Gboard updated with sticker pack support, 40 new languages

The latest update for Gboard on Android brings support for 40 additional languages, including native input for Japanese, which, along with other non-Latin script languages, was up until now relegated to a separate input method. This update for Gboard rounds up the total number of supported languages to 120, Android Police reports.

But the latest Gboard update also brings native stickers support to Google’s virtual keyboard. Up until now, users had to have Google Allo installed on their devices, in order to be able to use stickers within Gboard, but this …


Best Black Friday deals: Samsung, LG, Target, Best Buy, Walmart, T-Mobile, and more (Updated 11/16)

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, meaning that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also nearing.
As usual, Black Friday is a festival of deals, and deals is what you’d get. In the following article, we will be showing you all the noteworthy deals of all the major carriers and online retailers that are worth noting.
Just remember – be civil and don’t get captivated by the whole shopping madness!
NOTE: This post will be updated with any noteworthy deals as Black Friday nears.

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Google Contacts for Android updated with action buttons, large contact photos, more

Google recently updated the Contacts app for Android devices with several improvements that are supposed to make it much easier to use.

There aren’t any new features added in the update except for the action buttons in the contacts, which will make it easier to call, text, and do other needed stuff.

The developers also announced that they have listened to user feedback and have decided to bring back the large contact photos. Furthermore, the latest version of Contacts will now allow users to merge all their duplicate contacts at once.

Also, you can …

Apple Clips on iPhone X updated with 360-degree selfie video recording, iCloud integration

As it stands, Apple Clips is sort of a middle ground between iOS’s automatic slideshow feature and the much more involved iMovie. The app was made with short videos in mind and offers users a wide variety of built-in image filters to toy around with, as well as the so-called Live Titles, which are basically animated (and optionally user-voiced) captions to go along with videos.

Clips launched back in March and now it’s getting its second big update in the form of iCloud integration and 360-degree selfies. Dubbed Selfie Scenes, the new feature makes use …

HMD confirms the camera app on Nokia smartphones will be updated

You might remember that HMD got its hands on the Lumia Camera UI design patent some months ago. At that time we hoped the Finnish company will bring it to some or all Nokia smartphones, and it looks like we weren’t wrong.

HMD’s Global Chief Product Manager Juho Sarvikas confirmed that his company plans to update the Camera app on all its Nokia smartphones in the near future. He also hinted that the update will include many of the features (if not all) that made the Lumia Camera UI so reliable.

Well, considering the current Camera app on HMD’s Nokia smartphones …

Google Assistant updated with loads of family-oriented activities in the US

Google Assistant is arguably the best personal digital assistant not just because it offers plenty of features and works well on just about any compatible platform, but also because Google improves it all the time.

The latest set of new features added to Google Assistant target families with children. Starting today, Google Assistant has more than 50 new games, activities, and stories especially designed for families with kids.

The new features are available on Android device and Google Home speaker in the United States. Here are a few examples of things …

Samsung Galaxy S8 units updated to Android 8.0 beta are now supporting updated Samsung Pay

Samsung’s Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8/S8+ is designed to allow owners of Sammy’s latest flagship models, to test the newest version of the Android open source operating system. The one new feature that Android users are looking forward to is the picture-in-picture capability that will allow the device owner to move an active video all around the screen. In addition, such a video can also be changed from portrait mode to landscape, and back again.

To allow Galaxy S8/S8+ users to do an exhaustive test of Android 8.0 on their phone, Samsung is updating the Samsung Pay app so that it …

T-Mobile 's Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are updated

The T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are each receiving an update. The latter is getting software version G950USQU1AQHD, while the Galaxy S8+ has software version G955USQU1AQHD on the way. The update includes IMS Roaming enhancements, and various system improvements. Because the updates are being sent out OTA, they might not all arrive at the same time. Be patient, and you will soon receive the latest software updates for Sammy’s latest flagship phones.

So you tell us that you haven’t yet received the latest update for your T-Mobile branded Galaxy S8 or Galaxy …

Android One Moto X4 launches on Project Fi, will be updated to Android P

Google today announced that it’s bringing Android One to the
US
– just as recently rumored. The very first Android One smartphone to be
released stateside is made by Motorola, and it’s none other than the Moto X4 (first
revealed at the end of August). The handset will be available on Project Fi, Google’s own
wireless service that relies on both Wi-Fi and LTE (thanks to partnerships with
T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular).

 

The “Android One Moto X4”, as Google is calling
it, is different from the handset that Motorola will be selling only when it
comes to software, as it’s got Android …

Apple Music gets updated with new social features, adds Google Assistant support on Android

A new update for Apple Music is rolling out across the iOS, Android, and desktop versions of the music streaming service. The main new feature in this update are “social profiles,” which allow users to share what they are listening to with friends.

As for Android users, the latest update for Apple Music brings a couple of nice surprises. The Android version of the app now sports a new home screen widget, while users running Android 7.1.1 Nougat and up will be pleased to hear that that support for shortcuts has been added, meaning that long-pressing the Apple Music …