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Twitter Android app is being updated with a bottom navigation bar

The swipe gesture between the four main pages is no more 😞

On Thursday evening this week, the Twitter Support account announced a new update for its Android app. There are a few things to take note of, but the biggest change reworks the app’s navigation we’ve had since June 2016.

Rather than showing icons at the top for Home, Moments, Notifications, and Direct Messages, these are now moved to the very bottom of your screen. This  [Read More…]

ZTE is being allowed to temporarily operate in the U.S. until August 1

ZTE’s back and forth with the U.S. continues.

A new month means new beginnings, a fresh start, and more ZTE drama. Most recently, it’s been announced that the United States Department of Commerce is allowing ZTE it resume some of its operations in the U.S. until August 1, 2018.

According to a report from Reuters, ZTE will be able to “engage in commercial transactions needed to maintain existing networks and equipment in the United States.”

Things were  [Read More…]

Moto Z Play on Verizon now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

The OTA update is rolling out now.

Android P might be the hottest thing in Android right now, but even so, there are still plenty of phones waiting for last year’s Oreo update. Most recently, the Moto Z Play on Verizon Wireless (the Droid Edition) is finally getting the Oreo treatment we’ve been waiting for.

Similar to the Oreo update that landed for the unlocked Moto Z Play in late-May, this brings the Verizon model up to  [Read More…]

Moto G5S Plus being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

The May 2018 security patch is also here.

In late October of last year, Motorola launched the Moto G5S Plus — an improved version of the already great Moto G5 Plus that introduced a full metal unibody and dual rear cameras. Now, the phone’s being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo.

Android 8.1 is rolling out to the G5S Plus now, with Motorola’s support website indicating that it comes with —

many enhancements including new multitasking features, more  [Read More…]

Unlocked Moto Z and Z Play being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in the U.S.

The update is rolling out to users now!

This August will mark the one-year anniversary when Android Oreo was first released to the public, but as the Android world often goes, there are still plenty of handsets not running this version of the OS. Thankfully, owners of the unlocked Moto Z and Z Play in the U.S. don’t have to wait for the update any longer.

As spotted by Android Police, Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling  [Read More…]

Google Photos is being updated with Favorite and Like buttons

The ⭐️ is launching this week while the ❤️ is “coming soon.”

Google Photos is a constantly evolving beast, and this week, it’s being updated with a new feature that’ll allow you to favorite photos you take.

When looking at a picture you’ve captured, you’ll soon be able to tap a new ⭐️ icon that’ll mark it as a favorite. As you keep tapping that little icon, these photos will automatically populate a new Favorites album that  [Read More…]

Chromebook vs. iPads: Closer than ever to being actual computers

The future of Chrome OS is to compete with the iPad, but it’s a long fight.

It should be abundantly clear by now that Android tablets are never going to catch on. Instead, it looks more and more like Google is positioning Chrome OS with Android apps to fill that space. Chromebooks have been tremendously successful in the quest to replace the traditional computer over the last couple of years, especially in school settings. At the same  [Read More…]

Huawei and ZTE phones banned from being sold on U.S. military bases [Update]

This latest order comes straight from the Pentagon.

Updated 2:50 PM ET – Following this report, Huawei has since reached out to Android Central with the following statement: “Huawei’s products are sold in 170 countries worldwide and meet the highest standards of security, privacy and engineering in every country we operate globally including the US. We remain committed to openness and transparency in everything we do and want to be clear that no government has ever asked us  [Read More…]

Huawei is being criminally investigated by the U.S. Justice Department

The department claims Huawei violated sanctions with Iran.

Like it says above the title of this article, the hits really do keep coming against Huawei. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Huawei is now being criminally investigated by the United States Justice Department for violating sanctions the U.S. has with Iran.

Unfortunately, that’s about all we know for the time being. It’s uncertain how deep into the investigation the Justice Department is, and  [Read More…]

Razer Phone now being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

All units should be updated over the next few weeks.

The Razer Phone, the ultimate phone for gamers, is now getting better across the board thanks to Android Oreo. Razer announced at the end of March that this month would see Android 8.1 Oreo make its way to the device, and now that day has come.

Although Razer’s initiating the update today, it may be a few more days before it actually arrives on your unit. Razer  [Read More…]