Android Wear 2.9 update for the phone app to roll out within days

According to the Android Wear support page, Google is now ready to send out Android Wear 2.9. The update will start rolling out in a few days. Keep in mind that this is not an OTA update for an Android Wear powered timepiece. Instead, this update is for the Android Wear app that is installed on the phone. The update includes a new notification complication that allows you to view previews of your messages. Another change adds “improved glanceability in notification cards with longer titles.”

In addition, a dot will be found by default at the bottom of a watch face to indicate an unread notification. …

Sprint to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo for HTC U11 on January 22

The unlocked HTC U11 has already been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo last year, but only in the United States. About two weeks ago HTC confirmed the roll-out began in the EMEA region, but carrier-branded devices will probably have to wait a bit longer.

If you’ve bought your HTC U11 from Sprint, you’ll be pleased to know the carrier will start rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update on January 22. Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management has just announced customers who own the Sprint HTC 11 devices should start seeing the update on Monday.

Sprint HTC u11 owners! Appreciate your patience, …

Huawei to roll out EMUI 8.0 based on Oreo to Honor 8 Pro, Honor 8 Lite, Honor 9i and Honor 7X

Huawei has just announced the launch of its new EMUI 8.0 user interface, which is based on Android Oreo. The new UI already comes pre-loaded on the Honor View 10 and the upcoming Honor 9 Lite.

However, a handful of other smartphones will receive EMUI 8.0 via OTA update, including the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 8 Lite, Honor 9i, and Honor 7X, Huawei recently confirmed.

Huawei has decided to jump from EMUI 5.1 to 8.0 to avoid any confusions related to the version of Android which is based upon. EMUI 8.0 brings lots of new features and improvements in addition to what’s …

Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta program ends January 15th, public update could roll by end of January

Samsung rolled out the first Android 8.0 Oreo update public beta for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in early November, and it’s now been two months since it’s been beta-testing the update. The company now says it will close access to the public beta program today, on January 5th (it’s your last chance to sign up), as the beta testing will officially end on January 15th.
This means one thing: Samsung is done testing and it is preparing to officially release the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the public soon, and as we’ve heard in previous reports this could even happen by the end …

Nude is a new iPhone app that automatically finds your nudes and hides them from the camera roll

Nude is an app that… well, hides your nudes from the camera roll, deletes them from iCloud and moves them into the password-protected app. Simple, right? What’s new and exciting is that this app does not require you to do anything: it uses AI to analyze your photos (on your phone, it does not send your photos online), and then when it finds nudes it will automatically remove those from the camera roll.
Unfortunately, this trick does not work with videos yet, so you’d have to take care to protect them from curious eyes yourselves.
If …

Motorola decides to roll out Android Wear 2.0 for Moto 360 Sport

Motorola has just announced that one of its smartwatches, the Moto 360 Sport will finally receive the long-awaited Android Wear 2.0 update. After updating the second-generation Moto 360 back in May, Motorola backtrack on its plans to leave the Moto 360 Sport without the update.

Unfortunately, the Moto 360 Sport did not sell well at all, which forced Motorola to pull the smartwatch from Google Play Store. That’s the main reason Android Wear 2.0 was delayed until now, and probably why Motorola was considering not offering the update at all.

Today, the US-based …

A new Google Now design begins to roll out to some Pixel phones

Android has been widely praised and preferred for the customizability of its looks. Nonetheless, there has been a fair share of smartphone users, especially those on the ‘other side’ (e.g. iOS users), who have argued that iOS still provides better and smoother visual experiences, albeit with limited options for custom-tweaking the UI. In this spirit, Google has seemingly kicked off an update to Google Now’s looks that certainly adds to the feature’s visual appeal and makes the screen look more like an extension to your home screen, rather than a whole new app window.

The update has started …

Do a Barrel Roll! Capcom releases shoot 'em up arcade classic "1942" for Android and iOS

Japanese video game developer Capcom riding a wave of nosalgia back to your smartphone screens. The company that brought us multi-million-selling franchises like Street Fighter and Mega Man has just released a mobile adaptation of another popular title from the 80’s – 1942.

For those unfamiliar with the game, 1942 is a vertical scrolling aerial shooter that takes place in the Pacific theater of World War II. Players control a plane called the “Super Ace”, and their end goal is to reach Tokyo and lay waste to the entire Japanese air fleet.

The game is …

Accidental Google alpha roll out adds Google Assistant to some non-Pixel phones

An alpha version of the Google app (version 6.13) has been accidentally making the rounds. Some of those who have been able to sideload the update on their Android phone have discovered that a surprising new feature has been added to their device, mainly Google Assistant. The more conversational version of Google Now is currently offered on the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL handsets, and is available through the Google Allo messaging app. If you have the opportunity to install the alpha on your phone, keep in mind that not everyone who loads it will receive Google Assistant. In addition, it …

JetBlue completes its roll out of Fly-Fi, with free high speed WiFi on all planes

jetblue JetBlue today announced that it has officially completed its fleet-wide rollout of Fly-Fi, bringing free wireless internet to all of its planes. The carrier first introduced to the service in late 2013, bringing speeds of around 12 to 15Mbps – far surprising the wireless offerings available on other domestic flights at the time. Along with installation on all of its planes, JetBlue has… Read More

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