Expect more squircles on the Google Play Store
It’s an odd aesthetic choice that Google has chosen to adopt for its apps store for Android and Chrome OS, but it’ll stick to it from June 24.
Beta version of Apple Music expands to Android tablets
Those who have signed up for the beta program for the Apple Music Android app can now use it on their tablets all prim and properly.
Android announces support for foldable devices like Samsung’s
The Android team is working on how to make developing apps for two types of foldable phablets not a living nightmare. The future is coming.
Samsung demonstrates Infinity Flex Display with One UI
That foldable Galaxy smartphone will be coming fast and furious at us, but before that, let’s get to know the display that will be on it.
Let’s hope the Galaxy Note 9 doesn’t burn up | #PNWeekly 309
Are we finally ready for a bigger battery on a Galaxy Note phone? Do you want a 9-year-old iPhone for kicks? And we have gripes to tell you about!
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.
HTC U12+ brings back BoomSound speakers, Edge Sense
It’s one part refinement and one part addition. All together, it’s one large phone that takes great photos, video and audio with a price tag as big as its promises.
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.
A couple more LG G7 ThinQ leaks show black color, notch settings
The LG G7 ThinQ is back in black. The status bar that can hide the notch is back, too, but apparently in several different colors.
Mobvoi introduces $129 TicPods Free at $79 on Indiegogo
That was at the Super Early Bird stage, though you can still get great discounts even at the higher tiers. All for wireless earbuds that have more colors than AirPods.
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.
Does the LG G7 have a Bixby Button?
New speculative renders show the upcoming device to feature four buttons on it siderails. Now, if two of those buttons control volume, what do the other two do?
Apple fixes one of the iOS 11 notification bugs… only in an ad
It’s an annoying vanity bug that made its way into a triple-A, big-money ad for the iPhone X’s Face ID feature. And it gets edited like this.
Universal Windows Platform features, but no Spotify UWP yet
Spotify’s Xbox application is UWP-compliant, but not its recently-released desktop app for Windows 10 which some say is just a reheating of its existing x86 app.
Tweetstorms sanctioned with Add another Tweet button
You can add another tweet to the one that you started and keep it going until you finally complete your thoughts. Then, send it all to Twitter.
Dev-ported Pixel Launcher makes every feature actually work
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.
Less blue, more circles for Facebook app in new look
None of the colors will be changing per se, but some cruft will get sanded off and buttons will be made bigger for you to hit with accuracy.
Android O dessert not named in Reddit AMA, but here are some highlights!
By the way, some jokey joke suggestions included “Oak Tree Cookie” and “Oobleck.” But there’s plenty of pertinent stuff to go through.
HTC U11 gets Alexa link through Edge Sense app update
If you prefer to use Amazon’s assistant over Google Assistant, you’ll soon be able to get to it with a simple squeeze. But not exactly now.
Refreshed design for Twitter on iOS resurrects Android side menu
And unlike what Google is even doing for its Android app in taking iOS elements to bear, Twitter is porting an Android design paradigm to its iOS app.
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.
Tablet multitasking is the highlight of first peeks at Google Fuchsia OS
A video shows off what Google might do if and when it replaces Android with a revised mobile operating system. There are pictures, too.
The Ocean roars tonight: HTC U leaks
Its codename is “Ocean” and the ocean of rumors is very much thick and frothing with details, speculation and revelations on how Edge Sense will work.