Android 8.0, most commonly known as Android O, has now undergone rigorous testing and four developer previews, so we are now approaching release time. This time around though, Google is not planning to simply take the wraps off a statue. A reveal event, where we’ll get the version name and the final release, is being held in NYC during Monday.
All jokes aside, Allo is actually a nice app, just one that is missing some big features. Earlier this year, we received some news that Google’s controversial messaging app, Allo, would be getting a desktop client sometime in the future—when, we did not know. But starting today, that change is finally here and here’s what the process is like.
It shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the Galaxy Note8 may rock a pressure-sensitive screen. Samsung Grace UX included the ability to tap and long-press an app to display a bubble with additional options, much like Android 7.1.1 Nougat did when first released. But these were soft button enhancements. Will Samsung bring a force touch option to its fall flagship?
One of our biggest issues with Google is that they perform so many A/B/C … /Z testing these days. It seems that everyone has a new feature. One such new feature is popping up on our devices. When typing in Gboard in Google Assistant, it no longer shows you word suggestions.
One of the wonders of instant messaging is being able to send and receive photos, videos, documents, and other files. However, an increasingly common feature in these apps is instant payments. WhatsApp seems to be implementing this in the near future – but don’t expect to use it in the US anytime soon.
Enough with render leaks, the Galaxy Note8 has just been leaked in real-world photos in all its pixelated glory, courtesy of MyEverydayTech.com, who took them down shortly thereafter. See for yourself:
The official roll out of Android Nougat for the Moto X seems to be plagued with issues. We are seeing users reporting that the Nougat update is rendering the Navigation Bar into a glorified placeholder.
We’re already about a week into August and Google’s rolling out new Android builds to its devices. If you don’t want to wait for the OTA to hit you, we’ve rounded up the links/build numbers for you.
Last Friday, VentureBeat leaked the first photos of the Pixel 2. They also confirmed front-facing speakers, large bezels, and no headphone jack. Below is that image:
Lenovo’s Vibe Pure UI is painfully slow. As someone who has repeatedly cursed and used this dreadful customization of Android, I can say for sure that I am happy to hear this piece of news. Instead of using the Vibe UI, Lenovo will ship stock Android with added features on top of it.