Apple may bring an iPad multitasking feature to the iPhone in iOS 14

Does Apple have iPad-style multitasking shenanigans up its iOS 14 sleeve for the iPhone?

2 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  7 comments
LG G8 ThinQ receives Android 10 on its last major US carrier

LG’s flagship G8 ThinQ from last year has finally received Android 10 on T-Mobile, meaning it’s scored the update on every major US carrier.

yesterday, 7:11 AM by Eugene Jeong,  4 comments
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Feb 20, 2020, 4:48 AM,  by PhoneArena,  1 comment
This Apple Maps feature is better than Google's version of the same thing

Apple has added the "Look Around" 3D Apple Maps imaging feature to three more cities bringing the total number available to nine. And more cities will be added over time.

3 days ago, 2:33 AM by Alan Friedman,  9 comments
featured The Google I/O 2020 event is all set to detail the new Android 11 features

Google just announced its I/O 2020 event where the new Android 11 Developer Preview features will take centerstage, and a full-fledged beta will follow before the final Android 11 release in the summer.

4 days ago, 9:09 AM by Daniel Petrov,  2 comments
Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ are finally treated to Android 10 on a major US carrier

Owners of Verizon-locked Galaxy S9 and S9+ models can celebrate at long last, as the official Android 10 update has reportedly started rolling out over-the-air.

4 days ago, 8:53 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  9 comments
Found on Android 11 developer preview: reverse wireless charging and a new Motion Sense feature

With the Android 11 developer preview dropping today, a hidden setting indicates that reverse wireless charging, called Battery Share, will be offered for the Pixel 5.

Feb 19, 2020, 11:15 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Verizon promotes the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Android 10

Verizon is the second major carrier in the US to update the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Android 10, after AT&T.

Feb 19, 2020, 7:40 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments

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Beta version of popular Google app gets Dark Mode for all Android users

While Google has offered Dark Mode for the Google Search app on Pixel models running Android 10, last week it started rolling out the feature to all Android users with the beta version of the app.

Feb 17, 2020, 12:23 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
With Android 11 nearby, LG G7 ThinQ receives Android 9 update on its last big US carrier

Sprint is the last major US carrier to deliver an official Android 9.0 Pie update to the LG G7 ThinQ, many months after everyone else and just a few months before Android 11 is released.

Feb 17, 2020, 4:19 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Android version of Outlook now posts "No Phishing" sign

An update to the Android version of Microsoft's Outlook app adds a new feature allowing users to report phishing attacks directly to Microsoft. The bogus emails are used to steal personal information from users.

Feb 15, 2020, 3:18 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
OnePlus 7/7 Pro update brings memory optimizations, other improvements

The latest updates released by the Chinese company target two of its relatively new devices – OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.

Feb 15, 2020, 11:17 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
T-Mobile finally updates OnePlus 6T to Android 10

T-Mobile is finally pushing out the Android 10 update for OnePlus 6T, but includes an older security patch.

Feb 15, 2020, 5:49 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
T-Mobile starts pushing out another OnePlus software update

Today, the Un-carrier released yet another update for a 5G-enabled smartphone, the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren.

Feb 13, 2020, 8:48 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
LG V50 ThinQ scores its first Android 10 update on a US carrier

The LG V50 ThinQ is following in the footsteps of the G8 ThinQ surprisingly quickly, receiving an official Android 10 update on Sprint.

Feb 12, 2020, 5:24 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
OnePlus brings a brand new Google Assistant feature to all its smartphones

OnePlus has just announced that it has teamed up with Google to bring one of the newest Assistant features to all its smartphones starting with OnePlus 3.

Feb 11, 2020, 1:20 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Android 10 update breaks some Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 units

Several Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 users are complaining that the Android 10 update "broke" their phone. Posts on Reddit reveal a number of issues that have cropped up and Sony will reportedly resend the update.

Feb 10, 2020, 1:31 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
Older Pixel phones now getting automatic Call Screen feature

The automatic call screening feature that's been exclusively available to Pixel 4 users until recently can be found in the phone's Settings under the Spam and Call Screen tab.

