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You might have noticed that here at Android Authority we’re currently running some of the finest phones we’ve seen in 2017 through a series of tests to determine the true top dog in our Best of Android series. One of those carefully selected devices is the Pixel 2 XL, the larger version of Google’s second-generation flagship range.

Whether it wins the overall prize is yet to be seen (it’s not looking good so far!), but the Pixel 2 without doubt deserves its place among this year’s elite. For more of our...
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The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are great devices. They sport high-end specs, Leica-branded dual cameras, and lower prices than the Galaxy S8 and many other rivals. But they’ve still got faults.

To grab more attention, the P11 and P11 Plus need to bring something new and exciting to the table. Here’s what we’d like to see.

1. A revamped design

Huawei didn’t follow the latest design trends with the P10 series, there’s no 18:9 aspect ratio or edge to edge screen. The top and bottom bezels, while not the largest,...
Dec
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China’s online shopping giant wants to shake up the way people buy cars.

Alibaba has just shown off its car vending machine. It plans to open two of them in January.

GIF by Tech in Asia, from Alibaba’s video.

Before you rush to the weirdly-shaped building, here’s how it works. First, use your phone to scan any car you fancy on the street using Alibaba’s shopping app.

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GIF by Tech in Asia, from Alibaba’s video.

After scheduling a test drive in the app, fill in your info and snap a selfie....
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Singapore’s Oxfordcaps has secured an undisclosed amount of funding in a seed round led by 500 Startups and ReadyVentures. Several unnamed angel investors also participated.

Launched in July, the startup wants to shake up the student accommodation market by applying the “co-living” model that’s already disrupting rental options for expat professionals in Asia’s biggest cities.

Companies like Singapore-based Hmlet and MetroResidences, itself a recipient of seed capital from 500 Startups,...
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Tencent, China’s social media and gaming titan, is riding high.

Aside from last month topping a half-trillion-dollar valuation for the first time, it has now hit a new milestone – Tencent accounts for a record half of the revenue in China’s gaming market, according to a Beijing-based research firm.

GIF by Tech in Asia, from video by Tencent Games.

Tencent, maker of WeChat, is being boosted by its smash-hit mobile game Honor of Kings, with over 80 million Chinese players each day making it the...
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Google has been a long-time supporter of net neutrality and the general concept of a free and open internet. This is why, seven years ago, Google drastically slashed its business interests in China, even threatening to leave the country entirely: Chinese censorship and government control simply went against the values of Google as an entity, and Google wouldn’t play ball.

But a lot has changed in the past seven years when it comes to China. Now Google may be slowly warming up to the idea of doing major business there again…however reluctantly.

Today,...
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Blockchain, the digital ledger system that underpins Bitcoin, is being put to use to fight China’s “fake” food problem.

Counterfeit soy sauce, rice, wine, and eggs are among the potentially deadly items that have been found for sale in the country. Now JD, China’s second biggest online shopping company, is fighting back by using blockchain to get a clear picture of where foodstuffs really come from.

“Blockchain holds incredible promise in delivering the transparency that is needed to help promote food safety across the whole supply chain,” says Bridget van...
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If the US really repeals net neutrality, it’s going to have impacts felt far outside of its own borders.


Why US net neutrality matters to AsiaThe US votes on net neutrality later today

Posted by Tech in Asia on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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You might think the US net neutrality debate has no impact on Asia’s tech startup scene. That’s not really true.

On one hand, Asia’s startups could benefit from a repeal. Repealing net neutrality would make it easier for big companies to squeeze startups in the US, and that could inspire...
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It might have represented a big departure from previous Moto X phones, but we concluded that the Moto X4 still hits all the right marks without sacrificing too much. That being said, it never hurts to see a $60 price drop, something that Best Buy was more than happy to deliver as a doorbuster deal.

From now until the end of the day, you can pick up the Moto X4 for $340. Keep in mind that this is not the Android One version, nor is it the unlocked version with Amazon ads — this is the regular unlocked version. That means you can take the phone to all four major US carriers...
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Sponsored by Honor.


Not long ago, the term ‘budget phone’ was a bit of a dirty word. After all, most phones that fit into this category weren’t just cheap in price, but also performance, quality, and design. Thankfully affordable phones have seen somewhat of a renaissance, and brands like Honor have been a large part of this change. In 2017 Honor is redefining ‘budget’ once again with the brand new Honor 7X.

The Honor 7X is only $200, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the phone. The Honor 7X borrows many of the same trends as modern flagships but manages to undercut these brands by several...
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