Google Makes It Simpler to Manually Update Nexus Phones
Google recently added over-the-air images for Nexus phones to the Google Developers web site. The site already hosts the raw factory images for Nexus phones, which allow developers to manually update their devices to the latest code, but the OTA files are simpler to use. The factory images, for example, need to be installed via PC and Google's developer console. The OTA files still need to be installed via PC, but require only a few commands. Moreover, the OTA files don't require devices to have unlocked bootloaders, whereas the factory images do. Google has posted the more recent OTA images for all Nexus devices from the Nexus 7 through the Pixel C.
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Adobe today updated its Lightroom Mobile application and added the ability for Android and iOS devices to shoot in RAW HDR mode. Adobe says the new HDR mode automatically scans each scene to measure the best-possible exposure range and then takes three photos that are merged to deliver the widest exposure and contrast range.
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Razer is offering an early build of Android 8.1 Oreo to developers for the Razer Phone. The developer preview must be installed manually and will erase all data from the phone.
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Google today provided more details about the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference. One of the biggest additions to the platform is picture-in-picture for mobile phones.
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