Tag: Android One

Xiaomi said to be working on two Android One phones with in-display fingerprint sensors

Xiaomi is one of the more prominent OEMs supporting the Android One program, most recently delivering the Mi A2 series. It stands to reason that the company will offer successors this year, and it now looks like we have a few details. XDA-Developers has discovered that Xiaomi is testing three new phones, code-named pyxis, bamboo_sprout, […]

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The many flavors of Android: a look at the major Android skins

One of the best things about Android is how customizable it is, letting users enjoy a whole host of different flavors. Some prefer their Android clean and stock-like. Others like phone manufacturers to come up with their own features and design tweaks. Whichever your preference, there’s likely an Android skin out there to match your […]

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General Mobile 9 Plus: A really clean Android One phone that’s not made in China

The halls of MWC are full of cheap Android phones, and some of them are stunningly bad. Flimsy plastic builds, terribly outdated software, and bottom-rung components make these anonymous phones a bad choice for consumers. Yet people who can’t afford brand names still end up buying them – and quickly regretting it. Not all affordable […]

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Deal: Get a Motorola Moto X4 on Google Fi for only $149

If you’re looking to join Google Fi, you want to do whatever you can to buy a “designed for Fi” device. This small list of devices allows you to fully take advantage of Google’s wireless service, including access to seamless network switching, free Wi-Fi hotspots, RCS texting, and a free VPN service. However, most Google […]

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LineageOS ends official Nougat builds as Pie support approaches

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs available, with somewhere around two million active installations. It typically takes a while for the project to update to newer versions of Android, since development is largely done by maintainers in their spare time. Six months after the public release of Android 9 Pie, it looks […]

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[Update: Nokia 5.1 Plus too] HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus

The Nokia 7.1 and 6.1 Plus are mid-range Android One devices that were recently updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Following the update, HMD Global has published their kernel source code on its website. HMD Global releases the kernel source code for its devices as per the terms of the various open source licenses it uses. Since most Nokia […]

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Nokia 8 Sirocco finally gets a slice of Android 9 Pie

Owners of HMD Global’s Nokia 8 Sirocco understandably thought that buying the flagship Android One model would guarantee them fast updates, but they’ve since had to sit back and watch plenty of other phones get Pie ahead of them. Thankfully, the wait is over and the rollout starts today. As HMD points out, it’s the […]

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus

The Nokia 7.1 and 6.1 Plus are mid-range Android One devices that were recently updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Following the update, HMD Global has published their kernel source code on its website. HMD Global releases the kernel source code for its devices as per the terms of the various open source licenses it uses. Since most Nokia […]

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 8.1

The recently released Nokia 8.1 (also called Nokia X7 in China) is one of the more powerful Android One devices you can currently buy. HMD Global launched the phone last month with Android Pie and has now published the kernel source code. The smell of a fresh new source code release The Nokia 8.1 is […]

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Android 9 Pie is now rolling out to the Nokia 5.1 Plus, while Nokia 8 Sirocco users continue to wait

A little over three months since its official announcement, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is now receiving a stable update to Android 9 Pie. Meanwhile, one of its older siblings, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is a month late for its Pie update, frustrating some users. Juho Sarvikas, Chief product officer at HMD Global (the company behind […]

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Motorola’s iPhone X clone is coming to the United States for $399

Last month, Motorola announced two new Android One devices for international markets — the Moto One and One Power. Both phones look remarkably like the iPhone X, and both have three years of promised security updates. It seemed unlikely that either phone would ever be officially sold in the United States, but Motorola has announced […]

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Digital Wellbeing is now available for Android One devices with Android 9 Pie

You can now download Digital Wellbeing if you have an Android One device. Your device must run Android 9 Pie and you must be a beta tester before you can use Digital Wellbeing. Digital Wellbeing was previously a Pixel-exclusive feature. Announced during the Google I/O 2018 developer conference, Digital Wellbeing was a Pixel-exclusive feature that […]

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Digital Wellbeing officially expands to Android One devices with Pie

If you’re interested in understanding your smartphone usage and limiting the time you spend pointlessly scrolling through social networks, Digital Wellbeing can be a nice — if not perfect — tool in your arsenal. First announced at I/O 2018, this suite of phone control features remained a Pixel exclusive before starting to spread to more devices. The […]

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Android 9 Pie beta now available to test for Nokia 6.1 Plus users

Nokia confirmed just last week that it would be rolling out the first wave of Android Pie updates to devices this month, beginning with phones running on the Snapdragon 600-series. True to its word, an Android 9 Pie Beta has now arrived for the Nokia 6.1 Plus, along with the October security patch. The Nokia […]

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