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This Is The Feature That Will Give Android Smartphones An Edge Over iPhones In The Near Future

A security feature already found in the Vivo X21 will give Android smartphones an edge over Apple's iPhones in the near future. Its most high-profile appearance will be on the Samsung Galaxy S10, which will be released next year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 5, 2018

Here's How To Install Android 9 Pie On OnePlus 6: Open Beta Now Available

The Android 9 Pie Open Beta build is now available to download for OnePlus 6 owners. Installing the mobile operating system, however, is not as easy as triggering an over-the-air update.

Google September 4, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android Installer Allowed Hackers To Infect Smartphones With Malware

Google discovered a vulnerability that allowed hackers to install malware through the 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android installers. Epic Games has since patched the exploit, but it is unhappy with how Google dealt with the security issue.

Video Games August 26, 2018

Snapchat Android Redesign Now Available For Users With Root Access

After a nine-month wait, Snapchat can finally access a faster and cleaner version of the app. The app, which will be known as the "Snapchat Alpha," is now available for Android users with root access.

Apps/Software August 20, 2018

Google Is Making It Easier For Android To Support Hearing Aids

Pairing hearing aids with iPhones are easy. On Android, it’s essentially non-existent — but that will change soon thanks to a new protocol called ASHA that Google has developed.

Google August 17, 2018

Google Says It’s Going To Fix Android Pie Fast Charging Issue

Pixel XL owners are complaining about the issue brought by Android Pie. Users have reported an issue that killed their phone’s fast-charging ability, and now Google has marked the problem as 'Assigned.'

Google August 15, 2018

How To Get ‘Fortnite’ On Android If You Don’t Have A Samsung Phone

Non-Samsung device owners can finally get a chance to play 'Fortnite' on Android. Epic Games has opened up a beta program for those interested, but players will need to wait a bit before actually playing.

Video Games August 13, 2018

Android Exploit Uses SD Cards: Here's How To Protect Yourself Against 'Man-In-The-Disk' Attacks

Cybersecurity firm Check Point discovered that hackers may take advantage of Android apps that wrongly use external storage such as SD cards. Here's how 'man-in-the-disk' attacks work, and how to protect yourself against them.

Security August 13, 2018

Google Warns Users That It Doesn’t Have ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ On Play Store

Google has warned its users that Fornite will not be available on its storefront. The Epic Games's hit video game has bypassed the Play Store and can only be downloaded by Android users on its website.

Google August 11, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android APK Now Available But Not Yet Playable: Here's What We Found Out From It

The leaked APK of 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android provided more information about the highly anticipated game. Apparently, it will not only be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9, and that it will be available through a certain app store.

Video Games August 8, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android Will Not Be Downloaded Through Google Play Store: Here's Why That's A Bad Idea

The 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android release date is coming soon, after being a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 exclusive for 30 days. However, the app will not be downloaded through the Google Play Store, which might be a bad idea.

Video Games August 2, 2018

Google Says A Phone Should Have No More Than 2 Notches

Devices running Android P can’t have more than two notches, according to Google. Also, manufacturers can’t place a notch on the left and right sections, only the top and bottom.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2018

Google Clock App Gets Spotify Integration: Wake Up To Your Favorite Songs

The Google Clock app now lets users set their favorite songs from Spotify as their alarm. Google says YouTube Music integration is coming later as well.

Apps/Software August 1, 2018

Is Google Fuchsia Eventually Going To Replace Android?

Fuchsia is one of Google’s most mysterious experiments, believed to be a unified operating system that could one day replace both Android and Chrome OS. Is that really what’s going to happen, though?

Google July 21, 2018

Buyer, Beware: This $100 Fake iPhone X Is A Security Nightmare

Motherboard investigated a $100 fake iPhone X that one of its writers purchased in China. The counterfeit iPhone X looked like the real thing, but it was discovered to be filled with malware and backdoors.

