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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android 8.0 Oreo review: fundamentals improve with reined in background processes, a new notifications layout, and better vendor support via Project Treble   —  We take a 20,000 word deep-dive on Android's “foundational” upgrades.  —  Android 8.0 Oreo is the 26th version of the world's most popular operating system.
Sep 4, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Samsung's Bixby excels at controlling Galaxy S8 hardware, works well with Samsung apps, but voice recognition is dodgy, and lack of cloud sync is very limiting   —  Bixby feels unfinished and annoying, but without an ecosystem, it doesn't really matter.  —  Bixby—Samsung's voice assistant designed …
Aug 6, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
OnePlus 5 review: great performance, good software design make it the best sub-$500 phone, but hardware design, camera are let downs and OS updates will be slow   —  Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, and near-stock Android for $479?  Sign us up.  —  Smartphone companies don't seem to care about cultivating a true “lineup” of phones.
Jun 20, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Q&A with Android execs about Project Treble, which will make future OS upgrades easier by separating OEM implementations from higher level software updates   —  Q&A: We talk details with Android execs Dave Burke and Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson.  —  Google I/O doesn't need skydivers …
Jun 5, 2017, 5:45 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
The state of car OSes, including Blackberry's QNX, Windows Embedded Automotive, and custom Linux and Android Open Source Project operating systems   —  Linux, Android, and Blackberry's QNX race for control of the dashboard display.  —  If I asked you “how many computing devices do you own? …
May 21, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
HTC U11 hands-on: all-glass casing in striking colors, supports both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa; squeezing sides triggers configurable actions   —  Want Google?  Say “Ok Google.”  Want Alexa?  Say “Hey Alexa.”  This phone has both.  —  Today, HTC is taking the wraps off its newest flagship smartphone, the HTC U11.
May 16, 2017, 3:50 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
A look at the UI for Google's “Fuchsia” smartphone OS, written with cross-platform Flutter SDK, as the over-arching purpose of the project remains unclear   —  Taking a look at Google's mysterious third operating system.  —  Google, never one to compete in a market with a single product …
May 8, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google debuts Google Assistant SDK in preview, letting developers run Assistant on their own hardware   —  Build your own Google Home out of whatever you want.  —  Today Google is launching yet another Google Assistant feature: The Google Assistant SDK.  This will allow developers to run …
Apr 27, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
LG G6 review: well designed, which allows for a big screen, but OS updates will be slow, it's expensive, and will likely be outclassed by the Galaxy S8   —  Recommending the G6 is hard when Samsung is building a better version of the same phone.  —  Remember LG's last flagship phone?
Apr 5, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android O developer preview hands-on: snoozing notifications is great, but new ambient display design and navigation bar features are poorly implemented   —  A tour of Android's latest: snoozing notifications, settings revamp, lots of customization.  —  Android O is actually here!
Mar 23, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context

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