Feb 06, 2020, 9:47 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
Android R powered Google Pixel 2 XL stars in photograph

Next month we expect to see Google kick off the Android developer preview season and already a photo has been published on social media showing a Pixel 2 XL running Android R.

Feb 06, 2020, 4:44 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
Google Maps turns 15 today and receives a major update for iOS and Android users

Today is Google Maps' 15th birthday and in honor of the occasion, Google is updating the iOS and Android version of the app to add some new features and refresh the icon.

Feb 06, 2020, 10:32 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Major software update spreads to Samsung's OG Galaxy Watch on all big four US carriers

As promised several months ago, the 2018-released Samsung Galaxy Watch is finally receiving a major software update in its LTE-enabled variants specific to T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.

Feb 06, 2020, 8:43 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
  popular Samsung does the unthinkable with Android 10 update for US unlocked Galaxy Note 9

No major US carriers have delivered Android 10 goodies to their Galaxy Note 9 variants yet, but Samsung is already sending the update to the US unlocked model, which is highly unusual.

Feb 05, 2020, 9:28 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  21 comments
AT&T becomes the first major US carrier to update the Galaxy Note 9 to Android 10

Shortly after Samsung delivered an official Android 10 update for the US unlocked Galaxy Note 9, AT&T is reportedly following suit while beating Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint to the punch.

Feb 05, 2020, 6:00 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
The Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite will get flagship treatment by Samsung

There is nothing "lite" about the Galaxy S10 Lite — not only does it have flagship hardware, it will also get flagship support...

Feb 05, 2020, 2:39 AM,  by Preslav Kateliev,  1 comment
AT&T rollout means there's only one US carrier left to update the LG G8 ThinQ to Android 10

AT&T has reportedly become the third of America's big four carriers to roll out an official Android 10 update for the LG G8 ThinQ, following Sprint and Verizon's suit while beating T-Mobile to the punch.

Feb 04, 2020, 5:32 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Unlocked Galaxy S9's Android 10 update released early, One UI 2 in tow

Rejoice, Galaxy S9 owners, and check out the Android 10 update with the One 2.0 changelog that is hitting your unsuspecting unlocked handset in the US as we speak!

Feb 04, 2020, 5:21 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  8 comments
Unlocked LG G8 ThinQ starts getting Android 10 update in the US

Reports on Reddit claim LG has already started to roll out the Android 10 update to unlocked G8 ThinQ devices in the US.

Feb 03, 2020, 8:42 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
One of the oldest Samsung smartwatches gets an important update

In a surprising move, Samsung has decided to provide Gear S2 users with a new update no less than five years after the smartwatch was launched on the market.

Feb 03, 2020, 7:54 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
OnePlus 6/6T Android 10 rollout resumes for the fourth time

OnePlus is trying to update two of its older flagships to Android 10 for about three months now, but every time it releases the update, issues arise and the company has to put it on hold.

Feb 03, 2020, 7:34 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Google rolls out Pixel 4 February update, fixes video recording and NFC issues

All supported Pixel devices running Android 10 will receive the February 2020 OTA (over the air) starting today.

Feb 03, 2020, 6:27 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
Some Google Pixel 2 users haven't been able to use the rear camera on their phones

Some Pixel 2 users have been having problems with the rear camera on their phone dating back to the Android 10 update in September, and the December monthly security update.

Feb 03, 2020, 1:41 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
The Android 10 update gets a retro Galaxy and Note release

You think that Samsung surprised us by releasing the Android 10 update for the unlocked model of the Galaxy Note 9 in the US? Well, while we are waiting for the company to make the same oldie but goldie move for the Galaxy S9 models, the retro update trend continues...

Feb 03, 2020, 8:46 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  6 comments
New Android 10 release schedule confirms eventual update for LG V35 ThinQ

Just like the V40 ThinQ and G7 ThinQ, the LG V35 ThinQ is officially scheduled for an Android 10 update during Q2, at least in Korea, which probably means the same OS promotion will come to the US sometime in Q3.

