• HTC reveals which four of its handsets will be updated to Android 9.0 Pie

    8 days ago - By Phone Arena

    You have to wonder about the survival of HTC as a smartphone manufacturer. Another year has gone by, and while the specs of the HTC U12+ certainly fill in all of the blanks that HTC users complained about in years past (the phone has a 3500mAh battery, and an IP68 certification rating), the device was overshadowed as usual by the latest from Samsung. That's the thing, folks. No matter how poorly Sammy's Galaxy S9 models are doing at the cash register, they still cast a very dark and very long shadow over HTC and LG.
    So why are we bringing up HTC? Well, the company ...
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  • 5 Legitimately Hidden Features in Android Pie

    5 Legitimately Hidden Features in Android Pie

    8 days ago - By Wonder How To

    With every new Android update, hidden features are lurking under the surface. Google hides these options to prevent unnecessary tinkering by average users, leaving them in place for power users to discover. These secrets range from silly to really useful, with the latter opening up new ways to manage your phone.
    All these hidden features are currently still available on the first release of Android 9.0 Pie. Whether Google decides to remove them in later updates is still up in the air, but we expect these features to remain. All the options are pretty easy to find, with a tutorial for each...
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  • How to add Digital Wellbeing to your home screen or app drawer w/ Pixel Shortcuts

    How to add Digital Wellbeing to your home screen or app drawer w/ Pixel Shortcuts

    8 days ago - By 9to5Google

    With the launch of Android 9 Pie , Google also released the first beta of a feature it announced back at I/O 2018: Digital Wellbeing. As many who have installed it have found, however, it doesn't add an icon to your home screen or app drawer. Rather, the feature lives entirely in the Pixel's settings app. Now, there's an app that can fix that if you want more immediate access...
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  • HTC Announces Which Smartphones Will Get Android Pie

    HTC Announces Which Smartphones Will Get Android Pie

    8 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Android 9 Pie was made official this week, and smartphone makers have been announcing plans for updating their current smartphones to the latest version of Android. HTC is the latest to make its announcement, and listed four devices which will get updated. That includes the U11, U11 Plus, U11 Life and U12 Plus. That covers HTC's smartphones from 2017 and 2018. That is about what was expected from HTC - to continue updating its smartphones for two years. While it would be nice to see the HTC 10 get its update, it's not a surprise that it's not - at least not yet.
    HTC has not announced when...
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  • Upcoming Android 9 Pie Update Likely To Fix Back Button Issue

    8 days ago - By Android Headlines

    An upcoming Android 9 Pie update is likely to fix an issue many users have been experiencing since the developer preview stages of Android P. The severity and frequency of the issue will likely be dependent on how often an individual device owner uses the back button, and especially when viewing the ‘recents' screen.
    With Android 9 Pie , came a clear change in the way in which the recents screen looks and functions. This is even more apparent when the user switches to the new gesture-fueled interface, as in this interface the bottom navigation bar simply shows two icons - the gesture-based...
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