Tag Archive: Android

How to get Android 8.0 AOSP on the Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 is the first Samsung device to launch running Android 8.0 but the software comes with the Samsung Experience bolted on top. While the software offers enhancements that many like some prefer a vanilla build of Android. The idea of a vanilla build of Android Oreo running on the Galaxy S9 has been […]

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Alcatel is the second smartphone brand to launch an Android Go phone in the US

Alcatel announced the availability of its fist Android Go phone for the US market. Alongside the 1X, the company will also launch the 3V.

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Best March Madness apps for Android in 2018

The NCAA Tournament is in full swing. These apps will help you keep up with your bracket.

Game on. The 2018 NCAA Tournament (that’s college men’s basketball, in case you’re not into such things) is underway. That means countless work hours lost over the next couple weeks, but specifically in these early days as we all pore over our brackets, hoping to avoid the bust and advance to the next round.

Sadly, we don’t all have televisions  [Read More…]

These are the U.S. carriers that have updated the Galaxy S8 to Android Oreo

Available first on Verizon and T-Mobile.

Android Oreo has been rolling out to unlocked models of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ since February 22 after Samsung fixed a bug with its initial build, but there’s been no word as to when U.S. carriers would begin updating their versions of the phone. Thankfully, that’s starting to change.


Verizon recently updated its official support page for the Galaxy S8, indicating that Oreo started being pushed to the phone  [Read More…]

Alcatel 1X Android Go phone coming to the U.S. for less than $100

The Alcatel 3V is also heading to the States.

Alcatel was one of the many brands showing off new phones at MWC in Barcelona last month, and now we’ve got confirmation from the company that the 1X and 3V will both be heading to the United States.

The Alcatel 1X is the least powerful of all the phones Alcatel announced at MWC, but it’s notable as it’s the company’s first Android Go handset. The device is equipped  [Read More…]

Will my phone get Android P?

A new version of Android means it’s once again time to peer into my crystal ball.

Did you hear? Android P is a thing now. We have no idea what the P will stand for (no, it won’t be Peanut Butter and Jelly, unfortunately) and we have very little insight into the changes it will bring because we just got the very first developer pre-beta beta preview. One thing we do know though is that everyone will  [Read More…]

Android Oreo beta rolling out to Honor 7X with Project Treble support

Available in the U.S., India, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

The Honor 7X is one of the best choices around if you’re in the market for a smartphone under $ 200 USD, and today, it’s getting a big software update with the beginning of the Android Oreo / EMUI 8.0 beta.

If you signed up to join Honor’s Oreo beta earlier this month, you should receive a message any time now in Honor’s Friendly User Test app  [Read More…]

My Tamagotchi Forever brings your favorite classic virtual pets to Android

Developer Bandai Namco in partnership with Paladin Studios just launched the My Tamagotchi Forever app for Android and iOS.

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Wear OS by Google officially replaces Android Wear

In addition to the name change, Google says new features are also coming soon.

Just a few days after new branding for Android Wear was discovered with Play Services, Google’s announced that it’s officially axing the Android Wear name in favor of Wear OS.

Officially called “Wear OS by Google”, this replaces Android Wear both in name and logo. Gone is the Material Design-esque watch and in its place are two lines and circles in the iconic  [Read More…]

Google smartly rebrands Android Wear to Wear OS

Google today announced that it will no longer refer to its wearable platform as Android Wear. Rebranded as Wear OS, it will pick up new features in the coming weeks and months.

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