edit: just noticed it's 32gb inbuilt nice!!
official specs on product page
5.5” HD IPS display
13 MP rear camera images (software-enhanced 8 MP sensor)
8 MP front camera images (software-enhanced 5 MP sensor)
1.3 GHz quad-core processor
Full HD (1080p) recording and playback
2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable to 32GB)
2650 mAh Li-Polymer battery
Android 5.1 Lollipop (and gets the new version soon after it’s released)
You can move pretty much everything. The android site will walk you through how to do it all.
Did the stream end early because I was expecting a little bit more from a reveal with so much build up and talk on the website.
Additionally, the "explore more" button on android.com/o currently 404's which is annoying. Oh well, still looking forward to o
Edit: Less than a minute later and it's fixed, it links to: https://www.android.com/oreo
Android One is a name for phones that have stock Android and since the manufacture is working with Google, they get fast security updates, all the while packed in an (most of the time) inexpensive phone. Correct me if I made a mistake or didn't elaborate enough.
Those are not among the Google Mobile Services apps that comes preinstalled on all Google-approved Android phones. OEMs normally have their own apps for those. The current list is, from https://www.android.com/gms/
> Why did you post this here /u/exjr_?
I did it because whatever Google announces for their next OS, can and will directly (or indirectly) affect Apple and iOS. We should "be together, not the same"
Website for Android 8.0 Oreo: https://www.android.com/versions/oreo-8-0/
Some people aren't eligible for the promo, at Google's discretion.
Official rules: https://www.android.com/pay/tap-10-rewards/terms-and-conditions/
edit: It seems to be somewhat random with regards to who gets the promo, and even then, the rewards aren't the same for everyone.
If you have AP set up, you will get an in-app notification about the promo, and a green "punch card" will show up as one of your cards. Then all systems are go.
You can actually use your credit card instead of a virtual Mastercard (thus preserving rewards and cashback opportunities). And it offers tokenization of transactions like Apple Pay making it more secure.
Oreo version page up
Double boot speed on Pixel.
Stored passwords within apps.
Picture in picture apps.
60 new emoji.
Adaptive Icons: Developers can provide a square shaped icon and OEMs can mask the icon for intra-device consistency.
Downloadable fonts: apps no longer need to bundle custom fonts.
> It's better to have an antivirus being useless
No. No it's not. Google already has Play Protect that is doing far far more than this app can. It's also likely to give you a false sense of security. That thing anit going to help you more than Play Protect will.
1080p 60fps video capture is not possible for some reason, even though SD660 supports it
SD660 doesn't support aptX HD. Disappointing
The speaker is weak. Could have gone with dual speakers
The writer should mention that since it ships with Oreo, it has Treble, so faster updates for a phone which is already Android One. Also supports A/B (Seamless) System Updates
The writer should mention that this device is Android Enterprise Recommended 1, 2
~~At this price, Nokia should have put in an OLED screen. I know the IPS-LCD screen in this one is good, but still~~
I think they'll be rolling this out as a part of AndroidPay https://www.android.com/pay/
>Integrate Save to Android Pay into your app or website, and loyalty points, online offers and gift cards will automatically be applied when your customers make purchases. Visit our developer site (coming soon) to get started.
I mean, this exists(it's not app but still) plus Samsung made a move to Android app, it's just a convenient thing for someone switching phones, no need for people to make a big deal out of it.
> Digital Wellbeing will officially launch on Pixel phones this fall, with Android One and other devices coming later this year. But these features are available in beta now for Pixel phones running Android 9
Sign UP for beta testing Digital Wellbeing here https://www.android.com/versions/pie-9-0/digital-wellbeing-beta
If the gallery means this page: https://www.android.com/enterprise/device-catalog/
...then nah. It just lists every android device by every manufacturer, from Samsung to every cheapo no-name brand that no-one has ever heard about.
I used Inspect element like the other poster reccomended. Here you go:
And here's an Imgur mirror Just in case:
>Hardware wise, Apple almost has more variety.
Here is a <strong>six hundred and twenty nine page</strong> pdf document of all devices supported by the Google Play Store.
Just look at the fucking pictures:
"With Android One, your phone will receive at least two years of OS upgrades to the latest version of Android. That means access to the latest innovations and a phone that always runs as smoothly as the day you bought it."
