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Android O incoming – Google hosting live stream on Monday

It’s been nearly one hundred years since we’ve seen a solar eclipse at the same scale as the one that sweeps across the US on Monday. In other words, it’s a pretty big deal. Google thinks so too, and that’s why it is using the eclipse as a launching point for Android O. That’s right, Google has …

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Google teases Android O announcement with countdown to Monday, August 21st event

Three weeks after the release of Developer Preview 4, Google today launched a teaser site for an Android O announcement this coming Monday. This countdown is coinciding with the solar eclipse that is happening on Monday, with an event scheduled for New York City.<p>Nintendo Switch<p>This teasing lines up …

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Google countdown teases Android O reveal during solar eclipse

Google is capitalizing on the solar eclipse hype to tease out the latest version of Android. On Monday at 2:40 PM Eastern, the internet juggernaut says we'll "meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers." Given that the final beta shipped last month, this could mean a …

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Android O will be revealed via livestream on Monday Aug 21

Get ready to see a new tasty treat unveiled on Monday.<p>The next major version of Android, Android O will be completely unveiled Monday, August 21 to …

Google starts counting down to Android O with a new eclipse-themed teaser

Android O has been in developer beta for months, and it looks like the final version might be ready to launch soon, with Google launching an eclipse-themed teaser website counting down toward August 21st. Along with the countdown, the site also features some handy eclipse-tracking tools, including …

Technology

Google has an Android O event on August 21st to coincide with the eclipse

Today it has been revealed that Android O, the next major version of Google's operating system, will be "touching down" (and likely shown off) on …

Mobile Technology

It’s official: Android O will be ‘revealed’ via livestream from New York City on August 21

As if mobile tech enthusiasts didn’t already have their agendas jam-packed with exciting announcement events of striking devices like Samsung’s …

Technology

Asus says it’s cutting the bloat and boosting the speed with ZenUI 4.0

Alongside the six new Zenfone 4 smartphones that Asus launched during its event in Taiwan, the company also announced ZenUI 4.0, its latest Android skin that will make its debut in the Zenfone 4 series.<p>Previous ZenUI versions were known for their bloatware, and though it did not generally affect a …

Tablets

Android engineers reveal Google is working with 'some companies' to add Project Treble to existing devices

One of the big advancements in Android O will be support for the new Project Treble system framework. This modular approach to Android could …

Google

ASUS unleashes five new phones in ZenFone 4 series, each with a dual camera setup

We’ve been expecting a new ZenFone device from ASUS for a couple of weeks now, and today the company delivered and then some.<p>ASUS today introduced …

Tablets

Asus ZenFone 4 and 3 series smartphones will be updated to Android O

Today Asus unveiled its six upcoming smartphones: the ZenFone 4, 4 Pro, 4 Selfie, 4 Selfie Pro, 4 Max and 4 Max Pro.<p>At Asus’ reveal event the company …

Tablets

ASUS claims Android O soon for ZenFone 3, ZenFone 4 lines

With a late Android Wear 2.0 update to its latest ZenWatch devices, ASUS has to be mindful of its software promises. So, is it biting off more than …

Technology

IFA 2017 preview: Everything you can expect to see from Berlin!

IFA is always one of the biggest tech conferences of the year, and we're expecting nothing less than an onslaught this time around.<p>IFA is approaching …

Mobile Technology

iOS 11 versus Android O on a tablet? It’s not even close

Android O and iOS 11 are both set to release in a matter of weeks, but I’m sorry to say that only one of these new operating systems seem to give …

Apple

Nokia 8: 8 key features of Nokia's new Android flagship smartphone

The Nokia 8 has arrived. Ardent Nokia fans have been waiting for this day for a long time. With the Nokia 8, Nokia fans can finally look forward to a …

Mobile Technology

Asus ‘will update’ the Zenfone 3 and 4 Series to Android O, eventually

Asus releases a lot of phones every year, but not many of them actually see long-term support in terms of major OS upgrades. After unveiling 6 more phones earlier today, the company confirmed that it has plans to push Android O to not only the new ZenFone 4 Series, but also the entire ZenFone 3 …

Tablets

Waiting for the dawn of a new Android theming era

Theming on Android doesn't require rooting, but theming Android itself almost always does.<p>We can use third-party launchers to theme our home screens. …

Android Lollipop

Google's Pixel 2 may also borrow HTC's squeeze controls

It's been widely rumoured that HTC and LG will be handling manufacturing duties for Google's Pixel 2 and the next Pixel XL respectively. And, it seems both brands are keen to put their stamps on the handsets. Previous leaks showed that LG is adding more display on the Pixel XL (like it did with its …

Google

The massive Android upgrade you probably didn't notice

Do me a quick favor, wouldja? Read over this list of smartphone software improvements — using your best jeans-clad, adjective-abusing …

Business Technology

Google Pixel 2 Gets FCC-Certified With Android O, Snapdragon 835 And 'Active Edge'

The Google Pixel 2 edged closer to its launch after being certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and according to the filing, the …

Samsung

The Newest Google Phone Feature May Be This Floating, Moveable Bubble

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Composite by DesignTAXI, images via 9to5 Google<br>9to5 Google recently discovered a neat hidden feature …

Google

Pixel 2's Squeezable Frame Is Called Active Edge

The upcoming successor to the Google Pixel is rumored to be manufactured by HTC (the scuttlebutt surrounding the larger Pixel XL 2 model is that LG …

Mobile

Oh, it's Android O... me want cookie - Open Source Insider

Android is set for an update and the next version is codenamed “O”.<p>The Google-developed mobile operating system has been in open beta for some time …

Business Technology

Google’s Pixel 2 pops up at the FCC with Active Edge and Android 8.0.1

With Android O allegedly being officially announced on August 21st, another much-anticipated Google product has taken another step in its march …

Technology

FCC filing confirms Pixel 2 will be HTC-made, feature 'Active Edge' pressure-sensitive frame

A new HTC listing filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission confirms that the Pixel 2 will ship with a pressure sensitive side frame …

Google

Sony Xperia XZ1 Renders Surface Online Showing Redesigned Camera Flash, Sensors

Sony will be attending IFA 2017 in Berlin and is expected to reveal the new Xperia XZ1. Now, renders for the XZ1 have surfaced online showing that it …

Tablets

Why Google needs to make another Pixel tablet

Back in 2015 the Pixel C tablet introduced the Pixel branding to smaller mobile devices, following the Pixel Chromebook (2013) and preceding the …

Tablets

Don’t buy a new flagship smartphone right now – here’s why

The month of August has traditionally been one of the slowest of the year in terms of new smartphone releases <i>(and, really, for tech news in general)</i>. Part of the reason is that many of us are trying to enjoy our nearly ending summers and get in some vacation time before the kids have to go back to …

Mobile Technology

Will my phone get Android O?

It's time for the annual guessing game to begin!<p>Android O is going to arrive soon, and while many are still waiting for Android N, it's still worth …

Mobile Technology

Google Internet of Things Platform Gains Android O Support

Google has released the latest developer preview of its Android Things platform for the Internet of Things.<p>Developer Preview 5 of Android Things is …

Internet of Things