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LG G5, smartphones, Android 7.0 Nougat, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, operating system, LG V20

LG Rolling Out Android 7.0 Nougat OS to G5 Smartphones

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The Nougat operating system updates will start in South Korea and expand to other countries, including the United States, in the future.
Daily Tech Briefing February 16, 2017

Google Tells RSA Show Audience How it Secures a Billion Android Users VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: How Google secures over a billion Android users; Amazon moves into teleconferencing business with Chime; Former NSA chief optimistic about cloud security; and there's more.
AT&T, GoPhones, smartphones, prepaid carrier, prepaid mobile plans, ZTE Maven 2, LG Phoenix 2

AT&T Prepaid GoPhone Plans With AutoPay to Get 33% More Included Data

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The carrier is increasing its 6GB and 3GB GoPhone data plans to 8GB and 4GB per month for customers who choose the autopay option.
Samsung, Note7, Note7 recall, Note7 fires, Galaxy S8, smartphones, Android, Viv Labs artificial intelligence, AI

Samsung Evaluating AI for Use in Future Products, Including Phones

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New artificial intelligence capabilities could be included in the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphones when they are released in 2017.
Samsung, Note7, Note7 fires, Note7 recall, CPSC, battery fires, smartphones

Samsung: Some 85% of Note7 Phones Have Been Returned Under Recall

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A month after all Note7s were recalled due to battery fires, Samsung is cutting Note7 recharge rates to 60 percent to encourage more returns.
Samsung, Gear S2, Gear S3, Gear S3 Frontier, Gear S3 Classic, smartwatches, smartphones, Samsung pay, Tizen, preorders

Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch Preorders Begin on Nov. 6

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The latest Gear S3 smartwatches, which come in Frontier and Classic versions and are priced starting at $350, will go on sale on Nov. 18.
Huawei, Mate 9, smartphones, Huawei Fit, dual cameras, octa-core

Huawei Announces Its Latest Smartphone, the Mate 9

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The $776 Android phone will first launch in Europe and Asia, but also could come to the U.S. sometime in 2017.
Huawei, Huawei Fit, wearables, smartwatch, fitness watch, Huawei Watch, Best Buy

Huawei Fit Is Huawei's Latest Sports Watch and Fitness Wearable

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The $130 sports watch includes a circular face, multi-sport modes, heart rate monitoring, water resistance and smartphone alerts.
Google, Daydream View VR headset, VR, VR headsets, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, smartphones, Best  Buy, Verizon, Google Store

Google Daydream View VR Headset Available Starting Nov. 10

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The Daydream View, which works with Google's new Pixel phones, costs $79 and will be sold in Verizon and Best Buy stores in the U.S.
Samsung, Note7, Note7 fires, Note7 recall, Coral Blue, Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, smartphones, CPSC, battery fires

Samsung Reveals New Smartphone Color When Focus Should Be on Quality

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The announcement of a new phone color just after the fire-prone Note7 debacle and recall makes me think that Samsung still doesn't get it.
Toyota, smartphone app. Toyota Connected, Getaround, car-sharing, Toyota Smart Key Box, Prius, Lexus

Toyota Developing Key-Free Vehicle Unlocking System for Car-Sharing

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A pilot project with car-sharing service Getaround in San Francisco will test the system, which uses smartphone apps instead of keys.
Google Pixel, Pixel XL, smartphones, Verizon, Best Buy, Android Nougat

Google Gives Some Pixel Buyers $50 Credits Due to Shipping Delays

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The $50 credits for use in the Google Play store were offered to an undisclosed number of Pixel buyers due to the delays, Google said.
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Google Adds Bulk Enrollment for Corporate-Issued Android Devices

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The update continues the company's effort to make Android easier to manage in the workplace.

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