(Update: You sort of can now) You can't really customize Google Pixel 2/2 XL's squeezable edge

Update: And just like that, a workaround has been discovered! Truly, the ways of the Android tweakers are mysterious. You can now remap the Pixels’ Active Edge with this neat little app dubbed Button Mapper. After you install it and grant the required accessibility service, all you need to do is follow the instructions and you will be pretty much set. 
One of the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2’s key features that got lifted straight from HTC U11 is the Active Edge frame which allows you to firmly squeeze the device in order to launch the Google …


Microsoft Edge Preview app now available for Android users from the Google Play Store

It was exactly one week ago today when we told you that Microsoft Edge for iOS was made official with 10,000 users allowed to sign up for a beta through TestFlight. We also told you that the Android version of the app would be coming soon. Starting today, the Android version of the Microsoft Edge browser is available without restrictions from the Google Play Store. Because Microsoft wants to use the rendering engine that works best for the platform, the Edge app for Android will employ Google’s Blink instead of Microsoft’s EdgeHTML.

The Microsoft Edge app for Android is available globally, …

Microsoft removes restrictions, opens up Edge for iOS Preview to everyone

On Thursday, we told you that Microsoft was going to make its Edge browser available to iOS and Android users. While the Android Preview version is coming soon, the iOS Preview version was available only for Windows Insiders. The latter is Microsoft’s beta testing community. You’ll note that we used the past tense. That is because Microsoft has made a change and has now opened up the preview so that it can be installed by all iOS users.

A tweet from Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore disseminated on Friday evening revealed the change. To apply for access to the Edge for iOS Preview, you should simply …

Microsoft Edge on iOS is official and available for testing now, Android version coming soon

If you read yesterday’s rumor that Microsoft will be launching its Edge browser on iOS and Android soon and dismissed it as a pipe dream, we have some bad news for you: it’s now official. In a semi-surprising announcement, Microsoft confirmed that a version of its current web browser is available for immediate testing on iOS, with an Android version coming “soon”

And while it basically proves we’re living in an alternate, doomed timeline, the new(ish) browser looks like it has a cool idea or two baked inside. First and foremost is the “Continue on PC” …

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge each receive a software update

If you’re a Verizon customer who owns the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, please give us your attention for brief moment. We are happy to inform you that a software update is coming your way. Want more specifics? We thought that you might. The update for the Galaxy S7 carries a software version number of NRD90M.G930VVRU4BQH4, while the update for the Galaxy S7 edge is indicated by the software version of NRD90M.G935VVRU4BQH4.

The update features the Android security patch for August, and also improves the quality of Wi-Fi calling. It will stop Wi-Fi calls from getting dropped …

Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge may soon get Galaxy Note 8's new UI

Launched more than a year ago as Samsung’s flagships for the first half of 2016, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have already been updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. Along with the new OS update, both smartphones receive a newer version of TouchWiz known as Grace UX.

However, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8 come with different UIs, which are not available on the last year’s flagships. Samsung Experience 8.1 made its debut on the Galaxy S8 and was later improved to version 8.5 when the Note 8 was released on the market.

While other Samsung smartphones have been updated …

Beta app update brings customizable per-app actions to HTC U11's squeezable Edge Sense

Hey, got an HTC U11? If so, then you’ll likely be delighted to know that HTC is finally opening up the slightly-gimmicky Edge Sense feature to owners of the U11. In case you haven’t used this feature, physically squeezing the frame of the device allows you to quickly launch the camera app, squeeze to take a screenshot, toggle the flashlight, or open the app of your choice.
Thanks to a recent beta update to the Edge Sense app that manages the squeezy feature, owners of the HTC U11 are allowed to customize it to their heartfelt content. Users are now allowed …

AT&T update for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge brings latest Android security patch

AT&T is rolling out a new software upgrade for four Samsung smartphones. Owners of the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge will be happy to know that their devices will get the latest Android security patch after updating.

For the S7 and S7 Edge, the update weighs in at 41.6 MB and bumps the software version to G930AUCS4BQH1 and G935AUCS4BQH1, respectively. Note 4 owners should get a 28.3MB patch with version N910AUCS2EQH1, while those who possess a Note Edge are to expect a 22.2MB file with version N915AUCS2DQH1. 
The …

Google Pixel 2 visits the FCC with Android 8.0.1, Active Edge and SD-835 on board

The Google Pixel 2 has been certified by the FCC. Based on documentation found on the FCC website, it appears that the Pixel 2 will once again be built by HTC. The latter has its name all over the FCC filing. The paperwork also reveals that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will have a feature similar to the Edge Sense that is used on the HTC U11. With this feature, users can squeeze both sides of the phone together to open apps, control certain functions (like snap a picture, for example) and more. The FCC leak indicates that on the Pixel, this will be known as “Active Edge.”

Based on some leaked …

Deal: Get a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge for just $192 (on Verizon or Sprint)

Best Buy today has a pretty awesome deal for anyone looking to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge on Verizon or Sprint. The retailer lets you pay just $7.99 per month for an S7 edge, if you’re activating it with a monthly installment plan on any of the two carriers.

Over 24 months, you’ll be paying a total of $192 for the Galaxy S7 edge – that’s certainly a great price for an ex-flagship smartphone that still offers high-end features, and otherwise would cost around $500.

This deal is valid only today, August 11, at ends at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, so …