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[Update: Scanner REDACTED is out] Niantic updates Ingress to Ingress Prime, and fans aren’t happy

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Back in December of 2017 we learned that Niantic would be rebooting its aging augmented reality mobile game Ingress into something called Ingress Prime. After a lot of fan feedback and a delayed release, Ingress Prime is finally headed out to users. This major update basically replaces the old game and attempts to deliver plenty of quality-of-life upgrades and a flashy new UI.

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[Update: Scanner REDACTED is out] Niantic updates Ingress to Ingress Prime, and fans aren't happy was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Niantic updates Ingress to Ingress Prime, and fans aren’t happy

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Back in December of 2017 we learned that Niantic would be rebooting its aging augmented reality mobile game Ingress into something called Ingress Prime. After a lot of fan feedback and a delayed release, it would appear that Ingress Prime is finally ready for the masses. This major update basically replaces the old game and brings with it plenty of quality-of-life upgrades and a flashy new UI. Sadly it would seem that these changes also bring along a list of issues, and the player base isn't very pleased.

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Niantic updates Ingress to Ingress Prime, and fans aren't happy was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Fixed] You’re not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

There was a time when the Google app was just a search box for your home screen (the package name is actually "googlequicksearchbox"). Now, it's an integral part of your phone that can add new and wonderful features via an update. Unfortunately, it can also introduce new and infuriating bugs. Case in point, a recent Google app update is causing launchers to ping your location every time you go home.

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[Update: Fixed] You're not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

You’re not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

There was a time when the Google app was just a search box for your home screen (the package name is actually "googlequicksearchbox"). Now, it's an integral part of your phone that can add new and wonderful features via an update. Unfortunately, it can also introduce new and infuriating bugs. Case in point, a recent Google app update is causing launchers to ping your location every time you go home. Which launchers?

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You're not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Fix coming] Hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug adds a second notch to the side of the screen

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The notch on the Pixel 3 XL is probably one of the most derided smartphone features in history, or, judging by our comments section, the worst thing to ever happen in the history of the universe.

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[Update: Fix coming] Hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug adds a second notch to the side of the screen was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Fix coming] Hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug adds a second notch to the side of the screen

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The notch on the Pixel 3 XL is probably one of the most derided smartphone features in history, or, judging by our comments section, the worst thing to ever happen in the history of the universe.

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[Update: Fix coming] Hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug adds a second notch to the side of the screen was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apex Launcher developer admits defeat, tries to roll back app to v3

Friday, October 26th, 2018

There was a time when Apex Launcher was among the best home screen apps on Android. However, it fell behind the likes of Nova and Action Launcher before going silent. Apex made a comeback in 2017, but the update to v4 over the summer has been nothing short of a disaster. Now, the developers are trying to undo the damage by rolling back to v3 in the latest "update."

The response was swift and overwhelmingly negative when the v4 update rolled out over the summer.

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Apex Launcher developer admits defeat, tries to roll back app to v3 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

There’s no way to silently change the ringer volume in Android Pie, but a fix is coming

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Developing a new version of Android is a serious undertaking, and sometimes little usability issues can be overlooked. Case in point: you cannot change the ringer volume in Android 9 without making noise. Yeesh. Thankfully, Google is aware of the issue, and a fix is incoming soon.

In Pie, the volume rocker on your phone changes the media volume, plus there's an on-screen toggle for the ringer mode. However, the only place to change the volume of the ringer is the settings page.

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There's no way to silently change the ringer volume in Android Pie, but a fix is coming was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Gboard has a bug that screws up glide typing, but there’s an easy fix

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

If you're a Gboard user who has recently been frustrated by your glide typing yielding a bungled mess, take heart: you're not alone, and you're not going crazy. Google has confirmed that it's aware of the bug affecting its virtual keyboard and is on the case. In the meantime, there's a simple fix that users may already have stumbled upon.

A number of Gboard users have emailed us about the glide-typing bug, which is not limited to any particular phones.

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Gboard has a bug that screws up glide typing, but there's an easy fix was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Accidental Google rollout, now reverted] Pixels have suddenly started activating battery saver when almost fully charged

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Like most phones these days, Google's Pixel devices have a battery saver mode that automatically kicks in when your charge level reaches a certain threshold. You can change the percentage at which battery saver activates, but apparently Google can do that, too. A substantial number of Pixel owners report their phones have suddenly switched to battery saver mode when almost fully charged.

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[Update: Accidental Google rollout, now reverted] Pixels have suddenly started activating battery saver when almost fully charged was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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