Google’s Emergency Location Service For Android Now Live In The US

In short: Google has now confirmed the launch of its Emergency Location Service (ELS) for Android in the US. The ELS is designed to ensure more accurate location information on Android device owners is shared with emergency services as and when needed. As part of the announcement, Google confirmed which companies are helping with the […]

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Sensor-Based Ring Volume Feature For Android In Development

In short: An Android Open Source Project (AOSP) commit suggests in a future version of Android Google will enable a feature that ensures a smartphone does not ring unnecessarily loud when the device is in close proximity to the ear, and a current call is on hold at the same time. Background: Android is in a […]

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Android 9 Appears In Android Distribution Numbers For August

Google released the latest Android distribution numbers for August 2018, and the newest figures show that at this point, only a very small percentage of devices are likely running the latest version of the operating system, Android 9 Pie. In fact, this version of the Android OS was not included in the latest Android distribution […]

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Android 9 Appears In Android Distribution Numbers For August

Google released the latest Android distribution numbers for August 2018, and the newest figures show that at this point, only a very small percentage of devices are likely running the latest version of the operating system, Android 9 Pie. In fact, this version of the Android OS was not included in the latest Android distribution […]

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Android 9 Appears In Android Distribution Numbers For August

Google released the latest Android distribution numbers for August 2018, and the newest figures show that at this point, only a very small percentage of devices are likely running the latest version of the operating system, Android 9 Pie. In fact, this version of the Android OS was not included in the latest Android distribution […]

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Google Go Updated With Functionality To Read Webpages Aloud

Google Go, which is the main Google app for Android Go smartphones, has gotten a pretty useful update today. According to Google’s blog post, the Google Go app can now read articles and webpages aloud to the user. This can be very useful for those that might be blind and can’t actually read the article, […]

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Researchers Develop New Technique For Battery Savings

A professor from the University of Waterloo in collaboration with researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology have published a study detailing a new method of saving energy on Android smartphones with organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens. The new technique is a radical departure from traditional energy saver apps in the fact that the […]

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Upcoming Android 9 Pie Update Likely To Fix Back Button Issue

An upcoming Android 9 Pie update is likely to fix an issue many users have been experiencing since the developer preview stages of Android P. The severity and frequency of the issue will likely be dependent on how often an individual device owner uses the back button, and especially when viewing the ‘recents’ (overview) screen. […]

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How Adaptive Battery Works In Android 9 Pie

With Android 9 Pie, Google has rolled out a number of new features, which includes Adaptive Battery. This feature is here thanks to the partnership between Android and Deepmind (which is Alphabet’s AI-centric arm). This feature is essentially the next step for Google, in attempting to conserve battery in Android, allowing a single charge to […]

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Overview Screen Quick Text Selection Returns To The Original Pixel In Android Pie

Android 9 Pie rolled out yesterday, officially. And it apparently brought back a feature to the original Pixel and Pixel XL, that were taken away in one of the recent betas. And that was Quick Text Selection in the Overview Screen. This is actually a pretty big feature in Android 9 Pie in the first […]

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