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Sony begins Nougat roll-out for Xperia XZ and X Performance while Huawei unveils their update plans

Some companies pounced on the initial Nougat hype and rushed out of the gate with announcements for which devices they will be bringing up to date. Sony, for instance, announced their Nougat plans back in August. The company promised support for the following 11 devices: Xperia Z3+ Xperia Z4 Tablet Xperia Z5 Xperia Z5 Compact Xperia...

Huawei Executive Confirms Lack of Branding as Reason for Declining Pixel Production

The HTC-made Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are fiercely marketed under the "Phone By Google" campaign. Since Google did exert a heavy influence on the design and continues to put forth large budgets on marketing and advertising the Pixels, mores so than it did for any Nexus so far, we would not blame the...

Huawei Mate 9 is official with 5.9″ FHD display, Kirin 960 SoC, and 4GB of RAM

Munich, Germany: 2:30PM CET Today, Huawei Technologies unveiled the next generation smartphone in its Mate line-up: the Huawei Mate 9. Building upon a successful 2016 with over 106 million smartphones sold worldwide, Huawei is hoping to capitalize on the void left behind by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The Huawei Mate 9 smartphone embodies the current...

Google Confirms Fix for Huawei Phone/Android Auto Incompatibility is on the Way

Android Auto has remained one of Google's more low-key products these past two years since its initial announcement in 2014, but the project has slowly been expanding each year. During this year's Google I/O, the company announced that it would be working with Qualcomm to deliver a customized Snapdragon SoC aimed at car kits as...

The Huawei Mate 9 Could Be Coming At Exactly The Right Time

The Huawei Mate line could be coming at the perfect time for many consumers who are looking for a larger premium device to fill the void left behind after the Note 7 fiasco. Regardless of how Samsung handle the situation moving forward, there is little doubt that some users will be moving on from the...

Huawei Allegedly Declined to Manufacture the 2016 Pixel Phones

Huawei has been trying to break into the United States smartphone market for a little while now and a new rumor claims this was planned to go big this year. We've seen the Chinese smartphone maker (well, its company Honor) have moderate success with the Honor 5X, but it seems Huawei wanted more. Android Police cities...

How to Access the Hidden Hardware Diagnostic Tools on your Android Phone

If you're buying a phone secondhand, the first thing you should absolutely do is complete a thorough check of the device's hardware to ensure that everything is working as intended. So you pop in your SIM card, head on over to the Play Store, and download one of the many hardware diagnostic testing apps available...

Huawei Nova and Nova Plus Coming in Early October (SD625, 5.0″/5.5″ 1080p, 3020/3340 mAh, Type-C)

Huawei has announced the release date for the Nova and Nova Plus, which are coming to North America and Europe in early October. Both devices will launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which has an 8 core A53 based CPU running at 2 GHz. They will also share 32 GB...

The Sorry State of Android Fragmentation: An Example to Understand Developers’ Plight

Fragmentation has been a contentious issue in Android quite literally since the mobile operating system was announced. Apart from being a cudgel for trolls to use in online flame-wars, the diversity that comes with fragmentation is now largely seen as a net positive for consumers of Android devices. After all, we're given so much freedom in choosing...

Here’s how to Access Hidden Settings on your Phone

Depending on what flavor of Android your phone is based on, you might be stuck with a settings page that is... a bit of a mess to say the least. For that reason, Google introduced a search feature in the settings app starting with Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, there are a few settings screens that are inaccessible...

Android Nougat Beta Build for the Huawei P9 is Available – Get it Now!

Correction: The Nougat beta build seems to currently only be for the Huawei P9. We will be on the lookout for beta builds dropped for other Huawei devices and will update the article if we come across any. Android Nougat's fifth developer preview was recently released for Nexus devices, but for the past few months owners of...

Huawei Phones Disable Logcat, here’s how to Restore Access

While I was helping XDA Recognized Developer and fellow Portal Writer GermainZ debug a new app we've been working on (which we think you guys will love), I needed to collect and read a logcat to figure out where things were going wrong. On my phone, I went ahead and installed MatLog by XDA Junior Member plusCubed so...