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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ finally get Android Oreo

1 month ago   |   By Android Community

On the whole, Samsung has been rolling out Android Oreo to unlocked models of last year's flagship phone - the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ - starting around late February. This was after Samsung stopped the initial rollout because of a bug with its initial build. Among US mobile carriers, it is the users of...
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Everything to Do When You Get a New Phone

Everything to Do When You Get a New Phone

1 month ago   |   By Wonder How To

After setting up your phone, there are a number of things you should do immediately before download your favorite apps. Specifically, now that your data is on the device, you need to take steps now to ensure it's both protected and retained. Fortunately, most of these steps are a one-time process.
The reason this should be done with your new device is that oftentimes, we will ignore the protection and retention of our data until it is too late. By making theses modifications now, you can be sure that for the entire life of your new phone, your data will be both private and accessible by...
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How to Get ALL of Your Data onto Your New Android Phone

How to Get ALL of Your Data onto Your New Android Phone

1 month ago   |   By Wonder How To

Setting up a new Android phone can be a pain. Although Google has some automated features, it does not restore everything. When it comes to transferring certain types of data like files and SMS logs, it's even trickier. By following our steps, you can be sure that you all your data will follow you to your new device.
We strongly recommend that you double check both phones to make sure that all data from the old phone made it to the new one. Unless you are pressed for time (such as if you are selling the previous phone), don't factory reset the old one until you know all your data has... more
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Android Auto ‘Swipe To Unlock' Allows Phone Interactivity

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

Android Auto has a new Swipe To unlock feature that allows phone interactivity, which is likely to be a huge benefit to some users with Android Auto in their vehicles. Google has yet to confirm the addition of this feature and it's not clear when exactly it was added, but it had to have been recently as it wasn't showing up for some users within the last few weeks.
With no announcement from Google as to the reasoning for bringing this feature to the platform, it's also unclear what Google is aiming to do by adding this in the first place. Initially Google disabled any use of the phone...
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Android Auto is adding a ‘swipe up to lock' gesture that lets you use your phone while connected

Android Auto is adding a ‘swipe up to lock' gesture that lets you use your phone while connected

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

For obvious reasons, Google locked down Android phones that were connected and running Android Auto. While there have been workarounds, your phone was essentially a brick when it's connected to a car. Now, Google is allowing users to swipe to unlock the phone when it's in Android Auto/Car Mode...
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How to Set Up Google Voice to Get Visual Voicemail on Your Unlocked Android Phone

How to Set Up Google Voice to Get Visual Voicemail on Your Unlocked Android Phone

1 month ago   |   By Wonder How To

Buying an unlocked phone is usually the correct move. By doing so, you bypass a lot of bloat that carriers put on your phone, and you can also use that phone with another carrier should you decide to switch to a new one. However, a lot of carriers won't give unlocked devices access to their visual voicemail apps. For that, there's Google Voice.
Google Voice is a VOIP call forwarding service that gives you a free number that's tethered to your Gmail account. It comes packaged inside the Google Voice app, which has a visual voicemail service built-in. Using it, you'll be able to have your...
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