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  • Google Pixel 3 Complete Leak Reveals A Massive Notch And Full Specs
  • Android Pie: 5 features to check out first

    Google has just launched Android Pie, aka Android 9.0. As usual, the latest and greatest version of Android will only be on a short list of devices at first—Pixels, and a handful of Android One and Project Treble phones—but the release signals big things for Android. Here are the five new Android features you should check out first once your phone gets a piece of the pie.

  • Jeff Bailey Takes Over As Head Of Android Open Source Project
  • Google appoints Jeff Bailey as new head of AOSP

    Android P was officially given a version number and tasty nickname this week. To go along with the big announcement of Android 9 Pie, Google pushed the source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). That wasn’t the only new thing in AOSP this week. Google also named Jeff Bailey as the new lead for AOSP.

  • Android 9.0 Pie Officially Released, Rolling Out Now to Google Pixel Devices

    Google released today the final release of the Android 9.0 Linux-based mobile operating system for all supported Google Pixel devices, finally revealing the codename of the Android P release as Pie.

    Tailored for long-time and new Android users alike, the Android 9 Pie operating system release adapts to your needs every single day, learning your preferences and providing you with the best Android mobile experience possible. It comes with numerous new features and improvements that you can discover in the next paragraphs.

    "Android 9 adapts to you and how you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better and better over time, and it keeps things running smoother, longer," says Google. Android 9 harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to give you more. It’s smarter, faster and adjusts as you go for a better fit."

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Kernel: Linux 4.19 and Vega 20 PowerPlay

  • Power Management Updates Land In The Linux 4.19 Kernel
    Intel's Rafael Wysocki has submitted the ACPI and power management updates today for the Linux 4.19 kernel which were subsequently merged by Linus Torvalds.
  • Linux 4.19 Git Contains a lot of Performance Impacting Spectre Mitigation Updates
    Another round of commits regarding anti-Spectre security have landed up in the Linux 4.19 kernel git tree, which may have possible performance impacts for the kernel. While Spectre is still only a somewhat theoretical threat, as its entirely too slow to be used in a serious attack, many folks are taking its future potential quite seriously and arming up against it.
  • Linux 4.19 Kernel to Receive a Ton of Audio Hardware Updates for Improved Linux Sound Capabilities
    Linux audiophiles may have something to rejoice about, as a recent pull request from SUSE’s Takashi Iwai focuses on a plethora of sound subsystem updates for the Linux 4.19 kernel, including a lot of latest hardware support and overall improvements for Linux’s audio capabilities.
  • Updated Vega 20 Open-Source Driver Patches Posted, Including PSP & PowerPlay Support
    Back in May AMD posted initial open-source "Vega 20" patches and support for that yet-to-launch graphics processor was subsequently merged for the Linux 4.18 kernel. More of the Vega 20 AMDGPU kernel driver enablement has now been posted. This latest 69,910 lines of code -- before fretting, most of that is auto-generated header files for the GPU -- notably adds PSP (Platform Security Processor) and SMU (System Management Unit) for Vega 20. With the SMU enablement code, it's also now wired in to enable Vega 20 PowerPlay support as well as related power/clocking-functionality like OverDrive overclocking is also available.

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