[Update: Replaced with full refund option] Moto X4 Android One now offered as replacement for faulty Nexus 5X phones on Project Fi in lieu of crappy $53 payout

By now, you’re all probably familiar with the Nexus 5X and its tendency to bootloop. This has caused some major headaches, especially to those Nexus 5X owners on Project Fi who purchased Device Protection (formerly known as Nexus Protect).

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Gboard Go arrives for Android Oreo 8.1 devices

We’ve already told you that Google launched the “Go” program for its apps. They use less memory and mobile data and are aimed at those in emerging markets. YouTube Go is already a success with over 10 million downloads and the next app in the spotlight is the Google keyboard – Gboard Go. The app is currently available for Android 8.1 devices. RAM usage comparison Gboard Go looks almost the same as the regular app, but lacks some features like GIF search, stickers and one-handed mode. According to users, the Gboard Go uses almost half as much RAM as the original Gboard app, which…

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Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

Are you scared about Skygofree? I mean, from the sound of things, this newly discovered malware can give the bad guys free rein on your Android smartphone.

Let’s start with the facts. Skygofree is bad. It’s Trojan horse malware that can do many horrible things to your Android smartphone.

Like what? Glad you asked. Kaspersky, the antivirus company that found it, has a whole laundry list of the terrible, awful, bad things it can do to you.

For example, if you get a case of Skygofree, your attacker has his or her choice of 48 different commands on your smartphone. One way or the other, your own personal spy can peek into pretty much any and all information on your smartphone.

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This Is Why iOS Devices Use Less RAM Than Android Devices

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The war between iOS and Android holds strong even to today. Obviously there are valid reasons to fall on either side of the fence, but that doesn’t stop people (including us) from endlessly comparing the two to see which one is better for our needs. We’ve already explored questions like which mobile operating system is more secure and why iOS apps are generally better than Android apps. But here’s something you may not have noticed: iOS devices often have half the RAM (or less) of Android devices. Why is this? Comparing RAM on iPhone vs. Android For this article, we’ll look at…

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23 new and notable Android games from the last week (1/17/18 – 1/23/18)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Fantastic Beasts VR Experience

The first game in today’s roundup is Fantastic Beasts VR Experience, a Daydream movie tie-in game from Warner Bros.

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