Xposed Framework is now officially available for rooted Android Nougat devices

If you’ve ever rooted an Android phone, you’ve almost certainly heard of the Xposed Framework. This remarkable software allows for near limitless customization of Google’s mobile operating system through the use of numerous add-on modules, eliminating the need to use custom ROMs. After months of waiting, Xposed Framework is now officially available for Nougat. The software has been made available more than a year after the launch of Nougat, but the good news is that the day has finally arrived! The software has been in the works for some time now, and it’s thanks to the hard work of XDA… [Continue Reading]

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Google Assistant is coming to all smartphones with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and up

If you like the idea of Google Assistant but didn’t like the fact that it was tied to the Pixel range, there’s some good news. Google has announced that the handy helper is making its way to all Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones. The roll out starts this week, and brings Siri- and Cortana-like voice control to millions of Android users. Earlier today at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, the newly-announced LG G6 became the first non-Pixel device to offer Google Assistant, and Google now says that the feature is coming to “eligible Android phones running Nougat and… [Continue Reading]

Original URL: https://betanews.com/2017/02/26/google-assistant-on-more-android-smartphones/

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Android 7.1 Developer Preview Will Roll Out to Android Beta Users This Month

When Google announced its new Pixel phones at a hardware event last week, we only got a fleeting glimpse at Android 7.1. Now, Google has taken the wraps off for real, and if you’re in the Android Beta program you’ll get it this month.Read more…

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Android 7.0 Nougat starts to roll out to Nexus devices

There have been numerous beta versions of Android 7.0 Nougat, and now the official rollout is underway. This is not a full-scale rollout just yet — it’s limited to the Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, 9, and Nexus Player, as well as the Pixel C and General Mobile 4G. You’ll notice that the Nexus 5 is missing from the list, but the remainder of the handsets are in line for an OTA update anytime over the coming weeks starting today. If you’re impatient, you can always download the factory images and flash your device manually, but whichever route you go down,… [Continue Reading]

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Google is making it harder to root Android 7.0 Nougat

Rooting Android remains very popular with a certain crowd of users, but fact of the matter is for most folks it is an unnecessary hassle. I have gone through the pros and cons of hacking the operating system in previous articles, so I will not discuss them again here, but suffice to say that both the software and the hardware have matured so nicely that the vast majority of people can be perfectly happy with their new smartphone or tablet as it comes out of the box. Google has been somewhat permissive with regards to rooting, but, behind closed doors, it has… [Continue Reading]

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