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Spotify ditches its Android homescreen widget

Spotify's latest Android update has riled some of its loyal users. The update removes the homescreen widget from Spotify's Android app. Now, to control functions like play, pause and skip, u...

Spotify ditches its Android homescreen widget

Source: engadget.com

How to Get Back Your Spotify Home Screen Widget on Android As a longtime Spotify user, I grab my digital pitchfork and join the masses of Android users who are pissed off about the latest Spotify update, which removes the Android home screen widget that made it incredibly useful to play and pause songs from your smartphone’s screens....
10:13 2019-08-14

Spotify now has a Lite app for Android users in 36 countries Spotify has just launched a Lite version of its Android app that’s designed to work well on low-end devices and spotty connections. The app comes in at under 10MB, and is set to stream tunes at ‘Basic’ quality by default, which the company says should work out to roughly 0.5MB per song on average. Y...
10:26 2019-07-09

Spotify Lite now live for older Android devices Spotify Lite for Android is now official, launching today across 36 countries. The lightweight version of Spotify's main app weighs in at only 10MB, and is designed primarily for users with smartphones running Android 4.3 and higher.The app has been in testing for a while now, and its launch ma...
09:00 2019-07-09

Spotify finally adds a sleep timer for Android users Users of the Android version of Spotify, like Reddit user Studdz, have been raving over the past few days about the quiet addition of a highly requested feature to the Android version of the music streaming app. Users have started noticing the presence of a Sleep Timer as one of the options in the &...
02:26 2019-05-28

Spotify finally adds long-requested feature to its Android app with minimal fanfare To fend off increasingly aggressive competition from the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Deezer, the global leader of the music streaming industry is constantly trying new things, going so far as testing in-house hardware that could allow it to control and monitor your in-car listening patterns....
11:26 2019-05-27

Spotify is trying to make Pandora obsolete with its new ‘Spotify Stations’ app After an initial rollout in Australia, Spotify earlier today pushed out a new listening option for music lovers. Notably, the new option isn’t contained within the existing Spotify app but is offered up as an entirely separate app dubbed Spotify Stations. The new app, in contrast to the existi...
02:26 2019-06-05

Android Q(&A): Android Engineers take us on a deep dive of Android Q Enlarge / Android Development: It can be a messy process. (credit: Google) As has become tradition for Ars at Google I/O, we recently sat down with some of the people who make Android to learn about the OS directly from the people who make it. For 2019, the talk was all about Android Q and this y...
16:00 2019-07-03

Cloudflare Ditches 8chan. What Happens Now? In an interview with WIRED, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince explains his decision to stop protecting 8chan—and where the notorious forum goes from here....
07:39 2019-08-05

Facebook Ditches Commissions, Not Dollars Facebook is finally getting smart about public relations by making important-sounding changes to its business that do virtually nothing to affect its bottom line....
15:26 2019-05-28

Huawei’s Android replacement sounds a lot like the mysterious Google OS that might replace Android Huawei is at the center of the US vs. China trade war right now, as the Trump administration imposed a massive import ban on the Chinese conglomerate that has huge implications. Not only will Huawei be able to buy hardware components and license operating systems like Android until the matters are r...
17:26 2019-05-22

Nokia 3 Starts Receiving Android 9 Pie Update With May Android Security Patch Nokia 3 gets official Android 9.0 Pie update. The Android 9 Pie update for Nokia 3 is rolling out now over-the-air (OTA) and will reach all devices over the coming days....
19:13 2019-06-03

In A First, Miss Venezuela Ditches Contestants' Measurements For the first time in its history, the Miss Venezuela contest will not publish the 24 contestants' waist, bust and hip measurements, organisers said....
09:39 2019-08-02

Google ditches Nest.com in favor of its online store Google hasn't been shy about phasing out what's left of Nest as an independent entity, and that now includes Nest's website. Droid-Life has noticed that Google has largely gutted Nest.com -- now, it just asks you to visit the Google Store if you're......
18:52 2019-06-19

