Google announces Android O; developer previews now available

Today, Google has gone ahead and lifted the curtains on the next version of Android—Android O. Following Android N’s pre-Google I/O release, we all new Android O was due sooner or later. Of course, it doesn’t have a name yet, and we’ll probably have to wait until Q3 of this year when the final release is made public to know.

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Google Assistant is coming to all devices running Android 6.0 and above

Today Google announced that the Google Assistant, previously exclusive to the Pixel, will now make its way onto all Android devices running Marshmallow or Nougat. It was bound to happen.

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Google finally posts Android 7.1.1 image and OTA files for the Nexus 6

As a dear Nexus 6 owner myself, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the Android 7.1.1 update for the past month. The Nexus 6, released in 2014, has consistently been delayed its updates. Now, Google has finally gone ahead and posted the Nexus 6 images and OTA files for flashing.

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Here’s how to get the Pixel’s fingerprint gesture on non-Pixel devices

The Google Pixel’s fingerprint action, namely called “Moves,” allows you to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to drop down the notification bar. Unfortunately, Google’s made this exclusive to newly released phones only. However, there’s a nice little trick now available via an APK.

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Android 7.1 Nougat: A Quick Overview

Not too long ago, Google released their very own flagships, the Pixel and Pixel XL. Right out of the box, they run the latest software, Android 7.1 Nougat, which is exclusive to just the Pixel phones at the moment but also available as a developer preview for the Nexus 6P and 5X. Let’s take a look at the five major features of Android 7.1.

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