Showing posts with label android. Show all posts

Android 9.0 Pie update tracker: What we know so far (Updated October 16)


Android 9 Pie review Quick Settings light

The next major version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, has already made its way to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. Google announced this official Android 9.0 update on August 6, 2018, and began rolling it out to Pixel phones the same day.

But what about other devices? What will happen to the other non-Pixel Android phones that were a part of the Android Beta program? Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Android 9.0 Pie update schedule, which devices are compatible with Android Pie, how to install Android Pie updates, and more.

Android 9.0 Pie review: Closing the gap

How to install Android 9.0 Pie on your phone right now

Download: Android 9.0 Pie factory images and OTA files for Pixel devices

Digital Wellbeing hands-on: Prepare to be scared of your phone forever

Key Android Pie update features

We have a complete overview of all the new features in our Android 9 Pie review. We’d suggest checking out that article to see what’s new in Android Pie, what new features it brings, all the design tweaks, and more.

  • Gesture navigation
  • Redesigned app overview screen
  • New look for quick settings
  • Optional dark/light themes
  • Digital Wellbeing
  • Adaptive Brightness
  • Adaptive Battery
  • App Actions and Slices
  • Improved notifications
  • Improved Do Not Disturb mode

More coming soon

While Android Pie is already available on Pixels, not all the features that Google teased are coming right away. Digital Wellbeing, a major Google initiative for this year, will arrive this fall, likely with the Pixel 3. Pixel owners can sign up for a beta program for Digital Wellbeing, but it won’t roll out to everyone until later this year. Meanwhile, App Slices, which provide quick access to specific features inside apps, will also arrive this fall.

Android Go Pie edition

A week after the official launch of Android 9.0 Pie, Google announced the Pie version of Android Go. The company claims it’s even smaller, faster, and more secure than the Oreo version. The OS will free up even more space on smartphones, as shown in the image below:


The Pie version of Android Go also offers faster boot times, security features like verified boot, and a dashboard for tracking data consumption.

Google Pie update

Google began rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie update to its Pixel smartphones on Monday, August 6, 2018. All four Pixel phones, whether they were enrolled in the Android Beta program or not, received the update on the same day. Android Pie factory images and OTA files are available on Google’s website. We also have a handy how to install Android Pie article if you need help sideloading the update manually.

Below, you’ll find a list of Pixel factory images and OTA files:

Google Pixel 2 XL

Factory images

OTA files

Google Pixel 2

Factory images

OTA files

Google Pixel XL

Factory images

OTA files

Google Pixel

Factory images

OTA files

What about the other Android manufacturers?

This year, the Android Pie rollout was a bit different from other major OS releases. Thanks to Google’s efforts with Project Treble, seven other phone makers — Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Vivo, Xiaomi, and Essential — were able to enroll their smartphones in the Android Beta program alongside Pixels. Google says all non-Pixels enrolled in the Android Beta program will receive the official Android Pie updates by the end of fall 2018 (which could be as late as November 31). Additionally, “qualifying Android One devices” will also be updated by the end of the fall, though Google never specified what “qualifying” means.

We’ve reached out to each one of the manufacturers listed above to see when their smartphones will receive the Android 9.0 Pie update.

Essential Pie update

August 6, 2018 — Essential has always been extremely fast at issuing Android updates, and this release is no different. Minutes after Google announced Pie, Essential already started rolling out the update to the Essential Phone. Some of us actually received the update on our Essential Phones quicker than our Pixels. Not bad!

August 13, 2018 — Essential has announced via Twitter that the Android Pie update has been released for Sprint customers.

August 27, 2018 — The company took to Twitter to announce that the Android Pie update started rolling out to Telus variants of the Essential Phone.

