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Mopria Print Service 2.5 adds multi-hole punch support and selecting multiple finishing options

Printing documents from an Android smartphone or tablet hasn't always had the best user experience. Google Cloud Print was introduced back in 2013 and it has helped alleviate the issue with devices that have chosen to support it. Android 4.4 KitKat brought some APIs which were referred to as the Android Print Framework, and that helped...

How to immediately get OxygenOS updates for the OnePlus 6/5T/5/3T/3

One of the most annoying parts of over-the-air (OTA) updates is waiting for the update to be delivered on your device. This varies wildly from device to device, and many factors take part while checking if you're eligible: your carrier, your OEM, your current Android version, and your actual geographical location/IP, just to name a...

Huawei Mate 10 Lite & Huawei P10 Lite receiving Android Oreo (8.0) update

The Huawei Mate 10 Lite and the Huawei P10 Lite are both receiving an update to Android 8.0 Oreo, according to a report from HuaweiBlog.de. Both devices will also receive the latest version of EMUI, EMUI 8.0 which comes with its own set of additional features over stock Android, too. We first saw EMUI 8.0...

Huawei P20, Huawei Mate 10, and more will start getting bi-monthly software updates

Earlier today, Huawei announced that they will be introducing software updates every two months for many of their smartphones. These updates will include not only new features and bug fixes, but the latest security patches as well. The company has previously been criticised for its lack of updates, with security patches often taking months to...

Gmail on Android update lets you customize swipes to mark as read, delete, snooze, and more

Gestures are becoming increasingly popular on mobile devices these days. The ability to customize a popular gesture makes the smartphone experience even more personal. Before this recent update began rolling out, the Gmail Android application allowed you to enable or disable swipe gestures while also letting you choose between Delete or Archive. This can be...

Android Oreo with EMUI 8 Rolling out to the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, Honor 7X, and Honor 8 Lite

Most China-based smartphone manufacturers embark on two types of software upgrades: Updates to the custom Android skins that run on top of Android, and upgrades to the underlying Android version. Huawei is planning to refresh both on the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, Honor 7X, and Honor 8 Lite -- they'll all be getting Emotion...

Google Home Feature Updates: Phone Calling, Room Assignments, Broadcast Mode, Multi-user Availability, Nest Integration, Find my Phone

At today's Made by Google event, Google made pretty clear that they were completely invested into the Google Assistant and, especially, into the Google Home, which formally became a product lineup today. Aside from the Google Home we got back in 2016, we now also have the Google Home Mini, which offers all the features...

The OnePlus 3/3T Will Receive Android O by the End of 2017

The OnePlus 5 may be the the talk of the town right now, but OnePlus still has a lot to prove to consumers when it comes to updating their older devices. OnePlus previously confirmed that the company would be updating their previous flagship smartphones to Android O, but thanks to a recent AMA that the company...

(Correction) NVIDIA SHIELD TV Preparing for Android Nougat as New SHIELD TV (2017) Releases

UPDATE: This story incorrectly stated that the update had been released, when it was actually in preparation for a rollout in the following weeks. The article has been amended. NVIDIA is preparing to update their SHIELD TV from 3.3 to 5.0, running Android 7.0 Nougat, in the coming weeks This upgrade will bring with it several useful...

New Phones with Old Android Versions: Why Security Patches & Feature Updates Lessen the Downsides

They say two things are inevitable, death and taxes; for us Android enthusiasts there is a third thing, and that’s reading debates and complaints about OS updates... or lack thereof. With billions of devices spanning the entire price spectrum, from hundreds of manufacturers in dozens of countries, it would come as no surprise that keeping...

Betrayal of Hype: Playing Fast and Loose with Release Dates Breeds Consumer Mistrust

Yesterday, Google launched Allo on the very last day of summer, just narrowly squeezing into their “Summer 2016” launch window. The product we got was compromised, and arguably doesn’t have a defined place in their product lineup, which raises the question of “Why was it launched now?” If Google had been upfront with us and come out...

Honor Promises Extensive Software Support from This Year Onwards

Honor is trying hard to win fans, and it certainly seems to be ticking the right boxes in our books. At first, there was the partnership with us to foster developer interest in Honor devices. And now, in a Google+ post by a spokesperson, Honor has promised extensive software support. The commitment from Honor is to...