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

5 days 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 days 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 days 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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IOS 12: How to use Podcasts chapters

IOS 12: How to use Podcasts chapters

Apple has released the second developer beta for iOS 12 today and one of the new features is support for chapters in podcasts. Follow along for how to use this handy... Read more ...

Apple Releases iOS 12 Beta 2 To Developers

Apple Releases iOS 12 Beta 2 To Developers

Apple released their first beta of iOS 12 at WWDC earlier this month, now two weeks later Apple has released iOS 12 Beta 2. The iOS 12 Beta 2 software is now available for... Read more ...

A Galaxy S10 prototype may have just leaked, reveals extremely bezel-less design

A Galaxy S10 prototype may have just leaked, reveals extremely bezel-less design

Next year will mark the launch of the 10th generation Galaxy S smartphone, with reports claiming Samsung has a huge redesign in the works, as well as plans to launch the device... Read more ...

Google Podcasts app gets unveiled with sleek design in tow

Google Podcasts app gets unveiled with sleek design in tow

A little over a week ago, we caught wind of a possible dedicated Google Podcasts app, a functionality previously built within the main Google app itself. Turns out the rumors... Read more ...

Google Play apps shared offline will soon receive updates and offline...

Google Play apps shared offline will soon receive updates and offline verification

In some countries where internet connectivity isn't that good, it makes the installation of apps straight from the Google Play Store "iffy." As a result, Android owners share... Read more ...

Optus offers World Cup watchers Fetch TV boxes to make up for streaming fiasco

Optus offers World Cup watchers Fetch TV boxes to make up for streaming fiasco

If you're one of the many Australians who signed up to the Optus Sport service in order to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it's highly likely that you've experienced a number of... Read more ...

Kristen Wiig Drops Out of Upcoming Apple Comedy Series Due to Scheduling Issues

Kristen Wiig Drops Out of Upcoming Apple Comedy Series Due to Scheduling Issues

Kristen Wiig is no longer set to star in an upcoming Apple comedy series due to a scheduling conflict with "Wonder Woman 1984," reports Variety. Wiig's exit from the series and... Read more ...

Facebook Messenger gets autoplay video ads and there's nothing you can do...

Facebook Messenger gets autoplay video ads and there's nothing you can do about it

UPDATE: We've been approached by Facebook's reps who said they are rolling out the video ads very gradually to a very small percentage of people. We also have an official... Read more ...

Samsung video shows you how to customize the Galaxy S9/S9+ screen

Samsung video shows you how to customize the Galaxy S9/S9+ screen

One of the many features of the Android operating system is its ability to allow users to customize the display. A video released by Samsung the other day, is a quick guide... Read more ...

Sensor Tower: Fortnite earned $100 million in its first 90 days on iOS

Sensor Tower: Fortnite earned $100 million in its first 90 days on iOS

Epic Games‘ hit game Fortnite has hit yet another milestone on mobile. Since its iOS launch in mid-March, it has generated $100 million in revenue on those devices in 90 days... Read more ...