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Essential releases the July 2018 security patch ahead of everyone else - again

15 days ago   |   By Android Community

Phone manufacturers Essential - makers of the much-hyped Essential Phone - has just released the July security patch for their eponymous flagship smartphone. Again, they release it earlier than any other manufacturer. Again, they release it almost at the same time Google published the details for the OTA updates for their Pixel line of phones....
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How to Enable Android P's Dark Theme on Your Google Pixel

How to Enable Android P's Dark Theme on Your Google Pixel

15 days ago   |   By Wonder How To

Android 9.0 P will be released to the public in August 2018, but beta testers can already install it on Google's own Pixel devices and a select few other phones. In the latest release, there's a fairly hidden setting that lets you enable a system-wide dark theme that changes the look of your Quick Settings panel and other menus.
It's similar to the automatic system theme that was introduced in Android 8.1 Oreo, except you no longer have to use a black or dark wallpaper to trigger it. Instead, you can manually choose a light theme, dark theme, or the existing automatic theme.
To try it...
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Android Security Bulletin for July 2018: What's been fixed

15 days ago   |   By Android Community

It's that time of the month, and Google has now released the Android Security Bulletin for the month of July 2018, which is exclusively for supported Pixel and Nexus devices. Of course, the patch will then be distributed to manufacturers who should roll out their own versions of the patch. This July, Android resolves around...
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