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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…]

Are you ready? The LG G7 ThinQ is being unveiled on May 3rd

LG has finally announced that its latest flagship, the G7 ThinQ, will be announced at an event in NYC on May 2nd. The company will then show off the device again at an event in Seoul, South Korea on may 3rd.

The post Are you ready? The LG G7 ThinQ is being unveiled on May 3rd appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Essential Phone on Sprint being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

Rolling out to users now.

A little less than a month ago, Essential started pushing Android 8.1 Oreo to all unlocked versions of the Essential Phone. There wasn’t any word at the time when the Sprint variant of the phone would get similar treatment, but that’s now changing.

According to Essential’s official Twitter account, Oreo officially began making its way to the Sprint Essential Phone around 1:00 PM ET on April 9. Multiple users have replied to  [Read More…]

U.S. unlocked Galaxy S8/S8+ now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

The update is over 1354MB and rolling out now.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8/S8+ are still excellent phones despite the release of the S9 series, and AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have been using the last couple weeks to make their versions even better by updating them to Android Oreo. Now, after lots and lots of waiting, the unlocked version here in the U.S. is finally getting similar treatment.

The Oreo update for the unlocked Galaxy S8/S8+ weighs in at  [Read More…]

Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 in the U.S. is being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

The update is a little over 1122MB.

Wireless carriers in the U.S. have recently been updating the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo, but those that bought the phone unlocked have been missing out. Thankfully, after months and months of waiting, the update is finally being rolled out.

We just received the 8.0 Oreo update on our U.S. unlocked Galaxy Note 8 today, and it weighs in at a little over 1122MB. This also changes the  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5T no longer being sold in North America

After four months on the market, OnePlus has run through its entire stock of OnePlus 5T smartphones for North America. The upstart Chinese company practices business a little differently than its competitors, relying on buzzy marketing strategies, rabidly loyal fans, and limited production runs for one device at a time. When the stock of a device is depleted, that’s the end of the line.

For OnePlus, the success of the OnePlus 5T is an important vote of confidence from the  [Read More…]

Telegram is being ordered by Russia to hand over user encryption keys

Telegram will appeal the new ruling, but this still isn’t a good sign.

Telegram, the ultra-popular messaging app that’s most well-known for user security and privacy, may have to hand over its user’s encryption keys to the Russian government. It was reported on March 20 that Telegram had lost an appeal in court against Russia’s Federal Security Service (the spiritual successor to the KGB) which is asking for encryption keys as a result of President Vladimir Putin wanting access  [Read More…]