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Google posts Nexus/Pixel system images and OTA files for January 2018 patches

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Google is getting an early start in 2018 by rolling out the monthly patches for Nexus and Pixel devices. The OTA files and full system images are available a few days earlier than usual, and devices should begin seeing updates in the not too distant future. It looks like several devices have two different builds available this month, so you'll have to grab the right one if you just can't wait.

As usual, the OTA files are live for those of you without an unlocked bootloader.

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Google posts Nexus/Pixel system images and OTA files for January 2018 patches was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Get the Pixel 2’s portrait mode on your first-gen Pixel phones, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X with this mod [APK Download]

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Portrait mode became one of the most popular features for cameras in 2017. Apple's iPhone lineup, the Galaxy Note8, the OnePlus 5T, and even the Essential Phone have it in their camera apps. However, owners of older phones were left out of the fun. Luckily, serial Google Camera modder Charles Chow has created a modded Google Camera APK with portrait mode on board for the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL, the Nexus 6P, and the Nexus 5X.

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Get the Pixel 2's portrait mode on your first-gen Pixel phones, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X with this mod [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The most (and least) popular devices used to browse Android Police in 2017

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Last August, I published a list of the most and least popular smartphones and tablets used on Android Police. That post was surprisingly popular - and I've had repeated requests for a follow-up. Now that well over a year has passed, I think the time is right for a new installment, and one spanning a far greater time period than the month-long data set I used to compile the last version.

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The most (and least) popular devices used to browse Android Police in 2017 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Contacts sync is breaking on some devices running Android Oreo

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

One of the most basic and convenient features of life in Google's ecosystem is contacts sync. From email to phone numbers and Google+ profiles, you know that whatever platform you are on, you'll be able to reach out to the people you need to with a minimum of fuss. But for some this essential feature isn't working correctly, and contacts aren't being successfully synced to their Oreo-powered Android devices.

Reports are varied.

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Contacts sync is breaking on some devices running Android Oreo was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 OTA files and factory images are now live

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Anxiously waiting for 8.1 to land? It would appear that today is the day. Google has just released both the OTA files for sideloading 8.1 and the requisite factory images. Intrepid Android enthusiasts can flash the update, though it is worth noting that the OTA files aren't currently working when sideloading from DP2 on at least one device. 

So far the OTA for 8.1 itself doesn't appear to be rolling out.

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Android 8.1 OTA files and factory images are now live was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s December 2017 security bulletin is up, system updates go live tomorrow (December 5th)

Monday, December 4th, 2017

It's almost time for another round of updates to Google's Android devices. The currently supported Pixels and Nexus phones should begin seeing new builds tomorrow, but Google already has the latest security bulletin up to detail what's fixed in the new version. There don't appear to be any functional updates this month, though.

If you're interested in the full list of patches included in the December updates, you can see the Android security bulletin.

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Google's December 2017 security bulletin is up, system updates go live tomorrow (December 5th) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Project Fi support offering owners of defective Nexus 5X phones as little as $53 after it runs out of replacement devices

Friday, December 1st, 2017

The Nexus 5X was a fine phone at launch, but it hasn't aged well. It's affected by LG's famous bootloop issue, but Project Fi customers who had Device Protection (formerly Nexus Protect) thought they were safe. Over the last several days, we've gotten multiple tips from readers who have been struggling to get a replacement. Apparently, Google is out of refurb phones, and its proposed remedy is laughable. Customers are being offered as little as $52 in compensation.

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Project Fi support offering owners of defective Nexus 5X phones as little as $53 after it runs out of replacement devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Latest Gmail and Maps versions have white/inverted nav bars on Android 8.1

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

White navigation bars are nothing new, with LG phones having had them as options for many years and Samsung recently making them the default to reduce burn-in on its Galaxy phones. Now they're becoming abundant in Google phones with the introduction of Android 8.1 Oreo, both for aesthetic effect and in an attempt to minimize burn-in. Their latest appearances on 8.1 are in Gmail and Maps, where they've found new homes.

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Latest Gmail and Maps versions have white/inverted nav bars on Android 8.1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: OTAs going out] Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Google dropped the first developer preview for Android 8.1 last month, and now it's time for an update. The second dev preview build is now available for download via system images on the developer site. This is your chance to be on the bleeding edge of Android, but as usual, running beta software comes with some risks.

There are two ways to get the second dev preview.

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[Update: OTAs going out] Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Google dropped the first developer preview for Android 8.1 last month, and now it's time for an update. The second dev preview build is now available for download via system images on the developer site. This is your chance to be on the bleeding edge of Android, but as usual, running beta software comes with some risks.

There are two ways to get the second dev preview. If you have an unlocked bootloader, you can grab the updated system images and flash them with ADB.

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Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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