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    Help dual localise my dual SIM Android

    I have a OnePlus Nord running Android 12 (OxygenOS). It is not rooted. As I travel between the UK and Japan a lot, I have a UK and a JP SIM in it. I want to install both UK and JP specific apps, but am currently only localised in the UK. Further, I understand that I can only change my...
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    Help disabling data roaming on Nokia 6.1 (Android 10)

    I'm in Japan with my Nokia 6.1, running Android 10. My service provider is o2 (in the UK). I am using a pocket wi-fi to connect my phone to data services. I've done everything I can find to disable network data: Settings / Network & Internet / Mobile network / Mobile data: OFF Settings /...
  3. Android News

    Japan's disaster alerts will work with all Android 8.1 phones

    Japan's Telecommunications Carriers Association has now announced that, starting on Android 8.1, any phone running Google's latest OS will also be able pick up these alerts. Previously, the functionality was only tied to select carriers on select phones.
  4. Android News

    The credit card-sized NichePhone-S runs Android 4.2

    An interesting phone called the NichePhone-S is headed to Japan. Its name is fitting, with the phone sporting a size similar to a credit card. It certainly isn't meant for enthusiastic Android users, with it shipping with version 4.2.
  5. Android News

    Google Home is headed to Japan

    Google has announced a new market for Google Home: Japan. The product will launch there as soon as next week.
  6. Android News

    Sharp X1 for Japanese market has 4 day battery life

    The Sharp X1 for the Japanese market was announced today, which the company says can get up to 4 days of battery life before needing to be recharged. The device features a 5.3" LCD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
  7. Android News

    The X1 from Sharp is the latest Android One smartphone, coming to Japan

    Google has partnered with Sharp and has just announced the X1 will be the newest Android One smartphone. The device is destined for a Japan release and has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 435, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and Android 7.0 Nougat installed.
  8. Android News

    South Korea is still the country with the best LTE coverage

    OpenSignal has issued a report on the coverage of LTE in 75 countries across the globe. 4G penetration is highest in Asia, with both South Korea and Japan providing 90% coverage. The US ranks at 86.5%.
  9. Android News

    Airbnb rentals are now legal in Japan

    Airbnb rentals are now legal in Japan after a new law passed allows home owners to rent their homes for up to 180 days. Local authorities can add their own restrictions and rules to these temporary rentals.
  10. Android News

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 will come to Japan in June

    Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will finally launch in Japan sometime in June. However, a specific date has yet to be shared by the manufacturer.
  11. Android News

    Google Home is coming to Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and Japan later this year

    Today, it was announced that Google Home will be launching in 5 new countries later this year. These new countries that were announced include Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and Japan.
  12. Android News

    VAIO's Phone A launches in Japan

    The VAIO Phone A has officially launched in Japan. The phone is available from local retailers for around $237, and features a Snapdragon 617 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch HD display, and a full metal build.
  13. Android News

    Google Japan introduces bubble wrap input for Google Translate

    Google Japan knows how to put on a good April Fools joke. Their 2017 joke is a bubble wrap reader that lets you put in a sheet of bubble wrap. The machine will pop the air bubbles and translate its "language" using Google Translate.
  14. Android News

    The Vaio Phone comes back after being sold by Sony

    The Vaio Phone A has announced in Japan, and includes the following: - 5.5-inch FHD Display - Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Processor - 3GB RAM - 2,800mAh Battery - 13MP Camera
  15. Android News

    Japan moves to approve Airbnb

    Japan is one of the few popular destinations in the world that's not supported in Airbnb due to local regulations. Japan is seemingly read to allow Airbnb to happen in their country, albeit with stricter restrictions than normal.
  16. Android News

    The Huawei Nova Lite is made official in Japan

    Huawei has unveiled the Nova Lite in Japan and features the same specs as the P8 Lite (2017). The device will go on sale starting on February 24th.
  17. Android News

    Android Nougat will come to the Honor 8 on January 16th in Japan

    Honor has confirmed that Android Nougat will be coming to the Honor 8 in Japan starting on January 16th. The update will begin rolling out at midnight and will take a month to reach all users.
  18. Android News

    Capcom to release Megaman 1-6 on Android in January

    Capcom has announced that it will release the original NES Megaman games on Android on January 6. For now, the release will be limited to Japan and Capcom has not announced what each of the 6 games will cost.
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    Google brings Android Pay support to Japan

    Last week, an APK teardown of the latest Android Pay app update showed signs of Google bringing support to Japan. Today, Google has published a blog post to officially launch the service within the country (at over 470,000 locations).
  20. Android News

    APK teardown of Android Pay v1.12 show signs of an upcoming launch in Japan

    Cody from Android Police did an APK teardown of the most recent update to Android Pay. This update shows signs of an upcoming launch in Japan with Rakuten Edy, as well as other e-money providers.
  21. Android News

    Star Wars themed smartphones are being released in Japan

    To celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Japanese carrier SoftBank will have two special edition phones available. The devices are made by Sharp and feature the following specs: - 5.3-inch 1080p Display - Snapdragon 820 processor - 3GB RAM - 32GB Storage - 22.6MP rear-camera -...
  22. Android News

    The LG V34 is a waterproof LG V20 mini for Japan

    Au Japan customers will soon be able to get their hands on the LG V34 isai Beat - a miniature version of the LG V20. The phone keeps all the specs that are featured in the V20, swaps out the 5.7-inch display for a smaller 5.2-inch display while adding an IP67 waterproof rating. Au Japan will...
  23. Android News

    Google has translated the guidelines for Material Design into Japanese

    SPAN 2016 is a design conference that is happening tomorrow in Tokyo. Google will be there to show the progress they've made with Material Design and in anticipation of the event, they have just translated all of the guidelines into Japanese.
  24. Android News

    Spotify makes the jump to Japan with its free and subscription music services

    Spotify has finally inked out the necessary licensing deals and it now available in Japan. The invite-only beta offers a free (ad-supported) option and a 980 yen/month ($9.70 USD) subscription. Launching in Japan is a huge step forward for Spotify since it's the second largest music market on...
  25. Android News

    Spotify launches in Japan this month

    Japan was notably absent from the list of countries who can get Spotify. That will no longer be true as the company has confirmed they'll finally launch in the country later this month.