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Samsung’s Bixby assistant is now available for Galaxy S8 owners worldwide

By | 2017-08-22T08:05:05+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Tech News|

 Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is now global after it expanded into over 200 countries today. Bixby is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and other virtual assistants. It got off to a bumpy start when it didn’t ship with the launch of the Galaxy S6, Samsung’s top-of-the-range device for this year, in March. Samsung rolled [...]

So, when will your device actually get Android Oreo?

By | 2017-08-21T16:19:58+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Tech News|

 Google officially just took the wraps off of Android Oreo, but there are still some questions left to be answered — most notably, precisely when each device will be getting the latest version of the mobile operating system. Due to Android’s openness and a variety of different factors on the manufacturing side, it’s not an easy [...]

Meet Android Oreo’s all-new emoji

By | 2017-08-21T15:01:02+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Tech News|

 The newest version of Android (Oreo, officially) doesn’t bring a ton of new stuff to the mobile operating system, but it does overhaul something near and dear to most smartphone user’s hearts: Emoji. Google has done away with its ‘blob’ style smileys in favor of more traditional-looking (I guess?) smileys, and emoji that in general look [...]

What’s new in Android Oreo

By | 2017-08-21T15:01:04+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Tech News|

 Google officially launched Android Oreo. today. To be honest, it’s probably one of the least exciting operating system releases in recent memory. While the team did plenty of work on the backend, Android Oreo only includes a few noteworthy user interface updates. The highlight of this release is probably the new Notification Dots — and that [...]

Android O is officially called Android Oreo

By | 2017-08-21T15:01:05+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Tech News|

 The latest version of Android is officially here, and it’s called Android Oreo, as most people suspected. Google made the interesting decision to reveal the final name and consumer launch details of Android 8.0 coincidentally with the arrival of the solar eclipse over NYC, which is where it held its launch livestream today. Google has traditionally [...]

Apple just shared iOS 11 beta 7 to developers

By | 2017-08-21T14:30:42+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Tech News|

 Apple just dropped a brand new beta for iOS 11. And you know that iOS 11 is going to be your favorite major iOS update of the year, as there’s only one per year. The company has been testing iOS 11 for a couple of months already. Don’t forget that the beta program is primarily targeted [...]

As Android O debuts, Marshmallow still commands about a third of devices

By | 2017-08-21T12:21:22+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Tech News|

 The arrival of a new Android version isn’t nearly as rare as a total solar eclipse, but Google’s hoping the solar system will share the spotlight as it takes the wraps off of its latest mobile operating system. Among other things, Android O will likely be getting an official release date and alphabetic dessert name, with [...]

Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

By | 2017-08-20T14:10:29+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Tech News|

 Apple and Google could be the biggest frenemies in tech. While they both compete like there’s no tomorrow, they also partner on some very specific deals. For instance, Google is paying a ton of money to remain the default search engine on iOS. As CNBC first reported, according to a Bernstein analyst, Google could pay as [...]