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Will my phone get Android Oreo?

It‘s time for the annual guessing game to begin! Android Oreo is here, and while many are still waiting for their phone‘s Nougat update, it‘s still worth looking forward. Android Oreo is Google‘s eighth full version of Android and brings one major shift in strategy that might mean we‘re not waiting for updates as long as we have been. Called Project Treble, the system files have been rearranged so that it‘s

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Android 8.0 Oreo system images available, update rolling to Developer Preview users

Google has uploaded the Android 8.0 Oreo system images. For those that want to be on the bleeding edge, the Android 8.0 Oreo system images are now available. Google has the images for last year‘s Pixel phones, the Nexus 6P and 5X, the Nexus Player and the Pixel C. Manually updating a device requires a few tools and a bit of time, but it‘s an easy process overall. There are carrier-specific images for the Pixel phones, so make sure yo

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Android Oreo will make you love notifications again

Android Oreo brings some great new features to one of the most important parts of the OS: the notification shade. One of the major areas that get updated with Android Oreo is the notification system. Notifications and the tray method of showing them to us have long been one of Android‘s strong points and making changes to something that‘s already great can be difficult. Android Oreo builds on the current rich notification system th

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Here‘s the fastest way to get Android Oreo on your Nexus or Pixel right now

Here‘s how to get the Android Oreo on your Nexus or Pixel device. Android Oreo, and if you‘re looking to install it on your phone or tablet, there are a bunch of ways to do it. But first - can you do it? Which devices support the Android Oreo update? The preview is supported on the following phones and tablets: Pixel Pixel XL Pixel C Nexus 6P Nexus 5X Nexus Player Download Android Oreo If you don‘t want to mess with unl

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Android 8.0 Oreo review: Vive la volution

The latest version of Android packs in many small but important additions, all of which make the OS more polished and mature than ever. Some Android releases represent massive sea changes for Google‘s OS, overhauling technical underpinnings or introducing new design elements. Others are content to tighten up the screws and add polish to an already well-established platform. The new release of Android for 2017/18 - version 8.0 Oreo - fit

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Three great apps for your Merge Cube

Explore the shiny new world os Augmented Reality with these apps! The Merge Cube from Merge VR is a real treat! At just 15 it opens up augmented reality in a way haven‘t really seen before and, although it is fairly new there are a handful of fun apps you might enjoy. We have whittled them down to the top 3 you should try and a bonus one that‘s in trial. These 3 Apps are in no particular order as they are all equally fun in our ey

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The best tech deals that you don‘t want to miss out on

Our friends at Thrifter post some great deals every day, and here are the best ones available right now! From mobile phones to general tech, home goods and much more, the team at Thrifter is scouring the web every single day to find the best deals. Whether something hits a new all-time low, gets discounted for just a limited time, or has a new coupon code available for it, you won‘t want to miss out any of them. If you want to know about

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Android 8.0 is officially Oreo!

Android 8.0 is officially nicknamed Oreo! After months of teasing, we finally have an answer: Android 8.0 is officially Oreo. Not octopus, nor oatmeal cookie (thank goodness). We can now rest until the hype starts again next year. Google kept this particular deal under wraps for months as it negotiated with Nabisco, the owner of the Oreo brand. The same excitement was maintained in the run-up to Android 4.4 KitKat, during which Google partner

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Android O will make you love notifications again

Android O brings some great new features to one of the most important parts of the OS: the notification shade. One of the major areas that get updated with Android O is the notification system. Notifications and the tray method of showing them to us have long been one of Android‘s strong points and making changes to something that‘s already great can be difficult. Android O builds on the current rich notification system that starte

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Keep your cables organized with 100 VELCRO brand ties for 6

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an inexpensive cable management accessory you must have! Keeping your cables neat and tidy is a chore that many people don‘t want to have to do, but cable management doesn‘t have to be a big pain for you. Something as simple as some velcro ties can transform a slew of messy cables into something you can actually manage in just a few minutes. Right now you can pick up a 100 pack

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Best Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S8 is one of the most exciting phones of the year, so if you want to keep it pristine, grab a case! The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been around for a few months now, and there‘s no question that it‘s one of the best-looking phones on the market right now. But there are two sides of curved Gorilla Glass, which means that any drop, even from a short distance, could damage it. If you‘re looking for a case for your new Galax

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Verizon uses Qualcomm‘s new X20 modem to go beyond 1Gbps wireless speeds

Qualcomm, Ericsson and Verizon have successfully reached 1.07 gbps download speeds on LTE. While 5G is a ways away, there‘s still some growing room for 4G LTE. Qualcomm has been field testing its X20 LTE modem, which will allow for a theoretical limit of 1.2Gbps download speeds on cellular connections. Now, Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm have announced they were able to achieve a stable 1.07Gbps in lab conditions. The test uses a combinat

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AT&T‘s new Primetime tablet requires a DIRECTV subscription

