Android Lollipop

An Android Oreo ROM is now available for the Nexus 4, because why not

One of the best things about Android is how flexible it can be, and that especially applies to the hard work of talented developers bringing newer versions of Android to older devices. Now, someone has made Android Oreo available for the 5-year old Nexus 4.<p>XDA noticed that developer Ziyan today …

Android Oreo

Nexus 4 Android Oreo build released (in the night!)

Google’s announcement on Android Oreo suggested that not every Google-made and Google-sold Android smartphone would be getting the update. However, …

Android Oreo

Android 8.0 update: When will my phone get Oreo? | Trusted Reviews

<b>When will my phone get Android 8.0 Oreo?</b><p>Android 8.0 Oreo is here – sort of. If you’re rocking a Google Pixel or recent Nexus device then you can …

Mobile Technology

[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: Win one of 100 codes for [projekt.] development team's Andromeda, the root-less Substratum add-on for Android 8.0 Oreo theming

Ever since the Android community learned that theming might be possible on Android 8.0 Oreo, we've been waiting with bated breath to try it out. Just …

Andromeda

Pixel and Nexus owners, how's the Oreo update holding up?

The Oreo update has been out for a few weeks now. How's it going so far?<p>The Google Pixel received Android 8.0 Oreo on August 21, though thousands of …

OxygenOS Open Beta 24 and 15 out for OnePlus 3 and 3T: Brings ‘Soft’ screen calibration and new boot animation

OnePlus has rolled out OxygenOS Open Beta 24 its OnePlus 3 smartphone and Open Beta 15 for the OnePlus 3T. The updates albeit in the Beta stage have …

OnePlus

Unofficial TWRP Recovery Released for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Exynos)

TWRP has become an essential tool in the life of an Android enthusiast. It’s a must have if you’re serious about modifying your device with custom …

Samsung

Latest Action Launcher update brings adaptive icon support to devices running Lollipop and later

One of the more user-facing features available in Android 8.0 Oreo is support for adaptive icons, which allow the shape of launcher icons to be changed across the whole operating system. For instance, if a smartphone manufacturer wants to make all its icons square, circular, or teardrop shaped, …

iOS Apps

Google Pixel International Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone each and every Sunday!<p>A big congratulations to last week’s Samsung Galaxy Note 8 International Giveaway winners: Rodolfo M. (Philippines), Lucas G. (Brazil), and Jairo M. (Mexico).<p><b>This week we are giving away a brand</b> …

Google Pixel

Android root management tool SuperSU hits 100 million downloads

Just as there is quite a lot of interest in jailbreaking iPhones to allow for the installation of unofficial software, on Android there are a lot of …

TWC Teams W/ Lollipop Theater To Bring ‘Leap!’ To Children’s Hospitals | Deadline

The Weinstein Company is partnering with Lollipop Theater Network, an organization dedicated to bringing the magic of current movies to children with …

Movies

[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: Android Police and Nvidia are giving away a SHIELD Pro to celebrate half a million Twitter followers

Everyone is pretty excited over here at Android Police, and for good reason. We just hit a major milestone: over a half million followers on Twitter. …

Social Media

[Update: Icon inconsistencies fixed] Nova Launcher beta 5.5 finally brings adaptive icons support

• Update 1: 2017/09/14 3:20pm PDT A new beta, 5.5-beta2, was just released for Nova Launcher, which fixes the inconsistencies we noted previously. If …

Moto Voice gets support for UK English and German in latest update

Moto Voice is one of the main selling points of Motorola phones. The ability to set your own always-in voice launch phrase is something that other …

Motorola releases list of devices that will get Android Oreo

Now that Android 8.0 Oreo is out in the wild for Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices, now the attention turns to Android manufacturers to see what devices will get the update and the speed at which they receive the updates. Motorola is one such manufacturer, and with a slew of Android devices under …

Technology (India)

Google is offering Nexus 6P owners a Pixel XL as a warranty replacement

The Nexus 6P is one of those phones that had high initial quality, but it hasn't withstood the test of time very well. This phone has been plagued by …

Google

You can enable Always On Display on your Android Oreo ROM

Although it’s hidden, probably set to officially launch with the Pixel 2 duo, it turns out that you can actually enable Always On Ambient Display mode on your Android Oreo ROM with a simple tweak.<p>Ever since the release of Android O Developer Preview 3, there have been speculations regarding whether …

Android Oreo

Pixel 2’s Always on Display is just hidden in Android Oreo

While the Nexus phones played a fair game, with features available for any device running the same version of Android. In contrast, the Pixel phones …

Android Oreo

Factory images with September’s Security Patch now available for Pixel and Nexus devices

Google has confirmed that it will indeed be launching the Pixel 2 on October 4, and we at TalkAndroid can hardly wait. In the meantime, if you own a …

Google Pixel 2's Always On Ambient Display can be Enabled Right Now on your Android Oreo ROM

Google Pixel 2’s Always On Ambient Display can be Enabled Right Now on your Android Oreo ROM<p>The latest update to Google’s Android, the tasty Android …

Google Pixel

Android September Security Patch Factory Images Released for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C

Android Oreo is slowly coming to devices, both officially and unofficially. Google isn’t slowing down though, releasing the September security patch …

Mobile Development

HTC set to release the U11 with an Android One version

Xiaomi won’t be the only high profile manufacturer putting out an Android One device, if new rumors are accurate. HTC is also reportedly building a …

Evan Blass

Nougat finally passes KitKat as the third most popular version of Android

All the attention may be on Apple right now, but that hasn’t stopped Google from releasing its updated Android distribution figures in the developer …

Nougat overtakes KitKat in September 2017 Android distribution

Google released their updated monthly distribution numbers for the Android operating system for September 2017 showing Android Nougat growth …

Jelly Bean

Pixel owners on Oreo receiving September patch disguised as downgrade to Nougat

Certain Pixel owners are being asked to downgrade their phone's software.<p>The Android 8.0 Oreo announcement came and went a few weeks ago, and the …

Google Pixel

Nougat breaks 15% in September 2017's Android distribution numbers

Google has released the latest Android distribution numbers for September of 2017 and it’s looking good for the latest version. Nougat has finally …

September security patch for Oreo rolling out to Pixel/Nexus, factory images and OTAs live

The September security patch is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices, marking the first — albeit small — update to Android 8.0 Oreo. Other manufacturers began releasing updates last week, while Google was uncharacteristically late this month to post factory and OTA images for their phones and …

Android Oreo

Factory images and OTA links for the September Android security patch are now live

Google might be a little late this month, but the day’s finally here. Factory images and OTA files for the September Android security patch are now available for supported devices.<p>Factory images and OTA files have been posted for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X for …

Google Nexus

HTC’s first Android One phone will be a rebranded HTC U11 Life

Android One is back. The program seemed destined for the dustbin, but the release of the exciting new Mi A1 – and rumors of a new Motorola Android One coming to the United States – suggest there’s still hope.<p>Mi A1 first impressions: How’s stock Android on Xiaomi hardware?<p>And Xiaomi and Motorola are …

Technology

Android Nougat Running on 15.8% Devices, Oreo Yet to Make an Appearance

Not too long ago, Google released the Android distribution numbers for the month of September and there are quite a few improvements to look at when …

Android Oreo