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New Snapchat update for Android teases better performance and new features

Snapchat’s Android app is pretty universally hated for poor performance and the occasional lack of features next to its iOS counterpart, and it’s been that way since it first launched. Snapchat has teased nebulous “improvements” for a while now, but so far we haven’t actually see anything worth mentioning, besides UI updates that also go […]

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Snapchat’s much-needed Android overhaul is hiding in plain sight

Snap promised a sorely needed redesign for Snapchat's sluggish Android app back in November, and it's now clear what that tune-up will entail. Jane Manchun Wong has discovered (with additional detail from Kieron Quinn) that Snapchat's Android app hi…
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Android Oreo starts a limited rollout on BlackBerry KEYone

Over the past couple days, an update to Android 8.0 Oreo started rolling out to a subset of BlackBerry KEYone devices. That subset of devices is limited to those in the Canadian market. For owners in Canada, one bit of good news is that the update is hitting both unlocked and carrier devices. For everyone […]

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Microsoft’s phone-to-Windows app is available for Android

If you've been waiting to be able to access your Android phone's files and notifications on your Windows desktop, you can relax. The PC app, called "Your Phone," is now available for everyone, not just Insiders.
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HTC confirms Android 9.0 Pie for a slew of their newer phones

Now that Android Pie has been officially announced and is rolling out, we can start pestering manufacturers about when their devices will get the upgrade. HTC has dropped some info already, confirming the Android 9.0 update and which devices will get it. It’s (hopefully) not a comprehensive list of everything in HTC’s portfolio, but if […]

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Plex podcasts comes out of beta, includes Sonos and Android Auto support

Plex recently launched podcast support in beta, adding yet another type of media that’s supported in your Plex experience. Now that we’ve had a chance to test it out and work through some kinks, Plex is officially taking the beta tag off of podcasts and making it official to everyone with a few new features. […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hands-on: The Android tablet for multitaskers

Good Android tablets are increasingly hard to find, maybe because so few people actually buy them anymore. But for those who are looking for one, Samsung's Galaxy Tab line remains one of the best in the category. It's nice to see, then, that the comp…
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Fortnite for Android is reportedly a 30-day exclusive to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9

Many of us are waiting patiently for Fortnite to finally launch on Android with the game having become available on Apple’s iOS way back in March. It seems that PUBG‘s arch-rival will finally make its début on Android at the same time as the Galaxy Note 9 launch, that’s right, it’s going to be exclusively available on […]

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Panasonic’s Android Toughbooks can swap batteries on the fly

Panasonic has launched two new handheld Toughbooks for the workplace, and in addition to being rugged, they also have removable batteries. To be precise, the company says their batteries are "warm swappable," which likely means they be replaced witho…
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Hey Google, Android actually does stifle competition

Sundar Pichai knows that the choice of mobile OS nowadays boils down to Android or iOS. He published a blog post yesterday in response to the European Commission's competition decision against Android, which opens saying, "If you buy an Android phone…
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WeTransfer finally lands on Android

It is hard to imagine that there are app developers out there that still limit themselves to the iOS world considering how dominant Android is. Nevertheless, they are out there. However, the group got smaller by one with the announcement this past Friday that WeTransfer is now available for Android through the Google Play Store. […]

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Twitter’s Android app is getting a new bottom navigation bar

Twitter has announced (on Twitter, of course) that they’ll be updating the Android version of their app to bring the navigation bar to the bottom, departing from the top navigation bar that we’ve had for years. It also brings the app in line with how Twitter’s iOS version behaves. With phones bigger than ever now, […]

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Microsoft Launcher for Android gets a major update with tons of new features

Microsoft has released a pretty major update for the Microsoft Launcher home screen experience onto the Play Store, bringing a ton of new features centered around Microsoft’s apps and services. The update bumps the app to version 4.11 and includes some interface tweaks on top of the new integrated features. Here’s the changelog: What’s new […]

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Microsoft wants to bring its Movies and TV app to your Android smartphone

Microsoft offers their own movie and television show store on Windows 10, which is really useful for anyone that relies primarily on their PC for entertainment. It’s great for anyone in Microsoft’s ecosystem, but considering just how dead Windows Phone is, that’s a pretty limited platform right now. Microsoft knows that, and Microsoft wants to […]

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[TA Deals] Save 62% on an endoscopic camera for your Android device

Here’s a gadget that you probably don’t have in your drawer: a cheap, waterproof, full HD endoscopic camera for your smartphone. Yeah, didn’t think so. You can change that today with our featured deal, and you’ll save a big chunk of change in the process. While this would normally cost $ 49, you’ll save 62% bringing […]

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[TA Deals] We’re giving away a SNES Classic Edition through Talk Android Deals!

