No longer limited to beta users.

Android Oreo has a lot of different goodies to play with, but one of my favorite features to use is the Autofill API. This makes entering usernames, passwords, and other info a lot simpler than previous Android versions, and it allows password management apps to be more convenient than ever before.

LastPass, one of the world’s most popular password managers, first got support for Autofill last August alongside the release of 8.0 Oreo. Autofill was first made available for the LastPass Beta app, and it was expected that the primary one would soon see similar treatment. However, after months and months of waiting, nothing ever happened. That is, until today.

The latest v4.4.1749 update for LastPass is rolling out to the Play Store now, and once you open the app after updating, you’ll get a pop-up letting you know that Autofill is available to use.

To access this, go to Settings -> Autofill and there you can choose if you want to use Oreo’s Autofill or stick with the legacy method the uses Android’s Accessibility Services.

If this update for LastPass isn’t showing up for you on the Play Store and you want it now, feel free to download the APK file here.

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Try to avoid playing with the Plumbus too much, and you’ll be fine.

One of the most popular PC VR games of 2017 is making its way to PlayStation VR on April 10, and in a big way. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality lets you play as a Morty clone whose job is to wander around and do the things Rick and Morty don’t have time to do. As long as you follow the rules and don’t poison yourself my mixing the wrong chemicals, you can even avoid dying most of the time! It’s a great puzzle game in a universe loved by millions, and now the game is coming to the most popular VR platform in the world today.

While it will be possible to buy the digital copy of Virtual Rick-ality and dive in, the physical box is going to be a special Collector’s Edition fans are going to want to own. This version of the game comes with:

  • Rick Pop! Vinyl Figure
  • 2-sided game poster
  • Physical Disc

One important detail to keep in mind is the motion controllers. If you only have the standard PlayStation VR kit, you’re going to want to grab the PlayStation Move controllers to fully enjoy the game.

We don’t currently have pricing for the game yet, but this game has been available on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for $30, so you can probably guess the standard version will run the same price while the collector box runs closer to $60. Either way, you’re getting a lot of game and some cool swag for a reasonable price.

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This could be Nokia’s best Android phone yet.

During this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, HMD Global will be one of the companies announcing new products for its Nokia line of Android phones. One of the devices we see is expected to be the Nokia 7+, and shortly ahead of its official unveiling, a new hands-on picture gives us a clear look at it.

The picture shows the front of the Nokia 7+, and as you can see, this will be the first Nokia phone to adopt a modern design with slim bezels. The Nokia branding can be found near the top left next to the front-facing camera, and the fingerprint sensor will be moved to the back.

All of this lines up nicely with a leaked press render of the Nokia 7+ that we recently saw, and rumored specs for the phone include an FHD+ resolution for the screen, Snapdragon 660 processor, dual 12MP and 13MP cameras, microSD card support, and plenty more.

The Nokia 7+ will also be Nokia’s first Android One device, and unlike the Nokia 7 that was released exclusively in China last October, the Nokia 7+ should see a much wider availability.

Pricing details for the Nokia 7+ are still unknown, but we should get confirmation of that and much more in just a little over a week.

Android One Nokia 7+ with 18:9 display and dual-lens ZEISS camera surfaces

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Good artists copy, great artists steal.

As much as I loathe Facebook Messenger, one of the app’s best features is Chat Heads. The ability to quickly open and hide conversations in a small bubble that lives on your home screen is extremely convenient, and the latest v17 update for the Google Phone adds its own take on this.

After downloading the new update, leaving the Google Phone app during an ongoing call will result in a “chat head” of said call to appear. The icon shows the contact profile of who you’re talking to with the Google Phone logo near the bottom right, and you can move it around to either side of your screen.

You can hold down on the icon to hide it or end the call, and tapping on it will reveal shortcuts for going back to the Google Phone app, muting your microphone, turning on speakerphone, or ending the call.

This isn’t a ground-breaking or earth-shattering feature, but it’s an appreciated feature and something I wish more communication apps would adopt.

Google Phone v17 should be rolling out to the Play Store now, but if you’re impatient and don’t want to wait, you can always download the APK file to your device.

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A lot more people will soon be able to use Google Assistant.

The Google Assistant is something I regularly use every single day, whether it be on my Pixel 2, Pixelbook, or Google Home. While the Assistant has expanded to a lot of different hardware since its launch, the same hasn’t exactly been true for worldwide availability. However, it looks like this will soon be changing.

During a recent Digital News Initiative Summit that was held in Amsterdam, Google announced that the Assistant was expanding to a lot more countries later in 2018. The photo in the Tweet below shows which countries the Google Assistant is currently available/coming soon (the areas in blue), and as such, we can see that the Assistant will be made available in the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and others.

Voor het eerst officieel uitgesproken door Google: Google Assistent komt dit jaar naar Nederland (we zijn blauw op de kaart!) #dnisummit #dni2018

— Elger van der Wel (@elger) February 15, 2018

The Google Assistant will be expanding to a total of 38 countries (bringing the total number up to 52), but there are some notable exceptions from the list such as Denmark and Austria. In addition to the new countries, Google also plans to support new languages — including Russian, Dutch, Arabic, and Indian.

There’s currently no time frame as to when these expansions will roll out, but we’ll be sure to keep an eye on things as the year goes on.

