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.
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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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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The FBI recruited Best Buy employees as an arm of the law, but did it breach citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights? That plus Android P and HTC phone feedback on our show!
5 updates in Android P Developer Preview scheme, final launch in Q3
The second developer preview will be released at around the time of Google I/O. Even with five scheduled updates in total, Android P is expected to go public in the third quarter.
Android P Developer Preview begins with big new media codecs supported
Other big points for app makers include a flooding threshold for to encourage the API level support and idle state apps not being able to record device sensor data. Images for Pixel phones are available.
Android P can ban background apps from recording audio
Some apps may be recording audio from your phone’s microphone while they are latent to tune their ad-serving. Android P may stop that behavior.