Tag Archive: Android


Google promises a fix to solve Pixel charging issue on Android 9

Update: Google has been made aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix. In a statement sent to The Verge, the search giant said the following:

“We’re aware of an issue where non-Power Delivery (PD) USB-C chargers no longer rapidly charge the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL after the upgrade to Android 9 Pie. The 18W rapid charger included in-box is a PD charger and does not exhibit this behavior. We are verifying a fix for non-PD  [Read More…]

Android Pie update tracker (HTC, Essential, Sony, Xiaomi and more!)

Last week, Google pushed out the newest version of Android called Pie. The update brings plenty of exciting new features and updates to play with, so naturally, users are quite eager to try them out for themselves.

But the big question following almost every major Android release each year is: will my phone get it? And when?

Well to cut through some of the speculation and uncertainty, some OEMs have already released statements promising the Android 9.0 Pie update for  [Read More…]

Older Amazon Fire TV devices finally get a 2013-era Android safeguard

An extra checkpoint will keep unwanted devices from connecting to a Fire TV that had ADB access enabled.

Not too long ago we read about malware that supposedly was taking over older Amazon Fire TV devices. That wasn’t exactly the case, but headlines are gonna headline. The thing was if you enabled the installation of “unknown sources” — which allows applications to be loaded from outside of whatever app store is tied to the device, and is  [Read More…]

Motorola P30 leaks, and … well, it’s another iPhone X running Android

They aren’t even trying to hide it.

Remember the Motorola One Power that leaked a few months back with an iPhone X-like notch and a vertical dual camera array? It turns out that phone might be going by a different name, the Motorola P30.

According to leaked press renders from AndroidPure, the Motorola P30 looks almost indistinguishable from the iPhone X in most angles. It has a metal and glass design with rounded corners and a wide  [Read More…]

How to stop your Android phone from sharing your location with Google

All the settings you need to know when Google doesn’t need to know.

If you carry a cell phone — even a simple flip phone without any sort of real display — someone somewhere is tracking your location. Even if there is no SIM card inside, the phone is in constant contact with cellular towers as long as it’s turned on and one or more are in range. When you add some smarts to the mix and  [Read More…]

DVR hub for Xbox puts your console captures on your Android phone

The Xbox app for Android doesn’t let you do this. Enter a third-party developer.

One key feature the Windows 10 Mobile Xbox app has over both the iOS and Android versions is that you can not only view but also download your console captures from the cloud. Once uploaded to Xbox Live, just as you can on the PC app, the Windows 10 Mobile app allows you to get hold of them for sharing and editing as  [Read More…]

Android Pie update tracker (HTC, Essential, Sony, Xiaomi and more!)

Last week, Google pushed out the newest version of Android called Pie. The update brings plenty of exciting new features and updates to play with, so naturally, users are quite eager to try them out for themselves.

But the big question following almost every major Android release each year is: will my phone get it? And when?

Well to cut through some of the speculation and uncertainty, some OEMs have already released statements promising the Android 9.0 Pie update for  [Read More…]

Dark themes on Android should be the norm, not the exception

You don’t know the power of the dark side!

Once upon a time, Android cloaked itself in shadow and cerulean. Triumphant cries of #YOLOHOLO rang out throughout the net as users reveled in a mobile experience that didn’t blind them like the sun every time they checked their phone in bed. But then a shift came. Material Design ushered in a new age of bright, white Android apps, and one by one, even Google’s own apps were  [Read More…]

An amazing new RWBY game is coming to Android!

My favorite animated stories of the modern era is expanding into another game.

One of the coolest animated series you can watch today, RWBY (pronounced Ruby) is expanding into a mobile game. Unlike the PC game from the folks at Rooster Teeth, RWBY: Amity Arena gives you a less scripted look into the larger world of Remnant.

And, best of all, if you pre-register the game on Google Play right now your character starts off with a 1,000 Lien  [Read More…]

Fortnite Android Beta begins rolling out for supported Android devices

Well, that didn’t last long. After a rumored 30-day exclusivity period and a confirmed “few day exclusive” comment from Samsung, the Fortnite Android Beta has officially begun rolling out for Android devices. I just got my invite to download on my OnePlus a couple hours ago, confirmed by two Scott and Andrew on their respective devices.

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