Alex Smith finally ditches leg brace after gruesome injury As players around the NFL gear up for upcoming training camps, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is taking a positive step toward recovery. Announced in an Instagram post from his wife, Smith no longer needs to wear a leg brace for the season-ending injury he sustained in November of last year. The ca...
22:00 2019-07-15

Afraid Of Losing Instagram Followers, Model Ditches Boyfriend A self-proclaimed Instagram model with a following of 4,50,000 decided to break up with her boyfriend who wanted her to post his pictures too on her account on the photo-sharing platform....
13:39 2019-07-23

Wimbledon ditches plastic racket covers in sustainability drive All England Lawn Tennis Club move means there will be 4,500 fewer plastic bags this yearIt might not quite be a Wimbledon tradition along the lines of the all-white dress code but the sight of players’ discarding the plastic cover from a freshly strung racket is a familiar one at SW19.However, it wi...
13:39 2019-06-28

Rap Music Ditches Dollars for the Cash App Mobile Payment System For decades, rappers have made hard currency a big part of rap music and videos. Now the artists are name-checking a mobile-payments method; ‘Hit me on my Cash App.’...
21:13 2019-08-09

Saudi Budget Carrier Ditches Grounded Boeing MAX For Airbus Saudi budget carrier flyadeal has withdrawn a provisional order for Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jets, the US plane maker said Sunday, as the airline confirmed a new order for Airbus A320 aircraft....
18:52 2019-07-07

Cupra Leon ditches Seat badge and goes hybrid for 2020 First Cupra Leon prototypes hit the Nurburgring in disguise; it’s set to use plug-in powertrain The first hot Leon to ditch the Seat badge for Cupra branding has been spotted at the Nürburgring for the first time ahead of the car’s debut in 2020.  Telltale signs that this isn’t just another protot...
15:13 2019-05-21

Swedish fund AP2 ditches tobacco and nuclear weapons investments Sweden's AP2, one of the country's five main national pension funds, will no longer invest in tobacco and nuclear weapons-linked stocks, in a move it said on Tuesday deepened its commitment to......
04:39 2019-06-05

Nike Ditches Shoe Design After Panama's Indigenous Guna Protest US sportswear giant Nike said Tuesday it was withdrawing its latest shoe after Panama's indigenous Guna community accused it of "pirating" a protected traditional design....
10:26 2019-05-22

Trump ditches census question; will find other methods of counting non-citizens President Donald Trump on Thursday backed away from asking a question about citizenship on the 2020 census, but instead directed agencies to provide data on non-citizens to the Census Bureau....
04:00 2019-07-12

India finance minister ditches 'colonial' briefcase to deliver budget India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chose to abandon the “colonial” budget briefcase while presenting her maiden budget to parliament, choosing instead to flaunt a traditional bright-red ledger known as bahi-khata in Hindi....
19:52 2019-07-05

Red Bull ditches nose scoop for F1 Monaco Grand Prix, updates floor Red Bull has ditched its nose scoop for the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix in favour of a more conventional Formula 1 design, along with small updates to the floor...
19:26 2019-05-22

The lost Leonardo? Louvre show ditches Salvator Mundi over authenticity doubts Art experts remain divided on the origins of the world’s most expensive paintingSalvator Mundi, the world’s most expensive painting, will not be part of this year’s big Leonardo da Vinci show in Paris because curators at the Louvre do not believe it can be attributed solely to the artist, it has bee...
23:52 2019-05-26

Redesigned C8 Corvette Stingray ditches manual transmission: The stick shift is dying General Motors said the redesigned Corvette Stingray will eliminate the manual transmission, putting the stick shift one step closer to the grave.       ...
00:26 2019-07-20

BTCC reveals hybrid details, ditches success ballast for 2022 rules The BTCC will no longer use success ballast when it introduces new rules in 2022, and the Cosworth hybrid system will instead be used to balance performance in the series...
13:13 2019-07-23

