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OnePlus Invites User Opinion on Camera Blob Release on OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is an almost perfect fit to fill in the void created by the lack of a Nexus release this year. You get stellar hardware at affordable price range, and an experience that does justice to this hardware. OnePlus had also released the kernel source code and device tree for the OnePlus 3...

Android’s December Distribution Numbers Show Lollipop is on Top

As we start the last month of the year, we get a look at how Android is being divided up among the current active install base (which are also visiting the Google Play Store). These stats were collected during a 7-day period that ended on December 5th, and as usual, any version of Android that is...

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Get Rid of Home Button and Headphone Jack

Remember the Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Everyone does. It came in with a bang, and went out with a literal one. But everyone will agree that we do need to move on, hoping to look forward to other different offerings that Samsung is planning for the future. We have a few interesting tidbits on the next big...

HTC One M9 Starts Receiving its Official Android Nougat Update

HTC has been very vocal about which devices they plan on updating to Android 7.0 Nougat. Starting all the way back in May of this year, HTC announced their official roadmap for Android 7.0 Nougat (called Android N at the time). We were told they had plans to update the HTC One M9, HTC One...

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Begins Rolling Out for Supported Devices

As it stands, Android 7.1.1 Nougat has begun its official rollout to officially supported devices. The newest stable Android update with version number 7.1.1 brings new features of the 7.1 update to the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. Previously, features like the app shortcut menus, image keyboard support and round icon support were available...

How to Create Custom Fingerprint Actions with Tasker

If your smartphone or tablet has a fingerprint reader, chances are that its uses are limited. Apart from a few added benefits in the Google Pixel or Huawei smartphone line-up, most fingerprint readers on Android only serve to unlock your device. Fortunately, with the power of Tasker and a few plug-ins, we are able to...

New Gear S2 Update Announced, Includes Some Gear S3 Features

Samsung built up a lot of hype for their new Gear S3 smartwatches this year, and the company officially released them a couple of weeks ago. Like the Gear S2, these new smartwatch run the wearable version of Tizen, and they've started to amass a decent following with its unique bezel controls for a smartwatch....

Motorola: Expect to See 12 New Moto Mods in 2017

This was the year of the modular smartphones. Many were hoping for Google's Project ARA to see the light of day until reports said the project had been put on hold. LG started a big campaign with the launch of the LG G5, and were inviting developers to check out their modular system. Lenovo/Motorola even jumped into the game...

Verizon/EE’s Bootloader Unlock Method for Pixel to be Patched This Week

Hacking into the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones from Google has presented a new challenge to the community developers. We knew it would be this way even before they were officially launched because of the changes to system that Google undertook. We generally see things like root access and TWRP support released for a...

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Updated to Nougat

The Android Nougat update has recently been pushed to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. Surprisingly, the Verizon variants were the first models to receive this update. That's a bit unheard of considering Verizon's  record of being a little late in the update game. This video shows some of the new features you can...

Gooligan Malware Compromises More than a Million Google Accounts on Android

Security is an important aspect of Android. Due to the sheer number and variety of devices, making an OS flexible enough to run on all hardware choices and fulfill varied customer needs, while still maintaining bullet-proof security, is a very difficult task. While Google is hard at work enhancing the overall security of Android, new vulnerabilities...

What Do You Think About Smart Homes / Smart Assistants?

Google Home and Amazon Echo have been battling it out for that coveted spot in your house, to become the central hub for operations of other connected smart products. IoT as a new technology is gradually taking off, so we see both companies adding value with services like improved Voice Search on Google Home and Alexa Skills on...