OnePlus Pie update

August 6, 2018 — The company said in a statement that it looks forward to bringing Android Pie to the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 3, but stopped short of offering any details:

OnePlus is driven by the idea of giving people the best possible hardware and software experience and that’s why we’ve been excited about Android P for some time now, having worked closely with the Android Beta Program. We’re looking forward to bringing Android P to OnePlus 6, as well as updating OnePlus 5/5T, and OnePlus 3/3T, ensuring OnePlus users all over the world can continue to enjoy new features.

August 16, 2018 — According to XDA-Developers, unofficial AOSP ports of the latest Android version are already available for some OnePlus devices. These include the OnePlus 3 and 3T, as well as the older OnePlus X and OnePlus 2.

September 3, 2018 — The company has released the Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 6, which brings Android 9.0 Pie to the device. To try it out, click here to read instructions and get links to download the software. But before you do, keep in mind that as this is a beta update, some things — including Google Pay — won’t work properly. And if you don’t like the software and want to go back to the stable Oreo version of Android, you’ll have to wipe your OnePlus 6 and then reinstall the OS — which means you’ll lose all the data that’s not backed up.

September 7, 2018 — The manufacturer has released the Open Beta 2 for the OnePlus 6. The update brings Wi-Fi stability improvements, optimized background power consumption control, optimized multitasking UI, and more — see the entire changelog here.

September 15, 2018 — OnePlus has released the Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 6. The update adds the ability to launch Google Assistant or any other third-party assistant by pressing and holding the power button for 0.5 seconds. It also adds new functionality to Parallel Apps: the feature now supports Telegram, Discord, IMO, Uber, and OLA. Additionally, the beta update brings with it stability fixes for the fingerprint sensor, face unlock, and ambient display.

September 21, 2018 — OnePlus has released the stable version of the Android 9.0 Pie update for the OnePlus 6. It’s a staged rollout, which means the update will be available for a limited number of users at first and will make its way to all OnePlus 6 device over the next few days. The rollout isn’t based on regions — the update is instead randomly shipped out to a limited number of handsets.

Oppo Pie update

August 6, 2018 — Oppo reached out to Android Authority to say that it does not yet have a target release date for Android Pie.

Vivo Pie update

August 8, 2018 — Vivo told Android Authority that it plans to release Android Pie in Q4 2018:

Designing for consumers’ needs continues to be Vivo’s top priority. Upgrading to the latest Android Pie operating system to deliver better mobile experience is therefore an area Vivo is working on bringing to consumers as soon as possible. Consumers can expect this update to come out in Q4 this year. We will keep you updated once we have more details to share.

Sony Pie update

August 16, 2018 — Sony published a blog post detailing the nine devices in its roster that will get Android 9.0 Pie. They are:

The update process will kick off in November for the XZ devices and then start in early 2019 for the XA2 line.

October 12, 2018 — Sony is rolling out the stable version of Android 9.0 Pie to the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. The update comes in just over 1GB in size and includes the latest October 2018 security patch.

HTC Pie update

August 10, 2018 — HTC took to Twitter to announce that it’s bringing Android Pie to four of its smartphones: U12 Plus, U11 Plus, U11, and the Android One variant of the U11 Life. Unfortunately, there’s no word on when the updates will be available. HTC said this will be announced in “due course.”

Huawei/Honor Pie update

August 9, 2018 — Huawei revealed on Weibo that it’s conducting internal testing of the Android 9.0 Pie update for the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20, Honor 10, and Honor V10.

August 21, 2018 — A Huawei South Africa spokesperson told MyBroadband that the manufacturer will release its EMUI 9.0 skin based on Android Pie at the IFA trade show in Berlin, which kicks off August 31. The spokesperson also said the company will roll out Android Pie to the Huawei P20 series in September, followed by the Mate series shortly after. We expect loads of other Huawei devices to get the update as well, although the company didn’t mention which ones and when.

