Michael SimonStaff Writer, Greenbot

If it has a screen, battery or a plug, Michael Simon wants to play with it. He has been obsessed with technology since he bought his first ThinkPad—the one with the lift-up keyboard that let you swap out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style.

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Android Auto jumps from phone to dash in new Chrysler-Fiat concept

The new Nougat-powered infotainment system integrates Android into the Chrysler 300's infotainment system.

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Google Home will soon be able to start your Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai kicks Google Home into high gear with voice-powered Blue Link capabilities.

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2016 in review: The year in Android

Take a look back at the last 12 months of Android and a peek at what's to come.

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With Cyanogen dead, Google's control over Android is tighter than ever

Having never realized mainstream success, the heavily altered CyanogenMod OS is kaput, and the most aggressive threat to Google's control of Android is closing its doors.

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Nintendo plans to release 2 or 3 mobile games a year after Super Mario Run's success

Nintendo looks to build on the success of Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go with a steady stream of smartphone releases.

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Deck, watch and rock the halls with Google Play Store deals on music, movies, and more

Google has a bevy of holiday deals ready to roll in the Play Store, with half-off movies, 99-cent rentals and free music available for all.

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It's about time! Google to release a pair of Android Wear smartwatches in 2017

After months of rumors, Google confirms it will release two wearables in the new year, but they won't be branded as Pixels.

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4 CES surprises already teased for Android lovers

With the big CES 2017 event just around the corner, companies are beginning to tease their latest announcements.

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Carriers tee up plentiful Google Pixel deals for the holidays

Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile customers can get up to $400 in savings on Google's latest handsets.

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LG heads to CES armed with a bevy of new smartphones

LG looks to expand its line of affordable, feature-rich handsets at CES 2017.

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Google Drive offers sweet prepaid subscriptions for 100GB and 1TB users

100GB and 1TB plans see reductions of up to $20 a year.

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Growing crop of Nexus 6P users report serious battery drop-off issues

Many are claiming sudden shut-downs at random intervals, even when the battery indicator is over 50 percent.

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Facebook streamlines the login process with Instant Verification

The Android-exclusive feature uses your phone number to bypass one-time password entries.

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There may be more Samsung Galaxy Note7s still in use than LG V20s

People love their exploding Samsung Galaxy Note S7s, but LG's V20, not so much.

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New report says Android phones by Lenovo and others may be running spyware apps

The backdoor access, which sends personal information to China, was originally discovered in the Blu R1 HD.