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    The task of rooting an Android device has grown tall recently and with Android Nougat, there are now several roadblocks in the way that would prevent developers from getting in to root the upcoming Pixel phones — built on Nougat from the ground up — with ease. The first block is a kernel feature in Nougat called "device-mapper-verity" that checks the /system directory of the device while it is booting to see if all the files that should be there are there and in the way they're supposed to be there. If a single change has been made, your device will not boot. This takes any one-stop ...

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    The HTC 10 has an IP53 rating that guarantees that the phone will be protected from dust getting into its vital components and for spraying water for up to five minutes. The way devices get tested for that rating is vigorous and, while not government-regulated, is pretty important to the International Electrotechnical Commission. HTC, said to make this year's Google Nexus Pixel smartphones, apparently has been able to go for the same Ingress Protection rating, according to a tip sent to Android Police. What does this practically mean? Well, we wouldn't encourage you to use your HTC 10, ...

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    It looks like the Android purists’ favorite device manufacturer will be turning over a new leaf this fall not only in terms of mobile product branding, but also retail pricing and advertising focus. No more catering to an inherently limited target audience of, well, mostly geeks with Nexus-labeled phones and tablets, as Google tries to finally break into the mainstream hardware landscape by teasing sitcom viewers and football fans of the Pixel and Pixel XL’s imminent arrival. Just as October 4 press invites started going out, and that cryptic but telling madeby.google.com splash site ...

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    White? Not after Labor Day. You probably have to name it "aluminium". That's the call that rumormongers have made on some fashion choices that the HTC-made Google Pixel phones could take. Blue, black, then this "aluminium." Someone has both the 5-inch Pixel (right) and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL (left) in real life, both showing off what prior renders have already told us. Well, they show off only a few things. While the original photos may have been clear as a bell, there's been a liberal application of blurring to obscure any identifying labels. Back and center is the fingerprint sensor. The ...

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    In discussing when Samsung will restart Galaxy Note 7 sales in the US, it seems that Evan Blass of VentureBeat has also related the event to the start of some sort of sales activity for the LG V20. It was disappointing to hear word that the V20 would probably be shipping out after Google's Pixel phones have had a chance to, but Blass seems to have affirmed this rumor with two tweets. First off, we're learning of a long lead-in period to new sales of the Galaxy Note 7 devices in the US. Even though customers have apparently started exchanging their battery-defective phones or their ...

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    We're running a special segment this week to discuss Samsung and the response to the Note 7. Is the media doing a fair job in reporting on these incidents? Has Samsung responded appropriately? Is there any way to salvage the Galaxy brand name? Also, the iPhone 7 will be in our hands in less than 24 hours, and it's apparently selling out like crazy! HTC has a new phone headed to Sprint! We've got a fresh look at the Google Pixel phone! Microsoft kills the Lumia! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 15th (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    It seems that the oddity that was the Nexus Launcher is no more. Or, as leaker @LlabTooFeR would say "Don't know anything about Nexus Launcher... There is only Pixel launcher..." The original launcher, thought to take better advantage of Google Assistant features and to differentiate the upcoming so-called Pixel (neé Nexus) phones, had its .apk leak last month. Google's new Pixel Launcher. pic.twitter.com/g974gVOKzT — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 12, 2016 In the app information section, the Nexus Launcher's app version prefix code referred to Android Nougat Maintenance Release 1, ...

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    As hard as Google might be trying to keep a lid on classified information spillage concerning the first generation of Nexus-replacing Pixel phones (particularly real-life visual leaks), this is 2016, and there’s only so much you can do to hide premium Androids from prying eyes. Another reputable tipster who knows a guy who knows another guy with a connection in the right place delivers a fresh round of “factory renders” today, as well as a 360-degree video, starring the smaller of two upcoming Pixel handhelds, aka HTC-manufactured “Sailfish.” No use calling it a Nexus anymore, ...

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    Whatever mysterious issue Huawei had to resolve at the eleventh twelfth hour, it’s probably fixed (about darn time), with the Nexus 6P now added to the still unusually short list of Google-backed devices able to officially and widely score Nougat goodies. All you need to do is visit the search giant’s developer webpages, locate your respective factory or OTA Android 7.0 image, then download and install it following a simple set of instructions. Unless you were enrolled in the build N’s beta program, in which case you’re likely all set by now. Both binary image files are labeled ...

