Android Nougat

Does Android's volume dialog take 20 seconds to dismiss? Here's why.

Does Android’s volume dialog take 20 seconds to dismiss? Here’s why that happens.<p>Have you noticed that the volume dialog that appears when you press …

Android News

OnePlus X, OnePlus 2, & OnePlus 3/3T get AOSP Android Pie ports

There was a void left behind when Google shifted away from the Nexus program to focus on the Pixel brand. Many would agree that OnePlus has been able …

Android News

Xiaomi Redmi 5A to go on sale today in India; will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will go on sale today at 12PM on e-commerce portal Flipkart and Mi.com. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A for the 2GB RAM + 16GB internal …

Mobile Technology

Motorola Moto Z Play & Moto G 2015 get unofficial Android Pie ports

It didn’t take long for the development community to start porting Android 9 Pie to older devices. Android Pie’s source code was uploaded on August 6 …

Android News

Mobile App Extends Smartphone Battery 10-25 Percent

(via Manuchi/Pixabay)<p>Forget world peace and global warming: Researchers have finally found a way to extend the life of smartphone batteries by up to …

Geek

Back to School: NUU Mobile G3 Deal for $199

Good news to students new and returning! Or, indeed, anyone in the market for a top-of-the-line mid-ranger that delivers performance without breaking your budget. NUU Mobile is offering a bundle that includes its brand new, unlocked G3 flagship smartphone, 3 months of 2GB 4G LTE wireless service …

Mobile

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Finally Available Via Open Sale in India

Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in two variants: 4GB RAM+64GB storage at Rs 14,999 while there’s a 6GB RAM option with 64GB storage for Rs 16,999.<p>Redmi Note 5 …

Mobile Technology

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError in Android Marshmallow (Nougat & Oreo working as expected)

My code runs perfectly in Nougat and Oreo , but in Marshmallow it displays java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError error in my code.I tried some Stack …

Android News

Google Chrome on Android may soon support Incognito Chrome Custom Tabs

The Google Chrome browser is by far the most dominant browser on Android. After all, it’s pre-installed on most Android devices (which recently …

Android News

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launched with 6.4-Inch display and powerful S-Pen stylus

The much-awaited launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was held in New York last night and many of the rumored specifications and features were …

Phones

ProBeat: Android adoption needs a bigger slice of Pie

When Google unveiled the name Android Pie this week and started rolling out the latest and greatest version of its mobile operating system, there was a lot of collective groaning from users saying their devices aren’t going to get the update. And they’re right — most Android users will not get …

Android News

These Android phones have security defects out of the box, researchers say

At least 25 Android smartphone models — 11 of which are sold by major U.S. carriers — carry vulnerabilities out of the box, making them easy prey for …

Android News

HTC U11/U11+/U11 Life (Android One) & U12+ confirmed to get Android Pie

The stable version of Android 9 Pie was officially released on Tuesday for the Google Pixel/XL and the Google Pixel 2/XL. On the same date, Essential …

Android News

Expert warns how Fortnite requires Android users to disable security feature

<b>Android Nougat Statue (AP)</b><p>Android owners must disable a key security setting to get their hands on the hit game<p>Alistair Charlton<p>August 9, 2018 1:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on <i>GearBrain.</i><p>Cybersecurity expert Graham Cluley has raised concerns over how Epic Games, developer of the hit …

Apps

The Android Pie statue is literally just a bugdroid standing next to a cherry pie

Google Developers<p>After unveiling Android 9.0 Pie yesterday, Google has unveiled a pie-themed statue at the company’s headquarters.<br>• Just like with the Nougat statue, this year’s sculpture consists of a bugdroid standing next to a pie.<br>• Now it’s time to start speculating about Android Q’s name.<p>Unlike …

Android News

Android Pie adds feature to prevent killing RAM-heavy games if you accidentally exit

Earlier today, Google officially announced Android Pie for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2. Immediately afterward, Essential released the Android …

Apps

Google Releases Android 9 Pie as Previous Oreo Release is Installed on Just 12% of Devices

Google's latest Android operating system update, Android 9 Pie, was officially released to customers today following a beta testing period that started earlier this year.<p>Android Pie introduces a new gesture-based system interface that's similar to the interface of the iPhone X, with iPhone-like …

Operating Systems

CNET: Cheap phones we love

When it comes to cheap, good phones, we’re living in a world of plenty. Costs have dropped and software is getting better, which means that …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo update in China

With the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro being released in 2016, many people were hoping the company hadn’t forgotten about its Android Oreo update. We can …

Android News

OnePlus decides to launch Android P as the next major update for OnePlus 3, 3T- Technology News, Firstpost

OnePlus had launched its latest Oxygen OS 5.0.4 update for <b>OnePlus 3</b> and <b>3T</b> worldwide last week which included camera improvements and their latest …

Android News

Now there's a phone as tough as your Land Rover

<b>Johannesburg - Now you can get a phone that’s just as tough as your Land Rover; the new Land Rover Explore outdoor phone, developed by British tech</b> …

South Africa

Android Circuit: Three Massive Galaxy S10 Features, Latest OnePlus 6T Rumors, Note 9 Price Leaks

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes three innovative Galaxy S10 features, the expensive Galaxy Note 9, cancelling the Note range, the latest small steps from OnePlus, the Honor 7S review, Android Oreo’s success, …

Galaxy Note

How to Use the Blacklisted VLC App on Your Huawei Smartphone

VideoLAN and Huawei are in a fight. So much so, that you can no longer grab the ever-popular, feature-packed VLC media player app from the Google …

Apps

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 in China Gets a 6GB RAM And 128GB Storage Variant

The price of the new variant has been set as 1699 Yuan (approx. Rs 17,100).<p>The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Note 5 Pro in India) has received a new 6GB RAM …

Mobile Technology

Google releases final Android P beta as launch nears

We still don't have a name for the upcoming OS. Pineapple? Peppermint? We should know soon.<p>Google is getting closer to releasing Android P to the …

Android P

VLC blacklists Huawei phones in the Play Store, alleges poor background app management

Huawei phones are hugely popular across vast swaths of the globe, but at least some of them are unable to download VLC from the Play Store as of …

Android News

Redmi Note 5 Pro to go on Sale Today at 12 pm

Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available in two variants- 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and 6GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999 …

Mobile Technology

How Do You Manage Mobile Device Firmware Updates?

With mobile phones and apps becoming increasingly critical to business operations, IT teams are under significant pressure to ensure reliable, 24/7 …

Mobile Devices

Android Oreo now has double-digit share in version distribution

Version<p>Codename<p>API<p>Distribution<p>Change from May<p>2.3.3-2.3.7<p>Gingerbread<p>10<p>0.2%<p>-0.1%<p>4.0.3-4.0.4<p>Ice Cream Sandwich<p>15<p>0.3%<p>-0.1%<p>4.1.x-4.3<p>Jelly …

Android News

Android Oreo makes it into double digits in July’s Android Distribution figures

Google would appear to have gotten back into its monthly habit of releasing figures that show which version of Android is gaining ground and which …

Android News