While we are waiting for Google to develop such feature, it looks like both Samsung and Jide, the maker of Remix OS, will launch their version of Microsoft's Continuum feature. The latest Galaxy S8 smartphone leak show how the upcoming DeX Station dock would work.
One of the few good things on Windows 10 Mobile operating system is definitely the Continuum feature, which allows smartphones to transform into a PC just by connecting a display, keyboard, and mouse. If you ask us, something like that will be added to Android in the future, but
Since Google released latest Android security update for the Pixel and Pixel XL, many owners were experiencing strange Bluetooth bug, where they would see sudden drops in connectivity. According to reports, the Bluetooth connectivity switches off at random after the update.
Google's Allo messaging app is not going to be exclusive to mobile devices. Although a desktop version still isn't available, Google's VP of communications Nick Fox shared a screenshot of Allo for the web on Twitter. The app appears to be only for Chrome.
There are now over 10,000 "skills" available for Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant. It only had 1,000 skills in June 2016 and that figure increased to about 7,000 by January of this year. Alexa has received a significant amount of third-party support.
Jigsaw, a division of Alphabet, has introduced a machine learning-based system that'll fight "toxic" comments online. The tool, known as Perspective, is launching today in an "early-stage". Publishers can use the API to include the tool in their websites.
Google's Gboard keyboard for iOS devices has been updated with quite a few changes. The app now offers all of the latest iOS 10 emoji, voice support, and Google Doodles. You'll be notified about Doodles through the "G" button. More languages are also now supported.
Mozilla has introduced a new feature to its Firefox Test Pilot, the ability to snooze tabs. With the experimental SnoozeTabs option, you can temporarily get rid of any tab you want and set a time for it to return to the browser. Many options are given for when a tab will return.
Microsoft has unveiled a trio of LinkedIn apps that'll serve low-connectivity areas like India. They were introduced during the company's Future Decoded event in Mumbai and the primary app is LinkedIn Lite, which operates well on any connectivity level.
Microsoft has a new Skype app that's aimed at making it easier for users in areas with subpar wireless connections to remain connected. The company's Skype Lite app is headed to India and was described by Microsoft as "our fastest and smallest app to date."
Tilt Brush, an impressive painting app created by Google for 3D VR spaces, is now available on the Oculus Rift. It wasn't possible to effectively use the app on that platform until the Rift's Touch controllers began shipping. The app is available for $30.
Pornhub isn't allowed on the Google Play Store since pornographic material cannot be listed on the platform. Its exclusion from Google's store has led people to look elsewhere for mobile apps that include Pornhub's content and often that means encountering malware.
Meitu, a Chinese selfie app and phone company, has introduced a new handset, the T8, that comes with AI-based software capable of enhancing your selfies. The phone offers a front-facing camera with optical image stabilization. It also has dual-pixel phase detection.
App-related spending on iOS in the United States increased during 2016, with a significant rise noted in the entertainment category. Sensor Tower reports consumers spent about 130% more year-over-year on entertainment apps such as HBO Now and Netflix.
The European Union still has concerns about Windows 10's privacy practices despite Microsoft making efforts to address the issue. Microsoft has faced criticism from the EU since 2016 and it is making adjustments in response. Privacy-related changes are in the Creators Update.
The user ID system for Nintendo's upcoming Switch console has gone live, allowing you to claim your username. If you've preordered the system, it's a good idea to grab a user ID before the one you intend to use disappears. You must have a Nintendo Account.
Samsung is going to expand its Flow Android app so that all Windows 10 PCs can be unlocked using a Samsung Galaxy fingerprint reader. The feature launched last year, but it has been restricted to the company's Windows 10-based Galaxy TabPro S. That'll change in the coming months.
Microsoft is giving final touches to its upcoming Windows 10 update that is known as Creators Update or Redstone 2, and is expected to be released in April. If the update doesn't impress you, the good news is that Microsoft is already working on a second big update in 2017.
Facebook's WhatsApp is taking a page from Snapchat's playbook as well. The messaging app has been updated with a feature that's quite similar to Snapchat and Instagram's Stories. It allows you to put up a photo or video that'll be visible to friends for 24 hours.
While Android Nougat is still having a hard time reaching all smartphones, and we won't even talk about issues on updated models, the next version of Google's mobile operating system is in the works. We expect to get the developer preview of the new Android version at the