News tagged: Android
Some smartphone manufacturers have yet to confirm which devices will get the Oreo update and a new version is already in the works. Google has now confirmed that it's already working to bring Android 8.1 Oreo to all Pixel smartphones via a blog post explaining the technology
WhatsApp has joined other messaging applications in offering users the ability to share their location in real-time. The feature has appeared on Android and iOS, and you can reach the option in the same area you'd find the normal "share location" function.
One of the first ever foldable smartphones, the ZTE Axon M, is going to become available next month and it will be sold in the United States. The handset comes with two displays that are separated by a hinge, making it a pretty straightforward design.
HTC's follow-up to the U11 smartphone could be introduced on November 2. The company has delivered invitations for an event in Taiwan and since those invites feature a large "U," it appears likely we're going to see the U11's successor. Two devices may be present.
Lyft's application for drivers now includes Google Maps, removing the need for them to switch between applications in order to start a trip. This makes things easier for users and should allow trips to start sooner. For now, Maps integration only exists on Android.
After it announced new OneDrive web user interface that will offer cleaner look and improved performance, Microsoft has now announced new user interface for users of Android and iOS platforms, helping users to find what they're looking for much easier. The new app
To improve user experience, Microsoft is now rolling out its AI assistant Cortana on Skype for iOS and Android. At the moment, only users in the United States get access to Cortana on Skype and devices that get Cortana will see the assistant added to contacts in Skype.
Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, is now available within Skype. You can engage with the assistant in a one-on-one chat format, just like if you were talking with a regular Skype user. Alternatively, the assistant can suggest replies based on your conversations.
Microsoft's Windows VP, Joe Belfiore, says Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a "focus" for the company. Although there will still be updates, particularly for security, new features and hardware for the platform "aren't the focus." The primary reason for this shift is a lack of use.
Using a smartphone while driving is a bad idea, but that is something we all occasionally do. To prevent from using a phone while driving, Google has decided to make some changes with its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones that should keep you safer on the road.
Eve Online, a space-based MMORPG, is headed to mobile devices. iOS and Android users won't have access to the same title per se, they'll instead get to play in the Eve universe with a game called Project Aurora. This title was co-developed by PlayRaven.
A beta version of Microsoft's Edge browser is now on iOS and Android. If you're currently using Edge on your desktop, these mobile browsers will enable you to push content from a mobile device to your desktop, making it easier to continue work across platforms.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will become available in India in less than a week. Xiaomi has officially revealed the phone's release date, October 10. One of the company's executives in India, Manu Kumar Jain, shared the availability information on his Twitter page.
Google's payment service Android Pay has reached a new milestone. The service has added another 16 financial institutions, surpassing the 1,000 mark, now stranding 1,012. The new financial institutions that now support the service are located in the US, UK, Canada, Russia,
DJI is currently the most popular, if not the best, drone maker on the market and they are not slowing down. Following the US Army ban due to possible cyber vulnerabilities, the company has now launched a new feature called Local Data Mode that was announced back in August.
The popular media player for Android has just received some decent improvements with new version. VideoLAN has released VLC 2.5 for Android that introduces lots of new features and improvements, such as support for 360-degree videos. Other important changes include support
Every month, Google releases Android distribution numbers and same happened now for the month of October. Unfortunately, the numbers reveal Android's Achilles heel. Android 8.0 Oreo was released a little over a month ago, but it is struggling to reach new devices and is currently
Blizzard's Battle.net mobile application is now available on Android and iOS. As of right now, it only comes with limited functionality. You can use it to add other players (via QR code or Battletag), continue chats on-the-go, or see which games your friends are playing.
Nvidia has come out with version 6.0 of its Shield TV software. Included in the latest update is Google Assistant, a voice-centric digital assistant that'll give users hands-free control of media playback, smart home functionality, and search, among other things.
Malware is an issue on the Google Play Store to an extent that's not even remotely replicated on the iOS App Store. To deal with that issue, Google is using more AI-powered tools to detect and remove malicious pieces of software. Its AI-based system is consistently improving.