Jan 31, 2020, 7:07 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  6 comments
Software update renders Fossil Sport essentially unusable, company working on a fix

A relatively large number of Fossil Sport owners have been experiencing a major problem with their ultra-affordable smartwatch following a recent software update, but for what it's worth, the company is aware of the bug and working on fixing it.

Jan 31, 2020, 3:52 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
A native call recording feature for Android might be rolled out at any moment

The latest version of Google's Phone app has all of the code needed to allow the new call recording feature to launch. The rollout could actually start at any time and will allow users to record incoming and outgoing calls.

Jan 30, 2020, 12:33 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
T-Mobile rolls out Android 10 update to its Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

One month after the Galaxy S10 series received its Android 10 update, T-Mobile rolls out the same update to the 5G-enabled Galaxy S10.

Jan 30, 2020, 3:49 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
The first Android 10 updates on US carriers are out for the Galaxy Note 9

Several smaller US carriers have managed to beat the nation's "big four" wireless service providers to the Android 10 update punch as far as Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is concerned.

Jan 29, 2020, 2:10 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  5 comments
Google Assistant is getting a new feature on Pixel 4

Starting today, Pixel 4 users can add another new feature to the list of exclusive improvements they benefit from: support for three-button navigation.

Jan 28, 2020, 7:56 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
New iOS 13 update fixes major issue that affected iPhone users for months

Apple has released iOS 13.3.1 and it fixes a major bug for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro users. Owners of these devices can now disable the U1 chip's access to location data, something that wasn't previous possible even if location tracking was disabled.

Jan 28, 2020, 1:24 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  6 comments
Android 10 starts making its way to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Europe and the US

Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ have reportedly begun to receive their first official Android 10 updates on the old continent and on one US carrier.

Jan 28, 2020, 6:39 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  4 comments
Google gives Duo users the ability to send notes and doodles

Google continues to improve its Duo video chat app by adding a feature that will allow the user to create a note or a doodle and share it with friends and family via the app.

Jan 28, 2020, 12:17 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
NVIDIA adds support for new remote to older SHIELD TV models

NVIDIA revealed today that the latest SHIELD Experience Upgrade 8.0.2 brings the long-awaited support for the new remote.

Jan 27, 2020, 12:50 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Google reveals new Media View feature for Nest Hub smart displays

The most recent update aimed at Google's Nest Hub smart displays adds a brand new media view.

Jan 27, 2020, 10:45 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Samsung reps insist Galaxy S8 and Note 8 will receive Android 10 updates

Samsung customer reps continue to tell Galaxy S8 and Note 8 owners that they will receive Android 10 updates at some point in 2020.

Jan 27, 2020, 10:19 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  11 comments
iOS 14 & iPadOS 14: the rumored list of compatible iPhones and iPads

Every iPhone that supports iOS 13 could support iOS 14 when it arrives later this year, including the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s. A long list of iPads are also expected to support iPadOS 14, although two models will no longer be compatible.

Jan 26, 2020, 1:03 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  10 comments
Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners may have to wait longer than expected for Android 10

Previously scheduled for an official Android 10 update in January, Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ are now expected to make the jump no sooner than March, at least in one major European market.

Jan 25, 2020, 1:20 PM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  19 comments
LG confirms Android 10 update for nine smartphones

LG has just confirmed that at least nine smartphones will be updated to Android 10 in the coming months.

Jan 24, 2020, 11:43 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  12 comments
Motorola starts pushing out the Android 10 update to Moto G7 Plus

The Moto G7 Plus is only the third smartphone that Motorola updates to Android 10.

Jan 24, 2020, 9:56 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Latest OnePlus 6/6T update brings lots of system and camera fixes

OxygenOS 10.3.1 is now rolling out to OnePlus 6 and 6T, but it doesn't bring any new features.

Jan 23, 2020, 9:28 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
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