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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...

Master Excel and Other Business Essentials with this Massive Educational Training

If you’ve worked in an office in the past three decades, chances are you’ve had some experience with Microsoft Excel—that number-crunching powerhouse that’s used by practically every business in the United States. Excel is capable of so much more than simply building spreadsheets, however, and if you really want to stand out from the crowd and...

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...

Verizon is reportedly planning to launch a Palm-branded Android phone

It's interesting to see old phone brands that died down in popularity years ago have a revival, with BlackBerry and Nokia being two of the most famous examples here. These two smartphone brands are owned by different companies, TCL and HMD Global respectively. They are also experiencing contrasting reception in the smartphone market as sales...

How to Fix the “Device is not Certified by Google” Error

A few days ago, we reported that Google is starting to block uncertified Android devices from accessing Google Play apps and services. That means that any device that isn't certified by Google will no longer be able to download and use apps like Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play Music, Google Photos, and more. There's a...

AT&T LG V30 now receiving Android Oreo with LG V30S ThinQ’s AI features

LG's flagship smartphone is the V30 series, and despite poor financial showings causing a shift in the company's business strategy, LG is still chugging along with new smartphone releases and software upgrades for its existing devices. The LG V30S ThinQ is the company's latest offering which brings LG's Vision AI and Voice AI features to a slightly...

Wear OS Developer Preview brings Android P platform features, now available for Huawei Watch 2

Google's wearable operating system hasn't been a huge success so far. When it launched in 2014, there was a lot of hype around wearables, and we saw plenty of manufacturers release Android Wear-powered smartwatches. In the years since, however, we have seen a decline in interest by vendors in building new smartwatches for Google's wearable...

Chrome OS prepares to support ARCore for augmented reality apps

ARCore, Google's augmented reality development platform for Android, is software-based. Unlike the Mountain View company's ill-fated Project Tango, it doesn't require special hardware or sensors in order to map the depth of surroundings and project digital objects onto real-world surfaces. As a result, it's compatible with a growing range of devices. (ARCore for All, an...

Google is finally fixing an issue that bricked some Pixel 2 devices with Android 8.1 Oreo update

Every month, Google releases a new security patch update for support Nexus and Pixel devices. You have the option to either wait for the OTA update or to manually flash the update via fastboot. Shortly after the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google released the first Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview....

Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android 8.1 Oreo stable update rolling out in select markets

The Nokia brand made a comeback in smartphones last year as HMD Global acquired the rights. The company released the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 3 as its first ever Android smartphones. The phones were followed by the flagship Nokia 8 and the low-end Nokia 2. At Mobile World Congress this year, HMD...

Google Home, Home Mini, and Home Max can now pair with Bluetooth speakers

Google Home devices have a feature that allows them to connect with each other and play audio in sync. This is great if you have a few Home devices spread out through your house. It's an easy way to get whole-home surround sound. Today, Google has announced a feature that expands upon this functionality with...