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We don't often cover WhatsApp Web here since it's not exactly Android, but it's related enough to the Android app that we do make an exception every now and then when there's something worth talking about. Today is one of those examples, but it's worth pointing out that some of these changes aren't new and have been there for a while — maybe even for a month or two. But again, we had to wait until there was enough news to warrant a post. WhatsApp Status viewing WhatsApp has been pushing its Status Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police

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Samsung's Bixby Voice service has expanded to more than 200 countries — as long as you speak English.Well, it's finally happened, just not in the way many expected. Samsung has announced that Bixby Voice, its assistant-slash-intelligent-interface, is going to be available in more than 200 countries starting today, including Canada, the UK, Australia, and South Africa. Why point out these in particular? Because the service is still only going to be accessible in U.S. English, along with its original Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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You know how all of a sudden your Facebook feed started filling up with status updates that had colorful backgrounds? That might soon start happening on WhatsApp. The feature, which started rolling out to Facebook's Android users late last year then spread to other platforms a couple of months ago, is now being tested in WhatsApp's new status screen. Perhaps WhatsApp hopes it will convince people to start using those new statuses more - 99% of my friends don't bother with them and I've heard Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police

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We all know that nine comes after eight, and that is exactly what we look forward to with the Samsung Galaxy S9. Word on the street has it that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will depart from the traditional design of its eight previous iterations by jumping aboard the modular design bandwagon. There are 10 sorts of people: those who understand binary and those who don’t. What do you think? 4306 participants Yes, we are well aware that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus are Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Droid Life

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After months of living with the developer preview, we've got a pretty good handle on what's in Android 8.0 Oreo. Still, some surprises are lurking inside. For example, the use of so-called "Task Snapshots" in Android 8.0 means your overview thumbnails will look better, use less memory, and actually represent what you see upon returning to an app. A Task Snapshot is an infrastructure feature of Android 8.0, so there's no setting to mess with on your end. It's essentially a combination of Recent Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police