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June security patch causes issues for Nokia 7 Plus handsets running on Android P beta

5 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Just the other day, we told you how the June Android security update resulted in a problem for Google Pixel 2 XL users. After the update, several owners of the device complained that their handset was taking as long as three seconds to awaken instead of the usual one second. Google said yesterday that it will push out a fix soon, and suggested that Pixel 2 XL owners set the Ambient Display to "always on;" this should hold off users until a fix is disseminated.
Meanwhile, the June Android security update is continuing to muck up other Android handsets as some users ...
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Google Confirms Rootless Android Theming Is No More

Google Confirms Rootless Android Theming Is No More

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

For a while, the Substratum theme engine and Andromeda desktop client allowed users who wanted to apply a system theme to their stock Android Oreo device to do so without having to root it, but Google has confirmed that the OMS engine behind that functionality has been closed off. Google confirmed as much in the official Android issue tracker, marking an issue involving installing OMS themes as “will not fix, working as intended”. This happened in the March security patch, which means that any devices with that patch level and up can no longer use Substratum without root. Obviously, this...
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Nokia 7 Plus Users On Android P Get Downgraded To Oreo For No Reason

Nokia 7 Plus Users On Android P Get Downgraded To Oreo For No Reason

5 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

There are only a handful of devices that are compatible with the public Android P beta that Google launched after I/O 2018 and the Nokia 7 Plus is one of them. Those who own the device and are running the beta were taken by surprise when an over-the-air update downgraded them from Android P to Android Oreo for no apparent reason.
Users who opt for beta firmware on the devices know that they are going to run into bugs and they're mentally prepared for them. However, being downgraded to a completely different version of the operating system is bound to have caught them by surprise. Many...
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