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Android 8.0 Oreo is now official

Today’s the day, Android fans: The next major Android release has been revealed. Android 8.0 Oreo is now official. The update has been pushed to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and build for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P have entered carrier testing. Updates for those devices should begin rolling out “soon” along with updates for the Pixel C and Nexus Player. Google says that it’s also been working with several … [read full article]

Android O will be officially revealed on August 21st

Next week is going to be big for Android fans, because not only is Samsung unveiling a new flagship smartphone, but Google is going to unveil its next major Android release. Google has launched a countdown page for its Android O reveal. The event will coincide with next week’s total eclipse on August 21st, with Google hosting a livestream that’ll begin at 2:40 pm ET. Unfortunately for those of us eagerly awaiting the official launch … [read full article]

Google Pixel 2 appears in leaked images, rumored to lack 3.5mm headphone jack

One month after the Google Pixel XL 2 appeared in leaked renders, the smaller Pixel 2 has leaked. Images of what’s said to be the Google Pixel 2 have been shared by VentureBeat. The back of the phone looks similar to the Pixel XL 2, including a smaller rear glass panel, a larger camera lens, and a fingerprint reader below that glass panel. Around front is where things get a bit different. The smaller Pixel … [read full article]

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 designs reportedly shown off in leaked renders

Google’s new Pixel phones are some of the most hotly anticipated devices that are expected in the second half of 2017, and today we may be getting an early look at the two devices. Renders that claim to show the designs of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 have leaked. They come from @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice, and they’re based on factory CAD information. While these new Pixel phones share the same basic design of … [read full article]

New Google Pixel XL 2017 leak claims to give us a look at the phone’s updated design

Looks like the LG V30 isn’t the only LG-made flagship that’s leaking out today. New renders have been shared that claim to show the design of Google’s Pixel XL for 2017, codenamed Taimen. Shared by Android Police, this Pixel XL 2017 is said to be manufactured by LG, a change from last year when both Pixel models were made by HTC. This Pixel XL 2017 shares some design elements with last year’s Pixel XL, … [read full article]

Google announces Android O developer preview

One year after surprising us with an Android N announcement, Google has repeated itself with Android O. Android O is now official. It’s not surprising that the next major release of Android will be “O” since Google follows the alphabet for its Android updates, but today’s news is significant because Google also revealed some details of Android O. With O, Google is placing a focus on improving battery life. It’ll do this by putting new … [read full article]

Some T-Mobile customers getting RCS support in Google Messenger app

UPDATE: T-Mobile responded to me and said “T-Mobile was the first U.S. operator to launch RCS with our Advanced Messaging in July 2015. We don’t currently support Google’s RCS offering.” 9to5Google found that the supposed sources of this report turned out to be one person.   ORIGINAL: Some T-Mobile customers are getting a new messaging feature to play with today. RCS, which stands for Rich Communication Services, appears to have gone live in Google Messenger for … [read full article]

T-Mobile updating Nexus 9 to Android 7.1.1

If you’re using a Nexus 9 on T-Mobile, there’s a new update coming your way that you’ll want to keep an eye out for. T-Mobile has announced that it’s pushing Android 7.1.1 to its Nexus 9. The update also includes December’s security patches and unspecified bug fixes. This update became available earlier this week, so if you haven’t already gotten it on your Nexus 9, you should see it soon. You can also check for … [read full article]

T-Mobile may begin displaying Google Pixel in its stores

T-Mobile may not be officially carrying the Google Pixel, but T-Mo is making an effort to get consumers to bring their Pixels to the T-Mobile network. Now a report claims that T-Mobile may be making another move to advertise the T-Mo-Pixel combo. T-Mobile is planning to display the Google Pixel in some retail stores, says Android Police. To be clear, this does not mean that the Pixel will be available for purchase in these stores. … [read full article]