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After Google releases a new version of Android, it’s usually the company’s Nexus and Pixel devices that are first in line to get updates. This year was no different, with the latest Pixel and Nexus phones getting Android 8.0 before any other device. But the first phone to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed? That’s not
Android smartphones with edge-to-edge screens, like the Samsung S8 or the Essential phone, have found elegant ways to deal with the devices' forward-facing cameras and sensors. But if you're an Android user who'd rather have a garish notch up top like the iPhone X, a new app called XOutOf10 will add a screen-blocking bar to whatever device you're using.
The Android 8.0 Oreo update is one that many Android users have been looking forward to, and is one of the main reasons of owning a Nexus or Pixel device in which users can ensure timely release of the updates for their phones. Unfortunately it seems that the update has been causing a bit of problems for its users.
HMD Global is putting lots of efforts to ensure that the Nokia brand returns to its glory days. The company released its latest product and first flagship model since this...
Update-woes continue. A recent OTA (OPR6.170623.017) for the Nexus 6P appears to have broken SafetyNet and, subsequently, things like Android Pay. Thankfully, there's a fix. All you need to do is update to a slightly newer build (OPR6.170623.019), and we've even got a link if you'd rather not wait.
If WhatsApp is taking a lot of space on your device, this probably means you have tons of messages that exchange pictures, GIFs, videos, etc. Previously, the only way to fix this storage issue is to delete entire message threads or select multiple messages to delete. But what if there are still important messages on
Usually, updates improve an experience, but that isn't always the case. For some, the recent upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo seems to have come at the cost of stability. A large number of people have reported frequent random reboots occurring since they made the jump, including some of us here at AP.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may have leaked today, but we've still got around two weeks until they officially launch. So if you need a 2017 phone running Android 8.0 Oreo, you currently have one option: the Sony Xperia XZ1. That's right - the first phone to ship with Oreo isn't a Pixel, or even a Samsung or LG; it's a Sony.
Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.
Apple has updated its music streaming application on Android to include user profiles and support for 'OK Google' voice commands. Apple Music on Android, like the latest iOS and desktop versions, now offers a social feature that's similar to Spotify's.