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Google starts rolling out Android Wear 2.8, here's what's new

4 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Your favorite Android company, Google has just announced that a new Android Wear update is now being pushed out to all compatible devices. Android Wear 2.8 brings only a few improvements over the previous iteration, but they're definitely worth the update.
Before going into details, it's worth noting that this is an update on the Android Wear app on the smartphone, so it's not the same as the OTA update on smartwatches. Also, keep in mind that the roll-out is going to take a few days to reach all phones.
Now, Android Wear 2.8 is supposed to improve notification glanceability ...
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Mystery ZTE phone gets certified by Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.1 installed; is it the Axon 8?

Mystery ZTE phone gets certified by Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.1 installed; is it the Axon 8?

4 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

ZTE is not a brand that dominates the conversation around the dinner table in the states, although its profile might have received a little boost with the release of the ZTE Axon M. The dual-screened folding phone may not offer the form factor that the Samsung Galaxy X will, but these are still early days for this category. We digress. What we want to discuss now is a new mystery model from ZTE that was just certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Carrying the model number Z2321U, the Wi-Fi Alliance lists the device as an LTE/CDMA Multi-Mode Digital Mobile Phone. More interesting ...
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What kind of color customizations do you hope to one day see in the Pixel line?

What kind of color customizations do you hope to one day see in the Pixel line?

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Yesterday, shortly after Google's hardware design lead shared images of early Pixel 2 and Pixelbook iterations , a tipster wrote in to tell us that the company had also tested different colored fingerprint sensors and even multi-colored edges. Unfortunately, none of this came to market, and all we got was the orange power button on the panda Pixel 2 XL .
Do you think Google should take what it learned and find ways for customers to customize how the next Pixel smartphone will look?
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Google Pixel 2 receiving new out-of-cycle Android 8.1 OTA update

Google Pixel 2 receiving new out-of-cycle Android 8.1 OTA update

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

There are some reports this afternoon of Pixel 2 devices running the latest January security patch receiving another OTA. Notably, this update has yet to be listed on Google's Factory Images page and it's not clear what's been addressed.
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Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones...

Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones dropping USB-A

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Zuckerberg's European Parliament Meeting Will Now Be Streamed Live

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will soon be heading to the European Parliament for a meeting which is likely going to touch on similar subjects that came up during his recent... Read more ...

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LG G7 ThinQ pricing lands at $750 on T-Mobile, which is higher than...

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Researchers use VR to train AI drones, cutting autonomous vehicle crashes

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Netflix officially reaches content deal with President Obama, beating out Apple

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Apple cracks down on CallKit-enabled apps in China's App Store

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Google may not have plans to fuse Android and Chrome OS but the former's influence on the latter has been increasing gradually. It has long been possible to run Android apps on... Read more ...

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