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Google Assistant on Phones is now Available in Spain

Google has a history of trying as many things in as many ways as possible and seeing what sticks and what doesn't. However, they generally limit these new features or services to the United States for testing purposes and this causes millions of people to miss out on the latest in Google software. When Google...

Pixel Visual Core in the Pixel 2 Phones to be Unlocked in Android 8.1 DP2, Scheduled for November

When Google unveiled the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL they didn't mention anything about custom silicon during the keynote. However, after that event it was revealed that the company had worked with Intel to develop a custom SoC dedicated specifically for image processing. This Pixel Visual Core was said to be unlocked in...

Hands-on Video of the Razer Phone Reveals its Design, Specs, Pricing and Release Window

Nextbit had a dedicated enthusiast following when they successfully crowdfunded their first and only smartphone (the Nextbit Robin) back in 2015. The phone had a unique design and the stock Android experience that many are looking for. Some were initially skeptical at the prospect behind the team's acquisition by Razer, but shortly after that it was...

Lock Screen Note Taking Rolling out in Chrome OS Dev Channel

Back in July a commit was discovered that hinted about Chrome OS receiving a note taking feature directly from the lock screen. Then, late last month we found that the company had made progress on this feature and it seemed like it would be enabled in the near future. Now, we have learned that the...

TWRP Recovery Alpha Available for Pixel 2 and 2 XL

Less than a month after Google's official announcement of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy announced alpha support for the popular TWRP recovery for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL late Monday night. A custom recovery, of course, is the first step towards rooting and flashing a custom ROM,...

Sony’s Mobile Communications Division Reports $21.9M Loss as Sales Decline in Q2 FY2017

Sony Corp. reported Tuesday that its fiscal second quarter profit zoomed by 26-fold from the same period last year, augmented by the success of its image sensors and gaming products. Their highest ever profit ($1.15 billion) was attributed to thriving sales of image sensors used in smartphones and other devices. The electronics firm forecast profit of...

Google and MediaTek Announce GMS Express – Delivering Pre-Certified Android Builds to Device Makers

There's a ton of work that goes into building an Android smartphone. After designing the hardware, ordering components, and then manufacturing the product, companies then have to work on getting Android up and running as well. Not only that, but if they want their product to be competitive then they need to put the device...