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The BlackBerry Priv will not see Google’s Android Nougat update

September 12, 2017 Doug Demagistris

The BlackBerry Priv brought BlackBerry into the Android market in October of 2015. It kept our hopes alive for a return, though time proved to be a major factor in the longevity of BlackBerry’s smartphone hardware business. The company still has a few Android-powered devices out on the market currently: Priv, DETEK50, DTEK60, and KEYone.

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“Meet your Google Assistant,” rolling out to Android Nougat and Marshmallow devices starting today

March 2, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google was at MWC 2017 earlier in the week and made an announcement that was among the unexpected, that all Android devices actively running some version of Nougat or Marshmallow would receive the Google Assistant, the tech giant’s new voice technology based on machine learning and AI. The conference continued, and more and more devices were shown off that managed to include the Google Assistant, showcasing its rare to be found abilities and capabilities. Today, Google has begun its roll [Read More]

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Are you a Nexus 6P owner experiencing battery issues? Android Nougat may be to blame

November 2, 2016 Doug Demagistris

A string has blown up on Reddit containing several unhappy Nexus 6P owners. Each is complaining of some severe battery drain ever since they updated to the latest software version in that of Android Nougat. One user went so far to upload a video to YouTube where he explained the problems associated with his Nexus 6P handset.

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Android Nougat is expected to see a total of three maintenance releases

August 31, 2016 Droid Turf

Last week, we saw the launch of Android 7.0 Nougat. At that same time, Google also announced that it would begin pushing out maintenance releases to the new mobile OS. According to leaker extraordinaire Evan Blass, the next three releases will be Android 7.1 Nougat, Android 7.1.1 and Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

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Google might be saving its Assistant technology for the first maintenance release of Android Nougat, could be v7.1

August 24, 2016 Doug Demagistris

Google released Android 7.0 Nougat publicly a few days ago, but left a handful of users wondering about features like Google Assistant, the Nexus Launcher, newly designed nav controls, and Allo, the new messaging app. As it turns out, Google might be saving all these goods for its first maintenance update, which was reported on here. Sources say it will be Android 7.1 and will first arrive in the form of a developer preview, as noted by Google itself.

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Android Nougat will include an enforced ‘verified boot’

July 21, 2016 Doug Demagistris

When Android Nougat arrives later this Summer, it’ll include a major feature present on no other platform. A ‘verified boot’ requires your device to be free of any malware and/or potentially harmful security flaws. If detected, your phone won’t boot up at all.

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