Mi A1 is listed there
And this http://www.mi.com/in/mi-a1/android-one/
2 years seems decent
Actually, it says it right on their own guidelines page.
>THIS IS SOLELY INTENDED TO BE FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES; THE NAME(S) YOU SUBMIT WILL NOT BE JUDGED AND THERE WILL BE NO PRIZES OR COMPENSATION AWARDED TO ANY PARTICIPANT.
Android Auto is a safer way to do that, and now works in any car because it can run directly on the phone screen. All you need is an Android phone, the Android Auto app (free), and an inexpensive mount.
It's controlled primarily via voice, and lets you access navigation, music/podcasts/audiobooks, calls, messaging (text-to-speech + autoreply + voice dictation), and Google Assistant with a minimum of distraction. It restricts features and suppresses notifications. You trigger voice commands either by saying "OK Google" or by pressing a steering wheel button if your car has one.
For iPhone, there is CarPlay, but that requires a newer car or a compatible aftermarket head unit. From what I've heard, it's also limited because Siri and Apple Maps aren't as good as Google Assistant and Google Maps.
You can use Google Drive's backup feature and Google Photos also has unlimited photo storage for free. Use Google drive to backup everything except photos and use Google Photos to backup pictures.
Only in Greece, NZ, Turkey and the Philippines for now. California, Oregon and Washington use data from CA’s ShakeAlert System
But it deffo would’ve been useful during last week’s VIC quake
You cannot list an app store on Google Play which offers a lower rate of commission (more precisely it cannot bypass Google's method of payment, and thus the 30% commission that goes to Google).
Thus, an alternate app store which offered a lower than 30% non-zero commission for paid/in-app purchases could not be listed on Google Play.
Thus on Google Play, there is no price competition on the 30% number for paid/in-app purchases.
In addition, your app on Google Play cannot point to an APK that offers a different payment method, and it is considered good practice among devs to NOT point to a website that hosts such APKs (that have alternate payment methods). So you cannot point to your own website where a variant of your APK resides which offers an alternate payment method bypassing Google.
In addition you cannot point to your own website, where an alternative APK version is made available which violates Google Play policies in general. So Google censoring extends beyond just the Play store, and also to the developer website that your app points to.
In addition, side-loaded apps will face restrictions - as these are OS enforced restrictions, backed up further by Google policy.
Tomorrow they could start putting apps they have banned on their remove-if-seen list:
> That way, no matter where you download an app from, you know it’s been checked by Google Play Protect
EDIT: In addition, regardless of the differences between Google and Apple, IF Apple winds up reducing the 30% commission, there will powerful pressure on Google to do the same. So the pressure on Google may not even be direct, but could arise just from an Apple precedent.
Right? I kept refreshing the live stream page and went to their YouTube page, thinking my slow connection must be f'ing up the live stream for me. But nope, that was all.. just the name reveal..!!
EDIT - at least the 404 is gone now. Oreo page is live.
Android 7.0 in general comes with huge feature improvements, such as Doze mode for better battery life. However, a huge noticeable one for me is how quickly apps install from the Play Store - even if you don't install that many apps, updating apps on older versions of Android can take ages, but with 7.0 it's super fast.
Also, another feature relevant to a normal user is the extra emojis - over 1500 of them (!), bringing Android on par with iOS in terms of emoji support.
Take a look at this page: https://www.android.com/versions/nougat-7-0/
In addition to stock Android features, LineageOS has stuff like Ambient Display (wake device to show notifications), Night Mode, Privacy Guard (prevent apps from accessing your contacts or GPS), all of which can be useful to the average user.
But your biggest selling point is performance. Basically tell them the phone will become so fast and smooth that it's like buying a brand new flagship phone. :)
Scroll down a little and theres a bunch of store logos. Click the ' v' down arrow to expand the list.
But really I think it works at any card terminal that has an NFC chip inside. If it has those little wifi wave symbols it should go.
So you mean Google wouldn't, for example, be willing to take GPL-licensed code and make a derivative of it a significant part of their business plan?
They say that digital wellbeing will be coming this fall, and you can sign up for the beta here: https://www.android.com/versions/pie-9-0/digital-wellbeing-beta/
Requirements: Have a Pixel device and be running Android 9 Pie.
Uninstall any antivirus, antivirus on Android and iOS are scams. Google Play Store integrates a virus scanner out of the box.
