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Sony Is Shutting Down Xperia Home Android Launcher Development

Sony Is Shutting Down Xperia Home Android Launcher Development

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Sony is yet to confirm the exact launcher its future smartphones will use.

Sony Xperia XZ2 gets Android P beta 2 update

Sony Xperia XZ2 gets Android P beta 2 update

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Sony, the Japenese tech giant has recently rolled out an OTA update for Android P Beta 1 users. The company has now released an Android P beta 2 update for its Xperia XZ2 devices. This includes the model numbers H8216, H8266,

Xiaomi MIUI 10 Global ROM beta testing goes live: Here's how to enrol for Android Oreo beta tester programme

Xiaomi MIUI 10 Global ROM beta testing goes live: Here's how to enrol for Android Oreo beta tester programme

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Xiaomi MIUI 10 Global ROM beta is available for several devices, including Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX 2S, Redmi S2, Redmi Note 5 Pro (India)/Redmi Note 5 and more. Read to know how to enrol for Android Oreo tester programme.

Galaxy Note9 launch details leaked: All you need to know about Samsung Android flagship

Galaxy Note9 launch details leaked: All you need to know about Samsung Android flagship

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Samsung's much-awaited Android flagship Galaxy Note9 is slated to debut much before the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) event in Germany. Read to know the launch date and expected key features.

Future of CopperheadOS looks murky (security-hardened Android)

Future of CopperheadOS looks murky (security-hardened Android)

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For the past few years CopperheadOS has been providing an Android-based operating system designed with an emphasis on security and privacy. It features a security-hardened kernel, stronger sandboxing, and a number of other features designed for heightened security. But now it looks like the future of the operating system (and the company that makes it)

Google Maps with fresh Material Design lands on many Android devices

Google Maps with fresh Material Design lands on many Android devices

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Google teased quite a lot of changes to its apps and services at this year I/O conference, and some of them are starting to appear for many users. Take Google Maps for example, which received several small updates in the last few weeks and now is seeing a more important release on Android. The new Material Theme design is now rolling out to some Android users, but it will eventually be pushed out to everyone who uses Google Maps

Five best video players to use on your Android device

Five best video players to use on your Android device

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The current trends in smartphone development are focussed on display, processors, cameras, and speakers. In essence, a smartphone has moved on from being a pocket computer to a more cinematic experience. It’s easier and quicker to consume entertainment. Therefore, app development

Google & Deep Local Rosie Bot Touts Android Things Platform

Google & Deep Local Rosie Bot Touts Android Things Platform

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The official Android Developers YouTube channel has now published a new video featuring a robotic Android mascot named Rosie, meant to inspire more developers to get involved with the Android Things IoT platform. Although the robot only differs from the official mascot in terms of coloration, Rosie was actually a team effort between Google and

T-Mobile's LG Aristo 2 PLUS is launching on June 15th with Android 7.1 Nougat

T-Mobile's LG Aristo 2 PLUS is launching on June 15th with Android 7.1 Nougat

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Android Oreo is nearly a year old now, and we're on our third Android P developer preview. So why exactly is LG launching the Aristo 2 PLUS on T-Mobile with Android 7.1 Nougat? Yes, it's a budget-oriented phone with its unnamed 1.4GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, but it's 2018. Come on.

ASUS ZenFone 5Q mid-range Android Oreo phone now available in US

ASUS ZenFone 5Q mid-range Android Oreo phone now available in US

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One of the smartphones ASUS unveiled during Mobile World Congress 2018, the ZenFone Q5, is now available to purchase in the United States. As we previously explained, the Q5 is basically a “Lite” version of the ZenFone 5 model, one sporting a traditional (read: notch-free) design. The phone was announced alongside the ZenFone 5 and 5Z models. READ: ASUS ZenFone … Continue reading

Chrome OS Could Soon See Swipe Actions More Akin To Android

Chrome OS Could Soon See Swipe Actions More Akin To Android

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A new commit to the Chromium Gerrit seems to indicate that tablet mode-compatible touchscreen Chromebooks may soon have touch inputs that are much closer to Android OS. The commit, described as adding the ability to”use mobile-like flingging in tablet mode” was updated in the repository today under parent group 45a059d. As its description implies, it’s intended

Android Messages Material Redesign In The Works

Android Messages Material Redesign In The Works

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Android Messages, the default RCS messaging app for Android created by Google, has a new update that hides an upcoming redesign according to Google’s new Material Design standards. It’s worth keeping in mind that some things about the redesign could change between now and the final release date, but it looks pretty well in line

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