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Waze’s latest update might help the next time you get a flat tire

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Google bought Waze quite a while back, and though many of us suspected it would quickly be folded into Google Maps, it's remained a separate service for the last five years. Even better, the app has been regularly updated with new features, even including support for Android Auto. But today's update might be one of the most generally useful in recent memory. Now you can request roadside help from other Waze users if you run into trouble driving. 

The full changelog is here:

WHAT'S NEW

Thanks for using Waze!

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Waze's latest update might help the next time you get a flat tire was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant stops working properly for Android Wear users after faulty Google app update

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

People are accusing of Google of treating its customers like beta testers more than ever these days, and for good reason - it seems like there's a new problem with a Google product every day. Our latest issue concerns Android Wear, in which Google Assistant is refusing to do virtually anything aside from simple Google searches.

Most recently, Android Wear has had an issue with recurring reminders that still has yet to be fixed.

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Google Assistant stops working properly for Android Wear users after faulty Google app update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sprint Galaxy S8 and S8+ get updates for CallingPLUS, a VoLTE-WiFi calling combination

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

VoLTE and WiFi calling are both features that have existed on multiple carriers for some years now, but until now, Sprint devices haven't been able to use them in conjunction with each other, save for two rather unimportant devices. The latest updates for the Sprint Galaxy S8 and S8+ enable CallingPLUS, Sprint's lingo for its VoLTE - WiFi calling combo.

Previously, only the Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx and LG Stylo 3 featured CallingPLUS, but the S8 and S8+ line has now joined the ranks.

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Sprint Galaxy S8 and S8+ get updates for CallingPLUS, a VoLTE-WiFi calling combination was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia 5 and 6 start receiving August security patch on the same day as Nexus/Pixel devices

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

We at AP usually don't cover security patches for non-Google devices, as those are released for different models constantly, but we found this pretty interesting: Nokia began pushing the August 2017 security patch to the Nokia 5 and 6 yesterday, the very same day that Google did. Impressive work, HMD Global.

BlackBerry releases the monthly security patches at this time consistently, but since the whole company is security-focused, it'd be a bit of an embarrassment if anything else were true.

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Nokia 5 and 6 start receiving August security patch on the same day as Nexus/Pixel devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The OnePlus 5’s new 4K EIS is incredible

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

If you can remember as far back as yesterday, you might recall that OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS v4.5.8, an update that was mostly identical to but slightly less buggy than the preceding 4.5.7. The headlining feature in both versions was a new EIS (electronic image stabilization) feature for 4K recording, a detail that was considered a significant omission by some reviewers. Fortunately for OnePlus 5 users everywhere, the EIS looks to be pretty fantastic. 

As you can see, it looks like there is a slight crop under the new update, which makes sense.

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The OnePlus 5's new 4K EIS is incredible was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Replaced by 4.5.8] OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.7 update brings stabilization to 4K video and a new system font

Friday, August 4th, 2017

One of the bigger drawbacks reviewers noticed with the OnePlus 5 was the lack of image stabilization when recording video in 4K. Well, as of today that's one problem the OnePlus 5 doesn't have anymore. Right now a staged rollout is progressing for OxygenOS 4.5.7, which brings with it EIS  for 4K recording, as well as a handful of bug fixes, optimizations, security patch updates, and a new font. 

4K video might consume a ton of space, but each model of the OnePlus does ship with quite a quite a lot, so the lack of stabilization was a problem that many were likely to experience.

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[Update: Replaced by 4.5.8] OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.7 update brings stabilization to 4K video and a new system font was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Starbucks for Android now has fingerprint support

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Those that frequent the land of French roasts and baristas to get their caffeine fix can now save a few extra seconds each day. The Starbucks app for Android was just updated, and among the recent changes is fingerprint support. So the next time you log in or reload your balance, it could be as easy as a single tap.

There are also a few other small changes in the new update.

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Starbucks for Android now has fingerprint support was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Skype v8.3 adds light and dark themes, activity indicators, and chat reordering [APK Download]

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Skype just introduced PayPal integration less than 24 hours ago, but that doesn't mean the Microsoft-owned company is done adding things. Version 8.3 of the Skype Android app has implemented a host of new features, including themes, activity indicators, and chat reordering.

Here's the official changelog:

WHAT'S NEW

We're listening to your feedback and working hard to improve Skype. Here's what's new:

  • New themes - choose between light and dark themes.
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Skype v8.3 adds light and dark themes, activity indicators, and chat reordering [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

ZTE Maven 2 on AT&T jumps from Android 6.0 to 7.1.1

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The ZTE Maven 2 is one of many phones offered on AT&T PREPAID (previously AT&T GoPhone), and currently goes for $39.99 from the carrier. It has the specifications to match - a 480x854 display, a Snapdragon 210 processor, and 1GB of RAM. Still, this super cheap phone has one thing the Galaxy S8 doesn't have - Android 7.1.1.

AT&T is rolling out a software update to the Maven 2, jumping the system version from 6.0 to 7.1.1.

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ZTE Maven 2 on AT&T jumps from Android 6.0 to 7.1.1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.7 update brings stabilization to 4K video and a new system font

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

One of the bigger drawbacks reviewers noticed with the OnePlus 5 was the lack of image stabilization when recording video in 4K. Well, as of today that's one problem the OnePlus 5 doesn't have anymore. Right now a staged rollout is progressing for OxygenOS 4.5.7, which brings with it EIS  for 4K recording, as well as a handful of bug fixes, optimizations, security patch updates, and a new font. 

4K video might consume a ton of space, but each model of the OnePlus does ship with quite a quite a lot, so the lack of stabilization was a problem that many were likely to experience.

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OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.7 update brings stabilization to 4K video and a new system font was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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