Which apps did you install that needed so many permissions? Most of the apps I have don't require any permission at all, except for the microphone for the voice search.
Also, you can fine tune the permissions on the Android apps, so if you think an app doesn't need a specific permission you can just prevent it from accessing it.
They are mandated to upgrade to O for the KEYone and Motion, under Android Enterprise Recommended by Google. We just don't know when. Yet to see if the KEY2 will make that list as well, or if they would get kicked out of the program because of the two.
Kinda hoped Google would enforce a timeline as well, they only do for patches.
Since Freedom Q3 includes movie theaters, I found a couple of deals surrounding it. You can get two tickets for Fandango for $13 on Groupon, which will leave you with a ~$3 fee in the app that you can negate with this Android Pay promo (and you'll get another $3 off coupon next week), and then if you happen to be viewing the movie at a Regal Cinema, you can spend $10 on a Visa CC and get a $10 Regal eGift card.
Not to mention Android Work actually separates your work apps from your personal apps so your data doesn't mix. It's like having two phones in one.
Source: my job uses this. Super convenient. If I unlinked my business email, it also deletes everything business-related from my phone. Hell of a lot better than wiping my entire phone.
We're only gonna get a partial eclipse. This website while partially focused on some new Android release) is a pretty neat site with some details on the eclipse, including a searchable map.
Isn't text input for Google Assistant called Allo?
Also I am a bit afraid about description of Play protect:
> Google Play Protect continuously works to keep your device, data and apps safe. It actively scans your device and is constantly improving to make sure you have the latest in mobile security. Your device is automatically scanned around the clock, so you can rest easy.
Does it mean more consumed RAM and battery if it's constantly scanning everything on background in device around the clock?
EDIT: added official description
Hi there, just an idea incase you still want to try transferring files from your Mac via USB. Try using this https://www.android.com/filetransfer/
I used it successfully with my Nexus 5x the other day at work were we have Mac's. Just install, connect the phone and set it to file transfer mode via the notification. From then on it's pretty straight forward and coping 4,8 GB music was pretty fast. Cheers and Good luck!
Android File Transfer for Mac. Simple & light weight app lets you access your Internal & External memories for file transfer. Pops up as soon as I connect my phone. Its an official android app fro Mac. Does the work for me.
Stick with the Pixel Launcher, the default launcher, for while. It'll be a whole new experience as it is with widgets and the app drawer. Google also has cool love wallpapers (more than a simple parallax experience) or ones that rotate in a daily basis.
People forget this exists, but Google made a site specifically for you. It's called My Android Taste Test. Give it a shot!
What do you want in a phone exactly?
An awesome display?
A removable battery and SD card?
Ease of use?
An awesome camera?
An active developer community?
An Apple logo on the back?
Good battery life?
Long-term software support?
We really can't give very good suggestions unless we know what you want in a phone. There are a ton of good phones that have come out recently.
EDIT: Google just released this tool
Actually, from what I understood, with android 8 they're making OS updates more modular so it will be easier for phone manufacturers to provide updates. Taken from https://www.android.com/versions/oreo-8-0/
> Project Treble
> The biggest change to the foundations of Android to date: a modular architecture that makes it easier and faster for hardware makers to deliver Android updates.
What I'm thinking now is that they might need to prepare for supporting this, and this might fundamentally change how internal things work, which
sets a precedent for the android ecosystem handling such a component-based updates, maybe with new OS updates, the core updating itself, leaving the manufacturer's apps in a compatibility mode or something, and
development teams might just have to refactor their entire codebase to be able to support android O.
From just hearing about Project Treble being a feature of Android O, I'm skeptical that a lot of flagships will get Android O, because it might just be too much of an effort and too small of a payoff to deal with on a phone-by-phone basis.
I believe people are referencing Android TV, not Android. Android TV is a fork of Android for as the name implies; actual TVs. It can either be built into the TV or is a separate box.
In terms of transition and moving data, Google has a couple of pretty good guides like this and this, explaining how to migrate your contacts and photo and stuff over (don't forget to turn off iMessage).
Don't spread misinformation like that. It's not an extra pixel feature, screen recording is built into Android 11.
Here's a quote From android.com
"Built-in screen recording. Finally.
Screen recording lets you capture what’s happening on your phone. And it’s built right into Android 11, so you don’t need an extra app. Record with sound from your mic, your device or both."
