Leak reveals Android 8.1-powered Sony Xperia XZ2 Pro with 18:9 display

A new Sony smartphone has leaked through an HTML benchmark test. The device carries Xperia XZ2 moniker, runs Android 8.1 Oreo, and the ‘screen size’ section in the benchmark suggests the phone will feature an aspect ratio of 18:9. The leak also reveals the handset carries a model number of H8116. If you recall, a Sony device with the same model number had leaked in December last year, revealing a 2160 x 3840 pixel display. There have already been rumors of an Xperia XZ Pro landing at MWC. However, now it seems the device will be called XZ2 Pro. Other rumored specs for the phone…

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Google looking into swipe issues being faced by Android 8.1-powered Pixel/Nexus users

Last week, it came to light that the Android 8.1 update has introduced swipe issues in Pixel and Nexus branded devices. Well, acting swiftly, Google has now confirmed that it’s investigating the problem. Orrin, a Google forums community manager and also a company employee, posted today that they are looking into swipe issues, and will be reaching out privately for bug reports. To quickly refresh, affected users say actions like swiping up to bring lock screen, swiping to dismiss lock screen notifications, or swiping to answer/decline calls either requires extra effort or multiple…

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Users with Android 8.1-powered Pixels and Nexuses are reporting swipe issues

Looks like the Android 8.1 update has brought along some annoying issues for users of Google’s Pixel and Nexus branded devices. A large number of reports on Reddit as well as the company’s own online forums indicate users are facing swipe-related problems with their units post the update. Reports say actions like swiping up to bring lock screen, swiping to dismiss lock screen notifications, or swiping to answer or decline calls not only require extra effort, but multiple tries as well, thus making the entire user experience quite annoying. For its part, Google has just said it’s…

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