Apple July 20, 2018

Google Phone App For Android Now Able To Block Spam Calls: Here's How To Activate The Feature

The Google Phone app for Android has been updated to better handle spam. Users are now able to activate a feature that will automatically send suspected spam calls to voicemail without any notifications.

Google July 15, 2018

Android P Name May Have Been Leaked By Huawei

A Huawei customer service representative in Poland may have leaked the Android P name, which has been kept under wraps. Android P is expected to be released in several weeks, but the Android P name speculation will likely not stop.

Google July 12, 2018

Super Mario Run Is A Cash Cow For Nintendo, But Most Of The Profits Came From iOS Downloads

Reports confirmed that the iOS version of 'Super Mario Run' earned more than the Android version. Analysts point out a similar trend for all other games published by the company.

Business Tech July 4, 2018

Gamers Still Falling For Fake 'Fortnite Mobile' For Android Apps With Malware: Here's How To Protect Yourself

Gamers are still falling for fake 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android apps, despite previous reports on the malware-laced apps. Instead of learning, impatient Android gamers are still installing suspicious APK files that claim to be 'Fortnite' for Android devices.

Video Games June 26, 2018

Google Launches New Podcast App For Android Products

Google introduced the Google Podcasts app for its Android phone users. The app allowed customers to listen to their favorite podcasts and introduce them to recommended and trending podcasts.

Google June 20, 2018

Fornite For Android: Here's When You Can Most Likely Download The Game

Following its launch on the Nintendo Switch, 'Fortnite' will hit Android platform soon. According to the publisher, the target launch date for the Android version is sometime in summer

Video Games June 19, 2018

Android Messages Finally Comes To The Web, Allowing Users To Send Texts Via Browser

The web client for Android Messages is now slowly rolling out to every Android user. Sending, receiving, and reading messages can now be easily done through the browser.

Google June 19, 2018

Facebook's Android App Is Crashing And Users Are Complaining About It

On June 16, Android users were experiencing outages on the Facebook app. The previous day, the Facebook Messenger app crashed on iOS platforms due to a new update.

Apps/Software June 16, 2018

Your Google Pixelbook Could Soon Run Windows 10

Insiders claim the Google Pixelbook is slated to receive an upgrade that allows it to dual-boot operating systems. Development documents reveal that the machine will undergo certification from Microsoft and soon run Windows 10.

Computers June 15, 2018

New Essential PH-1 Accessory Audio Adapter HD Is A Snap-On Headphone Jack

Essential has announced that it's releasing a new accessory for the Essential PH-1. Called the Audio Adapter HD, it will bring back the 3.5 mm headphone jack to the Essential Phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 7, 2018

Beware, Gamers! Don't Fall For Fake 'Fortnite' Android Apps That Can Steal Your Personal Details

Fake ‘Fortnite’ APKs started showing up online ahead of the game’s release on Android devices this summer. These fake versions of the popular survival game are infecting devices with spyware.

Apps/Software June 6, 2018

Heads Up, Android Users: You Can Now Download The Standalone Google Lens App

No more opening up Google Assistant or Google Photos just to use Google Lens. You can now download a standalone version from the Play Store.

Apps/Software June 6, 2018

Google's Android Tablets Disappeared Because Of A Bug, But They're Back In Store

The tablet section on the official Android website suddenly vanished, prompting speculation that Google is done selling tablets. It turned out that it was just a bug and the page is back online, with three slates available.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 4, 2018

The Silk White OnePlus 6 Is As Gorgeous As It Sounds

OnePlus has revealed the new Silk White OnePlus 6. As the name suggests, it's a white version of its flagship, and it boasts light rose gold accents to match.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 3, 2018

Tablets Section Removed From Android’s Official Website: Is Google Done Selling Them?

