Android O Feature Focus : Redesigned Settings

The first developer preview of Android O introduced us to some of the changes Google has been working on for the new version of Android. However, apart from a few little changes here and there, there aren’t a lot differences here when compared to Android Nougat visually. Just like Android Marshmallow and Nougat weren’t all that different in terms of visual changes compared to their predecessor. The most visual change in Android O happens in the Settings app which is now quite white. Continue reading “Android O Feature Focus : Redesigned Settings”

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Android O Feature focus : Improved battery life with limits on background apps

The size of our mobile phones have increased a lot thanks to a total trend reversal. So has the size of the batteries used in them. Yet that hasn’t translate into an increased battery life because technology is moving forward at a rapid pace. Powerful processors, fabulous displays, highly packed screen resolution, so much RAM, but the battery technology is still stuck where it was a decade ago. Of course, you know all about it too. So until something revolutionary happens in batteries, we will probably have to depend on the software to give us the most out of them.  Continue reading “Android O Feature focus : Improved battery life with limits on background apps”

Everything new in Android 7.1 Preview explained by the makers at Google

Android 7.1 has a lot of changes that were first supposed to come out with the Android 7.0 but as it turned out, Google was saving those for the Pixel. While some features such as the Google AssistantNight light and Fingerprint Gestures are to be retained by the Pixels, at least for now, many other features are available for everyone who gets the Android 7.1 update.

The Android 7.1 Developer Preview is live right now for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C. So what’s new? Continue reading “Everything new in Android 7.1 Preview explained by the makers at Google”

Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview available now

So Nexus devices are not kept waiting as we thought, at least sort of. Just as the Pixel phones start shipping Google has released the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and the Pixel C. The firm is promising beta quality, which was a label that it didn’t put on 7.0 until Preview 3.  Google says that it will open it up to more devices next month for Developer Preview 2, but it didn’t specify which ones. The firm has noted, however, that all Nexus devices that were eligible for 7.0 Nougat will eventually be able to install 7.1. Continue reading “Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview available now”

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