Alright, now it’s getting good. After a few days of Google uploading Nexus 7 tutorials on their YouTube channel detailing even the most mundane tasks, we’re now getting to Jelly Bean features. More like a commercial than an actual tutorial, the creepy dead-hand is back and in their latest video, Google highlights a few features found on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that separate it from some of Google’s previous desserts. There was 3 main features shown off this time around: face unlock with blink security, Google now, Google Play widgets and enhanced notifications. Nothing new for us veterans, but once again, you can forward this video to some of your less tech savvy friends and family to help them in their Jelly Bean journey.
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If you’re a parent wanting to keep your smartphone-using kids safe, there’s an Android app which will limit what apps they can use on the phone, track their location history and even block specific phone numbers from calling or texting the device.
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Simply, as the name implies, is a dead simple “app” for Facebook. It’s a Chrome custom tab for Facebook. That means it uses the power of Chrome, but it doesn’t get lost in the mix of the Chrome browser.
T-Mobile Tuesdays has been off to a rough start ever since it was announced, after another disappointing week, it may be time to pull the plug or change the process.
Rumors of HTC building not one, but two Nexus devices for Google this year are starting to sound a little more real. After learning possible codenames, specs for the 5-inch HTC Nexus have allegedly leaked.
OnePlus is working is releasing an update for the onePlsu 3 which will improve the color accuracy of the display and tweak the phone’s RAM management. For now, the update is only heading to review units, but OnePlus will be releasing it to consumers “a bit later on.”
You feel OnePlus cut corners with the OnePlus 3? Carl Pei doesn’t like that, and — in my opinion — he’s got every right to be upset.
The OnePlus 3 is officially available and shipping to customers. Whether you’re new or a veteran Android user, you’ll want to check out our list of 15 things every OnePlus 3 owner should do. Something we missed? Leave your suggestions in the post.
Evan Blass (@evleaks) took to Twitter to “confirm” some of the Galaxy Note 7’s supposed features and specs, including the decision to skip the “Note 6” moniker in favor of the “Note 7.”
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The folks over at Trend Micro have recently discovered a new mobile malware that targets Android devices. The malware is called “Godless,” and it can infect nearly 90% of Android devices.
If you were waiting for the HTC-build Nexus phones this fall, you might want to wait a bit longer. A new rumor claims that we may see a Google-built smartphone by the end of 2016.