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Android 7.0 Nougat officially arrives on Nexus Devices

Android 7.0 Nougat officially arrives on Nexus Devices

For everyone who was waiting to taste the sweetness of Android Nougat, the wait is finally over at least for those of you owning a new Nexus device. Google have officially rolled out OTA updates of Android 7.0 Nougat to selective Nexus devices that include the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One). Google also announced that the LGV20 would be the first device to come with Android 7.0 out of the box but no further details were revealed. As far as other OEMs are concerned, the latest update will start rolling out in the next few months depending on carrier modifications and hardware compatibility. Let us now take a closer look at the official change log of Android 7.0 Nougat and relish into the sweetness: Performance JIT compiler: The new JIT compiler improves runtime device performance, reduces the amount of storage space required for apps, and makes app and system updates much faster. VR mode: With VR mode, Android Nougat is ready to transport you to new worlds. Coming soon with Daydream and Daydream-ready phones. Vulkan™ API: Vulkan API is a real game changer with high-performance 3D graphics. See apps leap to life with sharper graphics and eye candy effects. Battery & Data Doze: Doze is now dozier, with your device going into lower power usage when you’re on the move. That means your Android device will conserve battery even when it’s jostling around in your pocket. Data saver: Limit how much data your device uses with Data Saver. When Data Saver is turned on, apps in the background won’t be able to access cell data. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/datasaver.mp4 Productivity Split-screen mode: Now you can multitask with ease. Run two apps side by side in split-screen mode – watch a movie while texting, or read a recipe with your timer open. Picture-in-picture mode: On Android TV, you can continue watching your current video while browsing or changing settings. Quick switch: Double tap the Overview button to switch between your two most recently used apps. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/splitscreen.mp4 Notifications Bundled notifications: See what’s new at a glance with bundled notifications from individual apps. Simply tap to view each alert. Direct reply: Direct reply lets you quickly reply to a message, directly from within the notification shade. So, you no longer need to launch the app to fire off a quick response. Notification controls: When a notification pops up, just press and hold to toggle the settings. For instance, you can silence future alerts from an app in the notification itself. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/directreply.mp4 System usability improvements Customizable Quick Settings: Rearrange your Quick Setting tiles so you can get to...

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Android 6.0.1 rolled out today on Nexus devices with latest Unicode 8.0 Emojis

Android 6.0.1 rolled out today on Nexus devices with latest Unicode 8.0 Emojis

Google have officially rolled out the Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) update and as promised last week by Hiroshi Lockheimer, the new Unicode 8.0 emojis have finally arrived on Nexus devices with the latest Android 6.0.1 update. This was probably one of the most anticipated updates that Android enthusiasts were waiting for since the Unicode 8.0 codes had already been up and running on iOS 9 devices since the last few months. As far as the change log of the update is concerned, the Unicode 8.0 emojis are pretty much the only significant change. The update is set to arrive on most Nexus devices that would include the Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. Let us know what you guys think of the new fun filled emojis in the comments...

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow Nexus Factory Images are now available for Download

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Nexus Factory Images are now available for Download

  It has been a week since Google promised that the old Nexus devices will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow and they have kept their word. Factory images of Android 6.0 for the Nexus Player, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 6 and Nexus 5. You can wait for the OTA updates to reach your devices, though it make take some time, depending on where you are in the world. This does not mean you can not get your hands on the update right not, you’ll just need a little tech know how and some common sense to manually flash your Nexus device.  You can get all the factory images from Google’s page below. Download: Android 6.0 Nexus Factory...

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is Available Next Week for Nexus Devices

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is Available Next Week for Nexus Devices

  Google’s Event just ended and they talked about two new Nexus Devices, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, two new Chrome casts, a sneak peak at their upcoming Tablet called the Pixel C and of course the much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new Nexus devices will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow but the older devices are not left behind either.  If you own any of the below devices you are in luck. Nexus 5 Nexus 6 Nexus 7 Nexus 9 Nexus Player All these devices will receive the OTA next week! So if any of you guys are rocking any of the above devices do not forget to check it out next...

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How to Update Hot Note and Hot Note Pro to Android 5.1 Lollipop

How to Update Hot Note and Hot Note Pro to Android 5.1 Lollipop

Infinix Mobility has proudly announced that Android 5.1 Lollipop is now available for their Infinix Hot Note and Hot Note Pro. Now OTA (Over the Air) updates are coming in very slowly. You can check for your self if you have received the update by clicking on the System Update app in your app drawer. Now for those who don’t like to wait (like me) can manually update Hot Note and Hot Note Pro as well. In this post I will provide step by step instructions to update Hot Note. (Do not worry it is not that hard). NOTE: Anybody who uses this method and something goes wrong with their device, Talk Android Phones will not be held responsible in any way. If your device gets bricked, you must have messed up the steps. Also if you have rooted your device, Un-root it first. Well if you have read the above notice carefully then you are good to go. I would recommend to go through all the steps first before doing anything. STEP 1: Download the ROM First things first, you need to download the official Android 5.1 Lollipop update from Infinix’s website the link is give below: Infinix Hot Note 16GB with 1GB RAM Infinix Hot Note 16GB with 2GB RAM   STEP 2: Setting up your Computer Now, things get a bit tricky! You will require all of the below files in order to make this work properly! Download SP Flash Tool : Download the latest version from this link and extract the zip file in your computer. Download MediaTek VCOM Tools: Go to this link and follow the instructions given. Make sure you disable signature verification first before installing this driver. For added help here is one more link. After both the above steps are completed you need to open Flash_Tool.exe (found in the SP Flash Tool folder). Click on Scatter Loading Look for a text file from the ROM you had downloaded called “MT6592_Android_scatter.txt” Wait for the SP Flash tool to compile its own stuff. Select Firmware Upgrade option You can see the images below to know where “Scatter Loading” and “Firmware Upgrade” can be found. STEP 3: Set up the Phone Now come back to your phone and Go to settings –> Developer Options –> Enable USB debugging. If you don’t see Developer Options, go to About  and keep clicking on Build Number until it says “You’re now a developer”. Then Enable Debugging Remove your phone SD card. Switch it off. Pray everything works!!!   STEP 4: Flashing the ROM Now its time to head back to the computer, you would already have the SP Flash tool open at this...

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The next Android OS is called Android 6.0 Marshmallow [Official]

The next Android OS is called Android 6.0 Marshmallow [Official]

We are just a month away from Google showing off its new Android 6.0 operating system code named Marshmallow.  They will do so, with the launch of the two new Nexus devices. One is made by LG (Nexus 5 2015) and its brother will be bigger like the Nexus 6 but built by Huawei. Google had kept a lot of people guessing what their next Android OS will be named, when early this year, Android M as introduced. If the preview builds are to be considered. Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings with it a number of changes, visual and internal. The first thing you will notice when you turn on an Android 6.0 running device is the new boot animation, next you can see that the app launcher  has changed, it now comes with a search option which could turn out to be very handy, if you have many app screens. Home screen rotation is finally here (though some app launchers have done this job for us in the past). Also, Quick settings tab can now be arranged. Now talking about internal changes, Android 6.0 will let users give the power to choose which permission you want which app to have. So, if you do not allow an app to use your mic, it wont be allowed to use it. Finger print scanning is also built in the OS’s architecture, which means improved finger print scanning in supported devices. Lastly there is a cool new function which lets you decide what notifications to show on the status bar. For example if you always have your bluetooth on, and do not want the icon to take the space then simply remove it.  This means a much cleaner looking status bar. Now it is just a matter of waiting until Google shows off the final build of Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the world in...

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