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Samsung Galaxy X Gets Confirmed By Accident Via Official Support Page

Samsung has confirmed it's working on the Galaxy X. It's unclear whether this was done on purpose or not, but it's the biggest clue so far that indicates the foldable Android phone's existence.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T Get Android 8.0 Oreo With OxygenOS 5.0 First Before OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are getting an advantage of sorts over the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, as Android 8.0 Oreo is making its way to the 2016 smartphones via OxygenOS 5.0.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

Android Manufacturers To Equip Smartphones With 3D-Sensing Capability: Face ID-Like Feature Heading Their Way?

Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, and other smartphone vendors are reportedly going to equip their 2018 smartphones with a 3D-sensing feature, which is expectedly similar to the iPhone X's Face ID.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 19, 2017

Android 8.1 Will Show Which Apps Are Draining Your Phone’s Battery The Most

The developer preview for Android 8.1 now features a better implementation of battery drain. It now shows which apps are causing the huge strain on your device’s juice, and lets you prevent them from being battery hogs.

Apps/Software November 11, 2017

It's Official: Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Is Heading To T-Mobile And Sprint, Going Beyond AT&T

Fans of the Galaxy S8 Active will finally have more carrier options other than AT&T, as the rugged Samsung phone is officially heading to T-Mobile and Sprint.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 8, 2017

OnePlus Gives Users What They Want: The New OnePlus 5T With A Headphone Jack

OnePlus has confirmed that its upcoming OnePlus 5T will come with a headphone jack. Of course, that's good news for fans who prefer wired audio equipment to wireless ones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2017

Fast Pair Will Quickly Connect Bluetooth Devices To Android Smartphones: Here's How It Works

The new Fast Pair feature will allow users to quickly connect Bluetooth devices to their Android smartphones. It currently has limitations, but the feature is very similar to how Apple's AirPods work when pairing with iPhones.

Google November 1, 2017

Google Put An Easter Egg Mini Game In The Pixel 2 That'll Get You Squeezing Your Phone

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a mini-game Easter egg related to Active Edge. From the look of things, Google wants you to have fun giving your phone a good squeeze.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 30, 2017

You Can Get An Essential PH-1 For Just $299: Here's What You Need

The Essential PH-1 or Essential Phone is available for just $299, but you're going to have to jump through a few hoops to get it at that price.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 29, 2017

Nintendo Unveils The Insanely Adorable 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' For iOS And Android

Nintendo unveiled the crazy cute 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' for iOS and Android in a Nintendo Direct presentation. The mobile game, which will follow a free-to-play business model, will be released in late November.

Video Games October 25, 2017

Confirmed: Google Online Support Rep Says Rooting Your Pixel 2 Won't Void The Warranty

Yes, you won't void the warranty of your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL if you root it as long as you bought it from Google, an official chat support rep has confirmed.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 22, 2017

Google Outs ‘Try It Now’ Button On Play Store For Instant Apps: Here’s How To Use Them

Google is rolling out a new feature called ‘Try it Now,’ which brings Instant Apps on Android closer to a wide audience. There are several changes to the Play Store as well.

Google October 20, 2017

Nokia 7 Goes Official, Comes With A Nokia 8 Feature Known As The 'Bothie' Camera

HMD Global has finally unveiled the new Nokia 7, the new midrange Android smartphone in town that boasts a Nokia 8 feature: the 'bothie' camera.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 19, 2017

Here's Our First Look At The Gamer-Focused Razer Phone, Apparently Inspired By The Nextbit Robin

We now have our first look at the Razer Phone through a leaked image. The device looks like it was inspired by the Nextbit Robin, which could also be a hint to the smartphone's gamer-focused features.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 16, 2017

Pixel 2's Fancy Calendar Widget Comes To Your Android Phone, Thanks To 'Another Widget'

Google made an impressive calendar widget for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but it's not exactly widely available. However, developer Tommaso Berlose makes it accessible to other Android phones with Another Widget.

Google October 14, 2017

Google Duo Now More Integrated Into Pixel, Nexus, And Android One Devices For Easier Video Calling

In an unsurprising move, Google has made Duo a more significant part of Android by making it the default service for making video calls across several apps. However, this integration is only limited to a number of phones for now.