We're going through something similar. We have opted for establishing an Android for Work account and connect it to Intune for MDM. Then you can assign apps.
Hmm, is Google Play Protect a Pixel exclusive thing? I followed the instructions to enable it on my OP3, but I don't see any options for it in the Play Store.
Where/how can I use Android Pay? Also, if I spend $1 10 times for a total of $10, I get back $50?
Edit: Saw this link https://www.android.com/pay/where-to-use/
Not sure if I can spend $1 at any of these places.
Any way to buy gift cards using this? Google Play gift cards? Or Lyft or Uber gift card? I would prefer not having to leave my home :D
I think the active community of /r/Android and /r/apple are much more civil than the idiots you generally encounter when reading reviews on the devices themselves or anything related...
EDIT: This could be helpful to you, by the way: https://www.android.com/switch/
AOSP is open source, while that's the core of Android, it's pretty hard to use without Google Mobile Services, which includes the play services that most apps use (many won't even start at all without it), and key stuff like play store.
Without access to these 2 things mainly, life gets much harder for users. Even for tech-savvy people, just getting an app running can take a lot of fiddling, and you can forget about stuff like app auto-updates, which can also be a pretty big issue when many companies are now running automated weekly or fortnightly releases. Simply keeping up-to-date can get nightmarish.
Huawei isn't blocked from using Android, it's blocked from just about everything that makes it easy to use for most users.
** Confirm exact duration of support for phones in your territory with smartphone manufacturer. Monthly security updates to be supported for at least 3 years after initial phone release.
Google only mandated them for one letter upgrade. Their modus operandi is to do the bare minimum and then pat themselves on a job well done.
> Android is open source and not really any different then Linux.
Just to be clear, Android is Linux. It's not the typical suite of software that you typically expect to find on top of a Linux operating system, but it absolutely is Linux. Indeed, Google is one of the primary contributors to the Linux kernel these days because they use it for nearly everything they do (from Chrome OS to Android to their search systems).
But the issue, here, is not the OS. The issue is that Android has two parts: the core OS (which is a Linux-based system, all of which is open source) and the Google Mobile Services (previously called "Google App Suite") which is Google's branded suite of applications for Android, most of which are proprietary software, including their browser, search app, app store, mail reader, etc.
The EU is contending that Android distributed the former to OEM hardware vendors with the contractual restriction that they could get the latter only if they did not bundle any other version of that suite or components of it. Exceptions were made (Samsung ships their own mail reader, for example) but that was the core issue, and it was standard practice for Google with OEMs.
They are. KEYone and Motion launched with N, they are required to provide O.
>Major update release support
>Support current shipping release + one letter upgrade
If your job uses G Suite, when you link your work email, your phone makes a separate enterprise profile that automatically does this for you. Your employer only has control over enterprise apps, and even then your phone makes two copies of those apps (one for your work email, one for your personal account).
Obviously this isn't the case if your job uses Microsoft stuff (i.e. Outlook) like most jobs I imagine.
Really most major banks have support already as far as I know, but the US has a lot of little banks and credit unions. According to the official site page, there are about 850 financial institutions compatible with Android Pay, which is about 7% of the total number in the US, but probably a significantly higher percent of total deposits
If it was an iPhone, use https://www.icloud.com/#find.
If it was a reasonably modern (2012 or later) Android phone (according to your description of notifications which seems to be the case), use https://www.android.com/devicemanager.
If it's a Windows Phone, use https://account.microsoft.com/devices.
3: Hell yes
Disclaimer I have neither iphone or OP3
MAKE SURE YOU DISABLE IMESSAGE BEFORE GETTING RID OF YOUR IPHONE!! Follow everything on here: https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage. When you enter your phone number into that website, it removes your phone number from apple's imessage servers. Make sure you do that in addition to turning off the imessage setting on your iPhone. Here is some good info on migrating data to your new Android phone: https://www.android.com/switch/. The build quality of the 5X is great for a plastic phone, but make sure your expectations are in line so that you aren't disappointed lol. A plastic phone isn't going to feel as good in the hand as the premium aluminum iPhone 6. Enjoy!
While the flagship phones are the 'best', think about stopping into your local electronics store to play around with some of the options. While reading the specs for the phones are nice and all, feeling the phone in your hands and interacting with it are very good ways to find out if you're going to like a phone or if you should not consider a particular model.
