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Top Android News: Wednesday, June 14



Top Android News: Wednesday, June 14

Top Android News: Wednesday, June 14

Welcome to Top Android News, our daily running feed of the most important news from the wonderful world of Android. Throughout the day, we’ll be updating this post with the latest coverage from your favorite sources — so be sure to keep checking back.

1o:00 (EDT) | On Wednesday, the number of installations of the Pixel Launcher on the Play Store entered seven figures, and when you combine that with the fact it’s only available on Pixel smartphones, you’ll come to the conclusion that Google may have surpassed one million sales of the Pixel and Pixel XL.

11:25 (EDT) | T-Mobile and Verizon are now distributing a firmware update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in the United States. The upgrade finally enables Android Pay on the handsets and transports a number of improvements for Bixby, Visual Voicemail and Wi-Fi Calling.

12:10 (EDT) | Samsung may not release the Galaxy Note FE in South Korea on July 7 after all. A new report claims that the company is struggling to produce the 300,000 units it was aiming to release in the region, so it’s been forced to delay the handset’s launch until July 30.

14:40 (EDT) | According to a user agent profile uncovered by Phandroid, Sony is working on two new smartphones running Android O. Sadly, we don’t have any information about the handsets, other than that they’re known internally as G8341 and G8342, and sport Full HD displays.

16:10 (EDT) | The beta version of VLC for Android has been updated with support for picture-in-picture video playback. However, users will need to be running the Developer Preview of Android O — or the final version when it’s released — to take advantage of the feature. 9to5Google has all the details.



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