Sunday, March 11, 2018

[Download] Official Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+ Sounds And Ringtones

3/11/2018 11:22:00 PM

Recently, Samsung announced their latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ which are officially available for pre-order with devices shipping on the March 16. But some users can't wait that long and grabbed the ringtones with notification sounds from the phone. If you want to use the audio files on your phone, you can download them here.

These sounds are extracted from the system dump of Galaxy S9. So now, if you’ve already downloaded the Galaxy S9/S9+’s official wallpapers, you can make your handset sound like Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone.

Download all of the different notification sounds and ringtones below:

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ notification sounds
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ ringtones

Once you’ve downloaded the .zip files onto your phone, download a file manager like Astro from the Play Store. Using the app, navigate to your Downloads folder and uncompress the .zip files.

Next, move the audio files from the uncompressed folders to the proper notifications and ringtones folders on your phone. With the Google Pixel, there are separate folders for notifications and ringtones, but some handsets might combine the two.

Now that everything has been moved to the proper location, head into the Sound section of your phone’s Settings. As long as the audio files were transferred correctly, you should see them as options when you choose a new phone ringtone or default notification sound.

Let us know in the comments whether you liked the sounds or not.

Source : XDA Developers

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale Coming To Android And iOS Devices

3/09/2018 01:47:00 PM

If you are a gamer or just a normal person, you might have heard about Fornite somewhere which a game by Epic Games. The popular console game just announced that Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile! If you’re unaware, Battle Royale is a game mode for the Fortnite title that has solo players going up against 99 other players on an island littered with guns, traps, and materials to build forts. 

While you’re busy trying to eliminate other players, you must also watch out for a deadly storm that makes its way onto the island. If you’re trapped in the storm for too long, you’re eliminated. I could go on and on about Battle Royale because I love it so much, but anyway, back to this epic announcement.

The sad news is, the first mobile to get this game will be iOS devices, but Android device support will come, “in the next few months.”

Here’s the full announcement from Epic Games:

Hey Fortnite Community,
Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile devices! On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates. Starting Monday, you can sign-up for the Invite Event on iOS. Support for Android will be coming in the next few months.
In partnership with our friends at Sony, Fortnite Battle Royale will support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android. This means players across devices can squad up with friends and play together.
We believe this is the future of games. The same game on all platforms. Console quality graphics and action. Play when you want, where you want.
According to Epic, anyone with an iOS device can sign up for an invite starting March 12 through the Fortnite website. Following that, email invites will begin rolling out. If you’re lucky enough to get an invite, you will also be given codes for friends, allowing you and your squad to get down on some Battle Royale action.

Will you try out Fortnite Battle Royale when it’s released for Android? Let us know down in the comments!

Source : Epic Games

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Google Duo Gets Video Messaging Feature

3/08/2018 04:19:00 PM

Google is on a roll, after releasing the first Android P Developer Preview today, Google just announced Duo is getting a brand new feature as well.

Starting today, if you're lucky, you'll be able to create video messages in Google Duo on Android and iOS. The new features will be rolled out beginning today, and, according to Google, it will be live worldwide over the next several days.

So, how does video messaging works in Google Duo? Actually, it's pretty simple. If you're calling someone and that person declines the call or misses, you'll be able to leave him/her a video message.

Basically, you can record up to 30 seconds of a video or voice message and send it to your friend or family member, who will receive in the Duo application on Android or iOS. After watching the video message, your friend can decide to call you by tapping the “Call now” button.

Keep in mind though that these video messages will disappear one day after you watch them, but if you find them funny enough, you can save them on your phone's memory.

Source: Google

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Android P Developer Preview 1 Released and Now Available

3/08/2018 12:08:00 PM

Google just announced the Android P first Developer Preview! It’s currently available to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.

This is the first Android P build and is labeled as an “alpha” release. It’s for developers here, rather than you and I with our daily phones. In other words, you probably shouldn’t flash this as there could be plenty of stuff that is broken.

This is not a beta, so this isn’t available in the Android Beta Program.

Date: March 2018
Build: PPP1.180208.014 (Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL)
Emulator support: x86 & ARM (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: March 2018
Google Play services: 12.4.46
API diff: API 27 → DP1
The current schedule for Android P Developer Preview shows a preview 2 arrival in May (at Google I/O), followed by preview 3 in June, preview 4 in July, preview 5 shortly after, and then a stable release in Q3.