ATT has announced a new tablet that plugs into its DIRECTV service. Cellular-connected tablets have been around since the first iPad, letting users connect to the Internet even when they‘re not around Wi-Fi. This was typically associated with light web browsing, as streaming video over a cellular connection is a fast way to burn through a data cap. As more carriers have brought back unlimited plans and zero rating for certain services, the

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What‘s new on Amazon Prime Video in September 2017

There‘s a lot to watch on Amazon Video. Here‘s what‘s coming up in September 2017. Amazon Prime Video has quickly become one of the go-to destinations for on-demand content, thanks in no small part to devices like the 50 Amazon Fire Stick, the 90 Amazon Fire TV, and now the 229 Amazon Echo Show. That‘s the easy part. What‘s not quite so easy is keeping up with everything that‘s new on Amazon Prime Video- be

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Put Amazon‘s Alexa to work with an Echo for just 100

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an even more affordable way to get an Echo in your home! If you‘ve been considering picking up an Amazon Echo, now is the time. Currently, you can grab one for just 99.99 which is a savings of 80. This isn‘t the lowest price we‘ve seen on the smart speaker and if you missed out on the previous deals, this is the best you‘ll find right now. The Echo allows you to use

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How to watch the Solar eclipse in VR

Watch the eclipse from the comfort of your VR headset. On August 21, 2017, the United States - or parts of it at least - will experience a total solar eclipse. This awesome meteorological event will be visible for millions of people, but if you aren‘t lucky enough to live in the area where it will occur, or don‘t have the means to travel for viewing it in person, you can still check it out. That‘s because CNN is going to be d

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Here‘s why sideloading apps is safer with Android O

Sideloading apps is safer than ever with Android O. Android has always had a default restriction on installing apps that didn‘t come from a first party app store. Apps from Google Play or a manufacturer‘s store like Samsung Apps are deemed to be more trustworthy and safe, so they are considered first party app stores, but apps you downloaded from the internet or from another marketplace are not. While the setting was easily disabled,

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The 150 Samsung 850 EVO 500GB is a great SSD going for one of its lowest prices ever

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, and it‘s time to upgrade your PC‘s SSD! The Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD is down to 149.99 on Amazon. This SSD normally sits above 170, and for the last few months has fluctuated between 170 and 180. The 850 EVO has been around since 2014, so it has seen a few drops in the past but 150 is one of its lowest prices and a good deal. This is the perfect upgrade for a PC still running its operating sys

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Watch Google‘s Android Oreo livestream right here!

Get ready to see a new tasty treat unveiled today. The next major version of Android, Android O will be completely unveiled today to coincide with the solar eclipse. Google has a livestream for the event, set to begin at 2:40 ET, below. Google announced it would be live streaming the Android O announcement, appropriately enough, via its Eclipse homepage, which is typically used for its Eclipse developer documentation. We have yet to find ou

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Enjoy wireless music with the 1Voice Sonic Bluetooth headphones for just 23!

Wireless headphones are here to stay. One by one, phone manufacturers are removing the trusted 3.5mm headphone jack from their latest flagship devices as wires are replaced by a Bluetooth connection. Many people are resistant to this because, for the longest while, Bluetooth headphones were very expensive. But there are deals to be had! That‘s why you need to take advantage of this great offer by from Android Central Digital Offers. You

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Best Screen Protectors for Samsung Gear S3

What are the best screen protectors for the Samsung Gear S3? The Samsung Gear S3 is a beefy smartwatch packed with practically everything you‘d need no matter your lifestyle. Whether you plan to take it on outdoor hikes or just wear it around the office, there‘s always a risk of it banging against a rock or a door frame and getting the touchscreen scuffed up or worse. We‘ve rounded up the best products for keeping your Gear

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This 7 car charger will look like it is built into your car

Our friends at Thrifter are back again with another great deal, this time saving you big on a 2-port car charger! Update: This popular deal is back again with a new coupon code. Be sure to use code AUCARCC1 at checkout for the savings! Right now you can pick up Aukey‘s 2-port USB car charger for just 6.99 with coupon code AUCARCC1. This car charger, unlike many others, sits pretty flush with most of the cigarette adapters, so you won&ls

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Amazon‘s 1-day sale on blasters proves today is Nerf or Nothin‘

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, so put down the game controller and shoot some blasters in real life! When I was a kid the best Nerf blaster you could get was the equivalent of a Revolutionary War musket. It fired one ball at a time, not very far, and not very accurately. These days Nerf guns have enough firepower to start an international incident in your living room or workplace, and Amazon has taken to gun-running with a huge sale on

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Moto X4 comes into focus in clearest set of leaks yet

The Moto X4 has been shown off in another round of images on Google+. The Motorola Moto X4 has been teased a few times already, and we have a new round of images and some information courtesy of Google+ user Jerry Yin. The phone looks just like it did in the other leaks, from the pill-shaped fingerprint sensor to the dual cameras on the back of the device. The image shows the display lit up, and the software looks like Motorola‘s clean

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