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Google is Using File-by-File Patching to Reduce App Update Size

Back in July of this year, Google announced a new method of reducing the file size of application updates. They haven been using delta algorithms since 2012 to help reduce the file size of app updates, but earlier this year they rolled out a new one. This new algorithm is called bsdiff, and it was...

New Shooting Modes in Google Camera

Google Camera received an update that added new shooting modes. These modes will adjust your camera for the appropriate lighting situations. This update will push to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel and Pixel XL. I tried installing the APK on other devices with no success. Check out the video to see how the different shooting...

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Updated to Nougat

The Android Nougat update has recently been pushed to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. Surprisingly, the Verizon variants were the first models to receive this update. That's a bit unheard of considering Verizon's  record of being a little late in the update game. This video shows some of the new features you can...

A Look at Nougat Beta on the Honor 8 (Also, Get $110 Off)

A beta version of the Android Nougat update for the Honor 8 has been pushed to phones that are enrolled in the beta program. Along with the jump from Marshmallow to Nougat, we get an update to EMUI 5.0. This video highlights all of the new features found in the beta update. Check out these screenshots...

ZTE Makes the Notification Bell Optional in the Latest Axon 7 Update

ZTE released a very impressive smartphone this year that focused on build quality and audio performance while keeping the pricepoint very competitive. Many were wondering if they would be able to afford regular updates on the device and worried that it might only receive an update or two before being forgotten for the next phone...

What’s New in Google Camera 4.2

After a long debate and a rigorous interview with twelve goat monks, I have decide to make a short video showing off the changes in the Google Camera 4.2 update. This update is meant to be exclusive to the new Pixel phones but a port has been made that allows it to run on other Android devices....

Motorola Announces Which Phones will Receive Android 7.0 Nougat

Motorola's reputation for fast and prompt OTA updates has been a bit shaky since they were acquired by Lenovo. There were times when Motorola would beat Google to the punch when it came to the latest Android update. They still do a respectable job with updates to some of their devices, but they have seemingly...

From Store to Shelf: An In-Depth Capitulation of Why MSM8974 Devices Are Excluded from Nougat

Updated to reflect the either-or Vulkan or OpenGL ES 3.1 requirement for Android 7.0 Recently, there have been a lot of articles written about version updates, the interactions between vendor and chipset maker, and what this means for devices going forwards. Why has this come to rise this week? Well, it emerged this week given that the...

Weekly Debrief — The Note7, Nexus Sailfish, and More

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Flat) Working Prototype Featured in 11-Minute Long Video The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 unveiling is just round the corner, with the device being unveiled officially on 2nd August. We know a lot about the device so far — how it will look like, in whatcolors it will come in, what hardware will...

OxygenOS v3.2.2 Update Brings Host of Improvements to the OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is amongst the very best that one can purchase right now -- an affordable flagship that does kill several other flagships at twice its price point, what more could you want? Well, there's always scope for improvements, and software is an area where the improvements can come in. The latest update to...

What’s New in Google Camera 4.1?

With Android developer preview 5, Google pushed the Camera 4.1 update. There are a few new things in this version but one important feature has been removed! New Settings Menu Google Camera 4.1 The new settings menu in 4.1 is a big improvement. All of your settings can now be found on one page. Google Camera 3.2 Previously, the settings...

Android N Officially Named Android Nougat

The upcoming Android N update has finally received its name unveiling, and as the statue was revealed and added to the collection, we found out the name is Android Nougat! What is a Nougat, exactly? From Wikipedia: Nougat is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts are common),...