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Google announces the official launch of Assistant integration on Sonos speakers

It’s here, the day long promised to Sonos users by Google and Sonos alike, official support for the Google Assistant. Users with a Sonos One or Sonos Beam will have direct access to the Google Assistant and all other Sonos products can be controlled from a Google Assistant-enabled device, such …

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Nokia’s going 5G with Qualcomm inside

Qualcomm and HMD Global announced today a partnership deal for rolling out 5G on Nokia-branded mobile devices. What does this mean? Basically Nokia’s going to keep making phones, which will include 5G variants and Qualcomm will be providing the chips. The announcement didn’t specifically state that this was an exclusive …

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ICYMI – Ausdroid’s fastest NBN plans according to the ACCC for May 2019

Last week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released its fifth report on real-world NBN speeds. The results are actually pretty good, and seem to be improving every time. Download speeds generally increased when compared to the previous quarter, including during peak usage hours of 7pm – 11pm. This is …

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Android devices likely won’t have consistent gesture navigation systems under Android Q, either

Android navigation is a little bit Wild West. Device manufacturers don’t have to adhere to a particular system, and they can change Google’s defaults if they want to. We still see manufacturers adding buttons to the navigation bar, and some were experimenting with gestures long before Google embraced them. Unsurprisingly, …

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