Moto G5 kernel source code for Android 8.1 Oreo is out

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_moto-g5.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-409790" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_moto-g5-728x460.png" alt="" width="668" height="422" /></a></p> <p>The non-Plus model of the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/02/26/motorola-unveils-moto-g5-g5-plus-1080p-displays-metal-bodies-android-7-0-nougat/">Moto G5</a> was never released in the US, but for those of you overseas who have one, here's some good news for you. The Android 8.1 Oreo-based kernel source code for the Moto G5, codenamed 'cedric,' has now been published on GitHub, meaning that developers can start cooking.</p> <p><span id="more-521391"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-12-at-12.08.16-AM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-521394" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-12-at-12.08.16-AM-668x251.png" alt="" width="668" height="251" /></a></p> <p>This news comes after the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/28/motorola-releases-g5-plus-kernel-source-code-android-8-1-oreo/">G5 Plus's source code</a> being released late last month. Now that the G5's code is out...

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[Deal Alert] Project Fi offering LG G7 for $549, V35 for $699 ($200 off), with free $150 service credit

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-11-at-11.34.57-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-521382" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-11-at-11.34.57-PM-728x422.png" alt="" width="668" height="387" /></a></p> <p>LG phones probably haven't been getting much love on Project Fi, especially with the introductions of the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/09/799-pixel-3-899-pixel-3-xl-official/">Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL</a>, so the Google MVNO has decided to spice things up a bit. Both LG flagships are now being offered for $200 off, bringing the G7 down to $549 and the V35 to $699, as well as a $150 Fi service credit.</p> <p><span id="more-521381"></span></p> <p>The $200 discount and $150 service credit combine to effectively make the G7 just $399 and the V35 $549, which we're sure many of...

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Nokia 2.1 coming to Verizon under ‘2.1V’ moniker

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/nokia-2.1v-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-521376" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/nokia-2.1v-1-728x371.png" alt="" width="668" height="340" /></a></p> <p>Nokia is a name that had all but disappeared from the smartphone market in the US until <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/05/18/nokia-branded-phones-and-tablets-returning-to-the-market-will-run-android/">HMD Global acquired it in 2016</a>. Since then, HMD has made great strides in returning the nameplate to its former glory, and Nokia phones are now beloved once again. It looks like Nokia is set to return to Verizon as well, according to this latest leak from Evan Blass.</p> <p><span id="more-521372"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">We haven't seen a Nokia-branded handset on Verizon since the Windows Phone-powered Lumias.</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/11/nokia-2-1-coming-verizon-2-1v-moniker/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/11/nokia-2-1-coming-verizon-2-1v-moniker/'>Nokia...

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😮 All emoji on Twitter now count for only two characters

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dm-requests-twitter.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-510439" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dm-requests-twitter-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>In the biggest change the platform has seen since the switch to <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/26/twitter-testing-new-280-character-limit-allowing-crazies-ramble-twice-long/">280 characters</a>, Twitter has changed the way it counts characters for emoji. Previously, some emoji — like those with additionally defined gender or skin tone — counted as more characters than others, due to the method of their encoding. But as of now, <em>all</em> emoji will be counted equally as two characters.</p> <p><span id="more-521331"></span></p> <p>According to the Twitter Developers announcement post, this change is a result of recent updates to Unicode, which presumably allows for the...

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Google shortens ‘Android Messages’ to just ‘Messages’ on its Play Store listing

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-11-at-10.39.19-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-521358" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-11-at-10.39.19-PM-728x374.png" alt="" width="668" height="343" /></a></p> <p>Google really, really likes changing its SMS app's name. First named 'Messenger,' it was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/02/23/google-renames-messenger-android-messages-doesnt-adequately-explain/">renamed to 'Android Messages'</a> in early 2017, likely to avoid confusion with Facebook's extremely popular Messenger. Now the name's been shortened to just 'Messages' on the Play Store listing. What a world we live in.</p> <p><span id="more-521357"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-11-at-10.48.10-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-521360" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-11-at-10.48.10-PM-668x286.png" alt="" width="668" height="286" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>How it looked before today.</em></p> <p>To be clear, this isn't going to have any effect on the name shown in your app drawer.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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[Deal Alert] 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card is just $25 on Amazon

