Walmart Launches Trio Of Cheap Android Tablets

Walmart Launches Trio Of Cheap Android Tablets


It was reported not too long ago that Walmart would soon launch its own-brand cheap Android tablets that would compete with Amazon’s Fire tablets which have long been the gold standard of cheap Android tablets. Released under its in-house Onn brand, Walmart is selling one 8 inch and two 10.1 inch tablets. Prices start at just $64.

The 8 inch model is understandably the cheapest at $64. There’s a 10.1 inch model for $79 while another 10.1 inch model comes with a detachable keyboard for $99. The specs are fairly low with all three tablets sporting a 800×1280 pixel resolution display, a 1.3GHz quadcore processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. There’s even a 2 megapixel rear and 0.3 megapixel front camera.

Oneplus 3 And 3t Finally Get Android 9 Pie Update

OnePlus 3 And 3T Finally Get Android 9 Pie Update


It’s not common for Android devices to get more than two major OS updates. So when a device is released, it will only be supported for two major OS updates in most cases. There have been deviations from the norm in a few cases but the two year cutoff is more or less the norm in the industry. You can imagine how happy OnePlus would have made its customers when it announced that it would update the OnePlus 3 and 3T with Android 9 Pie. The company has followed through on that promise today.

The OnePlus 3 and 3T are now receiving their Android 9 Pie update today. This is the third major Android OS update for the device. The OnePlus 3 series was released by the company in 2016. It’s now rolling out Android 9 Pie for both devices.

Tor Browser Launched For Android, Brings Private Internet Browsing

Tor Browser Launched For Android, Brings Private Internet Browsing

Browsers like Google’s Chrome have a feature called Incognito Mode which is meant to help keep your browsing sessions private. However, sometimes that doesn’t always work as intended and that there is still some work to be done to ensure a truly private browsing session. However, if you don’t mind using an alternative browser, then you might be interested to learn that the Tor Browser has officially launched for Android.

The Tor Browser for Android has been in the works for a while with its alpha released back in September last year. However, the Tor Project has announced that the first stable release is now available on Android and for those who are interested, they can go ahead and take the browser for a spin

Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall

Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall


It has often been reported that Huawei is developing its own operating system as an alternative to Android should its license for Google’s operating system ever be revoked. Due to the recent trade restrictions imposed by the United States on China, Google did suspend Huawei’s Android support and so there’s more talk now of the company’s Android alternative.

A new report suggests that Huawei will be in a position to launch it as early as the fall this year. Huawei hasn’t confirmed on its own when it’s planning to launch its own operating system for smartphones. The CEO of Huawei’s consumer business Richard Yu has reportedly revealed in a private WeChat group that the company will be able to launch its Android alternative by the fall this year.

Adobe Premiere Rush For Android Is Finally Out

Adobe Premiere Rush For Android Is Finally Out


Adobe Premiere Rush is essentially a trimmed version of its Premiere Pro and Audition tools that are meant for serious video editors. The company first released the Premiere Rush app for iOS, Windows, and Mac late last year. It said at that time that the app will eventually be released for Android. Adobe Premiere Rush for Android is finally rolling out today.

Adobe has created Premiere Rush to provide mobile users with advanced video editing tools. The idea is that the app should be able to fulfill the needs of those who just want to make casual edits to their footage but when the need arises, could make some proper edits as well.

Huawei Officially Responds To Android Ban

Huawei Officially Responds To Android Ban

Huawei has so far kept mum on the issue, but they have since released a statement on the matter where they reassure their customers that existing devices will continue to receive security updates and after-sales services. “Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.”

The company adds, “We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.” This more or less echoes what Google had previously stated, in which the ban would only apply to new Huawei handsets, and that existing devices will continue to be supported by the company, although there would no longer be any new updates.

Android R Might Finally Bring Scrolling Screenshots

Android R Might Finally Bring Scrolling Screenshots


Following reports that the next major iteration of Android OS won’t have support for scrolling screenshots, it appears that this feature has been added to the docket for the one after that. Scrolling screenshots were recently marked as “infeasible” in the Android issue tracker but that decision has now been overruled, paving the way for stock Android to have this feature as well.

