Android Messages updated with Duo and payment support

Android Messages updated with Duo and payment support

A new update to Google’s default SMS application – Android Messages  – Is now rolling out to all users. This update brings the Android Messages app from version 2.5 to version 2.7. While there aren’t any significant changes to the interface, the APK did get a size reduction as well as two new features integrated into the app.
The first feature, which we've heard about in the past, is Duo calling integration. Duo is Android’s default video calling app, and placing a video calling icon right in the SMS conversation window is a great way to get more folks using the free service.
Duo calling button

Also new to the Android messages app is a method of sending or requesting payments from friends. The service is provided by Google Wallet, which was among the first NFC payment services in the US before Google phased it into Android Pay. Google Wallet also had its own debit card, but it has also been phased out.

Requesting money

According to an APK teardown by Android Police, the app is also getting ready to streamline the notification indicator. Rather than displaying “New messages below” in the SMS conversation, it would say “X new message(s)” where X is the number of new messages below.
However, a more noteworthy feature is RCS support for dualSIM smartphones. RCS stands for “Rich Communication Services” and offers larger attachment allowances, read receipts, and lets you know when the recipient is typing. The update supports RCS features on smartphones with two active lines.
vivo introduces V7 with 24 MP selfie camera

vivo introduces V7 with 24 MP selfie camera

After the V7+, vivo delivered the non-plus version of its Clearer Selfie phone today. The device is called vivo V7 and comes with a 24 MP front camera, FullView display and triple card slot for two nano-SIMs and one microSD.
The display is with the trendy 18:9 ratio and has HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The panel is IPS LCD, and the diagonal is 5.7”.
The chipset in the vivo V7 has eight Cortex A53 CPU cores, clocked at 1.8 GHz on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. There is one camera at the back with 16 MP sensor, f/2.0 aperture, coupled with an LED flash. The RAM is 4 GB, and there is also 32GB storage.
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vivo V7 from all sides
The vivo V7 runs Funtouch 3.2, based on Android Nougat 7.1 and is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.
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vivo V7
vivo will sell the V7 in all its global markets, with Indonesia getting the phone first today. It is offered in either Matte Black or Gold and costs the equivalent of around $300.
Google Maps redesign focuses on points of interest

Google Maps redesign focuses on points of interest

Google has announced a slight redesign for its Maps service today. It's not the 'chrome' around the actual maps that has a new look this time around, but the maps themselves. The driving, navigation, transit and explore maps now better highlight the most relevant information for each experience: things such as gas stations when you're in navigation mode, or train stations for transit.
Points of interest are now color-coded, which means it will be much easier to spot them on the map. Each specific type of place has a designated color and icon, so that it's possible to find with just a glance. If you access the Source linked below you can see a cheat sheet of the new colors and icons to help you know what to expect.

The changes will be rolling out to all Google products that incorporate Maps "over the next few weeks". This includes Google Maps on the web and the Maps apps of course, but also Google Assistant, Search, Earth, and Android Auto. In time, the new style will be seen in the apps and websites that use the Google Maps API too.
Android 8.0 Oreo beta update now available for the Essential Phone

Android 8.0 Oreo beta update now available for the Essential Phone

First it was "coming soon", then it was due "  in several weeks", and now it's finally here. We're talking about the first beta build of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Essential Phone. This has been quite some time in the making, with the company mentioning it back in September even.
The wait is over. If you head over to this page on Essential's website and enter your email, you'll be able to download a full OTA zip file for the beta Oreo update. You'll then need to sideload it onto your handset, a process which is explained, in a step by step fashion, on the download page. Although what you need to do is clearly outlined, this is definitely not something that people who aren't comfortable tinkering with their phones should attempt.
As this is a beta, bugs and various issues are to be expected too. Essential itself has already identified problems with Bluetooth stability and Android auto, so do proceed with caution. Hopefully all the kinks will be ironed out soon and a non-beta Oreo update will then be headed to every Essential Phone out there.
Android 8.1 will reduce the size of inactive apps to save space

Android 8.1 will reduce the size of inactive apps to save space

We’ve started to see more OEMs raise the base amount of storage on smartphones to 64GB of storage, though the same can’t be said for mid and lower range devices, most of which start at 32GB, but also go as low as 16GB. With Google’s most recent release of its smart storage management app Files Go, it’s apparent that Google intends to make storage a pain point of the past.
The latest commit in Android’s AOSP framework mentions a new feature that would automatically flag apps as “inactive” and deprioritizes the generation of cache files for the particular app. Android will only consider an app as “inactive” if it hasn’t been recently used in the foreground and the app package isn’t being used by another app package in the background.

These apps marked as “Inactive” won’t have cache files generated for them, thus reducing storage space. We see Google’s intention, but the reality is that we may not see its benefits until one or two years down the road. As many OEMs are still in the testing stages of Android Oreo 8.0, it will be while before 8.1 becomes the norm in other smartphones. Besides that, OEMs need to enable this feature for the device to take advantage of it.

PES 2018 Pro Evolution Soccer v2.0.0 Apk + OBB

PES 2018 Pro Evolution Soccer v2.0.0 Apk + OBB

PES 2018 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER v2.0.0 / Description

The authentic soccer action of “PES” has been upgraded with data to match the start of the 2017-2018 season!
With the new “Friend” feature, you can enjoy online matches in realtime against your friends whenever and wherever you want.
If you want to play casually against nearby friends, now you can with “Local Matches” and “Local Leagues”, where you create an original tournament. Enjoy heated matches against your friends and clinch the top spot!

Starting with D. BECKHAM and with more legendary fan-favorites yet to come, there’s never been a better opportunity to create your ultimate dream!
Matches have been improved with the addition of new gameplay features, such as the Chip Shot and Controlled Shot.
There’s also been a big overhaul to the game’s sound and visuals.
Take total control of every action on the field in a way that only the PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER franchise can deliver!

Natural player movements, precision passing, and in-depth tactics bring the true experience of the beautiful game to your mobile device!

PES 2018 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER v2.0.0 / Installation Guide

1. Install the Original Game File on your phone.
2. The game file will first be unzipped and the contents inside it on the Sdcard/Android/obb path
inside the phone. Copy yourself.
3. Run the game.

PES 2018 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER v2.0.0 / Download

Energetic Blue vivo V7+ arrives

Energetic Blue vivo V7+ arrives

Two months ago vivo V7+ debuted in two colors - Champagne Gold and Midnight Black. Today the company announced a third color option of the phone - Energetic Blue.

According to the company, the unique color option “complements the energetic personality” of the young vivo customers.
The Amazon India-exclusive V7+ in Energetic Blue will be available for pre-order between November 10 and November 14. One day after that the actual sales begin at the price of INR21,990 (€286), which is the same as the other two color variants.
The vivo V7+ arrived with a 24 MP front-facing camera and triple tray for two SIM cards and one microSD. The 18:9 ratio display is 5.99” in diagonal and has an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels.

On the inside, a Snapdragon 450 chipset is paired with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.