Notification APK

Version 2.3.01 -
Last updated: 2020-04-17


APP Information

Download Version 2.3.01 (230100000)
Apk Size420.98 KB
App DeveloperSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android6.0 and up

Download Notification 2.3.01 APK

App Description

Notification is samsung,android,tools,remote,mobile,manager, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.11 by 9 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.3.01 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 2272752+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Service application for system service policy announcement and configure new policy to the device. 

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requires following permissions on your android device.

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Quack Quack-avatar

    For those who wants to look its information up. Apk name: Old Description: Service application for the system service policy announcement and configure new policy to the device. My comment personally about this. This is odd that Samsung doesn't provide its info here and on their own site for what its useful for. What policy are we talking about? And why is the application named as notification in my phone system???? And on play store, Samsung biz service??

  2. Nigel Pugh-avatar

    Funny how all the positive reviews arent even constructive or say what they believe the update actually does. I've seen people say it fixes the issue of colours being lost in the quick star app. well it doesn't fix that as I still have that issue. it doesnt fix the lock screen wallpaper randomly blurring. so give us a clue please what actually does it fix. why did I spend £800 on a phone when you dont have the decency to tell me what the update is.....

  3. Stefan Alexandru Geogloman-avatar

    Stefan Alexandru Geogloman


    For every app that has no obvious reason to be there and updated, you MUST write a proper description here. What it is, why is it here now and until now it wasn't, why changed, and so on. The only info found is also very worrying: Locked, Russia, banks, phones. Why, Samsung? At least respond to these reviews for us to know, update the description!

  4. Kisuke Urahara-avatar

    Another app with no description to explain what it does or why it is on GooglePlay and the screenshots are just as vague as the description. Why was this not included in the pie update? Is this genuine or is it another way for google to spy and collect more of our data? Sort this out and give us a more detailed explanation of this app until then I refuse to update it!

  5. John Race-avatar

    I get notifications of emails that I've already read. Some notification keep repeating all day even if the email has been deleted. Poor experience to receive repeated notifications that are no longer valid. I've been unable to find the solution and turning off notifications isn't helpful.

  6. More Cowbell-avatar

    My phone says Ive had this app since december 17 2018. I've never noticed it in my app list so I assume it was part of the "invisible" apps that populate a phone and that now, it is visible. I have paid version of Bitdefender, Avast and Malwarebytes on my phone and nothing came up. I also have the free version of Kaspersky and nothing came up. Malwarebytes reads the app as a system app:, which is similar to other samsung apps with something else than the .ric at the end.

  7. JK nerdy-avatar

    This app changed my life. I was at a very low point until this app came along and lifted me up to euphoric bliss. I used to sit around staring at walls. Now, I stand proudly and laugh at those arrogant walls. They never thought I'd find this app. They always wanted to hold me back and keep me from my full potential. I don't want my life to ever be void of this app again. Thank you, app. Thank you.

  8. Dis Fool Here-avatar

    i was hoping this update would fix the notification issues that my phone started having after the system update, and of course it didnt. Samsung has put all its resources into the S10, and gave up on older phones, and dont care about what customs have been asking. I keep getting the same lame excuses when i ask for help, and nothing has worked. This will be my last Samsung phone.

  9. Danny Ray-avatar

    This is, beyond all shadow of doubt, the stupidest description for an app update I've ever seen since the beginning of smartphone time! And the accompanying screenshots are utterly useless!! Russian banks have locked my phone?? Get that nonsense outta my face! Hey, Samsung - try hiring someone who knows what in blazes they're doing here!! The update itself may be legitimate, but the way it's presented is fifteen orders of magnitude past the point of sheer idiocy!!!

  10. A Google user-avatar

    so.. It's a 'service' (not system) app that notifies me that some kind of new policy has been applied to my device...could be anything from anyone that means..but the dev says samsung so hopefully its a HELPFUL security FIX!.... and we won't all be held to ransom by hackers who lock us out of our phones and demand our bank details to unlock our SIM cards! LOL.. But those 2 screenshots looks amazingly shady.

