I sure do love me a good time-saver. And sometimes, the best time-savers of all are the ones that are right under the surface of our favorite apps and services, just waiting to be seen — or maybe remembered.I'll admit it: Even as someone who uses and thinks about Android almost constantly, as part of both my life and my job, I frequently find myself surprised by how often I stumble onto something that I knew about at some point but long ago forgot to keep using. It happened to me with some of the Gmail tips we talked about last week, and now it's happened to me again with a powerful shortcut system built right into Android and supported by tons of different apps.To read this article in full, please click here
Google is officially sticking to Android 11 as the name though.
We’ve stopped covering Android’s distribution numbers every month for one simple reason. Last year, Google has stopped publishing those monthly figures, a change that some say was its way of hiding how poor Android adoption really is compared with iOS. Android updates have always been a sore point even for the most steadfast Android believer but it’s not for the … Continue reading
Every year at WWDC, Apple indirectly puts the Android world to shame when it reveals adoption numbers for its supported iOS versions. While things have certainly improved in the last two or three years, there is still much left to be desired. Part of the problem lies in the dynamics between Google as Android maker and manufacturers as Android implementers. … Continue reading
We are in that time of year when companies are starting to build their versions of the latest Android available.It’s the case of companies such as Samsung and Huawei.These companies are working to bring Android 10-based ROMs to several of its smartphones.However, in the other side of the coin, we have companies that are still trying to bring an update to the last year’s version of Android.One of these companies is Asus, that promised to update the 2017’s ZenFone 4 to Android Pie, but apparently won’t be able to fulfill this promise.The Taiwanese smartphone maker released the ZenFone 4 in 2017 with Android Nougat.
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Despite the fact that the OnePlus 5 and 5T are already two-year-old smartphones, OnePlus still provides a good support for them.The two handsets were originally released with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.Moreover, they received Oreo and Pie updates after their respective releases.Now, the duo of smartphones is also in the Android 10 roadmap but it won’t come until next year.While the next big version of Android doesn’t come for them, OnePlus is rolling out minor updates to improve the experience with OxygenOS.Today the Chinese firm is rolling out OxygenOS 9.0.9 update for both smartphones.
I just spent a few minutes with the new Google Pixel Buds hardware — the $179 truly wireless earbuds aren’t shipping until Spring 2020, and the units at Google’s fall hardware event aren’t actually turned on and working.So there’s no way to tell how they’ll actually sound, and how Google’s various software tricks work in practice.What I can tell you is that Google has produced a set of small, minimally designed earbuds that look like nothing more than little circles in your ears when you’re wearing them and fit snugly thanks to the little wing coming off the side.The earbud itself slides down into your ear, providing a modicum of passive noise reduction, but Google says the design is vented to reduce discomfort and provide some outside sound.They have touch controls for play, pause, and volume, and Google says they’ll run for five hours of continuous battery life on a single charge, and up to 24 hours of battery life using the case.That case is also very nice and small, and you can basically drop the buds in at any angle to charge; magnets snap them into place.
OnePlus started out as the rebel that refused to settle for the status quo.Initially, that applied to the combination of hardware and prices but the once small startup wants to make sure everyone knows that “Never Settle” also applies to the entire Android experience, including updates.It has worked to provide the latest Android version to its faithful fans, even to the slightly old models like the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.Unfortunately, owners of those phones will have to wait for their turn at Android 10.Launched in 2017, both the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T came with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.Since then, the two phones have enjoyed two major updates up to 2018’s Android 9.0 Pie.
The upcoming MIUI version will bring some important changes that include a new design, new icons, and features.The folks at XDA-Developers didn’t forgive this mistake, and thanks to it we now have some clues of the new additions that are coming with the software.The builds contain code that overlays the device’s IMEI all over the UI, so this had to be omitted in the below screenshots.The Recognized Developer erfanoabdi modified the system image to make it flashable on other devices, allowing users to install it even on non-Xiaomi devices.The images below give us a close look of MIUI 11 new iconography, they are colorful, flat and beautiful.Unlike Android 10, the icons don’t seem to follow any kind of specific shape.
At IFA 2019, Anker announced a variety of batteries, wireless headphones, and much more.Starting with the smaller of the two, the PowerCore+ 10000 features a 10,000mAh capacity and up to 18W for input and output.The battery also features a built-in USB-C or Lightning connection, which means you don’t have to remember to bring a cable to charge your device.That means a maximum input and output of 45W, enough to charge larger devices at full speed.Also read: Best portable chargers with a capacity of 20,000mAhThe PowerCore+ 10000 will be available sometime this month for 28 euros (~$31).
Note: These tips are based on Android Pie and may not be available on other Android versions.Tap and hold certain icons and you will be taken to their dedicated page in the settings.Copy text in recents menuThis function is only available on Android Pie and only for some devices, but it has the potential to become a classic.It’s a small addition, but one that could be a frequent time saver time when copying or sharing content.Some Androids now have the power to copy text from the recents menu.
