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Derek Ross has been at 47 events

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Google ATAP606,314Hope you are enjoying the long weekend...Google I/O is only 3 days away! We're stoked to share our #ATAP updates with you. You'll get the latest on #GoogleSpotlightStories and #ProjectAra and hear about a few new projects in the ATAP Breakout Session at 9AM on Friday, May 29th. Mark your calendars. Live stream to come. https://goo.gl/6rZJvI   #ATAPGarage #io15  A little badass. Beautiful. Tech and human. Work and love. ATAP.2015-05-29 09:00:0099  
Big Android BBQ7,779The 2015 Meat & Greet will take place on the Cherry Blossom paddle boat embarking from Alexandria, Virginia. We will begin the evening with a delicious, smoked BABBQ-style dinner prepared by our pit-master Ray Walters afterwards we will depart from the USPTO via chartered buses to the Alexandria waterfront. The 3-hour cruise will tour up the Potomac River from Historic Old Town Alexandria, to the DC Tidal Basin and back (3 hour charter). The BAMG is a perfect opportunity to network with fellow DC developers as well as our sponsors. Find a new partner for that next project you want to tackle, or land that new job you’ve been looking for -- or just relax and enjoy the ride, view of the Cherry Blossoms. The return trip will be capped off with an evening fireworks display (weather-permitting). A full, open bar and light snacks will be included in the cost of your reasonably priced ticket.BAMG Cherry Blossom Riverboat Cruise2015-04-04 16:00:0045  
Big Android BBQ7,779@115662780647101634911 along with @112051847615481087351  will be hosting a series of development sessions and challenges for ALL levels of Android developers, from novice to advanced. The Code Kitchen offers expert led tips, tricks, hands on instruction, and challenges to Android devs. Not a developer but want to be? PERFECT! We've got you covered as well. We've got challenges that will walk you through the beginning steps of becoming a developer, starting with loading the Android SDK onto your laptop! We will also be teaming up with some of our sponsors to bring you a pretty exciting menu of challenges to choose from. Code Kitchen: Cooking With General Assembly2015-04-04 08:30:0051  
Big Android BBQ7,779The last hurrah! +Ray Walters's delicious BBQ, Big Wheels, booze, music, and don't forget the raffle!2014 BIG BBQ PARTY!2014-10-19 01:00:0084  
Big Android BBQ7,779*Big Android BBQ5 Opening Day* Don't miss @111169963967137030210's and @113751353481962008916's Opening Keynote! Big Android BBQ 20142014-10-17 08:00:00124  
Big Android BBQ7,779Bring your swimsuit and let's dive into the fun!Big Android BBQ 2014 Pool Party!2014-10-16 18:00:0079  
Motorola Mobility1,340,349Join Lauren Gellman, Director of Product Marketing, and Steve Sinclair, VP of Product Marketing, for a first look at the new portfolio of Moto products.  They will be answering your questions live this Friday at 1:30 PM CT. Mark your calendars and post your questions using #askmotoA First Look at the New Portfolio of Moto Products2014-09-05 20:30:004888  
Derek Ross1,209,818*The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 81* Tune in tonight at 9pm ET for another around of Android On Air, the original Android Hangout Show on Google+. We'll be talking about the recent Moto 360 posts, the new Android L images posted for Nexus 7 and Nexus 5, I'm sure @111777412946608276908 will touch on some developy things for us, and I'm sure @111396705647796704246 will praise @101502056223282249599 in one way or another. Be sure to leave your questions and we'll hit them up LIVE later this evening.The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 812014-08-08 03:00:0010  
Derek Ross1,209,818*The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 80* Join us Thursday night at 9PM ET for Androidy discussions such as Shamu, the Killer Whale, Material Design, and other big Android news from the past week. Do you want a 5.9 inch Nexus phablet? What do you think of recent trove of apps with supposed Material Design? Be sure to let us know in the comments.The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 802014-08-01 03:00:0016  
Derek Ross1,209,818*Android On Air Episode 79* The Original Android Hangout show returns for Episode 79 to discuss why Windows Phone is the greatest mobile oper.....bahahahaha... I'm sure we'll be discussing something Android related such as Android TV - Google's latest play for the living room and a hot topic or two from the past week. Join @111777412946608276908 @100462391117552225207 and I on our epic journey through the HoA-verse tonight at 10pm (an hour later than normal so be so to check your event reminders).Android On Air Episode 792014-07-18 04:00:0236  
Derek Ross1,209,818The Original Android Hangout Show returns tonight at 9pm ET to discuss Android Wear, tips, tricks, apps, and possibly a few developer tidbits to keep my friend @111777412946608276908 happy! Join @111396705647796704246 , Steve, and myself in about 2 hours. Bring your questions about #wearables  and #AndroidWear.The Original Android Hangout Show2014-07-11 03:00:0040  
Google ATAP606,314Come hang out with us at #io2014 . If you're headed to the conference, be sure to swing by our Sandbox to get hands-on with Spotlight Stories and Project Tango. If not, you can still catch the latest #GoogleATAP updates with our session live stream at 9:00 a.m. PST on Thursday. See you there!Google ATAP Session at #io20142014-06-26 09:00:00164  
Derek Ross1,209,818Join @111396705647796704246 @100462391117552225207 and @111777412946608276908 on another epic journey as we discuss the -Season 4 Finale of Game of Thrones- biggest stories this week from around the Android community. Will @101397516006687049364? You'll just have to watch to find out.The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 772014-06-20 03:00:0031  
