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Android Oreo (Go Edition) Smartphones Launching At MWC 2018

Android Oreo (Go Edition) Smartphones Launching At MWC 2018

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Android Oreo is the latest available version of Google’s ubiquitous mobile platform, and its optimized counterpart designed for lower-end devices, Go Edition, will be making its debut in devices that will be announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Google Platforms and Ecosystems SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer just authored an article talking about how far Android

Businesses can now send Android users multimedia texts via RCS

Businesses can now send Android users multimedia texts via RCS

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After a year in development, Google is flipping the switch on “RCS business messaging.” Essentially, it means that brands can text more multimedia-rich messages to Android users. The idea is that instead of just getting an SMS from a random five-digit shortcode telling you that your hotel room has been booked, you get something much more useful. Something like a message showing the hotel’s address, a picture of your room, and quick-reply buttons that let you jump right into a chat with somebody in the lobby so you can start hustling for that suite upgrade.

The 5 Best Android Tablets To Buy In 2018

The 5 Best Android Tablets To Buy In 2018

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We've compiled a list of some of the best Android tablets available on the market, including Amazon's Fire HD 10, Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3, ASUS ZenPad 3s 10, and Huawei's MediaPad M3.

iPhone and Android Smartphone Duopoly Reaches Peak With Estimated 99.9% Market Share Last Year

iPhone and Android Smartphone Duopoly Reaches Peak With Estimated 99.9% Market Share Last Year

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A record 99.9 percent of smartphones sold worldwide last year were based on either Android or iOS, as all competing platforms have effectively been squeezed out, according to data shared today by research firm Gartner.

Android Upgrade Report Card: Grading the manufacturers on Oreo

Android Upgrade Report Card: Grading the manufacturers on Oreo

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I'll go ahead and end the suspense for you now: Android upgrades are a big, hot mess — and the situation with Oreo is the worst we've seen to date.

Google’s MWC Plans Include RCS, Assistant, and Lens News, Plus the First Android Oreo (Go Edition) Devices

Google’s MWC Plans Include RCS, Assistant, and Lens News, Plus the First Android Oreo (Go Edition) Devices

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This morning, Google provided a preview of sorts for their plans at next week’s MWC 2018 conference. Like at this year’s CES, Google is going to have a big presence, only this time it won’t just be a focus on Google Assistant. While Assistant will be on hand, we’ll also learn about the latest in … Continued

The first Android Go phones will bring affordable Oreo to MWC

The first Android Go phones will bring affordable Oreo to MWC

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The first Android Oreo (Go edition) phones will be revealed next week, Google has said, as it pushes its pared-back vision of Android for super-affordable handsets. Designed to drive pricing under the $50 mark in order to make smartphones more attainable in developing markets, Android Oreo (Go edition) – otherwise known as Android Go – strips out some of the … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update rollout starts back up

Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update rollout starts back up

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A little more than a week after Samsung halted its Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8, the rollout has resumed.

Android Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S8 is back on track

Android Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S8 is back on track

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Samsung kicked off the Android Oreo roll-out for the Galaxy S8 early this month, making the much-awaited update available to folks who've been part of the beta program first, with a wider rollout expected to take place shortly after. However, due to a problem that caused unexpected reboots, Samsung pulled it a week ago. The good news is that the roll-out is back on track, with a new version now set to reach Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users. The first build for the Galaxy S8, at least in the DBT (unlocked German units) region, was released on February 12.…

Android 8.1 Oreo Beta for Essential Phone now available

Android 8.1 Oreo Beta for Essential Phone now available

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The Essential Phone may be popular for the wrong reasons but we are not giving up on this device yet. The phone is made more interesting now with the Halo Gray, Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black as new color options. The phone has been ready for Android 8.1 Beta version but now for

Samsung Resumes Android 8.0 Oreo Rollouts for Galaxy S8 and S8+, Update Now

Samsung Resumes Android 8.0 Oreo Rollouts for Galaxy S8 and S8+, Update Now

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Samsung has now resumed the Android 8.1 Oreo rollouts for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones after it halted it last week due to unexpected reboots reported by a limited number of users.

Cat S61 Android packs heat-vision, lasers, & MIL-SPEC toughness

Cat S61 Android packs heat-vision, lasers, & MIL-SPEC toughness

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An Android that can see in the dark and has a built-in laser sounds like something from a Terminator movie, but it’s actually Caterpillar’s new Cat S61 smartphone. Upgraded the trade-friendly Android handset with a higher-performance thermal camera and better internal specs, the new Cat S61 also promises to oust some hardware from your toolbox. It should definitely be tough. … Continue reading

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