Adaptive Battery shipped with Android Pie, using machine learning and other techniques to balance performance and battery life.Now, HMD Global has confirmed that it’s ditched a controversial battery management tool in favor of Google’s solution on its Nokia phones.In a post on the Nokia Phones Community forum (h/t: r/android), HMD revealed that it used the proprietary Evenwell battery management solution on its phones before adopting Adaptive Battery.“When our devices that launched with Android N or Android O originally upgraded to Android 9 Pie, we started to gradually disable Evenwell while carefully monitoring end user feedback,” a company representative noted on the forum.“Now we have completely disabled Evenwell from our legacy devices so even if you see the solution there, it does not do anything.On our new devices launching with Android 9 P (or later) releases we do not have Evenwell at all.”
Xiaomi Mi 6 is one of Xiaomi’s best devices and after its release in 2017, it has received two major updates which is the Oreo and Pie updates.Recently, Xiaomi officially released the MIUI 10.4.3 stable version based on Android 9 Pie for the Xiaomi Mi 6.Now, the classic Mi 6 can now try out Android 9 Pie features.The download size is 147MB and it mainly optimizes system fluency and improves system security/stability.The Xiaomi Mi 6 is one of the earliest smartphones to use the Snapdragon 835 SoC which has now been dominated by the Snapdragon 845 and most recently, the SD 855.It comes with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.
Google has announced a number of changes to the Android brand, with one of the most notable developments being dropping the use of dessert or sweet names for internal codenames.Ever since 2009, Android releases have been codenamed after sweets or desserts such as Android Gingerbread (version 2/3); Android Jellybean (version 4); and Android Nougat (version 7).But this practice is being axed, and Google is also “refreshing” the look of the logo brand icon.Google made the announcement of the evolving of the Android brand in blog posting by Sameer Samat, VP of Product Management at Android, during which he confirmed Google is changing the way its names its releases.“Our engineering team has always used internal code names for each version, based off of tasty treats, or desserts, in alphabetical order,” wrote Samat.“This naming tradition has become a fun part of the release each year externally, too.
One of 2017’s major smartphone trends has been the move to 18:9 extra-tall displays that take up most of a device’s body. While Samsung and LG were the trailblazers with their 2017 flagships, the rest of the industry has followed suit.
HTC One X10 The HTC One X10's most unmistakable component is its tremendous 4,000mAh battery that is appraised to last as long as two days between charges.The cell phone has a full metal packaging that HTC says endure long stretches of presentation to extraordinary temperatures and drop and scratch tests.It moves the unique finger impression sensor from the front to the back of the telephone.Must visit install webroot with key code for more information.HTC One A9 and HTC One X9 Like the X10, the A9 is upgradeable to Android Nougat.The HTC One A9s is another adjusted variant of the One A9, with a marginally better selfie camera, and a couple of different contrasts including: A 5.0-in Super LCD with a goals of 720x1280 @ 294ppi.It likewise bolsters the bokeh (obscured foundation) impact, which works best in case you're less than two feet from your subject.
Google announced today that you can use the fingerprint sensor to sign in to some of its services when you’re using Chrome for Android.The company said this functionality is available for all Pixel users today, and will be rolling out to all using Android 7 or above in coming days.At the moment, you can go to passwords.google.com and test out this feature to view and edit your passwords.The company said it’ll soon enable more Google and Google cloud services that allow this authentication method.The search giant said this feature is built by using FIDO2 standards, W3C WebAuthn, and FIDO CTAP.That makes it more secure than using native Android biometric APIs.
Google is on a quest to kill the password and it’s really no surprise.Given how many things are connected to Google accounts and services, it is in its best interest to make sure those accounts are always kept safe.Passwords have long been considered no longer sufficient for security and the tech industry has been heading towards biometrics.To be clear, this isn’t actually a new thing.Fast ID Online, has been pushing for the use biometrics as a two-factor authentication element across all devices and platforms.The focus has recently been on laptops and desktops, utilizing built-in or add-on fingerprint and iris or face scanners probably because those are the hardest devices to reach.
Google now lets you sign in to some of its services on Chrome on Android using just your fingerprint, rather than having to type in a password.The feature is available starting today for some Android phones, and it will be rolling out to all phones running Android 7 or later “over the next few days.” According to a Google help page, the feature also allows you to log in using whichever method you have set up to unlock your phone, which can include pins and pattern unlock.Android phones already let you use your fingerprint to authenticate Google Pay purchases and log in to apps.What’s new here is being able to use that same fingerprint to log in to one of Google’s web services within the Chrome browser.At the moment, you can use the functionality to view and edit the passwords that Google has saved for you at passwords.google.com, but Google says it plans to add the functionality to more Google and Google Cloud services in the future.Not having to remember a password means this is a much more convenient way to log in, and it’s also much more secure.