Derek Ross1,209,818Join me again this week as we discuss Android upcoming UI changes, long walks on the beach, your favorite kind of beer, and how iOS reminds of us a children's operating system. All this and more on the Original Android Hangout Show tonight. If you can't make the show, no biggie. The Hangout on Air will be recorded and posted to YouTube. If you can make it, feel free to drop by and ask a question or two. We love it when the audience participates. @111396705647796704246 @101397516006687049364 @100462391117552225207 @111777412946608276908 The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 762014-06-13 03:00:0034  
Derek Ross1,209,818*The original Android Hangout Show returns!* Hi. I was the first guy on Google+ to start doing live Hangout Shows for Android news and discussion way back during the Hangouts on Air beta days. My team and I ran a successful Android related Hangout show for for 74 weeks in a row before our hiatus. Our show was watched and listed to by thousands every week via Google+, YouTube, and various Podcast platforms. *The band is getting back together...* ...or at least the lead singer. I've come to realize that the shows offered today just don't cut it. They're not professional. They're boring. They don't offer any value such as show guests or giveaways. They're just not what my team used to provide and it angers me. I'm going to try my best to change that for you guys. I'm tentatively going to relaunch our Android on Air show next month. The time and date are subject to change pending renovations to my office. If everything can be completed by then, I'll be back in business providing you with quality HoA Android goodness.The original Android Hangout Show returns!2014-06-06 03:00:0099  
Motorola Mobility1,340,349Join us for a live Hangout with Jim Wicks, lead designer of Moto 360, Motorola’s new watch powered by Android Wear. During the Hangout, Jim will discuss the design and style features that make Moto 360 unlike any watch on the market today. #Moto360 For more information visit our blog: http://goo.gl/yZ5b2a It’s Time: Meet Moto 3602014-03-19 19:00:006794  
Joe Wilcox16,873Feb. 4, 2014 is a monumental day for Microsoft as a new CEO steps in and the founder steps out as Chairman. Join BetaNews executive editor Joe Wilcox to discuss with Hangout-On-Air participates what this day might mean for Microsoft's future.The New Microsoft2014-02-04 19:30:0040  
Aaron Kasten22,2662013 is almost at an end.  Let's celebrate the new year together. We'll have the first massive New Years Eve party #throughglass   At midnight everyone takes a photo and shares it with #newyearsthroughglass   You can also take photos or record videos of the count down and share them throughout the evening. We'll document the New Year as it happens from the perspective of  #glassexplorers We could even try to get some hangouts going!#NewYearsThroughGlass2013-12-31 23:00:00136  
Marques Brownlee3,825,598For an hour on Friday I'll sit down for a LIVE Hangout on Air with Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola! We'll talk *Project Ara, Moto X & G, Android and more!* When you rsvp, the event is automatically added to your Google Calendar with the correct adjusted time zone. Easy! Plus if you can't watch live, it'll be recorded and available to replay on YouTube. Subscribe so you don't miss it! http://youtube.com/MKBHDMKBHD Hangout with Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside!2013-12-06 19:00:003925  
Google+10,577,717The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033847  
Wearables Weekly584Glass Podcast - Episode 16 2013-10-17 The whole +Glass Podcast  crew is back together again, with special guest +Derek Ross!Glass Podcast - Episode 162013-10-18 03:30:0022  
Big Android BBQ7,779The Big Android BBQ is the world's preeminent mobile technology conference for Android developers, hackers and enthusiasts. This year, the Big Android BBQ will return to the well-liked Hurst Convention Center in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas.Big Android BBQ 20132013-10-10 15:00:00299  
Big Android BBQ7,779Join +Aaron Kasten as he talks with +Drew Suarez (utkanos) +Steve Kondik(Cyanogen) & +Koushik Dutta (Koush) from the +CyanogenMod Team. They will be teasing their upcoming presentations at the BABBQ13.The BABBQ Hangout On Air w/ CyanogenMod!2013-09-13 04:00:00268  
John Blossom126,202*Chromecast Fridays! Episode 7 - Fall Tech Announcements and More* With the fall announcements of new TV and mobile tech upon us, this week's #Chromecastfridays  episode on Friday will be a great place to catch up on the latest in Google's new  #Chromecast  streaming TV appliance and on all things streaming to your TV. This week's guests will include +Google TV Ambassadors +Derek Ross and +Laurie DesAutels, technologist +Thomas Pratt, +Luis Cortes - a home entertainment installation guru (bring questions!) - as well as others who are deep into the fun and the technology of today's smarter TV experiences. If I can swing it, I'll give you a hands-on tour of my own Chromecast install also! See you then.Chromecast Fridays! Episode 72013-09-07 03:00:0042  
Big Android BBQ7,779Don't miss the BABBQ Hangout On Air this Wednesday at 9PM central! We've got something very exciting we will be unveiling! Big Android BBQ Hangout On Air!!2013-08-22 04:00:0021  
John Blossom126,202Another week, another adventure in Chromecasting! Join us for #Chromecastfridays , our continuing series of On-Air Hangouts on all things streaming to your TV. Lots of folks are now getting their #Chromecast  devices shipped, so we expect to have a good discussion about what Chromecasting is like along with a review of key news stories.Suggestions for special guests? Put them in the comments.  See you on Friday!Chromecast Fridays! Episode 42013-08-17 02:30:007  
