Welcome to the 23rd edition of PhoneRadar Report, where we talk in brief about today’s news related to the tech industry.
Updated YouTube Kids App Gives More Control to Parents
Google added key features to the YouTube Kids app with the recent update. Now, the parents can block videos or channels which they might think are inappropriate for their kids. The company also mentioned that its policy team will look into the inappropriate videos reported through the app. With the built-in timer, the parents can also control the time for accessing the app. As of now, the YouTube Kids app is made available in 37 countries.
HMD Global Will Soon Release the Android 8.0 Oreo Update for the Nokia 8
Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s CPO, today confirmed the public rollout of the Oreo update for Nokia 8 devices will begin very soon. He also said that over 2000 Nokia beta labs users have participated in the beta testing of the Oreo update. While the Nokia 8 will be first Nokia device to receive the latest Android update, the company has earlier confirmed to update all the Nokia Android smartphones to Oreo.
Facebook’s Events App is Now Relaunched as Local
After failing with the Events app in 2016, Facebook now launched a new app called Facebook Local with similar features. Just like Facebook’s Nearby feature. the Local app also shows the real-time locations of friends. This new app also gives information about the nearby restaurants, cafes, attractions, and more. It even includes a feed to show the top suggestions and friends activity. The Facebook Local app is available for Android and iOS users and is currently limited to the U.S users.
Google Assistant Fails to Work on Pixel 2 Devices Via Bluetooth Headphones
There are already several reports about the different issues on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. Now, a new issue related to the Google Assistant is reported by the Pixel 2 users. Both the Pixel 2 devices are failing to detect the Google Assistant commands when connected to a Bluetooth headset. While the company answered few issues with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update, the Bluetooth issues are yet to be resolved.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Gets FCC Certification
Just after the Galaxy A5 (2018) benchmark listing public, another 2018 Galaxy A device is now in news. The Galaxy A7 (2018) is now certified by the FCC. We expect the company to launch the Galaxy A 2018 in early 2018. It comes with the model number SM-A730F and is rumored to pack 10nm Exynos 7885 octa-core processor. The device might also sport Infinity Display with Full HD+ resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
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