Android

HTC stock suspension adds fuel to Google acquisition rumors

HTC stock suspension adds fuel to Google acquisition rumors

HTC is to suspend trading of its stock on the TWSE tomorrow, ahead of what it says will be the release of “material information” pertaining to its business. The news was reported earlier by the FT.  The move has spiked speculation about a potential sale of HTC’s mobile division, with the Taiwanese device maker struggling […]

Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

Google today announced that the Android One Moto X4 is now available for pre-order on its Project Fi page. Like other Android One phones, the mid-range Moto X4, comes with a pure version of Android without any bloatware. This marks the first time an Android One phone is available on Project Fi, Google’s own virtual […]

Essential Phone will get Android Oreo update ‘soon’

Essential Phone will get Android Oreo update ‘soon’

Essential is bringing the latest version of Android to its first smartphone, the aptly named “Phone.” The Android 8.0 release is already available for Google’s own flagship Pixel hardware, but Essential has previously talked about how it will endeavor to follow Google quickly when it comes to major software updates. The Andy Rubin-founded startup said […]

Google is testing a data-friendly version of its Search app

Google is testing a data-friendly version of its Search app

Google might soon release a data-friendly version of its search app for mobile. That’s because the company is currently piloting such an app in Indonesia, as the eagle-eyed team at Android Police first spotted. “Search Lite” — which TechCrunch understands is not the name of the app, but it is certainly an accurate description of […]

As Android O debuts, Marshmallow still commands about a third of devices

As Android O debuts, Marshmallow still commands about a third of devices

The arrival of a new Android version isn’t nearly as rare as a total solar eclipse, but Google’s hoping the solar system will share the spotlight as it takes the wraps off its latest mobile operating system. Among other things, Android O will likely be getting an official release date and alphabetic dessert name, with “Oreo” […]

Meet Android Oreo’s all-new emoji

Meet Android Oreo’s all-new emoji

The newest version of Android (Oreo, officially) doesn’t bring a ton of new stuff to the mobile operating system, but it does overhaul something near and dear to most smartphone user’s hearts: Emoji. Google has done away with its “blob” style smileys in favor of more traditional-looking (I guess?) smileys, and emoji that in general […]

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