Google App for Android Gains Offline Search Capabilities; Now Works Better With Spotty Data Connections
Google today announced that the Google app for Android will now work better with spotty data connections. Now, when you search for something through the Google app and it fails due to no data connection, the results will be retrieved automatically once your handset regains connectivity.
Android One is Google’s effort at launching relatively inexpensive smartphones, which still have the full support of Google itself, as far as software updates are concerned.
While Verizon Wireless wasn’t all that quick to jump on a software update that would disable Galaxy Note 7s in the wild during the holidays, the Big Red carrier is definitely buckling down now.
After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco last year, Samsung has reportedly decided to take its own sweet time in launching the Galaxy S8 this year. And rightfully so. The company wants to ensure that in its hurry to release the Galaxy S8, it ends up shipping with the same problem as the Galaxy Note 7.
The rollout of OxygenOS 4.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T has not gone particularly well for OnePlus. The update is riddled with bugs and stability issues thereby frustrating a lot of OnePlus 3/3T owners. OnePlus tried fixing things by rolling out a quick hotfix OxygenOS 4.0.1 update but accidentally shipped it with a debugging kernel and had to pull the update soon after.
ZTE launched a Kickstarter project for a brand new smartphone, codenamed “Project CSX” two weeks ago.
As per research firm Wave7 Research, the Google Pixel continues to be in high demand at Verizon even after the end of the holiday season. The research firm conducted a survey by visiting 50 Verizon stores last week and noted that the Pixel accounted for 9.5 percent of the total smartphone sales on Verizon last month.
Reliable leaker Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks) says that Google will be launching Android Wear 2.0 on February 9th. This matches perfectly with the revised ‘early February’ timeline that Google had revealed to registered Google Play developers in an email.
Launched towards the end of last year, the Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note are Lenovo’s latest budget wonders meant to take on Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi Note 4 and budget offerings from other Chinese OEMs. If you happen to buy either the K6 Power or K6 Note, check out this post for some tips and tricks for the devices that will help you get the most out of them.