In Desperate Attempt To Alienate Buyers Above Retirement Age, C8 Corvette Ditches Chrome Wheels For as long as I can remember, you could always get your Chevrolet Corvette with a set of chrome wheels. Always. Everyone was so focused on whether or not they could that no one stopped to ask if they should. (The answer to that is nobody should.) With the new, C8 Corvette, they are no longer an opt...
19:00 2019-08-02

Washington Redskins' Alex Smith ditches leg brace 8 months after gruesome injury Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was finally able to ditch the leg brace Monday eight months after suffering a broken tibia and fibula in a game against the Houston Texans....
18:39 2019-07-16

Trump ditches sole climate rule that aimed to reduce coal plant pollution Administration to roll back Obama-era Clean Power PlanTrump’s EPA chief says he’s ‘leveling the playing field’ Donald Trump’s administration is finalizing plans to roll back the US government’s only direct efforts to curb coal-fired power plant pollution that is heating the planet. Related: Trump ro...
18:52 2019-06-19

Irina Shayk ditches ring in Iceland trip photos amid rumored breakup with Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper and longtime girlfriend Irina Shayk have reportedly called it quits. Now she's sharing vacation photos and still isn't wearing a ring.        ...
23:39 2019-06-09

New Spotify playlist wants to replace your car radio Americans spend much of their time every day stuck behind the wheel of a car, logging some 70 billion hours each year that are passed while just sitting or moving along in traffic — a metric that makes a company like Spotify eventually realize there’s a potentially lucrative opportunity ...
01:26 2019-06-13

Your Next Checking Account Could Get You a Spotify Subscription Citigroup is partnering with Hulu and Netflix to offer incentives to keep you banking there. Many banks are coming up with other creative rewards in lieu of cash or interest....
12:39 2019-07-05

There’s A Whole Lot Of Final Fantasy Music On Spotify Now Streaming music service Spotify is generally hit-or-miss for video game soundtracks. That’s not so for Final Fantasy anymore, as official soundtracks for all the main games and many of its spin-offs are now available for your listening pleasure....
00:26 2019-06-07

Spotify brings its lightweight Stations app to the US Spotify users in the United States will have one more alternative app that will allow them to listen to their favorite radio station starting today. Suggestively named Stations, Spotify's lightweight app was originally launched in Australia last year.Although it's still considered an experiment, Sta...
02:52 2019-06-05

I Didn’t Even Know I Needed Spotify’s New App, but Damn Yesterday, Spotify introduced a simplified, radio-only version of its app for U.S. users called Spotify Stations. And somewhere, Pandora Radio executives probably let out a beleaguered groan.Read more......
22:26 2019-06-05

Spotify might be raising prices soon, but don’t panic just yet In the face of increased competition from rivals like Apple Music and others, Spotify is quietly testing the waters to see whether it can push through a price increase in some of its markets around the world. That’s according to a new report from Bloomberg, which notes that the streaming music...
14:39 2019-08-16

EU wants to hear from Apple over Spotify complaint EU regulators will decide what steps to take regarding Spotify's complaint about Apple once they get a response from the iPhone maker, Europe's antitrust chief said on Monday....
21:39 2019-06-03

After updating its app for Premium members, Spotify goes down Is this the day the music died? It is if you're a Spotify member as the music streamer has been down since 8:22 am EDT this morning. Over at DownDetector.com, 80% of the complaints they received have something to do with the inability of users to stream music, 14% say that they can't use the Spotify...
21:00 2019-06-13

Spotify has the Disney section you’ve always wanted Disney classics like The Lion King or Mulan are known for their iconic soundtracks, and now it's easier than ever to find them in one place. Spotify and Disney have teamed up today to launch a hub exclusively for all things Disney. Users can stream p......
21:26 2019-07-17

Spotify Stations is the Pandora alternative we need Spotify is testing a lot of things right now. In the last month alone, the company has revealed its long-rumored in-car device, curated podcast playlists and a standalone Stations app. Heck, those last two were announced in the same week. "We're alwa......
02:13 2019-06-06

Spotify Stations radio app now works with CarPlay Stations is Spotify's answer to Pandora, letting you tune in and listen to curated music without having to lift a finger. That convenience made it an immediate hit when it launched last month, but one important feature was missing for iOS users: CarP......
16:39 2019-07-02

