Topic: android
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The Broken Promise of Android Treble

Google surprised everyone when they announced the Android Pie (then just Android P) beta would be on more than just Google’s own phones this year. The full list was: Sony Xperia XZ2 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Nokia 7 Plus Oppo R15 Pro Vivo X21 OnePlus 6 Essential PH‑1

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Android Pie Review: All the Little Things

This was originally going to be a longer review with more than 2 short parts, but as I looked at what else had changed in Pie compared to Oreo, I found myself at a loss for how much could be said about each change. There’s a fair number of

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Android Pie Review: Gesture-Based Navigation

Android has never been my favorite operating system, as evidenced by my numerous Android reviews, but I always hold out hope that “this is the year” they win me over. I’ll begin this piece by saying that Google has indeed not won me over in 2018 either. Android Pie

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Let the Android Update Timer Begin!

Every year it's the same story: Google announces new Android version in the summer and says "this time it's different" in terms of software updates.Google launches the new version of Android in the summer/fall for Pixel devices.All other phone makers take 6 to 12 to forever to

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Going Back to Android for a Bit

I debated whether to post this on April Fool’s Day or not, but hey, the timelines just so happen to line up 🤷🏻‍♂️ I’m going to pop my SIM card back into my Pixel 2 for a while. I’m doing so this time without the pressure of having

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Designing for the Notch on Notch-less Phones

The Android P developer preview is here, and as any good tech blogger with a Google phone would, I installed it on my Pixel 2. One of the notable features of Android P is native support for the new “notched” world we live in. In the post iPhone X world,

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Why Can’t a Flagship Phone that Costs Over $700 Stay Fast?

When a great, fast phone starts to lose its zip after a few months: Roughly three months into using my [########] it became unbearably slow and only a factory reset would fix it. Curiously (not really), I had the exact same issue three months into my [########] use.

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The Sad State of Autofill Services on Android

We all thought the world of Android would be a better place with an official autofill API. We assumed it would take something that had been hacked together for years on Android and mostly nailed on iOS, and make it great. All the power of an operating system with fewer

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