AndroidO

How to hide 'Apps are running in the background' notification on Oreo

Oreo has a useful but annoying feature where you will be notified of every app running in the background. This app fixes that.<p>One of Android's …

Android News

Theme OxygenOS/Android Oreo on OnePlus 3/3T Without Root Using Substratum

OnePlus just recently started publicly beta testing Android Oreo on the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. While the Android 8.0 update to last year’s …

Mobile Development

Google fixing SMS bug on last year's Pixels with November security patch

A fix is on the way, but not quite yet.<p>Earlier this month, we reported that users of the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL were having trouble …

Android News

9 Android Oreo Tips You Probably Don't Know About

Android Oreo is only available currently on an infinitesimal number of phones. Apart from a series of under-the-hood improvements, the update also …

Android News

HTC U11 Life leaks out: here’s what the new Android One Oreo phone may offer

We got a look at the possible design for the HTC U11 Plus yesterday, one of two devices HTC is expected to launch on November 2. The other, the HTC U11 Life, is anticipated to be HTC’s first Android One phone — and today we’ve got our hands on another slew of details regarding the upcoming …

HTC U11

Sharp made a mini version of the Essential Phone, just uglier

Sharp's newest Aquos-branded phone, the Aquos R Compact, looks a lot like the Essential Phone, except with worse design. It features the same top notch as Essential, but has larger bottom bezels and a real home button. I'm usually super into Sharp's Aquos phones, but that's not the case with this …

Tablets

Moto G6 family leaked on Twitter

The Moto G series smartphones need no introduction. It’s one of the most recognisable names in the affordable mid-range categories and has been …

Mobile Technology

The Ship List: Mobile Center October Update

The Mobile Center team has been hard at work adding new functionality and improving existing services. If you attended or watched the Microsoft …

Android News

Google says its hidden app menu button is a bug that will be fixed

The hidden app menu button that was discovered on the second-generation Pixels is a bug, according to Google.<p>The feature, discovered by <i>Android …

Google

The Pixel 2 has a hidden dark mode Google isn’t telling anyone about

The Pixel 2 still hasn’t been released, but reviewers are already uncovering the phone’s, ahem, <i>darkest</i> secrets. Android Oreo has the ability to …

Google

The Essential Phone is interesting again thanks to a $100 unlocked Best Buy discount

Was all the hype surrounding the Essential Phone much ado about nothing, or is Sprint simply incapable of capitalizing on the controversial …

Essential Phone

Google Pixel 2 secrets: Dormant image processing chip awaits activation, hidden menu button leaves us baffled

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cameras are getting even better as an image processing chip, currently lying dormant inside the phones, is about to be …

Google

5 reasons to buy a Pixel 2 over iPhone 8 (and five reasons not to)

If there’s one phone that an Apple fan sould consider switching to, it’s the Google Pixel 2. From the stock Oreo experience to the optimized hardware …

Phones

Nokia 7 Gets Official And It Is Headed To China

HMD has announced their latest smartphone, the Nokia 7 and the handset is launching in China. The device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 …

Tablets

ZTE Axon M: Full specifications, features, and everything you need to know

The <b>ZTE Axon M</b> is a pretty unique smartphone. Packing in two displays which are foldable is a feat very few companies have succeeded to achieve. This …

Tablets

New Google Bug Bounty Program Hunts Android App Flaws

Google is partnering with HackerOne to incentivize security research on Android.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Google

LG V20 update tracker

Welcome to the LG V20 Android update tracker page. This page covers all major U.S. carriers with a quick reference table for each and a log with links to further details. It will be regularly updated with the latest LG V20 update information, but it won’t include general security patches on their …

Mobile Technology

Folding ZTE Axon M Aims to Outflank Apple, Samsung in Phone Design

1 of 12<p>China's ZTE might not be a household name in the U.S. smartphone market, but the company is betting that it can attract more buyers with help …

Tablets

Sony Xperia XZ Will Get Android Oreo Update From December

Sony previous revealed a list of their Xperia smartphones that would be getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Now it looks like the Sony Xperia XZ …

Tablets

HTC U11 update tracker

Welcome to the HTC U11 Android update tracker page. This page covers all major U.S. carriers with a quick reference table for each and a log with links to further details. It will be regularly updated with the latest HTC U11 update information, but it won’t include general security patches.<p>We …

Mobile Technology

It's time to rethink how many notifications your phone is showing you

How to tame your endless alerts.<p>We rely on our smartphones to stay in touch with the world at large. But the more apps you download, the more notifications you receive, until the flurry of incoming alerts makes it difficult to pick out the updates you actually care about—or to concentrate on …

iOS Apps

Android 8.1 Oreo Update Coming To The Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Soon

Google recently launched their new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, both handsets come with Android 8.0 Oreo. Google has now revealed that a new …

Google

Pixel 2, #ColorGate, and OLED is HARD

I've owned almost every Nexus and the original Pixel, but problems with the Pixel 2 display may force me to look elsewhere for my yearly Android …

Phones

How to Use Picture-in-Picture Mode on Android 8.0 Oreo

One of the coolest new features you might not be aware of in Android Oreo is Picture-in-Picture mode. Here's how to use it.

Android Oreo

With the Google Pixel 2, Bluetooth connectivity issues may finally be resolved

There are already myriad reasons to be excited about the imminent availability of Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone, and now there’s one more that ought to …

Autos

Many first-gen Google Pixel users have suddenly stopped receiving texts after updating to Oreo

Technically released to the general public on August 21, Android 8.0 Oreo needed a little too much time to be widely distributed to eligible Nexus …

Technology

Huawei Mate 9 owners can now sign up to beta test Android Oreo and EMUI 8

Huawei’s Mate 10 launched on Monday sporting a new EMUI 8 custom interface running atop of Android 8 Oreo and boasting AI assisted photography. …

Android News

LastPass releases separate beta listing on the Play Store to test autofill in Android Oreo

When Google released the final version of Android Oreo in late August, one of the most useful new features was the new Autofill API. This is …

Android News

$399 Moto X4 Phone Has Both Alexa, Google Assistant

But the Android One version of the X4 available at Project Fi lacked one crucial feature. It shipped without built-in support for Amazon's Alexa …

Consumer News

Enable Support For aptX and aptX HD on OnePlus 3/3T Running Open Beta Android Oreo

OnePlus surprised us all by dropping the Open Beta of Android Oreo for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T last week. And while so far we haven’t seen any …

Tablets