September 1, 2018 — Huawei announced EMUI 9.0 at IFA, which is based on Android Pie. It also kicked off its beta program, allowing users of select Huawei devices to try out the software before it is officially released. These devices include:

To sign up for the program, go to Huawei’s Friendly User Test page, download the Huawei Beta app, go to Personal > Join project, select the EMUI 9 beta program, and tap “Sign Up.” Keep in mind that Huawei may choose to limit the number of users it accepts in the program — learn more here.

September 30, 2018 — Huawei is rolling out the beta Android Pie update based on EMUI 9.0 to the Mate 10 Pro.

October 2, 2018 — Get Droid Tips reports that Huawei has released the beta Android Pie update for the Honor View 10. However, the update is only available to users in Europe for now.

Motorola Pie update

August 15, 2018 — Motorola revealed which devices would receive the Android Pie update. Starting this fall, Android Pie will make its way to these phones:

It’s worth noting that the Moto E5 lineup isn’t on that list (despite being announced only months ago), and the entire Moto G5 lineup isn’t on the list either.

Nokia Pie update

August 21, 2018 — HMD Global promised back in May that all Android-running Nokia phones will be updated to Android Pie. Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas now shared more details on the topic, confirming at a New Dehli event that the Nokia 7 Plus will be the first of its devices to be updated to Android 9.0 this September. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as the Nokia 7 Plus was part of the Android P beta scheme.

August 31, 2018 — Responding to a user on Twitter, HMD Global executive Juho Sarvikas said that a camera-related update with “new experiences” is coming to the Nokia 8 with Android Pie. The update will also bring ARCore to the device. Unfortunately, Sarvikas didn’t mention when the update will be available.

September 12, 2018 — The Nokia 7 Plus has received another beta Android Pie update. The changes in the latest version appear to be minimal. The update apparently brings the September security patch, a non-removable “At a Glance” widget on the home screen, data arrows inside the Wi-Fi icon in the status bar, and support for the aptX Bluetooth codec to the device. The stable version of Pie is expected to hit the device sometime this month.

September 28, 2018 — Nokia has released the stable version of Android 9.0 Pie for the Nokia 7 Plus. The update comes in at around 1.4GB.

October 4, 2018 — The recently announced Nokia 7.1 will get the Android 9.0 Pie update by the end of November. HMD Global has also confirmed to Android Authority that it plans on rolling out Android Pie to the Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus in the same month, followed by the Nokia 8 and 8 Sirocco by the end of 2018.

October 9, 2018 — Juho Sarvikas, Nokia’s CPO, took to Twitter to announce that the beta version of Android 9.0 Pie is available for the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

October 11, 2018 — Looks like Nokia plans on speeding things up a bit. The company shared more detailed info on its Pie update schedule (via Android Central), saying that the Nokia 7.1, 6.1 Plus, and 6.1 will get the stable version of Android Pie before the end of October. The previous plan was to release the update sometime in November. The Nokia 8 and 8 Sirocco will follow soon after, with the stable version of the OS expected to roll out to the devices in November.

Xiaomi Pie update

September 12, 2018 — MIUI 10 Open Beta firmware based on Android Pie is available for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Xiaomi Mi 8. The Mi Mix 2S beta can be flashed using recovery or fastboot methods, while the Mi 8 firmware (via XDA-Developers) is currently only available via recovery — so you’ll need to unlock your phone’s bootloader to install it using TWRP. You can find the download links for both ROMs in our dedicated post at the link.

Looking back at the Android P beta rollout

Android 9 Pie review app overview recent apps

Google released the first Android P developer preview on March 7, 2018. Following that alpha release, Google revealed the first Android P beta build (developer preview 2) at Google I/O 2018 on May 8, also announcing other non-Pixel devices would be compatible with the Android P beta.

The third Android P preview (beta 2) released June 6, 2018. This build featured the final APIs and official SDK. Following that, the fourth Android P preview launched on July 2, 2018. It included the latest Android security patches as well as some bug fixes and minor tweaks.

Google released the fifth Android P developer preview (beta 4) on July 25. This release candidate build includes final APIs and system behaviors. Google released the final, public version of Android 9.0 Pie on August 6.