On a seperate note, Google semi-recently made this tool to help converts find a phone that works for them. Although I'm sure it's not perfect, it can be a good tool for finding a good starting point.
Welcome to the Android family! :)
>All three have a 4.5-inch, 854x480 resolution IPS display, MediaTek MT6582 SoC with 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and Mali 400 MP2 GPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage space with microSD card slot, 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, FM radio, dual SIM support, and replaceable 1,700mAh battery. The only differences will be in the design and minor software enhancements.
>The best thing about these phones is that they all run stock version of Android, 4.4.4 KitKat in this case. The phones will get OS updates directly from Google for two years since launch. These phones will also be first in line with the Nexus devices to get Android L, or any future release.
>Up to 2x better performance
>Android Lollipop provides the fastest, most responsive Android experience.
Il y a des efforts faits par Google & Android spécifiquement pour contrer ces problèmes :
Et oui, ça craint de laisser ton employeur gérer ton/leur téléphone. Le plus simple reste d'avoir deux téléphones dédiés à leur usage respectif.
Android One is like the Nexus program in that the manufacturer only creates the hardware, and Google manages the software side. The manufacturer can't introduce anything malicious without Google reviewing it first.
Go to System, Gestures and turn on swipe up on home button. Digital Wellbeing is in beta. You can sign up here, Google will send you a link to join. https://www.android.com/versions/pie-9-0/digital-wellbeing-beta/
> They stop updating Android to the latest version on their 2 year old devices
This actually sounds more like industry practice, those who do update more than a year is the exception rather than the norm, sadly.
If you look at Google's own guideline for an Enterprise Ready device, even they only require one letter upgrade.
That Google support article is old before Android One was "relaunched" with Mi A1. Here you can find "two years of OS upgrades to the latest version of Android" & here you can find both about two years of OS updates & three years of security updates.
> doesn't walk back on that to sell you a new phone to get new software.
Nokia has kept us their promise for the last 1+ years. The Nokia 6 2017 is currently on Android 8.1 March security patch in most markets.
Additionally some of the new Nokia's are certified "Android Enterprise Recommended", where Google enforces a set of rules including THREE years of security updates with each update given up to 3 months to be released.
Right you're referring to this:
The wiki for this bundle has a section referring to their legal issues faced when trying to bundle some apps:
"Numerous European firms filed a complaint to the European Commission stating that Google had manipulated their power and dominance within the market to push their Services to be used by phone manufacturers. The firms were joined together under the name FairSearch, and the main firms included were Microsoft, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Nokia and Oracle. FairSearch's major problem with Google's practices was that they believed Google were forcing phone manufacturers to use their Mobile Services. They claimed Google managed this by asking these manufacturers to sign a contract stating that they must pre-install specific Google Mobile Services, such as Maps, Search and YouTube, in order to get the latest version of the open-source software "Android". Google swiftly responded stating that they "continue to work co-operatively with the European Commission."." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_mobile_services#Google_and_problems_with_rival_firms
I'm not sure how it operates and what it scans for, exactly, however, a "virus" is a subtype of malware. Whether Play Protect attempts to identify spyware/adware would depend on where it gets its definitions from, and there's no official source telling you that. Google does, however, state: "[Play Protect] scans all apps for malware before and after you install them", specifically.
Personally I say the Pixel is just as overpriced as the iPhone. Though, to be fair, it would make for a super easy switch.
Two other phones that are well priced and will make for easy switches are the OnePlus (5 or 3T really, both great phones) or the LG. LG's V30 looks bad ass, along with their G series.
Good luck, there's loads of good Android phones to choose from
As for easy swapping over, I was given this website when I swapped.
It basically let you pair your AW watch with another and send messages or photos directly to eachother.
It was its own watch face and if the other person was also using the watch face, they could send stuff directly, pretty much using the phone only as a source of internet.
Think of it as 1-to-1 snapchat for your watch
Android at Work is supposed to be a solution for this. It puts the work account and stuff into a separate profile, and when work "wipes" the device, it only wipes the work profile, not the whole phone.
The smaller, more customizable one definitely sounds interesting to me. I don't use heartrate or GPS fitness features on my watch, but I do use it as a fashion accessory, changing the band and watchface for different situations. Also, I like smaller watches.
EDIT: The description of the Swordfish model sounds a lot like the watch shown in the demonstrations on the Mode page.
