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Nokia 7.1 running on Android 9 Pie spotted on Geekbench with improved performance

Nokia 7.1 running on Android 9 Pie spotted on Geekbench with improved performance

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Nokia recently launched the Nokia 7.1 in Europe for 319 Euros or Rs 27,000 for the base variant with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The company has made a statement that the Nokia 7.1 will be

NBA 2K19 for Android launched without some content available on iOS

NBA 2K19 for Android launched without some content available on iOS

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NBA 2K19 has just been released in the Google Play Store, but it's a bit of a mess compared to the iOS version that made its debut a while ago. Besides the technical issues reported by many players, including low graphics, laggy gameplay, and missing controller support, NBA 2K19 for Android is missing some content that's already available on the iOS. 2K has decided to launch NBA 2K19 for Android without the multiplayer mode

WhatsApp preparing new Silent and Vacation modes for Android and iOS apps

WhatsApp preparing new Silent and Vacation modes for Android and iOS apps

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WhatsApp continues to improve its app with new features meant to enhance engagement and user experience, in an attempt to remain relevant in a pretty competitive market. The latest new features that WhatsApp is now working to bring to its mobile apps are Silent and Vacation modes, as well as the option to link accounts. One of these new features, Silent Mode should already be available on many Android devices starting today. It allows Android users to hide the app badge for muted chats. Apparently, Silent Mode is enabled by default, so there's no option in the Settings menu that you need ...

Google Pixel 3 review: raising the bar for the Android experience

Google Pixel 3 review: raising the bar for the Android experience

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New phone reaches Apple-level of polish, with top-notch performance, fantastic camera and attractive design

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 to receive Android Oreo soon

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 to receive Android Oreo soon

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Samsung's rugged tablet, the Galaxy Tab Active 2 landed in the United States about a year ago with Android Nougat and security feature Knox out of the box. After one year, the slate is expected to receive a major Android OS update, and probably some security patches as well. Several Galaxy Tab Active 2 models running Android Oreo have been recently spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance, which suggests the update can't be far now. The following variants are expected to receive the update: SM-T390, SM-T395, SM-T395N, and SM-T395C. It's unclear if Samsung will further provide major OS updates to ...

Essential Products, Startup From Android Creator Andy Rubin, Lays Off 30 Percent of Staff

Essential Products, Startup From Android Creator Andy Rubin, Lays Off 30 Percent of Staff

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Essential Products, a startup founded in 2015 by Android creator Andy Rubin, was started to create a smartphone with high-end design features that wasn't associated with a particular operating-system maker. Unfortunately, reaching that goal has been harder than anticipated as the company has laid off about 30 percent of its staff. Fortune reports: Cuts were particularly deep in hardware and marketing

Essential Products, Startup from Android Creator Andy Rubin, Lays Off 30% of Staff

Essential Products, Startup from Android Creator Andy Rubin, Lays Off 30% of Staff

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A startup founded by the creator of Android has laid off about 30% of its staff, according to sources that spoke to Bloomberg News. Andy Rubin started Essential Products in 2015 with Brian Wallace, formerly of Magic Leap, to create a smartphone with high-end design features that wasn’t associated with a particular operating-system maker.

Android Pie, low-light camera mode, Another OnePlus 6T contest

Android Pie, low-light camera mode, Another OnePlus 6T contest

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The OnePlus 6T has been confirmed to be receiving a new mode in its camera app, Android Pie from first shipment and you can win big on all of it.

Better Cross-Platform Tab Sharing Coming To Chrome For Android

Better Cross-Platform Tab Sharing Coming To Chrome For Android

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In short: Google appears to be working on a new feature for the Android version of its Chrome Browser that would allow users to more easily push an open website or tab to another computer or device, based on a recent commit spotted by XDA Developers. The commit in question is listed as a ‘work

LG K20 receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo update at AT&T

LG K20 receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo update at AT&T

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AT&T added the budget-friendly LG K20 to its portfolio more than a year ago and to our surprise, the carrier has decided that it's worth updating the phone to Android 8.1 Oreo. According to the changelog published by AT&T, the update was released on October 10, so some LG K20 owners may have already received it. The bad news is the update contains a much older August security patch and we're not sure that AT&T and LG will continue to offer newer security patches to the K20. Other changes mentioned by AT&T include FirstNet IOC2 and Mobile Hotspot APN, but that's about it. It's ...

Telegram X gains Android Pie support and new languages in the latest update

Telegram X gains Android Pie support and new languages in the latest update

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Telegram developers refer to Telegram X as the better version of their original app, so who are we to contradict their statement. Joke aside, Telegram X is supposed to be a faster, slicker and easier to use version of the company's original messenger. Announced back in February, the Telegram X project received many updates that made it better and better. The October update for Telegram X brings a couple of important improvements and new features such as support for Android Pie and more languages. Android Pie support means lots of new features that you can only find on Google's newest ...

Android 8.1 Oreo is now available for the LG K20 on AT&T

Android 8.1 Oreo is now available for the LG K20 on AT&T

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Android Oreo continues to make its way to lower-end devices. This time, it's the $120 LG K20 on AT&T. The carrier posted a support update that noted Android 8.1 is available for the phone last week. While it's not the latest and greatest, Oreo carries with it some significant upgrades, like picture-in-picture support for certain video sources — and any news is good news for budget phones.

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