Jan 26th - Google is launching a new app called Bulletin that’s centered around communities submitting hyperlocal stories. You can request early access by visiting the official page linked in the post.
Jan 26th - Android Oreo’s picture-in-picture feature is great for video apps, but it’s downright annoying on Google Maps. Don’t worry, turning off this feature in Maps is easy, you just need to know where to look. Here’s how you do it.
Jan 25th - Some users claim you can bypass the lockscreen on the Amazon Prime Exclusive Moto G5 Plus by tapping an ad. Turns out it may have been a false alarm. Here’s what really happened.
Jan 25th - The Google Play Store is testing a new menu item called “My subscriptions.” It’s a quick and easy way to check the status of your subscriptions, even if you don’t have any.
Jan 25th - Google Pay is now showing up in the Pixel 2 XL’s Tap-to-pay settings. There’s still no app to download and everything else is normal, so this could be leading up to some sort of rollout?
Jan 25th - Instagram has introduced another new treat in the form of animated GIF stickers for Stories. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a photo or a video, they work just like a regular sticker and come to us courtesy of Giphy.
Jan 25th - Beta testers for the Oreo update on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are receiving a notification letting them know the beta will conclude on January 26th.
Jan 24th - JDI has developed transparent fingerprint sensors. This could be another option for manufactures to keep the sensor on the front of the phone, but still have bezel-less displays.
Jan 24th - Android Messages is adding a new Smart Reply feature you’ve probably seen inside apps like Gmail or Allo. Unfortunately this is exclusive to Project Fi customers at the moment, so the rest of us will have to wait.
Jan 24th - A device said to be the Samsung Galaxy S9 has shown up in a video posted to Chinese social networks. It’s not yet known if the device in question is legit but you can be the judge.
Jan 23rd - A puzzling statement from Honor PR makes it sound like the Honor 8 will only receive some EMUI features but not all of them, raising questions about an update to Android Oreo.
Jan 23rd - Verizon is offering up one helluva buy-one-get-one-free deal today. For a limited time, you can buy a Pixel 2/2 XL, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30, or Moto Z2 Force and receive a second one for free.
Jan 23rd - The Red Hydrogen One will arrive on at least one US carrier this summer, according to company execs. Updated hardware specs detailed.
Jan 23rd - Samsung’s website was updated with new information on the company’s ISOCELL camera sensors capable of shooting 430fps in Full HD 1080p.
Jan 22nd - XDA Developers is reporting that Android Oreo for the Axon 7 is getting ready to roll out in April and appears to resemble stock Android much closer than its former MiFavor-like UI.