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Google unveiled the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
Google unveiled the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
Google has finally announced the new Pixel phones. The devices had already largely been leaked over the months, and even the design was teased ...... 15 Oct 2019
Microsoft makes a surprising return to smartphones: Here's Surface Duo
Microsoft makes a surprising return to smartphones: Here's Surface Duo
Microsoft has today unveiled their first smartphone in years. Surface Duo was announced at the company's Surface event rather surprisingly, ...... 02 Oct 2019 - 3 comments
WhatsApp support for Android Gingerbread and iOS 8 ends in early 2020
WhatsApp support for Android Gingerbread and iOS 8 ends in early 2020
WhatsApp is the most popular messaging platform with over a billion users around the world. While most of these users have a fairly up-to-date ...... 30 Sep 2019
Google has shipped Android 10, check your Pixel
Google has shipped Android 10, check your Pixel
Google's latest and greatest mobile operating system iteration has finally launched. New Pixel phones are yet to be released, we don't even ...... 04 Sep 2019
Google gets rid of tasty treats, adopts new Android logo
Google gets rid of tasty treats, adopts new Android logo
Google's mobile operating system is more than a decade old, and throughout the years we've grown to know different versions by their sweet names. ...... 22 Aug 2019
Huawei released its own operating system to rival Android: Harmony OS
Huawei released its own operating system to rival Android: Harmony OS
Even though there's a ceasefire between United States and Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the company is determined to seek alternatives to Google-controlled ...... 09 Aug 2019 - 1 comment
Report: Huawei ready to reveal Hongmeng OS, as soon as this week
Report: Huawei ready to reveal Hongmeng OS, as soon as this week
As soon as the Trump ban was announced, making Android possibly unattainable for Huawei no longer, all kinds of rumors about Huawei's own mobile ...... 05 Aug 2019
Android comes to Switch with unofficial ROM
Android comes to Switch with unofficial ROM
The first publicly available Android ROM for Nintendo Switch has been released by developers at XDA. The unofficial firmware is based on ...... 29 Jul 2019
FaceApp is a Russian app - Will it leak your data to Putin's administration?
FaceApp is a Russian app - Will it leak your data to Putin's administration?
FaceApp is an image manipulation app that caused a craze in social media back in 2017. Now, the craze is back, after the company updated its ...... 18 Jul 2019
Android notifications come to Windows desktops
Android notifications come to Windows desktops
Microsoft has rolled out an update that will enable users to see notifications from connected Android devices on their Windows 10 Desktop. ...... 04 Jul 2019 - 1 comment
Bill Gates: Android is my greatest mistake
Bill Gates: Android is my greatest mistake
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates cites the dominance of Android in the mobile space as his greatest mistake in the Redmond firm's history. ...... 25 Jun 2019
Huawei seeking trademark for own mobile platform
Huawei seeking trademark for own mobile platform
Huawei has been all over the news recently, thanks to Trump administration blacklisting the company. It is becoming increasingly hard to ...... 13 Jun 2019
Spotify adds sleep timer to its Android version - Here's how to use it
Spotify adds sleep timer to its Android version - Here's how to use it
Many people prefer to go to sleep while listening to soothing music. To help with this, Spotify has finally added a sleep timer to its Android ...... 29 May 2019
Google confirms Huawei ban, says the decision wont affect current Huawei or Honor phones - for now
Google confirms Huawei ban, says the decision wont affect current Huawei or Honor phones - for now
Google has confirmed the yesterday's news about Google revoking Huawei's Android license. Company said that the decision is based on United ...... 20 May 2019
Google blocked: Huawei phones wont be able to access Gmail, Play Store, new Android versions and more
Google blocked: Huawei phones wont be able to access Gmail, Play Store, new Android versions and more
United States has waged a war against Chinese telecom giant Huawei for some time now. But now the big guys are joining the fight. According ...... 19 May 2019 - 12 comments
Here's how you can find downloaded files on Android
Here's how you can find downloaded files on Android
Android offers a wide range of features that many of the competing platforms, including most importantly of course Apple's iOS, do not have. ...... 18 May 2019
Android Q is already available to 23 phones, here's how to install
Android Q is already available to 23 phones, here's how to install
Google officially announced yesterday their newest Android version, Android Q. The tenth version of Google's mobile operating system is still ...... 08 May 2019
