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A recent teardown of the Google app suggests the company on its own wireless headset.While a lot of headphones have the ability to activate Google Assistant, what this really does is activated Assistant on the phone. While that's all well and good, being able to process commands on the headphones would also be useful. According to 9to5Google, some Assistant headphones may be on their way. 9to5Google decompiled the APK file of the most recent version of the Google app. In it, they found references Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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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 — fits somewhere in between those two extremes. Android itself Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Central

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As we just learned, the newest version of Android is called Oreo. And Google has just announced that Android 8.0 Oreo will be uploaded to the Android open Source Project today, and that updates to the newest version of the platform are currently being tested by carriers for the Google Pixel, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P. Google says these updates will begin rolling out in phases "soon," along with updates for the Pixel C and Nexus Player. Google has not clarified when factory images or OTA files will Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police

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For anyone wanting to get into VR, the number of options and different price points can be a bit overwhelming. At the lower end, you have Google's Cardboard or Daydream viewers, which can be used in conjunction with Android phones to offer a fairly basic VR experience. Devices like the Oculus Rift fill the middle tier, for those wanting a more robust ecosystem. Then at the top end, you've got the HTC VIVE. At $799 it's only ever been for those who are really serious about VR. HTC is hoping a Read more [...]
Article originally published at: Android Police