Google Phone v17 introduces chat heads feature during calls

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Each variant costs $599.

On February 13, Essential shared a teaser image on Twitter saying that “a new wave” of the Essential Phone was coming. The photo hinted that we were finally getting a launch for the Ocean Depths color of the Essential Phone, and while that color is now available, there are two other ones being released alongside it.

In addition to Ocean Depths, Essential is launching the Stellar Gray color that was also announced last May and a brand-new Copper Black variant.

Ocean Depths is my personal favorite of the bunch, as it features a stunning teal back and gold frame + fingerprint sensor accent. It’s one of the most unique color combos I’ve seen in years, and while some people may find it a bit obnoxious, I think it looks amazing.

Stellar Gray has a much more subdued appearance with a matte black back and frame, and Copper Black offers the best of both worlds with a glossy back and copper frame.

Due to the difficult process of consistently producing colored ceramic, Essential is only releasing these three colors in limited quantities. In regards to the release schedule:

  • Ocean Depths is launching February 15 @ 12:00 PM PST
  • Stellar Gray is launching February 20 @ 12:00 PM PST
  • Copper Black is launching February 22 @ 12:00 PM PST

Each version will cost $599 ($100 more than Black Moon and Pure White), and they’ll be sold exclusively through Essential’s website.

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Save huge compared to a new phone.

Woot has refurbished Google Pixel 2 64GB smartphones on sale for $535 in three different colors. That’s a price of $529.99 plus a flat-rate shipping fee of $5. You can upgrade to 128GB on the Just Black version for $585. The 64GB phones sell for $649 new from Google.

The phones are unlocked for Verizon and GSM networks, which includes AT&T and T-Mobile. It specifically doesn’t say Sprint so you might not want to risk that. They come with a 90-day warranty from Google. The Pixel 2 has a 1080p 441ppi AMOLED display, unlimited Cloud storage, a 12.2MP f/1.8 rear camera, 8MP front camera, and the ability to record 1080p video at 120fps. This is an Android phone through-and-through and can even bring up Google Assistant just by squeezing it.

Read the Android Central review of the Pixel 2 if you want to know more about it.

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As of today, Chialin Chang, President of HTC’s Smartphone and Connected Devices Business is no longer with the company. The announcement from HTC states that Chang left the company on his own as a personal career decision, it’s possible that … Read More

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Leaked press renders show off Nokia’s upcoming Android One device.

HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas revealed earlier this year that the manufacturer had something “awesome” to showcase at Mobile World Congress. One of the devices slated for an unveil include the Nokia 7+, and now we have a first look at the phone courtesy of Evan Blass. The leak shows off a phone with an 18:9 display, white color scheme interlaced with orange accents around the camera module, power and volume buttons, and the fingerprint sensor.

The phone has Android One branding at the back, similar to what we’ve seen from the likes of the Mi A1 and the Moto X4. The latest rumors out of China’s Tieba messaging platform suggest the Nokia 7 will be a China-exclusive model, with the Nokia 7+ destined for global markets with Android One in tow.

The leak also reveals possible specs, which include a 6-inch display with an FHD+ resolution of 2160×1080, Snapdragon 660, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. Round the back, the Nokia 7+ is rumored to feature two ZEISS-tuned 12MP + 13MP camera sensors, with the secondary sensor enabling 2x optical zoom. Other specs include a 16MP front shooter (also tuned by ZEISS), USB-C with Quick Charge, and a microSD slot.

There’s a grey version as well, which also has orange accents:


— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 15, 2018

In addition to the Nokia 7+, HMD Global is said to be launching the Nokia 1, which will run Android Go, the lightweight OS designed for devices with 512MB to 1GB of RAM.

Nokia 1

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 14, 2018

With MWC just a few weeks away, we don’t have to wait long to find out what HMD Global has in store. What do you guys think of the design of the Nokia 7+ from the renders above?

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A special treat for die-hard Stargate fans has finally arrived.

In a time before the SGC, before Atlantis, and long before a much too short trip aboard an Ancient ship, there was Catherine and Paul Langford. The original stewards of the Stargate are getting their own series in this massive universe, and that show is available right now if you know where to look.

That’s right, ‘gate fans, you can now watch the first three episodes of Stargate Origins in the Stargate Command app.

For the uninitiated, Stargate Command is a central hub for all things Stargate. From this app you can watch every episode of all the shows, all of the movies, and tons of behind-the-scenes content. It is now also the first home for this new short series about the time before the ability to dial the gate had been discovered.

Instead of the 45-minute long Stargate episodes you are used to, Origins episodes are 8-minute shorts. The first three episodes are available now to those with an All Access pass, with plans to release the show to everyone with the app at 7PM Eastern on February 15th. Once the first three episodes have been unlocked for everyone, All Access pass holders will be able to watch the rest of the show. Currently, Stargate Command has no plans to make the whole show available to anyone without an All Access pass.

If you’re up for the All Access pass, it is available for a one-time $20 charge. Stargate Command promises a lot of additional features available to these members soon, but for now the biggest benefit by far is access to this fun new trip through the Stargate story. And now that the app has full Chromcast support, you can also enjoy the entirety of the Stargate story on your television. Enjoy!

Grab the Stargate Command app from the Google Play Store!

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