Apps/Software October 13, 2017

Action Launcher Gives You That Swanky Customizable Pixel 2 Search Box On Your Android Phone

If you like the Pixel Launcher's two-style dock search box as seen on the Pixel 2 but don't like the phone itself, then Action Launcher is just the thing.

Apps/Software October 9, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out Edge Browser Beta On iOS, Android To Regain Mobile Relevance

Microsoft has launched its Edge browser for iOS and Android, presumably as a way to keep its mobile efforts alive. It has also rebranded Arrow Launcher into Microsoft Launcher and has made it available on Android via preview.

Apps/Software October 8, 2017

Stranger Things: The Game For iOS And Android Will Get You Ready For Season 2

Netflix has released 'Stranger Things: The Game' for iOS and Android devices to help fans get ready for the show's second season. The surprisingly deep mobile title is free to download and features more than 10 hours of gameplay.

Video Games October 4, 2017

Facebook Messenger Lite For Android Now Available In The US: Here's What It Does

Facebook has released Messenger Lite for Android in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland. The app still enables communication among users, but with some features found in the main Messenger app disabled.

Apps/Software October 3, 2017

Android Adoption Rate: Oreo Now At 0.2 Percent, While Marshmallow And Lollipop Top The List

According to October's Android distribution numbers, the adoption rate for Oreo is now at 0.2 percent. Meanwhile, Marshmallow and Lollipop are the current top dogs of the chart.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 3, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S9 Lineup Confirmed To Have 2 Models

According to Samsung's firmware development, the Galaxy S9 is coming in two models. Of course, the two are presumably the standard Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 2, 2017

Even Bill Gates Is Now Using An Android Phone, But Will He Ever Switch To iPhone?

Even the former CEO of Microsoft can’t be bothered to use a Windows Phone. Bill Gates has now confirmed that he’s using an Android phone, one loaded with Microsoft apps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 27, 2017

Don't Use Patterns To Unlock Your Android Phone, Study Suggests

Android unlock patterns are far less secure than PIN codes, a new study by security researchers from the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Maryland Baltimore County suggests. Nothing beats a classic, hard-to-crack passcode, besides maybe biometric unlocking.

Security September 23, 2017

That ‘Check For Update’ Button On Android Won’t Be Useless Anymore

Google has significantly changed how it rolls out updates. Thanks to a Google Play Services update, the 'check for update' button on Android will now yield the latest software available, whether or not the user is on a rollout group.

Apps/Software September 23, 2017

Moto G4 Plus To Receive Android 8.0 Oreo After All: G4, G4 Play Still Stuck With Nougat, Though

It's official: Motorola announces that Moto G4 Plus owners will get Andoid 8.0 Oreo after all. However, Moto G4 and G4 Play owners will have to be content with Nougat.

Apps/Software September 19, 2017

Love It Or Hate It, The iPhone X Is Important For Android

The iPhone X is Apple’s newest iPhone, but it’s also the company’s most radically redesigned phone yet. Even so, does it deserve a place in the smartphone landscape?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 18, 2017

About 5.3 Billion Bluetooth Devices At Risk Of Malware Via 'BlueBorne' Exploit

Security firm Armis says a newly identified Bluetooth exploit called 'BlueBorne' is putting almost 5.3 billion devices in danger of malware, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux devices.

Gadgets September 13, 2017

Shots Fired: Qualcomm Implies Android Always Beats Apple In Smartphone Innovation

Qualcomm just threw shade at Apple as their dispute heightens. It just published a post that highlights several smartphone innovations, saying Android had always been the first to implement them all.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 12, 2017

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Looks Awesome: Can The $500 Device Challenge The $1,000 iPhone 8?

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix 2 a day before Apple announces the premium iPhone 8. The $500 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 looks awesome, but does it have what it takes to challenge the $1,000 iPhone 8?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 12, 2017

Xiaomi's Mi Calculator Is Now Available On The Play Store: Here's Why You Should Care

Xiaomi's Mi Calculator is now up for grabs over at the Play Store. While calculators aren't exactly groundbreaking Android apps, the Mi Calculator does an impressive job in providing a plethora of functions in a clean UI.

