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Android Wear updates leave glitches with Assistant and reminders

It's… not the best time to have an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch on your wrist. Owners are reporting bugs with the wearable software that have either persisted through or appear to be caused by recent updates. Most notably, Google Assistant is outr…
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Android O set for release around August 21st

Android O was originally announced at Google I/O this year, and it was immediately followed by several developer previews so Google could speed things up for developers and hammer out last minute issues. It’s been a few months, and now it’s time for the latest Android OS to release to the general public. According to […]

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Android distribution for August 2017 numbers released

Google’s Android team released distribution numbers for the operating system for August 2017 and while the direction is positive, the pace continues to be frustratingly slow. The breakdown can be found after the break. The good news for Android 7.0 Nougat is that adoption continued to be relatively strong for August, moving from 11.5% in July […]

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Former Googler Vic Gundotra extols iPhone 7 Plus camera, pans Android photo ecosystem

In some Facebook postings over the weekend, Vic Gundotra shared his opinion about the state of smartphone photography and it is sure to rankle Android fans. Gundotra, who is mainly credited with the Google+ social network although he also played a big part in evangelizing Android, opined on the how well smartphones compare to traditional […]

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Nintendo’s Switch Online apps for iOS and Android are available

The disjointed rollout of Nintendo Switch online features continues, as the company has released its mobile apps for iOS and Android ahead of the Splatoon 2 launch on Friday. That's going to be the first game to make use of the Switch Online app, whi…
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Redesigned Adobe Lightroom for Android announced

Adobe announced July updates for their Lightroom app on both the iOS and Android platforms today. For Android users, Adobe says they have redesigned the app “from the ground up.” The improvements include a completely overhauled user interface that appears to be more in alignment with Material Design concepts. Along with the interface changes, Adobe […]

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Sony adds Amazon Alexa support to its 4K HDR TVs running Android TV

If you own an Amazon Echo device and a Sony 4K television (2017) with Android TV, you can now control your television by voicing your commands to Alexa. Thanks to a new firmware update for your Sony 4K TV, Alexa can control the power, volume, switch inputs, and change channels. You can even ask Alexa […]

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Android Distribution July 2017: At least Nougat finally broke double digits

Unless you count the latest version finally getting into double digits, the Android distribution numbers for July 2017 aren’t anything worth celebrating. Here’s the full breakdown: These are the percentage point changes from last month: Nougat (11.5%): +2% Marshmallow (31.8%): -0.6% Lollipop (30.1%) -0.7% KitKat (17.1%): -1% Jelly Bean (9%): -0.7% Ice Cream Sandwich (0.7%): […]

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Motorola says Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto X Pure Edition is in “final field testing”

No, the Moto X Pure Edition doesn’t have Android 7.0 Nougat despite what you’ve heard. It’s been a very bumpy path for owners of the Moto X Pure Edition who’ve wait so long for the software update. Google released Nougat almost an entire year ago, and the 2015 that runs stock Android is still without […]

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Android Market to shut down on June 30th

Google and Android fans who have watched the company and used their products over the years know that some platforms seem to get cut down despite being popular. In some cases though, Google products hang on long after you may have thought about them. In an announcement today, Google notified the world that they would […]

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Playing witness to an android riot in ‘Detroit: Become Human’

I don't know when I'll get to play Detroit: Become Human again. The latest game from David Cage's Quantic Dream studio (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) conspicuously didn't have a release date, or, hell, even a release year when Sony showed off a bran…
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Google brings Android Apps support to 16 more Chromebooks

It’s more than a year since Google announced that Chromebooks would get the Play Store and the ability to run Android apps, with the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and Google’s Chromebook Pixel being the first to gain support. Thankfully, it seems that Google is picking up the pace somewhat with the addition of […]

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Join Talk Android as its assistant video editor!

If you’ve checked out our YouTube channel in recent weeks, you probably noticed something is different. We’re in the process of overhauling our video strategy under Kent Oki’s lead. That’s why the videos are really solid these days. Now we’re seeking an assistant video editor to contribute when needed. We want you to focus on […]

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Join Talk Android as a writer!

