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Tech

Google is reportedly working on a smaller smart speaker to take on Amazon’s Echo Dot

Google is reportedly planning to release a smaller version of its Google Home smart speaker later this year. The features available in the mini Google Home are not yet known, but if true, Google Home could be complimented by a series of smaller, potentially cheaper speakers throughout one’s home similar to how Amazon Echo owners can…

Mobile

So, when will your device actually get Android Oreo?

 Google officially just took the wraps off of Android Oreo, but there are still some questions left to be answered — most notably, precisely when each device will be getting the latest version of the mobile operating system. Due to Android’s openness and a variety of different factors on the manufacturing side, it’s not an…

Mobile

Android O is officially called Android Oreo

 The latest version of Android is officially here, and it’s called Android Oreo, as most people suspected. Google made the interesting decision to reveal the final name and consumer launch details of Android 8.0 coincidentally with the arrival of the solar eclipse over NYC, which is where it held its launch live stream today. Read…

Gadgets

Android 'O' Is Officially Called Oreo, But When Will Your Phone Get It?

After being made available to developers back in March, and then more broadly through a public beta in May, the eighth major release of the Android operating system finally arrives today with Google revealing that the mysterious ‘O’ actually stands for Oreo: a sandwich cookie suffering from a terrible identity crisis … Read more… Read…

Tech

Google reveals Android O is named Oreo, begins rollout to Nexus and Pixel devices

Timed with the total solar eclipse today, Google revealed Android O stands for Android 8.0 Oreo . The next version of Google’s mobile operating system and the successor to Android Nougat not only got its name today, but Google also pushed the latest source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP ). As for…

Mobile

As Android O debuts, Marshmallow still commands about a third of devices

 The arrival of a new Android version isn’t nearly as rare as a total solar eclipse, but Google’s hoping the solar system will share the spotlight as it takes the wraps off of its latest mobile operating system. Among other things, Android O will likely be getting an official release date and alphabetic dessert name,…