  11. Fernando Matias-avatar

    Fernando Matias


    Give reason for update please! EDIT: I applied the update.. and now it says here in Play Store that it is installed, however it is not compatible with my device. Why is this? Why was it compatible and pushed to my device last week, but now it is no longer compatible even though it is actually installed? More info on what this update was exactly meant for and who should be installing it or not NEEDS to be addressed!

  12. James Gilmore-avatar

    What's up with this? There's no description, the app icon doesn't conform to usual Samsung style/UX, and only one weird (duplicated) screenshot that is super low-res which contains some very strange content... This is like a textbook example of a malware app, except it's being offered legitimately by Samsung. Very sketchy, weird, and troubling.

  13. Andrea Hewko-avatar

    When there is a known scam that involves hackers locking your electronics and forcing you to pay them money to have them unlocked, having images that involve needing to contact a Russian Bank to unlock your phone is very worrying. It is poor business practice to have such worrying images on an essential app. If not for reassuring from the reviews, I would not have downloaded the update.

  14. Pauls Kristovskis-avatar

    Pauls Kristovskis


    For those who defend this app. Samsung has its own security(emergency) in case you lode your phone and you can manage the phone from online (your own samsung account). If you think i need a seperate app to unlock my phone, you are wrong. Throughout the years i have never seen this app on either on my phones(s5,s7 and now s8). So i would say avoid. A simple app with not so simple explanation. ohh and for those who claims it shows notifications better- Android got its own notifications built in.

  15. Janice Leung-avatar

    after the s9 most recent update, the notification no longer show the detail when received whatsapp message or the other apps message it just show the icon only, with this notification update, it fix the problem. I hope this message can help the others. samsung what don't u write any info but just a strange picture? a few word doesn't use a lot of time to type.

  16. Robert Herek-avatar

    with no actual explanation of what this Notification actually does, the only attempt is two pics showing something about a Russian bank asking for someone to call so they can unlock the phone seems sketchy plain and simple. News flash some of us actually want to know what we are installing/updating and why it's needed to helpful

  17. CFTR-avatar

    Ever since I start receiving Ads on Bixby home, I lost my faith and trust for this company. Trust is essential for loyalty, and without trust, people are going to doubt the reason behind your every act. This app, describe itself as an system app that updates the system policy without telling its user what its actually doing is very suspicious. Internet unlike few years ago, people are concerned and cared about their right and privacy, so please, elaborate on the description.

  18. Shahbaz Siddique-avatar

    Shahbaz Siddique


    this app is just awesome guys, it does all kinds of things for me, from helping me wake up by singing me a song every morning, to bringing my towel to washroom once i am in for shower, my only problem with the app is that, it crashes by itself when upset, so i am forced to wake up with stupid alarm the next day and bring my towel mgself, please fix this as well guys.

  19. boyeatsworld-avatar

    for all the idiots complaining about negative reviews as if you dont understand, we dont like ambiguous apps forced onto our devices with out justification and explanation. you cant not install it as Google has made it impossible to remove an app from the update list so eventually itll get installed accidentally. transparency is what we smart folks want... because we arent mindless sheep.

  20. Allan C-avatar

    Ever since updating this app, now I get notified that my sump pump is running. It also notifies me that my master bathroom tub faucet is dripping. Just the other day, I was notified that was feeling blue - don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing but I don't believe it's entirely accurate because the sun was out and I was wearing brown that day. I may root my phone in order to uninstall this because since this app made the Playstore, I feel like I have Post-it notes all over my skin

  21. Byron Cox-avatar

    Did not download, but if this is real then why is it not added during system updates? The last system update I did changed a lot of my notifications, which I am rather upset about. Why download this if they can't even get your original settings right? Can't even get notifications from one of my games now and the phone and game are both set to allow. They need to announce to everyone if this is a fix for their screw up.

