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Google Announces Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2, Adds Testing with the Pixel Visual Core and More

It was the tail end of October when Google released the first developer preview for the latest version of their mobile operating system, Android 8.1. It was made available to the supported Nexus and Pixel devices and while there was some hiccups with its release, for the most part it was a good rollout. Today, […]

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Developer Adaptive Icons Bug That Causes Bootloops in Android Oreo

Update 11/9/17: Google has fixed the bug. Happening Studios, the developer of Swipe for Facebook, has discovered an application bug with Android 8.0 Oreo’s adaptive icons which causes bootloops. It’s pretty serious: On affected devices, it repeatedly crashes the system UI and any launcher which uses adaptive icons. Users can’t even reach the settings menu to […]

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Interview with Flar2, Developer of ElementalX Kernel Part 2: Android Bottlenecks and Personal Life

I recently got to interview flar2, the man behind the famous ElementalX kernel, and his even more popular ElementalX Kernel Manager application. He has released a version of his kernel for a vast array of devices, including OnePlus and Nexus devices. In this part, we ask about flar2’s thoughts on Android performance bottlenecks and more […]

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Google is Collecting Feedback on Android 8.1 Developer Preview 1 OTA Installation Issues

Google released Android 8.1 Developer Preview on October 25 and the stable version of the maintenance release for Android Oreo will be released in December. However, Android Beta Program users can test-drive the latest update through an OTA, and all users can also download and install the system images with an unlocked bootloader. The principal advantage […]

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