The scrolling screenshot feature is quite handy when you’re trying to screenshot all of the content on a page since it can capture more than just one full screen. The screenshot simply scrolls down and captures additional content. OEMs like Samsung have already built this functionality into their custom Android skins. Unfortunately, scrolling screenshots have never been a native Android feature.

Android Q Might Be Able To Detect When You're In A Car Crash

Android Q Might Be Able To Detect When You're In A Car Crash

For Pixel smartphone owners in the future, the next time you’re driving and you get into a car crash, there is a good chance that your Pixel smartphone might be able to tell that you are in an accident and potentially call for help on your behalf. This is according to a recent discovery by XDA Developers who found hints of the feature in the latest beta for Android Q.

According to the discovery, they found a new Google app called “Safety Hub” with various references made to car crash. It also appears that the references made suggest that it could be a Pixel exclusive, meaning that non-Pixel smartphones might not get the feature and could actually help Google make their Pixel smartphones more compelling.

Pixel 3a And 3a Xl Support For Android Q Beta Removed

Pixel 3a And 3a XL Support For Android Q Beta Removed


Google announced the Android Q beta 3 at its I/O 2019 developers’ conference and confirmed that a total of 21 devices will be eligible for the beta. The list didn’t include the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, the new smartphones that Google unveiled at I/O, but it later confirmed that they would get the beta. The list has now been updated and the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been removed.

The official page for enrolling in the Android Q beta 3 only mentions that six previous Pixel smartphones are supported. They don’t include the new handsets but the website mentions that the “Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be eligible in June.”

Android Q Will Let Apps Record Audio From Other Apps

Android Q Will Let Apps Record Audio From Other Apps

Mobile gaming is a big thing and as such, it’s not surprising that more content creators could be focused on creating videos dedicated to mobile games. However, there is the question of how does one successfully capture audio from your mobile game? There are screen recording apps out there, but for the most part, they can’t capture audio.

Instead, users will need to use some kind of external recording device which makes the entire process a bit more complicated than it has to. However, the good news is that according to a report from XDA Developers, they have discovered that in Android Q, it will come with APIs that will let third-party apps record audio from other apps.

These 8 Huawei Phones Will Get Android Q First

These 8 Huawei Phones Will Get Android Q First


Google talked a lot about Android Q at its I/O 2019 developers conference this week. The company has rolled out beta 3 of the upcoming iteration as well for almost two dozen devices from different manufacturers. Huawei is one of them and the Chinese company has also revealed the 8 devices which it will release Android Q for initially.

The list of devices that Huawei will release Android Q for first was posted on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. It includes the Honor View 20/V20, Honor Magic 2, Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, the Mate 20X and Mate 20 RS Porsche Design in addition to the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.

Android Q To Remove Support For Android Beam

Android Q To Remove Support For Android Beam


The Android Beam feature has been around for a few years now but it seems that not a lot of people have been using it. Perhaps that’s why Google has decided to remove this functionality with Android Q. The next major OS release is going to remove the Android Beam feature with no official replacement taking its place.

Google introduced Android Beam in 2011 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Android has come a very long way since then. Those who do use Android Beam need not worry. They can get similar functionality by using many third-party apps. The company’s very own Google Files app offers a similar feature as well.

How To Turn Off Safe Mode On Android

How To Turn OFF Safe Mode On Android

In Windows whenever you need to debug a problem that’s plaguing your computer system, the best way is to go into Safe Mode (check out our guide here). In case you’ve never had the misfortune of experiencing it, Android also has its own Safe Mode which it enters into when it detects that something is wrong, like an app error, malware, or operating system glitch.

It can be a bit disconcerting to see your phone boot up in Safe Mode, but if you have experienced it (or are experiencing it), here are several ways that you can get out of Safe Mode and back into normal mode.