  22. Robert Phelan-avatar

    I have the S8 and S9. Bought my Girl the S9+. Samsung has been automatically adding apps and sometimes they update on their own if I don't update the Samsung apps. We will no longer support Samsung. I don't trust them anymore. This was the last straw that broke the camels back samsung

  23. Tony Nicklow-avatar

    To the not so bright people who are giving this low ratings because they can't uninstall this software. notifications are part of the operating system. they're updating it through the app store because they needed to update notifications without having to do a system update. I'm pretty sure you don't want your phone not to be able to notify you of notifications. it's getting update through the app store for convenience. Don't one stare something because you are smart enough to understand it.

  24. A Google user-avatar

    Thans for integrate detailed information in notification with thumbnail especially in smart watch notifications. we expected an application which works on Laptop for sync real time android phone notifications on laptops so while working with laptops we wont miss any phone notifications and easy to handle important messages and quick reply especially where we are not allowed to use mobile phones (example while meetings,schools,offices,hospitals etc...!)

  25. adam s-avatar

    No explanation of what this app does. No explanation on the update. Screen shots are really odd. This was a very odd update that leaves nothing but bigger questions. This is not good practice at all Samsung especially when you boast security.

  26. A Google user-avatar

    this looks sketchy af!... I don't have the tasteless Russian bank screenshots on my PlayStore but instead screenshots of turning Developer Options on! (without instructions, although I know how to do it) - not sure what to think, not downloading till more info supplied.

  27. Ben Manfield-avatar

    I guess this is a notification app that looks up numbers online to tell you who's calling when the number isn't in your contacts list. But who knows! Didn't know I had it installed in the first place to need upgrading.

  28. Steve Garcia-avatar

    I know what notifications are. What I don't know is what was changed. Any software component, whether it be a standalone app or a part of the OS needs to include a changelog EVERY time it is updated.

  29. A Google user-avatar

    Looks so dodgy. What are you playing at Samsung? No transparency, no information whatsoever, why push this through the play store? Glad I have my play store settings to auto update off. Sort it out, it looks so unprofessional and suspicious

  30. A Google user-avatar

    Since this is only applicable to Samsung, why not put it in Samsung's own app store instead of pushing it through play store with no explanation as to what the app does? Flagged this as inappropriate in play store with 'harmful to device or data' as a reason since Samsung did not bother to explain what this thing is all about.

  31. A Google user-avatar

    Not installing. no info and it wants permission I do not trust it to have. Needs to be reported to Google by everyone who questions this mysterious app that suddenly appeared. If it is a legit app then Samsung needs to be held accountable to provide real details instead of a screen shot showing a dialer stating call Russia bank

  32. David Solis-avatar

    From the screenshots, it looks like a tool to allow Russian hackers to lock your phone, and the only way to unlock it is to send money to a Russian bank. Unfortunately, I cannot uninstall this app. I can only uodate it or not update it.

  33. A Google user-avatar

    wow. My phone really works after this update, no need wifi or data, not even balance. 🤓🤓 Now I get all notifications.....newspaper comes, milkman knocks... really works. can u add notifications when My debters come. finally Samsung also learned how to treat update manias🤩🤩🤩🤩 I am searching to give 6 stars, please add option. anyway I like Samsung.

  34. Calvin Brown-avatar

    there is no description as to what this app does. I find it even more odd that this app was automatically on my phone, but my wife does not have it on hers! we have same exact phone!!! Samsung I'm going to be reporting you for spying.

  35. Jennnifer McManus-avatar

    Jennnifer McManus


    for all the low reviews who cant figure out what this is, its for when you have a secure lock screen or secure boot which requires a pin on boot. i agree they force too many apps but package disabler pro works just fine and so does using adb commands to remove bloat. no root needed.

  36. Redogg FPV-avatar

    After reading most of the comments I'm stunned how many stupid people there are with smart phones! It's an official update from Samsung for your devices notifications. Yes they could have explained it abit more and used better screenshots. But people please read the comments first before rating an app!!! 🤣

  37. A Google user-avatar

    this update gave me access to the popup view notifications for apps that can be expanded. I hated this feature with Waze, now I am able to enjoy Waze without this stupid feature. thanks for the update Samsung 👍😎

  38. Percy Cheng-avatar

    For those that don't know what this, it's essentially just a system app that Samsung has pushed to the play store. So this was already living in your phone so there's really no harm in updating. Sure, it would be nice to have a description.

