Posts From Kristin

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

Google Reportedly Working on a Built-in Ad Blocker For Chrome Browser

According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, Google is working on a built-in ad blocker solution for desktop and mobile versions of its Chrome web browser. The ad blocker will be turned on by default and will block out those specific types of ads which are responsible for ruining the browsing experience,...

South Korean Samsung Galaxy S8’s Owners Facing Reddish Display Issue

Samsung began shipping the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on Tuesday in South Korea and looks like the device is not off to a good start. Some users who pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 in South Korea have complained that the display on their Galaxy S8 has an excessive reddish tint, with some claiming the...

Galaxy S8’s Bixby Voice Assistant Reportedly Won’t be Available Out of The Box

With the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus approaching the consumer launch, Samsung has revealed somewhat-unpleasant news for potential buyers (well, depending on how you look at it). One of the main focus during Samsung's Unpacked event for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus last month was its own virtual assistant called Bixby. Similar to already-available...

Android Wear 2.0 Arrives for 1st Gen LG Watch Urbane and LG Watch R; Urbane 2nd Edition to Receive Next Month

Android Wear 2.0 was announced back in February this year. While the update was supposed to roll out to all supported devices soon after it became available, it took close to 2 months to Google to start rolling out the update. So far, only a handful of devices have received Android Wear 2.0. A majority...

April’s Android Distribution Numbers Show Lollipop Still on Top, Nougat Continues to Rise

Google has released the Android distribution numbers for the month of April. The data was recorded in a 7-day period ending on April 3, and it's also worth mentioning that any version which has less than 0.1% distribution is not shown in this data. So chances are there might be thousands of Android devices running older...

YouTube TV Goes Live in Select U.S. Cities For $35 a Month

After announcing the YouTube TV service back in February, Google is now finally launching the service in the United States. There are already quite a few online TV services available in the market which let users watch their favorite TV channels on multiple platforms on the go. Sling TV, AT&T's DirectTV NOW, and PlayStation Vue...

Unity 5.6 Released With Tons of Performance Improvements and Support for Vulkan API

After a long beta testing period, Unity has now finally released the latest version of its cross-platform game development tools. The version 5.6 brings in tons of new features, performance updates as well as support for new platforms and Vulkan API. Speaking of the changes, the 5.6 update brings massive improvements to baked lighting and real-time...

Android Wear 2.0 Starts Rolling Out to Fossil Q Founder (2nd Gen) As Well

It has been close to two months since Google officially launched Android Wear 2.0. The LG Watch Style and Watch Sport were the first to come pre-loaded with this new update. It was not before this month Google finally started the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 for some of the supported watches. Earlier, Google said...

Android 7.1.2 Is Rolling Out to The Pixel C and Nexus Player

Google released a first beta version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat back in January and then again released a second beta in March. Now, it appears that the update is now finally ready for the prime time as Google has now started rolling out the stable version of Android 7.1.2 for some of the supported devices....

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...