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Android 7.0 Nougat Rollout Stops for the Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra

Today, Sony has confirmed that it's officially stopped the Android 7.0 Nougat update for both the Xperia XA and XA Ultra. The update was released a little more than a week ago, but users were quick to report that they weren't seeing the update on their devices. According to Sony, the update has temporarily been put...

Google Announces a Developer Preview of the Android Things Console

Google initially announced Brillo back during the 2015 Google I/O tech event and that was said to be the company's IoT platform. It has evolved and grown since that initial announcement and was officially rebranded as Android Things right at the end of last year. Android Things is such a new venture for Google that...

LeEco Chairman: Cash Crunch “Far Worse Than Expected”

Chinese OEM LeEco is facing a serious financial crisis. Its chairman, Jia Yueting, said on Wednesday that the company's cash crunch is "far worse than expected." LeEco is struggling to be fully operational despite financial aid from other companies as the company is still trying to recover after allegedly "expanding at an unprecedented rate". It...

Enable the OnePlus 5’s DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut Mode on the OnePlus 3T

It's been a little over a week since OnePlus officially launched its latest flagship smartphone - the OnePlus 5. The device is currently the most powerful Android smartphone on the market with an upgraded Snapdragon 835 SoC, 8GBs of RAM, and UFS 2.1 with two-lane ROM. But compared to its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T, the...

Twitch App Update Brings Dark Mode, Mobile Streaming, Swipe Surfing, and More

Twitch is the go-to platform for hosting and viewing video game streams of all kinds (though lately the IRL/Creative categories have also exploded in popularity), and the official Android app for the service is now getting one of the biggest updates its ever seen. There are a host of new features coming to the app including...

Latest Google Photos Update Brings Machine Learning Sharing Features

Google announced a lot of stuff at this year's I/O, and among all of the buzz surrounding Android O, Google Lens, and Daydream, the company also introduced some new sharing features in Google Photos that takes advantage of the company's machine learning technology. Today, Google is finally releasing some of those new features to the public....

Google Prepares Default Chrome Search Engine “Choice Window” to Comply with Russian Lawsuit

In the past few months, Google has suffered a series of setbacks due to litigation. Most recently, the company was hit with a whopping €2.42 billion fine after the European Commission ruled that Google was violating EU anti-trust regulations by inflating their own shopping service results in Google search pages. Back in mid-April, Google suffered...

Sony’s Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, and Z5 Series Get Updated to Android 7.1.1

Despite the fact that we're expecting Android O to be officially released within the next three months, there are still plenty of Android devices out there that are not running the latest version of the OS (Android 7.1). Google and other OEMs have gotten better and better over the years at making sure all current flagship...

OnePlus is Aware of the Jelly Scrolling Effect Some OnePlus 5 Owners are Reporting

With the release of any new smartphone, we quite frequently receive reports about potential hardware or software issues that the Quality Assurance (QA) team may have missed. This occurs because issues that may be present in a small batch of smartphones might not be picked up until the phone is more widely available, as it...

OnLeaks Reveals Device Renders of the Dual-Camera Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The next big release in the Android world is likely to be the next iteration of one of Samsung's most prolific (and lately controversial) lineup: the Note series. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has to shoulder the responsibility of repairing the "Note" brand and Samsung plans to do just that by giving us a phone...

Xperia XZ Premium Now Part of Sony’s Open Devices Program

Sony has officially added the Xperia XZ Premium to its Open Devices program. Users of the latest (and the most expensive) Sony phone can now easily build AOSP for their devices. If you need a refresher, Sony periodically adds some of its devices to the Open Device program. The company releases device trees, kernel trees, binaries...

Open Source Adreno Project “Freedreno” Receives New Update

Users of Freedreno, the open-source graphics driver support for Adreno on Linux distributions, will be pleased to know that a new update has been released in the past week. Lead developer Rob Clark discussed many of the details in his blog, which highlight above all the support for Adreno 500 series GPUs. Among the highlights...