Apps/Software September 3, 2017

ReplyASAP Freezes Your Kid’s Smartphone Until They Reply: Parents, You’ll No Longer Be Ignored

Frustrated about his son ignoring him, a dad created a messaging app that is both annoying and useful at the same time. It’s called ReplyASAP, an app you can’t close or silence until you respond to the message.

Apps/Software August 23, 2017

Here's When Your Android Phone Will Receive The Upgrade To Android 8.0 Oreo

Google officially unveiled Android 8.0 Oreo, the next major version of the mobile operating system, after the total solar eclipse. When will the upgrade arrive to your Android-powered smartphone?

Google August 21, 2017

Tekken Mobile To Soon Launch On iOS And Android: Pre-Register Now To Help Unlock More Rewards For Everyone [Video]

Tekken Mobile, a fresh take on the popular fighting franchise, will soon arrive on iOS and Android devices. Bandai Namco is offering different rewards to pre-registered players, depending on the number of pre-registrations.

Video Games August 19, 2017

Google Will Launch Android O After The Total Solar Eclipse On Aug. 21: Rumors Say It's Android Oreo

Google will officially unveil Android O on Aug. 21, right after the highly anticipated total solar eclipse. According to new rumors, the next major version of the mobile operating system will indeed be named Android Oreo.

Google August 19, 2017

Google Pixel Camera App On Other Android Smartphones? This Mod Makes It Happen

A developer has released a modified version of the Google Pixel camera app to bring the software to other Android smartphones. Does the ported app really work, and is it safe to install?

Google August 14, 2017

Android O Release Date Leaked By 2 Reliable Sources: Android Fans, Mark Aug. 21 On Your Calendars

Two reliable sources have leaked the Android O release date to be Aug. 21. Android users who have been looking forward to the next major version of the Google mobile operating system can now mark their calendars.

Google August 12, 2017

New Android O Feature Will Allow Users To Update Their Pixel Smartphones Even Without Free Space

The new streaming updates feature, which will be rolled out with Android O, will allow users to update their smartphones even without free space. The feature, however, will only be available to Pixel and Pixel XL owners.

Google August 9, 2017

Android Might Soon Display How Much Battery You Have Left On Your Paired Bluetooth Headsets, Smartwatches

Google could soon support battery level indicators for connected Bluetooth devices on future versions of stock Android. While certainly good news, several phone manufacturers already support such a feature.

Apps/Software August 2, 2017

You Can Now Create GIFs With Google's Motion Stills App On Your Android Phone

Google has finally rolled out Motion Stills, a sophisticated GIF creator app, to Android users. The app now comes with a redesigned streaming pipeline that ensure users can have their GIFs at a moment’s notice.

Apps/Software July 20, 2017

Essential Phone U.S. Launch 'Imminent': New Smartphone By Android Founder Also Coming To UK, Europe, And Japan

The Essential Phone missed its June deadline, but its launch in the U.S. is 'imminent,' according to Essential COO Niccolo de Masi. The company is also planning to release the smartphone in the UK, Western Europe, and Japan.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 18, 2017

Google Rolls Out Panic Detection Mode In Android 7.1 Nougat To Protect Users From Malware: How Does It Work?

Google quietly added a new panic detection mode in Android 7.1 Nougat. The feature will help users fight back against malware trying to hijack their Android devices, and here is how it works.

Google July 11, 2017

CopyCat Malware Spread to 14 Million Android Devices Last Year

The CopyCat malware turned out to be very effective. Overall, the malware infected more than 14 million devices and earned the creators more than a million dollars.

Security July 8, 2017

Google Play Store July Sale: Games, Apps, Movies, TV Shows, And More Available At Discounted Prices

Google has now officially kicked off its storewide Play Store summer sale, offering steep discounts on basically everything, from books to films to games to apps and more. You can even get four months of Google Play Music for free.

Google July 1, 2017

Xavier Android Malware Found In Over 800 Google Play Store Apps: How Is It Different From Other Malware?

A new Android malware named Xavier was detected in over 800 apps on the Google Play Store. Here's what makes Xavier different and more dangerous from other malware, and what you can do to protect yourself.

Google June 26, 2017

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