We all have opinions. We don’t all have the platform to share them. Now’s your chance to take your opinions into the spotlight. Talk Android is looking for a Writer who can contribute news posts, opinions, and guides for a global audience. Every week we’d like for you to produce content that stands out. So […]

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[TA Deals] Pick up the Android Development eBook Bundle for $24

Developing apps for Android devices? We’ve got your back. Now you can learn everything about programming for Android through the Android Development eBook Bundle. It’s available now through Talk Android Deals with an exclusive discount that’s live only for a limited time. Here’s what you get: Android Application Development Cookbook eBook ($ 36 value) Hacking Android […]

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Russia added to list of countries where Android Pay is available

Today Google announced Russia has become the 11th country where Android Pay is available for use. In their announcement, Google goes over all of the basics about Android Pay including things like how to use it with your device via NFC at a physical retailer or using the Android Pay button with online retailers. Like […]

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NOISE on Android from ROLI revealed at Google I/O 2017

To many of the attendees at Google I/O 2017, some of the music that played after the keynote address was completed may have seemed like your typical filler. However, it was much more than that as it represented an unveiling of NOISE on Android from ROLI. NOISE is a modular music app that enables the […]

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Smart Reply being added to Gmail on Android and iOS

One of the themes, if there is one, that seems to be emerging from Google I/O 2017 is the expansion of existing Google technologies to a wider array of platforms. An example of that was the announcement today that the Smart Reply function that Google developed for their Inbox and Allo apps will be added […]

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Audi, Volvo to add Android Auto to new models

There are many paths to using Android Auto in a vehicle including aftermarket systems that support the framework natively, using a cable to plug your smartphone in and run Android Auto through a vehicle’s system, or running the Android Auto app on your smartphone. Probably the best option though is having access to Android Auto […]

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Features on iOS we want to see on Android

Google’s Android has a lot of great phones in the ecosystem, as well as plenty of excellent features from phone-to-phone; however, there are a handful of features that I, and many others, would no doubt like to see become official Android features. This isn’t speaking in terms of one OS is better than the other, […]

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[TA Deals] Dive into Android development for just $30

There’s no question that Android is the world’s most popular operating system for mobile devices. Why else would you be visiting Talk Android on a daily basis? Now you, too, can create apps for the phones and tablets. The Professional Android Developer Bundle is live on Talk Android Deals with an exclusive discount that expires […]

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The live-streaming Mevo pocket cam comes to Android, goes 4K on iOS

Livestream has announced that its Mevo live-streaming camera is a getting a host of new updates this summer, including support for Android devices, YouTube live, 1080p streaming, and 4K internal recording.

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Google breaks fingerprint sensor for Pixel, Nexus phones with latest Android Nougat update

Keeping things in-house should be a recipe that prevents problems from cropping up when a phone manufacturer decides to update a device. After all, they have all of the software code and hardware specs. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case, even after extensive testing. Google is the latest example of an update […]

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LastPass fills users in on plans for Android O

With Android O being released to developers and an almost certain release to the public later this year, password manager app maker LastPass has been busy at work getting their platform ready for the upgrade. One of the new features coming to Android O that the LastPass developers are looking forward to is the new […]

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Waze nears Android Auto release with a beta set to launch soon

Drivers may not have to wait much longer to get to use Waze with their ride’s infotainment system. Beta invites are currently being sent out to users of the popular navigation app for the upcoming Android Auto version.

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Google Pixel vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Which is the better Android phone?

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the forthcoming Galaxy S8, the company’s latest flagship. But can the device compete with the Google Pixel when it comes to power and performance?

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The only guide you need to get started with Android Wear

Got a new Android Wear smartwatch, but don’t know how to set it up or use it properly? Here’s how to add music, customize the watch face, block unwanted notifications, and carry out a host of other actions.

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How to make ringtones for an Android phone

No one likes to pay for ringtones, so why not keep your money and check out our quick guide for creating free, custom ringtones using GarageBand, AVCWare Ringtone Maker, and RingDroid?

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Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto X Pure Edition nears as soak test begins

It might not be long before Android 7.0 Nougat is on the Moto X Pure Edition, and the software update could arrive way sooner than expected. Along with multiple tips from our readers, we received an email regarding the Motorola Feedback Network. It notes that owners of the phone are being invited to preview a […]

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How to use Facebook Messenger’s secret conversations in iOS and Android

In recent years, encryption and the privacy it affords has become a very important issue. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to enable so-called “secret conversations” in Facebook Messenger.

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Android Wear goes upscale with watches from Fossil, Tag Heuer, more at Baselworld

Baselworld 2017 is nearly here, and we’re expecting to see a ton of great new smartwatches from the likes of Tag Heuer, Movado, and more. Here’s everything we expect to see at the annual watch and jewelry trade show.

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Android security came a long way in 2016 but Google says there is more work

Google made significant strides in shutting down malicious apps and distributing security updates last year, but has identified areas of improvement in a year-in-review blog post.