You can see an overview of what each build featured:

The Android P beta was available for the following devices:

Additionally, Nokia brought the Android P update (beta) to three of its other phones: the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7, and Nokia 8 Sirocco, though only in China.

That’s everything we know about the Android 9.0 Pie update so far. Did we miss anything? Sound off in the comments!

Android 9.0 Pie recent news:

from Android Authority

Read More »

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S Battlegrounds passes 100 million installs on the Play Store


PLAYERUNKNOWN'S Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is largely responsible for starting the current trend of Battle Royale games. It may have lessened in popularity following the launch of Fortnite and other similar games, but it still has a respectable following. In fact, it just passed 100 million downloads on the Play Store.

It's worth noting that the Play Store count doesn't include downloads originating from China, where the game is massively popular.

Read More

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S Battlegrounds passes 100 million installs on the Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

from Android Police – Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets

Read More »

[TA Deals] Become a more reader with the discounted 2018 Speed Reading bundle

No matter what career you’re in or what hobbies you have, being able to read quicker will always be a helpful skill. It’s been linked to having more success in school and work, and we’ve got a bundle that will help you start your speed running journey. The bundle includes two pieces of software: 7 […]

Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Become a more reader with the discounted 2018 Speed Reading bundle

from TalkAndroid

Read More »

Samsung Music gets a major update with Spotify recommendations and a refreshed design

Remember Milk Music? Samsung doesn’t, obviously, since they’ve had some affairs with both Google Play Music and Spotify. Between the two, though, it looks like Spotify is winning Samsung’s heart. A new update for Samsung Music has been released with a new, slightly tweaked design, and some pretty nifty Spotify integration. Considering Samsung just announced […]

Come comment on this article: Samsung Music gets a major update with Spotify recommendations and a refreshed design

from TalkAndroid

Read More »

Google app v8.28 beta prepares for manually hiding Slices, more changes for a general settings page, and more [APK Teardown]


There's a new beta for the Google app rolling out, and this one takes a sizeable leap in version number to 8.28 from the 8.24 that came out just about a week and a half ago. There's not a lot to see in the way of changes, and even the teardown is on the soft side. Nevertheless, there are a few things to look through. And as always, we're still watching for more changes.

Read More

Google app v8.28 beta prepares for manually hiding Slices, more changes for a general settings page, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

from Android Police – Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets

Read More »

CTL now sells a Chromebox with an Intel Core i7 for $600


We recently reviewed CTL's entry-level Chromebox CBx1, which comes equipped with an Intel Celeron 3865U processor and 4GB RAM. Despite the mediocre specifications, it's actually a fairly decent computer, especially at the low price of $219.99. If you need a Chromebox with a Core i7 processor for some reason, CTL now sells one for $599.99.

The new model has an eighth-generation Core i7-8550U processor, 8GB of DDR4 memory (expandable to 16GB), 32GB of SSD storage (expandable to 256GB), 802.11 AC 2x2 WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Read More

CTL now sells a Chromebox with an Intel Core i7 for $600 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

from Android Police – Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets

Read More »

[Deal Alert] Google Daydream View 2016 now only $30 at Verizon ($50 off)


Popping your smartphone into a headset is the most basic form of virtual reality technology, but of those devices, the Google Daydream View is a high-quality option. Right now, the 2016 Daydream View is 62 percent off through Verizon, making it a good time to purchase the device if you've been eyeing a simple mobile VR accessory. The headset and remote come in at $30, down from the regular $80 price tag. 

Currently, Verizon seems to be the only place where this pricing is offered, seemingly in an effort get rid of old stock. Note: to see the reduced price, you have to head to the shopping cart.

Read More

[Deal Alert] Google Daydream View 2016 now only $30 at Verizon ($50 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

from Android Police – Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets

Read More »

Google Pixel 3: Where to buy, when, and how much (Updated)


Google announced the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL in New York City today. Although numerous leaks over the past few months told us pretty much everything we needed to know about the design and specs of the devices, we didn’t know how much the Pixel 3 line would cost or when we’d be able to get one for ourselves.

