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Opinion: Google's 30% cut of Play Store app sales is nothing short of highway robbery

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Congratulations: You've finally developed your million-dollar app. You took a great idea, implemented it, built it into a polished UI, and tested it until you tracked down every last bug. Now it's ready for public release, so you can sit back, relax and ... earn just 70% of what users pay for your software? That doesn't sound right. Yet it's a position that mobile app developers everywhere find themselves in, one that's perched somewhere on the intersection between wildly unfair and mild extortion.

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Ricoh Theta V review: The DSLR of 360-degree cameras

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There is no shortage of portable 360-degree cameras. The most well-known in our circles is Samsung's Gear 360, but that only works with Samsung phones and iOS. Insta360's 'ONE' and 'Nano' cameras are also popular, though the latter only works with select iPhone models.

If price is no object, one of the leading devices in this category has been Ricoh's Theta V camera. It's tiny, but it packs a 4K sensor and the ability to record surround-sound audio (with a separate module).

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Weekend poll: What version of Android does your phone run?

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I'm sure at least a few of you felt betrayed by last week's poll, so in light of the T-Mobile G1 announcement anniversary, we'll be doing the most purely Android poll we can. It's a classic, too. The last time we asked this question, neither Pie nor Oreo had been released, so we're curious to see how the numbers have changed.

What version of Android does your phone run?

Depending on how you look at it, Android has one of two birth dates: either November 5th, 2017 for the first beta release or September 23rd, 2008 for Android's formal 1.0 reveal and the announcement of the T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream.

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7 of our favorite tech deals this week: Nokia and LG phones, Amazon Fire hardware, and more

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Next month is fixing up to be a busy one for smartphone fans, with new launches coming up from Google, LGRazer, and more. And while we're sure some of you will prefer to hold off on buying any new hardware until all those announcements are out of the way, we've got a few tempting deals that are just about doing their darnedest to separate you from your hard-earned cash.

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7 smartphone trends that were terrible ideas

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Smartphones have been around for over a decade now. In fact, the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, debuted 10 years ago today. It's not surprising that the category has seen some pretty horrible trends in that amount of time. We've compiled seven of the worst ones we could think of in this post, a couple of which are (unfortunately) still ongoing.

3D screens

When you think "3D phone," your head probably goes straight to 2011's HTC EVO 3D, and maybe the LG Optimus 3D that debuted shortly after.

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[Deal Alert] Anker Nebula Mars II Android projector is $400 ($200 off), Mars Lite is $230 ($170 off)

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We recently reviewed Anker's Nebula Mars II, the company's new flagship portable projector. It's bright, loud, and runs full Android 7.1 Nougat. However, the MSRP of $499 was a bit pricey. Anker is now discounting the Mars II and the Mars Lite (a cheaper version with no Android OS) at $399.99 and $229.99, respectively.

The Mars II is Anker's top-of-the-line portable projector, with a 300 ANSI Lumen lamp, around four hours of battery life, great speakers, and Android 7.1.

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30 best new Android games released this week including Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Flipflop Solitaire, and Phantomgate : The Last Valkyrie

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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. This week I have the long-awaited sequel to Life is Strange, an awesome take on solitaire card games, and an enjoyable platforming RPG with plenty of turn-based battles. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released in the last week.

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