Android P

Google Pixel headphone dongle is faster, less of battery hog

Google Pixel headphone dongle is faster, less of battery hog

It's not that the original Pixel headphone dongle was a massive battery hog, but the second edition is better. When you've got a device with which you're wanting to play audio, and you're not a fan of Bluetooth audio, you need a way to connect with hardware. If you've got a Google Pixel 2, that means you need a USB-C-cord-toting speaker system or headphones, OR that you've got the correct dongle. Not every USB-C to headphone jack dongle works with every phone - and Google's Pixel is notoriously finicky.

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Pixel 3 gesture navigation might be the only option

Pixel 3 gesture navigation might be the only option

If you absolutely hate bezels, you might have to give the next Google Pixel a pass. And if you are unconvinced of the usability of swiping gestures over Android’s tried and true navigation buttons, you might have yet another reason to avoid it. Although not confirmed, Google is expected to feature Android Pie’s new gesture-based navigation in the upcoming Pixel 3 phones. And, in the worst case scenario, that might actually be the only option users will have.

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10 ways Android 9 Pie is a game-changer

10 ways Android 9 Pie is a game-changer

Android 9 Pie was released today by Google for all Android devices - with Pixel smartphones at the head of the line. Today we're exploring the software update with a list of 10 ways that it'll change the game. Each list item is part of a new vision for smartphones, one where Android is smarter and the end user is more secure. This vision includes new rules for developers, a more diverse set of controls for end users, and a few new tiny-but-fun features for everyone.

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The Essential Phone gets served Android 9 Pie today

The Essential Phone gets served Android 9 Pie today

Android 9 Pie for the Essential Phone is rolling out today, an impressively timely release of the new OS that puts other smartphone-makers to shame. Google released its next big Android update today, with its own Pixel smartphones first in line to get the upgrade.

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Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing beta is open to Pixel now

Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing beta is open to Pixel now

Android 9 Pie isn't the only launch from Google today: it's also opening up its beta preview of Digital Wellbeing for Pixel users. Intended to help identify how you use your smartphone, and potentially flag up any addiction issues that might affect the device overall or specific apps, it's part of an industry-wide push to make gadget use more healthy.

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Android 9 Pie: Download now!

Android 9 Pie: Download now!

Android 9 Pie was released this morning to the masses by Google for Pixel Phones first and foremost. Other devices were given the chance to download Android Pie over the course of the next few weeks - or they will be, if all goes according to plan. One of the other devices that'll get Android 9 Pie rather quickly (again, if all goes as planned), is the OnePlus 6. Let's take a peek at how the average user can get access to Pie.

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Android P update just announced for OnePlus 3 and 3T

Android P update just announced for OnePlus 3 and 3T

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were announced to get an Android P update this week, officially. That means that the phone that was released in the first half of 2016 is now getting an update to the newest version of Android in August of 2018. What is this, some sort of company which updates its smart devices like it should? It's absolute madness!

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Android P Update download DP4 released

Android P Update download DP4 released

This morning the folks at Google revealed - officially - the last Developer Preview Android update for Android P before release. This will be the last time - before the public beta release - that Google will deliver a software update for Android P preview before it's available completely to the public at large. This update is called Android P DP4, and all downloads are ready to roll now.

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Android P name accidentally revealed and it’s nuts

Android P name accidentally revealed and it’s nuts

Google always gives a new Android release a dessert name and a matching mascot statue to go with it. Once upon a time, there was much buzz and guessing on what that name would be, with Google itself sometimes jumping in to mislead and confuse and troll. The fervor has seemingly died down a bit in the past years and some just wait to be surprised. And surprise they might be with Android P if it comes with an perhaps the oddest sweet of all.

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Android P Beta 3 released: We’re getting closer

Android P Beta 3 released: We’re getting closer

Google has released Android P Beta 3, the latest preview of its upcoming update for Android smartphones. The new release "takes us very close to what you'll see in the final version of Android P," according to Google's Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, which is still on track to be pushed out later in the summer.

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Nokia 9 tipped to beat iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 to the punch

Nokia 9 tipped to beat iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 to the punch

This week we're having a peek at the upcoming Nokia 9, a device that's most certainly going to be more exciting than the other Nokia number phones - right? We can only hope. To become more exciting than the other phones they've released over the past couple years, Nokia is rumored to be bringing on technology that the brings heat to Apple and Samsung's feet - the likes of which we've only yet seen in China.

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Sony developing new Android launcher to replace Xperia Home

Sony developing new Android launcher to replace Xperia Home

Sony's Xperia line of smartphones may not be the hottest sellers on the Android market, but that doesn't stop the company from releasing new devices. While one could argue over the amount of effort they put in to improve their phones, Sony is finally making some changes to their software UI. Sony's existing Xperia Home launcher is being retired, it's been revealed, soon to be replaced by a new Home application.

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