Derek Ross1,209,818*Google Press Event: Breakfast with Sundar Pichai* *Feel free to speculate. I'm guessing we'll find out about Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7.* Live Stream URL added. Possibilities: Android 4.3 New Nexus 7 H2G2 media streaming device New Chromebook Chrome Dongle for TV (Chromecast?)Google Press Event: Breakfast with Sundar Pichai2013-07-24 18:00:00356  
Android Authority928,965Join us tonight to discuss the latest happenings from the Android world.Android Authority On Air - Episode 72 - Insert Creative Title Here2013-07-12 03:30:0037  
Android Authority928,965Join us for the latest Android news from the past week.Android Authority On Air - Episode 71 - 4th of July Weekend and Motorola leaks2013-07-08 03:30:0058  
Android Authority928,965Stop by AAonAir this week for the latest news in the Android world and a chance to win a Galaxy Note 8.0.Android Authority On Air - Episode 69 - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Giveaway2013-06-21 03:30:0029  
Android Authority928,965Android Authority On Air - Episode 68 - Who wants iOS 7?2013-06-14 03:30:0034  
Android Authority928,965Android Authority On Air - Episode 67 - The state of Android and Nexus devices2013-06-08 03:30:0042  
Android Authority928,965Android Authority On Air - Episode 652013-05-24 03:30:0029  
Android Authority928,965Join us as we recap the biggest news from Google #IO13.Android Authority On Air - Episode 64 - Google IO132013-05-17 03:30:0084  
matthew rappaport219,557+matthew rappaport will be hosting a LIVE Roundtable #hangoutsonair  discussion with some great Google Plussers, some are Tech Pros, some are just Tech Lovers but we all have a love for Google+ . We will take your questions live and discuss what we think will come, what needs to come and what could be improved for Google+. We will also talk Glass, some hardware and other speculation such as an Android Gaming system but focus on *PLUS*! We'd love to have you catch us LIVE and will be available to also watch ASAP when you get a chance at your own convenience! I'm looking forward to this _+Special Event+_ leading up to  *Google I/O*  The event can be caught directly on +matthew rappaport's Profile at _9pm Est / 6pm Pst_ ! Many great guests and ALWAYS Surprises, always when I go *_LIVE_* ! +G+ Achievement Unlocked +G+ Live Hangout Events  Here's a look at a Roundtable I had last year and YOU+ can see what has improved and what hasn't since our big discussion in which I was joined by +Chris Pirillo +Peter G McDermott +Ryan Van Sickle +Aaron Wood +Robert Anderson +Aaron Wood +Paul Roustan +Eric Rice +Mike Stenger + more!SPECIAL Hangout Conversations Google I/O Roundtable LIVE Hangout On Air2013-05-15 03:00:0034  
Android Authority928,965Join us tonight: Live with Android developer Francisco Franco!Android Authority On Air - Episode 62 - Live with Francisco Franco2013-05-03 03:30:0050  
Android Authority928,965Android Authority On Air - Episode 61 - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One2013-04-26 03:30:0045  
Android Authority928,965Microsoft said Android was a mess. Is that true?Android Authority On Air - Episode 60 - Is Android a mess?2013-04-19 03:30:0043  
Android Authority928,965Android Authority On Air - Episode 59 - Google Play Store revamped and Glass Explorers shipping2013-04-12 03:30:0043  
Android Authority928,965AAonAir! Better a day late, than never! Join us tonight as we cover the latest news from the Android world. It's Friday night, sit back, grab a beer or some wine and enjoy the show.Android Authority On Air - Episode 57 - Happy Easter!2013-03-30 02:30:0032  
Android Authority928,965Join us live this week with doubleTwistAndroid Authority On Air - Episode 55 - Live with doubleTwist2013-03-15 02:30:0030  
Android Authority928,965What special announcement does Chameleon Launcher have in store for us? Watch the show to find out!Android Authority On Air - Episode 54 - Live Chameleon Launcher2013-03-08 03:30:0064  
Michelle Li617,194HOA NOTICE:  Your #GoogleTVAmbassadors  will be hosting a Q&A session on the Hisense Pulse Friday, Dec. 28th.  @107538503004482952974-(recently featured on the Suggested User List for Android Authority) will be hosting, though we'll post the link inside this event.   1.  Ask for an invite 2.  Write your question below. 3.  Share the event 4.  See you Friday -- @106225237550328045057 Hisense Pulse Q&A2012-12-29 02:30:0066  
Android Authority928,965O Android Tree, O Android Tree.... We're live again tonight bringing you the biggest stories from the past week.Android Authority On Air - Episode 43 - Christmas Edition2012-12-21 03:30:0068  
Big Android BBQ7,779The Big Android BBQ is the world’s preeminent mobile technology conference for Android developers and enthusiasts alike. This year the Big Android BBQ is moving into the state-of-the-art Hurst Convention Center in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas. With more sessions and exhibitors than ever, the Big Android BBQ 2012 is bigger and better than ever. We hope to see you there!Big Android BBQ 20122012-10-19 15:00:00257  
Tim Clary253,377It’s been one year since my first post on G+! Let’s celebrate with some live drawing and some surprise guests. This will be an On-Air hangout so I’ll be drawing first and drinking later, but feel free to bring your own adult beverage of choice and/or your sketchpad.Friday Night Drink & Draw2012-08-18 03:00:0011  
Derek Ross1,209,818Today is the day that the Nexus 7 from the Google Play Store begins to arrive. Enable Party Mode. Post your unboxing pics here!  Who can post the most unique #Nexus7  un-boxing pics? Categories: 1) Most unique 2) Most pixelated 3) Most likely to root 4) More to come!  Happy Android Christmas in July!Nexus 7 Unboxing Day2012-07-17 13:00:0067  

