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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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Amazon finally stops being stubborn, brings Prime Video to Android TV

Yep, it’s finally here. Amazon has been holding out their Prime Video service from Android TV for a very long time, but they’re finally bringing the app to Google’s platform. This may or may not have anything to do with Google using YouTube as a bargaining chip within Amazon’s ecosystem. Otherwise, this is a pretty straightforward port, […]

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Carriers will be able to hide signal strength numbers from users in Android P

Here’s a “feature” you probably weren’t asking for in the next version of Android: no signal strength numbers when you’re using a certain carrier’s network. Despite that being pretty anti-consumer, that’s probably what you can expect starting with Android P. According to some commits in AOSP, the signal strength in the settings of your phone […]

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Tidal app launches for Android TV platform

Still trying to make a name for itself in the streaming music market, Tidal has launched apps for both the Android TV and Apple TV platforms. The new apps give users more direct, easier access to Tidal and their video library of concerts, music videos and live streams on their big screen devices. If the […]

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Android apps must have 64-bit support by August 2019

Android has supported 64-bit apps ever since Lollipop arrived in 2015, but they haven't been necessary. Now, however, Google is laying down the law… or rather, it will. As of August 2019, Android apps will have to support 64-bit code. They won't…
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NVIDIA Shield TV review: The definitive Android TV experience

Android TV has certainly had a weird life. It was pretty hyped up after initially being announced, and Google even tried to create a reference box with the Nexus Player. And, to be fair, it’s still getting updated and being supported, but I don’t think you can still buy them outside of places like eBay. […]

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Android Oreo creeps up to 0.5% while Marshmallow dominates December’s distribution chart

It’s that time again where we take a look at the world of Android to check how the various flavors are performing. December’s figures show that the Android 8.0 Oreo is slowly gaining momentum as more devices get updated to the latest version of the Android operating system, with Nougat making strides in its efforts […]

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These are the Android Wear watches getting the Oreo update

It was just last week that Google announced that it had begun rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to Android Wear devices, starting with the LG Watch Sport. Now the search giant has posted a list of Android Wear watches that are eligible for the OS upgrade. Join us below to find if your smartwatch is […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo test build leaks

Since the release of the official build of Android 8.0 Oreo a couple months ago, Android device owners have been waiting patiently for the update to roll out for their devices. The hope is this will be a quick process especially since Google started releasing developer preview builds much earlier in the year so manufacturers […]

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Android Wear’s Oreo upgrade is ready

Google has been doling out Oreo treats to a bunch of devices of late. The HTC U11 got the bump last week, followed by Android 8.1 landing on Nexus and Pixel devices. Now, it's Android Wear's turn. After all, there's nothing like a software upgrade to…
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[TA Deals] Learn to build apps for Android Oreo and save 95% with this bundle

A new version of Android is starting to roll out worldwide, and already there are developers 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 […]

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Google exploring concept of a dedicated YouTube Edition Android phone

According to a report of a survey currently underway by Google, the company is exploring a unique specialization for a smartphone. The survey seeks input on what would be considered a “YouTube Edition” of an Android smartphone. The concepts described in the survey cover software, interface and even potential hardware. For consumers of content, the […]

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Android Wear v2.6 brings recent apps, download progress indicators, and more

Android Wear 2.0 was supposed to revitalize and kick off the wearable platform thanks to a plethora of new features and partnerships. Alright, well, we all know that didn’t happen, but Google’s still bringing in new features to hopefully spark something. The latest is version 2.6, and it’s got a few useful tricks up its […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Best Android Smartphones

Know someone that’s still rocking a phone from 2013? Is their Galaxy S3 screen finally going out? Hook them up with a new smartphone. It’s a big present, but if you want to show up Santa Claus at his own game, a nice phone will definitely impress everyone. You’ve got options here, too. You can […]

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Some Google Pixel 2 XL phones are reportedly shipping without Android

Google's Pixel 2 smartphone has had a trail of problems following its launch. From software patches to fix audio issues to screen burn-in, the issues keep cropping up, leading the internet titan to extend warranties to make up for everyone's trouble….
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[TA Deals] Learn to develop on Android with Java for just $15

Android and Java development go hand in hand, and right now you can learn both with our Android Oreo and Java Developer Mastery course, which also happens to be highly discounted. The course everything you need to know, from setting up your computer to start programming to UI design and debugging your Android apps. You’ll […]

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BBC iPlayer Radio now plays nice with Carplay and Android Auto

For many, BBC radio is synonymous with driving. When you're stuck in a traffic jam, holiday road trip or boring post-work commute, sometimes the best company is a never-ending playlist punctuated with cheerful DJ chatter. For the longest time, that's…
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[TA Deals] Save 92% on the Android Oreo and Java Developer course

Android and Java development go hand in hand, and right now you can learn both with our Android Oreo and Java Developer Mastery course, which also happens to be highly discounted. The course everything you need to know, from setting up your computer to start programming to UI design and debugging your Android apps. You’ll […]

