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The OnePlus 2 was the first Android device with USB-C. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The OnePlus 2 was the first Android device with USB-C. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Just because that USB-C cable you bought fits your new smartphone, it doesn’t make it a good USB-C cable. As Googler Benson Leung points out, there are a lot of bad USB-C cables out there that not only cause your devices to exhibit “weird behavior,” but are also “downright dangerous.”

To help users buy better USB-C cables, Leung has begun reviewing those available on Amazon to help you decide which you should buy, and which you should avoid.

OnePlus 2 is faster and prettier than its predecessor. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The new OnePlus 2 is faster and prettier than its predecessor. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The latest “flagship killer” from Chinese startup OnePlus is getting even more attention that its predecessor. And rightly so: The OnePlus 2 is better looking and more advanced than the OnePlus One, with a faster Snapdragon 810 processor, up to twice as much RAM, and a new 13-megapixel camera sensor.

The device also comes with OnePlus’ latest OxygenOS software pre-installed, which offers a pure Android experience with some added extras.

All these things come in a pretty package that costs just $329 with 16GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. (You can bump up to 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM for $389.) But is this a great smartphone that’s worth waiting for?

Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Google has made a small amendment to its Play Store guidelines for developers, banning them from using customer testimonials in their app and game descriptions. The rule is designed to prevent the manipulation of ranking or relevancy by removing potentially irrelevant or misleading keywords or phrases.

The apps you buy for Nexus Player will have been approved by Google. Photo: Google

The apps you buy for Nexus Player will have been approved by Google. Photo: Google

Developers may be free to release (almost) whatever they like for Android, but with Android TV, things are going to be a little different. Google will screen and approve Android TV apps before publishing them in the Play Store to ensure a good experience for its users, according to its guidelines for developers.

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Today’s selection for our weekly Wednesday’s Must Have Game column is called World at Arms and originally launched for Android back in 2013. The title has since been named as one of the best action-based games on the market and just two months ago it surpassed 20,000,000 downloads with over 250,000 five-star ratings. Now that’s pretty impressive.

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