With Google’s event today, we finally know everything there is to know about the company’s latest pair of flagships.

Update, October 15, 2018 (6:14PM EST): We included Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL links for Target below!

Google Pixel 3 release date

Last year’s Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL were made available for pre-order right after the 2017 Google hardware event, and this year is no different. The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL are available for pre-order starting October 9, with a ship date of October 17.

Google Pixel 3 price and availability

The starting price of last year’s Google Pixel 2 was $649 for the 64GB model, while the 128GB model was priced at $749. Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 2 XL cost $849 for the 64GB model and $949 for the 128GB variant.

This year, Google raised the price considerably for the Pixel 3. The Google Pixel 3 starts at $799 for the 64GB model and the 128GB model goes for $899. The Google Pixel 3 XL price-raising is less extreme, starting at $899 for the 64GB variant and going all the way up to $999 for the 128GB model.

Editor's Pick

Google did add some new color options, though. Along with the usual Just Black and Clearly White, the company added the new Not Pink to the collection (which, ironically, looks very pink).

As with year’s past, the only Big Four carrier from which you can buy the Google Pixel 3 is Verizon. The Pixel 3 will cost you $33.33 per month for 24 months, and the Google Pixel 3 XL will cost you $38.74 per month for 24 months. Verizon is also running a buy-one-get-one-free deal for the devices.

If you don’t want to buy from Verizon, you can buy the phones unlocked directly from Google or other select retailers for use on nearly any American carrier.

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will also be available through Google’s own Project Fi, naturally. Like with Verizon, Project Fi subscribers can take advantage of a buy-one-get-one-free deal.

Best Buy opened pre-orders for the Verizon versions of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. If you pre-order either phone in any memory configuration, Best Buy will give you a $100 Best Buy gift card for free. The promotion is in addition to Verizon’s buy-one-get-one-free deal.

Even though Target lists the Verizon versions of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the phones are listed as “coming soon.” However, the retailer currently offers a $150 Target gift card for anyone that buys and activates either Pixel smartphone on Verizon. The deal lasts through October 20.

No matter how you buy a Pixel 3 you’re going to get some freebies, such as free YouTube Premium for six months and free unlimited high-res photo storage on Google Photos until 2022.

Click one of the buttons at the bottom of this article to get your pre-order started!

from Android Authority

Read More »

Deal: Activate the Pixel 3 on Verizon at any Target store, get a $150 Target gift card


Even though the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL do not officially launch for another three days, that’s not stopping Target from offering a $150 Target gift card if you buy either phone at any of its physical locations.

There is some fine print to look at. These are the Verizon versions of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which come with locked bootloaders. Normal people will likely not care about that, but those who like to load custom ROMs and firmware might want to look elsewhere.

We also do not know if it matters if you buy the phone outright or now. The deal implies that all you need to do is to activate either Pixel smartphone on Verizon, though these type of deals are only valid if people buy the phones with monthly payments.

Editor's Pick

Also keep in mind that the $150 Target gift card is only available in “select” stores, though Target did not say which stores. Even though you cannot get the gift card in the mail or online, you can reserve the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL for in-store pick-up.

Finally, the deal ends this Saturday, October 20.

So long as you are already set on the Pixel 3, are or want to become a Verizon subscriber, and do not mind going to a Target store, this deal ain’t too shabby. You can use the $150 gift card to pick up some cases and even a wireless charger, since the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL support wireless charging.

As a refresher, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL feature tall OLED displays, Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM, either 64GB or 128GB of non-expandable storage, and a 12.2-megapixel rear camera. Both phones launch October 18, though Target lists them as “coming soon.”

