News tagged: Android
It looks like the software for HTC U11 smartphone wasn't ready at launch, as with every new update, the Taiwanese company adds new features. Starting today, the company is rolling out a new software update that brings 1080p 60fps video recording support to the U11 handset.
Google will soon introduce a new Chromebook Pixel model and an updated Google Home. Android Police claims those devices will launch in the fall alongside the company's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The new Google Home will be smaller than the existing model.
Moto X4 is yet another smartphone that is waiting for the official announcement and yet we know pretty much everything about it. The next mid-range Android smartphone is set to be unveiled on August 24 and a couple of new live images confirms previously leaked renders.
We haven't seen a new Android One smartphone for quite some time, but nevertheless Google continues supporting the platform and is even rumoured to be working on its own Android One handset. On the other hand, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is also working on
The Facebook-owned platform has now received another new feature or should we say the existing feature received improvements. Instagram Direct, the one-to-one messaging service, was unveiled way back in 2013, and thanks to the addition of Stories, its popularity is growing.
Shortly after we reported about the new ZenFone 4 smartphones that ASUS unveiled, the company has also released more information about future updates. All smartphones from the ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 4 will be updated to the Android O, with ZenUI 4.0 on top of it.
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.
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
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.
As we approach the official release of Android O, Google has now updated its distribution chart for the month of August. The chart shows that Android Nougat is slowly picking up pace in terms of adoption, as it is now running on 13.5 percent of active devices
Android will no longer treat Google as the default search engine for users in Russia. The latest version of Chrome for the platform now asks users to pick a search engine for the browser. One of the options is Yandex, a popular local competitor that complained about Google.
Ahead of Android O, Google has now released a new update for Android smartphones. The latest official set of patches from Google for August is now available for Nexus and Pixel smartphones, but expect other brands to release the firmware for their devices.
Google has described a plan to use machine learning algorithms to find Android apps with atypical crashing problems. It'll utilize that data to change where apps appear in the Play Store. Those algorithms will analyze an app's "performance data, user, and user ratings."
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.
Facebook has picked up an AI startup called Ozlo, whose technology is likely to be used in Messenger. VentureBeat reports the startup, known for its Ozlo app on Android and iOS, is said to have a strong knowledge graph and its technology can figure out difficult phrases.
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.
Built-in ad blocking will appear in Google Chrome next year and the feature is already being tested in the Chrome for Android app. Pre-release versions of the mobile browser include ad blocking. Google's version of the capability only gets rid of "intrusive ads."
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 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.
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