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Samsung is kicking off the week with a software treat for Galaxy S10 owners—the Android 10 beta is now available to download, with Samsung's retooled One UI in tow. This means anyone who owns a Galaxy 10 series smartphone can start playing around with Android 10 ahead of its official release on Samsung phones sometime later (Google already launched a shipping version of Android 10 on September 3). This is not a total surprise. Samsung recently revealed plans to release a beta build, saying it will initially be available on the Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10e. Samsung's announcement focuses on Galaxy S10 owners in the US, though it's reported to also be available in Germany and... Read more...
Last month, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 7T, which was a slightly refreshed version of the OnePlus 7 that debuted earlier this year. At the time, there was no sign of the rumored OnePlus 7T Pro, even though we had seen images and benchmarks of the device. Today, the OnePlus 7T Pro has been officially revealed, and it is pretty much what we were all expecting. The OnePlus 7T Pro continues to impress with its gorgeous 6.67-inch (3120x1440) 90Hz notch-less display. Also making a return is the pop-up selfie camera, which is missing from the OnePlus 7T, along with a vertically-arranged triple-camera setup on the back. OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition What's new is on the inside, including Qualcomm's... Read more...
When it comes to adopting the latest iterations of Google’s Android operating system, Samsung is usually one of the last major OEMs to jump on the bandwagon with its devices. While companies like Sony and OnePlus enter the fray early in beta gestation period for Android releases, Samsung is keen on taking a wait and see approach. With that being said, Samsung is now making its intentions known when it comes to releasing Android 10 to its customers. Google released the initial shipping version of Android 10 on September 3rd, but Samsung says that its very first beta is “coming soon”. At least initially, the beta will be available to the following devices: Galaxy S10e... Read more...
With Android 10, Google rolled out its own new gesture navigation, and while it's not perfect, it wants all OEMs to use it. Google is going as far as to require OEMs to hide their own gesture navigation systems from the setup wizard. The tip on this change comes in the latest version of the Google Mobile Services (GMS) agreement. One of the sections of that document outlines gesture systems specifically. Any device using GMS that launches on Android 10 will need to ship out of the box with either the classic three-button Android layout or Android 10 gestures. If the device ships with gestures by default, the three-button setup has to be an optional setting. While the updated GMS allows them to... Read more...
We're barely a week removed from the launch of the OnePlus 7T and we're already hearing word of that device's successor. In fact, we have actually have renders of what the device will potentially look like thanks to a well-known gadget leaker. The latest renders come courtesy of OnLeaks, which claims to have inside information on what the OnePlus 8 will look when it is released next year. The device actually looks largely like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but without the over-the-top pop-up selfie cameras. Likely in a move to reduce complexity (and potentially reclaim some internal space), the OnePlus 8 will allegedly instead feature a hole punch cutout in the top left-hand corner of... Read more...
Google has launched another (Go edition) version of Android for entry-level smartphones, built on top of Android 10. It's the second release of a (Go edition) build, and is "faster and more secure" than the previous release that was built on top of Android 9 Pie, Google claims. Part of that claim is tied to a new encryption scheme. Android (Go edition) is not an entirely separate OS—it's a platform designed for smartphones with 1.5GB of memory or less. It features optimizations tailored for lower end handsets to ensure a "high quality" experience without necessitating burlier (and more expensive) hardware. This is part of an broader effort to make lower cost handsets feasible. "In the last... Read more...
Android 10 was released on September 3rd and has slowly been released to a handful of devices. Now OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 users can download Android 10 too. OnePlus just released their OxygenOS 10.0 based on Android 10 and it comes with all the latest feature updates on under the hood. OnePlus’ OxygenOS 10.0 features a new UI design and more control over location permissions, a greater variety of customization options, and refreshed gaming experience. Users will be able to customize the clock style, fingerprint animation, and wallpaper on their lock screen and choose from three preset display themes. You will also be able to learn information about your music, calendar, or local... Read more...
We finally have a reveal date for the next-generation flagship smartphone from OnePlus. The company confirmed this morning that its OnePlus 7T Series of smartphones will debut on September 26th, which is a little over a week away from today. Unfortunately, the invite that OnePlus sent out to the press is very light on details, other than to reference the return of the 90Hz display that debuted on the OnePlus 7 Pro earlier this year (read the HotHardware review here). However, we're nearly certain that the OnePlus 7T Pro will be powered by the potent Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor that is targeted at gaming phones. According to a recent leak regarding the OnePlus 7T Series, the OnePlus... Read more...
In the infinite wisdom of Facebook, the world's largest social network felt it necessary to put a call out to Android and iOS users—practically every person with a mobile phone—to pay attention to new location controls being rolled out to their devices from Google and Apple, respectively, because simply put, "Facebook is better with location" tracking. The rather blunt blog post by Facebook explains some of the ways users might benefit when allowing Facebook to track their location, including the background when not actively using the Facebook application. "It powers features like check-ins and makes planning events easier. It helps improve ads and keep you and the Facebook community... Read more...
It appears that the rumors swirling around the web yesterday were correct: Android 10 has just been released today for Google's first-party Pixel smartphones (Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a families). This latest version of Google's mobile operating system was previously known as Android Q, and we were expecting it to be named after so sweet delicious treat like its predecessors. However, Google confirmed late last month that it was simply going with the Android 10 nomenclature. Android 10 isn't exactly a huge rethink of the most popular operating system in the world, but it does bring with it a wealth of improvements and refinements that make it easier to live with on a daily basis.... Read more...
OnePlus has made a name for itself for its steadfast mission to deliver flagship smartphones to customers with value pricing. The most recent example of this is the OnePlus 7 Pro, which offers Snapdragon 855 muscle and a notch-less display for hundreds less than the competition from Apple and Samsung. One other “plus” of going with OnePlus has been the company's close relationship with Google in getting users quick access to Android updates -- that even extends to beta versions of Android Q (now officially called Android 10). OnePlus just announced today that its OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones are getting the Android 10 Developer Preview 5, which was released a few weeks... Read more...
We're getting closer to the launch of Google's Pixel 4 family of flagship Android 10 smartphones, which means that the leaks are starting to pick up the pace as well. This time around, we're getting an alleged look at the Pixel 4 in the real world thanks to a couple of photos that have leaked. In keeping with the renders that Google itself provided a few months ago, it appears that the back of the device no longer has a two-tone look (which has been a Pixel design hallmark) and instead goes with a monochromatic (glossy black) finish. We also get a look at the raised camera pod on the back, but most of the details here are obscured due to a piece of tape placed over it. Moving along... Read more...
You can forget about the next version of Android being called queijadinha, qurabiya, queen of puddings, or any other dessert that begins the letter "Q." As part of a more inclusive rebranding effort, Google is moving away from the traditional dessert-themed naming scheme, and calling the next major build of its mobile operating system simply Android 10. Well, it was fun while it lasted. Perhaps the most memorably build up to this point, in terms of the name, was KitKat. Google partnered with Nestle for the tie-in to Android, and in doing so, it made the guessing game all the more fun for ever subsequent build of Android—would the name be an actual dessert, or a candy brand? "As we continue... Read more...