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BlackBerry Motion quickly joins KEYone on Android Oreo bandwagon

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Global BlackBerry brand licensee TCL got a lot of flak, and rightly so, for starting its first round of public Android Oreo beta tests a measly few weeks before Google released stable Pie goodies for Pixel devices and the Essential Phone.
But the China-based designer, manufacturer, and distributor of last year's BlackBerry KEYone, as well as 2018's KEY2, actually did a decent job of “optimizing” Android 8.0 software for the slightly lower-end and decidedly lower-profile BlackBerry Motion.
Believe it or not, the all-touch 5.5-inch handset is officially receiving ...
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Sony Provides Vague Dates For Its Android Pie Rollout

Sony Provides Vague Dates For Its Android Pie Rollout

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

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 they still give you an idea of when to expect the update. However, it's important to remember that these can be delayed due to the many moving parts that are included in an Android software update. So if Sony does miss the date it mentioned, don't freak out too much.
According to Sony's blog post, its premium smartphones are going to get the update beginning in November. That includes the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Premium, XZ2...
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Galaxy J2 Core Android Go smartphone manual leaked

Galaxy J2 Core Android Go smartphone manual leaked

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Community

If you want to know what the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J2 Core will be about, the device's user manual has now been leaked online. But of course, you need to know how to read Russian to be able to fully understand it. Still, we are able to glean some things from it, like further confirmation...
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These Motorola Phones Will Taste Android Pie

2 monthes ago   |   By Techno Buffalo


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Android 9 Pie Go Edition Release Confirmed For This Fall

Android 9 Pie Go Edition Release Confirmed For This Fall

2 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Google introduced the Android Go initiative with Android 8.0 Oreo last year. It's a watered down version of Oreo that's aimed at devices with 1GB of RAM or less. With Google rolling out a major update for its platform earlier this month, it has now confirmed when Android 9 Pie Go edition will be released. Yes, it will release a Go version of Android 9 Pie as well.
Google mentions in its blog post that the Android 9 Pie Go operating system takes up less space on the device compared to its predecessor. Users can get up to 500MB of additional storage in the device with Android 9 Pie compared...
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Sony Xperia devices will start getting Android 9 Pie in November

Sony Xperia devices will start getting Android 9 Pie in November

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Now that Android 9 Pie is official , OEMs are starting to announce their plans for the update on their various devices. Today, Sony is officially revealing its plans for Pie...
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AT&T Prepaid and Cricket Black Friday deals include Galaxy S9 at half off...

AT&T Prepaid and Cricket Black Friday deals include Galaxy S9 at half off, $99 iPhone 6s

America's big four carriers are usually not as generous as retailers like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Amazon when it comes to holiday deals on smartphones and other smart... Read more ...

Want to gift someone a Pixel Slate for the holidays? You might want to...

Want to gift someone a Pixel Slate for the holidays? You might want to pre-order it now

The Chrome OS powered Google Pixel Slate might be a great gift idea for the holidays. As noted by CNET, if you pre-order the tablet today, it won't ship for another two to five... Read more ...

The Official One UI Beta Just Went Live for US Galaxy S9 Users - Here's How...

The Official One UI Beta Just Went Live for US Galaxy S9 Users - Here's How to Get It

Thanks to leaks that let us try out the latest Android Pie beta on the Galaxy S9, we already have a good idea of what the update has in store for Samsung's flagships moving... Read more ...

Verizon's newest prepaid smartphone costs less than $100

Verizon's newest prepaid smartphone costs less than $100

In the heat of the Black Friday deals, some carriers may slip in new products more or less worthy of attention. In this case, it's Verizon that added a new prepaid smartphone... Read more ...

Sharp Took Google's Dare And Made A Smartphone With Two Notches

Sharp Took Google's Dare And Made A Smartphone With Two Notches

Well, that didn't take long. Someone finally took Google up on their dare and made an Android Phone with two - count them - two notches. These are not the extra notches... Read more ...

Google Phone App Beta Gets Dark Mode Feature

Google Phone App Beta Gets Dark Mode Feature

Several months ago, Google hinted that dark mode would be coming to its Phone app for Android. The company did not state when exactly the feature would be launched, but the... Read more ...

AT&T retires Smart Limits service, launches new app to manage parental controls

AT&T retires Smart Limits service, launches new app to manage parental controls

AT&T has just announced that it will discontinue its Smart Limits service effective November 26. However, customers using the service will be able to benefit from its features... Read more ...

Moto Z3 Play Review: Modules are holding back a decent mid-ranger

Moto Z3 Play Review: Modules are holding back a decent mid-ranger

The Moto Z3 Play could be considered a great phone. It has an improved design, an exceptional software experience, solid build, and the ability to increase functionality with... Read more ...

Facebook denies Times report that Zuckerberg forces employees to use Android...

Facebook denies Times report that Zuckerberg forces employees to use Android only

Facebook today denied a report in yesterday's New York Times, which said that company co-founder CEO Mark Zuckerberg has ordered company executives to use Android handsets... Read more ...

Apple showcases its favorite pictures shared by iPhone XR owners

Apple showcases its favorite pictures shared by iPhone XR owners

Just as it did with the iPhone XS , Apple today has shared some of its favorite images shot with the iPhone XR. Apple shared the iPhone XR pictures in a press release, which... Read more ...