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David Ruddock / Android Police:
Tests show it's easy to insert Galaxy Note5's S Pen backwards, which may damage device's stylus detection mechanism; Samsung responds: “follow the instructions”   —  [Video] Probable Note 5 Design Flaw Can Cause S Pen To Break Pen Detection When Inserted Backward, Or Get Hopelessly Stuck
Aug 25, 2015, 9:30 AMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Hands on with Hyundai's BlueLink car companion app for Android Wear: requires paid subscription and cumbersome PIN, voice commands offer limited functionality   —  Can A Smartwatch Make Your Car Smarter?  A Week With Hyundai's BlueLink For Android Wear  —  If you own a reasonably modern car …
Mar 25, 2015, 8:25 AMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
New “On-Body Detection” Smart Lock Mode In Android Seems To Be Hitting Some Devices   —  If a tipster's screenshots are to be believed (and I think in this case, they are to be believed), Google is testing and / or rolling out a new smart lock mode called on-body detection.
Mar 21, 2015, 6:50 AMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Facebook testing app that provides info on callers and automatically blocks calls from commonly blocked numbers on Android   —  Facebook Appears To Be Testing A Dialer And Caller ID App For Android, And It's Called... Phone  —  Facebook, that company that is constantly trying to confuse …
Mar 20, 2015, 9:15 PMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Google Officially Announces Android 5.1, Rollout Starts Today - Dual SIM Support, HD Voice, And Device Protection   —  Android 5.1 is finally here, at least according to Google (they'd know, right?).  The company just posted on the official Android blog that the 5.1 Lollipop update begins rolling out today …
Mar 9, 2015, 6:00 PMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Google: The New “Messenger” App In Android 5.0 Is A Stock SMS/MMS Solution, Not A Hangouts Replacement / Rebrand   —  There's a new default homescreen tenant in town on Android 5.0, and its name is Messenger.  We've seen this puzzling app in screenshots many times today, and it's left a lot of people wondering: where'd Hangouts go?
Oct 16, 2014, 9:50 PMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Cyanogen Inc seeking funding at a $1B valuation after spurning Google buyout offer, plans phone with Indian OEM Micromax   —  The Information: Cyanogen Inc. Turned Down Buyout From Google, Seeking Funding On $1 Billion Valuation  —  In the seemingly never-ending saga of companies believing that …
Oct 2, 2014, 5:00 PMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
2-Hour Refund Window For Paid Apps And Games On The Play Store Is Officially Official   —  Around a month ago, we reported that Google had seemingly changed the refund window for paid apps and games on the Play Store to two hours.  We tested our theory extensively, and 2 hours was the figure we landed on repeatedly.
Sep 10, 2014, 4:15 PMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Kreyos smartwatch ships to some Indiegogo backers 9 months late, and containing numerous flaws   —  Utter Failure Of Kreyos Smartwatch With $1.5 Million In Backing Shows The Continued Perils Of Hardware Crowdfunding  —  Crowdfunding complex hardware is risky business, and it seems that risk …
Aug 24, 2014, 12:30 PMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Android “L” Release Will Very Likely Include Multiple User Support For Phones   —  Earlier today, someone decided to post to the Android issue tracker complaining about the lack of multiuser support for smartphones.  Within a few hours, a developer at Google responded and closed the issue …
Aug 6, 2014, 4:00 PMIn context

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