Nokia 7 Plus lauded, on track for Android Pie next month
It gains praise from Expert Imaging and Sound Association for best consumer smartphone and gets a timeline for real Android Pie.
Motorola’s Android Pie hitlist includes Moto X4, Moto Z2 phones
Moto’s general rules? Two years of OS support for ‘Z’ phones, one for ‘G’ phones. That leaves the Moto X4 in a tight spot.
The Galaxy Note 9 is so… | #PNWeekly 317
Well, you fill in the blank. We have plenty of opinions to give on this iteration of Samsung’s Note-worthy smarphone as well as Android Pie.
Samsung Gear smartwatch users are not so happy with Android 9.0 Pie
Samsung Gear smartwatches are having issues with beta versions of Android 9.0 Pie, but we have heard that the solution is close
Android 9 Pie is more adaptive with fewer buttons
Owners of Google’s Pixel phones will get the update first, followed by third-party devices that were eligible for the beta.
Pixel 3 XL
Pixel 3 XL Snapdragon 845 and 4GB of RAM confirmed by benchmark results
Recent benchmark results confirm that the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL will be packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and 4GB of RAM.
Set your calendars for August 20th to welcome Android P
We have strong reasons to believe Android P will come in August thanks to a very reliable source
Note 9, Unbreakable | #PNWeekly 315
The Galaxy Note 9 apparently will get Fortnite as a launch exclusive, but will that really help sales out? Will tariffs ruin everything? It’s all on our show today!
Android P Developer Preview 5 is final step before formal release
Android P has reached the end of the trialing pipeline and is set to be released within the next several weeks. What will be the treat name?
Huawei P9 lite could be updated to… Android Pistachio
So, the Huawei P9 lite mini won’t be getting Android Oreo, but maybe the Huawei P9 lite (2017) will get Android… wait, Pistachio?
Futurism for the Mi MIX 3 and Galaxy X | #PNWeekly 312
Is HTC still the phone maker we know and love? How are iPhone buyers sizing up their phones based on where they come from? And a whole lot more.
Eventually, Android will have toggle for Dark Theme UI
Android users have been thirsty for a dark theme for years. Pixel 2 owners only have this feature on an wallpaper-contingent basis.
Sony Xperia XZ2 scores Android P Beta 2 update with enhanced stability
The second beta quality version of Android P is rolling out as an over-the-air update for existing Sony Xperia XZ2 software testers.
Google gets the Android P Beta 2 ball rolling for Pixel and Pixel 2 devices
The second beta quality Android P release and third developer preview includes final APIs and the official SDK, rolling out now to Google’s Pixel phones.
Every single one of HMD’s Nokia smartphones will get official Android P updates
New and old, low and high-end (and mid-range), all of HMD Global’s Nokia-branded smartphones are now officially guaranteed to receive Android P updates… eventually.
Essential PH-1
Essential Phone will get standard 3-year software update schedule
The company insists that the Essential PH-1 will remain on its normal software update schedule through mid-2020, even as the fate of the company is uncertain.
Living with the Android P beta is actually quite enjoyable
Signing up for it on my phone was easy, the gestures were, for the most part, intuitive and I was saving power from all the new algorithmic features on Android P. And this is a beta version.
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Duplex was great and all. Android P made a big step towards wider, faster distribution. But what about privacy? We talk Google I/O on this week’s show.
BQ Aquaris X2 and X2 Pro are two new additions to Android One
These two phones hit the mid-range of the smartphone market with lots of Qualcomm technologies and quick support of Android updates as they come.
Qualcomm optimizing Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636 for quick Android P integration
Those three chipsets are featured on several of the non-Google phones that are eligible for the Android P beta program, which explains a lot.
Here are the devices eligible for the Android P beta
You can get into the newest version of Android long before it’s even finalized just by having one of 11 phones and with a little bit of clicking. Start here.
Android P puts battery life first, also reimagines how apps work with Actions and Slices
Google is finally, finally, finally treating your smartphone’s battery life as its…
Android P Dashboard contributing to the “joy of missing out”
Several features will be incorporated into Google’s properties to encourage dropping the phone for a while and not missing out on life.
Google I/O 2018 will be about “responsible” use of Android
With the past year gone by and a trail of data devastation, we’re still stuck with the companies we have to deal with. What’s Google doing to make it more bearable?
Global private DNS in Android P and a new navigation mode
It’s not just about security while internet browsing, but also an iPhone X user interface motif that might get imported to Android P, according to some conspiratorial monitors.