How to install Android Oreo on Google Pixel, Nexus phones

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As promised, the search engine giant Google yesterday announced the name of its next Android iteration dubbed as Android Oreo, coinciding with the Solar Eclipse. Google unveiled Android Oreo with a minute long video showcasing its features including stronger, safer, speedier abilities. Continue reading “How to install Android Oreo on Google Pixel, Nexus phones”

Top 5 Android Oreo features you should know

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After a lot of speculations and rumors, Google yesterday finally announced the name of the Android’s next iteration as “Oreo”. The successor of Android Nougat got some pretty cool features in its sleeves featuring different looks to under-the-hood improvements. Continue reading “Top 5 Android Oreo features you should know”

Google confirms Android 8.0 ‘O’ as Oreo; final system images released, OTA updates for devices in beta program rolling out

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Google has finally confirmed that Android 8.0 ‘O’ will be called Oreo. It has also released final system images for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL that can be downloaded from Android developer website here and also started rolling out OTA update for those who have signed up for beta program. It is also pushing sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Continue reading “Google confirms Android 8.0 ‘O’ as Oreo; final system images released, OTA updates for devices in beta program rolling out”

Modified Google Camera app brings HDR+ feature to Snapdragon 820, 821, 835 phones

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Google Camera app on the Pixel smartphones has gained accolades from users as well as critics for its performance. The app which uses a high-end software to process photos, especially scores when it comes to high dynamic range photos thanks to its HDR+ mode. Now, an Ukrainian app developer who goes by name B-S-G, has found a way to transfer that software to any device powered by Snapdragon 820,821 or 835 processor. Continue reading “Modified Google Camera app brings HDR+ feature to Snapdragon 820, 821, 835 phones”

Moto Z Play Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starts rolling out in India

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Lenovo-owned Moto back in June started its first Android 7.1.1 Nougat soak test in India. After finishing three soak tests, the company has started rolling out stable Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update in the country recently, few months after it roll out Android 7.0 (Nougat) update. It has the same changelog as the Moto Z that got the update last week.  Continue reading “Moto Z Play Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starts rolling out in India”

HTC U11 update brings 1080p 60fps video recording, Bluetooth 5 will be enabled with Android O

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HTC earlier this week started rolling out a new update (v1.26.709.3) for its flagship U11 smartphone in Taiwan that brings support for 1080p 60fps video recording as it had promised a few days back. The company already said that it will roll out the feature widely in coming months. The update also brought July 2017 Android security update along with other system enhancements. Continue reading “HTC U11 update brings 1080p 60fps video recording, Bluetooth 5 will be enabled with Android O”

YotaPhone 3 with 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED and 5.2-inch e-Ink screens press images surface

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Yota Devices announced the  YotaPhone 3 at the Russian-Chinese Expo back in June and also confirmed that it will roll out globally later this year. Earlier this week press images of the phone has surfaced on vk.com site in Russia. Continue reading “YotaPhone 3 with 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED and 5.2-inch e-Ink screens press images surface”

Android Nougat adoption hits 13.5%, up 2% since last month

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Google has released Android distribution numbers for the month of August. Android Nougat adoption has increased to 13.5%, up 2% over last month. Nougat 7.0 was up 1.7% to 12.3% while, Nougat 7.1 increased to 1.2% from .9%.  It is possible that before next month’s distribution, we will already see the arrival of Android O. Continue reading “Android Nougat adoption hits 13.5%, up 2% since last month”

Fossil Q Venture and Q Explorist Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches now available for pre-order

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Fossil has announced two new full round touchscreen smartwatches in its Q series – Q Venture and Q Explorist. Both the smartwatches run Android Wear 2.0

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Google Pixel 2 live photos reveal stereo speakers, huge bezels and no headphone jack

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Google will introduce the next generation Pixel smartphones – Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 later this year. We recently saw renders of both the phones followed by an image that showed off front and back of the Pixel 2. Now, a couple of live photos of the Pixel 2 have surfaced thanks to GSMArena.
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SHARP AQUOS S2 with 5.5-inch FHD+ bezel-less display, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras announced

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SHARP today announced AQUOS S2, its latest smartphone at an event in China, as it had promised. 5.5-inch (1080 x 2040 pixels) Full HD+ display with 84.95% screen-to-body ratio. It uses FFD (Free Form Display) technology to make small holes precisely in the screen for front camera and receiver. The fingerprint sensor that is present below the screen is just 3.6mm, making it the world’s narrowest fingerprint identification module. Continue reading “SHARP AQUOS S2 with 5.5-inch FHD+ bezel-less display, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras announced”