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Microsoft Launcher beta update cleans up the feed, lets Cortana read texts

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

A sleeker look and text-to-speech for messages are tagging along in the latest beta update.
Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting their hands on a fresh set of new features with the Android app's latest update. Ticking up to version 4.13, today's update includes a couple of major highlights and some smaller tweaks, including a cleaner feed and Cortana dictation for incoming texts.
The most visually striking tweaks are to the Launcher Feed, which will no longer show card headers for widgets. This has the effect of delivering a sleeker look with less separation between different...
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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is coming to the UK on August 31

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is coming to the UK on August 31

6 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium was announced back in April this year and came to everyone in the US in July, but now it's time for the UK to get its hands on the phone. Starting August 31, you'll be able to buy the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium on Amazon SIM-free or with the UK network EE. SIM-free the phone is set to cost £799 while if you're buying it from EE the deals will begin at £48 a month with 4GB of data and a £50 cost upfront.
Why is it premium?
The Xperia XZ2 Premium is the latest phone in Sony's lineup to feature a 4K display after the Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia XZ Premium before it...
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These Are the Phones That Will Get Android 9 Pie

These Are the Phones That Will Get Android 9 Pie

6 monthes ago   |   By ExtremeTech

It's mostly Google devices that have the update so far, but OEMs are being surprisingly forthcoming with update plans this time around.
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Android 9 Pie review: Google gets more thoughtful

Android 9 Pie review: Google gets more thoughtful

6 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

After a late night at the office, I hopped on the subway and noticed something unusual: My Pixel 2 suggested I listen to some new Capital Cities tracks in Spotify. I took Android's advice, and while it didn't dramatically shift the trajectory of my d...
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Sony reveals which phones will get updated to Android 9.0 Pie

Sony reveals which phones will get updated to Android 9.0 Pie

6 monthes ago   |   By GSMArena

Sony has officially revealed which of its phones are on the Android Pie update waiting list. Basically, if you have a recent flagship or a new mid-ranger, you're on the list.
The premium Xperia XZ line can expect to get Pie in November (an earlier schedule had the update coming in September).
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Sony Xperia XZ1
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Sony Xperia XZ2
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
The Xperia XA2 lineup will have to wait until early 2019.
Sony Xperia XA2
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Sony Xperia XA2...
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