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Pixel Phone’s Camera Security Flaw Patched And Ready For Distribution

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Recently a flaw was discovered in the security of the Pixel and the Pixel XL phones that allowed a user to be "tracked". The good news is that the flaw has already been patched in the AOSP source code...

Google announces VR View – a way to embed 360 degree images on mobile...

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Google's focus on 360 degree video and images has become more pronounced in the last 2 years, the launch of Cardboard Camera last year gave a great way to capture content, but sharing it has been a poor experience...

Sony readies the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Australian Xperia Z3 and more

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We know the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Sony's Xperia range isn't too far away, as we've seen it landing in India recently. However, more interestingly for us, we now have a timeframe for arrival here in Australia, thanks...

Android 4.0.4 update now available for the Samsung Nexus S (download)

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Own a Samsung Nexus S and want to upgrade to Android 4.0.4 right now, without waiting for Vodafone? Well it's your lucky day. The folks over at XDA and Android Central have found the link to the update going...

Good News – Android 10 is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S9 users

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If you own a Samsung Galaxy S9 you may have seen an update rolling out to your phone. If you haven't be prepared because Android 10 with One UI 2.0 is on its way to you. The update brings...

Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) starts to receive Android 5.0.1 update

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Motorola's 2nd generation Moto G, dubbed the Moto G 2, appears to be the first non-Nexus (or non-Google Play Edition) device to receive the update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The build shows up on the system as version 22.21.25, with...

Rumour: Key Lime Pie delayed

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Rumour or genuine bad news? Only time will tell right now but according to Gadgetronica, their inside sources have revealed that Google may be looking to delay Key Lime Pie by as much as 4 months. The...

After just two months, Android Nougat is reaching 0.3% adoption rate

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Google has released the November Platform Versions data, which shows that Android's newest version -- Android 7.0 / Nougat - has reached just 0.3% of reporting Android devices. This doesn't sound like a lot, and it isn't, but there...

The ART of turbo charging your Nexus 5

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Google's popular new phone, the Nexus 5, certainly is a snappy performer with its top shelf Snapdragon 800 SoC and 2GB of RAM, but there are ways to make it faster again. For those that would like to maximise the...

Samsung US announces which of their devices will receive Kit Kat

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Samsung in the US released a list of devices that will receive an update to Android 4.4.2. While they haven't included dates on when the devices will receive the update - beyond reminding owners that the update availability will...

Polar M600 Android Wear 2.0 is coming ‘in the Spring’ with support for indoor...

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The Polar M600 was, for me, the fitness tracking device of the year last year. The fitness focus was amazing, and Polar is about to make it even better with an update to Android Wear 2.0 which will also...

Screenshot feature has arrived in the Google Assistant for Pixel owners

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The Google Now On Tap screenshot feature was a great idea, but with the transition to Google Assistant when the Pixel phones were released, it fell by the wayside. Now it appears that Google is bringing it back, with...

Google releases a book designed to help you succeed on the Play Store

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Are you a a budding developer struggling with questions like when to release an app, should you put certain functions in or should you have ads or paid version? There is a seemingly endless number of questions that you'll...

Cyanogen Mod team teases ´Nemisis´

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This morning, there was a bit of a tease released from the team behind the popular ROM Cyanogen Mod. The tweet teased something new called ´Nemesis´. https://twitter.com/CyanogenMod/status/358713209840087040 The link is to a YouTube video which has streams of words, starting with...

Latest Android distribution figures released ….. by Pornhub

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Earlier this year Google stopped releasing the Android Distribution figures -- most likely to stop becoming the butt of Apple's jokes. Until now we have had no idea how these figures were going but it seems that the...

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