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Android Pie update for Samsung devices may finally bring adoptable storage support

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Samsung's long awaited Android Pie update is still in beta for their devices, and while we've seen hints of the new One UI and other options in beta a new feature has emerged which has been requested for some...

Stream ALL the things: Airplay mirroring support to be added to CyanogenMod

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There are so many ways to share content between devices these days - Miracast, Chromecast, Airplay, DLNA, AllShare Cast - that it's hard to keep up with what devices support which technologies. Technically, most modern devices are capable of...

Nexus 5 makes a surprise US Google Play appearance

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Earlier today the Nexus 5 accidentally appeared in the US Google Play store, then Android Police dug around and found a high resolution copy of the device pictured in Google Play. The Nexus 5 is listed as starting at US...

New APIs could herald more contextually aware apps in our future.

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We all love it when our device does something unexpected and helpful. Many times these little assists are possible because our device understands our context. Do you have an app that tells you it's about to rain? Then it...

LG advises Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for more Optimus phones

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Last time we heard from LG regarding Ice Cream Sandwich on their phones it was a bit of a mixed message with them first denying that the Optimus 2X would receive the update, then coming back to advise that...

Telstra: Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy S III, One XL, RAZR HD...

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In Telstra's most recent public announcement of software updates, they've informed users for a range of devices that major updates for their devices are expected to be rolled out before the end of this year. The Samsung Galaxy S...

Android 5.1 Over-The-Air updates begin hitting Nexus devices

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Android 5.1 is now out. For those who want to you can flash the 5.1 image to your device, but the big one most people are waiting for are the OTA updates which are a little more easily flashable...

Maintenance update for the HTC One X on Vodafone rolling out tomorrow morning

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If you're the proud owner of a HTC One X on Vodafone, it's very likely you'll be receiving an update tomorrow morning. The update isn't going to change anything major (ie. no OS update), however, Vodafone says it will...

Google finally posts November security update for original Pixel/Pixel XL – OTA’s rolling out

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Two weeks after releasing the November Android security update, Google has today finally released the update for the original Pixel and Pixel XL phones. Original Pixel and Pixel XL owners are now seeing the OTA arriving on their phones, you...

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...

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming soon, launching first on Galaxy Nexus

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Google itself has outed the existence of a 4.1 version of Android named Jellybean via their own Devices section of the Google Play store. They are offering the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus for $399 as they have been for a...

Fuchsia OS confirmed support for Android App support via Android Runtime

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There has been a bit of continuing speculation as to whether Google's upcoming Fuchsia OS would join the ranks of other Google operating systems such as Chrome OS and Android OS in its support for Android apps. ...

Google I/O to be held at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View from 18th-20th May

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Clear your calendars people, Google's annual developer conference Google I/O will again be held in May with the venue moving from its traditional home of Moscone West in San Francisco to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, specifically to the...

Android Pie for Samsung’s Note 9 is imminent, with the User Manual posted online

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Will they or won't they? Everyone's waiting for Samsung to release the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy Note 9. The only official release, thus far, is in Germany (where it's in a beta test). For everyone else,...

Asus supplies update on Jelly Bean for Transformer range

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Asus has never been one to rest on their laurels when updating their devices to the latest version of Android and it looks like this will be the case with Jelly Bean as well. Whilst they have not confirmed...

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