A while back, around when the Mi Box was first launched in stores, there was a beta program where some users could test new software updates before they reached everybody. Though the beta test program is now closed, users are now getting an early taste of Android Nougat on their devices with a new update. […]

Users in the Android Beta Program may be seeing a message on their Nexus Players to update their software. Users will be instructed to update to Android 7.1.2. This is a small update, not even getting a bump up to the API version. It “is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements”, so there isn’t anything […]

We’re just a week into 2017, just finishing a seminal year for Android TV. There were a lot of big announcements and milestones set. We wanted to get an idea of which announcements were the most exciting, so we conducted a straw poll of readers on the site. The results are below from 50 voters. […]

The Android Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) is an important document for OEMs. It is a document, written by engineers at Google, that stipulates what is required in an Android device. This may differ based on form factor (TV, phone, watch), but overall states what is recommended and required for products before they’re certified. This certification […]

The first week of the month is when Google pushes out security updates for Android. This month, in addition to getting security fixes, Nexus users are also getting an update to the latest version of Android, Nougat 7.1.1. It’s currently rolling out for the Nexus Player, although users likely won’t see anything new. What’s New […]

One of the new features in Android 7.1, a minor update to Nougat, is App Shortcuts. This allows apps to specify specific actions the user can take right from the homescreen. While the notification drawer can be a powerful way to respond to events, app shortcuts lets users open apps for a specific purpose. Many […]

Google announced a bunch of new hardware yesterday, which is always exciting. They didn’t get to much software discussion on the new phones, but the Pixel and Pixel XL are not running Android 7.0 Nougat. Instead, they’re running Android 7.1. This is a minor version update, so it’s still called Nougat, but it does bring […]

There are two major visual developments happening in TVs today: Ultra-high definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR). These video formats can work in conjunction to provide content that’s not only sharper but also richer in color and contrast. However, one of the big challenges for HDR technology is the lack of content. TVs which […]

Android TV is a branch of Android which is optimized for remote controls and a living room interface. That’s great for many people, though some may feel like it is limiting and they’d prefer using a mouse and keyboard for navigation. While ROMs have already existed that can put stock Android on your NVIDIA Shield […]

Android has quickly become a very popular operating system, with billions of defenses in the wild. This means there are a billion different devices which can be vulnerable to attacks in a number of ways. Their monthly security updates are part of their continuing work in security. By patching the operating system, common ways to […]

#android #nougat A post shared by Nick (@fleker) on Jun 30, 2016 at 9:28am PDT Nick FelkerNick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he’s not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several […]