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Motorola to release Android 8.0 update for Moto G4 (after saying it would… then wouldn’t)

Motorola recently unveiled a list spelling out which of its phones would be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo soon, and some folks quickly noticed a glaring omission. When Motorola introduced the Moto G4 and G4 Plus last year, the company promised it would eventually receive updates to Android N and then Android O. But it […]

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Load custom themes on Android 8.0 without root (thanks to Substratum & Andromeda add-on)

Android has a long history of offering a more customizable user interface than iOS. You can choose which apps appear on your home screen, place widgets on the home screen, and even change the items that appear in your Quick Settings panel. But if you have a rooted device running Android 6.0 or later, there’s […]

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Android O could be coming the week of August 21st

Google could launch the next version of Android by the end of the month. First unveiled with the launch of a developer preview in March, Android O brings improvements to power management, notifications, and multitasking, among other things. Now Android Police blogger David Ruddock and tech news leak specialist Evan Blass are both reporting that […]

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Android O imminent after Google releases Dev Preview 4

Eager to get your hands on Android O, but not so excited about flashing a beta OS on your devices? You may not have to wait much longer for the next major Android release to drop. It could be happening in just a couple of weeks. Google announced today on the Android Developers blog that […]

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Google release Android O Developer Preview 3 with final APIs

Google Android O is coming soon, and developers now have access to the final versions of the APIs needed to developer for the latest version of Google’s operating system. Android O Developer Preview 3 is rolling out to members of the Android Beta Program starting today. Update: Oh, and it looks like we have a […]

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Switch Access in Google Android O lets you control phones from a physical switch

Google is bringing some accessibility improvements to the next version of Android, including updates to the Talkback screen reader such as new gestures and volume settings, and new APIs. There’s a Select to Speak feature which can read whole web pages aloud, or just allow you to scroll your finger over the display to choose […]

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Google Pixel Launcher from Android O DP2 ported to run on Android 6.0 or later

Google Android O Developer Preview 2 (or beta 1) is now available for recent Nexus and Pixel devices, but it’s not just the operating system that’s getting an overhaul. Google is also working on light-weight versions of some of its core apps to run on the Android Go version of the operating system, which is […]

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Google unveils Android Go: optimized for entry-level smartphones

Google has been working with smartphone makers over the past few years to offer entry-level devices with decent performance and updates delivered straight from Google. The initiative is called Android One… and it’s been a bit of a mixed bag, since Android One phones have had to compete with cheap phones that aren’t part of the program. […]

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Smart text selection might be one of Android O’s best features

Google’s Android O update is coming later this year, but you can sign up to join the public beta program today. Google already outlined some of the key new features earlier this year, but at the Google I/O developer conference the company is giving us a better look at some of the changes coming to […]