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2015-07-28 03:18:03 (128 comments, 94 reshares, 619 +1s)Open 

The OnePlus 2 does not have NFC, does not have Qi charging, and does not have Quick Charge 2.0 or something similar. This is your "2016 flagship killer."

I guess you won't be using Android Pay, Android Beam, wirelessly charge your phone, or quickly charge your phone, like every other 2015 or 2016 flagship.

Edit: I have confirmed all 3 with OnePlus.

#OP2    #NeverSettleforNFC  

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2015-07-28 03:18:03 (128 comments, 94 reshares, 619 +1s)Open 

The OnePlus 2 does not have NFC, does not have Qi charging, and does not have Quick Charge 2.0 or something similar. This is your "2016 flagship killer."

I guess you won't be using Android Pay, Android Beam, wirelessly charge your phone, or quickly charge your phone, like every other 2015 or 2016 flagship.

Edit: I have confirmed all 3 with OnePlus.

#OP2    #NeverSettleforNFC  

Most plusones: 619

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2015-07-28 03:18:03 (128 comments, 94 reshares, 619 +1s)Open 

The OnePlus 2 does not have NFC, does not have Qi charging, and does not have Quick Charge 2.0 or something similar. This is your "2016 flagship killer."

I guess you won't be using Android Pay, Android Beam, wirelessly charge your phone, or quickly charge your phone, like every other 2015 or 2016 flagship.

Edit: I have confirmed all 3 with OnePlus.

#OP2    #NeverSettleforNFC  

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2015-07-29 13:37:58 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

Nine years ago... Happy Anniversary +Katie Ross! I love you. Thank you for making my life complete.

Nine years ago... Happy Anniversary +Katie Ross! I love you. Thank you for making my life complete.___

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2015-07-29 12:19:30 (73 comments, 14 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

Happy Windows 10 Day!

Have you installed your upgrade? How did it go? What do you think?

If you’re a Windows Insider member and running build 10240, you already have the Windows 10 version that's rolling out to users today.

I have it at home and have for months as a Windows Insider Program member. I like Windows 10, even though I don't really use any features of Windows and only a handful of applications.

Happy Windows 10 Day!

Have you installed your upgrade? How did it go? What do you think?

If you’re a Windows Insider member and running build 10240, you already have the Windows 10 version that's rolling out to users today.

I have it at home and have for months as a Windows Insider Program member. I like Windows 10, even though I don't really use any features of Windows and only a handful of applications.___

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2015-07-29 12:09:32 (2 comments, 13 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

+Project Loon to provide Sri Lanka with universal Internet access!

Google's Project Loon, the ambitious project that uses stratospheric balloons to transmit Internet access to the ground, is ready to provide the entire country of Sri Lanka with high-speed internet access.

+Project Loon to provide Sri Lanka with universal Internet access!

Google's Project Loon, the ambitious project that uses stratospheric balloons to transmit Internet access to the ground, is ready to provide the entire country of Sri Lanka with high-speed internet access.___

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2015-07-29 02:59:20 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Doctor Who season 8 finale coming to theaters

In anticipation the upcoming ninth season of Doctor Who, we invite you to relive the spectacular two-part season eight finale, “Dark Water/Death in Heaven,” in breath-taking RealD 3D, when it comes to cinemas nationwide for only two nights, Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16.

Doctor Who season 8 finale coming to theaters

In anticipation the upcoming ninth season of Doctor Who, we invite you to relive the spectacular two-part season eight finale, “Dark Water/Death in Heaven,” in breath-taking RealD 3D, when it comes to cinemas nationwide for only two nights, Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16.___

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2015-07-29 00:56:30 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Morphing Burgers. What a time to be alive.

ArrowBurgerMorphaPalooza.GIF

Rolling out now in Play Store 5.8___Morphing Burgers. What a time to be alive.

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2015-07-28 23:03:58 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Moto 360 follow up passes through FCC

While we didn't hear any official Moto 360 news today, Motorola's new smartwatch just checked in at the FCC.

It's either this or the Huawei Watch that's my next.

Moto 360 follow up passes through FCC

While we didn't hear any official Moto 360 news today, Motorola's new smartwatch just checked in at the FCC.

It's either this or the Huawei Watch that's my next.___

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2015-07-28 16:28:40 (33 comments, 6 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

I wonder when the Internet will start saying "OnePlus bad" instead of "Apple Maps bad" when describing something of failure or malignant in nature.

While hunting for more info on the +OnePlus Two, I ran up on their forum. They have deleted so many threads regarding the lack of quickcharge. All purple links pictured minus the MBKHD one are dead. It seems they may need a refresher on the general point of a forum. It's not just for invite begging guys.  #oneplustwo   #neversettle   #settled   #faillboat  


Links:
https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/is-oneplus-two-total-failure-without-quick-charge-nfc-wireless-charging.327316/
https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/no-nfc-no-quick-charge-no-flagship-killer.327599/
https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/no-quick-charge-are-you-serious.327188/___I wonder when the Internet will start saying "OnePlus bad" instead of "Apple Maps bad" when describing something of failure or malignant in nature.

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2015-07-28 15:10:49 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

The Windows 10 Logo is actually an electronic club song. Crank it up and jam while you get ready.

#hypebeast  

The Windows 10 Logo is actually an electronic club song. Crank it up and jam while you get ready.

#hypebeast  ___

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2015-07-28 13:43:14 (47 comments, 1 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Will you be getting a new phone from +Motorola Mobility?

Will you be getting a new phone from +Motorola Mobility?___

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2015-07-28 13:34:29 (80 comments, 22 reshares, 278 +1s)Open 

Here they are, Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G or as I like to call them, Moto X 3rd gen, Moto X 2.5 gen, and Moto G 3rd gen.

That Moto X Style... I'm excited.

Here they are, Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G or as I like to call them, Moto X 3rd gen, Moto X 2.5 gen, and Moto G 3rd gen.

That Moto X Style... I'm excited.___

2015-07-28 13:10:17 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

+Motorola Mobility wants to make sleeping with your phone socially acceptable O.o

https://xkcd.com/595/

+Motorola Mobility wants to make sleeping with your phone socially acceptable O.o

https://xkcd.com/595/___

2015-07-28 13:07:03 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

"no bloatware and no skins"
"the best Google experience as possible"

Thanks +Motorola Mobility ;)

"no bloatware and no skins"
"the best Google experience as possible"

Thanks +Motorola Mobility ;)___

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2015-07-28 12:46:36 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Watch the Motorola Live Stream Event at 9am ET!

