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Google Assistant multi-language support rolls out for 6 languages

So far, we've seen a lot of great devices at IFA 2018. The Sony Xperia XZ3, BlackBerry KEY2 LE, ZTE Axon 9, and Honor Play, to name a few. But Google doesn't want to be forgotten. The company has announced a big new feature for Google Assistant that makes it possible to understand multiple languages...

Bezel-less Honor Magic 2 teased as Honor Play launches in Europe

Honor's event in Berlin today was expected to only feature the Global launch of the Honor Play. They announced the gaming phone's pricing and availability in Europe at the event. At the end of the launch, viewers were surprised by a sneak peek at the second edition of a phone that we first saw back...

[Update: Available in Google Store] Google announces Titan Security Key for enhanced online security

Technology has evolved so quickly and has become so integral in our daily lives that it can be incredibly difficult to keep up with it all. Whether it's a malware-ridden thumb drive, an email phishing scam that tricks a naive employee, or even a security hold in the hardware or software itself. There are many...

The mid-tier Google Pixel may compete with OnePlus in India

To the disappointment of many Nexus fans, the Pixel line has not been about affordability. The Google Pixel phones are high-end devices that showcase the best of what Google and Android have to offer. From everything we've seen about the Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3, that will be the case again this year. However, there...

Google Home routines roll out in India, Canada, UK, Germany, and Australia

Google announced routines as a new feature in the Google Assistant back in October in 2017 at the Made by Google event. Basically, what routines are is that you can execute a string of commands with a single command. For example, you can set it to start your favorite Spotify playlist, turn on the lights,...

HTC U12 Life is official: Here’s what you need to know

HTC has been struggling to regain a foothold back in the smartphone market. Much of the company's talent was acquired by Google to continue work on the next generation of Pixel smartphones. The company has cut staff in both the United States and India, but that doesn't mean they're giving up on their smartphone business....

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi 8 SE, Mi Mix 2, and Mi Note 3 get MIUI 10 China Stable

The Chinese version of MIUI 10—the latest version of Xiaomi's highly popular MIUI custom user interface—was announced in May, and it was followed by the announcement of MIUI 10 Global at the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 event in June. Xiaomi has detailed the roll-out schedule for both MIUI China and MIUI 10 Global Beta. The Global...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Android Pie beta with September security patch now available

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S was one of the few devices that got the beta version of Android Pie alongside the Google Pixel devices. After the official release of Android 9, Xiaomi started closed alpha testing of the Android Pie builds. They were testing the system in China, and @xiaomiui Telegram channel was able to leak...

Essential Phone gets YouTube pinch-to-zoom support

The Essential Phone has been one of the hottest devices since its release, mostly because of all the deals that made it an affordable flagship phone. Along with the Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage, it also sports a 5.71-inch display with a 19:10 ratio. Unusual aspect ratios usually mean a notch...

OnePlus 5/OnePlus 5T get Gaming Mode 3.0 & Portrait Mode in front camera

As OnePlus begins to work on Android Pie for a number of its flagship smartphones from recent years, they're still working on both of their software channels. The Open Beta program is currently still active on the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T, and Open Beta 17/15 brings huge changes to the system. Not only...

Android Messages for Web gets a Material Theme refresh as well

Activating the new interface on the web version requires updating the app on your phone first. You can install the update straight from the Play Store. But, as you may already know, Google loves staged rolled, so it may not be available for you. In that case, just download the APK file from APKMirror and install it...

Wear OS redesign includes Google Assistant feed and better notifications

A lot of people feel like Google doesn't care about Wear OS anymore. The last big thing that happened to Google's wearable OS was a name change. To prove they haven't forgotten about Wear OS, Google has announced another redesign. They are shifting important things to the forefront and adding a few new goodies. Let's...