How to Customize Lockscreen Shortcuts in Android Oreo Without Root

Android Oreo has finally launched, and much like the navigation bar, we can also customize lockscreen shortcuts! It’s even easier than the navigation bar tutorial, as all you need is...

How to Customize the Navigation Bar in Android Oreo Without Root

Android Oreo has just launched, and with it come a set of various new features, optimisations and new looks. With improvement comes new APIs, and thus more unofficial goodies that...

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Google Planned a Way to Bypass Ambient Display with Wake Gestures in Android 8.0

Ambient Display as a feature on Android has evolved quite a bit over time since it was pioneered by Motorola. Phones from companies like Google and OnePlus have a simple...
August 23, 2017 8:00 AM

How to Enable Google Dialer’s New Floating Bubble Feature

Google Dialer is a modification of the AOSP dialer with a few small extra features. You can search for local phone numbers within the app and receive information on phone...
August 22, 2017 7:16 PM

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HMD Global is Rumored to Release a “Customized” Nokia 8 in the US and China

Similar to HTC, a lot of people in the smartphone (and even cellular phones before that) have a soft spot for Nokia. They had some popular devices before smartphones came...
August 22, 2017 3:45 PM

Android Oreo Greatly Reduced Lock Screen Unlocking Latency

What people may perceive we can call “jank” or lag on an Android device can be explained in various ways. While most people focus on the smoothness and speed of...
August 22, 2017 2:45 PM

Bixby Voice is Now Available in Over 200 Countries & Territories

Samsung’s virtual assistant hasn’t had the smoothest launch since the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were made available to the public. In fact, we first heard that Bixby Voice wouldn’t be...
August 22, 2017 1:45 PM

Android Oreo Source Code Uploaded to AOSP by Google

It’s been a big week for the Android community as Google has officially announced the name of its brand new update. Android 8.0 Oreo is something that many people didn’t...
August 22, 2017 1:29 PM

Android Oreo System Apps Can Set Volume Key Long-Press Listeners

Adding additional functionality to various hardware and software buttons on our devices is something Android enthusiasts have been doing for a while. Most people know about applications such as Button...
August 22, 2017 1:15 PM

“Shattered Trust” Paper Shows How Replacement Smartphone Components Can Carry Security Vulnerabilities

A recent paper entitled “Shattered Trust” by Omer Shwartz, Amir Cohen, Asaf Shabtai and Yossi Oren has emerged. This paper shows how a replacement touchscreen for a Nexus 6P coupled...
August 22, 2017 11:05 AM

Google Home Mini and a New Chromebook Pixel Rumored to Launch with the Pixel 2

The Pixel line from Google originated as a high end version of the Chromebook product line. The last time we saw one of these devices were launched was a couple...
August 22, 2017 10:30 AM

Ambient Display Always On Mode Shows up in AOSP

Just a couple of years ago when LG released the LG G5 and Samsung released the Galaxy S7, we saw a push for an always on display feature. LG’s implementation...
August 22, 2017 10:01 AM

After Tons of Teasing, Google Trolling and Much Debate, Android O was Indeed Android Oreo

When it comes to the name for the next version of Android, it is generally considered a carefully kept secret. Supposedly, very few people within the company know what it...
August 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Android Oreo Saves Devices in Bootloops with new Rescue Party Feature

Most of the new features of Android Oreo has been known about since the company released its first developer preview for Android O. We’ve been talking about the new features...
August 21, 2017 4:58 PM