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Post by impar » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:51 am

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DO Global responds to Google's accusations about using fraudulent tactics in apps

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Post by impar » Wed May 08, 2019 11:25 am

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Android Q: an exclusive first look at dark mode, better gestures, and an impressive new accessibility feature

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Android Q replaces the back button with a side swipe



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Post by impar » Mon May 13, 2019 11:09 am

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Digital Wellbeing possibly interfering with performance on Pixel phones

If you're a Pixel owner and are facing performance issues with your phone, this might be the solution to your problems. According to numerous Reddit users, Google's Digital Wellbeing has been slowing down Pixel phones. One Reddit user, ploewer, who owns a Pixel 3 reported that turning off Digital Wellbeing made a huge impact on the smartphone's performance, stating that the difference was like "night and day".

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Post by thegrommit » Sun May 19, 2019 7:20 pm

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Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app.
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Post by impar » Mon May 20, 2019 8:25 am

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Google pulls Huawei’s Android license, forcing it to use open source version
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Huawei is now restricted to using the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), cutting the company off from critical Google apps and services that consumers outside of China expect on Android devices. That also means Huawei will only be able to push security updates for Android once they’re made available in AOSP, assuming the company uses its own update system. It’s not clear yet how this will affect the full range of Android integrations that Huawei depends on, but we will update this story when we receive additional clarification about the impacts of Google’s decision.
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Post by jpr » Mon May 20, 2019 9:03 am

Sigh. Apparently this will mostly affect new models - existing ones will continue having access to "everything" Google.

No idea about future updates - there are already betas of Android Q for some models, so maybe that version at least will still be supported :-k
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German firm Infineon suspends shipments to Huawei
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Infineon joins Qualcomm, Qorvo, Micron Technology, and Western Digital as firms that no longer ship to Huawei. ST Microelectronics, TSMC, Toshiba Memory, and Japan Display Inc. have not yet stopped shipments to the Chinese firm but are investigating the issue and could also suspend business dealings.
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Post by daglesj » Mon May 20, 2019 4:32 pm

jpr wrote:
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Sigh. Apparently this will mostly affect new models - existing ones will continue having access to "everything" Google.

No idea about future updates - there are already betas of Android Q for some models, so maybe that version at least will still be supported :-k
Nothing to do with Apple tanking and China basically racing ahead. That or The Chinese wont put backdoors in their hardware for the NSA...
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Post by powerarmour » Mon May 20, 2019 5:07 pm

No reason why Huawei can't run an AOSP version of Android though, sure the updates will have to come in-house, but they will have options without the gapps.

Alternatively Huawe also has a userbase of ~500m, that's an awful lot of complaints incoming. Google might not have the stomach for that PR fight.
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Post by thegrommit » Mon May 20, 2019 6:25 pm

powerarmour wrote:
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Alternatively Huawe also has a userbase of ~500m, that's an awful lot of complaints incoming. Google might not have the stomach for that PR fight.
Google doesn't have a choice so long as Huawei remains on the US governments blacklist. My last employer had to abide by similar restrictions, with any work in certain countries needing to be approved by the legal department first.
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