Google announced Android Q, here's what's new
Google announced Android Q, here's what's new
Google's developer conference Google I/O started yesterday with keynote from CEO Sundar Pichai and myriad of announcements from his fellow execs. ...... 08 May 2019
You can now get Android notifications to your Windows desktop
You can now get Android notifications to your Windows desktop
You know the feeling when you're at the office, working with your PC and your phone beeps about some incoming notification and you couldn't ...... 29 Apr 2019 - 1 comment
Here's how to transfer all the important data from an old Android phone to a new one
Here's how to transfer all the important data from an old Android phone to a new one
Switching smartphones can be a pain in the behind, especially if you are switching platforms. However, even getting a new Android phone to replace ...... 21 Apr 2019
Android will soon offer EU users to switch to another search engine and browser
Android will soon offer EU users to switch to another search engine and browser
European Union slapped Google a 4.3 billion euro ($5bn) fine last year for breaking EU's competition laws with Android operating system. Now ...... 18 Apr 2019
Xbox Live is coming to both Android and iOS
Xbox Live is coming to both Android and iOS
Microsoft has been developing a port of Xbox Live to mobile platforms for a while now. Now it has officially confirmed that Xbox Live is coming ...... 16 Mar 2019
Google released first Android Q beta
Google released first Android Q beta
Android Pie's market share among Android versions is probably in the low single digits still, but that doesn't stop Google pushing on with new ...... 15 Mar 2019
How to take a screenshot with iOS and Android
How to take a screenshot with iOS and Android
Screenshots are a versatile tool that have been a significant part of every operating system at least ever since the Print Screen (PrtScr) button ...... 02 Mar 2019
AirMessage brings iMessage to Android  with a caveat
AirMessage brings iMessage to Android with a caveat
Android and iOS both have their pros and cons, there's really no objectively better solution for every person. However, there's one single reason ...... 26 Feb 2019
How to transfer all the important data from an old Android to a new one
How to transfer all the important data from an old Android to a new one
The world is filled with Android devices. While Apple might be king of high-end smartphones, Google's operating system has conquered the world in numbers. ...... 17 Feb 2019
Google hires long-time Apple manager to build Fuchsia OS
Google hires long-time Apple manager to build Fuchsia OS
We've known for years that Google is developing a new operating system behind the scenes. Now Google has hired new talent from no other than ...... 25 Jan 2019
Leak reveals new, dark secrets about Android Q
Leak reveals new, dark secrets about Android Q
The most recent version of Google's mobile operating systems, Android Pie, is still very much in the minority on Android devices, but we've ...... 17 Jan 2019
How to change your ringtones on Android
How to change your ringtones on Android
One of the first things you could customize on a mobile phone was ringtones. Now that customizability includes wallpapers, apps, and widgets, ...... 29 Dec 2018
Here's how to record phone calls on Android and iPhone
Here's how to record phone calls on Android and iPhone
In both your professinal as well as personal life you might come up with situations where recording a phone call is worth a fortune. Perhaps ...... 23 Dec 2018
Here's how to block calls on both Android and iPhone
Here's how to block calls on both Android and iPhone
If you are targeted by a WhatsApp spammer or get numerous calls and/or texts from specific numbers, you might want to block the number. Fortunately ...... 15 Dec 2018
Google to charge manufacturers for services in EU
Google to charge manufacturers for services in EU
Google has decided that it is necessary to start charging Android manufacturers for using Google Play services, and its apps, in Europe. ...... 23 Oct 2018
AfterDawn's Android app updated to v1.60
AfterDawn's Android app updated to v1.60
AfterDawn's official Android app has been updated. The new version, v1.60, is mostly a bug fix release to address the known issues with the app. ...... 19 Oct 2018
OnePlus delays its Android Pie update for OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T models
OnePlus delays its Android Pie update for OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T models
OnePlus has confirmed previously that its upcoming OnePlus 6T model will ship with the latest Android Pie operating system. But company also ...... 17 Oct 2018
Google's Family Link lets parents control their teens' phones
Google's Family Link lets parents control their teens' phones
Google released last year a family-oriented app, called Family Link, which allows parents to control their kids' phones. Previously Family ...... 19 Sep 2018
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