Google confirms Nougat is Android 7.0 in statue unveiling video

When Google announced that Android N would officially be known as Android Nougat, we were all wondering what version number Nougat would get. Would it be Android 6.1? 7.0? We finally have the answer.In its new statue unveiling video, Google has confirmed that Android Nougat is, in fact, Android 7.0. See also: Android N gets an official name: ...

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Google formally announces Android 7.0 Nougat in a chipper little video

To kick off the formal naming of Android 7.0, Google has posted a video unveiling of the newest Android statue resting outside Google HQ. The search giant prefaced the unveiling with a callback to the name selection process which saw users pitching their picks for Android 7.0’s sugary name. See also: Android N gets an official name: Android ...

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Facebook’s new, more adaptive news feed shows you more of what you want

When you think about it, the amount of content churning through a given person’s Facebook news feed is truly a daunting torrent of information. The social giant has given its users the ability to filter and sort their feed a la “See First” and “Unfollow” capabilities, as well as the option whether or not to sort chronologically. However, ...

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Best Android security practices

Shutterstock Keeping your smartphone secure might not be the first thing on your mind when you pick up your new flagship from the store, but we keep an awful lot of personal information on our smartphones these days, so it’s best to be protected. Especially given recent scares about Android security code exploits and the number of online ...

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HTC launches closed beta for Sense 8 Home on non-HTC devices

HTC’s Sense is a fairly well-loved skin for the Android operating system. The only downside is that it has previously only been available on HTC devices. However, last week saw HTC rolling out email invitations to give Sense Home 8 a spin on their non-HTC smartphones. As of today, the beta is formally underway. Presumably once the beta is ...

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No Venue: Dell discontinues its Android tablets

If the modern mobile industry is a trinity of sorts, tablets would definitely be one of the pillars, along with smartphones and wearables. Much has been mentioned about the “oversized phone” market, but perhaps nothing as curious as its decline. Tablets were once set for explosive growth and prominence, yet in recent years have begun ...

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Alleged specs surface for HTC Nexus “Marlin”

We’ve heard rumors for a while that the next Nexus offering from HTC would be a pair of smartphones, not just a single delivery.  Last week we caught our first glimpse at the smaller of these two devices, the HTC “Sailfish.” Although word was in the water regarding its bigger brother the HTC “Marlin,” we didn’t have any specs to ...

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Google Search shakes things up with earthquake summaries

Earthquakes might not be a part of your daily life, but the US Geological Survey estimates that somewhere in the neighborhood of 500,000 earthquakes occur on planet Earth each year, and that nearly a fifth of these are strong enough to be appreciated by humans. Since this natural phenomenon (and occasional disaster) is such a common one, Google ...

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Google Keep will now automatically create topics for your notes

Google Keep‘s new feature will help you search notes much quicker.Google has just announced a new update for Google Keep that’s rolling out now on Android, iOS and the web. The note-taking app will now organize your notes by automatically creating topics like food, places, books, quotes and travel for easier searching.Here’s ...

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