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Microsoft’s pocketable Surface device is a bold gamble after the failure of Windows Phone

Microsoft was once a popular figure when it came to smartphone OS, but this popularity has long been forgotten. Thanks to tough competition from Google's Android and Apple's iOS, Microsoft took a few risks with its popular Windows Mobile platform and deprecated it in favor of Windows Phone, which also did not find as many...

Substratum’s rootless theme plugin for Android Oreo is half-off for 5 days

Substratum is one of the most popular Android modding tools available today. There's a huge community of talented people who have created awesome themes and mods. Now that a majority of new devices are running Android Oreo, you'll be required to purchase the Andromeda add-on to use Substratum. It will be on sale for 50%...

Andromeda, the Substratum Theme Customization Add-on for Android Oreo, is 50% Off Until February 19

Before the folks behind Substratum made headlines with Andromeda, the team released Sungstratum. Sungstratum is similar to Andromeda in that it's a paid add-on for Substratum that doesn't require root access. However, it's different in that it's the first modularized external OEM-based theming system for Samsung devices running Android Nougat. Now that a number of...

How to Fix the Lock Screen Swipe Gesture Issue on Android 8.1 Oreo

Android 8.1, the first maintenance release of Android's long-awaited Android Oreo update, has now been released for some time, at least for Google Pixel and Nexus devices. However, some Google Pixel and Nexus owners running Android 8.1 (either the official build or a custom ROM) have noticed that swipe gestures on the lock screen, like...

Andromeda Lets You Theme Oreo Without Root, and It’s on Sale

One of the reasons people root their Android phones is to get system-wide theming support. In the past, it was built into CyanogenMod's popular Theme Engine (CMTE), but CMTE was retired in LineageOS, and the baton of system-wide theming support has been passed to Substratum. Substratum required custom ROM support initially, but that changed with the release...

Enable Google Pixel 2’s Always on Display on the Nexus 6P, Pixel, & Pixel XL without Root

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the newest smartphones in Google's Pixel smartphone series and while the hardware is mostly an incremental improvement over the previous generation Pixel phones, the software has a couple of really nifty new features. There's the new camera technology used in the phone's Portrait Mode feature, the...

Exploring Andromeda: A Look at the Challenges Awaiting Google’s Next Voyage

With the release of the Pixel and Pixel XL phones coming up, rumors abound that Google will be announcing a new platform based on Android enhanced by Chrome OS features, called Andromeda. Google has already started bringing features from one to the other (Android apps in Chrome OS, seamless updates in Android, etc.), but questions remain...

Google’s Andromeda to Launch on Pixel 3 Laptop and Huawei Nexus Tablet in 2017

News for Andromeda, Google's Android-Chrome OS hybrid, keeps trickling in, and we aren't complaining in the slightest. While earlier reports came in to confirm the existence of Andromeda and the possibility of it being tested on the Nexus 9, new reports point to the existence of hardware like a laptop and a tablet, made for...

Google’s October 4th Event Likely to Talk about Android-Chrome OS Hybrid “Andromeda”

We had every reason to be pumped up about the upcoming October 4th event from Google. After all, it's not everyday that Google releases new hardware that has had heavy influence from the Search Giant -- keeping in mind that Google is still primarily a software company. But recent news might give us even more...

Google Says “No Plan to Phase Out Chrome OS”

Amidst growing rumors and speculation based off a report from The Wall Street Journal, which stated that "Alphabet Inc.’s Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system for personal computers into its Android mobile operating system, according to people familiar with the matter." Google took to it's blog to inform us of its plans (or lack thereof)...