Tag Archives: Android

Android adds support for flexible displays

The Android platform nowadays can be seen running on multiple devices, not only on smartphones. And naturally, with the push of flexible smartphones, Google is adding support for that form factor and it’s gearing up for the future. No wonder Samsung and Google were working together creating the new One UI for Samsung’s phones. For now, Android developers are focusing ... Read More »

WhatsApp Said to Be Bringing ‘Swipe to Reply’ Feature to Android; Dark Mode May Arrive Soon Too

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp will add Swipe to Reply feature in the Android app The feature is available on the latest WhatsApp beta version WhatsApp is said to be working on a Dark Mode WhatsApp is reportedly working to bring the Swipe to Reply feature to its Android app. The messaging app has had an eventful 2018 as it has been launching and testing new ... Read More »

Google Promises Fix for Pixel XL Charging Bug After Android Pie Update

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel XL users previously reported issued with third-party fast chargers The problem first surfaced in Android P DP4 Google is expected to resolve it within the coming weeks Users of the Pixel XL reported a bug on their smartphones after updating to the latest Android Pie, which prevented them from using fast charging adapters other than the ones bundled in the phone’s box. Google has ... Read More »

Samsung’s First Android Go Smartphone Now Revealed Through Official User Manual

HIGHLIGHTS The user manual shows a removable battery pack It also details the preloaded Android Go apps The smartphone is likely to run Samsung Experience UX Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone has been a part of rumours for some time now. But now, Samsung has revealed the handset itself by posting its user manual in Russia. The user manual shows the model number of ... Read More »

Samsung Gear Users Report Connectivity Issues With Android 9 Pie, Fix Coming Soon

HIGHLIGHTS Android Pie final build was released earlier this week Some of the Samsung Gear devices can be used with non-Samsung phones Modded APKs have been released by unofficial sources Google’s Android 9 Pie mobile operating system saw its final release rolling out to the Pixel range of handsets earlier this week. Having been in beta since March this year, Android P has finally been released in its ... Read More »

Google Buys Startup GraphicsFuzz to Integrate Its Graphics Testing in Android Ecosystem

HIGHLIGHTS Google has acquired GraphicsFuzz The startup offers graphics testing tools Its team is set to join Google’s Android Graphics Team Google has acquired GraphicsFuzz, the company that offers graphics testing tools. As a result of the acquisition, the GraphicsFuzz team – comprising founders Alastair Donaldson, Hugues Evrard and Paul Thomson – will be joining Google’s Android Graphics Team. The latest ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.1 Oreo Update Pulled Due to Bugs: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Mi A1 pulled The update reportedly had a few major bugs Users complained of deleted text messages and tripped SafetyNet Xiaomi has reportedly stopped the Android 8.1 Oreo update for its Mi A1 smartphone, just a couple of days after it began the rollout, without any warning or explanation. As it turns out, the Android 8.1 update to ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Starts Receiving Android Oreo-Based MIUI 9.5.14 Update: Report

HIGHLIGHTS MIUI 9.5.14.0.OEIMIFA starts rolling out to Redmi Note 5 Pro The update brings Android Oreo to the handset It also comes with some optimisations Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched in India back in February and the smartphone arrived with strong specifications, good design, dual cameras, among other features. However, the weak link in the Redmi Note 5 Pro was that ... Read More »

Samsung’s First Android Go Smartphone Specifications Surface With Super AMOLED Display, Exynos 7570 SoC

HIGHLIGHTS Specifications of Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone surfaced These are related to the variant carrying model number SM-J260F The handset is found to have a 5-inch Super AMOLED display Specifications of Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone have emerged online. The smartphone with model number SM-J260G is said to come with a Super AMOLED display and an Exynos 7570 SoC. The latest ... Read More »

Moto X4 Unlocked, Prime Variants Get Android 8.1 Oreo Update: Report

Lenovo launched the Moto X4 smartphone at IFA last year, with the Moto X4 Android One edition for Project Fi following in September. The Android One variant got the Android 8.1 Oreo update a while ago, and now the unlocked Moto X4 as well as the Amazon Prime Exclusive variants are getting the update. The Moto X4 Amazon Prime exclusive variant comes with ... Read More »