I know this is a joke, but it also shows how much of a joke Google's help and support pages are. The link on the help page to "Find out if your car or receiver is compatible with Android Auto (wireless) is just a link to a list of cars with Android auto compatibility in general and the whole list is collapsed under manufacturer so you can't even Ctrl + F for "wireless."
Not to mention that page is just a design trainwreck. It looks like absolute shit on desktop and there's too much white space, the font is too big, and everything is zoomed in hilariously large. This is why material and other major Google design languages don't excite me. I'd rather have inconsistent design that actually shows content efficiently than inconsistent design that wastes space, hides vital information, and sears my eyeballs with blinding whiteness.
I asked a similar question Just yesterday and someone pointed me to this site which explains all the things Google's built in security does. I came to the conclusion that a third party security system is redundant, and that paying for one is the height of absurdity.
>Also, not that the OP says that BY DEFAULT that's the behavior, not that certain apps that would warrant persistent storage wouldn't be able to get it
Yes, by default all apps will face this. By making the alternative SAF harder to use (changes to java, even changes to C native code libraries - which could be 3rd party - require these changes). Clearly Google did not want to make it easy to bypass ephemeral built-in storage. You can make something possible, but hard to do, and tilt things in your favor. Regulators look at this sort of manipulation all the time. Additionally, the bogey of "security" is not addressed, since malicious apps will make sure they continue to do as before.
>Do people really accidentally install apps? The ui tends to be made to make it hard to uninstall anything.
Not install, but uninstall. Apps do get uninstalled by mistake - especially if you are doing batch uninstalling (repetitive motions can make you wind up clicking away).
Also with Google Play Protect, an app has no security from being uninstalled - these include side-loaded apps:
In addition, side-loaded apps will probably face restrictions in the future - as these are OS enforced restrictions, backed up further by Google policy.
> That way, no matter where you download an app from, you know it’s been checked by Google Play Protect.
Officially: As per the requirement of Google's Android Enterprise Recommended program (which KEY series and Motion are under), at least 1 letter OS upgrade and (used to be) 2 years of updates.
Unofficially: some KEYones are still stuck on Nougat.
Edit: I looked, right after posting this comment, and found this:
+1 to the reply about learning new UI stuff. So many useful functions are hidden to an extent, although I've only been using android since May.
I've always been kind of perplexed that there isn't a comprehensive guide for those sorts of features (or I'm just unaware of it). iOS was always pretty bad with that, although they did have a Tips app way back in the days of the iPhone 4 at least. Not sure if they still have it but, regardless, they seemed to lack announcements for the more subtle features included in their updates as the years went by.
I got the impression that, by keeping some simple tricks hidden away, they were trying to make people feel awestruck by how intuitive their software was because they'd figured it out on their own.
Yeah it's not too easy to find, other than the pixels, I believe there are some vanilla Nokia phones out there ( Android One ). I have the Essential, which comes with nothing, it was on Amazon for $350.
Android One phones are an option (phones from various vendors like Nokia and HTC that conform to Android One spec). They are stock Android, updated by Google for two years with monthly security updates for three years. At least, that's what they're sold as.
i) Camera isn't subpar with Pixel camera port (for which you don't even need root). And in good lighting even the stock camera is good especially the portrait mode.
ii) No. Xiaomi doesn't offer AOSP builds for their other devices. All other devices they have launched to date run MIUI with an exception of A1. What other guy might be saying is just buy Redmi Note 4/5 Plus & install a custom ROM since they have good development scene. Still the experience isn't as smooth going that way especially the bootloader unlock process.
iii) A1 is pure Android without any bloat. That's the whole point of Android One. For more go to https://www.android.com/one/
According to the website, it's basically pure Android, latest Android version out of the box and at least two years of software updates.
It's like the Google Play Edition without branding.
Ok just want to clarify the USB connection. In my experience, modern Android phones transfer files using MTP or PTP, not using standard USB Mass Storage like a USB flash drive.
PTP is the same as how an iPhone appears in Image Capture. This mode can only transfer photos and videos.
MTP is what you need to use to transfer other file types. It's natively supported on Windows and most Linux distributions, but on macOS you will need to use the Android File Transfer app. It works well and is drag and drop from Finder, but your Android phone does not appear as a standard USB drive (it doesn't on Windows either, it appears as a "Portable Device").
