I love seeing these statues. It usually means that a new version of Android – or at least the announcement of a new version – is right around the corner. Google’s delivered an Ice Cream Sandwich sculpture to the front lawn of the Googleplex, where larger-than-life representations of dessert corresponding to each major revision of Android hang out. Looks like everyone’s still out there, too. Cupcake isn’t in the direct shot but you can see it in the left-most window. We also can’t see donut but we can’t imagine it’s not out there if cupcake is. Yum. [via G+]
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Apple made a big splash when they removed it from the iPhone 7, but they aren’t the only manufacturer to do so. It was inevitable that Samsung would follow in Apple’s footsteps.
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In the Software Info section, you can see it is now called “Samsung Experience.” This is the same software that we have known as TouchWiz for a long time.
Samsung is apparently communicating that their initial Android Nougat release will begin with Android 7.1.1.
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more_vertGoogle app gets cleaner card layout
Google is cleaning up the flow of information in the Google app. Instead of all your news, updates, personal information, etc sitting in a long list of cards, they are now split off into 2 lists.
Verizon has responded to Samsung’s statement claiming it would be releasing an update to the Galaxy Note 7 which would render the device useless.
Making good on their word, a new update to Google Camera is rolling out and it appears to be a good first attempt at eliminating the Pixel camera’s excessive lens flares, aka the “Halo Effect.” Take a look at our before and afters.
more_vertNote 7 might have been too thin
For Samsung’s failed Galaxy Note 7, its downfall could have been that it was simply too thin. A group of engineers at Instrumental examined the Galaxy Note 7 to figure out why, exactly, they kept exploding.