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Android Q Beta 5 OTA rollout paused because of an installation issue

Android Q Beta 4 was also paused soon after it began rolling out.

What you need to know Google has temporarily paused the OTA rollout of Android Q Beta 5 after discovering an issue related to installing updates. It is currently investigating the issue and is expected to roll out another update within the next few days. If you still wish to try out the latest Android Q beta, you can flash it manually to your Pixel  [Read More…]

One Galaxy Fold screen issue is unfixable, and you can blame physics

Like almost everyone on the planet, I’ve never touched a Galaxy Fold. But I have bent things made of plastic plenty of times and can see a big issue with the phone that few people are talking about: physics. Specifically, the tighter the radius of a bend in a piece of rigid or semi-rigid material, the higher the chance is that it will be damaged. Multiply that chance by the 200,000 times a Galaxy Fold screen is designed  [Read More…]

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…]

Google Home Max has a slight latency issue with its aux port

Thankfully, most users won’t ever notice this.

Google recently launched the Home Max as its flagship smart speaker, and although it’s not perfect, it’s still a lot of fun for audio lovers that are heavily invested in Google’s walled-garden. The speaker isn’t without its flaws, but there’s a new one that was recently discovered that could prove to be a pain in the butt for a small group of people.

First reported by Variety, the Google Home  [Read More…]

OnePlus is looking into potential OnePlus 5 ‘911 reboot’ issue

The OnePlus 5 may have a pretty dangerous ‘911’ bug.

Over the last few days, a small but growing number of OnePlus 5 users have claimed that upon dialing ‘911’ or ‘999’ — numbers designated for emergency services in the U.S. and UK, respectively — their phones have rebooted prior to the call going through.

On Reddit, many people have speculated that it is a problem with the phone’s ability to find a reliable GPS signal, which  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 and S8+ update to fix red tint issue is now rolling out in India and Europe

Samsung’s OTA update to fix the Galaxy S8 red tint is now live in two markets.

Samsung is now rolling out an OTA update that fixes the red tint issue on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The update kicked off in Korea last week, and is now available for Indian and European units. The fix is going out to S8 and S8+ units in the UK, Germany, and Turkey, and should be rolling out to additional countries in the  [Read More…]

Latest Nougat beta update for the S7 edge fixes reboot issue

Bug fixes, transparent notifications, and no more errant reboots.

The fifth Nougat beta update is now rolling out to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to those enrolled in the Galaxy Beta program in the UK and South Korea. While there aren’t any new feature additions, the update fixes the intermittent reboot issue, and has several stability improvements.

The update comes in at 301MB, and you’ll be able to download it by heading into your phone’s  [Read More…]

BlackBerry is working with AT&T to expedite a software fix for the ‘No Service’ issue on Priv

If you’re a Priv owner on AT&T who has been struck with the ‘No Service’ bug that has been affecting some AT&T Privs since mid-September, you’ll be pleased to know there has been some movement towards fixing the issue.

The root cause for this issue has been identified, and a solution will be made available shortly as BlackBerry is working with AT&T to expedite the release of a software fix. As soon as this is available the  [Read More…]

FTC, FCC want to know more about how carriers and manufacturers issue security updates

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have embarked on a joint fact-finding mission of sorts to better understand how security is handled by mobile device manufacturers. As part of the joint inquiry, the FTC notes that it has issued orders to eight companies to gauge how each issues security updates. In all, the FTC’s probe includes Apple, BlackBerry, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, and Samsung.

While the FTC has opted to reach out  [Read More…]

Illinois school district to issue Chromebooks to high school students this fall

Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, freshmen and sophomore high school students in Grayslake, Illinois will be issued Chromebooks for their schoolwork as part of a new 1-to-1 device program. Following a number of device pilot programs and network infrastructure expansion, Grayslake Community High School District 127 settled on Chromebooks as the best digital tool for their system. Students will use the computers with a wide range of web apps designed around their lessons.

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