Tag Archive: versions


Edge for Android now refers to new and legacy versions of Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge on Android is getting ready for the release of the new Microsoft Edge.

What you need to know Microsoft Edge on Android is preparing for the launch of the new Microsoft Edge. Edge on Android now refers to Microsoft Edge Legacy and the new Microsoft Edge. The new Microsoft Edge launches on January 15, 2020 for Windows and macOS.

The new version of Microsoft Edge that’s powered by Chromium launches on Windows and macOS on  [Read More…]

WhatsApp is ending support for outdated versions of Android

You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on Android devices running versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1.

What you need to know WhatsApp has quietly ended support for outdated versions of Android. The popular messaging service now supports devices running Android 4.0.3 or higher. Users running Android 2.3.7 and older versions will be able to continue using WhatsApp only till February 1, 2020.

WhatsApp has confirmed that it will soon stop supporting devices running outdated Android  [Read More…]

Why do new phones ship with older versions of Android?

New phones shipping with outdated versions of Android isn’t too surprising. The reasons? Release cycles, and Benjamin Franklin.

No matter when you look, you’ll see phones — expensive phones — on sale that are running “old” versions of Android. Brand new phones that cost hundreds of dollars and are often the best models available in their segment. They will be on shelves beside other brand new phones that also have “old” software. And not just models that  [Read More…]

Huawei in jeopardy — Android versions don’t matter

Marton Barcza of TechAltar joins the show once again to chat with Daniel Bader and Ara Wagoner about the various ways Huawei may be doomed — and the scenarios in which they could survive as a company. Marton elaborates on his amazing YouTube video in which he makes the case that Google has made Android versions irrelevant. All that and tons more!

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OnePlus 6T: Differences between unlocked and T-Mobile versions

Best answer: The OnePlus 6T is effectively the same no matter where you buy it, but the T-Mobile version has a couple of restrictions. It doesn’t have dual SIM functionality, is SIM locked when it’s financed, and only comes in one color, RAM and storage configuration. Unless you want to use T-Mobile’s financing or trade-in offers, you’re best buying a 6T directly from OnePlus.

OnePlus: OnePlus 6T ($ 549)

The OnePlus 6T is mostly the same  [Read More…]

Here are the Android Pie features that work on earlier versions

Your phone might never see Android Pie, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see some of the new features.

One of the reasons Android has become the most popular computer operating system in the world can also create a big headache — any company can do almost anything they want to do with it. That not only means that devices running Android can look very different and use very different hardware, but even “traditional” uses of Android  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 Oreo update: Which versions have gotten it

Follow Oreo’s journey to the S7 series right here.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is far from Samsung’s latest and greatest, but it’s still kicking thanks to an update to Android Oreo. The new software has recently started making its way to the S7 and S7 Edge, and these are the versions of which it’s arrived on so far.

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Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners started receiving the long-overdue Oreo update on Saturday, June 9,  [Read More…]

Changes to Google Play Store will require apps to be optimized for newer Android versions

Android security depends on secure apps and Google has some big plans.

Google has made some significant announcements on its Android Developers Blog centering around some new policies developers will need to follow to continue publishing to the Play Store. Google says that starting in August 2018 all new apps submitted will need to target Android Oreo, and in November 2018 updates to existing apps will need to do the same. In addition, starting early in 2018 there will  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8: What’s the difference between U.S. unlocked and carrier versions?

If your goal is not to stress about the carrier behind your new Galaxy S8, then the unlocked version is the way to go.

Now that it’s officially available to purchase, there are plenty of reasons you should consider paying the full price for the unlocked Galaxy S8 over a subsidized one from your carrier. Not only are you freeing yourself from the relative shackles of a contract with a carrier, but you’re also signing up for  [Read More…]

You can now sign up for beta versions of Gboard and Google Play Services

Get the latest Gboard and Google Play Services features before everyone else.

Google is now offering beta versions of Gboard and Google Play Services, allowing you to test out upcoming features before they’re available to all users. Doing so is relatively straightforward — you have to head to the signup page for Gboard and Google Play Services and hit the “Become a tester” button.

Doing so switches you to the beta channel, and you should see the  [Read More…]