Spotify Stations vs Pandora: what’s the best way to get streaming radio? Listening to the radio used to mean turning a dial until the static lifted. These days, 'listening to the radio' (a term we use loosely) it means turning on a stream of continuous music from an app. Sure, it's not the way your grandparents listened, but the new way is a lot more conve...
22:00 2019-06-27

Obamas Strike Podcasting Deal With Spotify Spotify struck a deal for Higher Ground, the entertainment-production company started by Barack and Michelle Obama, to develop and produce podcasts that will be available only on the streaming service....
02:26 2019-06-07

Spotify launches an in-app Disney Hub to lure more fans Spotify Technology SA said on Wednesday it will devote a prominent spot in its music streaming app to Walt Disney Co's extensive music library with songs like "Let It Go" and "A Whole New World."...
21:52 2019-07-17

Spotify debuts new Your Daily Drive feature in the US Spotify has just revealed a brand new feature that will be available to all its users in the United States while driving their cars – Your Daily Drive. The new feature provides both music and news talk shows, based on relevancy and personality of the hosts.The new feature is meant to make the time s...
14:00 2019-06-12

Spotify's Pandora-style Stations app arrives in the US Spotify's Pandora-esque Stations app has arrived in the US after it previously emerged in Australia. It's officially an "experiment" for now, though you can grab it from the App Store or Google Play....
18:13 2019-06-04

Spotify experiments with curated podcast playlists Beginning today, a handful of Spotify users will see curated podcast playlists in their accounts. According to The Verge, the playlists are an experiment to help Spotify understand how it can help users discover new shows. The hand-picked lists will......
18:13 2019-06-04

EE phone deals now let you stream Spotify without using up your data Always got Spotify streaming to your eardrums when out and about, but not so keen on the sound of all that data being used up? Well EE can help solve that problem - the network has added Spotify to its Music Data Pass, meaning no more data will come off your allowance when you stream songs from the ...
17:52 2019-08-16

Spotify is once again offering three months of Premium for 99 cents If you’re still on the fence about subscribing to a streaming music service, wondering if you’ll actually consume enough tunes to justify paying at least $10 a month, Spotify is once again promoting its regular offer of a three-month subscription to its paid tier that will set you back j...
21:00 2019-05-21

Spotify redesigns Your Library to highlight podcasts Spotify is rolling out a redesign of Your Library for Premium users, giving music and podcasts their own sections. Each has three distinct tabs you can tap or swipe between. In Podcasts, you'll have the option to view new episodes for shows you follo......
17:52 2019-06-13

Amazon Music is growing faster than Spotify Sure, Spotify has 100 million paid subscribers, and Apple Music has 60 million. But Amazon won't be left in the dust. According to Financial Times, the number of people subscribing to Amazon Music Unlimited grew roughly 70 percent in the last year. A......
20:00 2019-07-12

Spotify might let users build and listen to playlists together Spotify appears to be working on a "Social Listening" feature that will let multiple users control a playlist from separate devices. They'll also be able to listen to the same songs in real-time. The company hasn't announced the added capability yet,......
05:52 2019-06-01

Spotify Lite is now officially out for 36 markets around the world Spotify has been testing a smaller, lighter version of its app since mid-2018 in hopes of expanding its reach to regions where internet connections are slow and people tend to use low-end-to-mid-range devices. Now, that app is finally ready for prime......
07:39 2019-07-09

Spotify’s next big feature could let you and your friends listen to music together Spotify is reportedly working on a new feature that would be the digital equivalent of you and a friend sharing the same headphones to listen to music together. It’s already possible, of course, for users of the streaming music giant to keep up with what their friends are listening to and stoc...
04:00 2019-06-01

Obamas to produce exclusive podcasts for Spotify LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company is teaming up with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts for the platform. Under the Higher Ground partnership announced Thursday, the former president and first lady will develop and lend their voices to select podcasts. The Ob...
18:39 2019-06-06

