It appears that a rather severe issue has sneaked into the official version of Android Oreo 8.1. Multiple users are reporting that the latest version of Google’s mobile OS has broken the multi-touch feature on their phones.
The fourth beta build of Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is now rolling out. Users who have signed up for the program can check if the update is available by going to Settings > Software Updates > Download Updates Manually.
Google announced today that Google Assistant will now be found on Android tablets for the first time. Slates running Android Nougat (7.0) and Android Marshmallow (6.0) will receive an update allowing users to access the feature. In addition, Android powered handsets running Android Lollipop (5.0) will be the recipient of an update that will add the virtual assistant. With Google Assistant, you can set timers and alarms, create lists that will appear on both your phone and tablet, get the latest weather, news, sports scores, stock prices, turn on or off smart appliances, and much more.
The Android version of popular web browser Opera has received a new update. The latest patch brings some neat changes, the most notable being a UI that has been redesigned to be more convenient for phones and tablets.
After the release of Android Oreo 8 for the Nokia 8, HMD Global is now hard at work on bringing the latest major version of Google’s mobile OS to the rest of its smartphone lineup. Today, HMD CPO Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter to announce that the mid-range Nokia 5 is the next phone to enter Android Oreo beta through the company’s Nokia Beta Labs program.
What’s more, Android 8.0 Oreo™ beta for #Nokia6 is coming soon! https://t.co/91uhqstnnm pic.twitter.com/0slgeNbfdC— …
If you love to customize your Android phone, you might be pleased to hear that several icon packs that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play. Typically, the price of these icon packs is $1 or more, but now it’s possible to download them free of charge.
This assortment should give you some ideas for your next custom home screen masterpiece, just make sure you pick a nice wallpaper to match. Keep in mind that the freebie period on some of these ends soon, so act swiftly!
You can get a preview of each icon pack in the gallery above. The …
We recently learned that Google Chrome for Android will soon get a tool for exporting passwords, and that HDR support is also coming further down the line, but there’s yet another cool feature that will soon hit Google’s popular browser and that’s custom download folders.