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Nokia 3.1 Plus Android One released in India: Key features you should know

Nokia 3.1 Plus Android One released in India: Key features you should know

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The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes in Blue, White and Baltic colours for less than Rs 12,000. Read to know the key features of the budget Android One phone.

Android 9 Pie coming to 50 new smartphones: Is your device on the list?

Android 9 Pie coming to 50 new smartphones: Is your device on the list?

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Here is a list of the devices that are getting the update, and the changelog that will come with it.

WhatsApp testing Vacation Mode on iOS, a feature already on Android app

WhatsApp testing Vacation Mode on iOS, a feature already on Android app

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Silencing a conversation thread on WhatsApp is quite easy, but only if you're on Android. It may soon be easy on iOS as well.

The Pixel 3 is the first Verizon LTE Android phone to be SIM locked in a decade, and that'll be a problem for some

The Pixel 3 is the first Verizon LTE Android phone to be SIM locked in a decade, and that'll be a problem for some

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Back in 2008, Verizon agreed to the FCC that it wouldn't lock its LTE phones in exchange for winning the 700MHz Upper Block C spectrum. Earlier this year, however, Verizon decided that it didn't have to follow the rules anymore, announcing that its phones would no longer be SIM unlocked out of the box. Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the first Android phones to follow this policy, which is proving problematic in some instances.

Android 9 Pie update coming to latest Sony Xperia phones

Android 9 Pie update coming to latest Sony Xperia phones

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Usually, around this time of each year, we learn about the newest Android version rolling out to more devices. Android 9 Pie is about to be served to several Sony Xperia smartphones and expect more OEMs to make similar announcements. The new Android dessert was officially made known a few months ago and we told

Sony Xperia Android 9 Pie updates: which gets it when

Sony Xperia Android 9 Pie updates: which gets it when

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Sony is arguably not one of the top Android smartphone makers in recent history but it does have some qualities that endear it to Android fans. One is the near vanilla Android experience Sony’s Xperia phones offer. The other is its support of custom ROM development. Both of these factor in the speed of Android updates and now Sony is … Continue reading

How to Facetime on Samsung Galaxy Note 9: FaceTime Alternatives for Android

How to Facetime on Samsung Galaxy Note 9: FaceTime Alternatives for Android

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Facetime is time spent face-to-face with someone either through personal interaction or through a computer or mobile phone. Technically, it’s very much possible to facetime on your Samsung Galaxy...

Reigns: Game of Thrones out now on Android and iOS

Reigns: Game of Thrones out now on Android and iOS

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The eight and final season of Game of Thrones is scheduled to premiere during the first half of 2019, but there's no reason to wait until then to get your share of killings and intrigue. Publisher Devolver Digital and developer Nerial are bringing another Game of Thrones game to Android and iOS, as promised back in August. Dubbed Reigns: Game of Thrones, the game allows players to take the role of iconic characters like Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Sansa Stark, and more

Google Maps gains live location sharing on iOS, feature improved on Android

Google Maps gains live location sharing on iOS, feature improved on Android

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Google Maps is making it easier to share your journey with friends on Android and iOS.

Sony says Android 9 Pie updates for more Xperia phones coming soon

Sony says Android 9 Pie updates for more Xperia phones coming soon

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One week after Sony pushed Android Pie updates to the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact, the company says that it'll be serving Pie to more devices soon.

Google is unbundling Android apps: all the news about the EU’s antitrust ruling

Google is unbundling Android apps: all the news about the EU’s antitrust ruling

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In July 2018, the European Commission ruled that Google had exhibited “anticompetitive behavior” in its dealings with Android partners. The Commission said that Google should not have required Android phone and tablet makers to install Chrome and search in order to install the rest of Google’s apps. And the Commission also said that Google should not have barred its partners from building devices based on forked versions of Android.

Google Home and NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Gain Deeper Integration

Google Home and NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Gain Deeper Integration

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In brief: The NVIDIA SHIELD is now in the process of gaining additional support for Google Home leading to a deeper level of integration between the two. NVIDIA confirmed the increased support via a blog posting today which details the scope of what a user can now do when a SHIELD is paired with a Google

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