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Android New Feature ‘Instant Tethering’ in Google Play Services Gets You Online

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Android has introduced the new feature with the name of instant tethering in Google play services. We use the mobile hotspot to access the internet, but it takes some time to tether manually. So Google has introduced this feature

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In this instant tethering, it is linked up with the devices which are connected to the Google account. It helps you to stay on online when your connection is lost. In case if you lost the internet connection, it will ask you to tether with another device. For this process, no additional setup is required. They use Bluetooth to negotiate the connection.  It will also show the battery level of another device

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It works on a server side component and in Google play services 10.2 version. This feature will work on the devices running on Nougat 7.1.1 like Nexus, pixel. The Nexus 9 and Pixel C are only supported as clients. This user can connect to the compatible devices, and it also works on the marshmallow.

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Phones like Pixel XL will act as hotspot side, and these two phones can connect to each other with instant tethering. This feature is testing on more devices. There is server side component attached to this device, so you can’t see this features immediately after installing from new play services.

Android 7.0 Nougat update is out, Have you get it?

Android 7.0 Nougat update

Android 7.0 Nougat is out, and the eternal question is that when will it be available for all phones. Unlike the previous updates, Google has first released Nougat to developers through a public preview beta program. After this early access before its release, the new Android version is launched to Nexus devices on 22 August.

Things have got a bit more complicated in 2016 with the launch of Google’s own branded Pixel and Pixel XL devices. Since the device has got the new Android 7.1, few features remain exclusive to the Google new phones.

LG V20 was the first device to feature Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and unveiled officially on 6 September. The update has got into action on the Nexus 6 on 3 October. Recently launched Pixel phones with the new Android 7.1 Nougat will be available from 20 October.

Nexus Devices

The update is available for the brand Nexus from 22 August, and the company has confirmed the Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus Player would all be availing the over-the-air updates. Nexus 5 has been put out of the ground. Google hasn’t announced the date for the next update which brings new features like Daydream VR.

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BlackBerry

Now, BlackBerry is all about Android. The company’s earlier released Blackberry Priv launched on Android Lollipop, and there is no update for Marshmallow for the next six months from then.

A small boon for the Blackberry users is that things are speeding up for the next Android update. Nougat will be available for Blackberry users by the end of 2016 or more probably by early 2017.

HTC

HTC manages a 90-day promise for updating software, and the company also assures your device will be updated for the next two years after its release. The company has confirmed by a tweet saying “final shipping Android 7.0 Nougat software.”

Android Nougat will be rolling out from the unlocked models of the HTC One A9, HTC 10, and the HTC One M9, as well as carrier versions.

Huawei

Ever since the launch of its Mate 8 in November 2015, Huawei began offering Pre-loaded Marshmallow OS in its devices. It seems the company might do the same this year by launching the Mate 9 with 7.0 Nougat before the end of this year.

Updates for the older devices might be rolling out in a couple of months as Huawei is little quicker than others. However, it is unclear that Huawei will offer Nougat 7.1 or not. Interestingly, the company already offers swipe action fingerprint scanner which is one of the 7.1 additions.

LG V20 Smartphone Features with Pre Installed Android 7.0 Nougat is now Official
LG

LG claims first to manufacture the Marshmallow update. LG G5 owners will get to see an Android update in the next two months of the final build release. Update for existing users with old handsets will be out in early 2017.

As the company had already launched the LG V20 earlier last month, Android 7.1 is now in the mix. However, it is unclear about which version LG is going to arrive for LG handset owners.

Motorola

Motorola was one among the fastest to update devices. But it’s proven wrong in the case of the new release Android version. The company has now officially confirmed a list of handsets which will be updated soon. The list also includes the latest Z series.

  • Moto G (4th Gen)
  • Moto G Plus (4th Gen)
  • Moto G Play (4th Gen)
  • Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto X Play
  • Moto X-Force
  • Droid Turbo 2
  • Droid Maxx 2
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z-Droid
  • Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z Play Droid

New Moto Z and Moto G4 will be the first to get updates from Q4 2016. It’s unclear at the moment if this might be Android 7.1 or Android 7.0.

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Samsung

Samsung rolled out an update for Android Marshmallow in South Korea at the end of January 2016. Other devices in various regions had to wait a little longer than expected to get the updates. With a huge list of devices to get an update, Samsung tends to be a little slower.

