News tagged: Android

Opera Max For Android No Longer Available

Back in 2016, Opera Software announced a free VPN service called Opera Max that aimed to compress data to lower data usage and block trackers and other undesirable connections. Unfortunately, the app is now officially discontinued and removed from Google Play Store.

Assistant On Android Wear Platform Now Fixed

While Google is still working on fixing the issue with recurring reminders on Android Wear platform, at least some bugs have been patched. Its Assistant app had some issues on the Android Wear platform that have been acknowledged last week and Google has confirmed that

Nintendo Sued Over Switch's Controllers

A lawsuit filed against Nintendo claims the Switch's detachable controller design is covered by an existing patent. The filing comes from accessory maker Gamevice, which holds patents covering tech used in the Wikipad, an Android tablet. Gamevice is seeking a monetary settlement.

Lenovo To Only Use Stock Android For Smartphones

Lenovo is switching entirely to stock Android operation systems for its Android smartphones. This switch will first show up with the K8 Note, which lacks the company's Vibe Pure UI. No more bloatware will be present and only minor tweaks from two pieces of software are present.

Android, Apple TV Receive Plex's Live TV App

The Live TV feature in Plex is now available on two new platforms: Android and Apple TV. With Live TV, you can watch live television programming, such as sports and local news, from within the app. It also offers time-shifting, enabling users to pause, rewind, and fast forward.

Nextbit Cuts Support For Robin Phone

Nextbit is getting rid of support for the Robin, its first smartphone. It announced on Twitter that it'll stop supporting the crowdfunded device, which originally launched on Kickstarter. Software patches are still going to be provided until February 2018.

Facebook Creating Android Chat Device

Facebook is reportedly working on an Android-based device that'll be used for video chats. According to Bloomberg, the company is creating a product with a 13- to 15-inch display, a wide-angle lens, microphones, and speakers. It's likely to use Android for the sake of simplicity.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Version Of Cortana

Back in December last year, Microsoft rolled out a major new update to Cortana on Android and iOS devices, which included a brand new look. Now, the personal assistant has received a revamped design on Android, which looks to be more of an incremental update that improves the