Here's the URL you've been waiting for to help you "find your perfect Moto Match." What will we see?

http://phandroid.com/2015/07/28/motorola-2015-event-stream/

Watch the Motorola Live Stream Event at 9am ET!

Here's the URL you've been waiting for to help you "find your perfect Moto Match." What will we see?

http://phandroid.com/2015/07/28/motorola-2015-event-stream/___

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2015-07-28 12:39:43 (26 comments, 19 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

If you happen to notice a $windows.~BT directory on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer, that's good news. That means your Windows 10 upgrade is downloading for tonight's midnight release!

(The update is a slow rollout and you may not get it for tonight's launch. Your update may come over the next couple weeks.)

If you happen to notice a $windows.~BT directory on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer, that's good news. That means your Windows 10 upgrade is downloading for tonight's midnight release!

(The update is a slow rollout and you may not get it for tonight's launch. Your update may come over the next couple weeks.)___

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2015-07-28 04:10:46 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Here comes the next Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus.

#TheNextGalaxy is coming. See what's next on August 13. bit.ly/galaxyevent___Here comes the next Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus.

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2015-07-28 03:18:03 (128 comments, 94 reshares, 619 +1s)Open 

The OnePlus 2 does not have NFC, does not have Qi charging, and does not have Quick Charge 2.0 or something similar. This is your "2016 flagship killer."

I guess you won't be using Android Pay, Android Beam, wirelessly charge your phone, or quickly charge your phone, like every other 2015 or 2016 flagship.

Edit: I have confirmed all 3 with OnePlus.

#OP2    #NeverSettleforNFC  

The OnePlus 2 does not have NFC, does not have Qi charging, and does not have Quick Charge 2.0 or something similar. This is your "2016 flagship killer."

I guess you won't be using Android Pay, Android Beam, wirelessly charge your phone, or quickly charge your phone, like every other 2015 or 2016 flagship.

Edit: I have confirmed all 3 with OnePlus.

#OP2    #NeverSettleforNFC  ___

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2015-07-28 03:03:11 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

We go Hands On with the +OnePlus 2!

The OnePlus 2 is now officially a thing, or at least it will be come August 11 when you can get one for a 64GB version of $389 and have your choice of 5 different backs cover materials.

Is this a 2016 flagship killer like OnePlus would have you believe? Probably not. It's only mid 2015 right now and 17 months before the end of 2016.

What it is though is an extremely wallet friendly device that offers more bang for your buck than anything you can get in that price range right now.

The 2 seems to be designed quite well and OxygenOS 2.0 seems to have quite a bit of polish. I'm really digging the minor tweaks and that launcher looks pretty sweet.

Can this phone live up to the hype? Well, that's what reviews are for and so far we only have first impressions and hands on experience from my... more »

We go Hands On with the +OnePlus 2!

The OnePlus 2 is now officially a thing, or at least it will be come August 11 when you can get one for a 64GB version of $389 and have your choice of 5 different backs cover materials.

Is this a 2016 flagship killer like OnePlus would have you believe? Probably not. It's only mid 2015 right now and 17 months before the end of 2016.

What it is though is an extremely wallet friendly device that offers more bang for your buck than anything you can get in that price range right now.

The 2 seems to be designed quite well and OxygenOS 2.0 seems to have quite a bit of polish. I'm really digging the minor tweaks and that launcher looks pretty sweet.

Can this phone live up to the hype? Well, that's what reviews are for and so far we only have first impressions and hands on experience from my buddy +Christopher Chavez (who said he was going to buy the shit out of this phone).


http://phandroid.com/2015/07/27/hands-on-oneplus-2/___

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2015-07-28 01:00:00 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Well, I signed up for the +OnePlus 2. The #Hype  is real. I caved. I am weak. If they wow me in about an hour, I may just buy this phone. Have you reserved yours?

Well, I signed up for the +OnePlus 2. The #Hype  is real. I caved. I am weak. If they wow me in about an hour, I may just buy this phone. Have you reserved yours?___

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2015-07-27 23:58:50 (22 comments, 3 reshares, 168 +1s)Open 

Okay +OnePlus​, I'm ready.

https://goo.gl/qNBC1y

#OP2 #hype #neversettle

Okay +OnePlus​, I'm ready.

https://goo.gl/qNBC1y

#OP2 #hype #neversettle___

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2015-07-27 22:13:02 (22 comments, 18 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

MPAA e-mail showcases anti-Google smear campaign

The memo says, "We propose working with MPAA (Vans), Comcast, and NewsCorp (Bill Guidera) to see about working with a PR firm to create an attack on Google (and others who are resisting AG efforts to address online piracy). This PR firm can be funded through a nonprofit dedicated to IP issues... After the Today Showsegment, you want to have a large investor of Google (George can help us determine that) come forward and say that Google needs to change its behavior/demand reform. Next, you want NewsCorp to develop and place an editorial in the WSJ [Wall Street Journal] emphasizing that Google's stock will lose value in the face of a sustained attack by AGs and noting some of the possible causes of action we have developed."

MPAA e-mail showcases anti-Google smear campaign

The memo says, "We propose working with MPAA (Vans), Comcast, and NewsCorp (Bill Guidera) to see about working with a PR firm to create an attack on Google (and others who are resisting AG efforts to address online piracy). This PR firm can be funded through a nonprofit dedicated to IP issues... After the Today Showsegment, you want to have a large investor of Google (George can help us determine that) come forward and say that Google needs to change its behavior/demand reform. Next, you want NewsCorp to develop and place an editorial in the WSJ [Wall Street Journal] emphasizing that Google's stock will lose value in the face of a sustained attack by AGs and noting some of the possible causes of action we have developed."___

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2015-07-27 20:34:02 (19 comments, 6 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Moto X Play, DROID MAXX II, and Moto Surround.