Tablets are dead, at least for Google. The company has quietly removed the tablets section from the official Android website, thinking no one would notice.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 2, 2018

LG G7 ThinQ Is Now Available In The US: Here's Where To Buy The New Flagship

LG has rolled out the G7 ThinQ, and it's now available at carriers and retailers here and there. To no one's surprise, the flagship has been put up for sale along with plenty of promotions and discounts, including BOGO deals.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 1, 2018

Motorola One Power Could Be The Smartphone Maker's Next Android One Phone, According To Leak

An image of the Motorola One Power had leaked to the internet, giving the first glimpse and first mention of the new Android One-based smartphone. Is this a new lineup?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 31, 2018

'Jurassic World Alive' Is The Dinosaur Version Of 'Pokémon GO'

'Jurassic World Alive,' described as 'Pokémon GO' with dinosaurs, is now available for iOS and Android. Players will be able to collect DNA from augmented reality dinosaurs and create hybrid dinosaurs to battle with other players.

Video Games May 31, 2018

Typing 'the1975..com' Into The Google App Triggers A Weird Glitch That Displays Your Android Text Messages

Android users have uncovered a weird glitch. When typing 'the1975..com' into the Google app, they'd get search results that displayed their recent text messages, similar to the 'show me my text messages' command.

Apps/Software May 31, 2018

Researchers Discover Malware Called Cosiloon Pre-Installed On 141 Android Models

Avast Threat Labs said that 141 Android phones have been pre-installed with malware called Cosiloon. It will cause popup ads when users are playing games or searching websites.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2018

Andy Rubin Responds To Report Of Essential Phone 2's Cancellation

Essential has reportedly scrapped development of the successor to the Essential PH-1. Andy Rubin has responded to the claim, but he did not comment about the smartphone startup being put up for sale.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2018

Google Photos Is Getting A New Favorites Feature: What To Expect

Google just announced more features coming to Google Photos. Soon, users will be able to compile their favorite photos in one album or like photos shared by their contacts.

Apps/Software May 23, 2018

Here's What The iPhone X Has That The OnePlus 6 Doesn't

The OnePlus 6 has finally been released, and it's giving users a lot of reasons why it's considered as a flagship killer. Compared with the likes of the iPhone X, though, how does it fare?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 23, 2018

Twitter For Android Now Uses Its Own Emoji Because Google Still Hasn't Solved Its Fragmentation Problem

No more seeing blank boxes when using emoji on the Twitter app for Android. Twitter has now implemented its own custom Twemoji library for the app, but that doesn’t solve Google’s fragmentation problem.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

LG Q7, Q7a, And Q7+ Announced: Midrange Specs With Flagship Features

LG has announced the Q7, Q7a, and Q7+, its new midrange lineup and successor to the Q6 family. Touted to offer 'features typically found in more expensive flagship smartphones,' the three comes with an FHD+ display, USB Type-C, and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 21, 2018

OnePlus 6 Review Roundup: Is It The Best Android Smartphone Of 2018?

The OnePlus 6 features an all-glass design, a larger 6.28-inch screen with a notch, a dual-camera lens and top-of-the-line hardware. Here’s what the critics have to say about OnePlus’s latest offering.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 21, 2018

TeenSafe Isn't Safe: Teen Monitoring App Usernames And Passwords Stored Without Encryption

Teen phone monitoring app TeenSafe suffered a major data breach that leaked thousands of Apple ID usernames and passwords.The app allows parents to monitor their kids' phone activity, including text messages, phone logs, location, and web browsing history.

Apps/Software May 21, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' Android Release Date Set For Summer: New Features On The Way Too

'Fortnite Mobile' will finally launch on Android this summer, but Epic Games did not provide a specific release date. The developer also revealed new features and improvements for the mobile game, including voice chat.

Video Games May 18, 2018

Here's How Hulu Is Going To Make Watching TV On Its Platform Better

Hulu has detailed what the next update is going to bring to its iOS and Android apps. The new features will give users better control over recommendations, a new portrait player, and more.

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Instagram To Roll Out Usage Insights Feature That Tracks Time Users Spend On App

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom revealed on social media that Instagram would be installing a 'Usage Insights' feature. The announcement came after a report was released of a piece of code in the app’s Android application.

Apps/Software May 16, 2018

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