Tag Archive: working


Android Auto users reporting pixelated screens, Google working on a fix

Android Auto is Google’s answer to bringing Android to the car while keeping drivers, and those around you, safe. However, some new reports are filling up various support forums stating that the screens on some Android Auto units are pixelated. The units themselves are made by third party manufacturers so the hardware is relatively unqiue […]

Future Samsung phones will have a working FM radio chip

Coming to residents in the U.S. and Canada via NextRadio.

Between downloading local files and the vast array of streaming services, your options for listening to music while on the go are more abundant than ever before. Now, thanks to a new partnership with NextRadio, future Samsung phones will ship with a working FM chip so you can access and listen to local radio stations.

Most phones have the tech to support FM signals, but they’re unfortunately  [Read More…]

Android Security Director Adrian Ludwig is now working for Nest

He’ll be succeeded by Dave Kleidermacher.

There are a seemingly endless number of things that go into creating the Android we know and love, and one of the most important is security. Adrian Ludwig has been serving as the Director of Android Security since as far back as 2011, but six years later, Ludwig has announced that he’s moving to a new position.

On Google+, Ludwig said that he’s now working as the Directory of Security and  [Read More…]

Roku is working on smart speakers and its own virtual assistant

The two new platforms are called Roku Connect and the Roku Entertainment Assistant.

There are a lot of different smart TV platforms to choose from these days, but if you want access to the most content possible and don’t want to be stuck between middle school feuds, Roku is the way to go. Roku’s been releasing media streaming boxes since as early as 2008, and ten years later in 2018, the company has announced its two latest projects –  [Read More…]

Sony discovered to be working on Xperia XA2 Ultra

Spoiler alert – it has a big screen.

A lot of midrange handsets were released in 2017, but for those that love big displays above all else, one of your best options was the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The XA1 Ultra launched this past spring with reasonable specifications, but its biggest draw was definitely its 6-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra.

Now, according to Malaysia’s SIRIM product certification system, it would  [Read More…]

Is OnePlus working on a Sandstone OnePlus 5T?

You have our attention.

The OnePlus One is a memorable phone for a lot of different reasons, but one thing about the device that’s always stuck with me is its Sandstone back. OnePlus used its Sandstone material on the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2, and its combination of being grippy and smooth at the same time made it one of the most unique phone materials to date.

Don’t get too excited just yet, but it looks like  [Read More…]

Fire TV YouTube app has already stopped working for some users

YouTube will soon officially be removed from the Fire TV, but for some users, the day of reckoning has already come.

At the beginning of December, Google announced that it’d be pulling the YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV products. Amazon made a couple piece offerings by reselling Chromecasts and pushing a Prime Video app to Android TV, but even so, it looks like Google is sticking with its decision.

Google will officially remove YouTube access from  [Read More…]

Mandrake Linux creator working on new fork of Android without Google services and apps

Once upon a time, Cyanogen Inc. partnered up with smartphone manufacturer BLU for a phone that should have landed on the market without any of Google’s popular apps baked-in. Unfortunately, the product never became a reality and Cyanogen Inc. fell apart in 2016 after spending three years attempting to make Android ROMs into a viable […]

Amazon might be working on a YouTube competitor called ‘Amazontube’

Say what now?

At the beginning of December, Google made a nasty move against Amazon by announcing that it’d be removing YouTube from the Echo Show (for the second time) and Fire TV as the latest move in the endless dispute between the two companies. According to the sharp eyes at TV Answer Man, Amazon filed for two trademarks that very same day for something rather interesting.

The two trademarks are titled as “Amazontube” and “Opentube,” and  [Read More…]

Nokia might be working on a phone with a QWERTY keyboard

An interesting rumor just surfaced online fueling dreams of a Nokia e6 comeback. You see according to an anonymous tipster Nokia could be in the process of working on a handset with a QWERTY keyboard à la BlackBerry. According to the information, the BlackBerry-inspired Nokia phone will allegedly feature a 3.3-inch display with 480 x […]