Posts From Kristin

Kristin
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A loyal Android user since Android 2.1 Eclair. An Android purist.

Twitter No Longer Counts Usernames In Replies Against 140 Limit

Twitter has been trying to figure out ways to maximize its 140 character limit for tweets since last year. The company earlier said that it had been working on new ways to let users express more without raising 140 character limit. As such, Twitter has already stopped counting media files such as links, polls, GIFs, photos, videos...

Google Is Reportedly Considering New Hardware Partners For 2018’s Pixel

While Google has yet to release second-generation Pixel device for this year, a new report coming in hints that Google might be looking for a new hardware partner to manufacture its 2018 smartphone lineup. HTC has already secured a 2-year manufacturing deal for the Pixel devices this year, which will likely be launched later this fall,...

Android Wear 2.0 Rolling Out to Fossil, Casio and TAG Heuer Smartwatches, Bug Delaying Update

Google officially announced the Android Wear 2.0 platform update back in February, with the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport being the first devices to come running the new software out of the box. The Android Wear 2.0 update is in many ways a substantial upgrade and brings quite a few useful features, such as Android...

HMD Confirms US Availability For Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3

Nokia made its global comeback at MWC last month with the launch of three new Android-powered smartphones in the form of the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, along with a successor to the classic Nokia 3310 feature phone. While HMD Global had confirmed at the time of launch that all three phones would...

Amazon Alexa Is Now Rolling Out to The Huawei Mate 9

At the time of launching the Mate 9, Huawei had promised that the device would receive Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, in a future update. As promised, an OTA update enabling Alexa is now rolling out to all Huawei Mate 9 owners in the US. Labeled MHA-L29C567B183, the software update clocks in at 310 MBs in size...

Leaked Image Shows The Galaxy S8’s Display Scaling Options

After last year's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, expectations are higher than ever for Samsung to deliver something truly exceptional with its next device: the Galaxy S8. The device itself has been subject to frequent leaks and rumors, especially over the past few weeks. From what we have learned so far, there will be two devices,...

ZTE’s Quartz Smartwatch Gets Leaked with its First Ever Pictures

Back in February, we reported that ZTE was reportedly preparing its first ever Android Wear powered smartwatch called the ZTE Quartz. At the time, we didn't know much information apart from the fact that the upcoming watch will run Android Wear 2.0 and will feature 3G UMTS cellular connectivity. Now, thanks to a treasure trove of...

New Android O Rumor Hints at Revamped Notifications, App Notification Badges, Picture-in-Picture mode, and Lots More

Last year, Google surprised us with an early release of the developer preview of Android N ahead of Google I/O. While chances are Google might go the same way this year as well for Android O, there are no indications about it yet. But that doesn't mean we can't get a peek at what Google...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Use Facial Recognition to Authenticate Mobile Payments

Bloomberg reports Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8, will have facial recognition capabilities to verify user's identity. The technology will primarily be used in mobile payment services such as Samsung Pay to provide users with enhanced security. According to the report, the Galaxy S8 will make combined use of phone's iris scanner, fingerprint sensor, and facial recognition...

Google Assistant In Allo Revealed Your Search History In a Conversation Without Your Permission, Now Patched

A recently discovered flaw in the Google Allo messaging application has raised concerns over users' privacy. According to a report from Recode, Google Assistant in Allo can reveal your Google search history details without your permission while in the middle of a conversation. Before Google Assistant started rolling out to all devices running Android 6.0+, using Google...

Android Security Bulletin Released For March 2017

Right on schedule, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for this month along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security update includes fixes for 60 vulnerabilities, the severity levels of which range from critical to low. Google has again provided two security patch level strings to make it easier for OEMs to...

Google Takes on Cable with YouTube TV

You now have one more way to watch your favorite content thanks to Google. The Mountain View technology giant has just launched its own online TV subscription service, called YouTube TV. This service will join the already popular streaming TV services such as Sling TV and AT&T-owned DirectTV Now. YouTube TV will include over 40 networks with...