A new report published today says that the first Android handset with 3D facial recognition technology won't appear until the third quarter of 2018. That isn't necessarily that far away considering that Q3 begins in July. There is an issue with 3D sensing vendors that is holding back Android manufacturers from including a 3D facial mapping system on their phones, similar to the process used by the TrueDepth Camera on the Apple iPhone X. With 3D mapping, Apple iPhone X users can grow a beard, wear a hat or sunglasses, grow out their hair, and the phone will still recognize them. The report ...
Toyota wants privacy concerns addressed before it adds Android Auto
Consumer activists and tech experts in the US advise to hold off on buying Android handsets from ZTE
ZTE phones were available for sale on Thursday through websites of major U.S. carriers and retailers.
With Microsoft no longer keeping Windows 10 Mobile smartphones in stock, the only smartphones available are flagship-level Android devices.
It's a meme at this point: Every two years, Google announces yet another new messaging platform that will finally give Android its iMessage competitor. Those of you hoping Allo might break this cycle will be disappointed today, as The Verge has revealed that Google is pausing development for Allo and switching focus to the existing Android Messages app, paired with an investment in branding RCS messaging into something called "Chat."
As a tech-savvy TNW reader, you may have already ditched SMS for more sophisticated messaging apps years ago, but people still send some 8 trillion texts a year – and that means that it’s worth improving the experience for those folks, and for the rest of the planet that’s yet to send their first message. To that end, Google is building Chat, a texting experience that will replace traditional SMS on Android devices
So, this is a bit surprising as we head into the weekend, but Verizon is ready to push Android Oreo updates to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. UPDATE: Those who have picked up the update have told us that this is not Oreo and is instead just a security patch. Verizon’s changelogs … Continued
Google is working on a new messaging service. You're probably thinking, "I've heard this one before," and you're right. But this time things appear to be a bit different.
Google is finally fixing the mess of Android's messaging system with Chat. It's not a new app, but it's the brand name for RCS, the evolution of SMS. Chat brings modern-day messaging features into the Android Messages app.
As predicted, Android is stepping up its messaging game to be on the same page as Apple's iMessage and Facebook Messenger.