Android Oreo OTA update files released for Nexus & Pixel devices

Android 8.0 Oreo debuted over a week ago but many Nexus and Pixel devices are still waiting for the official OTA update. Luckily, Google has published the OTA update files for all supported Nexus and Pixel devices on its developer website. These files are accompanied by the updated Oreo factory images. OTA update files allow […]

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Google unveils its answer to Apple’s augmented reality platform

Google on Tuesday took the wraps off its new augmented reality (AR) platform ‘ARCore’, which will allow developers to write AR apps for millions of Android phones. Didn’t Google already have something like this? You’re right, Google has been working on its Tango AR platform for over three years. But Tango required specialized hardware and […]

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Over 500 Android apps found to secretly contain spyware

Mobile security solutions provider Lookout has revealed that more than 500 Android applications, collectively downloaded over 100 million times, may have been used to spy on the users. What’s more frightening is that these applications were available on Google Play and unsuspecting users downloaded them thinking that they are safe. Lookout notes that these apps […]

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Google officially launches Android Oreo

After several leaks and rumours, Google has officially revealed that Android 8.0 will be indeed known as Android Oreo. Oreo extends the Google tradition to name each Android version after a sweet treat and some of the previous Android version monikers were Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, Jelly Bean, KitKat, and Ice Cream Sandwich. The company announced […]

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Android O launch: What to expect

Just over 10 hours from now, Google will be officially launching the next major Android release in the form of version 8.0 aka Android O. Although the final moniker of the release is still under the wraps, the last tease from the search giant indicated that it might be called Android Oreo. The company is […]

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Google offers new tools for developers in Google Play

Google on Thursday announced during the I/O 2015 keynote that Play Store saw over 50 billion app installs over the past year and it is now accessible to more than one billion users every month. Now, to help the developers reach more of these billion users and drive their application downloads, the company is introducing […]