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Microsoft announces Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Launcher for Android

Microsoft announced today two new apps that help expand the company’s presence on operating system platforms outside the Windows ecosystem. Based on the descriptions provided for the new Microsoft Edge for iOS/Android and Microsoft Launcher, the company is working hard to make the user experience more seamless and continuous regardless of the screen a user […]

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Microsoft’s Edge browser comes to iOS and Android for beta testing

Microsoft's new mobile strategy? Bring as many of its services as it can to other platforms. That started with Microsoft Office and Cortana, and it's continuing with its Edge browser, which is available in beta on iOS and Android today. For now, the…
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[TA Deals] Save 95% on the complete Android Oreo with Kotlin bundle

You can never have too much programming experience under your belt, and this Android Oreo with Kotlin bundle will help teach you a few extra tricks to pad out your mobile development skillset. This bundle includes four packages, which nets you over 105 hours of content and training. It covers developing Android apps, courses specific […]

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Expect to see deeper Android Things and Chromecast integration with Android P

Sure, Android Oreo just officially released and we’ve barely seen it on any devices, but what about Android P? Always look forward, never backward. There’s a pretty small leak in Google’s Chromium source code that hints at what’s to come in a newer Android update, and while it isn’t significant yet, it’s fun to get […]

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RIP Wear24: Verizon’s exclusive Android Wear smartwatch is gone

Remember Wear24, that LTE-enabled Android Wear device that came out of nowhere alongside the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style? If you completely forgot about it, that’s fine. It definitely didn’t take the market by storm. In fact, after just a few months of being available, it looks like Verizon has already axed the device […]

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Facebook testing new Explore Feed tab on Android

For many people, Facebook has become a prime point of contact for their time spent online. That is not stopping the company from continuing to explore ways to keep users on the site even more and trying to find ways to entice new users to get on-board. For example, they have launched a dedicated section […]

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Motorola phones getting Android 8.0 Oreo revealed

Motorola has revealed the smartphones that will be receiving an update to the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system upgrade. The list covers 10 different devices in three of the many Motorola series of phones. One group of owners that will not be happy if they were looking forward to Android Oreo will be owners of […]

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Qualcomm touts some Android firsts the chipmaker says they brought us

Likely as a bit of a dig at Apple and the iPhone ecosystem, a day before Apple reveals their latest updates to the iPhone line of devices Qualcomm posted about some of the “firsts” the company has achieved for Android devices. Some of these pre-date their adoption by Apple and some may still be exclusive […]

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Qardio’s Android app gets new activity tracking features

Qardio, the company behind smart gadgets like the QardioArm and QardioBase, has just kicked off some new features in their health tracking app to help you stay in shape. If you were looking for an excuse to ditch Fitbit, this might be it. The new app will track your overall steps and activity and allow users […]

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HMD Global to update all current Nokia smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo

In a tweet sent out over the weekend, HMD Global‘s chief product officer, Juho Sarvikas, confirmed that current Nokia smartphones will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Sarvikas even committed to the budget Nokia 3 getting the update despite some delays in that device getting the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. The updated operating system […]

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Sony announces the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, both running Android Oreo

Sony has taken the wraps off a set of new Android smartphones, both of which are running the latest and greatest Android Oreo. Meet the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact. Both devices feature a slight redesign of Sony’s typical smartphone design language, but you’ll still recognize it from a distance almost immediately. What Sony wants […]

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[TA Deals] This bundle teaches you how to build for Android 8.0 Oreo (95% off)

A new version of Android is starting to roll out worldwide, and already there are developers 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 […]

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Google introduces new Play Protect certification for Android devices

Yesterday Google announced a new certification they are rolling out for the Android device market. Called Google Play Protect, Google says the new certification is available for Android device manufacturers. To obtain the certification, manufacturers will have to be willing to submit their devices to a battery of compatibility tests designed to ensure they adhere […]

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HTC confirms Android Oreo for HTC U11, U Ultra and 10

This week HTC’s social media staff were busy working on responding to interested consumers who wanted to know what the company’s plans were for updating some of their more recent devices to Android 8.0 Oreo. Perhaps sensing it might be easier to issue a single statement instead of spending time on multiple responses, the company tweeted […]

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Google says its partners will have Android 8.0-flavored hardware by the end of 2017

You want Android 8.0 Oreo pretty bad, so Google is pushing its partners to get the latest version of its platform onto new and existing devices. It’s typical for Google’s in-house devices to get software updates first. That’s why no one should be surprised that Oreo will be on the Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, […]

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Android O, likely to be named Oreo, begins rolling out on August 21

Google just announced that Android O will be released on Monday. Alongside the solar eclipse happening on August 21 in the United States, the latest version of Android will be released globally. A live-stream from New York City will commence at 2:40PM ET, showing both the solar eclipse and everything Android O has to offer. […]

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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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