Serial dude in the know, aka +Evan Blass​​, thinks we might see devices named Moto X Play, DROID MAXX II and Moto Surround. I'll toss my guesses and hopes out there.

Moto X Play - Either a Moto X sport or active edition.
DROID MAXX II - Well that ones easy.

Moto Surround - Moto SF520 is a high quality wireless music device that is tough enough for your workout, stylish enough for your fashion, and comfortable enough to forget you’re wearing it. 12 hours battery life means you can wear it all day without worry and with 150 ft range you have freedom to move about.

We'll find out tomorrow.

Moto X Play, DROID MAXX II, and Moto Surround.

Serial dude in the know, aka +Evan Blass​​, thinks we might see devices named Moto X Play, DROID MAXX II and Moto Surround. I'll toss my guesses and hopes out there.

Moto X Play - Either a Moto X sport or active edition.
DROID MAXX II - Well that ones easy.

Moto Surround - Moto SF520 is a high quality wireless music device that is tough enough for your workout, stylish enough for your fashion, and comfortable enough to forget you’re wearing it. 12 hours battery life means you can wear it all day without worry and with 150 ft range you have freedom to move about.

We'll find out tomorrow.___

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2015-07-27 17:47:11 (33 comments, 8 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

Google+ and YouTube have announced major changes today

Today's news surrounding the upcoming changing to Google+ could be seen as cause for concern, but myself and many other users of the platform aren't concerned for the future of Google+. I look at today's news as a positive. We've seen many features graduate from Google+ over the last few years, including Hangouts and recently Google Photos. These products started as bundled services, which were nice for the integration, but ultimately it's best to have a more streamlined approach to your core product or service. Breaking these services out and away from Google+ also means that they can grow without the confines of Google+ and offer even more capabilities to end users. And following this thought process, Google did announce that Google+ will continue to focus on interest based and engaging content, such as what... more »

Google+ and YouTube have announced major changes today

Today's news surrounding the upcoming changing to Google+ could be seen as cause for concern, but myself and many other users of the platform aren't concerned for the future of Google+. I look at today's news as a positive. We've seen many features graduate from Google+ over the last few years, including Hangouts and recently Google Photos. These products started as bundled services, which were nice for the integration, but ultimately it's best to have a more streamlined approach to your core product or service. Breaking these services out and away from Google+ also means that they can grow without the confines of Google+ and offer even more capabilities to end users. And following this thought process, Google did announce that Google+ will continue to focus on interest based and engaging content, such as what we've seen launched with Google+ collections.

I've always said since day one that Google+ is the best network for engaging with like minded individuals and I still believe that to be true to this day and for the foreseeable future. I just have not had the same experience anywhere else online. In that regard, Google+ is truly a social network, it's beyond status updates.

As for YouTube comments, well, I think I'm alone here. I really enjoyed the integration between Google+ and YouTube. Having a unified system for commenting seemed like the better option to me, especially since Google+ offered much better spam and comment moderation tools than the previous YouTube comment system. In the future, I'll have to share a video with my thoughts on Google+, then copy and paste exact same comments on YouTube, and finally monitor replies on both platforms. That just seems like a time waster.

Ultimately, I may not agree with every move, but I think it's for the best. This will allow the Google+ product team to focus on being social and not having to be the jack of all trades.___

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2015-07-27 13:38:46 (38 comments, 22 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

Microsoft now has an Android launcher called Arrow Launcher

Good ole MS is continuing their fast tracked jump into Android apps with their latest being a full blown home screen replacement with Arrow Launcher. I'll go out on a limb here and say that this most likely will be tied to Cortana in in some sort of way in the future. The major hurdle here though is to get people to actually use both of them. Once you do, you're only a few apps away from turning your Android phone with Google services into a Microsoft powered Android phone. Quite interesting.

Microsoft now has an Android launcher called Arrow Launcher

Good ole MS is continuing their fast tracked jump into Android apps with their latest being a full blown home screen replacement with Arrow Launcher. I'll go out on a limb here and say that this most likely will be tied to Cortana in in some sort of way in the future. The major hurdle here though is to get people to actually use both of them. Once you do, you're only a few apps away from turning your Android phone with Google services into a Microsoft powered Android phone. Quite interesting.___

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2015-07-26 18:59:06 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

The new phones from +Motorola Mobility​ will be your best friend, forever...or so this video would have you believe. I guess we'll find out in a couple days.

#mymotobff

The new phones from +Motorola Mobility​ will be your best friend, forever...or so this video would have you believe. I guess we'll find out in a couple days.

#mymotobff___

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2015-07-26 14:53:27 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Well, time to mow my jungle that appeared while being gone on vacation the past 8 days. While I'm mowing, I'll be catching up on the past week with +All About Android​.

Well, time to mow my jungle that appeared while being gone on vacation the past 8 days. While I'm mowing, I'll be catching up on the past week with +All About Android​.___

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2015-07-25 13:36:46 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Get the #hype machine ready, the +OnePlus​ VR launch app is ready for you to install.

Get the #hype machine ready, the +OnePlus​ VR launch app is ready for you to install.___

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2015-07-24 20:29:47 (11 comments, 20 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

Congrats Chromecast! I still use my 3 daily.

#boatposting

#Chromecast is turning two. Celebrate another great year and enjoy a free movie rental on your Chromecast from +Google Play. goo.gl/H6Aee6___Congrats Chromecast! I still use my 3 daily.

#boatposting

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2015-07-24 20:28:58 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Dad - 3
Logan - 2
Tons of fun.

