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Editor @TechDomes, bringing the best Google news on your screen. Follow me on Twitter or message me at brianreedtd@hotmail.com

Google Pixel 4 XL pricing may start at $999, Nest Mini at $49 according to Best Buy

Google’s Pixel 4 is coming on October 15th and tons of information about the device has already been leaked. However, pricing details have been both scarce and unreliable so far. Today, we’re getting some new details on the Pixel 4 XL and Nest Mini pricing.

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October 2019 security patch now rolling out for Galaxy S10, Note 10

The October 2019 security patch is now rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, Note 10 and Note 10+.

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Instagram adds dark mode, works w/ Android 10 toggle and Pie

The Instagram app for Android is usually behind the curve when it comes to new features, but today it’s getting one before iOS. Instagram for Android just added official dark mode support in its latest beta update.

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Pixel 4 Canadian price leak suggests slightly more expensive phones

One of the last things about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL that have yet to drop is pricing. With a little over a week away from Made by Google 2019, a Canadian pricing leak suggests a slightly more expensive flagship compared to last year.

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Google Assistant gets new Explore card to discover Actions

Google Assistant has a lot of third-party capabilities called Actions. To aid discoverability, Google has long offered a browsable Explore page, and there’s now an updated card in Assistant’s Updates feed.

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YouTube app promoting new YouTube Music song recommendations

Last month, we spotted the YouTube for Android offering to open YouTube Music when playing songs. A new cross-service integration sees the YouTube app recommend new songs from the Music service.

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Here’s the ‘new Google Assistant’ on Pixel 4

The first Pixel 4 tease from Google actually came during the I/O 2019 keynote. A “next generation Assistant” was demoed from a case-covered device, and officially teased as launching on the “next Pixel phones.” We now have an exclusive first look at the “new Google Assistant” that will debut on the Pixel 4.

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The Huawei Mate 30 Pro can no longer install Google apps

Immediately after the launch of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, we showed how easy it was to install Google apps on the device, despite the phone not being legally allowed to have them in the first place. The app responsible for this, LZPlay, has now been taken down, following the release of a detailed explanation of the security backdoor used to install Google apps on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

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First official Google Pixel 4 render leaks with bold wallpaper

Google Pixel 4 leaks over the past month have ramped up due to unreleased devices finding their way into the wild. Two weeks away from Made by Google 2019, the first official render image has been revealed.

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Here’s how to download and use Google’s ‘Pixel Themes’ app on your device

One of the most exciting new features coming to Google’s Pixel 4 is the ability to theme your device with new fonts, colors, and more. While the feature won’t be fully operational until the Pixel 4 debuts, we can help you download and activate an early preview of “Pixel Themes” on current Pixel devices.

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