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Complying with the recent blacklist of Huawei, Google has pulled the Chinese company's Android license. Read about the implications.
A new commit suggests that the Google Pixel 4 will at least let users call and text from both phone numbers and, at most, do way more with data connections.
Android Pie notifies users when they're using an app that was developed for Android Jelly Bean or an older version of the OS. But it won't cut them off.
It's not the most exciting feature, though it will end up adding convenience to the next Pixel phones. But at least we know that a "Pixel 3" is in the pipeline.
There's Android code mentioning a new piece of hardware that is tangentially related to the Nexus Player. But it looks to be very early days.
Last year, the Android O Developer Preview came in on March 21. Reasonable enough to think that P could follow in that trend. There's even more features to spoil in this post.
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.
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza WHAT? Code for the "future" has been appended to the AOSP gerrit and it's taking us to the next level.
That ROM is called CarbonROM and, unfortunately, the feature has only been enabled on the Pixel 2 XL. But for tinkerers that would've otherwise lost the feature, this is a good step.
LG makes the Pixel 2 XL that we know of today. But HTC, which made the Pixel 2, was also working on a Pixel 2 XL as well. What could've been, right?
We may go from Android 8.0 straight to Android 9.0 over the next year if what's being talked about deep in the AOSP gerrit pans out.
It's nary a week since Android 8.0 debuted and the AOSP repository got updated and owners of a couple of older Xiaomi smartphones are getting sweetened up.
If you prefer the clean look of the Pixel Launcher but haven't been able to get everything working properly, try this neat-o port.
We don't know if these APIs will be put into the initial version of Android 8.0, but the fact that we see them in AOSP code is encouraging.
Some Android manufacturers and custom ROM makers bodged battery level readings into their interfaces — some more crudely than others.
But it's not just the OnePlus 5 that's affected by a bug that kills 911 and 999 calls — several other Android phones do so with no clear pattern to it.
911 and 999 calls made through a OnePlus 5 will not return a dispatcher from a call center but, instead, reboot the device.
It's been on the Xperia Z2 and on most every device since then. Why drop it now, Sony? Maybe it's unfinished software. But at this stage?
The supposed smallest of the next Pixels is getting around the offices at the Googleplex, apparently. It's a good sign that Google is avoiding failures.
Walleye, Muskie and Taimen are supposed the names of the next-generation Google Pixel phones that will be getting the Snapdragon 835.
All three fish-based codenames have been in circulation around the rumor circuits for a while, but at least the first two have been publicly spotted.
It's a feature that's been introduced into a beta version of the latest Marshmallow AOSP. And it'll help the battery not destroy itself quickly.
Do we need a new Android reboot option for when your phone gets so laggy that only a power cycle will help? Google and Sony butt heads over the feature.