News tagged: Android
After slow start, more and more banks are officially supporting Google's payment system. The service was released back in 2015 and Google has now announced that it has received a major bank expansion update in the US. The official number of banks that are supported by Android Pay
The Chinese company ZTE has just added another smartphone to its offering. Dubbed Small Fresh 5, the smartphone is designed for higher entry-level segment and is available in two versions - the one with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, and other with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB
Google has just announced that support for the Android Market app on Android 2.1 Eclair and older devices will end on June 30, 2017. Most developers no longer support these Android versions, so this won't affect many devices, but those that still use the Android Market will
A collection of classic SEGA games is now available on mobile devices for no cost at all. The Forever collection initially comes with five titles: Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon and Altered Beast. All are available on iOS and Android.
Many apps and software often drop their support for older platform after certain time and that is something we are all aware off. Often those apps or software get updated with newer, better version, but they usually no longer supports those older platforms.
Mozilla's privacy-centric web browser Firefox Focus has reached Android. It first became available on iOS in 2016 and now it brings the same privacy features to the largest mobile OS. Firefox Focus automatically blocks trackers, analytics, and advertisements.
UMIDIGI, previously known as UMi, is yet another Chinese smartphone manufacturer that is trying to make a larger impact on the market. After having considerable success with their Z and Z Pro flagship smartphones, the company is now getting ready to launch new models.
Google has kept its promise and is now rolling out Play Store support to more Chromebooks. The company said that that all Chromebooks shipped in 2017 and beyond would support Android apps, and while it will be hard to keep that promise, 16 more devices have gained the support.
In addition to South Park: The Fractured But Whole, which will arrive later this year, a mobile game based on the series is on its way. South Park: Phone Destroyer will be available sometime in 2017 and it's coming from Ubisoft's RedLynx and South Park Digital Studios.
Lenovo's rumored Moto E4 Plus has been confirmed. Details about its new entry-level Moto E4 and E4 Plus handsets are available and they verify the latter comes with a 5,000 mAh battery and a 5.5-inch HD display. Users will get up to two days of usage without needing to charge.
Essential, a smartphone startup run by Android creator Andy Rubin, has revealed its first phone's carrier availability. In the US, the phone will be exclusive to Sprint. The Essential Phone will soon be available in the market for $699. It'll ship this month.
Gboard for Android has been updated with some new features, including phrase suggestions and a tool for drawing emoji. Improved machine intelligence capabilities are present in this version, making it easier for the app to correct mistakes and offer suggestions.
Despite initially claiming it would bring Android 7.0 Nougat to the OnePlus 2, OnePlus has confirmed the handset isn't going to receive the upgrade. The 2015 smartphone was listed as one of the devices that'd get Android 7.0, yet OnePlus no longer says that's true.
A few days ago, Microsoft officially announced a new version of its messaging app, saying it should be released very soon. While other users might have to wait, the new Skype 8.0 is now officially available for Android platform and can be downloaded from Google Play.
At the end of last month, Android creator Andy Rubin's phone startup Essential has announced its first smartphone called Essential PH-1. While the first few days didn't go without problems due to some potential trademark issues, the company has managed to secure more money in a
It is obvious that internet browsers are slowly getting better, especially in terms of battery life and performance, which are very important for smartphones. Google recently released a new version of Chrome for Linux, Mac and Windows, but Android users have been skipped.
Work on the Andromeda OS project within Google has reportedly ceased. The operating system was going to run across phones, tablets, and laptops. Google's plan was to create a new piece of software that'd basically let its Chrome OS and Android platforms merge.
Google has quadrupled its top Android bug bounty to $200,000 in an effort to attract more security researchers to the program. The increase comes as a result of no researcher claiming the top reward in the program's history. Google has also boosted another reward.
Google's mobile payments solution, Android Pay, is now available in Canada. It debuted this week in the market and has launched with support from a handful of major banks. More banks will be added shortly. The upcoming availability of the platform was teased during I/O.
A new mobile Pokemon game is on the way and this time it's coming directly from Nintendo. Pokeland, an upcoming title for iOS and Android, requires an internet connection and Nintendo Account. An alpha test is beginning today just in Japan for Android devices.