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Report: Android Oreo Update Worsened Android Audio Latency Issues

Android has had an audio latency issue that has negatively affected the operating system's reputation among audio and music creators. Many professional musicians have preferred to work on iOS devices when they needed to as opposed to Android for years, but this was something Google was aware of. Not only were they aware of it,...

Google Tez has Gained 7.5 Million Users in 5 Weeks in India

Google made its foray into the ever-growing mobile payments sector in India on September 18th 2017 by launching its mobile wallet app Google Tez. Google Tez is a mobile payments service by Google based on the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) platform developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). UPI is a government-run platform...

Xposed for Nougat Updated with Better MIUI Support

Many of us within the enthusiast Android community waited patiently for the Xposed Framework to be updated with Nougat support and that day arrived as an early Halloween gift this month. Since then, we've seen XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 push out a quick compatibility update for Samsung device.  Today, the developer has announced an update to Xposed...

Amazon Alexa App Now Available in India for the Upcoming Release of Echo

Amazon released Alexa and Echo for India on October 4, and now the Amazon Alexa app is available in India on the Google Play Store. The timing of the release of the app in India is crucial as the Amazon Echo lineup of smart speakers will ship to consumers later this week, and the app...

Google Announces the YouTube TV Application for Android TV Devices

After many months of rumors and reports, Google officially announced YouTube TV back in April of this year. Since then, the company has worked on expanding the number of markets the service is available in and they've also added some additional content to the service. Today, the team at Google has revealed they will be...

Canalys: Smartphone Shipments Decline in China, Huawei Remains the Top Smartphone Manufacturer

A few days after publishing its report of the Indian smartphone market in Q3 2017, Canalys has published a report of the Chinese smartphone market in that same quarter. The Chinese smartphone market is the largest smartphone market in the world, with India having now overtaken the US to become the second largest market. However,...

Huawei Encourages an Open ICT Ecosystem at this Year’s Huawei Eco-Connect Europe Event

Huawei recently held an event in Berlin for their Huawei Eco-Connect Europe conference and this year's theme was “Go Digital – Go Cloud.” This is the company's flagship event for the European region with the goal of emphasizing the need to create and shape an open and innovative information and communications technology (ICT) ecosystem which can empower the...

Partial Render of the OnePlus 5T Leaks, Shows Thinner Bezels

Many of us are still getting used to the idea of OnePlus releasing more than one flagship smartphone each year. This raised a lot of resentment last year as it was simply unexpected, but now that we're hearing rumors about it happening again, which makes it seem as if this could be a yearly thing....

MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM is Rolling Out to the Mi 6 and Mi Max 2

Xiaomi first announced MIUI 9 back in July of this year and since then we've seen the company testing the beta version of the update with multiple batches of devices. The company has given us a list of which devices will be receiving the Global Beta and we can assume that each of them will eventually...

PSA: Windows 10 Fall Update Disables SMB v1, Breaks Many Android File Manager Apps

Shared Message Block (SMB) is a protocol allowing for file transfer access, printer access and serial port access over wireless. It was so exclusive to Windows that another name for the protocol was "Microsoft Windows Network". SMB, however, is extremely vulnerable, being the cause of the Sony Pictures hack in 2014 and more recently the...

Google Pixel 2 XL Now Available in Italy and Spain (Google Store)

Historically, the greatest issues with the Pixel line have always been availability issues. While the Pixel is catering to a much more wider audience that the Nexus aimed for (average smartphone users vs developers), they haven't kicked up production for this wider audience. Even taking away production issues, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2...

Google is Collecting Feedback on Android 8.1 Developer Preview 1 OTA Installation Issues

Google released Android 8.1 Developer Preview on October 25 and the stable version of the maintenance release for Android Oreo will be released in December. However, Android Beta Program users can test-drive the latest update through an OTA, and all users can also download and install the system images with an unlocked bootloader. The principal advantage...