Did you want a SNES Classic but couldn’t find any in stock over the holidays? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We’re giving away one of Nintendo’s retro consoles through Talk Android Deals, and it’s incredibly simple to enter the contest. This console includes a ton of classic games, including hits like The Legend of […]

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Google updates the TalkBack app and renames it to Android Accessibility Suite

Not everyone has 20/20 sight, those of us with impaired vision might be familiar with the TalkBack app that aids smartphone navigation with its spoken feedback. The app has just received an update, and as it so often does, Google has also decided to rename the TalkBack app to the Android Accessibility Suite in the […]

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Android Messages on the web is now live

Android Messages has been confirmed to pick up Allo’s desktop messaging feature, and Google has finally flipped the switch for everyone to jump in. That’s a pretty big nail in the coffin for Allo since that was one of the only cool defining features in Google’s suite of messaging apps, but great news for normal […]

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Android Messages hits the web for browser-based texting

Google added Rich Communication Services (RCS) into its Android OS to help it compete with Apple's popular iMessage. Google has also been exploring texting from your web browser since at least February. Now the feature appears to be officially availa…
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Nokia 7 Plus running Android P bumped back to Android Oreo

Running beta versions of software, even entire operating systems, always comes with some risks that something will get severely messed up. It is rare that problems rise above the level of annoyance, but when it does happen it can be quite maddening. Owner’s of HMD Global‘s Nokia 7 Plus smartphones who decided to take on […]

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Google is integrating Android Messages with Chrome OS

We’ve been waiting for Google to drop an iMessage killer for years now, and Android Messages is shaping up and potentially turning into that app. A new commit for in Chromium’s source code hints at Google integrating Android Messages with Chrome OS, which could mean tons of different things. Unfortunately, the commits don’t really clarify […]

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Android P Developer Preview 3 is rolling out, and factory images are live

Google has released the third Developer Preview of Android P, which means you should be getting an OTA update if you’re in the beta program very soon. If you want to manually get things going, factory images are live, too. The factory images were the first sign of the updated build, although the OTA came […]

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May numbers for Android distributions show Oreo growth

Google has been a bit inconsistent in recent months with timely updates to their Android distribution stats, so it is a bit more challenging to identify shifts in the deployed versions. One of the trends we have seen in more recent months seems to be toward manufacturers relying more on users upgrading phones to something […]

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Steam Link and Steam Video are making their way to Android TV and smartphones this month

If you’re a big PC gamer, you’ve probably heard of or used Valve’s Steam Link for streaming your games to a television. It’s a useful little gadget that saves you the hassle of running long HDMI cables all over your house, especially if you have a decent router. I’ve invested in two of them already, […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge could get Android Oreo update in May

New reports out indicate Samsung may be on the verge of rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for their Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones possibly as soon as mid-May. If Samsung and carriers are able to stick to this timeline, then the S7 devices will be getting the update one to […]

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Verizon updated the Galaxy S7 to Android 8.0 Oreo this weekend, except they didn’t

If you’re still using a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge on Verizon, you might have noticed that you were notified about an update to Android 8.0 Oreo this weekend. You might have also noticed that, despite that notification and the changelog with it, you didn’t actually get the Oreo update. What happened? Well, it […]

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Surprise! Google is working on Chat, another solution for messaging on Android

Google’s attempt at making a unified messaging platform is probably one of the longest running jokes in the tech space, and as much as I love Google, there’s really no excusing how poorly they’ve handled the situation in the past few years. They almost had something with Google Hangouts, but not before half-abandoning it and trying to […]

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Google is bringing a new history feature to Google Chrome on Android

Google is testing out a new feature for the mobile version of its Chrome web browser that should make your browsing experience a bit better. Currently accessing your recent web history involves a few taps behind some settings menus, but a new feature in the works will allow you to long press the back button […]

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8 getting Android Oreo update in U.S.

After a few busy weeks for Samsung smartphone owners in the U.S., the last group of Galaxy owners finally have something to rejoice over. Favoring carrier sold models, Samsung has been pushing out an Android 8.0 Oreo update to owners of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 devices. That left owners of the unlocked […]

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Galaxy Note 8 is getting its Android 8.0 Oreo update on Verizon and Sprint

Good news, Galaxy Note 8 owners. You might be getting an OTA update soon, at least if you’re on Verizon or Sprint. Both carriers are currently rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to Samsung’s late-2017 flagship, bringing a ton of new features and a more advanced OS to your device, catching both of those […]

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Samsung will discontinue its built-in Movie Maker after Android P update

Did you ever use Samsung’s built-in Movie Maker application on your Galaxy devices? If not, don’t feel bad; it was pretty well hidden, and obviously fairly underutilized as Samsung will be dropping the feature after the next major Android update.  If you did use it, though, pay attention. After your Samsung device is updated to Android P, […]

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Google rebrands Android Wear as Wear OS for all new smartwatches

Android Wear is in a pretty awkward spot as a product line for Google, with tons of smartwatches either failing or getting pulled off the market after lackluster sales. What’s the panacea for a flailing product? Rebranding! Say goodbye to Android Wear, as Google is now referring to the smartwatch software as Wear OS. Pretty […]

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Dark mode is coming to YouTube’s Android app

