Android

  • Xiaomi Mi A2 specs and render leaked ahead of launch

    Multiple reports over the past couple of weeks have suggested that Xiaomi has a new smartphone in the pipeline called the Xiaomi Mi A2. As far as the design is concerned, it may actually be a rebadged version of the Xiaomi Mi 6X and that’s something which the newly leaked…

  • WhatsApp developing ‘Mark as Read’ feature for notifications on Android

    WhatsApp has been updated with several new features over the past few months and the Facebook-owned service is now developing a “Mark as Read” feature for notifications on Android smartphones. The feature has been discovered in the last version of the WhatsApp beta version 2.18.214. WABetaInfo discovered the feature in…

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    Samsung’s Android Go Phone Certified By FCC

    A few manufacturers have already developed smartphones based on Google’s Android Go platform and recent reports have suggested that Samsung is doing so as well. There have already been several leaks concerning the first Samsung Android Go phone. The latest development is that the handset has been certified by the…

  • Chrome OS Adds App Shortcuts For Android Apps Pinned To Your Dock

    Google has been working diligently towards making Android apps fully functional on Chrome OS. Taking a step in that direction, they recently introduced App shortcuts, a fresh Android feature, to the Chrome OS dev channel. Not long ago, Google revealed a feature on Android called App Shortcuts. This would allow…

  • Next Gboard Update May Finally Add Prevention For Temporary Image Retention

    Soon after the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL was released, some users started complaining about a display burn-in issue that was later found to be temporary image retention. Google addressed the matter by releasing a software update which dimmed the navigation bar for a few seconds. The company…

  • Google Pay can now be used to pay friends and do much more

    Google has just rolled out a host of new features for it’s integrated payments app Google Pay, which was launched in January this year. Although these features were already announced by the company earlier, but Google through a blog post said that these updates were actually going live on the…

  • Google Play Games testing new smart ‘Hub’ as Gaming News Feed

    Mobile gaming rarely receives as much attention and coverage as it should. There are a huge number of developers working to make the best games for Android. While the big titles like Super Mario Bros, Pokemon Go, PUBG and Fortnite are talked about extensively, the barrage of games that are released…

  • Google Patches Critical Android OS Media framework and 43 other vulnerabilities

    For an operating system as popular as Android, security is an area Google cannot afford to compromise on. For its July update, Google has released patches for 44 vulnerabilities in Android. Most of these bugs are highly severe or critical in nature. These patches are available instantly for Google’s own…

  • Xiaomi Devices will get Better Bluetooth Audio with Android Oreo Update

    The Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is giving its phones a huge boost in its Bluetooth capabilities. The most recent Android Oreo update for Xiaomi devices comes with LDAC support. This will significantly increase the quality of audio transmitted through Xiaomi devices via Bluetooth. LDAC is an audio coding technology developed…

  • Massive 8GB of RAM in New Honor 10 GT Phone

    The Honor 10 GT was announced by Huawei on their website today. The most significant difference between the Honor 10 GT and their previously released Honor 10 is the 8GB of RAM, up from the 4GB or 6GB options that were available previously. While the Honor 10 GT model might…

  • Security Researchers Find that Android Apps Don’t Record Conversation Data

    Many users of the Google Android mobile platform have become convinced that their phones record their conversations in order to perform analytics on what they say and thus in turn target ads to them. Computer science researchers working with a project at Northeastern University recently conducted a rigorous study and…

  • Mobile Android Trojan Gives Crackers Remote Control to User’s Phones

    While there have always been consistent reports of vulnerabilities present in apps distributed on Google’s official Play Store, it seems that Linux security experts have pegged several in the last few days that are designed to run malware on end-user mobile devices. These apps are disguised as clean software according…

  • Android Launcher Similar to Windows Phone Receives an Update

    Android’s launcher 10 which is similar to Windows Phone in its looks and feel has just received an update and it will now make the phone’s home screen look more like a Windows phone device. This latest update has bumped the application to v2.1.5 and has brought several new features…

  • RAMpage Vulnerability Could Cause Grief on All Modern Android Devices

    CVE-2018-9442, which is known as RAMpage in the media, might be a problem with all Android Devices released since 2012. The vulnerability is somewhat of a variant on the Rowhammer problem, which exploits a hardware bug found in modern memory cards. It apparently has to do with the way that…

  • Google’s Developers Promise Secure Biometric Authentication in Android P

    In an announcement put out earlier today, Google’s developers said that they plan to improve some of the biometric authentication techniques that the Android mobile operating system users as soon as Android P gets released. Security experts have noted that the Linux-based OS needs some improvements before it’s ready to…

  • MysteryBot Malware Targets Android 7 & 8 Devices with New Tricks

    While Android mobile devices are powered by a secure locked down version of the Linux kernel, security experts have now found another Trojan that impacts the widely popular operating system. Called MysteryBot by experts working with ThreatFabric, it seems to attack devices running Android 7 and 8. In some ways,…

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    Google Responds To ‘the1975..com’ Bug That Shows Your Private Texts

    the1975..com glitch is really dumb but it seems to have gotten the attention of loads of people. The bug shows your private text messages if you type the1975..com in the Google App. You can give it a go if you want to. The glitch was first found by Reddit user Krizastro…

  • Android TV software 8.0 Oreo revamps with Nvidia Shield TVs

    The search engine giant Google put forward an upgraded android TV software last summers that actually did prove to be effective but one major limitation that kept it from outshining others in the market was the inability to be supported by all kind of televisions except for only one; Nexus…

  • Samsung Launched Galaxy J6, J8, A6, and A6+ Today in India

    Just today, Samsung officially launched several of its Galaxy phones for the India market, from the Galaxy J and Galaxy A series of models. This comes after plenty of rumors all month, until Samsung finally unveiled the details today at a launching event in Mumbai. The lowest price model is…

  • Huawei P20 vs P20 Pro: Which one is worth it?

    The Huawei P20 Pro is reviewing very well, making it easy to forget it’s part of a range of new flagships launched by Huawei which includes the regular P20. The Huawei P20 doesn’t deserve to play second fiddle to the Pro model though — it’s a fully-fledged flagship boasting many…

  • Huawei P20 Pro: Do you need the triple camera?

    The regular P20 uses its dual camera configuration to offer 20MP maximum resolution colour images using some clever software, or up to a 2x “lossless” zoom when shooting in the regular 12-megapixel mode. The triple camera inside the P20 Pro consists of a main 40MP f/1.8 sensor, 20MP f/1.6 monochrome…

  • Samsung G S9 Is Out Now Lets Focus on Samsung Galaxy S10

    Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ are out and continuing to get the positive reviews all around although sales are down in Korea, to begin with, there are high expectations towards Samsung’s flagship devices. Production of Note 9 is rumoured to be well on the way as the launch date will…