Either way, you can check out the deals at the links below.

from Android Authority

Read More »

Deal: A lifetime of Streamza can be as little as $28



Torrenting is a great way to get hold of almost any media. There are millions of movies, tv shows, and music files online just waiting for you to come and get them. Unfortunately, they’re in a minefield of viruses and shady sites. 

Streamza offers you an interesting solution, and today we’re spotlighting some great deals on its service.

Streamza is a safe and speedy way to torrent files. It’s a cloud-based program which stores all of your torrented files in a personal online library, so no space is taken up on your computer. Naturally, this also means you can access your files from anywhere

The extra bandwidth of the Streamza server means that files are downloaded at lightning-quick speeds.

There are other perks of torrenting to an online library too. For instance, your IP address remains hidden because it’s the Streamza server downloading the files. The extra bandwidth of the Streamza server also means that files are downloaded a lot faster than with a torrent client.

The service has been positively reviewed by the torrenting community, garnering four and five-star reviews from sites across the web. It’s a safe and simple solution to the usual stresses of torrenting.

Streamza reviews

But is Streamza legal?

Absolutely. Of course, it’s possible to use Streamza it in an illegal way, such as downloading content in violation of copyright laws. However, Streamza is explicitly clear that it’s not intended for such use, and obviously we wouldn’t condone that sort of thing either.

Streamza also has its own huge and regularly updated library of songs and videos for you to peruse at your leisure. As part of the Streamza community, you can connect with other users to hear which latest release is causing a stir.

This is usually a subscription service not unlike Netflix, with users paying every month for access. However, for a limited time, you can get lifetime access to all the content for a one-off payment. How much you pay depends on how much cloud space you need, but there are savings of more than 90 percent on 200GB, 500GB, or unlimited subscriptions. The 200GB option will set you back just $27.99.

You could be streaming great shows right now, so don’t wait until it’s too late to take advantage of this offer. Tap the button to find the deals.

The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links. To see all our hottest deals, head over to the AAPICKS HUB.

Looking for a new phone or plan? Start here with the Android Authority Plan Tool:

This smart tool lets you filter plans by phone, price, data tiers, and regional availability. Stop overpaying for cell service you hate and a phone that you’re tired of. Use our Compare Phones & Plans tool to fully customize your mobile experience and painlessly transition from one carrier to another!

from Android Authority

Read More »

Google Assistant has some new Halloween tricks (and treats)


google home mini aqua mint blue

  • Google Assistant is getting into the Halloween spirit.
  • You can ask Google Assistant Halloween-related questions and get silly (or spooky!) answers.
  • Even “regular” Google Assistant commands will likely get spooky as we get closer to October 31.

Halloween is right around the corner, and Google Assistant is getting into the (ghostly) spirit of things. Starting now, you can ask Google Assistant Halloween questions and get some silly and/or spooky answers.

As we get closer to October 31, even some “regular” questions you ask of Google Assistant will get Halloweenified.

Editor's Pick

For now, you can ask the questions below to Google Assistant on your phone or on your Google Home hardware. We won’t give away the responses you’ll get, but some of them are funny, some of them are spooky, and some are…well…groan-inducing. And not a scary groan you hear rumbling from under the stairs. No, the groan you give when you hear a terrible, unfunny pun.

Check out the list of Google Assistant Halloween questions below, and then hit up the comments to let us know what you’re going to dress up as this year:

  • Are you celebrating Halloween?
  • Boo!
  • Do you know any scary stories?
  • Happy Halloween
  • It’s almost Halloween
  • Scare me
  • Trick or treat?
  • What are you going to be for Halloween?
  • What should I wear for Halloween?
  • Do you have any monster fighting tips?
  • I want to hear something spooky / give me a Halloween sound
  • Tell me a Halloween joke
  • Tell me a Halloween fact

After your done with these questions, click here to see a compilation video of the best responses from the most dryly sarcastic AI ever: GLaDOS from the Portal series of video games. That’s where the bar is set, Google.

