March’s Android Security Update Goes Live With Factory Images for Nexus, Pixel

Google just posted the Android security update for March 2017 and the files are already live for a number of devices. We were expecting this in part because of Verizon’s early acknowledgement of the update, but also because it’s the first Monday of the month.

So far, we are seeing 7.1.1 files for Pixel and Pixel XL (NOF27B, NOF27C), Pixel C (N4F26T), Nexus 6P (N4F26T, NUF26N), Nexus 5X (N4F26T), Nexus 6 (N6F26U), Nexus Player (NMF27D), and Nexus 9 (N4F26T).  (more…)

We’re Getting Another Google Pixel This Year in the “Premium” Category

Just in case you had any doubts about the future of Google’s newly introduced line of premium Pixel devices, Google senior VP of hardware, Rick Osterloh, has put them to bed. During a quick chat with the crew at AndroidPit, Osterloh confirmed that they’ll be back with a “successor” to the original Pixel and that it will stay in the “premium” realm of smartphones.  (more…)

Allo Update Brings Animated Emoji, One Tap Launching of Google Assistant

Allo, Google’s messenger application whose target audience is the size of Rhode Island, is receiving an update today that makes it easier to launch Google Assistant. The update will also add animated emoji and make GIF searching more fun. I say “fun” because there are swipes involved. Swipe are fun, right?

I could now take some time to talk about how all of that works, but Google created these fancy GIFs that do it better. Ready for hot GIF action on a Thursday morning? Here we go.  (more…)