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Android Police has switched to HTTPS

Android Police has switched to HTTPS

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The whole web is slowly marching towards HTTPS, especially since browsers like Chrome are starting to shame HTTP-only sites. After years of readers asking why we haven't already done so, I'm proud to announce that Android Police now supports HTTPS! If you're wondering what exactly that is, or why it matters, read on.

Microsoft patent application could lead to a smaller notch for future iOS and Android handsets

Microsoft patent application could lead to a smaller notch for future iOS and Android handsets

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Microsoft has applied for a patent application that could result in a smaller notch on future versions of the Apple iPhone X. The technology that the patent application covers would combine the front-facing camera and infra-red camera into one sensor. There are other advantages to doing this besides saving space. The technology in the patent would allow infra-red sensors to be placed in a camera alongside visible light sensors

Sharp Android One S3 announced!

Sharp Android One S3 announced!

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Sharp is probably not the name you see on a smartphone, but they are positioned well in some Asian markets. The Japanese company is doing extremely well at home, and they’re constantly releasing new devices under their name. In the west, they became famous with the Sharp Aquos, a smartphone that had its top bezel…

Do You Hate The New Snapchat Update? Here's How To Bring Back The Old Design For iOS And Android

Do You Hate The New Snapchat Update? Here's How To Bring Back The Old Design For iOS And Android

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The latest Snapchat update has been rolled out and users are already complaining about the new design. Here's how to bring back the old version of the app on iOS and Android devices.

Xiaomi removes all traces of Twitter poll that had Android One topping MIUI

Xiaomi removes all traces of Twitter poll that had Android One topping MIUI

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Last September, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched. This is an Android One handset which means that it did not come with Xiaomi's own MIUI skin. The latter has been criticized by Xiaomi's own fans and users of the company's handsets. But now that Xiaomi has released an Android One phone, the company felt that it might be a good time to poll consumers to see which UI they prefer

Xiaomi deletes Twitter poll showing users preferring Android One over MIUI

Xiaomi deletes Twitter poll showing users preferring Android One over MIUI

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A heavily customized image or a clean image that users can customize themselves. Which do you think Android enthusiasts would choose?

Android-x86 brings Android Nougat to desktop and laptop PCs

Android-x86 brings Android Nougat to desktop and laptop PCs

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The Android-x86 project is an initiative to port Google’s Android operating system to run on devices with x86 processors, including most desktop and notebook computers with Intel or AMD chips. Since Android-x86 is an unofficial, third-party port of Google’s software it tends to run a little behind Google’s Android releases… and while the latest version

[Update x5: Nixon Mission] Google announces which Android Wear watches will get Oreo update, and which already have it

[Update x5: Nixon Mission] 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

Microsoft Launcher for Android now includes Cortana integration

Microsoft Launcher for Android now includes Cortana integration

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The Microsoft Launcher for Android has received an update that adds Cortana integration to version 4.6 of the app. The update also allows you to add the Daily Bing Wallpaper to your home screen or lock screen, or both. You can also choose which contacts to put on your people card, and place widgets into the dock. Lastly, you can also pin a searched app or contact to the home screen. The Microsoft Launcher allows you to change the wallpaper on your phone, or use theme colors or icon packs. Take a picture on your phone and it will show up on your Windows PC. With the app, you can set up a ...

Chinese Phone Maker Xiaomi Deletes a Public MIUI vs Android One Twitter Poll After Voting Didn't Go Its Way

Chinese Phone Maker Xiaomi Deletes a Public MIUI vs Android One Twitter Poll After Voting Didn't Go Its Way

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which sells handsets at razor thin margins, is increasingly dominating in its home market and emerging places such as India and Indonesia. To make money, the company relies on a range of homegrown software features in its Android-based MIUI operating system. In a surprising move earlier this week, the company asked its Twitter followers to choose between MIUI and Android One (which runs pure Android OS)

Qualcomm Faces Online Criticism For Android Wear’s State

Qualcomm Faces Online Criticism For Android Wear’s State

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Qualcomm faced some online criticism in recent days after Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica accused the company of getting Android Wear “killed” by remaining uninterested in releasing a successor to the Snapdragon Wear 2100 system-on-chip which officially launched exactly two years ago. Despite entering its third year of commercial availability, the Snapdragon Wear 2100 remains

157 new emoji coming to iPhone, Android

157 new emoji coming to iPhone, Android

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New year, new emoji.

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