Tag Archive: Releases


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…]

Samsung releases Galaxy S7 Android Oreo update

On the heels of the Galaxy S8 Oreo rollout, Samsung has now released the Galaxy S7 Android Oreo update. It brings new features such as picture-in-picture, new copy and paste, autofill, as well as Samsung Experience 9.0.

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Cricket Wireless releases the LG Fortune 2 for just $99.99

The LG Fortune 2 features some upgraded specs from its predecessor, such as a larger rear camera, LED flash, and a greater screen resolution, for a price that won’t break the bank.

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Google releases Android P developer preview for Wear OS

There’s a darker UI, restrictions on apps running in the background, and more.

About two weeks after Google rebranded Android Wear as Wear OS, the company is now releasing the first Android P developer preview for its smartwatch platform. This first preview is intended to be used exclusively by developers and not for regular daily use, but it does give us a glimpse of what Google’s cooking up.

First off, one of the biggest user-facing changes is  [Read More…]

Google releases its 2017 Android security year in review, showing Play Protect has huge impact

How Android got safer and more secure in 2017.

With a platform as massive and amazingly varied as Android, security is of utmost importance. Google works tirelessly to keep Android and Google Play a safe as possible, and in the first quarter of the year it releases an annual report on how it did — today, we get to see how Android security stood throughout 2017.

The big improvement to Android security in 2017 was the launch  [Read More…]

Google releases the first Android P beta

Google has officially released the first beta for Android P, the next version of its Android operating system. Click here for the details and where to download it.

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Google releases new winter sports-themed AR Stickers

There’s also an update for the Blocks sticker pack.

Although it may not be as feature-rich as something like the Galaxy S8, Google’s Pixel 2 still has a few neat software tricks up its sleeve to ensure you’re never at a loss for entertainment. AR Stickers finally came to it and the first-gen Pixel in mid-December, and they’ve quickly turned into a favorite time-killer of mine.

The first update for AR Stickers since its initial  [Read More…]

Motorola releases 5 new Style Shell Moto Mods made out of Gorilla Glass

The new Style Shells are the most expensive at $ 29.99 a pop.

Although they may not be the best phones on the market, you’ve got to give Motorola credit where credit is due for trying something new with its Moto Z devices. The ability to change up both the look and function of your phone on the fly with Moto Mods is still a lot of fun, and Motorola has five new Style Shell Moto Mods to spruce  [Read More…]

Motorola releases camera tuner app for Moto X4 rather than separate camera app

Companies releasing apps to the Play Store is nothing new. It’s a great way to update core parts of a device’s functionality without resorting to full fledged system updates. Features can be added and bugs can fixed quickly and easily in between system updates.

However, the camera is usually an exception. Motorola has tried uploading multiple camera apps that are each compatible with different devices, but this turned out to be messy. To circumvent this with the Moto X4, Motorola  [Read More…]

Nougat for Moto X Pure Edition coming ‘soon’, Motorola releases Android 7.0 kernel source

Android 8.0 to be released this month; Moto X Pure Edition to get 7.0 “soon”

As Google gears up for the imminent Android 8.0 release, Motorola has released the Android 7.0 kernel source for the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition, also known as the Moto X Style elsewhere in the world (via Android Police). The Nougat update was originally promised for the device in April of this year, some eight months after Android 7.0 was made available to manufacturers.  [Read More…]