Google ’s new dongle gives us longer playback and lower latency for an extra $3

Here are the new features for the new USB-C to headphone jack adapter that Google has upgraded before the launch of the Pixel 3 devices

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.
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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
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Google demands: only one notch per edge, two in total per device

In a recent blog post, Google is advising app developers and smartphone manufacturers to use the notch responsibly. Refrain from using more than two!

Android P will be third OS update for OnePlus 3 and 3T

It’s rare that an Android phone would get more than two OS version updates in two years. But OnePlus is making it happen, though.

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.

Android P Developer Preview 4 released behind schedule

We are nearing release of the next version of Android and this update’s a little bit late. But at least we know that the platform is spreading its wings.

YouTube picture-in-picture mode to be available on all US Android Oreo devices

The feature has gotten out of its YouTube Red premium range and is spreading to all Android Oreo devices in the United States.

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.

Essential Phone now publicly on Android P beta track

From developer preview to public beta, it’s still gotta be flashed into the device if you’re willing to try Android P with Essential.

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.
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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.

Android P will force crash an app by default if it stops responding

Instead of having to wait for an app to maybe un-freeze itself or maybe crash once and for all, Android P will just shut it down. Why? Learn more about this double-edged sword.

What happened to responsibility at Google I/O 2018? | #PNWeekly 304

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.