#vacation

Dad - 3
Logan - 2
Tons of fun.

#vacation___

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2015-07-24 16:46:53 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 194 +1s)Open 

We're on a boat!

We're on a boat!___

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2015-07-24 00:55:05 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

Here's the Huawei Watch in quite the premium looking box. 

Here's the Huawei Watch in quite the premium looking box. ___

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2015-07-23 21:08:12 (10 comments, 19 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

+Google Photos will have #PayWithAPhoto  free food promo next week

Participants looking to grab a free meal will be asked to show a specific type of photo stored in their Google Photos library. Once located, they’ll score free grub from the Google Photos food truck. Interesting promotion for #foodies  and Google Photos.

+Google Photos will have #PayWithAPhoto  free food promo next week

Participants looking to grab a free meal will be asked to show a specific type of photo stored in their Google Photos library. Once located, they’ll score free grub from the Google Photos food truck. Interesting promotion for #foodies  and Google Photos.___

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2015-07-23 19:08:18 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Apple wants to put Touch ID on your TV remote

I could see various use cases for this, such as being able to switch user profiles or even just being able to control the TV itself.

I know that I wish Android TV has multiple profile support. Maybe this is a precursor to that coming to Apple TV?

Apple wants to put Touch ID on your TV remote

I could see various use cases for this, such as being able to switch user profiles or even just being able to control the TV itself.

I know that I wish Android TV has multiple profile support. Maybe this is a precursor to that coming to Apple TV?___

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2015-07-23 17:27:04 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Montauk Session IPA and Lobster for lunch. #nom

#vacation

Montauk Session IPA and Lobster for lunch. #nom

#vacation___

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2015-07-23 16:22:08 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

+Big Android BBQ​ is coming to Europe! What a time to be alive! Congrats Europeans! You don't want to miss this event.

Hmm... Who's going to start the Pink Gorilla tradition over there?

Get ready, Amsterdam. We're bringing #Texas to you -- #BABBQ style.


Check it out -> http://bit.ly/1Ig6fCk___+Big Android BBQ​ is coming to Europe! What a time to be alive! Congrats Europeans! You don't want to miss this event.

Hmm... Who's going to start the Pink Gorilla tradition over there?

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2015-07-23 15:09:22 (71 comments, 6 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

Oh hello new +YouTube​ interface. This UI just rolled out to me. Did you get it yet? What do you think?

Oh hello new +YouTube​ interface. This UI just rolled out to me. Did you get it yet? What do you think?___

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2015-07-23 14:57:34 (15 comments, 11 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

Here's how you'll be able to customize the Moto G 2015

The Moto G 3rd gen is getting the Moto Maker treatment. Motorola even had the new product ID available on Moto Maker before shortly being redirected to their homepage.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/3e8h6i/exclusive_leak_moto_g_2015_moto_maker_options/

Here's how you'll be able to customize the Moto G 2015

The Moto G 3rd gen is getting the Moto Maker treatment. Motorola even had the new product ID available on Moto Maker before shortly being redirected to their homepage.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/3e8h6i/exclusive_leak_moto_g_2015_moto_maker_options/___

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2015-07-23 04:43:42 (76 comments, 21 reshares, 221 +1s)Open 

Woooooow. This is a bit old, but I just saw the tantrum that Nilay Patel (from The Verge) threw on Twitter that sparked during his Apple Watch review.

Remember folks, this is a professional.

Woooooow. This is a bit old, but I just saw the tantrum that Nilay Patel (from The Verge) threw on Twitter that sparked during his Apple Watch review.

Remember folks, this is a professional.___

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2015-07-23 02:48:14 (15 comments, 11 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Sony is building a new custom UI that more closely resembles 'vanilla' Android

It seems +Sony Xperia​ plans on taking the +Motorola Mobility​ route and dialing back their customized UI. Sony is currently testing a near stock Android experience with key Sony apps and features. While Sony's UI wasn't anything near as heavy as Samsung or LG, it's interesting to see them want to take this route. Many Android fans have wanted a Sony Nexus for a while. This might just be the next best thing. 

Sony is building a new custom UI that more closely resembles 'vanilla' Android

It seems +Sony Xperia​ plans on taking the +Motorola Mobility​ route and dialing back their customized UI. Sony is currently testing a near stock Android experience with key Sony apps and features. While Sony's UI wasn't anything near as heavy as Samsung or LG, it's interesting to see them want to take this route. Many Android fans have wanted a Sony Nexus for a while. This might just be the next best thing. ___

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2015-07-23 02:40:46 (39 comments, 5 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Here's a side by side price comparison between the top 4 wireless carriers in the US. Spoiler: Sprint's the cheapest.

As it stands now, I've been going the budget wireless carrier route and using Straight Talk for the past year and a half.

Here's a side by side price comparison between the top 4 wireless carriers in the US. Spoiler: Sprint's the cheapest.

As it stands now, I've been going the budget wireless carrier route and using Straight Talk for the past year and a half.___

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2015-07-23 00:43:35 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Here's your next Outlook Email client, Microsoft Send

Microsoft has realized that email sucks and has turned the vital business tool into what is essentially a modern day chat app. If you're on iOS and rely on Outlook via Office 365, you might want to give this app a try. Other platforms will follow soon.

Here's your next Outlook Email client, Microsoft Send

Microsoft has realized that email sucks and has turned the vital business tool into what is essentially a modern day chat app. If you're on iOS and rely on Outlook via Office 365, you might want to give this app a try. Other platforms will follow soon.___

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2015-07-22 23:12:08 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

Another beautiful evening.

Nexus 6 edited with +Snapseed​.

#vacation

Another beautiful evening.

Nexus 6 edited with +Snapseed​.