You can download the Preview 1 images right here.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

[Report] Instagram Working On Their Own Portrait Mode-Like Camera Feature

3/06/2018 04:14:00 PM

It looks like Instagram is planning a new feature for their app. Recently, we saw codes in the app which hints at support for audio and video calling in the app, folks at TechCrunch now reports that there’s further evidence of Portrait Mode-like feature coming.

There is an icon found in the Instagram application file for Android. The icon found would seemingly appear over the Instagram Stories camera interface as users swiped through various photography modes and the icon is referred to as the “portrait shutter icon,” implying that it could be Instagram’s answer to the Portrait Mode feature on iPhone 7 and newer devices, as well as various Android devices like Pixel 2. The feature adds blurred backgrounds and various other lighting tricks to pictures.

Upon asking about this discovery to Instagram, they declined to comment but they gave the same response when evidence of the Giphy GIF sharing feature was found ahead of time, only to release it to the public just a week later. It’s unclear how far along in development Instagram’s Portrait feature is. One important thing to remember here is that the feature could very well be in the testing phase within Instagram, and employee response could lead to it being scrapped altogether or delayed.

While users can currently import Portrait Mode images from their smartphone camera roll, Instagram adding direct support for capturing those pictures would give it yet another leg up in its ongoing competition with Instagram. What do you think of Instagram launching its own take on Portrait Mode? Would you use it? Let us know down in the comments.

Source : TechCrunch

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Google Releases March’s Android Security Update With Bug Fixes For Nexus And Pixel Devices

3/05/2018 11:52:00 PM

New month, new Android Security Update. March is already started and today, Google drops security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices with some bug fixes for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

There are 16 issues resolved in the March security patch dated 2018-03-01 and 21 in the 2018-03-05 one. Vulnerabilities range from high to critical, with the most severe relating to the media framework and possibly permitting a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code through a “crafted file.”

As usual, Google notes that there are no reports of customers being affected by these security issues.

The dedicated bulletin for Google’s phones and tablets lists 43 security fixes and 3 functional updates. The Pixel and Pixel 2 XL benefit from faster screen wake when unlocking with a fingerprint and improved crash reporting. Meanwhile, the latter device has improved audio performance when recording video.

Here are the links to download : 

  • Pixel 2 XL: Android 8.1 — OPM1.171019.021 — Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 2: Android 8.1 — OPM1.171019.021 — Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel XL: Android 8.1 — OPM1.171019.021 — Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel: Android 8.1 — OPM1.171019.021 — Factory Image — OTA
  • Nexus 6P: Android 8.1 — OPM3.171019.016, OPM5.171019.017 (Softbank) — Factory Image (2) — OTA (2)
  • Nexus 5X: Android 8.1 — OPM3.171019.016, OPM5.171019.017 (Telstra and Softbank) — Factory Image (2) — OTA (2)

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Android P Developer Preview 1 Planned For Mid-March Release

3/03/2018 08:39:00 PM

Last year, Google surprised everyone by releasing the first Developer Preview of Android O in mid-March. This year will be the same, Google is planning something similar this year as well as there have been numerous hints of the first Developer Preview of Android P being released in March.

Famous leaker @evleaks has confirmed in a tweet that Google is targeting to release the first Developer Preview of Android P in mid-March. 

Google had released the first Developer Preview of Android O last year on March 21st so the mid-March timeline for the Android P Developer Preview 1 to drop certainly sounds plausible.

There are some leaks which have pointed to some features which Android P will come with, like, native support for smartphones with a notch display and devices with multiple screens. A Bloomberg report also pointed to tighter Google Assistant integration in third-party apps as well as on the home screen. Other notable improvements expected to be a part of Android P include a new security feature that prevents apps from accessing the microphone or camera in the background, native call recording support, and more.

Despite the first Developer Preview of Android P expected to drop in mid-March, the final version of the OS will likely only release towards the end of September. Last year with Android O, Google released four DPs of the OS before it released the final version of the OS. The company is expected to follow a similar timeline with Android P this year as well.

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