Project Zero: Galaxy, Pixel and other Android devices affected by exploit

Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, Google, and other Android devices have been exploited with a vulnerability discovered by Google’s Project Zero.

XDA Exclusive: Android Q looks to kill back button, go all in on gestures

If you’re a longtime Android user, you may have to suffer one of the biggest design language shifts with Android 10 Q coming soon.
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Google starts rolling out Pixel updates, including improved memory performance

Google makes a security patch and 13 functional patches available for Pixel phones that address vulnerabilities and fix bugs.

Every Google Pixel camera to gain Night Sight

Phone cameras have more readily started to adopt “night modes” for better capture in low-light conditions. Here’s Google’s take on it.

Now is a good time to buy the Pixel 2

With the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL already out and available, now it is a good time to buy a used Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Check out the details!

Google will fix the Pixel camera bug of disappearing pictures

A Google spokesperson issued a statement acknowledging the Pixel camera bug. A fix is going to be issued to all Pixel phones.

Sometimes Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones don’t save photos

There is a cornucopia of reports that claim the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones are sometimes failing to save a picture taken.
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75 percent Pixel users are Android Pie early adopters

According to Rick Osterloh, SVP of Hardware at Google, Pixel users are early adopters of Android Pie. 75 percent already run it.
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Google Camera app from Pixel 3 available with RAW support, fresh UI

The Google Camera app from the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is now available to download as APK, bringing a fresh UI and RAW support.

Verizon halts Pixel 2 sales as it prepares for the Pixel 3

Verizon halts Pixel 2 sales as it prepares for the Pixel 3 duo to arrive soon. The larger Pixel 2 XL is still available though.

Google pisses off Pixel owners by changing battery settings for them

In fact, any smartphone owner who had Android Pie on their device was susceptible to this seemingly random toggling of power saver settings…

Fortnite beta invites have started to expand beyond Samsung Galaxy devices

Fortnite is starting to arrive to many Android devices starting today, so this would be a good time to check your e-mail to see if your invitation is there

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.

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?

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.

Notch or no notch? Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will soon let you choose

It looks like Google will embrace the iPhone X-started notch trend this fall with the 6.2-inch Pixel 3 XL while adopting a more symmetrical Pixel 3 design.

Apple squeeze UI patent imagines a resistive-touch smartphone

Remember resistive touch displays where the processor had to work out what pinches were? Perhaps Apple may be aiming for the same… or make it better.

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.

Verizon follows T-Mobile’s suit with slew of Father’s Day BOGO deals of its own

What better way to show your dear old dad how much he means to you than buying a high-end Android or iOS phone for both you and him at a special price?

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.

Everything from the Pixel 2 XL to the Pixelbook, Google Home Max and Mini is on sale right now

US Google Store shoppers can get some decent discounts on the Pixel 2 XL smartphone, Pixelbook laptop and Google Home, Home Max and Mini smart speakers through June 17.

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.

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.
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You can get a Pixel 2 XL with free Google Store credit and Home Mini for a limited time

Google’s latest Pixel 2 XL deal may not seem that great, but at least there are no Verizon strings attached, and at the end of the day, you get to save a decent $149.

Kantar sees Xiaomi and Huawei rising in major European markets, iPhone X topping Chinese sales

According to the latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report, Xiaomi and Huawei’s smartphone sales are rapidly growing in Europe’s top five markets, while Apple is doing solid business in China.