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  • So, when will your device actually get Android Oreo?

    So, when will your device actually get Android Oreo?

    Google officially just took the wraps off of Android Oreo, but there are still some questions left to be answered — most notably, precisely when each device will be getting the latest version of the mobile operating system. Due to Android’s openness and a variety of different factors on the manufacturing side, it’s not an easy question to answer, but we’ll break it… Read More

  • Android Oreo vs iOS 11: What’s different and what’s the same?

    Android Oreo vs iOS 11: What’s different and what’s the same?

    Google just announced Android Oreo and it packs a handful of new features. Some are at the system level and speed up the system and extend the battery life, while others are features that will change the way users interact with their phone. Read More

  • Meet Android Oreo’s all-new emoji

    Meet Android Oreo’s all-new emoji

    The newest version of Android (Oreo, officially) doesn’t bring a ton of new stuff to the mobile operating system, but it does overhaul something near and dear to most smartphone user’s hearts: Emoji. Read More

  • What’s new in Android Oreo

    Google officially launched Android Oreo. today. To be honest, it’s probably one of the least exciting operating system releases in recent memory. While the team did plenty of work on the backend, Android Oreo only includes a few noteworthy user interface updates. The highlight of this release is probably the new Notification Dots — and that sums things up pretty well. Read More

  • Android O is officially called Android Oreo

    Android O is officially called Android Oreo

    The latest version of Android is officially here, and it’s called Android Oreo, as most people suspected. Google made the interesting decision to reveal the final name and consumer launch details of Android 8.0 coincidentally with the arrival of the solar eclipse over NYC, which is where it held its launch live stream today. Read More

  • Watch Google unveil the next version of Android live right here

    Watch Google unveil the next version of Android live right here

    Google is about to unveil Android O when the solar eclipse hits the East Coast. The live-streamed event should start at 2:40 PM in New York City, 11:40 AM in San Francisco, 7:40 PM in London, 8:40 PM in Paris, etc. Your phone is about to learn new tricks. Read More

  • Apple just shared iOS 11 beta 7 to developers

    Apple just shared iOS 11 beta 7 to developers

    Apple just dropped a brand new beta for iOS 11. And you know that iOS 11 is going to be your favorite major iOS update of the year, as there’s only one per year. The company has been testing iOS 11 for a couple of months already. Don’t forget that the beta program is primarily targeted at developers working on app updates. Read More

  • As Android O debuts, Marshmallow still commands about a third of devices

    As Android O debuts, Marshmallow still commands about a third of devices

    The arrival of a new Android version isn’t nearly as rare as a total solar eclipse, but Google’s hoping the solar system will share the spotlight as it takes the wraps off its latest mobile operating system. Among other things, Android O will likely be getting an official release date and alphabetic dessert name, with “Oreo” looking like the top contender. Read More

  • Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

    Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

    Apple and Google could be the biggest frenemies in tech. While they both compete like there’s no tomorrow, they also partner on some very specific deals. For instance, Google is paying a ton of money to remain the default search engine on iOS. As CNBC first reported, according to a Bernstein analyst, Google could pay as much as $3 billion a year just to remain the default option in… Read More

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