The new features will make your phone a more helpful assistant during your next trip since you won't have to mess with the screen.
Samsung says the replacement phones, part of 1 million shipped now in use, are safe and not prone to catching fire.
Opting for a custom launcher is one of the fastest and easiest ways to customize your Android experience.
If you're on the fence about which restaurant to check out next, perhaps a shot of the bacon-wrapped filet mignon will lure you in.
Expect to pay more than you usually would for a Nexus, with the cheaper option of the pair to cost $649.
Want to keep away the prying eyes? Then it's time to grab some apps that will make pictures, videos, and more disappear from plain sight.
Google says it can save you up to 67 percent on your data with its compression technology and now offers the ability to cache pages and videos for offline viewing.
The latest Google-friendly set-top box supports 4K video, HDR content, and includes a Bluetooth voice remote.
You can spend less time swiping and searching for apps if you follow our guide for a more Zen-like setup.
Android debuted on Sept. 23 eight years ago, though Google has cooked up some type of celebration for Saturday.
The timing first nicely with the upcoming launch of Google's Pixel phones, which should lead the parade of compatible hardware.
Version 1.7 also is built to better support Android Nougat and fix a number of pesky bugs that have hung around.
There's also evidence that all of the app icons will be round in an effort to bring a more consistent look to the Android interface.
It also looks like the term 'Google Now' may be going away, with the company uniting its effort behind the new Google Assistant.
The four major carriers are urging customers to exchange their device while also prepping to resume sales.