Android Oreo

Even new phones are no longer guaranteed to have the latest version of Android

Three months after its big launch, Android Oreo remains an extremely rare sight<p>The OnePlus 5T and Razer Phone are two fundamentally different devices, which are nonetheless united by one unfortunate downside: both of them are going on sale this month without the latest version of Android on board. …

Mobile Technology

The budget-focused Nokia 2 is launching soon in the US

Nokia’s resurgence in 2017 has been a fun thing to watch. It has put out several phones this year that are truly compelling. From the Nokia 8 to the super budget Nokia 2, it seems to have (almost) every base covered. The throwback Nokia 3310 3G even has the feature phone market covered if you’re …

Technology

Google Pixel 2 Problems: Google Assistant to the rescue? | Trusted Reviews

<b>The Google Assistant is taking on a new role as a smartphone troubleshooter, it has emerged.</b><p>According to an AndroidPolice report, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 …

Google

What would it take to make a portless phone, and should we?

Its time to face facts: the headphone jack is dying and its only a matter of time before the end comes. What then? What will fall next in the name of making phones thinner, lighter, and less expensive to make? How long will it be before we see a phone with no ports at all? What would it take to …

Phones

OnePlus 5T Android Oreo Update Coming Early 2018

The new OnePlus 5T smartphone is now official, the handset comes with Android Nougat and now OnePlus has revealed some details about when it will get …

Mobile Technology

S + 1 equals OnePlus 5T | #PNWeekly 279 (LIVE at 3p ET)

Brooklyn, oh Brooklyn. OnePlus took over the East River shore to slam some machinery together and bring up the OnePlus 5T. It’s the second year that …

Technology

OnePlus 5 Android Oreo beta program coming November, final rollout due “early 2018”

OnePlus revealed the OnePlus 5T yesterday, a more powerful version of its current flagship, the OnePlus 5. The new device, which is set to go on sale next Tuesday, improves upon its predecessor in several areas — namely with its bezel-less 18:9 display — but it won’t arrive running Android’s latest …

Technology (India)

More malicious Android apps discovered on Google Play

The well-being of Google Play has once again been challenged after ESET discovered another set of apps said to carry a form of malware. Google has …

Google Play

Possible Galaxy S9 benchmark score pales in comparison to the iPhone X

After enjoying a very successful year with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has now turned its attention to the future—the Galaxy S9. We’ve …

Samsung

The future according to Google: AI + hardware + software = ?

What is the future according to Google? It’s a pretty exciting place.<p>Artificial intelligence rules supreme. All of the world’s information is available right at our finger tips, and, of course, Google is the company to provide it.<p>Machine learning is at the heart of everything Google does<p>Google may …

Google

Google Assistant is able to troubleshoot problems on your phone (Pixel 2 only, for now)

The Google Assistant on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL is more powerful than ever before, and it can help you do a bunch of things with your phone like change …

Google

Google details Autofill plans in Oreo as LastPass gets reprieve from accessibility removals

Last week, Google announced a crackdown on apps that do not use Accessibility Services for its intended purpose. This was specifically intended to counter a “toast overlay” attack. While a good security move, it seemingly put popular apps like password managers at risk of no longer …

Technology

LastPass won't be affected by restrictions on Accessibility Services

LastPass and other big applications will be able to keep using Accessibility Services like normal.<p>At the beginning of this week, it was discovered …

Android News

[Update: Fixed in V5.2] Some users are reporting Google Clock alarm failures since updating to Oreo

• Update 1: 2017/11/16 12:20pm PST According to a statement made on the Product Forums yesterday, Google has fixed this issue in a recent update. The …

Android News

Nexus Player surprisingly gets Google Assistant in November update

Google, while generous with its updates, follows a more or less strict timetable for its Nexus devices. Nexus phones and tablets are guaranteed two …

Google

OnePlus 5T to launch today at 9:30PM IST: Watch the live stream here

OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 5T today, at an event in New York. The company has also confirmed that the smartphone will go on sale in India …

OnePlus

OxygenOS Open Beta 27/18 Released For the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

OnePlus released an open beta for Android Oreo on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T last month, and with it came nearly all of the features expected, sans …

Mobile Development

[Deal Alert] Xperia XZ1 Compact is down to $449 on eBay with coupon code, or $499.99 with a $50 gift card at Best Buy ($150 off)

Remember when we all thought the Galaxy Nexus's 4.65" display was enormous? Those days are long gone, but thankfully, Sony will still sell you a …

Technology

OnePlus responds to privacy fears over hacker mode found on its phones

A special app has been discovered installed on OnePlus smartphones that in the hands of a skilled hacker, could allow unauthorized access to the …

Technology

Android fragmentation is worsening

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Google's long-standing problem of Android fragmentation — when older versions of operating systems remain on active mobile devices — is getting worse.<p>Over half of all …

Android Nougat

Android Oreo is starting to roll out to the HTC U11, starting with Taiwan

A few months after its public debut and rollout on Google’s devices, Android Oreo still hasn’t seen all that much expansion. Slowly but surely it’s happening, but certainly not at the pace we were hoping for. Today it seems that HTC is readying its rollout of Oreo to the U11, and it’s starting in …

HTC U11

Accessibility Services: What they are and why Google is cracking down on their misuse

A lot of your favorite apps might use Accessibility Services for certain features, but this is why Google's new limitations on them are …

Android News

Android's big problem: Over a billion devices are more than 2 years out of date

Android's rapid growth and update challenges have left over one billion devices running very out of date software.<p>A new analysis of Android's …

Android News

Essential Phone owners can now install Android Oreo beta

Essential Phone owners, you can now sink your teeth into an Oreo treat.<p>Essential is now offering a beta release of Android Oreo for the Essential …

Android News

Essential Phone Oreo update released in beta

There’s another good reason to pick up an Essential Phone, with the company releasing its Android Oreo beta today. The new software has been pushed …

Essential Phone

Nougat is now installed on 20.6% of active Android devices

Nougat is making steady gains, but Marshmallow is still the most-used version of Android.<p>A year after its release, Nougat is now installed on 20.6% …

Android Lollipop

Android distributions chart for November 2017 is out; Oreo on 0.3 percent devices as Nougat reaches 20.6 percent

Android Developers <b>blog has released</b> the latest distribution chart for November 2017. This chart is an indication of what version of Android is …

Android Lollipop

Oreo is now installed on 0.3% of Android devices

Typically Google releases Android’s monthly distribution stats like clockwork at the start of each month. In November, however, we’re getting them …

Android News

Essential Phone has official Android Oreo beta, unofficial LineageOS beta

Essential is offering a beta program for the Android Oreo update for the Essential Phone. It’s available at the source link below this story as a …

Android Lollipop

How to manage Picture-in-picture mode on Android

Oreo brings Android Picture-in-picture mode. Jack Wallen lists the current crop of supporting apps and shows you how to manage the feature.<p>With …

iOS Apps