  39. A Google user-avatar

    Wowwwwww!! This app is amazing! I now receive notifications from my good old S9 Plus 5 minutes before someone knocks on door and better still, I get notified of the lottery numbers before they are drawn. Keep it up Samsung.

  40. A Google user-avatar

    Just performed a full system update for carrier. Pretty sketchy that the "notification" app needs a update that wouldn't be covered by system. Seems like spyware to me.

  41. Dilal Ahmed-avatar

    Constant updates via Google play... is it really necessary. Annoying to the max,, how many times in a week you have to update android phones.

  42. Kurt Steffan-avatar

    not nearly enough description given as to what this app is and does. And why does it have screen shot of Developer's mode on? what does Developer's mode have to do with this app? If this is a default system app, please provide detail as to exactly what it does AND what the update is changing...and if you are going to have screenshots, detail how they are relevant to the app and the update!

  43. BJS-avatar

    Not going to update until you explain in detail what this means: "Service application for system service policy announcement and configure new policy to the device."

  44. Frantz C Hershey-avatar

    Frantz C Hershey


    This feels intrusive without a description. Actually a little shocking. If you want to compete with Apple, you have to gain and maintain trust. Randomly installing unidentified apps ain't the road to trust.

  45. A Google user-avatar

    It would be nice to have some sort of changelog to know which bug(s) were addressed with this release for an app thst has system-level access but, I guess thats too much to ask.

  46. Xyt Jung-avatar

    absolutely no idea what this is. samsung doesnt even bother to explain. zero cares from them, so zero stars (i cant give zero). no uninstall button, only an update button and they dont even want to tell you anything. i refuse to update until they do so.

  47. Leah Cameron-avatar

    What is this update? Why are there screenshots mentioning Russia Bank? If you're going to make us have something on our phones, at least tell us what it is as simply as possible, and without the worrying screenshots. This is super odd, Samsung!

  48. A Google user-avatar

    It's a legitimate app by Samsung. The screenshots are a poor interpretation of the app. It has been on your device since you unboxed it, but it is now in the play store versus Samsung's proprietary Galaxy store. No worries neccessary.

  49. A Google user-avatar

    It's just a system app. Previous version was 2.2.05, this version is now 2.3.01 . Hopefully it won't be using as much battery with this version!

  50. A Google user-avatar

    Updates like this demonstrate how clueless Samsung really is and why I'm looking to ditch their phones. The screenshots provided appear to come from a hacker's website. Really makes me eager to install the update.

  51. Khawar mushtaq-avatar

    What is this, no information of what this does, no information of strange updates for this app, screenshots look like some unknown company's mobile, Just tell us what this app does, to me it just looks like a fake samsung app. Improve this app, Samsung

  52. Steve Inners-avatar

    Seems unofficial and creepy. I uninstalled the update pending explanation. In this world of privacy breaches and state sponsored hacking, more information and some sort of official acknowledgement/ announcement appears prudent.

  53. A Google user-avatar

    I don't know why there's an update in the first place. Moreover there's no app description with vague screen shot. Surprised to see that it was made by Samsung!

  54. Conor O'Driscoll-avatar

    Conor O'Driscoll


    To all the extremely stupid people out here, this is actually apart of the OS (Operating System) of the phone. Samsung provided an update to the notifications via the Play Store in order to avoid a system update. And besides, how stupid can you possibly be to not know that "Notification" is a package for "Notifications"

  55. Мирослав Јањетов-avatar

    Мирослав Јањетов


    What is this ¿¿¿¿¿¿ No, I won't update this! Just manual update on my phone, so I can choose. This is not the way to gain and care about loyal customers. Not to mention bunch of bloatware I can not uninstall. No!

