Tag Archives: ‘Android

Android Phones Track Location Even With GPS Turned Off, Google Says It’s to Improve Message Delivery

HIGHLIGHTS Google was collecting user location data It was done through collecting addresses of nearby cellular towers Google to stop collecting user location through cellular towers Google has been collecting user location data on Android smartphones even when location services were turned off, as per a new report. Quartz claims the location tracking still occurred on Android smartphones… Read More »

Oreo reaches 0.3% of the Android market in latest distribution chart

At this point, the slow growth in distribution numbers for the latest version of Android is nothing new – the fact is, it’s always been like this. It’s still pretty funny to see Oreo at a whopping 0.3% of the market at the moment, growing from 0.2% one month ago. When interpreting those numbers, remember that Google released Android… Read More »

Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s latest mobile operating system, after showing up in October Android distribution chart for the first time has made a small rise in new version chart. The latest distribution numbers from Google reveal that the Android Oreo is inching closer to 1 percent of active Android devices though it may take couple of more months.… Read More »

Nokia 8 Users Can Now Download the Android Oreo Beta Testing Build

Nokia 8 users who are looking forward to getting Android 8.0 Oreo update won’t have to wait too long. HMD Global has opened a new Nokia phones beta labs via a tweet by Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas; users will be able to sign up to test the beta build of Android Oreo for Nokia 8via this page, and download… Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Sony has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Xperia XZ Premium. The update was originally expected for December, but the Japanese company had evidently sped up the process, and has brought the latest software to its high-end smartphone that was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat at MWC 2017. The Android Oreo update brings the Xperia XZ Premium closer to the more recently launched… Read More »

Google Hints at SMS Integration with Chrome OS for Android 8.1

While many of us would love to see more integration between Android and Windows, Google seems to be focusing more on uniting the various features of Android and Chrome OS. This makes perfect sense, considering the company recently launched its brand new high-end Chromebook, known as the Pixelbook. A new feature of Android 8.1 Oreo called SMS Connect has… Read More »

Essential Phone Review: A Debut Phone from the Founder of Android

Built out of a ceramic back and titanium sides, Android founder Andy Rubin’s Essential startup’s eponymously named smartphone gets top billing in craftsmanship, eschewing the pedestrian aluminum and glass components on most modern flagships. The luxuriously crafted hardware is a marvel to behold and hold, and Essential is picking up the torch of the old Vertu, a spinoff… Read More »

Android Is Quietly Sharing Your Physical Activity with Other Apps

For the most part, Android keeps getting better, but it’s certainly not immune to privacy concerns that plague every operating system and smartphone. And as it turns out, Google snuck a questionable feature into the operating system with a recent update. A new permission called “activity recognition” may be tracking your physical activity and sharing it with third-party apps, and there’s… Read More »

Android Smartphone Makers Looking at iPhone X-Like Face ID Feature: KGI’s Kuo

Apple’s Face ID, the new biometric feature that Apple introduced with the iPhone X, could soon trickle down to Android smartphones. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Android smartphone makers are increasingly inquiring about 3D-sensing technologies. Without identifying any of these OEMs, Kuo said that before Apple officially unveiled the iPhone X, Android smartphone makers were looking at embedding fingerprint… Read More »

Nokia 8 May Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update by October End: Report

HMD Global’s Nokia 8, the premium offering in the company’s portfolio, is finally being announced in different markets. While announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, a company manager reportedly revealed that the smartphone may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of October. At this moment, there are no specific dates or release schedule for the Nokia 8’s Oreo update.… Read More »