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OnePlus 5T Likely to Be Safe from Jelly Scrolling Bug

OnePlus 5T Likely to Be Safe from Jelly Scrolling Bug

The OnePlus 5T is official now, and it seems like the device is free from “jelly scrolling”. For those unaware, jelly scrolling is a bug that affected the OnePlus 5 when it was first launched. This pertains to a “jelly” like effect while scrolling. While the issue can be ignored easily, there’s no doubt that it was a concern for the users and the company.

Android 8.1 Lets You Restore Backups After the Initial Setup Process

Android 8.1 Lets You Restore Backups After the Initial Setup Process

Google is bringing in some new features with Android 8.1 to allow easier and more effective restoration of data from an older device. Screenshots show how Google will now offer a prompt on top of the Settings page, asking users to finish the initial setup process. You can then restore all your old data such as apps, passwords, text messages and so on.

AndroidBeat Daily Brief (Sep 20, 2017): HTC Halts Trading of Stocks Ahead of Potential Takeover, Google Home Mini Leaked, and More

AndroidBeat Daily Brief (Sep 20, 2017): HTC Halts Trading of Stocks Ahead of Potential Takeover, Google Home Mini Leaked, and More

HTC has been going through a tough time since 2016, and news about a possible takeover has been floating around for quite some time. This news might get a lot more traction soon as the company announced some big news. Meanwhile, Chinese manufacturer Meizu unveiled the successor to the M5.

AndroidBeat Daily Brief (Sep 19, 2017): Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Pricing Revealed, Sony Xperia XZ1 Launched in the U.S. with Android 8.0, More

AndroidBeat Daily Brief (Sep 19, 2017): Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Pricing Revealed, Sony Xperia XZ1 Launched in the U.S. with Android 8.0, More

Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL during its October 4 event. Thanks to a new leak, we’re getting a very good look of the two handsets and the color variants they will be sold in. A separate leak also shed some light on the upgraded version of the Google Daydream View VR headset. All this and more on today’s daily brief.

Gboard 6.5 Beta Brings Support for Bitmoji and Other Stickers [Update: Live Now]

Gboard 6.5 Beta Brings Support for Bitmoji and Other Stickers [Update: Live Now]

Google has updated Gboard beta on Android to version 6.5. The update is significant as it introduces a new stickers tab with support for Bitmoji and others. The update also comes with some adjustments to the ‘Themes’ section of the app.

Essential to Offer Free Phones to Customers Involved in the Personal Data Leak

Essential to Offer Free Phones to Customers Involved in the Personal Data Leak

Essential has announced that it will offer a free unit of the Essential Phone to customers who were recently part of an internal company deficiency, resulting in 70 users having their private data shared with a handful of other customers.

TCL Looking to Resurrect Palm with a Handful of New Devices in 2018

TCL Looking to Resurrect Palm with a Handful of New Devices in 2018

According to an interview given by the Marketing Manager of TCL, Stefan Streit, the company is looking to revive the Palm brand under its name. TCL took a similar step with BlackBerry and co-launched the KEYone earlier this year. We can expect similar things to come out of the Palm revival, it appears.

T-Mobile Could Start Shipping Galaxy Note 8 Orders Earlier Than Expected

T-Mobile Could Start Shipping Galaxy Note 8 Orders Earlier Than Expected

The Galaxy Note 8 was officially announced last week amidst much hype and speculation. The handset managed to live up to the buzz, being the company’s first official dual-camera smartphone. Today, T-Mobile customers are in for some good news with a handful of users reportedly getting messages that their order is “being packed” and will be shipped “soon”.

Android Oreo Will Allow Third-Party Apps to Integrate with Google Assistant

Android Oreo Will Allow Third-Party Apps to Integrate with Google Assistant

According to internal Android 8.0 code discovered in the Android Developers website by the good folks at XDA, Android apps will soon be able to leverage the power of Google Assistant within their apps. This essentially means that you will be able to launch Google Assistant to perform certain tasks without having to leave the app. This also leaves you open to use Google’s built-in features with other voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana.

Developer Compiles Unofficial Desktop Client of Google Allo For Mac and Windows

Developer Compiles Unofficial Desktop Client of Google Allo For Mac and Windows

A developer named Kelvin Nguyen has compiled together a desktop client for Google Allo based on the web version of the app. Previously, the Allo client could only be run on a Chrome browser, which basically meant that the user needed to keep a browser tab open at all times to send or receive messages. But this desktop client can be run without a browser, and can be set to run on startup (on Windows machines).