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Google’s $1.1 billion HTC deal puts focus squarely on Pixel smartphones

Written by Shruti Dhapola | New Delhi |<p>Google Pixel 2 launches on October 4: Ahead of that Google announced a deal where it will acquire talent from …

Mobile Technology

Sony Xperia XZ1 unexpectedly starts selling in the US at $700 with Android 8.0 pre-loaded

Up for pre-order in a number of European markets and slated for an official release fluctuating between September 22 and October 1 depending on the …

Technology

Motorola removes all mention of Android Oreo from the Moto G4 lineup

When the Moto G4 was launched, Motorola specifically mentioned that it would receive Android N and Android O. It was clearly listed on the website, …

Mobile Technology

Motorola honors Android 8.0 Oreo update promise for Moto G4 Plus

Yesterday we published an article criticizing Motorola for not updating the Moto G4 line to Android Oreo, as numerous marketing materials had …

Android Phones

Motorola changes course, now says Moto G4 Plus to get Android Oreo

After being criticized last week for failing to include the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus amongst their existing devices to receive an upgrade to Android …

Mobile Technology

The Essential Phone will get a clip-on headphone jack

Plus answers to questions on Android Oreo, camera performance, and more<p>A headphone jack might not have been essential enough to be part of the Essential Phone itself, but the company has confirmed it’s working on a module that includes one. Essential describes it as “a high-quality DAC in a tiny …

Technology (India)

The best Android alternatives to the iPhone X and iPhone 8

Apple has unveiled the latest generation of the iPhone, including the premium iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.<p>The devices, Apple's most …

Phones

HTC to announce Ocean Life with Android One; to come with near-stock build of Android O

Taiwanese phone-maker <b>HTC</b> is said to be releasing the HTC Ocean Life. Based on a tweet by custom ROM developer and trusted tipster LlabTooFeR, HTC …

Mobile Technology

HTC U11 Life reportedly also headed for Android One lineup, new render shows ‘normal’ variant

Google wasn’t kidding around when announcing the “next step” in the Android One program last week, with the Xiaomi Mi A1 clearly just the first of …

Technology

Samsung readying Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8, S8+

In what comes as expected, Samsung is reportedly working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its first flagships of 2017 — the Galaxy S8 and the …

Samsung

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL release date, rumours and specifications: First images of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL leak ahead of 4 October reveal

Images leak of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, giving us our first look ahead of 4 October event<p>Images of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have leaked and, …

Google

The 5 Android Oreo features you’ll actually want to use

Android Oreo is finally here to sweeten up your phone. The mobile software update brings a number of under-the-hood changes, which promise to improve battery life and performance. But there are a few other cosmetic and usability features as well, and you'll certainly notice them …

Andromeda brings Substratum theming to unrooted Android 8.0 Oreo devices

It took a bit over two weeks, as opposed to the promised one, but it's finally here. Substratum support for Android 8.0 Oreo, in the form of the …

Android Lollipop

Qualcomm celebrates features that have come to Android before iPhone

Qualcomm has published a blog post celebrating its inventions and innovations that have led to some “world firsts” on Android.<p>As seen in the above …

Mobile Technology

Android Oreo Features Developers Should Make Note Of

This column is authored by DC Kumawat, CEO,Orion Infosolutions<p>After the one year of development, Google officially announced the Android O, the next …

Android Oreo

OnePlus 3 receives Android Oreo 8.0 update in closed beta group; public beta set to arrive by end of September

OnePlus has updated <b>OxyenOS</b> to Android 8.0 Oreo for the users in its closed beta group. According to <b>a report</b> by <i>Android Police</i>, the company is set to …

Technology (India)

Xiaomi launches its first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1

In a global launch event in New Delhi, Xiaomi announced the launch of the company’s first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1.<p>Unlike other Xiaomi smartphones that run on its proprietary software layer – MIUI – the Mi A1 runs a software experience designed by Google. The device offers pure Android …

Technology (India)

OnePlus 3 Open Beta has vestigial support for DCI-P3

OnePlus is chugging quite hard to bring Android O out to its currently supported phones — from the OnePlus 5 to the OnePlus 3. In the meantime, it’s …

OnePlus

With Android Oreo, Google is introducing Linux kernel requirements

Android may be a Linux-based operating system, but the Linux roots are something that few people pay much mind. Regardless of whether it is known or …

Linux

LastPass vs 1Password vs Enpass: Which of these password managers is the best?

As we use our smartphones and other mobile devices more and more often to purchase goods online or sign onto paid services, we also have to create and use more sophisticated passwords. While we are certainly seeing an increased use of methods beyond passwords for those features, such as fingerprint …

Encryption

Android Oreo: Google adds in more Linux kernel security features | ZDNet

Google hardens Android's Linux-based kernel.<p>Google has outlined four key kernel hardening features its engineers have backported from upstream Linux …

Linux

Google is Starting Work on Android P (Android 9.0) in the AOSP Master Branch

It’s been a little over 5 months since Google introduced the first Android 8.0 Developer Preview and a little over a week since the latest release, …

Google

Sony Xperia XZ1

<b>Pros</b><p>3D-scanning camera function. Lots of high-resolution audio technologies. Runs Android Oreo.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Screen resolution and bezel are behind the times. …

Tablets

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

<b>Pros</b><p>Small Android phone with high-end specs. 3D-scanning feature. Runs Android Oreo.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Plastic build. Expensive.<p><b>Bottom Line</b><p>With a 4.6-inch screen, …

Tablets

LG V30 review: First look ahead of the UK release date

LG is back with the V30, but is it doomed to make the same mistakes as this year’s G6?<p>Despite its criticisms, I actually quite liked the LG G6. Blame …

Mobile Technology

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Gets Official

As well as the new Xperia XZ1, Sony also announced another Android smartphone during their iFA press conference, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact.<p>The Sony …

Tablets

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact make official debut with Snapdragon 835 inside

There are plenty of top-tier smartphone vendors, starting with Samsung and LG, that typically like to release two flagship models every year. But …

Technology

Sony confirms Android 8.0 Oreo plans for nearly a dozen ‘old’ Xperias, but not the Z5 family

If there’s one thing truly special about the overall unexceptional Xperia XZ1 Sony just took the wraps off at IFA 2017 in Berlin, that’s almost …

Technology

Android 8.0 Oreo OTA downloads now available for Pixel and Nexus phones

Google last week unveiled the name of Android 8.0 and released the Oreo builds for Pixel and Nexus phones that are eligible for the update. However, …

Android Lollipop

Learn to build your own Android app for $34

Want to learn how to build your own Android apps from scratch? The Complete Android Oreo with Kotlin Bundle will get you up to speed in a jiffy.<p>This …

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