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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 receiving Android Oreo update on Verizon and Sprint

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may be on the horizon, but the Galaxy Note 8 is still Samsung's latest stylus-wielding device. The AT&T model received the Android Oreo update earlier this week and now a couple more U.S. carriers are joining the fun. Reddit users and XDA Forums members are reporting that they're receiving Android...

Google Play Audiobooks get Smart Resume, Bookmarks, and greater speed controls

For many months, rumors stated that audiobooks would launch soon in Google Play. Recent versions of the Google Play Books app contained strings referencing them, and Google finally launched audiobooks in the Play Store in January. At launch, Google stated that audiobooks were available in 45 countries and nine languages. Now, Google is adding more features...

[Update: Already Fixed] Google Assistant forgets how to tell you the weather

Google Assistant is extremely useful for telling you basic information like traffic on your daily commute or showing you the weather, but in a bizarre development tonight it appears that the service has completely forgotten how to tell you the weather. Multiple users have reported to us that they no longer receive any weather information...

[Update: Thread Bootlooped] LG is seeking feedback on display notches while rumors suggest LG G7 might have one

2018 may very well be the year of the notch. You either embrace it or you don't. As we approach the end of the first quarter, the field is divided. On one hand, the ASUS Zenfone 5/5Z, the Huawei P20, the OnePlus 6, and the LG G7 are rumored or are confirmed to have notches. On the other hand, the Samsung...

Huawei Mate 10 Lite Android Oreo beta program reportedly opens up in Pakistan

The Huawei P20 series is the talk of the town lately thanks to the ridiculous camera specifications of the Pro model, but it wasn't too long ago that Huawei announced the Mate 10 series of devices. The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro garnered most of the attention as they were the first...

Google Play nows offers 14 day refund window for purchased services if you’re in the EEA

There is a plethora of apps and services available in the Google Play Store. Some of the best apps require you to put some cold, hard cash down. Thankfully, the return window allows you to get your money back if you're not satisfied with your purchase. Google is making some changes to how these return...

Google is testing a revamped Pixel Launcher search bar for the Google Pixel 3

It may not even be the most popular launcher app on Android (that reward probably goes to Nova Launcher), but Google's Pixel Launcher definitely up there among the upper echelon of launchers. The only official way to use the Google Pixel Launcher is to have a Google Nexus, Pixel, or Android One device. With each...

Razer Phone Android Oreo update now available in Developer Preview form, brings Project Treble compatibility

When we think of gaming phones, our minds turn to the Sony Xperia Play of yesteryear. Since then, there hasn't really been a true gaming flagship smartphone, though the Razer Phone is close to being it. Razer will say that the phone is marketed at gamers rather than being a gaming phone, but its specifications...

U.S. Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will receive update to enable FM Radio

The newly released Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ come with the usual improvements you've come to expect when the next generation of devices comes along. One of the more peculiar promises with the Galaxy S9 was FM radio support. While supporting FM radio is not so odd in itself, Samsung devices have...

Samsung Gear S4 may be in the works with improved S Health features

The smartwatch business is nowhere close to the size of the smartphone market, but the competition is similar. On top of this market is Apple, whose Apple Watch captures a big chunk of the wearable market share. Following Apple are companies like Fitbit, Xiaomi, Garmin and Huawei. But Samsung has also been in the wearable game...

Hate Display Notches? Hide the Notch for Free with “Nacho Notch—Notch Hider!”

Although the Apple iPhone X gets all of the blame for Android phones with notches, it was actually the Essential Phone that first implemented the controversial display notch. This year, we're seeing many smartphone makers pursuing the display notch. The ASUS Zenfone 5/5Z, the rumored LG G7, the Huawei P20, and the OnePlus 6 are all...

EMUI 8.0 Beta on the Honor 7X

The EMUI 8.0 Beta for the Honor 7X has pushed to phones of users who are participating in the beta program. This update brings Android Oreo to the 7X, which has become an international best seller on Amazon.This update brings some new EMUI features to the 7X along with everything you can expect in an...