How to enable the Pixel Visual Core for HDR+ with Android 8.1 installed on Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

The recently launched Android 8.1 Developer Preview (Beta) 2 allows Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users to get some idea of what the Pixel Visual Core co-processor can do with your photos in conjunction with third party apps. Like a hidden monster from a scary movie, the co-processor has been hiding in wait, looking for the right time to pounce on the unsuspecting victims. In this case, the installation of Android 8.1 will allow you to enable the feature if you follow the proper instructions to enable it.

To turn on the Pixel Visual Core co-processor (assuming that you do have Android 8.1 developer …


The Pixel 2 camera app can be installed on your Nexus or OG Pixel phones

Earlier today, we showed you how to install the Pixel 2 launcher on certain Android phones. Now, it’s the Pixel 2 camera app that can be downloaded on your Nexus or OG Pixel handsets. Keep in mind that some of the features won’t work on anything but the Pixel 2 and Google Clips.We are talking about Motion Photos (similar to Apple’s Live Photos) and the AR stickers. In plain English we are talking about the differences between the 4.4 build of Google Camera now available in the Play Store, and version 5.1 that you can install using an APK. (There also is a version 5.0 that does include Motion Photos …

During the second quarter of 2017, the Apple iPhone had the largest installed base in China


Even though Apple has lost momentum in China, the iPhone still has the largest installed base of any smartphone in the country. According to the Korea International Trade Association, 171 million iPhone handsets were in use in China during the second quarter of this year. That was followed by the 132 million Huawei branded smartphones owned by Chinese consumers during the same time period. Oppo was third with an installed base of 124 million units. With 108 million units in use, Vivo finished fourth. Rounding out the top six were Xiaomi and Samsung with Q2 installed bases in China of 68 million …

Despite receipt of Bluetooth 5 certification, HTC U11 won't run new features until Android O is installed

The HTC U11 has received its Bluetooth 5.0 certification from the Bluetooth SIG. But that doesn’t mean that the phone’s new Bluetooth capabilities are now available. The new features won’t be completely offered to users until the next build of Android, Android O, is actually installed on the handset later this year. The new version of Bluetooth will allow data to be transmitted at speeds twice as fast as presently available, and transmission distance will increase by a factor of four. The amount of information and data sent in each broadcast will increase by as much as eight times the current number.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to feature Infinity Display, will launch with Android 7.1.1 installed?


Last week, we showed you a video that allegedly revealed the large front panel belonging to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Today, a new report out of the Netherlands suggests that the phablet’s 6.3-inch screen will have the same edge-to-edge Infinity Display as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. That means that the larger screen on the Galaxy Note 8 will keep the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio found on Sammy’s latest flagship models. That is considered a better ratio for watching videos than the 16:9 aspect ratio found on Samsung’s 2016 high-end models, including the twice-recalled Samsung …

Which Samsung handset makes up the largest percentage of Sammy's installed base in the U.S.?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ have a good chance to become the most popular Samsung smartphones of all time. With that gorgeous Infinity Display, the thin bezels and new features, the soon-to-launch flagship models are heartbreakers to be sure. But which of the previously released Samsung handsets is the company’s most popular phone in the states? Had the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 not been pulled off the market for its propensity to explode, the phablet might have been the answer to the question we just posed.

So which Samsung phone takes home the prize for being the most popular …

Android Mobile APK in Your PC or Mac

BlueStacks App Player for Mac is a great tool for allowing you to run your favorite mobile apps/games in full screen in your browser using a Mac.

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Bluestacks is an American tech company that produces the BlueStacks App Player and other cloud-based cross-platform products. The BlueStacks App Player is designed to enable Android applications to run on Windows PCs and Macintosh computers.

BlueStacks App Player for Mac Key Features
•Fully customizable environment.
•Support for multiple OS configurations.
•Google Play integration.

Once installed, BlueStacks App Player for Mac can be configured to work with your choice of popular social media platforms i.e. Facebook or Twitter. As the environment runs Android apps, you can configure BlueStacks App Player for Mac to work with your Google Play account, so you can access all your favourtite apps and games!

The user interface of BlueStacks App Player for Mac can be totally configured to suit your needs. Additionally, it is capable of integrating with the custom software experiences which are designed and developed by Apple.

You can enjoy a full Android environment through BlueStacks App Player for Mac, or if you choose, you can just install Android app icons directly onto the Mac desktop.

BlueStacks App Player for Mac supports multiple languages.

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