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Young, sexy, and adventurous? Guess says its new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is for you

Fashion brand Guess has announced the Guess Connect smartwatch range, new models powered by Android Wear 2.0 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear platform. The watches will come in styles suitable for men and women.

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Tag Heuer will launch new Connected smartwatch with Android 2.0 on Tuesday

Tag Heuer has set a launch date for its next smartwatch — March 14. The watch will launch during a live-stream, and is expected to be one of the first to ship with Android Wear 2.0.

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Turn any old Android into your Android with Google’s #myAndroid site

Google launched a new tool that may help you turn any old Android into your Android. It’s all thanks to the #myAndroid website, which promises to help make your handset truly your own “from the way it looks to the way it works.”

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Gboard’s latest update for Android lets users translate in real time

Gboard, formerly known as Google Keyboard on Android, now lets you translate text in real time in the subject box. The keyboard app will also suggest emojis and GIFs as you type, and voice typing has an improved new interface.

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Android may soon overtake Windows as the most popular operating system

The Android army just keeps on growing. As per a new report from web analytics company StatCounter, Android is encroaching upon Windows when it comes to operating system popularity.

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Movado will unveil five Android Wear smartwatches at Baselworld 2017

While we already know Swarovski will announce an Android Wear smartwatch “for her” at Baselworld, Movado just announced it will unveil a slew of devices at the annual watch and jewelry trade show. These devices won’t launch until the fall of 2017.

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A step-by-step guide on how to delete and recover photos on your Android smartphone

Being able to delete and recover photos is important, especially if you’re working with a set amount of storage space. Luckily, it’s not difficult to do, regardless if your phone is running a stock version of Android or a custom interface.

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Google rebrands Messenger to Android Messages for a unified RCS experience

To enforce a seamless experience on RCS-supported networks like Sprint, Rogers, Orange, and Telenor, Google is rebranding Messenger, the default texting application on some Android devices, to Android Messages.

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Android Wear 2.0 update brings swimming metrics to Polar M600

Beyond the standard distance and pace, swimmers using the Polar M600 can see a real-time look at their strokes per minute and strokes per pool length. The smartwatch can even determine the type of stroke being used.

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How to record calls on your Android phone

Sometimes you need to record a phone call, whether it be for legal reasons or simply for future reference. Thankfully, there are a few ways to go about doing so on your Android phone, including Google Voice.

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Android 7.0 Nougat hits the T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Good news for T-Mobile Galaxy S7 owners; your Android 7.0 Nougat update is rolling out right now. That means you’re getting treated to all of the new things that Google introduced with Nougat, plus Samsung’s tweaks, and hopefully none of the diminished battery life. The update brings the GS7 and GS7 Edge up to speed […]

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Congressman requests investigation on Trump’s old Android phone

With reports that President Donald Trump is still relying on his old, unsecured Galaxy S3, even as he's one of the most visible hacking targets in the world, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) has proposed a House investigation into the new administration's…
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Verizon snags an exclusive Wear24 Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

The LG Watch Sport isn’t the only new Android Wear 2.0 watch today; Verizon has also announced that they’ll exclusively be carrying the Wear24 smartwatch that managed to fly under the radar up until now. The watch offers a slim, modern design that might be a little boring compared to some other options, but it […]

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The Quartz will be ZTE’s first Android Wear watch, and it was just leaked online

It looks like ZTE is preparing to enter the Android Wear smartwatch world. In fact, the ZTE Quartz is shaping up to be quite a nice-looking device. Here’s everything we know about the ZTE Quartz so far.

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ZTE Axon 7 gets updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

ZTE is next up to bat to bring Nougat to some of its devices, and first on the list is the Axon 7. ZTE is touting this as the most affordable Daydream compatible phone in the US right now, which is a selling point all on its own, but there’s plenty of other stuff to look […]

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Britain’s largest network operator defends Google in EU Android antitrust case

BT, a telecommunications provider in the U.K., has sent a letter to the European Commission announcing its support for Google in an ongoing antitrust case involving Android, the world’s largest mobile operating system.

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Everything you need to know about using a MicroSD card on Android

MicroSD cards can be super helpful in allowing you to store all your files locally and without using the cloud — but they can sometimes be a little complex, too. Here’s everything you need to know about using a MicroSD card with your Android phone.

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10 tips to free up storage space on your Android phone or tablet

Running out of room on your smartphone or tablet? Here are 10 tips that will allow you to create more space on your Android device, including some that will ensure you keep your device free of clutter.

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