Google ‘refocusing’ Android Things for OEMs building smart speakers and displays

February 13, 2019

The Android Things platform finally launched in 2018 after an extensive developer preview period to power third-party Smart Displays and other speakers. Google is now “refocusing” the platform to prioritize OEM partners building that category of smart devices with Assistant built-in. Over the past year, a number of major manufacturers have released Smart Displays and speakers powered by Android Things. Lenovo, JBL, and […]

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First carrier-locked Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update lands w/ AT&T, S9 too

February 1, 2019

Samsung has been working surprisingly quick on rolling out Android Pie to its portfolio, and today that continues with the Galaxy Note 9. AT&T Galaxy Note 9 owners are reporting Android Pie rolling out right now. This week Samsung has been rolling out Android Pie updates frequently. Three carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have […]

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Gmail for Android and iOS get a revamp with Google’s Material Theme; roll out begins today

January 30, 2019

Gmail for Android and iOS smartphones has been revamped with Google’s Material Theme offering a more cleaner look for the app. Gmail users on smartphones will get some more features with this update as well. Gmail for Android and iOS gets revamped Google has been on a roll when it comes to updating some of […]

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Android Q will be easier on your eyes: Thanks to dark mode

January 8, 2019

The Dark Mode is easily one of the most anticipated features amongst the geeks and nerds. Not only does rendering the entire user interface of an operating system makes it look cool, but it also makes for lesser stress on the eyes and, in some cases, reduce power consumption as well. Microsoft recently adopted a […]

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017) Start Receiving December 2018 Android Security Patch

December 26, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) have started receiving new software updates. The new updates are said to bring the December 2018 Android security patch. The security patch reportedly debuted on the Galaxy A5 (2017) before making its way to the Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Notably, the new updates don’t […]

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Japan also planning to stop using Huawei and ZTE equipment

December 9, 2018

Huawei and ZTE have been no strangers to security and espionage scandals in recent years. And while it is hard to fully grasp the whole picture and accurately judge on any of the official accusations, it is already pretty clear that the two Chinese corporations are under direct fire by the USA. In fact, things […]

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