  56. Ben Shults-avatar

    * Samsung* How in all honesty, can anyone write a review about an app that no one knows anything about and has dodgy screens shots. And for goodness sake, get someone whom can write legibly in English, English. We might then, be able to understand what you are trying to communicate to us. Your spelling, grammar and sentences are nothing short of atrocious.

  57. Andy Walker-avatar

    Exceptional. An app I didn't know I had that can make calls and has access to every other function on my phone. It notified me that a Russian bank has kidnapped my wife and children and will release them if I give them everything I own. I'd be lost without it!

  58. Jamal Crawssover-avatar

    Jamal Crawssover


    The app description could not be more vague, and the screenshots provided make it look even worse. I feel like I'm updating spyware.

  59. celeron nutcase-avatar

    celeron nutcase


    As others have stated, a description of what this app does would allow users to understand its functionality and build trust with Samsung. as i currently have no conext for what this app does, and Samsung has not provided any description or context, i am rating it 1 star.

  60. Srinivas Damam-avatar

    No clear details on what the update does. I know this is an internal app for the OS. But still let me know what guys are fixing. Thanks. Giving 1 star for unexplained updates.

  61. Diane Ringer-avatar

    I do happen to understand this App. For those that are complaining all they need to do is a Google search and they might just learn how much they need this App. not understanding it is no reason to give it a bad rating and scare other people. Go learn about it it and trust me you will be grateful for the advice.

  62. Biancha D.-avatar

    low rating given for lack of explanation for upgrade. With platforms like google and facebook pushing spyware via android updates, people are naturally and justifiably suspicious of updates. Maybe if tech stopped treating CUSTOMERS like idiots, we'd cooperate more.

  63. chris bashall-avatar

    Is ok but wish it had more things to upgrade, the ads are annoying but I really like the choice of characters

  64. Sam M-avatar

    It's the very first time I hear of notification update. would've actually updated but what's with the Russian bank screenshots and stuff. thats not even notification

  65. The Old Gringo-avatar

    Thank you Tony... It's nice to know dictated folks, like you, are out there to guide us through our ignorance & curiosity as to why an apk requires updating without any explanation.

  66. KJ VanSant-avatar

    Agree with everyone else, no idea what this does, so one star until we have some idea what it is and why we need it. Don't be so lazy devs.

  67. Faisal Zameer-avatar

    Dear Samsung, I believe some explanation is in order. What is this app? What is its purpose in our phones and why did it need an update outside the regular software update that recently took place?? Why are there such weird screenshots for this app uploaded??

  68. Eric Hart-avatar

    you broke this App in a bad way. can't even make a bullet point list anymore. hahaha you broke the 1 function of this app. i used it every day until now. I will use Google Keep from now on.

  69. Luke M-avatar

    I have no idea what this app is but it is probably my favourite app of all time. The icon for this app is cool and I am really impressed with the way you can't actually do anything with this app as it has no open button. The description for it however needs work.....

  70. Brian Peddicord-avatar

    Brian Peddicord


    Yeah, I have no idea what this is and, from the look of things, I'm far from the only one. I guess it'll sit there in the queue of apps that never gets updated.

  71. A Google user-avatar

    No explanation what this does. Can't be uninstalled. Probably spyware. Will not be installing the update.

  72. Andrew K-avatar

    Samsung please fix this bug My dodge uconnect system will no long read my texts. Just says new message available for every message but doesn't read them just goes onto the next message

  73. Ken Webster-avatar

    Wow! So glad you fixed this app Samsung. Now I can look forward to messages from a Russian bank. A pity some people spoiled all the mystery by writing a good explanation of why you released it through the store.

  74. Dan D-avatar

    Hard pass on the update, considering this is something that's not already on my phone. No explanation as to what it is or what it does.

  75. Garry Garcia-avatar

    Dear novice users, expand the "Read More" portion so you would know what it's for. "Service application for system service policy announcement and configure new policy to the device."

  76. S. Williams-avatar

    seems as if this was the permissions issue that was causing quick lock (also made by Samsung.. go check it out from the Samsung app..) to keep switching back to default colors.. nice.

