T-Mobile Removes Ads from Android Notification Bar
T-Mobile has responded to customer complaints about advertisements that were pushed to the notification screen of their Android smartphones. "During a recent software update, a message to promote T-Mobile's free VIP Zone was mistakenly sent to certain customers and appeared on the notification bar for some Android devices," said T-Mobile in a statement sent to TMoNews. "After T-Mobile was made aware of this mistake, the company stopped the notifications. T-Mobile apologizes for the inconvenience this may have caused customers."
Latest Build of Android Messages Adds 'Mark As Read' Tool
Google has pushed out a minor update to the Android Messages application and given it a useful new feature. Now, users can opt to mark messages as read directly from the notification shade.
Android Wear to Gain Android 8 Oreo Notification Dots
Google today updated the Android Wear SDK for developers and revealed several new features that are headed to its smartwatch platform later this year. Primarily, Android Wear will add a notification indicator to all watch faces.
Skype for Android Adds Media Bar
Skype today pushed out a small update to its Android app that puts a media bar in the message composition tool. This way, explains Skype, users can more easily insert media such as photos or video into their conversations.
Verizon's Moto Z2 Force Scores Android 8 Oreo Upgrade
Verizon Wireless today began rolling out the Android 8 Oreo system update to the Motorola Moto Z2 Force. In addition to the core Oreo features, including notification dots and picture-in-picture, the update makes improvements to productivity, performance, and notifications.
OnePlus Says Android 7 Nougat Headed to 3 and 3T
OnePlus today began to distribute OxygenOS 4.0 to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. OxygenOS 4.0 is based on Android 7 Nougat and includes revised notifications and settings menu designs; support for multi-window view; notification direct replies; expanded Shelf customization tools; and more options for the status bar icon.
One Could Only Imagine.