Tag Archive: Preview


Google’s Flutter pushes forward with its first Release Preview

On June 20, the team behind Flutter announced that its development platform was officially exiting the beta stage it entered in February and moving into Release Preview 1.

Flutter is a mobile UI framework that aims to help developers make high-quality apps that work on both Android and iOS as easily and seamlessly as possible. There was a sizable showcase for Flutter during Google I/O in May, and since then, the Flutter team says it’s seen a 50% increase  [Read More…]

Vivo NEX hands-on preview: One step closer to a bezel-less future

Here’s a look at the next evolution of smartphone hardware.

Vivo isn’t a name we hear about in Western markets, but it’s a huge force in India and China — and most of us were introduced to the brand when it showed off a crazy concept phone at MWC 2018. It had tiny bezels, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a pop-up camera and all sorts of futuristic tech. We thought there was no way this would make it  [Read More…]

How are you liking Android P Developer Preview 3?

Google’s next version of Android gets even better.

Earlier this week, Android P Developer Preview 3 / Beta 2 started rolling out to users across the globe. This iteration of Android P aims to fix a lot of the quirks found in Developer Preview 2 while also adding a few small features here and there.

Some of our AC forum users have already started playing around with the update, and so far, first impressions are quite positive.

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Xiaomi Redmi Y2 preview: Perfecting a winning formula

After a relatively quiet start to the year, Xiaomi is once again targeting the entry-level segment with the Redmi Y2. Although the device is launching just six months after the debut of the Redmi Y1, the Y2 isn’t a mid-cycle refresh. It offers comprehensive upgrades in key areas, including an 18:9 panel, Snapdragon 625, and dual rear cameras.

What makes the device that much more enticing is the fact that it retails for just ₹9,999. We’ve seen devices  [Read More…]

Google releases Android P Developer Preview 3

Factory images and OTA files are available now.

It’s been a little less than a month since Google launched Android P‘s Developer Preview 2, and right on schedule, the company’s now pushing out Developer Preview 3.

Both the factory images and OTA files for DP3 were recently added to the Android Developer website, and one of the highlights for this update includes the ability for developers to publish apps to Google Play’s alpha and beta channels as  [Read More…]

HTC U12+ hands-on preview: Big, beautiful, unattainable

Sleek, modern, and still not coming to U.S. carriers.

HTC has been experiencing quite the rough patch throughout the last couple of years. Once a fan favorite with phones like the One M7 that pushed design boundaries and experimented with camera and audio tech, the Taiwanese company now struggles to sell units in any significant capacity. In fact, many average consumers don’t even recognize the brand name anymore — at least in the States.

That’s partly because  [Read More…]

Got a Huawei Watch 2? Wear OS Android P Developer Preview 2 is now live

During I/O 2018, Google started rolling out the second Developer Preview for Wear OS based on Android P. It’s available for Huawei Watch 2 owners.

The post Got a Huawei Watch 2? Wear OS Android P Developer Preview 2 is now live appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Wear OS Android P Developer Preview 2 adds enhanced battery saver mode

The Google Assistant also gets a few welcome upgrades.

Following yesterday’s launch of Developer Preview 2 for Android P, Google’s now released DP2 for Wear OS.

Android P isn’t as big of a change for smartwatches as it is for phones, but there’s still plenty to talk about.

The biggest feature found in Wear OS’s second preview of Android P is a new enhanced battery saver mode. When this is enabled, a power-sipping watch face will be  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2018 preview: All of the big announcements you can expect

Here’s what you can expect to see at Google’s annual developer conference.

For Android and Google enthusiasts, there’s no better time of year than Google I/O. This year’s “festival” starts on May 8 and runs for three days in the sun of Northern California, and will be the stage for Google to make announcements of all sizes about its products, projects and initiatives. We’ll hear about Android, Google Assistant, Chromebooks, Google Play and just about every other  [Read More…]

LG G7 ThinQ hands-on preview: All about that bass

I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

I’ve spent enough time now with the LG G7 — excuse me, the G7 ThinQ — that I’m positive it won’t change the fortunes of LG’s mobile division.

I’ve also spent enough time to know that that’s a shame. Because, see, the phone is quite good, excellent even, in the ways that count. And LG’s new focus on ABCD — that is, AI, battery, camera, and display — is the right move  [Read More…]