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Google Adds Brotli Compression to Deliver Faster OTA Android Updates

The size of an OTA update isn't something that most people really think about, since updates generally automatically download in the background over WiFi, but it's actually a big deal on the server back end. Saving even a few megabytes of data can make a huge difference since the gains are multiplied by potentially hundreds...

Some Carriers May Start Hiding Signal Strength From Users In Android P

Mobile Network Operators, otherwise known as carriers, have a mixed reputation among consumers. In the United States, carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless are known by our community for forcing their branded devices to have bootloaders that can't be unlocked. Though the average user doesn't see bootloader unlocking as a major issue, this is...

Android Is Getting More Accessible With Support For Bluetooth Hearing Aids

With over a billion users of Android devices around the world, the operating system needs to accommodate users with a wide variety of needs. Smartphone accessibility is a major concern for millions of users worldwide, but it's not something many of us really think about unless you or someone you know lives with a disability....

Google Prepares to Better Integrate Android Things with Chromecast in Android P

Earlier this year, we got our first glimpse at Android Things, previously called Brillo, along with several developer previews to date. Android Things aims to be an Android-based solution for embedded systems. As an OS for the Internet of Things (IoT), it's designed to work on systems with as low as 32 MBs of RAM....

Google is Starting Work on Android P (Android 9.0) in the AOSP Master Branch

It's been a little over 5 months since Google introduced the first Android 8.0 Developer Preview and a little over a week since the latest release, now known as Android Oreo, was officially launched. But while only a minuscule fraction of overall Android users have their hands on the tasty Oreo update, we would expect that...