Android 11
The first update for Android 11 developer preview is live
The developer preview of Android 11 has received its first update to deliver pattches and fix some of the bugs that came with the first version
Android Pie spoiled for Nokia 7 Plus users who just got fourth beta
Those who were hoping to get an early jump on the official Android P build with the Nokia 7 Plus are a little disappointed, but a follow-up should be soon.
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?
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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.
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.
Latest iOS 11.4 beta includes USB Restricted Mode to spoil cops
The feature returns from the iOS 11.3 beta as it has skipped out on the public release. But what does this mean for law enforcement trying to use decryption box tools for iPhones in evidence?
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.
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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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 Developer Preview could be a week or so away
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.
All’s right with the world, as Google brings the correct burger emoji to Android 8.1
The cheese goes on top of the meat patty for the redesigned burger emoji in Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview 2, and we can all be at peace again.
Pixel Visual Core should make photos taken in Instagram not suck
At least, not suck entirely. We saw dynamic range adjustments improve the whole of the picture we Insta’d with the latest Android 8.1 developer preview.
Factory resetting in Android 8.1 Developer Preview can brick device
If you have a problem and happen to have forgotten your unlock code for some reason, you better hope you don’t need a factory reset.
Android O Developer Preview 3 out with final APIs
Android app developers are being urged to work on their products and implement new APIs in time for Android O’s final launch in mere months.
Android O beta spreads through the full beta program today
Two major categories of improvements have been introduced: Fluid Experiences and Vitals. And you get to try them out through the Android Beta Program.
Treble
Project Treble seeks to put Android updates on the fast lane
Another feature to look forward to on Android O is one that will ease the burden on manufacturers and carriers dealing with device software.
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Android O Quick Look and a hot take or two (Video)
The first developer preview has been released to the wild. We’ve played around with it for a day and let a somewhat depressing feeling sink in…
Android O developer preview now out for flashing only
Those on the Android Beta Program won’t have access to this first Android O Developer Preview. A ton of new APIs and interface tweaks are here.
Android 7.1.2 beta 2: Pixel C gets new launcher, Nexus 6P gets fingerprint gestures
The Pixel C finally gets a launcher of its namesake while the Nexus 6P finally gains something its lesser sibling could do since a while back.