OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has let out a cryptic tweet asking OnePlus 3 and 3T users to “make [themselves] heard” about getting Face Unlock on their devices.
Google’s new Pixel 2 phones have an assortment of third-party cases made specifically for them. However, Google has also gone ahead and designed a few of their own. The one I decided to get to go along with my current 2 XL is the fabric case that they offer. I’ve been using it daily now for about two weeks and here are my thoughts.
Microsoft’s Windows receives a lot of heat due to it’s susceptibility to malware. This is in part because it is profitable to hijack a Windows device and inject it with advertising and spyware. The popularity of Android makes it a prime target for people who write malware.
Last week OnePlus was kind enough to explain to their discerning users why their current OnePlus devices won’t receive Project Treble support with the latest Oreo update. In short, adding Project Treble support necessitates a free partition, large enough to accommodate the OEM’s proprietary stuff separately, so that the main Android OS framework can be updated without reworking the whole vendor-specific code. Though we are yet to see Project Treble in action, Google claims that this should address one of Android’s main shortcomings and considerably speed up the whole updating process. As an extra treat, Project Treble support enables the enthusiastic XDA members to boot a generic, functional, pure AOSP ROM compiled from source with all ease, and enjoy the next iteration of Android way earlier than the OEM’s release.
Security should be one of the most important things you prioritize on your pocket computer. Every device lets you lock the entirety of your content with a pin, password, or biometric key. However, one of the problems plaguing both iOS and Android is the inability to safe keep specific content from prying eyes and hands.
Telegram, the cross-platform messenger app, has been further enhancing its experience for its 200+ million users lately. In an interview with Bloomberg, Pavel Durov, the CEO of Telegram, spoke about the future of the messaging platform. Here are some of the new changes since we last posted about it.
LG released two new smartphones this year, and both of them are gorgeous, trendy flagships. The LG G6 was announced back in March, while the V30 became available in U.S. markets only a month ago.
While OnePlus has impressed many of us with the release of Android Oreo for the OnePlus 3/3T and the OnePlus 5, a lot of people were very disappointed to know that OnePlus has no plans for adding Project Treble support to any of their current devices, including the recently released OnePlus 5T. Today OnePlus decided to take their time and talk about why they took such decision.
Last October, OnePlus shook the Android enthusiasts community with a weird, but pleasant gesture, by releasing an Oreo-based Open Beta build for last year’s flagship devices, the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T, followed by an official stable update in late November, just a couple of weeks ago, making OnePlus the first (sort of) company to upgrade their devices to the new Oreo platform. While a lot of the OnePlus 5 discerning owners were left baffled, it was very satisfying and refreshing to see OnePlus striving to upgrade its devices as soon as they could, and sure enough that did put a smile on their fans’ faces, till they updated to the latest stable version, OxygenOS 5.0.
With the launch of Android Oreo Go edition, the Google Search Lite app has now been rebranded to Google Go, which represents a lightweight Google search app built for the “next billion Android users,” as Google claims. I tried it out on my device, and here are my impressions.