In a Thanksgiving surprise, a new code change has revealed the first Android smartphone to be used as a testbed for Fuchsia, Google’s in-development operating system for devices of all kinds. The bigger surprise — it’s a Huawei.
In the past few versions of Android, Google has made some big adjustments to sharing. As useful as many of those changes have been, they’ve also significantly slowed down the Android sharing menu. Today, it’s been confirmed that Google is working on fixing this with a complete redesign.
Motorola has already released the kernel source code for most of the Moto E5 variants, including the E5 Plus and E5 Play Android Go Edition. However, the code for the plain E5 has not been available for developers to tinker with — until now.
Motorola just uploaded the Android 8.0 Oreo kernel source code for the regular Moto E5 (codename ‘Nora’) to GitHub. With this, developers can more easily create custom ROMs and recovery partitions for the phone. Read More
We had a chance to go hands-on with some Samsung test devices running the company’s new One UI – the latest in a long line of TouchWiz rebrands – and the feature likely to generate the most attention is almost certainly the new “Night theme” option. Basically, night theme sets nearly every stock app, along with the launcher and lockscreen, into an all-blacked-out look that Android users have been begging for in devices for years. Read More
Gallery: Take a look at Samsung’s new “Night theme” dark mode for Galaxy phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.