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-11-at-10.14.40-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-521335" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-11-at-10.14.40-PM-728x411.png" alt="" width="668" height="377" /></a></p> <p>Back in 2014, SanDisk became the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2014/02/23/mwc-2014-sandisk-announces-worlds-first-128gb-microsdxc-card-available-now-for-199-99/">first to offer a 128GB microSD card</a>. The price? $199.99. Fast forward to today, and the same card with the same certifications (and a new coat of paint) is going for <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Sandisk-Ultra-128GB-Micro-Adapter/dp/B073JYC4XM?tag=androidpolice-20">a paltry $24.87</a>, just 12.4% of the original MSRP, on Amazon. That's pretty crazy to think about.</p> <p><span id="more-521334"></span></p> <p>This card carries Class 10 and U1 ratings, meaning that it has a minimum sequential writing speed of 10MB/s.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/11/deal-alert-128gb-sandisk-ultra-microsd-card-just-25-amazon/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/11/deal-alert-128gb-sandisk-ultra-microsd-card-just-25-amazon/'>[Deal Alert] 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card is just...

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Google’s designer Pixel 3 cases in Japan will include their own AR experiences

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/chrome_2018-10-11_22-07-59.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-521333" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/chrome_2018-10-11_22-07-59-728x371.png" alt="" width="668" height="340" /></a></p> <p>Google's first-party cases might be a bit on the chunky side, but they're nice enough to make up for the added thickness, and customers in Japan will be getting an extra benefit with their phone protection. Google's doing a whole collection of regionally exclusive (and <em>super</em> snazzy) cases for the country, and they come with their own AR experiences.</p> <p><span id="more-521330"></span></p> <p>None of us here at AP speak Japanese, so we have to rely on the magic of Google translate, but based on the text included at the <a...

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Pre-registration on the web version of the Play Store is broken for some

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_UuNptLR.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-480006" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_UuNptLR-728x385.png" alt="" width="668" height="353" /></a></p> <p>Usually, pre-registering to be notified of an app's release is a simple click of a button over on the Play Store, but for some reason, that usually straightforward process seems to have hit a snag. For many, selecting pre-register on a Play Store app listing doesn't actually appear to <em>do</em> anything. On refresh, the relevant button flips right back to say "pre-register" again.</p> <p><span id="more-521305"></span>Notably, this issue only seems to affect the web version of the Play Store.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/11/pre-registration-web-version-play-store-broken/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/11/pre-registration-web-version-play-store-broken/'>Pre-registration on the web version of...

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Google displaying ads in Google Discover/Feed again

Back in May, Google began displaying ads in the Google Feed for a small number of users. Following the rebrand to Google Discover last month, some are beginning to see ads in the feed again. Google Discover is the company’s latest rebrand of what was previously “Google Now” and then became the “Google Feed.” Announced […]

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LG V40 accessories: Here are the best ones you can get

The LG V40 has recently been announced, and now it’s time to check out some of the best accessories you can get for the device. Unfortunately, LG hasn’t released any accessories made specifically for the V40 — not even cases. But it does sell many products that complement the device well. Here are the best […]

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156: Even more followup coverage from 10/9 ‘Made by Google’ event | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got Google testing Fuchsia on the Home Hub, some Pixel 3 camera tidbits, a review of the Chromecast (2018), and more. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/9to5google-daily-156.mp3 Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750! New episodes of 9to5Google […]

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Fortnite for Android No Longer Requires an Invite to Play

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/10/11/fortnite-for-android-no-longer-requires-an-invite-to-play/">Fortnite for Android No Longer Requires an Invite to Play</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Master design with over 60 hours of training from the experts

You can learn how to design even if you are are a beginner. There are plenty of online courses that teach you the fundamentals of digital design, but not many that cover all the bases. If you’re looking to jumpstart your career or just want to learn a fun new skillset, we’ve got just the deal for […]

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Best alternatives to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL were announced this week and are without a doubt some of the most compelling Android phones on the market. There’s a lot to love about the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, but what if they aren’t right for you? Maybe you hate the notch, maybe you just weren’t […]

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