Tag Archive: nonGoogle


Pixel 2 portrait mode can now be used on certain non-Google phones

Thank goodness for ports.

Portrait mode on the Pixel 2 is one of the things that continues to impress me on the phone even after months of using it, and it’s something that was recently ported over to the first-generation Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X as an update to Charles Chow’s Camera NX app. Now, thanks to another developer by the name of Arnova8G2 on the XDA Developers forums, the Pixel 2’s portrait mode can be used on  [Read More…]

ZTE Axon 7 becomes one of the first non-Google phones to get Android 7.1.1

A nice surprise from a company not known for its speed software updates.

ZTE isn’t the first company you think of when considering fast software updates. (Come to think of it, are there any these days?) The Chinese firm, which released its excellent Axon 7 flagship last summer, spent a good chunk of the latter part of 2016 testing Android 7.0 Nougat, delaying the upgrade well into this year.

When I asked a representative from ZTE, he said it  [Read More…]