#vacation___

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2015-07-22 22:09:51 (31 comments, 6 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

Could this be our first look at the Moto X 2015?

Moto X 3rd generation front flash ___Could this be our first look at the Moto X 2015?

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2015-07-22 21:07:47 (31 comments, 51 reshares, 313 +1s)Open 

Hilariously confirmed.

MRW I walk into Best Buy, or any carrier store...... or most places that sell some form of electronics.

+Artem Russakovskii  I feel like you'd appreciate this.___Hilariously confirmed.

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2015-07-22 15:58:46 (31 comments, 12 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

Dear +The Verge​, here is a prime example why comments aren't the devil. Communication with your audience allows them to help you, when you're blatantly wrong, spreading misinformation.

I know I've updated an article or Google+ post many times if it turns out I was incorrect or was missing a piece of the puzzle. It's common sense...

Why you need comments
I swear The Verge turned off comments because they were tired of getting yelled at for screwing up posts like this.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/22/9013455/sony-android-concept-xperia-z3-software-preview

"The goal, says Sony, is to develop new software "from the ground up," meaning no Google Play Services or superfluous apps, just the core Google communications software and Sony's stack of custom apps like Camera, Music, and Xperia Lounge."

The second half of this sentence contradicts the first. You can't have Google apps without Google Play Services—they wouldn't work. Also releasing Android without Google Play Services would be in violation of the "anti-fragmentation clause" in their MADA contract and Google would pull their Google Play license.  

They don't even link to the actual Sony blog post so people can get the correct information. (it's here: http://blogs.sonymobile.com/2015/07/22/launching-sonys-concept-for-android-initiative-in-sweden/ )

IF The Verge had comments turned on, this post would be getting ripped to shreds. Now they can misinform people in peace. ___Dear +The Verge​, here is a prime example why comments aren't the devil. Communication with your audience allows them to help you, when you're blatantly wrong, spreading misinformation.

I know I've updated an article or Google+ post many times if it turns out I was incorrect or was missing a piece of the puzzle. It's common sense...

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2015-07-22 14:44:15 (117 comments, 11 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

The +YouTube app for Android will now fix your vertical video failures by making them full screen, finally. What a time to be alive!

The +YouTube app for Android will now fix your vertical video failures by making them full screen, finally. What a time to be alive!___

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2015-07-22 14:38:47 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

I really enjoy +Pushbullet for various up to date news items, even though I think of the platform as a "messenger" as an abomination. Anyways, you can now subscribe to Android Police pushes. Very nice.

/me looks at Phandroid and remember suggesting this many moons ago and quietly being ignored.

#passiveaggressivepushing  

I really enjoy +Pushbullet for various up to date news items, even though I think of the platform as a "messenger" as an abomination. Anyways, you can now subscribe to Android Police pushes. Very nice.

/me looks at Phandroid and remember suggesting this many moons ago and quietly being ignored.

#passiveaggressivepushing  ___

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2015-07-22 13:55:39 (27 comments, 7 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

+OnePlus​ 2 passes through China's TENAA certification program

Yes, Android fans, that's a home button. A physical home button that resembles what you'd find on a Samsung phone. DEEP. SIGH.

This button could also be a dedicated fingerprint reader and not also function as a home button.

Last year, OnePlus, thanks to CyanogenMod, allowed you to disable the physical buttons, opting for the use of software keys. This was a decent, but failed worked around as the physical keys could still be seen and took up a large portion of the bottom of the phone.

During the OnePlus AMA on reddit, it was revealed that the 2 would have something to appease users that prefer physical navigation buttons and users that prefer software navigation buttons. I would guess that the same method as last year is that solution after seeing the image with thisa... more »

+OnePlus​ 2 passes through China's TENAA certification program

Yes, Android fans, that's a home button. A physical home button that resembles what you'd find on a Samsung phone. DEEP. SIGH.

This button could also be a dedicated fingerprint reader and not also function as a home button.

Last year, OnePlus, thanks to CyanogenMod, allowed you to disable the physical buttons, opting for the use of software keys. This was a decent, but failed worked around as the physical keys could still be seen and took up a large portion of the bottom of the phone.

During the OnePlus AMA on reddit, it was revealed that the 2 would have something to appease users that prefer physical navigation buttons and users that prefer software navigation buttons. I would guess that the same method as last year is that solution after seeing the image with this article. 

Physical keys were deprecated back in 2011 with the release of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. LG got the memo. HTC got the memo. Motorola got the memo. Samsung has yet to receive the memo and is currently wadding through TouchWiz bloat in hopes to find it some day in the distant future.

I was excited for this phone, but after seeing this, that excitement has dwindled. Hopefully OnePlus has something up their sleeve to bring back that excitement.___

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2015-07-22 00:39:12 (26 comments, 20 reshares, 149 +1s)Open 

Google Maps introduces Your Timeline

Your Timeline is a useful way to remember and view the places you’ve been on a given day, month or year. Your Timeline allows you to visualize your real-world routines, easily see the trips you’ve taken and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time. And the best part? This is integrated with +Google Photos​.

Google Maps introduces Your Timeline

Your Timeline is a useful way to remember and view the places you’ve been on a given day, month or year. Your Timeline allows you to visualize your real-world routines, easily see the trips you’ve taken and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time. And the best part? This is integrated with +Google Photos​.___

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2015-07-21 23:56:55 (19 comments, 6 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Use this code for a free 12 month membership to Jet. GV0721J. Thanks +Google Ventures​!

Save on pretty much anything you buy with Jet.com!

Use this code for a free 12 month membership to Jet. GV0721J. Thanks +Google Ventures​!

Save on pretty much anything you buy with Jet.com!___

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2015-07-21 21:01:27 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Time to swim!

#vacation

Time to swim!

#vacation___

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