Spotify's new feature allows users to listen to music together Spotify is bringing new features to its mobile app almost on a weekly basis, although not all are important to mention. However, the upcoming improvement Spotify users are expected to get in the coming days seems quite interesting.Jane Wong, a technology blogger who likes to uncover unreleased featu...
22:39 2019-05-31

Some AT&T unlimited subscribers will get Spotify Premium for free AT&T is adding a new streaming option to its Unlimited & More Premium wireless plan: Spotify Premium. AT&T customers with the Unlimited & More Premium plan are now eligible for Spotify Premium at no additional charge. Other select AT&......
03:39 2019-08-06

Spotify signs the Obamas to an exclusive podcast deal If it wasn't already clear by now, Spotify is betting big on podcasting and it's landed another huge catch with its latest deal. Higher Ground, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, will create exclusive podcasts for the str......
23:13 2019-06-06

Spotify continues to expand its lineup of podcast exclusives Spotify has been on a tear as of late to build out the podcast side of its business, and it's adding another exclusive show to its lineup. The third season of sports-focused show Riggle's Picks, starring comedians Rob Riggle and Sarah Tiana, will onl......
18:13 2019-06-14

Barack, Michelle Obama to Produce Podcasts for Spotify Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have announced a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of exclusive podcasts....
08:39 2019-06-07

Chance the Rapper’s first two mixtapes hit Apple Music and Spotify Before Chance the Rapper released his 2016 streaming-only album Coloring Book, he shared his first two mixtapes, 10day and Acid Rap, for free on SoundCloud. They've lived there since 2012 and 2013, respectively, but as of today, they're available on......
02:00 2019-06-29

Amazon’s music service is actually growing more quickly than Spotify Spotify and Apple Music are the two music streaming services that tend to get the lion’s share of attention — partly because of the obvious fact that they also have the lion’s share of paying subscribers and arguably a better product than alternatives. That said, Amazon, of all com...
08:13 2019-07-13

Spotify tests simplified speaker handoff feature A Spotify feature currently in testing will make it easier for users to switch playback between their phone and home speakers. Once the user sets a favorite device, the app will keep an eye on your location and send a notification to your phone when......
21:13 2019-08-13

Apple Music, Spotify Tap Live Events to Stand Out Streaming services are using listening data to invite hard-core fans to free, private concerts by Taylor Swift, Tyler the Creator and other pop stars to stand out and connect with fans more directly....
14:00 2019-07-10

Olympics in Sweden music to ears of Spotify founder STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Winter Olympics in Sweden is music to the ears of the head of Spotify. Daniel Ek, the founder and chief executive of the popular digital music service, is among a slew of high-profile business leaders and politicians getting behind Sweden’s bid to host the 2026 Games, a week...
14:13 2019-06-17

How China's streaming app beat Spotify and Apple in Africa When Chinese music streaming company Transsnet wanted to break into the lucrative African market, they partnered with parent company, Transsion holdings, the makers of popular phone brands such as Infinix and TECNO to pre-install their Boomplay app on their handsets....
13:13 2019-06-10

Spotify claims it 'overpaid' songwriters and wants its money back Spotify and music publishers have been in a bit of a tiff for months over a planned royalty rate increase that would require streaming services to pay more to artists. You can bet the company is watching the numbers closely, especially while it appea......
04:13 2019-06-22

Spotify free-tier users will be targeted with more relevant ads Spotify has found a way to better generate more revenue from the ads it delivers to users of its free music streaming service. Although today's announcement is aimed at advertisers that will now be able to target ads based on the category of podcasts people listen to, users of Spotify's free service...
22:00 2019-06-17

Final Fantasy soundtracks come to Spotify and Apple Music Square Enix might have just convinced a ton of Final Fantasy fans to spend their hard-earned Gil on music streaming services. The game developer, with no prior announcement, has just made the soundtracks of almost every Final Fantasy game available f......
15:39 2019-06-06

Barack Obama, Michelle To Produce Podcasts For Spotify Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle entered the booming podcast business on Thursday, announcing a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of......
13:52 2019-06-07