Exactly. Android Wear 2 just came out. It only took them a year to do it. Thanks to their restrictions a bunch of watches that could run Wear 2 won't be updated. And Google claimed that maintaining control over the Wear platform would allow them to update it faster. Hahahaha.
Daydream barely has any phones that support it. Oh wow. The Pixel supports it (that's barely a million Daydream devices righ there). As well as the Moto Z, and the Mate 9 Pro. The Axon 7. So that's what? 2 million Daydream devices out in the wild? I'm sure glad that every device sold has a Daydream headset... Oh wait... Strangely enough the Galaxy S8 is marked as "coming soon" even though Gear VR is Samsung's VR platform of choice... But don't worry, Daydream is the future! Nevermind that it's barely off the ground while Apple is right about to flip the switch and enable full AR for hundreds of millions of devices.
Ahhh the tablet Android experience. I love most apps being blown up versions of the phone version. Oh boy do I love the vast selection of Android tablets. I love the wide selection of Android powered tablets like the 2 year old Pixel C. Can't forget the classic Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0... What about the classic that is the Sony Xperia Z4 tablet? The Nvidia Shield Tablet K1? Hey, they're the same guys who made my video card, they can't be that bad right?
Android tablets died the day Google decided to make the tablet experience a large phone. Only Google didn't do anything after that so the Android tablet experience is awful.
You'd think that Google would support their pet projects a bit better than they did with Glass. Instead the people who believed in the project got shafted! And to replace Glass they made Android Wear which isn't any better.
Nice find! For any who don't want to read the commentary, here is a direct link to the terms and conditions on android.com:
[EDIT] Also, 9to5Google has a page about the promo where they describe how the song and chromecast offers work. It looks like 1st, 2nd, and 6th taps get you 3 free songs on Google Play, and the 10th tap gets you a free Chromecast.
At least make an effort...
"No need to give apps access all the time. Android Marshmallow lets you define what you want to share and when. Turn permissions off at any time, too."
+1 Cherry Mobile One & Myphone Uno.
These are Android One phones ( https://www.android.com/one/ ) - which means they run the latest version of Android (that even fancy phones like that sony z3 or many samsung galaxy phones don't have) They come without all the bloatware (pre-installed apps that slow your phone down) and run real smooth with pretty good battery life too!
Haha, yes. At least one more. Me.
You need to install Android File Transfer to get the mac to detect your phone. It autoruns every time you connect your phone to the macbook. I use this mainly to transfer music, etc. to my phone and photos from it. It has a 4GB file size limit though, so you can't transfer any files larger than 4GB.
For smaller transfers (1 photo, sideloaded app, etc.) I use Airdroid. It's the easiest thing to use and transfers content using WiFi Direct.
One word of caution though, if you have a Sony Xperia (any), make sure your phone is unlocked and the screen is on before you connect it or the macbook will hang. It's a bug none of the companies have bothered to rectify!
Android inclus maintenant le "digital wellbeing" ("bien-être numérique" en français) qui peut correspondre à ce que tu cherches. C'est dans les paramètres d'android :
Edit : la documentation
>I know the car can do it as I have checked on googles compatibility site.
Google's compatibility site says nothing about AA wireless compatibility. It just says your car is compatible with Android Auto. Android Auto Wireless came out in 2018. Your 2018 car came out in 2017, and the design would have been done in 2016. No, it doesn't support AA Wireless.
If you install the Android File Transfer tool https://www.android.com/filetransfer/ you'll be able to access the filesystem of your device.
I'm sure it'll vary by device, but I just checked my FR945 and I have .fit files going back to Jan of this year when I bought it.
Let's hope that continues.
> That way, no matter where you download an app from, you know it’s been checked by Google Play Protect.
I don't have it, but I'm glad they mentioned it. Wasn't even aware they released a new version.
Taking a look at the advertised features though, I find it interesting most of the new features are designed around "curbing your phone addiction".
Features creating dynamic shortcuts to your frequently used apps and playlists is great, but then it starts getting into app timers to gray out apps when you're reaching your designated "time limit for the day".
I get it Google, society spends too much time with their head in a phone. I just wish you'd spend time and energy developing more innovative features.
That poor cyclist. I'd have the same reaction! hahaha. "Officer, what the fuck dude?"
