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As the much-hyped startup Essential runs into troubles, a smaller company called OnePlus shows the right way to compete with Apple and Samsung

OnePlus faced harsher odds than Essential, and yet it's selling way more smartphones than Essential.

Google will reportedly charge European phone makers as much as $40 per phone to add popular apps like Gmail and Maps

A recent ruling by European regulators has forced Google to put a price tag on its popular apps. Phone manufacturers will now have to pay Google for access to popular apps like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.
The Google Pixel 3.

Some Pixel 3 users are reporting that photos are disappearing off their phones — and it may be an issue with other Pixel phones, too

Some Pixel 3 users are reporting that their phones aren't saving photos after taking them. The same thing happened to Pixel and Pixel 2 users, too, and even someone using a Galaxy S8.

iPhone users thinking of switching to Android should pick Google’s Pixel 3 phones for the best Android experience

Other Android phones are great, but the Pixel 3 will give you the best experience.
The Galaxy S9, left, and the Pixel 3.

Google’s amazing Pixel 3 and the sleek Samsung Galaxy S9 are 2 of the best Android smartphones on the market — here’s which one you ...

There are several differences and similarities between Samsung's Galaxy S9 and the Google Pixel 3. If it all boils down to these two phones, the choice is harder than ever before.
Samsung's Note 9 phones

Nightmarish fragmentation and expensive phones: Here’s how Google’s big Android changes could play out

Google's alterations to Android are yet to play out but, depending on what phone makers like Samsung decide to do, it could lead to higher phone prices inside Europe and worsen the operating system's fragmentation problems.
Woman takes selfie with the Google Android mascot.

Google is making huge changes to Android to avoid being fined $15 million a day

Google was fined €4.3 billion ($5 billion) in July by the EU antitrust watchdog over its Android monopoly. The EU gave Google 90 days to get its house in order or else face fines of over $15 million for each day it fails to comply. Google is now implementing changes to comply with the decision.

Google will charge phone makers money for its Android apps in Europe — an unprecedented change that it says is to comply with regulators

Under pressure from regulators in Europe, Google said Tuesday it will no longer require phone makers that pre-install Google App Store to provide preferential treatment to Google's apps. Instead, the company will begin charging manufacturers for Android apps.

Here’s how Google’s new $800 Pixel 3 compares to the $750 iPhone XR

The iPhone XR and the Google Pixel 3 bear a lot of similarities. They both come in fun colors, have standout cameras, pack a ton of impressive features in a somewhat affordable package, and start shipping this month.