  77. Kevin Bruce-avatar

    No information on a forced app is unacceptable with all the privacy concerns out there right now. I love Samsung, I don't love mysterious bloat.

  78. Dara O'Brien-avatar

    Unbelievable app! how come no-one has ever thought about giving you a 'notification' to keep you updated on different apps move outdone yourself Samsung! Love it!

  79. A Google user-avatar

    very poor performance ! my edge lightning is not blinking adter pie update i think this is to be detected from your technical side and troubleshoot it !

  80. Roberto Sanabria-avatar

    Roberto Sanabria


    Can you enable some features for notifications for wassap, like turn on the screen when there is a new message, do the same with facebook mesenger and Instagram. I dont like having to press buttons everytime a notification kicks in.

  81. Kunal Das-avatar

    many people acting dumb and rating it one star. some are using sarcasm for no reason. this update actually brings the option to change app notification style. like display number of notifications or not.

  82. Ashlea Bradley-avatar

    nervousness about this update. screenshots seem sketchy, the app info including address is sketchy. Plus I've never seen this app before.

  83. Matthew Black-avatar

    I was worried about some hair thinning, but after using this app for 3 months, my hairline is back to where it was when I was a teenager!

  84. Robert Boyd-avatar

    Seems sketchy to me. Need better description of what this app is for and a change log for the update.

  85. Robert P. Ruddle Jr.-avatar

    Robert P. Ruddle Jr.


    How can this app be rated so high when it has a vague description of what it does or what benefits it provides? You folks need to be responsible and stop posting phony positive app reviews. I don't believe any of your positive reviews are from genuine users. Photos show that this app locks our devices and that we must contact a Russian bank to unlock our phones? Hello, call Interpol.

  86. Chaitanya Suri-avatar

    Developers please explain the purpose of the app. Why does this app has access to so many permissions where as there is no explanation as to what does the app does.

  87. Rusith P-avatar

    Notifications are good on Samsung but this update doesn't explain anything. Kind of odd for a company that boasts security.

  88. Claudiu Cheles-avatar

    weirdest dev info ever. and those screen shots are the beautiful. actually this is an Samsung system app called Notification which I think is an overlay on Android OS.

  89. Ariel Hazan-avatar

    I really loved a notification of Samsung much better than the LG G6, so far I haven't had any problems with my phone I will stay with Samsung forever.

  90. A Google user-avatar

    Pro tip: "Enter PIN from Russia Bank" inspires confidence in exactly no-one. Afraid to have taken the update, but afraid to uninstall.

  91. Patrick M-avatar

    Pleaae include the ability once again to add custom text notifications from specific contacts. It is so complicated

  92. Sally Vee-avatar

    What is this unannounced update and what does it do? Why are there screenshots of a Russian Bank on my American Google Play store? They've already hacked our democracy; can't they leave our Google Play store alone? All these questions and more, but will Samsung/Google answer? Find out next time, on Android Update Super!!! (*90s rock guitar outro plays*)

  93. Steve Powell-avatar

    One star for no description. it may well be needed and a system app, but a description should be mandatory.

  94. Ryan Wojcik-avatar

    Lack of an explanation and sketchy screenshots really aren't a nice sign for a forced update and installation on our devices.

  95. Toni Delgado-avatar

    Not using this update until you do better in explaining why. & the example picture - yikes!!!

  96. Ivan Felix Wibisono-avatar

    Ivan Felix Wibisono


    press power + volume up + volume down for 5 second. your phone will change into a car. trust me!

  97. Miguel Guedes-avatar

    users hate apps that get installed without our knowledge and understanding. I don't know what this is, and the description is not very useful. What does this bring that is new, that didn't exist before? plus it has access to a lot of stuff that I didn't consent!

  98. Yoda Man-avatar

    Weird update with no log, and the screenshots are sketchy as heck! What is this thing?

  99. A Google user-avatar

    So bad, this update crashed and blocked my phone for a lot of times, please fix it

  100. jamie nurman-avatar

    i sure hope this update addressing the android pie bug that makes dialer interface flashes like nuts....