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Telstra’s Signature Premium handset will be getting a Nougat update

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Good news everyone, the Telstra Signature Premium, the first of Telstra's self branded 'Signature' range, will be getting Android 7.0. If you haven't been following along, the Telstra Signature Premium, launched in April last year, is essentially a re-badged HTC...

Is Android “N” version 7.0?

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Maybe its a sign, maybe its a hint or maybe its a troll but for those of you that recall back to the Android M Developer Preview the "demo mode" had an interesting little quirk to it in that...

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 shown off with Lollipop build

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Samsung has already hinted at the Lollipop release for the Galaxy Note 4 on Twitter. But with the Galaxy Note 3 only a year old, and still highly capable hardware wise, you can rest assured that Samsung has been...

Get ready for more gender diverse emoji with new male and female versions coming...

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Ever since Google added Emoji to Android Jelly Bean we've become reliant on these cute little picture messages, and we're always wanting more. Google agreed, but wanted to concentrate on more gender diverse emoji for the people emoji and...

Android Distribution numbers have found a new home on the web

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For some of us, it's interesting data but for developers knowing Android distribution numbers could make or break a new app. So when Google stopped delivering Android distribution numbers directly it caused a stir. Thankfully they continued...

HTC promises to bring Android L to M7 and M8 within 90 days of...

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of Android L at Google I/O 2014, HTC has jumped on their blog to announce something wonderful for owners of the HTC One (M7) from last year, and this year's HTC One (M8). Once...

Double Tap to Wake Hidden Within Nexus 6P Kernel Source

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Throughout the year we hear a lot of rumours about what the year's Nexus device will or won't have. This year was no difference and while it seems that most of them did arrive in an amazing device that is...

Nougat update for HTC 10 now rolling out to Vodafone customers

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Good news everyone, the long awaited Nougat update for the HTC 10 has apparently started rolling out to Vodafone customers today. The update is still listed as 'waiting feedback from HTC' on the Vodafone Australia website which was updated last...

CyanogenMod 7 nightlies for the Galaxy S II begin

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And so it begins. Not so long ago Samsung sent a few lucky CM devs their latest and greatest creation, the Samsung Galaxy S II, their mission? develop, and this is what they have done. Starting now, you can...

Supposed Nexus 5 screenshot and bug report log file leaks

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The rumoured new Nexus 5 must be getting close, as leaks substantiating previous rumours are starting to flow. In these latest leaks we have a screenshot that displays the white status bar icons we previously reported that could possibly be changed to other...

How long should phones receive updates for? The EU thinks 5 years is the...

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When buying a phone, there are a lot of factors that many consider. Cost, specs, battery life, connectivity and availability of accessories. For users who like to have the latest and greatest, it's less of a concern, but for...

Samsung Galaxy S6 update means its no longer vulnerable to Stagefright

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 has received a security update in the last couple of days which resolves the last lingering Stagefright vulnerabilities, significantly increasing the security on the 2015 flagship. The new build - version G920IDVU3DOJ6 - came around via...

Samsung readies Linux for Samsung DeX, with the feature now in beta

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Samsung's DeX (Desktop Experience) mode has become a lot more useful with a newly announced Linux feature. Users haven't really warmed to Samsung DeX in the past. Users have viewed Samsung DeX as more of a gimmick than a...

Android 11 Power menu controls gain wider support for Cast devices with media controls

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One of the more exciting features dropping in Android 11 has to be the new home automation power menu controls in the Android power menu. It seems an update to the Google Home app overnight to version 2.27 has...

Google creates new Google Group to focus on security updates for Android

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Lead Engineer for Android Security at Google Adrian Ludwig recently spoke at the Black Hat security conference, announcing their recent plan to provide monthly security updates to Nexus devices for up to three years from availability. As an after...

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