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Cortana can now be set as the default assistant on your Android device

The personal assistant arms race is heating up, as the latest update for Microsoft’s Cortana can now easily replace the Google Assistant. If you’d like, the next time you long-press home to pull up your personal assistant, you can find the familiar oscillating purple and white dot staring back at you. The new feature comes via the latest 2.8 update to the Cortana app on Google Play. If you’d like to check out how it works, we gave it a try.

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what’s new in Android O?

The past week has been the Big-O week for all of us involved in Google’s ecosystem and the Android world. The follow-up to Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat was announced as Android O — full name still unknown ( But as per few people and going by Android previous naming conventions it is to be named as Oreo) — and the developer preview images were made available for those who want to test it out and check all the new features.

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YouTube is launching its TV services in few months

YouTube is expanding beyond its role of being an online video hub. The Alphabet-owned company announced on Tuesday that over the next few months it will launch YouTube TV, an online cable bundle with all the networks and dozens of cable networks. For just $35 per month, you’ll have not only access to all the YouTube content, but also live shows and programming from 40 networks, including sports and news with membership for up to 6 people.

The Galaxy Note 7 might not me no more, but Samsung is still supporting its other flagships in earnest. Today, the company is rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, coupling Google's latest software improvements with a dash of TouchWiz design. The biggest changes can be found in the notification tray -- swipe down and you'll notice that the Quick Panel interface looks cleaner than before, with titles removed from each icon. The "second depth," opened with a subsequent downward swipe, has been reworked too with grouped icons. Notifications have also been bundled for easier sorting, and now support direct replies.