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Digital Wellbeing officially coming to all Android One smartphones

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Google launched Digital Wellbeing to help Android users understand how to use their phones. The app shows all sorts of statistics like screen time, which apps you're using more often or how many notifications you get. But the app also allows users to impose limits on how often they use certain phone features.
Anyway, Digital Wellbeing was announced as a Pixel-exclusive app with the promise that Android One phones will eventually get it as well. As a matter of fact, Nokia 7 Plus, an Android One smartphone got support for Digital Wellbeing about a month ago.
Today, the app has been ...
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Digital Wellbeing Now Available For Android One Devices Running On Pie

Digital Wellbeing Now Available For Android One Devices Running On Pie

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: With Android 9 Pie , Google debuted Digital Wellbeing which was exclusive to the Pixel line of smartphones, until now. With the latest app update to Digital Wellbeing in the Google Play Store, it is now compatible with Android One devices that are also running on Android Pie. The app is still technically in beta, but it is beginning to expand to other devices now, instead of the small number of users that own a Pixel device, which is definitely a good thing. Those that want to check out Digital Wellbeing and keep an eye on how much you are using your smartphone, can do so by...
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Google posts Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Android Pie factory images, confirming codenames

Google posts Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Android Pie factory images, confirming codenames

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

Announced last week, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL officially launched today. With many buyers starting to receive the latest flagship devices, Google has just posted the Android 9 Pie factory images.
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Android One vs Custom UI: What are the benefits and drawbacks?

Android One vs Custom UI: What are the benefits and drawbacks?

1 month ago   |   By Tech Radar

Should software be clean, simple and stripped back? Or should it be feature-packed, so users aren't left wanting? This is the tricky line Android phone makers have to tread. Google, which develops the Android operating system and licences it out to third-parties like Huawei, typically plays the conservative. Samsung Galaxy owners are often baffled when they hear a feature their phone had years ago has finally made it to Android proper. There's a good reason for that. It's taken a long time for Android to reach the level of cohesiveness required to make it a real alternative to Apple's iOS...
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Google Expands Digital Wellbeing Features To Android One

Google Expands Digital Wellbeing Features To Android One

1 month ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Google unveiled Android's Digital Wellbeing feature at I/O 2018. It's an initiative to provide users with more data on how they use their phones and enabling them to use that data to disconnect. The features go a long way in helping users understand their smartphone usage so that they can limit their use if it's becoming excessive. These features were previously available only on Pixel devices but Google has now expanded them to Android One with Pie.
Digital Wellbeing is gradually making its way to more devices. The Nokia 7 Plus received it in September and there's a reason for that. It's...
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Google officially opens up Digital Wellbeing to Android One devices running Pie

Google officially opens up Digital Wellbeing to Android One devices running Pie

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

One of the most exciting additions to Android Pie has been that of Digital Wellbeing. The handy tool makes it easy to keep tabs on your daily smartphone usage and cut back where needed. At launch, Google didn't specify if this tool would be available on non-Pixel devices, but today, a changelog has confirmed that Android One devices will get in on the fun.
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