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Google and Nabisco have made limited edition Android Oreos.You know what tastes better than new software? New software and cookies. To that end, Google and Nabisco have teamed up to make some Oreo cookies with the Android logo inscribed on top. There's also a green filling inside to match the green of the Bugdroid logo. I haven't heard anyone mention what flavor the filling is, but I'd guess it would be mint. According to Ausdroid, this was apparently only for the Oreo launch event. When Android Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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After months of our hopes that Android O's final name would be Oreo, Google has finally satisfied all of our hopes and dreams and named it after one of Nabisco's most famous treats. The unveiling might have only lasted for a few minutes, but in the latest video posted to the Android YouTube channel, Google shows the process of making the statue, as well as its official debut. Unlike Android statues from previous years, the Oreo figure was actually motorized, making it a bit of a harder build Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police

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Google is rolling out new tools for businesses to better manage Chromebooks.Chromebook usage in businesses has grown in recent years, for a few good reasons. Chromebooks are dead simple to log into and use, and if something does go wrong it's easy to powerwash them. Google already provides basic management tools for businesses interested in deploying Chromebooks, but soon, admins will have another option. Google has announced a new suite of tools called Chrome Enterprise. While a lot of businesses Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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Android 8.0 Oreo includes several changes to how background processes work, in order to squeeze even more battery life out of your device. One of these is the Background Execution Limit, which imposes new rules on what apps can do in the background. By default, the new limits only apply to apps targeting Android 8.0, but you can force it on older apps as well. Once you open the App Info panel for a given app and tap Battery usage, there is a new Background activity toggle. The option name is Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police