The company has thought that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge would be updated to Grace UX as happened in the Note 7. The update might include 7.1 Nougat too.

Google’s Future Smartphone Google Pixel Image Leaked in Online 

Google Pixel Image Leaked in Online 

Google is planning to reveal their latest flagship model smartphone on October 4, 2016, which is less than a week away from now. This latest project is supposed to replacing the Google’s famous Nexus line with two different smartphones.

The clear image of the upcoming model has sourced in the several websites. The two future models are in the lineup to hit the market. In that one of the device comes with the 5-inch model called Pixel X and another model comes with 5.5-inch model Pixel XL. As per the reports and other sources, the phone will start the pricing at $649. During the Google I/O Note, Google might come up with the two smartphones called Marlin & Sailfish which are now said to Google Pixel’s X and XL.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai says, “The Company would be more opinionated about the design of the phones,” during an interview at the Code Conference. We have to consider the information as the pinch of salt and probably we have to wait till October 4th, 2016 what Google is going to put in the store for us.

There are a lot of viewers those are guessing from the leaked image and having the words on design and specifications of this smartphone. After viewing the Google Pixel smartphone from the leaked image, it shows that this phone is coming with the more simplistic design.

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The leaked image of the Google Pixel shows the Home screen of the smartphone. This is included with the Time on the top corner along with the Date below with big font. As shown in the pic, we can guess, for the Google Assistance, you have to swipe the Google symbol for accessing.

Some of the sites are even giving the expected specifications and features of this upcoming phone. But you have to wait till October 4, 2016, for the official note from the Google.

Google Alleged Pixel and Pixel XL set to Release with Special Version of Android Nougat

Google Alleged Pixel and Pixel XL

Earlier today, Google has announced an event on October 4 at San Francisco to unveil its latest smartphones. The company has teased a video on YouTube intimating rectangular exterior design with a date on the left side and Google logo “G” on the right. Google has also sent invites for the launch event and pushed a new site hinting something ‘made by Google’ and date along with it. The alleged phones are to be the Pixel and Pixel XL which have been viral in rumors in the recent past.

Google’s Nexus Launcher Now Becomes Pixel Launcher

Reports say that the two new smartphones built by HTC will be of 5-inch and 5.5-inch screen size with all metal design. Nexus earlier year launch 6P was made with metal, while 5.2-inch LG 5X was plastic. As we reported earlier, sources also say that Google is also planning to drop the Nexus branding. Now these devices may ship with a special version of latest Android Nougat rather than a stock version of OS like usual.

Pixel XL

It is unclear at this moment about the specs what these Google-branded devices will be rolling out. If in case Google follows to continue its game plan of its Nexus line, the devices will sport the latest and best in range processors to avail the maximum what Nougat stores inbox. However, the official announcement from the Google about the brand and names of the devices is yet to come.

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With plenty of other products lining up for release, Google’s chat app Allo and Google home, its Alexa-like home speaker/assistant are also making its way. The company is also planning to release its Android-powered VR platform, Daydream on this fall which would be perfect timing.

Meanwhile, leaked images have been around the internet showing the front and back profiles on the devices. A fingerprint sensor is positioned on the rear panel for both the devices. The metallic body looks similar to HTC and slight imitating iPhone of the past

Google Might Drop Nexus Brand Name in its Upcoming Android Models

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Google is planning to drop the name of Nexus in the upcoming Android models. The company would re-brand the Nexus handsets with all new title and a special treat on the Android operating system.

However, it is unaware that this change is a permanent or just a break from the 6- years old series. It is also not revealed about the new moniker for the rumored phones to be developed by HTC, under the names  Marlin and  Sailfish.

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But reports say, both the upcoming devices may make their launch with a new brand name more connective to Google with Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone series.Earlier smartphones Nexus 6P and 5X performed better in the industry but lagged behind Samsung Galaxy S7 and OnePlus 3.

HTC is developing present year’s smartphones for Google, and the leak hints that the software of these phones differs from the earlier one seen in Nexus devices usually. Additional applications and UI tweaks in the phones will differentiate the smartphones.

Google’s new nexus launcher leaked images

A buzz is that these smartphones will come with a redesigned navigation buttons, improved search and a few applications and user interface tweaks which allow users much more flexibility and enhances customization as compared to Nexus.

Summing all the reports, we can expect more than two smartphones from Google this year. One with a new brand name which pleases the developers, and another continuing, which offers a plain Android experience.