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Quiet for Android – TCP over sound

Quiet for Android – TCP over sound

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Google planning to introduce web version of Android Messages

Google planning to introduce web version of Android Messages

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Android Messages will share the same basic setup procedure with Google Allo. Launched in September 2016, Allo is an instant messaging mobile app.

RCA 12" 32GB Android Tablet w/ Keyboard for $80 + free shipping

RCA 12" 32GB Android Tablet w/ Keyboard for $80 + free shipping

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Walmart offers the 1.7-lb. RCA Galileo Pro 11.5" 32GB Android Tablet with Detachable Keyboard in several colors (Charcoal pictured) for $79.98 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest price we could find by $10. It features a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 11.5" 1024x600 touchscreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 32GB storage, 2-megapixel rear camera, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, mini HDMI, USB 2.0, microSD card slot, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), and detachable keyboard.

Android Messages May Soon Let You Text From the Web

Android Messages May Soon Let You Text From the Web

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Android Police dug into the code for the latest version of Android Messages and found two very intriguing features: Rich Communication Services (RCS) support and support for all the popular web browsers. From the report: Google is developing a web interface to run on a desktop or laptop, and it will pair with your phone for sending messages. Internally, the codename for this feature is "Ditto," but it looks like it will be labeled "Messages for web" when it launches

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S9 Leaks, Google Unlocks Pixel 2's Power, Samsung's Secret Weapon

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S9 Leaks, Google Unlocks Pixel 2's Power, Samsung's Secret Weapon

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This week’s Android Circuit includes the Galaxy S9 price, Samsung’s biometric security, why the camera is the key to the South Korean flagship, OnePlus launching the Lava Red 5T to the rest of the world, Nokia reaching ten million sales, and Google turning on the Pixel 2's Visual Core for apps.

VLC 3.0 released: Chromecast, 8K, HDR, Android PiP, iPhone X optimization

VLC 3.0 released: Chromecast, 8K, HDR, Android PiP, iPhone X optimization

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VLC 3.0 has officially launched and it brings with it a bunch of new major features, not the least of which is the official arrival of Chromecast support. The app is now better suited for modern displays and content, packing in things like High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 8K support, and more. The 3.0 version of the software has been … Continue reading

Android Messages Could Soon Be Accessible From The Web

Android Messages Could Soon Be Accessible From The Web

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US carrier confirms Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note 5 will get Android Oreo

US carrier confirms Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note 5 will get Android Oreo

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Samsung sold lots of Galaxy S6 and Note 5 flagships, as well as many of the former's variations like the S6 edge and S6 edge+. All those people who still use these phones are still waiting for the handset maker to announce whether or not it will release Android Oreo updates for any of them. Until today, we only had rumors pointing to possible Oreo updates for the Galaxy S6 and its variations, but no these reports haven't been confirmed by Samsung. While we still don't know what's happening in Samsung's labs, there's a high chance that these Galaxy and Note models will eventually receive ...

Android Messages might finally let you send messages from your computer

Android Messages might finally let you send messages from your computer

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The latest version of Android Messages also mentions RCS capabilities, though we are not sure what possibilities this could lead to.

[Update x4: LG Watch Style] Google announces which Android Wear watches will get Oreo update, and which already have it

[Update x4: LG Watch Style] Google announces which Android Wear watches will get Oreo update, and which already have it

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Update 1: 2017/12/12 3:27am PST; Oreo is available on a few more timepieces now

25 Best Android Auto Apps for Messaging, Music, and More

25 Best Android Auto Apps for Messaging, Music, and More

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If you have an Android phone and a car, you should know how to use Android Auto for a better info-tainment experience on the road. Even if your car doesn’t have support for the app, you can still use its features right on your phone’s display. Most of the available Android Auto apps fit into a few categories. Let’s take a look at some of the best apps for Android Auto that you can use while driving. Note that you must open most of these apps and log in to your account before they’ll work properly in Android Auto! Download: Android Auto...

Android x86 7.1 R1 now available, brings Nougat to your PC

Android x86 7.1 R1 now available, brings Nougat to your PC

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It has been a very long time since we last covered Android x86, but the project is still alive and kicking. If you're not familiar with it, Android x86 is a port of Android to x86-based PCs and Macs, with almost no changes to the interface (for better or for worse). The first stable port of Android 7.1 has just been released, so you can enjoy Nougat on your PC or virtual machine of choice.

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