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Android 11 8T Arrives

  OnePlus has announced a new phone, right on time. Since this is autumn, it’s time for the Chinese OEM’s latest T-series phone release, which this year takes the form of the OnePlus 8T. This phone has been rumored for weeks, and the final device itself doesn’t pack any major …

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Huawei Ditching Android

  Huawei became a smartphone heavyweight on the strength of Google’s Android platform, but the day may be coming when Huawei leaves Android behind. As US trade restrictions continue to squeeze the firm, Huawei has announced HarmonyOS 2.0. The latest version of its in-house operating system has support for phones, …

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Android Apps On Windows PC

  Android’s application ecosystem has proven to be versatile and developer-friendly after a bit of a slow start. You are free to develop an app for Android and publish it to the Play Store with Google’s restrictions, or you can distribute it yourself outside the Play Store. This has led …

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Microsoft’s Duo Launches

  Microsoft has tried to make smartphones on several occasions — it even purchased Nokia’s Lumia mobile division in 2014. Despite that, Windows Phone succumbed to the market pressures of Android and iOS. Well, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Microsoft’s first Android phone is now available for pre-order, …

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Android’s Fastest Ever

Google Says Android 10’s Adoption Rate Is the Fastest Ever Complains about Android system updates are almost as old as Android itself. Google’s early decisions made it very difficult to get devices updated with the latest features and patches, which has haunted the platform for years as the dreaded F-word. …

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Android 11’s Launch Date

Google Might Have Accidentally Revealed Android 11’s Launch Date The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many businesses into disarray, and Google has been particularly hard hit. It had to delay the Pixel 4a launch, and it’s not even certain that phone will come out at all. Google also canceled its I/O …

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This Week in Apps

App Store outrage, WWDC20 prep, Android subscriptions change Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion …

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Stadia on Android

Stadia Now Works on Android Phones Even Without a Controller Google launched its Stadia cloud gaming service late last year, but access was heavily restricted. You could only join Stadia by purchasing a controller bundle, and it didn’t even work on most phones. Little by little, Google has opened Stadia …

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Android Phone Crash

Using the Wrong Wallpaper Can Crash an Android Phone Modern smartphones are incredibly complex, with the ability to display a huge range of content and to navigate a complex set of color gamuts, file formats, and media types. Occasionally, however, some of those capabilities interact with each other in unanticipated …

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Amazon FreeTime comes to Android phones and tablets

Amazon’s FreeTime service, which includes access to curated kid-friendly content and various parental controls, is now arriving on Android devices with the launch of a new FreeTime Android app. The app offers parents a similar set of parental controls as those found on Amazon’s Fire tablet devices, as well as a handpicked …

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