NEXT: Google Home Hub hands-on: A home with a view

from Android Authority

Read More »

The ZTE Axon 7 gets Android 8.0 Oreo, with several catches


After a beta program with bizarrely strict requirements for entry earlier this year, an update to Android 8.0 Oreo is now available for the ZTE Axon 7 — with more than one catch. The update isn't being pushed over the air, but rather has to be installed from an SD card, and it'll wipe your device.

What's more, according to testers on Reddit, the build seems to be the same as the last beta version, which explains why it comes with the Android security patch from July.

Read More

The ZTE Axon 7 gets Android 8.0 Oreo, with several catches was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

from Android Police – Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets

Read More »

Adobe Premiere Rush CC is a mobile Premiere specifically for YouTubers

  • Adobe Premiere Rush is a simplified version of Adobe Premiere Pro, one of the biggest names in video editing.
  • The target demographic for Adobe Premiere Rush is YouTubers and other web content creators.
  • Projects started in Premiere Rush can easily be transferred to Premiere Pro for more intensive editing.

If you work with video at all, you probably know all about Adobe Premiere Pro. Along with Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro is one of the biggest and best video editing tools available. Today, Adobe is launching a new version of Premiere Pro called Adobe Premiere Rush, which is focused on YouTubers and other web content creators.

We first heard about Premiere Rush over the summer, when it was called Project Rush.

Adobe Premiere Rush takes the integral elements of Premiere Pro and simplifies them for a cross-platform experience. This means you can start projects using the Premiere Rush mobile app, and then continue work seamlessly on the Premiere Rush desktop program.

Editor's Pick

What’s more, if you’ve done all you can with a piece within Premiere Rush, it’s easy to then transfer that project to Premiere Pro to put on the final touches.

However, even if you don’t ever use Premiere Pro, the Rush variant will do pretty much everything you need. You can edit video, add transitions, add graphics and effects, add music, etc. At the end, you can directly export your finished product to various social media platforms, including YouTube (naturally).

Adobe Premiere Rush as seen on a laptop and on a mobile device. Adobe

Unfortunately, Adobe Premiere Rush is only available for iOS devices as of right now. Adobe says Android support is coming in 2019, although it didn’t give anything more specific than that.

Editor's Pick

Adobe Premiere Rush has its own subscription plan and is also included with a Creative Cloud subscription for Adobe Premiere Pro. Both pieces of software are available with the “All Apps” subscription, along with industry-defining programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, and After Effects. The monthly price for an individual for the Premiere Rush subscription is $9.99, while the Premiere Pro subscription is $20.99 per month. The “All Apps” subscription will set you back $52.99 per month.

There’s also a free Starter plan which gets you the Premiere Rush software along with three exports per month. If you need to create more than three videos every 30 days, you’ll have to cough up for one of the paid plans.

Read more about Adobe Premiere Rush at the link below!

from Android Authority

Read More »

Razer Phone 2 is official, still wants to make gaming phones a thing

  Razer is taking another stab at the gaming market with the aptly named Razer Phone 2, offering unparalleled performance, a high-refresh rate display, and a gamer-y aesthetic in a pretty slick package. This isn’t a major redesign from last year’s phone, but there are a few things worth mentioning. Gaming powerhouse The Razer Phone […]

Come comment on this article: Razer Phone 2 is official, still wants to make gaming phones a thing

from TalkAndroid

Read More »

Montblanc Summit 2, the first Wear 3100 smartwatch, is now available starting at $995


When Qualcomm revealed its new Wear 3100 chipset —  a long-awaited yet minimal update that put battery life ahead of performance — it also took the opportunity to show off one of the first partner devices. The Montblanc Summit 2 is a good representation of the type of Wear OS device Qualcomm is betting on going forward. It's a fashion smartwatch that begins at $995 and caters to the luxury jet set demographic.

Read More

Montblanc Summit 2, the first Wear 3100 smartwatch, is now available starting at $995 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

from Android Police – Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets

Read More »