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Google On app gets revamped ahead of Google Wifi release

New UI update, name change coincides with release of Google Wifi.

Google is preparing for the imminent release of its new router — Google Wifi — by updating the Google On app that was released alongside the OnHub routers manufactured in partnerships with T-Link and ASUS. Say goodbye to Google On, and hello to its shiny new successor, Google Wifi, as obtained by Android Police.

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One of the biggest changes to  [Read More…]

Android Auto finally gets blessed with “OK Google” support

Android Auto has been around for about two years, but only supports about 200 car models. But with the advent of the Android Auto app for Android, Google extended the availability of the service to basically anyone with a car and an Android 5.0 Lollipop or later device. Today, Android Auto is getting a feature

Huawei Mate 9 gets major software update as release nears

Update to build B126 fixes notification bugs and improves performance and photo quality.

Up to now we’ve been using the Huawei Mate 9 on pre-release firmware, as we noted in our review. Today, ahead of its December launch in Europe, the global dual-SIM version (the model reviewers currently have) has received a major software update, essentially putting it on retail-quality software.

Notifications now work as they should, and camera performance has been tweaked.

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OnePlus 3 gets its first beta Android 7.0 Nougat build

Manually jump to the latest software right now.

As we tip over to December we’re still waiting for an official OTA update to Android 7.0 Nougat on the OnePlus 3, but the most anxious among us can now be the first to see what OnePlus has done with Nougat by installing the latest Open Beta 8 software. Because of the big jump this latest beta will not arrive over the air for current Open Beta users — you’ll have  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear Fit 2 gets updated with new workout tracking features

The Gear Fit 2 gets even better at tracking your workouts.

Samsung is rolling out an update to the fitness-focused Gear Fit 2 that brings a slew of new features aimed at optimizing the tracking experience. There’s now an auto pause function that pauses activity tracking when it detects that you’ve stopped in the middle of a run or a workout. It automatically starts monitoring your activity once you resume, picking up from where it left  [Read More…]

Huawei gets crowned most profitable Android OEM in Q3

Major Android OEMs like Samsung, HTC and LG might be losing a lot of money through their mobile division, but others are thriving. A new report coming out of Strategy Analytics reveals more data on the smartphone market in Q3. According to the information, the mobile industry posted $ 9.4 billion in profits. As you can

ZTE Axon 7 gets refresh with extra memory and storage

ZTE today revealed a limited-edition take on its Axon 7 smartphone. Available online as an unlocked handset, customers can pick one up for $ 499. What’s the difference from the standard $ 400 version? Extra memory and storage! The new, and more powerful version of the Axon 7 boasts 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage space. Other

Google Play Newsstand gets new face and features

Google has been quite active for the past few weeks, delivering updates to some of its services including Google Translate and Google Play Music. Well now the search giant has announced a complete overhaul of its Newsstand app and an additional desktop extension. Like in the case of Google Music, the update for the Newsstand

Google’s new PhotoScan app gets your printed photos up to the cloud

It’s getting even easier to build up a digital archive of your old photos.

Most of us use Google Photos to back up every shot we take, but now Google has a great tool that lets you capture and upload your old printed photos as well. It’s called PhotoScan, and it’s a simple tool that will help you get your old prints backed up to the cloud right alongside your new  [Read More…]

Google Play Music gets major overhaul, bets on personalization

Do you use Google Play Music? Chances are that when it comes to music streaming you prefer services like Spotify, Apple Music or Pandora. But Google hopes to change that. To that end, the search giant has just announced a major overhaul of its music-centric service, claiming it has made it more intelligent and intuitive.