News tagged: Android

Android Tablets To Get Google Assistant Soon

Google Assistant has been with us for months now, but it has yet to reach all Android devices. While many smartphones now have the Assistant, which has also reached some Android TV units, the next step for Google is to bring it to tablets. A new version of the Google app has

Google Assistant Added To Sony's Android TVs

Sony is rolling out Google Assistant to 4K HDR television models with Android TV. The feature will be available on all of its 2017 models as well as some TVs from 2016. With this addition, Sony's TVs have become the second Android TV-based product to get Assistant.

Facebook Adds GIF, Photo Polls

Facebook has expanded its involvement with polls a lot during the past year. They've appeared in Instagram Stories and Messenger group chats, for example. Now the company is continuing that expansion with an official launch of "Facebook Polls," which includes GIFs and images.

Google Play To Get Audiobooks

A new type of content appears to be headed to the Google Play Store. An APK teardown of Google Play version 8.4 reveals it's going to offer audiobooks, giving Android users a new alternative. It's up against a pretty dominant competitor, Amazon's Audible.

Android Version Of JioPhone On The Way

Reliance Jio is reportedly moving away from its KaiOS-based JioPhone and will be pushing an Android model in its place. The Indian carrier's first JioPhone came out in July and has proven popular despite it essentially being a pretty limited feature phone.

Galaxy Tab A (2017) Unveiled By Samsung

Samsung has introduced a new Galaxy Tab A model, also known as the Galaxy Tab A (8.0"). It says this version is "designed for the whole family" and since it's a budget tablet, the specs aren't particularly interesting. It runs Android 7.1.1 out of the box.

Gmail Receives Native Add-Ons

Third-parties are now able to come out with add-ons that'll be integrated directly with Gmail. Support for add-ons was revealed by Google earlier this year and it has just now arrived. Among the first developers to work with the capability are Asana, Trello, and DialPad.