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WhatsApp for Android Users Can Now Switch From Voice to Video Call

WhatsApp for Android Users Can Now Switch From Voice to Video Call

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WhatsApp has launched a feature in its beta version for Android (v2.18.4) that will let users switch to video calls from voice calls at the touch of a button.

Windows Phone Internals 2.3 Released, Gives Hope of Android Apps on Lumia Phones

Windows Phone Internals 2.3 Released, Gives Hope of Android Apps on Lumia Phones

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A new version of Windows Phone Internals is now available for download, allowing owners of Microsoft and Nokia Lumia phones to unlock the bootloader of their devices and opening the door to further customizations.

Android 8.0 Oreo is once again rolling out to the OnePlus 5

Android 8.0 Oreo is once again rolling out to the OnePlus 5

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After a slight hiccup, Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out to the OnePlus 5.

Only a few Android phones will come with 3D sensing in the first half of 2018

Only a few Android phones will come with 3D sensing in the first half of 2018

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Many analysts expected new Android phones to copy the TrueDepth Camera found on the Apple iPhone X, starting with new models to be released early this year. The camera, which uses 3D sensing to map out the user's face, allows the tenth anniversary model to offer the facial recognition system known as Face ID. However, a new report says that production issues, and the cost of building a 3D sensing camera, will keep the number of Android phones offering such a feature to a bare minimum for the first half of this year. According to industry sources, smartphone vendors are more interested in ...

Kate Spade Partners With Fossil For Android Wear Smartwatch Line

Kate Spade Partners With Fossil For Android Wear Smartwatch Line

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Kate Spade New York teamed with Fossil to create a line of Android Wear smartwatches. The design fits with the brand and has an “unapologetically feminine” design.

New JVC and Kenwood head units revealed with wireless Android Auto

New JVC and Kenwood head units revealed with wireless Android Auto

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Android Auto makes it easy for you to use features line music and maps in the car without forcing you to fiddle with your phone, but it can be a pain to plug your phone in every time you get into your car. We're starting to see wireless Android Auto head units that'll change that, including new units from JVC and Kenwood.

Google Assistant Heads To Android Auto To Battle Amazon's Alexa

Google Assistant Heads To Android Auto To Battle Amazon's Alexa

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A number of automakers have recently announced plans to integrate Amazon's Alexa into future models but Google is fighting back by adding its Assistant to Android Auto. The company is rolling out the update in the United States this week and the addition of the Google Assistant will allow drivers to easily ask their vehicle for directions or have it play their favorite music

Android makers want to copy the iPhone X’s Face ID, but it’s not that easy

Android makers want to copy the iPhone X’s Face ID, but it’s not that easy

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As soon as the iPhone X became official, various reports said that Android device makers will be quick to steal one its signature features, the 3D facial recognition system that’s more sophisticated than what’s found on Android counterparts.

JVC and Kenwood's new head units pack wireless Android Auto

JVC and Kenwood's new head units pack wireless Android Auto

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After a tease at the end of 2017, JVCKenwood has spilled the beans on its head units (yes, plural) with wireless Android Auto support. Its core JVC brand has unveiled two models, the DVD-equipped KW-V940BW and disc-free KW-M845BW, that let you keep your Android phone in your pocket while using its in-car interface on your center stack. They also support Apple CarPlay, as the image above suggests, aas well as JVC's WebLink (for controlling apps like Waze, YouTube and Yelp)

[Update: Downloads posted] OnePlus 5 OTA for Oxygen OS 5.0/Android 8.0 Oreo has started rolling out

[Update: Downloads posted] OnePlus 5 OTA for Oxygen OS 5.0/Android 8.0 Oreo has started rolling out

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OnePlus has now added the following note to the update's forum page: Edit: Because of a bug on Oxygen 5.0, we have cancelled its global release. And we're preparing for

This Moviphone is an Android handset with a built-in projector

This Moviphone is an Android handset with a built-in projector

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Ask an American what Moviefone is, and he/she will tell you that it is an app (originally a call-in service) that lists movie times, shows trailers, and even tells you what new flicks are available on streaming sites like Netflix. But now, there is another Moviphone, although it is spelled quite differently. This Moviphone happens to be an Android handset with a built-in projector

Best Android Music Players

Best Android Music Players

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From nimble, cloud-based streaming players to feature-packed apps for audiophiles, here are the best Android music apps for your listening pleasure.

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