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Cortana on Android will soon read out your text messages

Cortana on Android will soon read out your text messages

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Microsoft is furthering its digital assistant's integration on Android by testing a new Cortana feature that will enable users to have text messages read out via connected Bluetooth devices. Read more...

Android Messages v3.1 continues toward Android Messages for Web, a GIF browser, and Google account linking [APK Teardown]

Android Messages v3.1 continues toward Android Messages for Web, a GIF browser, and Google account linking [APK Teardown]

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It's another busy Wednesday as Google rolls out an update to the Android Messages app. Version 3.1 doesn't appear to have any functional or visual changes, but there are some interesting details about things to come. The upcoming web chat interface is still in progress, but it's sporting a slightly different name than when we last discussed it. There's a GIF browser in the works for those that don't have one in their keyboard.

Android to Get Top Windows Phone Feature as Cortana Will Read Messages Aloud

Android to Get Top Windows Phone Feature as Cortana Will Read Messages Aloud

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One of the features that Windows Phone users switching to Android are missing a lot these days is Cortana reading their messages in hands-free mode.

LG's Software Update Center hopes to speed up Android updates

LG's Software Update Center hopes to speed up Android updates

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At its R&D campus in South Korea, LG has opened today the Software Upgrade Center which was built so that the manufacturer can start "providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates." Android users have had to cope with a system that tries to deal with so many different manufacturers and models, that as of February (the last data available), Android 8.0 and 8.1 together could be found on just .11% of active Android handsets. The first update to be handled by the Software Upgrade Center will result in Android Oreo being pushed out ...

Now Cortana for Android beta can read your texts out loud

Now Cortana for Android beta can read your texts out loud

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Cortana for Android has just made it easier to use your phone hands-free -- so long as you're a beta tester for the voice assistant on the platform, that is. Microsoft has given Cortana's beta version the power to read text messages aloud, less than...

LG opens dedicated Android software upgrade center in Korea

LG opens dedicated Android software upgrade center in Korea

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LG figures it's worth the cost and the space at its new campus in Seoul to dedicate a team to software updates for its products like its smartphones.

LG opens 'Software Upgrade Center' to accelerate Android updates

LG opens 'Software Upgrade Center' to accelerate Android updates

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Despite repeated promises of change by Google and its various hardware partners, slow and spotty rollouts are still the rule rather than the exception when it comes to new versions of the Android operating system. LG's latest plan to turn that around is a new facility at its R&D campus in South Korea called the Software Upgrade Center, which it said is dedicated to "providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates

Moto Z DROID owners being assured Android Oreo to come “in a few weeks”

Moto Z DROID owners being assured Android Oreo to come “in a few weeks”

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The Verizon-only variants of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are finally getting cleared up for Android Oreo in the next few weeks.

9 great Android augmented reality apps to try video - CNET

9 great Android augmented reality apps to try video - CNET

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Google's ARCore platform puts an augmented world at your fingerprints. Here are nine cool apps to try.

Android Penetration Tools Walkthrough Series Dex2Jar, JD-GUI, and Baksmali

Android Penetration Tools Walkthrough Series Dex2Jar, JD-GUI, and Baksmali

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In this article, we will be focusing on the Android penetration testing tools such as Dex2Jar, JD-GUI, and Baksmali to work with reverse engineering Android APK files. Introduction Dex2Jar Dex2Jar is a freely available tool to work with Android “.dex” and Java “.class” files. As you may aware that “.dex” files are compiled Android application

Fix For Android 8.1 Multitouch Jumping Bug Due In June

Fix For Android 8.1 Multitouch Jumping Bug Due In June

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A bug in Android 8.1 Oreo that causes the touch screen to detect touches that never happened in certain scenarios involving multitouch has officially been pinpointed in the Android code review, which means that a fix will almost certainly come with the June 2018 Android Security Bulletin. Major changes and fixes need to be put

Opinion: It’s time for Google to retire Chromecast for Android TV

Opinion: It’s time for Google to retire Chromecast for Android TV

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The Chromecast is one of the best products Google has ever made. It’s low price, small size, and reliability help make streaming video to your TV commonplace, rather than a party trick for the techies with money. But it’s also time for the Chromecast to be retired, at least in its current form. If Google wants me take its TV offerings seriously, then it needs to replace the barebones Chromecast with a full-fledged Android TV dongle

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