While I wouldn’t classify this type of thing as “breaking news,” it is a fun little tidbit that wasn’t exactly broadcast by Google, and went completely unnoticed in the tear down we posted earlier today. Apparently, the Nexus 7 has the hidden ability to awake itself when a magnet is placed over the side of the device, then removed. A video was uploaded to YouTube today demonstrating the secret feature that will make the device even more easily accessible when paired with the official Nexus 7 “smart covers,” coming soon to Google Play. Have a look see.
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more_vertAllo due for release shortly?
We’re not sure what to make of this, but Allo is making some moves on Google Play. The app has started appearing in the New & Updated section of the Google Play Store, which could be a hint that a release is pretty close.
Some users have claimed that battery life has not improved with the release of Android Nougat. Now we want to know from you if you’ve been experiencing issues.
After digging through the code of the latest Pokemon Go update, someone was able to find references to new items, trading, Legendaries and more. These could some of the first changes we see in future updates.
Samsung has just updated its ‘Good Lock’ application to include support for the Galaxy Note 7 and its iris scanner. The update also includes numerous annoying bug fixes that were submitted by the community.
If this latest rumor is to be believed, Qualcomm will no longer support devices powered by the Snapdragon 800 or 801 processor, meaning devices with these processors will not receive Android Nougat.
more_vertChainfire warns about future of root
Chainfire is back at it again with his development chops. The man is creating a new app that serves one simple purpose: to allow root detection apps to run. The problem is even he isn’t convinced that it’s possibe to keep up down the line.
more_vertBest Android Apps Sept 2016
The beaches are getting less crowded. RV’s are being put back in storage. Back-to-school sales can be found in every store. It’s a sad time of year. The good news is we had a bunch of great new Android apps launch in the last month.
more_vertDEAL: Galaxy Note 7 Alternative
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is one of the Best Android Phones money can buy, but it’ll cost you a pretty penny – or more accurately, 90,000+ pretty pennies – to put one permanently in your pocket. But there are some great alternatives that won’t break the bank: here is one.
more_vertNew Nexus Sailfish renders appear
We’ve seen enough of HTC’s Nexus Sailfish by now to get a pretty clear idea of what to expect in terms of looks. Still, new renders will always get us perky in the morning hours, and that’s exactly what we get today thanks to a new leak through Weibo.
more_vertAnother Galaxy Note 7 explodes
It’s been one week since a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded and already we have a copycat performance. Not much is known about this particular incident at the time, though the belief, once again, is that the device was charged using third-party equipment.