Google likes to bounce back and forth between light and dark modes on their apps, and we’ve seen our share of both over the past few years. Material Design updates brought its share of bright white app and website interfaces, but we’ve started to see things swing back towards darker themes lately, and YouTube has […]

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Support for chat shows up for some users in Android Messages

Last month news surfaced that Google was working to expand the features available through their Android Messages app. The improvements appear to include things like support for a web interface on a computer that syncs with Android Messages, support for chat over data networks, less reliance on carriers, and more enhancements that come with RCS […]

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Google wants native support for iris scanning in Android

Biometric security has been evolving pretty rapidly over the past few years, especially with Samsung debuting their version of iris scanning on the Galaxy Note 7 and following through with the Galaxy S8 and now Galaxy S9. It hasn’t completely replaced the fingerprint scanner as the default biometric lock screen, but we’re moving in that […]

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Best Wireless Chargers For Your Android Phones and Tablets [2018]

Tons of new smartphones are supporting wireless charging, especially many of Samsung’s best offerings. However, you don’t get the wireless charger in the box, so that’s probably one of the first things you’ll look for when you start buying accessories. And like regular chargers, there are a ton to choose from. There are all kinds […]

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Nokia brings Android One, Android Go, and nostalgia to MWC 2018

Nokia was saving a ton of ammo for MWC, and today they unveiled a total of five new devices for the world to see. There’s some Android Go experimentation, a few Android One devices, and even a nostalgic throwback to those of us who miss the simpler phones of the 2000’s. As for the three […]

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Android TV’s YouTube app gets a small redesign, includes video quality control

Google likes to tweak their YouTube interface, especially on mobile devices. However, their Android TV interface always seems to lag behind, even next to other set-top boxes. With that being said, it looks like Google has pushed a YouTube update on Android TV that further tweaks the latest, non-Material Design aesthetic and brings some features […]

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Android Pay officially becomes Google Pay

The day is finally here, and Google is dropping the Android Pay brand for Google Pay. The new service keeps pretty much all of the features of the older Android Pay platform, but long term will also integrate Google Wallet features. There are still some things in the pipeline, but we’ll go over what you […]

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A new version of Android is starting to roll out worldwide, and developers are already tailoring their apps and games for it. Let’s introduce you to the Complete Android Oreo with Kotlin Bundle on Talk Android Deals. With this bundle, you’re going to learn everything there is to know about creating smooth, quick experiences for […]

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Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones

Smartphone users are just as vulnerable to cryptocurrency mining hijacks as their PC counterparts, and sometimes on a dramatic scale. Malwarebytes has detailed a "drive-by" mining campaign that redirected millions of Android users to a website that…
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Android P will let carriers control the signal bars on your next smartphone

    Android P is still pretty far out from being official and loaded on our smartphones, but we’re already hearing quite a bit about how much control it will give wireless carriers over how the software displays signal strength. An earlier rumor suggested that carriers could hide signal strength entirely in the next version […]

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Huawei P20 may launch with Android 8.1 Oreo

With the Huawei launch of the P20 still over a month away, we expect to start seeing more updates and leaks concerning the device and its two variants. The latest involves the operating system users may find loaded on the device out of the box. Sources think that will now be a combination of a […]

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Android Wear 2.9.0 update brings unread notifications to watch faces

As much as it seems like Google has abandoned it, Android Wear is getting another not-insignificant update that’s adding a brand new feature to the platform. Android Wear 2.9.0, according to Google documentation, will bring unread notification badges to watch faces. Hurrah! Now don’t expect to see unread notifications on your watch right away. Google […]

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BlueStacks releases the first Android gaming platform to run Android Nougat

While many consumers in the smartphone market are looking at new devices running Android Oreo or hoping their existing devices get an update to the latest version of the Android operating system, there is a group that is looking for Android Nougat support. Those users are those who want to run an Android compatible gaming […]

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Android 8.0 Oreo will roll out to Sprint HTC U11 on Monday

HTC has some big news for anyone that owns a U11, at least on Sprint. HTC has received technical certification for the latest software update from the carrier, which means you can expect the Android Oreo 8.0 update to start rolling out on Monday. Good way to start the week, no? This update will bring […]

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Latest Galaxy S8 Android Oreo beta might be the stable version

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are both getting another version of the Android Oreo beta today, which isn’t a big deal on its own. However, this might be the last version of the beta that we see before it starts to roll out as the official Android 8.0 update. This new build isn’t huge, […]

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Android Wear gets a boost with the new Skagen Falster

Android Wear has been a little stagnate lately, feeling as if Google has moved it to the back burner. We have yet to get a Google “Pixel Watch” and Fossil, along with other actual watch brands, have largely been responsible for new models. The tech industry seems to be in a wait-and-see pattern for now (with […]

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Nokia 2 from HMD Global to get Android Oreo update

HMD Global has indicated in the past that current smartphones in their portfolio would get an update to Android Oreo, although it was a bit unclear as to whether that applied to the Nokia 2. The Nokia 2 is HMD Global’s budget device at the bottom of their portfolio, currently listed for a mere $ 99 […]

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