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Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 won’t get Android 7.1.2 updates

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 won’t get Android 7.1.2 updates

Earlier today, Google officially unveiled Android 7.1.2 for several Pixel and Nexus devices. The company also confirmed two devices that won’t be getting the update. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not receive an update to Android 7.1.2. Google hinted at this when it omitted the N6 and N9 from its list of devices

Samsung Pay Mini announced for non-Samsung Android phones

Samsung Pay Mini announced for non-Samsung Android phones

Samsung Pay has been exclusive to Samsung smartphones ever since its launch in September 2015, but today Samsung announced plans to bring its platform to non-Samsung phones. Sort of. Samsung Pay Mini is now official. The new service will offer online purchases to non-Samsung Android smartphones after downloading a dedicated app. To use Samsung Pay


Android 7.1.2 announced by Google, now available to beta testers

Android 7.1.2 announced by Google, now available to beta testers

Surprise! Google today announced Android 7.1.2 and revealed that the update is now rolling out to public beta testers. As you might expect from an x.x.1 update, Android 7.1.2 is primarily focused on bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. Google says that the update includes “a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number


Starbucks adds voice ordering to iPhone app, coming soon to Android

Starbucks adds voice ordering to iPhone app, coming soon to Android

Voice controls are big in mobile right now, with services like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa all helping you get things done using only your voice. Today Starbucks is getting in on the trend. Starbucks is now rolling out voice ordering in the Starbucks app for iOS and. The feature, which is currently available to

Google Now Launcher will reportedly be discontinued soon

Google Now Launcher will reportedly be discontinued soon

The Google Now Launcher is nearing its third birthday, but it looks like the app won’t be around for much longer. According to a Google email leaked by Android Police, Google is planning to discontinue the Google Now Launcher. The app will be unpublished from the Play Store sometime in Q1 2017, which means that


HTC should give marketing the old college try

HTC should give marketing the old college try

When HTC unveiled the U Play and U Ultra last month, nobody was sure what to make of it. The devices weren’t necessarily unwelcome by any means, but the move was a peculiar one for HTC. Were the U Play and U Ultra this year’s flagship duo? Did this signal the official end of the

Are you ready to say goodbye to bezels?

Are you ready to say goodbye to bezels?

Starting a couple of years ago, modular phones were getting a lot of attention. From Google’s Project Ara, to LG, to Motorola, and others, the idea of being able to piece together our smartphone was certainly gaining a lot of momentum. But here we sit in 2017, with hindsight being as clear as it is,


Black Pearl Galaxy S7 edge official, launching December 9 with 128GB of storage

Black Pearl Galaxy S7 edge official, launching December 9 with 128GB of storage

As expected, Samsung is prepping a new color for the Galaxy S7 edge. The Black Pearl Galaxy S7 edge is now official. Samsung confirmed the device tonight, saying that it’ll launch in “select markets” on December 9. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on exactly which markets those are. The Black Pearl Galaxy S7 edge is

iOS 10.2 beta 5 now available for download

iOS 10.2 beta 5 now available for download

Days after releasing iOS 10.2 beta 4, Apple has unleashed another beta update. iOS 10.2 beta 5 is now rolling out to registered developers. If that’s you, you can grab the update from Apple’s Developer Center or over the air. This update is also available to public testers in the Apple Beta Software Program. Apple