Tag Archive: Android

Google looking to rebrand Android Wear into Wear OS?

Not so long ago, Google rebranded its Android Pay service to Google Pay in an attempt to homogenize its mobile payment solutions. Well, it seems that the search giant might be looking to give its wearable operating system, Android Wear a makeover too. According to the evidence made available by a user on Reddit, Android […]

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Android P first impressions: Everything’s going to be okay

This is still the Android we know and love.

“The settings are too colorful.”

“How dare they support screens with notches.”

“The time is on the LEFT??? WHAAATTTT!!!!”

If you’ve spent any amount of time reading up on Android P’s first developer preview, chances are you’ve come across comments along these lines. Some of the changes found in DP1 have left many Android users shaking with fear and anger, and while some of the design tweaks are  [Read More…]

Google’s planning to re-brand Android Wear as ‘Wear OS’

Big things could be coming down the pipeline.

Android Wear is pretty much at a standstill right now. Fashion brands continue to release new hardware running the OS, but it’s been a hot minute since a major tech company has put any real time or effort into releasing new products with it. Thankfully, Google appears to be planning a complete rebrand for Android Wear to breath new life into it.

Thanks to a screenshot from one Redditor  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5/5T get Android 8.1 with OxygenOS Open Beta

The February 2018 security patch is also included.

Keeping up its legacy of offering speedy software updates, the OnePlus 5 and 5T recently started getting Android 8.1 Oreo through OnePlus’s Open Beta program for OxygenOS. This marks Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 4 for the 5T.

With these updates, both phones are getting the following:

Android 8.1 Oreo February 2018 security patch New auto pick up gesture (answer an incoming call by  [Read More…]

Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games is coming to Android and iOS

Soon you’ll be able to battle on your phone!

There a lot of people out there who enjoy Fortnite Battle Royale; it’s currently the most watched video game on Twitch.tv, and Epic Games has come up with a way to get even more people involved: it’s coming to mobile.

For those of you who don’t know, Fortnite Battle Royale is a 100-person FPS free-for-all where you fight to be the last man standing. You are dropped on to  [Read More…]

Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out to the LG V30 on Verizon

While we wait around for LG’s big flagship for 2018, the V30 remains the company’s best and most powerful phone currently on the market. The LG V30 shipped with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but now it’s being updated to 8.0 Oreo — as long as you bought the phone from Verizon.

Multiple LG V30 owners who purchased the phone through Verizon Wireless are getting software updates that upgrades the phone to Oreo. The update weighs in at 1702.3 MB,  [Read More…]

Top 10 New Android Games This Week: Cat Condo, Nuclien

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know in the comments section if you have any suggestions for next week’s post.


Description: Put your fighting skills to the test. ChronoBlade is the only side-scrolling RPG brawler featuring explosive arcade-style combat, and  [Read More…]

Substratum themes no longer work in Android P

Theming days are over.

Shortly after the public launch of Android 8.0 Oreo, it was discovered that there was built-in support for system-wide theming. With the help of the Andromeda desktop client, you could (fairly) easily start changing the look of your notification panel, apps, settings, and much more with a variety of Substratum themes. Unfortunately, this functionality is being neutered in Android P.

As discovered by XDA Developers, trying to install one of these custom themes  [Read More…]

Android P’s new UI looks eerily similar to the Flux White Substratum theme

Hmmmm 🤔

Android P‘s first developer preview was released on March 7, and so far it’s been met with a mixed bag of reactions. While there’s a lot of helpful new features, not everyone is onboard with the design changes found with the quick settings panel and main settings page.

Android P

These two areas have seen a visual update with brighter colors and circular icons, and shortly after the developer preview had been out  [Read More…]

Android P will let Autofill automatically work within web browsers

Autofill’s no longer restricted to app logins.

With Android P‘s developer preview out in the wild, everyone’s running around like a chicken with its head cut off to find new features that Google didn’t explicitly announce. We knew that Autofill was being upgraded, but Google didn’t exactly say how. However, thanks to a blog post from password manager Dashlane, we now know at least one feature that’s being added – official support for web browsers.

As it  [Read More…]