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How to Block Annoying Spam Calls and Texts In Android Nougat

How to Block Annoying Spam Calls and Texts In Android Nougat

Android wants to keep you and spammy callers as far away from each other as possible. When you block a number in Android’s settings, it’s blocked for all apps on your phone forever and without having

A brief history of Android releases (podcast)

Join us as we take a trip back in time and recap some of the major features that came with Android releases. Strap in, there's a decade's worth of goodies.
Fairphone 2 the only Snapdragon 801 phone to get Android Nougat

Fairphone 2 the only Snapdragon 801 phone to get Android Nougat

Remember the Fairphone? It was one of the less eccentric attempts at a modular smartphone that focuses more on replacing integral components rather than some inessential addons. Unfortunately, the
Fairphone 2 the only Snapdragon 801 phone to get Android Nougat

Fairphone 2 the only Snapdragon 801 phone to get Android Nougat

Remember the Fairphone? It was one of the less eccentric attempts at a modular smartphone that focuses more on replacing integral components rather than some inessential addons. Unfortunately, the
Android Easter Eggs: The definitive list

Android Easter Eggs: The definitive list

Google has always had a bit of fun with each new version of Android by hiding quirky UI tricks. Here's a full list of the history of Android Easter eggs.
Usage of Android Oreo climbs in Google’s latest distribution report

Usage of Android Oreo climbs in Google’s latest distribution report

Usage of Android Oreo continues to grow. Google today posted its Android platform distribution numbers for August 2018. This report measures which versions of Android were used to access the Play
Android Oreo usage grows to 12.1 percent in Google’s latest stats

Android Oreo usage grows to 12.1 percent in Google’s latest stats

Did you notice that Google didn’t share any Android distribution numbers for June 2018? So did we, but the good news is that Google is back today with stats for July. Android Oreo hit a milestone in
Android Oreo passes 10% adoption after 10 months

Android Oreo passes 10% adoption after 10 months

Like its predecessor Android Nougat, Android Oreo took 10 months to hit double digits, five months after breaking the 1 percent barrier. In other words, the latest Android version is not being adopted
Ten months after Oreo release, LG announces a phone with Android Nougat

Ten months after Oreo release, LG announces a phone with Android Nougat

LG has launched the LG X2 in South Korea, an almost $200 phone that runs Android Nougat.
Nexus 6 gets update out of nowhere

Nexus 6 gets update out of nowhere

The Nexus 6 wasn’t expected to get any further updates. The device was launched late 2014 and received both two years of software updates and three years of security updates, as promised. Support
Android Oreo and Nougat usage grows in May distribution numbers

Android Oreo and Nougat usage grows in May distribution numbers

New month, new Android distribution numbers. Google today posted its latest Android platform distribution stats, which measure the versions of Android that were used to access the Play Store during
Google’s latest Android distribution stats show another increase in Oreo usage

Google’s latest Android distribution stats show another increase in Oreo usage

Google normally gives us an update on the distribution numbers of the various version of Android at the start of each month, but there was no word from the company in March or early April. Today
Xiaomi Black Shark vs Razer Phone: Gaming mobile specs fight

Xiaomi Black Shark vs Razer Phone: Gaming mobile specs fight

Fortnite’s going to have a whole lot of hardware to roll on whenever it gets to Android. First the Razer Phone, now the Xiaomi Black Shark are both ready and raring to go at the dawn of this new
Xiaomi Black Shark vs Razer Phone: Gaming mobile specs fight

Xiaomi Black Shark vs Razer Phone: Gaming mobile specs fight

Fortnite’s going to have a whole lot of hardware to roll on whenever it gets to Android. First the Razer Phone, now the Xiaomi Black Shark are both ready and raring to go at the dawn of this new
Here’s how to use split-screen mode on your Android phone

Here’s how to use split-screen mode on your Android phone

If you're a multi-tasker, Android offers a feature called split-screen mode that easily allows you to use two applications simultaneously on your phone. Here's a quick primer on how to use

HOW TO: Customizing Android Oreo’s Quick Settings tiles

Android’s Quick Settings are the toggles you usually find when you swipe down from the top of your device’s screen. The settings here are pretty helpful, as they are meant to give you some toggles
Implementing Android Nougat and Oreo’s static, dynamic and pinned shortcuts

Implementing Android Nougat and Oreo’s static, dynamic and pinned shortcuts

With the release of Oreo and Nougat, you can now use dynamic, static, and pinned shortcuts to create entirely different entry points for different tasks.

HOW TO: Changing your default apps in Android Nougat

One of the best things that we’ve found about Android is the customizability. A lot of iOS users still give a lot of flak for Android being unsecure, but here’s a platform that we can use the way we
[Update: LineageOS version also live] Android x86 7.1 R1 now available, brings Nougat to your PC

[Update: LineageOS version also live] Android x86 7.1 R1 now available, brings Nougat to your PC

Update 1: 2018/02/14 8:47am PST The first stable version of 'Android x86 CM 14.1' is also now available from the project. Unlike the above release, which is based on AOSP (stock) Android, this
Android x86 7.1 R1 now available, brings Nougat to your PC

Android x86 7.1 R1 now available, brings Nougat to your PC

It has been a very long time since we last covered Android x86, but the project is still alive and kicking. If you're not familiar with it, Android x86 is a port of Android to x86-based PCs and Macs,