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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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Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.2 to Developers

Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.2 update to developers, one week after seeding the second beta and two weeks after releasing the macOS... Read more ...

Why you absolutely need to buy Dell in the Black Friday sale

Why you absolutely need to buy Dell in the Black Friday sale

It's that time of year again. Gadget supplies are about to dip low as their prices do the same - Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here. That means everything from TVs and... Read more ...

Samsung will restrict free device themes to 14-day trials starting with...

Samsung will restrict free device themes to 14-day trials starting with Android Pie

Samsung's Android devices let you adjust settings pretty much everywhere, and that includes full device themes. Starting with Android Pie , though, Samsung Themes which are... Read more ...

Final Cut Pro X updated with third-party workflow extensions, batch sharing...

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Apple has released a major update to its video editing software professionals with Final Cut Pro X version 10.4.4. The latest version includes support for third-party workflow... Read more ...

You can now get the iPhone XR without a SIM card

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Apple is now selling the iPhone XR in a SIM-free variant for U.S. customers. First spotted by MacRumors , the SIM-free version of the iPhone XR has shown up a little earlier in... Read more ...

Apple Hunting for Wireless Modem Engineers Near Qualcomm's San Diego...

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According to a new report out today by Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman and Ian King, Apple is aggressively hiring engineers in San Diego, the headquarters of Qualcomm. Apple is... Read more ...

Wear OS version ‘H' update improves battery saver and standby, better app...

Wear OS version ‘H' update improves battery saver and standby, better app switching, more

This year has seen some big improvements to Google's Wear OS ecosystem. There's been a ton of new hardware, major updates to the software , and even a new chipset with big... Read more ...

Apple launches Red Sport Loop for Apple Watch

Apple launches Red Sport Loop for Apple Watch

Apple has introduced a new special color to its Sport Loop Apple Watch band line, which is now available in Red. The new color is available now for both the 40mm and 44mm Apple... Read more ...

Go edge-to-edge with a refurbished iPhone X from just $725

Go edge-to-edge with a refurbished iPhone X from just $725

Make the most of these limited-time savings. Today only at Amazon, you can save up to $230 off Apple's iPhone X in refurbished condition. These devices are sold by BuySPRY, are... Read more ...

Twelve South Launches Updated BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad for 2018 iPhones

Twelve South Launches Updated BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad for 2018 iPhones

Twelve South today announced updated versions of its BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad case accessories, which were built to fit the iPhone XS , XS Max, and XR. BookBook... Read more ...