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    While it’s definitely no big surprise to see the latest Android flavor kept exclusive to Nexus devices several weeks after its public, out-of-beta debut, as third-party OEMs need extra optimization, i.e. bloatification, time, it’s completely unacceptable that the 6P is still stuck on Marshmallow. Yes, that 6P. The one and only fall 2015-released Google/Huawei-co-branded Nexus 6P. The worldwide over-the-air rollout was supposed to begin on or around August 25, following publication of a manually downloading 7.0 factory image on Big G’s servers. None of that happened yet, and with ...

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    Okay, so Huawei is doing the Nexus again. We've been told that before and have been loathe to believe it given that the rumor pile stuck HTC with the two-phone Pixel job. But Huawei still had a trademark on the "7P," so, even if there was no fire, the smoke's still up. And with Evan Blass passing along the idea of a Google-branded tablet in 2016, we might as well start talking specs, if only to get an idea of what we're dealing with. Huawei Blog out of Germany has compiled some figures from its sources in China and the very blurry, very doubtful picture we have so far seems plain and ...

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    Still salty about Google’s rumored decision to axe the Nexus brand, and unveil Pixel-labeled N6P and 5X successors of sorts nearly one full month after today’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus announcement? With Galaxy Note 7 explosion scandals far from over, the LG V20 unlikely to start shipping very soon, and the Marlin and Sailfish now expected to pull off stellar turnaround times, it looks like there’s nothing to worry, as everything may go Big G’s way at the end of the day. While we previously heard whispers of relatively swift launches, Ausdroid finally goes into detail, at least as far ...

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    The Nexus brand is (probably) dead, long live Google Pixel phones, and most likely, tablets too, despite C’s very experimental nature and mainstream commercial misfortune. But the HTC-manufactured Pixel and Pixel XL, codenamed Sailfish and Marlin on the inside, are expected to start off at a major disadvantage compared to their Nexus predecessors. Not only will they be released a little late to strike box-office gold during the always prosperous holiday season, also foregoing the typical buzz and media attention of debuting alongside new Android flavors. Nougat is already out and about ...

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    Android tablets, both low-cost and “premium”, don’t seem to be going anywhere, and it’s been that way for several years now. It’s perhaps no coincidence Google also inexplicably stopped manufacturing 7-inch Nexuses back in 2013, focusing on larger, far less popular form factors. The 2014-released HTC-produced N9 was practically forgotten before 2013’s second-gen Asus Nexus 7, which we still remember fondly of to this day, while the all-Google-developed-and-marketed Pixel C from last year could never properly take off. The signs pointed to an inevitable end of vanilla ...

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    One HTC-made "Nexus" device, codenamed "Marlin" and perhaps to be brought to market as the "Pixel XL," may use an entirely new mobile camera sensor from Sony. @LlabTooFeR, the source of several previous leaks on HTC, has tweeted out some supposed camera information for the Pixel XL. HTC Nexus (M1) = Marlin = Pixel XL will be featured with Sony IMX378 (12mp) main camera and IMX179 (8mp) front camera. — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 2, 2016 Sony has not put out any information about the IMX378, but we do know that the IMX179 is a 1/3.2-inch sensor with an effective resolution of 8 ...

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    While Google has never adhered to the excessively leaky code of conduct of most other top-tier mobile software and hardware designers, the search giant probably outdid itself with the secrecy and confusion surrounding this year’s Android iteration name, proprietary VR release(s), and Nexus upgrades. Wait, what Nexus upgrades? It’s time to bury the purist-beloved brand, it seems, and embrace the Pixel label, which Google may want to more closely tie to its own name rather than those of third-party OEMs. The Pixel and Pixel XL phones, formerly known as Sailfish and Marlin, are still ...

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    The Nexus brand seems to be in a moribund state as of right now. There's been word that we won't get to know the devices of HTC's craft running Google's vision of Android as "Nexuses." Now comes word from one reliable source to Android Police and another separate source that the device codenamed "Sailfish," with a 5-inch screen, will be marketed as the "Pixel". The 5.5-inch "Marlin" device will be the Pixel XL. Google has slapped the "Pixel" brand on premium, larger devices of its own design or even own build, such as Chromebooks and an Android tablet. A particularly iffy development in ...

