How to get Android Oreo now, if you have a compatible device

If you’re “hungry” for Android Oreo (this is a great joke what are you talking about), AND you have one of a very small list of compatible devices, you can get it right now. You’ll need either a Nexus 5X, … Read More

So, when will your device actually get Android Oreo?

Google officially just took the wraps off of Android Oreo, but there are still some questions left to be answered — most notably, precisely when each device will be getting the latest version of the mobile operating system. Due to … Read More

As Android O debuts, Marshmallow still commands about a third of devices

The arrival of a new Android version isn’t nearly as rare as a total solar eclipse, but Google’s hoping the solar system will share the spotlight as it takes the wraps off of its latest mobile operating system. Among other … Read More

Watch Google unveil the next version of Android live right here

[embedded content] Google is about to unveil Android O when the solar eclipse hits the East Coast. The live-streamed event should start at 2:40 PM in New York City, 11:40 AM in San Francisco, 7:40 PM in London, 8:40 PM … Read More

New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that … Read More

Google to livestream Android O launch event timed for total solar eclipse

Google is using a astronomical event to debut its newest Android operating system update: Android O is set to arrive on August 21, with a livestreamed unveiling event timed for 2:40 PM ET in NYC – which is roughly when … Read More

Crunch Report | Essential Phone Now Available to Order

Crunch Report | Essential Phone Now Available to Order 5 minutes ago by Khaled “Tito” Hamze Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech 3 hours ago by Devin Coldewey An iOS 11 feature could let you quickly disable … Read More

Google is testing a data-friendly version of its Search app

Google might soon release a data-friendly version of its search app for mobile. That’s because the company is currently piloting such an app in Indonesia, as the eagle-eyed team at Android Police first spotted. “Search Lite” — which TechCrunch understands … Read More

Beijing’s public transport system gets an app for paying fares — but Apple isn’t invited

Apple continues to be locked out of China’s massive mobile payments space. The latest reminder came this week when Beijing’s transportation system opened up to smartphone payments… via an Android app. Already Tencent’s WeChat Pay and Alibaba’s Alipay services dominate … Read More

Opera shuts down Max

Only a few years ago, Opera Max was the rising star in the browser maker’s portfolio. The service offered a system-wide data-saving proxy that funnelled all app data through Opera’s servers to compress images and videos. Now, however, Max is … Read More