Tag Archives: Android 7.0 Nougat

Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablets have hands-free Alexa and ship with Fire OS 6 (Android Nougat)

Amazon Fire HD 8Amazon’s Fire tablets are some of the most popular Android tablets in the world. While the OS looks nothing like what you’d find on an Android phone, it is indeed Android. The latest generation of the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet was announced today with minor updates. The tablet is shipping with Fire OS 6,

Blob emojis are back as sticker packs in Gboard & Android Messages

blob emoji blobmoji gboard android messagesOne of the biggest casualties with the Android Oreo update was Google’s infamous blob emoji (a.k.a. “blobmoji”). The update introduced a redesigned emoji pack with more traditional round faces. Many of the fan-favorite critters were updated as well. Some people were happy to see the blobs get the ax, but a lot of Android users are

The History of Printing on Android and how the Mopria Alliance made it better

Prior to the debut of Android 8.0 Oreo’s Default Print Service, printing documents on Android was easier said than done. Google’s mobile operating system didn’t gain native printer support until Android 4.4 KitKat, and with the exception of third-party solutions from the likes of Samsung, setting up a printer required vendor-specific plugins and drivers. But

Android P will finally restrict apps from monitoring your network activity

A years-old privacy flaw will finally be coming to an end on Android. It’s an issue you’ve probably never heard of, but one that you should absolutely be concerned about. Currently, apps on Android can gain full access to the network activity on your device—even without asking for any sensitive permissions. These apps can’t detect the