I saw this yesterday and could not believe it! At least he did admit fault and that he messed up. I could not imagine being in the cyclist shoes. That must have been a terrifying experience.
Infotainment systems are unfortunately a HUGE problem to the distracted driving epidemic we are facing in America. An infotainment system is the center computer in a vehicle that is responsible for helping the driver complete tasks like voice commands, music, text messages and navigation.
AAA recently released a study comparing 40 different vehicles and how their center computers effected the driver when completing simple tasks while driving. They found that all cars released in 2017 and 2018 required a high to very high demand of attention while driving. Just to give some context to the severity of this issue.
On top of the majority of cars being sold off the lot, third party apps like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto helped with lowering the demand of attention. When these apps are doing a better job at minimizing distractions it tells us that the problem is even deeper than we thought.
I'm just warning of a potential pitfall of the device, considering that it doesn't support all the capabilities of Android TV and app compatibility might be problematic considering its unofficial, hacked nature. I don't know why you seem to have a problem with that.
Since you're on Android.com, you probably noticed that Google doesn't have Mecool listed as one of their partners, so again, that poses a problem for current and future support.
I can only answer #3 so far.
I'm really anti-nav when it comes to cars. I actively turn down car choices that have included nav. The second you buy the car, the nav is outdated (some may be updatable, but I doubt all are). It's usually atrocious UI too, slow, and has no traffic support.
These '18 crosstreks have android auto and carplay support. Use those for your nav. If you didn't know, you can download large swathes of maps to your phone (on my android, in G maps, go to settings > offline areas). Before any trips, download large area surrounding your journey. You can set them to auto-update as well.
Then if you lose coverage, you'll still have your maps+gps to get you there. You'll only lose traffic support that it didn't download prior to you losing connection.
Note: I haven't tried or researched how well this works with CarPlay. I assume CarPlay forces Apple Maps and I don't know if they have offline map feature.
All '18 XVs have android auto/carplay. '17s and below do not. Also a lot of the competition do not have it. So if this is interesting to you now, consider looking for cars that have it. Alternatively, you can still mount your phone on a vent or the windshield and use android auto right on your phone. I did that with my last car which has no screen.
Link to the App Deal Page : https://www.android.com/pay/promotions/#jet
Try downloading the Android File Manager software and putting the phone into "File Transfer Money" once attached to the computer.
Mac cannot natively read media transfer protocol (MTP).
So what I can recommend trying is this:
A similar process can be seen here on YouTube, if you prefer.
Create a folder on your desktop, name it whatever you want. But leave it empty. Next, go into iTunes and sort your library by song. Select all your songs (CMD+A or CTRL+A may work, if not click the first song, scroll down, hold shift and click the last song. Drag your library out of iTunes and into your new folder.
Connect the Pixel to your laptop in a way that allows data transfer. On Windows this works out of the box, on OS X you need Android File Transfer.
Then go through either Windows Explorer or the above tool and navigate to the phone's music folder. Delete the transferred music from the phone (or just move it to a different temp folder to be safe, if you choose). You should then be able to just drag the exported iTunes music into the Pixel's music folder. In theory this will also bring with it all the tracks' proper data and artwork.
Alternatively, you can upload up to 50'000 songs to Google Play Music here. Using this method does stick you to the Google Play Music app, though, which isn't great.
It's really entirely up to what you personally value in a phone. There's enough variety in Android that if you look hard enough you'll eventually find the perfect one for you. Google recently made a service on the Android website to help you find your ideal Android device.
I personally use a BlackBerry Priv, because the things I value most are a large high-resolution AMOLED display, a physical keyboard, a clean unbloated OS, a decent camera, a stylish look, a sturdy build, a micro-SD card slot, fast-charging capabilities, and a loud front-facing stereo speaker. I'm amazed how well it suits me, it would be my absolute dream phone if it had a larger and removable battery.
It's not surprising, sony as much as any other large company suffers from the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing. Support wouldn't necessarily have any idea what's going on in development.
A positive sign : sw3 is still on the android wear page.
Yeah, Google's putting a crazy amount of effort into Android for Work exactly to make it easier to manage situations like these (articles by Ars and Android Police).
Pebble was the first really successful smartwatch. It raised over $10M on kickstarter in 2012. After that came a bunch of various competitors, including various companies making Android Wear watches, and Apple's Watch, which came out in 2015, and is the one featured in the OP.