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    This year's supposed HTC-made Nexus devices, codenamed "Marlin" and "Sailfish," may not have "Nexus" in their names. Sources to Android Central are instead saying that "Google" will be integral to the branding of the phones. Another integral part to the products is that they will feature special and exclusive software features beyond the set given on Android Nougat. Completely muddled in all of this is what may or may not be included in the first Maintenance Release of Nougat, — likely to be called Android 7.1 — and what will remain exclusive to the "Marlin" and "Sailfish". That ...

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    It seems that the Nexus 5 will remain the smartphone apex of value-for-dollar in Google's standardized Android device lineup. With all of the top-of-the-line specifications and standardized hardware design that have been discussed for both the smaller "Sailfish" and larger "Marlin" devices supposedly to be made by HTC this year, it's really no surprise that the tab has picked up this year. Specificaly, Nexus Blog states from its "internal sources in HTC" that the Google Store will start both devices off at 32GB of storage. The Sailfish will go for $449 while the Marlin is said to start ...

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    There's another Snapdragon 820 device from HTC just beginning to make the rounds on GFXBench. We already think that the Nexus devices will get Android 7.1 before they launch, though. So, what's this thing with Android 6.0.1? Perhaps the Desire 10 Pro? It seems like it. It  has all the typical trimmings: 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 12-megapixel camera on the back with a 5-megapixel front facer. But is that quad HD screen really at 5.1 inches? The Desire 10 Lifestyle has been rumored to receive a 5.5-inch 720p panel. Maybe the Pro version will be more faithful to the OG 10? One thing ...

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    LG may get the first word in for putting out the first Android Nougat smartphone on September 6. But that's just word. Not phones in boxes being sent through a postal delivery system. Instead, the HTC-made Nexus devices — rumored to debut on October 4 — will actually ship first. That's the word according to Android Police managing editor David Ruddock. Yes, that guy has a title. LG V20 may be the first phone *in the world* to ship with Nougat. But Nexuses will almost definitely be first widely available. — David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) August 24, 2016 @pedro_segura LG V20 won't ship ...

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    Ever since it started working on Project Fi, Google made it clear it wasn’t looking to muscle wireless service provider veterans out of business. Instead, Big G is collaborating with the likes of Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular stateside, as well as Three internationally, in a bold attempt to unify the world’s wireless networks so you can enjoy higher speeds and better coverage ubiquitously at the lowest possible costs. While a subscription to the ingenious MVNO often comes with added benefits including hefty savings on recent Nexus family installments, it’s perfectly fine by Google ...

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    As we post, Google is updating its Nexus Files for Developers page with links to the NRD90M builds of Android 7.0 Nougat. Developers and users alike with ADB knowledge can flash them to applicable Nexus devices. The Pixel C, the Nexus Player and the Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 9 are available for download at this hour. You can also continue to attempt a pull-down of the OTA. The countdown for OEM partners to get updates out continues. Source: Android Developers Via: Android Police

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    Android 7.0 Nougat wasn't as flashy as you expected it to be, right? Where was the Nexus Launcher? Where's Allo and Google Assistant and that "not a home button" home button? Where are all the software changes that we're looking forward to on the Marlin Nexus device? Not here just yet. But XDA developer Nate Benis is telling us that all of that stuff you saw from Android Police are from the first Maintenance Release of Android Nougat, scheduled to be pushed out this fall. The initial version Nougat is mostly based off of Developer Preview 5. "[It] does not have any of the 'proprietary ...

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    Today might just be the big day for owners of the two latest (and greatest, until Marlin and Sailfish swim up to shore) Nexus devices, at least according to one of Canada’s three leading mobile network operators. But Australia’s number two wireless carrier doesn’t entirely share Telus’ position or confirm its very specific Android Nougat release date, while the third largest telco down under even more clearly suggests a delay could be in store due to a mysterious “issue found during testing.” Not Vodafone’s own “optimization” process, mind you, as said bug is apparently ...

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