We understand that it’s still quite early to even be talking about rumors and leaks surrounding a Google smartphone that won’t be announced for another six months. However, this is the first official mention of a Google Pixel successor, though probably by accident. XDA-Developers reports of a new AOSP commit (a modular piece of code dedicated for a particular function of the Android OS) called “Cherrypick . decide which Auto Selection Network UI to use.” has a description that mentions the Google Pixel 3. This change added the config because the HAL V_1_2 only supports Pixel 3, and…
The Google Pixel 3 is expected to launch later this year, but we’re getting our first mention of the device today.
The Pixel 3 has appeared in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). There aren’t any images or specs or anything like that, but there is a mention of the device that appears to be the first reference to the Pixel 3.
In a commit spotted by XDA Developers that’s titled “Cherrypick ‘Add device config to decide which Auto Selection Network UI to use’,” the upcoming Pixel 3 is called out by name. Here’s the paragraph of text included in the commit:
While it’s not much, it is exciting to see Google mention the Pixel 3 by name. There aren’t many details on the device available right now, but Google has announced the previous two generations of Pixel phones in early October, so we may see the Pixel 3 make its debut in October of this year.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Android 8.1 Oreo AOSP update, LineageOS custom ROM download now available. Here are the details.
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Members over at XDA Developers have made progress with the newest Samsung handsets. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were the first Samsung handsets to come with Android Oreo out of the box. This means that they are also the first to be compatible with Project Treble. Simply put, Project Treble’s purpose is to separate the core of Android OS from the OEM’s modifications to address the wild issue of firmware fragmentation that has plagues Android devices since the platform’s initial existence but is best exemplified by Samsung taking very times to update its flagship phones with major…
It’s been a while since this news was relevant, but the Pixel XL’s successor was initially codenamed ‘muskie.’ However, we learned that muskie was shelved in favor of ‘taimen,’ which is the Pixel 2 XL we have today. But XDA has done some digging and discovered some interesting specs that muskie would have had. Among these is a massive 3830mAh battery, which is pretty interesting.
This information is courtesy of the latest Android-8.0.0_r24 branch that also released ‘walleye’ (Pixel 2) and taimen (Pixel 2 XL) source codes.
Canceled Pixel 2 ‘muskie’ by HTC appears in AOSP, had 3830mAh battery and Pixel Visual Core on board was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Sony may not come to mind as one of the most developer-friendly mobile tech companies out there, but its Open Devices program proves otherwise. The latest fruits of this creation come in the form of AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo, which is now available for six Xperia smartphones.
As a recap, the Open Devices program is aimed at developers who want to mess around with the latest versions of Android before they hit wide release.
AOSP Android Oreo can now be compiled for Xperias through Sony’s Open Devices program was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
As we just learned, the newest version of Android is called Oreo. And Google has just announced that Android 8.0 Oreo will be uploaded to the Android open Source Project today, and that updates to the newest version of the platform are currently being tested by carriers for the Google Pixel, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P. Google says these updates will begin rolling out in phases “soon,” along with updates for the Pixel C and Nexus Player.
Android 8.0 Oreo will be uploaded to AOSP today, updates for Pixels and Nexuses will roll out "soon" was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
A commit made yesterday to AOSP has revealed two juicy pieces of news. The more interesting thing is also the one we know the least about: somewhere there is a device named “dorado,” and we have no idea what it is.