Tag Archive: Support

The Pixel’s secret weapon: 24/7 support

Call or chat, any time — and it’s included.

The Pixel and Pixel XL aren’t designed just for the hardcore Android enthusiast. Google has been moving that direction since the release of the Galaxy Nexus, and last year’s Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X were developer phones in name only. Besides a brand change, Google’s new phones are no longer built for the people who know how to flash them or like to tinker with things that  [Read More…]

Chrome Web Store adds support for Cuba starting October 19

Google has sent out an email to registered Chrome developers to let them know that support for free extensions, themes, and apps will be extended to Cuba on October 19.

The default language for the Cuban Chrome Store and any content with multi-language support published there will be Spanish, and any app, theme, or extension currently published to “All Regions” will be automatically published to Cuba’s Chrome Web Store.

If content is not marked for All Regions  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate 9 may have curved screen model with Daydream support

Flat and curved-screen models shown in latest leak.

Details of the Huawei Mate 9 have been trickling out over the past month, but today brings a tantalizing piece of news. According to well-known leaker Evan Blass, reporting for VentureBeat, the phone may come in two variants — a flat-screened model, codenamed Manhattan, and a curved-screen variant, codenamed Long Island.

Nougat, a curved screen, and Daydream support out of the box.

Pictured above, both the flat and  [Read More…]

LG V20 arrives on T-Mobile October 28 with support for new AWS-3 network

T-Mobile is debuting the LG’s V20, the spec beast, on October 28.

America’s third-biggest carrier is set to sell one of the biggest phones of the year, the LG V20, starting on October 28.

Every purchase, for a limited time, comes with a pair of B&O BeoPlay H3 headphones, which at a retail cost of $ 149 is a nice bonus, but the big takeaway here is that we finally have a date for when this phone is going  [Read More…]

Republic Wireless commits to support for Google Pixel

Republic Wireless, not one to waste time, today announced support for the brand new Google Pixel smartphone. The service provider was quick on the draw, confirming the unlocked versions of the Pixel would work with its network. Republic Wireless is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) with service that defaults to Wi-Fi for connection, falling back to

Motorola pledges Android 7 Nougat support for more than a dozen models

Motorola on Tuesday confirmed it will deliver Android 7.0 Nougat updates to some fifteen of its models. As we might expect, the list of devices is largely comprised of phones from 2016 with a few from last year, too. According to the phone maker, the updates are expected to roll out as soon as December.

Kia and Mercedes announce new models with Android Auto support

Android Auto is continuing to be adopted by car manufacturers, though some are stubbornly avoiding the new tech (we’re looking at you, Toyota). Kia and Mercedes have announced a bunch of new models that will have Android Auto support.

These are Kia’s supported models:

2014 – 2016 Soul 2015 Optima 2015 – 2016 Optima Hybrid 2015 – 2016 Optima Plug-in Hybrid 2015 – 2016 Sedona 2015 – 2016 Soul EV 2016 Sorento 2017 Forte 2017 Optima Hybrid 2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid  [Read More…]

Google delays Android Wear 2.0 until early 2017, adds Play Store support

Android Wear 2.0 is coming later than expected, but for a good reason.

Google is pushing back the public release of Android Wear 2.0, the huge upgrade to the company’s wearables platform unveiled this summer, to early 2017. Announced alongside the third developer preview, Google says that after a great response from the developer community thus far, it has “decided to continue the preview program into early 2017, at which point the first watches will receive Android Wear 2.0.”  [Read More…]

Google’s Duo will soon support audio-only calls

Google’s new video calling app, Duo, was released on August 16 for both Android and iOS. It has only been two days since the apps release, and we are already getting news about new functionality coming to the app. Soon, Duo will soon support “audio only” calls. This news comes to us from Google’s product lead

Snapchat adds support for adding Bitmoji in chat or photos

Snapchat has announced a new partnership with Bitmoji that will allow users of the popular personalized emoji app to use it in chats or images in Snapchat.

Snapchat also confirmed today previous rumors that it has acquired Bitstrips, the company behind Bitmoji. Its official blog revealed the acquisition, and the integration of Bitmoji with Snapchat, in a Bitmoji-based comic strip. The specific financial details of the acquisition were not revealed.

The comic reveals that people  [Read More…]