Stories December 4

Android 10 may still be rolling out to the market, but we’re also just a few short months from the first betas of Android 11. Ahead of that release, some new details are coming out, including evidence that Google is improving Airplane Mode in Android 11 to respect your headphones.

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At I/O 2019 in May, Google announced the latest Digital Wellbeing features to build on last year’s initial launch. In testing for the past several months, Focus mode for Android is now rolling out with new features following beta feedback.

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Android Stories December 2

T-Mobile launches 600 MHz spectrum 5G across the United States

T-Mobile is going all-in on the 600 MHz 5G spectrum after turning on its 5G network in areas of the US that should give over 200 million people access to superfast data speeds.

Ever wanted to see inside of your phone? Teardown videos and wallpapers are one way to do that, but now dbrand has another idea. With a new set of skins for select devices including Pixel 4, dbrand’s “Teardown” series offers a look inside of your device for a limited time only.

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With all of the Cyber Monday deals looming, we’re expecting to see many of this year’s best Android smartphone deals. From the latest and greatest to more budget-friendly picks, all of the top retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are all slated to offer aggressive discounts on various handsets from Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, Sony, and more. You’ll find all of the best Android smartphone Cyber Monday deals down below. expand full story

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