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Android P DP2: Weather appearing on lockscreen, always-on display for some users

18 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Google announced a slew of major new features for Android P at yesterday's I/O 2018 keynote. Developer Preview 2 equally included a number of design changes as led by the new gesture navigation and new Recents view. However, there was also a number of smaller tweaks, with one of them being weather on the lockscreen.
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Gboard Getting More Accessible With Morse Code - Google I/O 2018

Gboard Getting More Accessible With Morse Code - Google I/O 2018

18 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Among the highlights of yesterday's start to Google's I/O 2018 developer conference was at least one new Android accessibility feature which should prove useful to those who have difficulties with speech or typing. That's thanks to the determination of and efforts helmed by Tanya Finlayson. Having struggled with communication from a very young age, Finlayson had developed her own way to speak via Morse Code and a switch-based gadget on her mobility device. However, she wasn't content to stop there. Using her own experiences and a desire to help others, Finlayson sought out Google and...
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Newest Android distribution numbers show Oreo in use by more than 5% of devices

Newest Android distribution numbers show Oreo in use by more than 5% of devices

18 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Google has just introduced its new Android platform for smartphones, but the new OS won't be released until later this year. Even so, the previous version, Android Oreo isn't used by a large audience, which was to be expected if you look back at how things evolved in the last couple of years.
Last month Google confirmed Oreo is on 4.15% of the Android devices, and this month, for the first time since its market release, Android O's market share is above 5%, although not by much.
The numbers show a 1% increase for Android Oreo in just a month, which isn't much. However, we can safely ...
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Chrome OS Gets Full Support For Linux Apps

Chrome OS Gets Full Support For Linux Apps

18 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

This is something that many Chrome OS users are going to like. Google has confirmed that Chrome OS is getting full support for Linux apps. This means that devices such as Chromebooks will soon be able to run Linux apps and execute Linux commands without breaking a sweat. The company will release a preview of this for the Pixelbook first before rolling out the full Linux support to all compatible models.
Google wants developers to code on Chromebooks and full Linux support for Chrome OS will go a long way in making that a reality. Developers will now be able to run the Linux terminal...
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Which is your favorite new feature coming in Android P?

Which is your favorite new feature coming in Android P?

18 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

OK, Google just announced the new features to come in Android P and there's quite a bit to be excited about! While select smartphone users are now able to install the beta and enjoy some of the new features, the rest will have to wait until whenever the full version hits their handset in the latter half of 2018 or later.
So, what's there to be excited about? The major new additions are:
Gesture-based interface - the home button turns into a mini-scrollbar, which lets you swap between apps or open the app drawer via simple swipes.
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Android P will be the most secure version yet

Android P will be the most secure version yet

18 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Google has officially taken the wraps off Android P , showing off its latest mobile software build to the world at Android I/O 2018. Boasting a number of AI-enabled improvements, including boosted battery life, and an all-new navigational design, Android P looks to be Google's smartest release to date. But the platform is also notable for the security protections Google has included within, ensuring that users stay safe whilst on their devices - here's a rundown of just what makes Android P the most secure build yet.
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Android P DP2: Notification shade adds new ‘manage notifications' shortcut for per-app notification controls

Android P DP2: Notification shade adds new ‘manage notifications' shortcut for per-app notification controls

18 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Google's second release of Android P adds quite a lot of new features to the OS, but some of the best have been subtle changes that improve usability. In its second developer preview, Google has added a new shortcut for managing notifications.
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Google says Android P will ditch that annoying ‘app is using battery' notification from Oreo

Google says Android P will ditch that annoying ‘app is using battery' notification from Oreo

18 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Android Oreo introduced a ton of new features to Google's mobile OS, but not all of them were received super well. To be more transparent, Google launched a new notification that told users when apps were using your battery, and they didn't like it very much. Now, Google says that notification is no more...
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Apple Rejected Valve Steam Link App Due To Guideline Violations

Apple Rejected Valve Steam Link App Due To Guideline Violations

Valve confirmed a couple of weeks ago that it's going to launch the Steam Link mobile app to enable PC games to stream games from their computers to their mobile devices. The... Read more ...

Nokia Launching Battery-Focused Handset On May 29th

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What do you think about ads placed directly in Google's operating systems?

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Yesterday, a handful of users noticed that ads were being served to them within the Google Feed on their phones. With the company's love for targeted advertisements, what do... Read more ...

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Cut Off Your Phone Addiction with Android P's 'Wind Down' Mode on Any Device

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This coming Tuesday, T-Mobile will give subscribers free FIFA World Cup...

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