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Google launches Android Oreo (Go edition) for entry-level devices

Google launches Android Oreo (Go edition) for entry-level devices

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Google says you should see Android Oreo (Go edition) on devices that are slated to ship "in the coming months," but gave no further specifics.

Chrome for Android to get HDR video support

Chrome for Android to get HDR video support

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It’s a good time for HDR on Google Chrome for Android,since it is about to join YouTube and Netflix among the apps that can support HDR playback. In case you didn’t know or were not aware, HDR (high dynamic range) ramps up the color and contrast significantly compared to standard dynamic range to offer a

Google’s lightweight OS Android Go launches as Android Oreo (Go Edition)

Google’s lightweight OS Android Go launches as Android Oreo (Go Edition)

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Google’s made a number of tweaks since announcing Android Go back at I/O in May. The lightweight version is finally ready to launch, albeit with a slightly altered name. The OS is launching with the release of Android 8.1, now carrying the decidedly less catchy Android Oreo (Go edition) title. Read More

Google is fixing its disastrous burger and beer emoji today with Android 8.1 release

Google is fixing its disastrous burger and beer emoji today with Android 8.1 release

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We never expected the outrage over the design of a hamburger emoji to bubble up to the point where Google's CEO had to personally intervene, but such is 2017. And today, our long cheese-on-bun global nightmare comes to an end with the public release of Android Oreo 8.1, which fixes the unappetizing glyph.

Google releases “Android Go” to OEMs, along with a suite of low-end Google apps

Google releases “Android Go” to OEMs, along with a suite of low-end Google apps

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Enlarge / The name is an allusion to a popular snack, or "cookie." (credit: Android)

Google launches Android Oreo Go edition for low-end phones

Google launches Android Oreo Go edition for low-end phones

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At Google I/O in May of this year, Google promised a version of Android custom-designed for low-end devices. Today, “Android Go (Oreo edition)” is being made available for device manufacturers and developers. That doesn’t mean it’s available to users yet — but presumably that’ll happen in fairly short order.

Google prepares 47 Android bug fixes, ten of them rated Critical

Google prepares 47 Android bug fixes, ten of them rated Critical

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Nexus and Pixel owners get their fixes on US Tuesday. The rest of us peasants have to wait

Chrome for Android to gain HDR support soon

Chrome for Android to gain HDR support soon

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High Dynamic Range is the next big thing in video and Chrome will soon gain support for it. Chrome joins apps like Netflix who are also supporting the standard.

December Android security bulletin will be the first to truly patch KRACK

December Android security bulletin will be the first to truly patch KRACK

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More details about further fixes and special features for the Pixel and Nexus devices will be disclosed later. The first batch is out now.

Facebook brings parent-controlled Messenger Kids (soon on Android)

Facebook brings parent-controlled Messenger Kids (soon on Android)

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Communicating with loved ones who are far away through video calls and chats is probably one of the best tools that kids these days have. But we all know that the Internet can be dark and full of terrors, and so parents constantly look for apps and services that can be useful and safe at

Android December security bulletin finally has KRACK fix for Pixels

Android December security bulletin finally has KRACK fix for Pixels

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Google kicked off the whole monthly security bulletin practice to assure Android users, or at least owners of its Nexus and Pixel devices, that they will get timely and critical security fixes before all hell breaks loose. In a rather odd turn of events, however, Google missed that window when it rolled out the November set of security patches without … Continue reading

New-gen Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro leaks in images: Here's what you need to know about budget Android phone

New-gen Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro leaks in images: Here's what you need to know about budget Android phone

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Lead images show budget Android phone Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro featuring metallic frame, fingerprint sensor and more.

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