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Android 9.0 Pie Will Enable ‘Turn On Wi-Fi Automatically' By Default

9 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

While WiFi is generally a preferred connection compared to mobile internet, sometimes it is understandable that you might want to turn it off. For example there might be times when the WiFi is spotty, or the free WiFi at a certain place isn't good enough, so disabling WiFi and using mobile internet is one way to go about it. However this can sometimes result in users forgetting to re-enable their WiFi. The good news is that with Android 9.0 Pie, you won't accidentally burn through your data. This is because with the update, Google will be enabling “Turn on Wi-Fi automatically” by default...
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All Android Pie Devices To Support ‘Turn on WiFi Automatically'

9 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

All Android 9 Pie devices will be able to “Turn on WiFi Automatically,” i.e. utilize a quality-of-life feature Google first introduced with Android 8.0 Oreo last year. As evidenced by a number of source code snippets discovered by XDA Developers, the flag that previously allowed original equipment manufacturers to enable and disable the functionality in question has been removed from Android 9 Pie entirely as the service is now supported by default. The development marks the full implementation of yet another feature that Google added to its mobile ecosystem in a gradual manner, first...
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Android 9 Pie To Support Always-On-Display Wallpapers

9 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google is working on wallpaper support for the always-on display feature of Android 9 Pie, according to a number of source code snippets discovered by XDA Developers. The functionality still appears to be mid-development and it's unclear when it might end up hitting the stable channel, though the newly discovered backend indicates Google opted for a relatively basic implementation that won't be as versatile as the one Samsung has been offering on its Galaxy-branded smartphones for several years now.
While the stock version of Android will eventually allow static images to be used as...
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Huawei Already Testing Android 9.0 Pie For Its Flagship Phones

9 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Unless you own a Pixel handset from Google, chances are whenever a major Android update is released, you might end up waiting months before you even get your hands on it. However Essential surprised us all when within a day of Android 9.0 Pie going live , the Essential Phone got the update. Not to be outdone, it seems that Huawei could be next to release the update. This is according to a post on Weibo in which Huawei confirmed that the update is currently being tested on its flagship handsets. This includes the Mate 10 Pro, the P20, Honor 10, and the Honor V10. There's no telling when the...
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Huawei Starts Android 9 Pie Beta For P20, More Smartphones

9 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Huawei launched an Android 9 Pie beta program for three smartphone lineups earlier this week, including its flagship P20 offering. The company confirmed it's already in the process of optimizing the next major edition of the most popular operating system in the world on Monday, shortly after Google officially launched the first stable build of Android 9 Pie. Only the Chinese branch of the technology giant talked about Android 9 Pie plans so far, suggesting Huawei's product support practices will remain unchanged this year, i.e. consumers in the Far Eastern country will be the first to...
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Android 9 Pie To Start Hitting Vivo Smartphones In Q4 2018

9 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Android 9 Pie will start rolling out to Vivo smartphones in the fourth quarter of the year, the Chinese handset manufacturer confirmed earlier this week. The launch roadmap is hence in line with what Google's other partners announced over the last several days, with most companies that previously participated in the Android 9 Pie beta now pledging to start deploying the next major operating system upgrade this fall. Vivo didn't clarify which smartphones will be prioritized for the rollout, though the latest industry speculation points to the unconventional X21 as likely being the first...
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