Numerous owners of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL recently took to Google’s official product forums, Reddit, and various social media platforms to complain about the February security patch that they claim has negatively affected the battery life of their mobile devices. Some users are claiming their handsets have even started getting warm post-update during […]
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Samsung’s really got the ball rolling with the Android 8.0 (Oreo) updates for its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus flagships. The first of the consumer ready updates, which also include Samsung’s own Android skin called Samsung Experience 9.0, began rolling out to users in Germany as early as February 8. Now, the update is […]
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The Android OS’s current NFC code shuts the NFC hardware off entirely when the device is powering down or when the user turns off NFC, but a new code commit in the Android codebase points to some functionality that may change that. The code commit actually introduces version 1.1 of the NFC hardware abstraction layer, […]
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A new software report suggests that Google’s next version of Android will feature the ability to record phone calls. The still unnamed version of Android details a few phrases in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) that indicate the possible new software component. The native Android 9.0 build would offer the ability to record audio […]
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Android P may feature native support for call recording, as suggested by a number of commits recently discovered in the main repository of the Android Open Source Project. Some code added to AOSP by Google’s engineers references the existence of a “call recording tone” that would presumably be played once users press the corresponding button […]
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The U.S. carrier editions of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active may be getting Android 8.0 (Oreo) sooner than expected following a new sighting of the devices on the Wi-Fi Alliance website. More specifically, the new listings show a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T – which are sold under the model numbers SM-G892U […]
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The unannounced and undetailed over-the-air update that started rolling out to select Pixel devices last week is now also being pushed out by Verizon and a number of other wireless carriers in other parts of the world. The new builds of the upgrade have been listed by Google on its Factory Images website, with the […]
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The U.S. division of ZTE officially announced the start of the Android 8.0 Oreo beta test for the Axon 7, the company’s 2016 flagship which originally launched with 6.0.1 Marshmallow but was later updated to 7.1.1 Nougat and was already confirmed as being set to receive the latest major iteration of Google’s mobile operating system. […]
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Several owners of Google’s Pixel 2 series devices have, as of January 18, begun taking to Internet forums to try and collectively work out the purpose of an official OTA software update hitting some devices. That’s because not only is the update unusually timed. It was also not previously announced by Google and didn’t provide […]
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Google is now rolling out a beta update for the next iteration of its Google Play Services framework, which is said to be designed to address a recently reported issue affecting some of its Cast-enabled devices. For those who may not have previously been aware, the issue in question was one that affected various users’ […]
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