Honor 8 smartphone to get Android 7.0 update in February

Huawei’s Honor 8 smartphone offers a lot of bang for the buck. Priced at $399 (and often on sale for far less), the phone features a a 5.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a speedy Kirin 950 processor, 4GB of RAM, and at least 32GB of storage. It has dual rear cameras, and the […]

General Mobile GM 5 is the first Android One phone to ship with Nougat

Smartphone maker General Mobile has unveiled a new phone with a 5 inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and dual SIM support. It’s called the General Mobile GM 5 and it’s the first Android One smartphone that will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat software. Also, apparently Android […]

Google Assistant works with most Android 7.0 devices (unofficially)

Google’s new Pixel smartphones will be the first devices to ship with Android 7.1 Nougat, but they’ll also have a few exclusive features that aren’t available for any other phones, at least not at launch… and at least not officially. For example, the Pixel phones will have the Pixel Launcher, a new Pixel Camera app, […]

View multiple instances of the same Android app with Parallel Windows for Nougat

Google Android 7.0 introduces multi-window support, allowing you to see two or more apps on a screen at once. But what if you want to see the same app twice? Parallel Windows for Nougat lets you do that. This free Android app allows you to open two instances of the same app and view them […]

Enable freeform windows in Android 7.0 (without root or ADB)

Google Android 7.0 is the first version of Google’s mobile operating system to feature native multi-window support. That means you can view more than one app at a time thanks to a split-screen mode that’s enabled by default. But Android 7.0 also includes support for a freeform window mode that lets you view more than […]

Android 7.0 includes a hidden navigation bar customizing tool (partially functional)

Google Android 7.0 has updated notification and quick settings features, support for viewing multiple apps at the same time, and many other new features. But one change Google didn’t announce? The ability to customize the navigation bar on the bottom of your screen — you know, the space where the home, back, and recents buttons […]

Google Android 7.0 source and Nexus factory images released

Google started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to folks with recent Nexus devices yesterday. Now the company has made factory images, OTA images, and binaries available for those devices. The source code for Android 7.0 is also being uploaded. In plain English, that means if you’ve got a supported device you can download and install […]