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HTC reveals which four of its handsets will be updated to Android 9.0 Pie

6 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

You have to wonder about the survival of HTC as a smartphone manufacturer. Another year has gone by, and while the specs of the HTC U12+ certainly fill in all of the blanks that HTC users complained about in years past (the phone has a 3500mAh battery, and an IP68 certification rating), the device was overshadowed as usual by the latest from Samsung. That's the thing, folks. No matter how poorly Sammy's Galaxy S9 models are doing at the cash register, they still cast a very dark and very long shadow over HTC and LG.
So why are we bringing up HTC? Well, the company ...
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HTC Announces Which Smartphones Will Get Android Pie

HTC Announces Which Smartphones Will Get Android Pie

6 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Android 9 Pie was made official this week, and smartphone makers have been announcing plans for updating their current smartphones to the latest version of Android. HTC is the latest to make its announcement, and listed four devices which will get updated. That includes the U11, U11 Plus, U11 Life and U12 Plus. That covers HTC's smartphones from 2017 and 2018. That is about what was expected from HTC - to continue updating its smartphones for two years. While it would be nice to see the HTC 10 get its update, it's not a surprise that it's not - at least not yet.
HTC has not announced when...
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How to add Digital Wellbeing to your home screen or app drawer w/ Pixel Shortcuts

How to add Digital Wellbeing to your home screen or app drawer w/ Pixel Shortcuts

6 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

With the launch of Android 9 Pie , Google also released the first beta of a feature it announced back at I/O 2018: Digital Wellbeing. As many who have installed it have found, however, it doesn't add an icon to your home screen or app drawer. Rather, the feature lives entirely in the Pixel's settings app. Now, there's an app that can fix that if you want more immediate access...
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Upcoming Android 9 Pie Update Likely To Fix Back Button Issue

6 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

An upcoming Android 9 Pie update is likely to fix an issue many users have been experiencing since the developer preview stages of Android P. The severity and frequency of the issue will likely be dependent on how often an individual device owner uses the back button, and especially when viewing the ‘recents' screen.
With Android 9 Pie , came a clear change in the way in which the recents screen looks and functions. This is even more apparent when the user switches to the new gesture-fueled interface, as in this interface the bottom navigation bar simply shows two icons - the gesture-based...
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Sony Provides Vague Dates For Its Android Pie Rollout

Sony Provides Vague Dates For Its Android Pie Rollout

Sony has provided some dates for when users can expect to get Android Pie on their Xperia devices. As is always the case with smartphone updates, these are pretty vague, but... Read more ...

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117: Google retail store?, Android Messages 3.5, Essential Phone revisit | 9to5Google Daily

Today we've got a report that Google's preparing to open a retail space in Chicago, Android Messages 3.5 rolls out, and we revisit the Essential Phone. 9to5Google Daily is... Read more ...

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

As part of Apple's “Back to the Mac” event in late 2010, Apple introduced OS X Lion which included lots of features and user interface decisions inspired by the iPhone and... Read more ...

Sony reveals when to expect Android 9 Pie update and what phones will get it

Sony reveals when to expect Android 9 Pie update and what phones will get it

Sony Mobile is the newest handset manufacturer to provide information about its Android 9 Pie update roadmap. Last week, information claiming to be official stated that the... Read more ...

PUBG Mobile passes 100 million downloads, celebrates by hiding in a bathroom

PUBG Mobile passes 100 million downloads, celebrates by hiding in a bathroom

PUBG Mobile has surpassed 100 million downloads on iOS and Android. Publisher Tencent Games revealed that it has zipped past that milestone in fewer than 4 months since its... Read more ...

Top 10 Android Apps - Back To School - August 2018

Top 10 Android Apps - Back To School - August 2018

It's that time of year again - back to school. It's a time for students and parents alike to get organized, get on the ball, and get into a learning mindset. It's also a time... Read more ...

Android Messages 3.5 rolling out w/ Material Theme and dark mode

Android Messages 3.5 rolling out w/ Material Theme and dark mode

In recent weeks, Google Contacts , Duo , and Phone have all been updated with the Google Material Theme. We've been tracking a similar redesign for Android Messages since June... Read more ...

Hear me now: the future of voice and how it's the new OS

Hear me now: the future of voice and how it's the new OS

It's jaw-dropping how quickly voice assistant technology has been adopted by both gadgets, and by gadget-lovers in the home. The technology is now seen as the natural way to... Read more ...

Motorola One Benchmarked With Android 8.1, Specs Revealed

Motorola One Benchmarked With Android 8.1, Specs Revealed

A device identified only as the “Motorola One” appeared in the database of smartphone benchmarking tool Geekbench earlier today, with its moniker pointing to one of the... Read more ...

HTC Rumored To Stop Making Its Own Phones

HTC Rumored To Stop Making Its Own Phones

It's no secret that HTC has been having a rough time in the market. It has been bleeding money and market share. Even the launch of the HTC U12+ didn't do much to change the... Read more ...