Spotify adds long-overdue iPad multitasking Spotify has been available on the iPad for several years, but it hasn't really evolved to take advantage of the Apple tablet's growing multitasking abilities. You've still had to switch to a full-screen view just to start a new playlist or see what......
21:26 2019-07-17

Spotify adds 8 million paying customers in three months In the three months since Spotify crested the 100 million Premium user mark, the company has added another 8 million paying customers. It's another sign of health from a music streaming service that continues to grow in the face of tough and well-hee......
19:39 2019-07-31

The company behind TikTok is reportedly launching a Spotify rival ByteDance, the owner of the Vine-like social media app TikTok, might challenge Spotify with a paid streaming service in emerging markets, according to Bloomberg. It could introduce an app (not named after TikTok), in several non-first-world countries......
15:13 2019-05-21

Spotify tests 'Social Listening' so you can queue up songs with your friends The latest new feature to be undergoing testing at Spotify would seem to be shared queues – tracks of upcoming tunes that you can listen to and edit together with friends.Spotted by noted app expert Jane Manchum Wong, this "Social Listening" option builds on the shared playlists Spotify alrea...
20:13 2019-06-01

Barack and Michelle Obama to launch exclusive podcasts with Spotify Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company is teaming up with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts for the platform.        ...
02:00 2019-06-07

Apple is ordering up exclusive podcasts to take on Spotify and Amazon: report The growing success of podcasts has led major players in the tech industry to finally start considering them as a serious source of revenue, with big brands increasingly offering funding and support to existing producers and original creators.A new report from Bloomberg suggests that Apple intends t...
08:13 2019-07-17

Apple will reportedly fund exclusive podcasts to challenge Spotify Apple historically offered only a directory of podcasts available across the world; now the company will reportedly fund exclusives to bolster its apps.Read More...
22:52 2019-07-16

Obamas jump into booming podcast business with Spotify partnership Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle entered the booming podcast business on Thursday, announcing a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of exclusive podcasts....
05:26 2019-06-07

Apple Music hits more than 60 million subscribers, trailing Spotify Apple Inc on Thursday confirmed than the company's streaming music service has more than 60 million subscribers, trailing rival Spotify Technology SA's 100 million premium subscribers....
00:26 2019-06-28

Spotify's album pre-saves share personal data you might not be aware of You might be sharing more data than you care to offer when you pre-save an album on Spotify. Billboard has pointed out that labels sometimes ask for permission to track an extensive amount of info about your account and listening habits, including y......
23:26 2019-06-27

Apple is reportedly in talks to let Siri play Spotify tracks You wouldn't think that Apple and Spotify's relationship would be thawing out anytime soon, given that Spotify has lodged an antitrust complaint against its streaming rival in the EU. However, the two companies are reportedly discussing a plan to let......
15:52 2019-08-14

TikTok Owner Said to Challenge Spotify, Apple With Music Service ByteDance, owner of the popular video app TikTok, is said to be developing a paid music service that will challenge industry leaders Spotify and Apple Music in emerging markets....
14:00 2019-05-22

Praise (insert preferred deity), Spotify finally has a podcast tab When Spotify officially launched in India in February, I was excited for a particular reason apart from its music prowess. I wouldn’t need to use multiple podcast apps across platforms. However, I was utterly disappointed by the podcast experience on Spotify. The section was clumsily placed as a but...
18:00 2019-06-14

Spotify's latest playlist combines music and news for your commute It's no secret Spotify wants to know more about what you do in your car, and today the company is officially debuting a new playlist for your commute. "Your Daily Drive" is the first playlist on the service to combine podcasts and music, with the goa......
14:26 2019-06-12

Spotify offering a new music and news playlist that could take the place of radio When radio swept the nation on the 1930s, it essentially became the country’s first mass medium. Listeners soon became addicted to hearing whatever was on the other end, be it a comedy show, a suspense program, or a farm report. But as other media have risen in popularity (notably television), radio...
05:39 2019-06-13

Spotify shares drop on slower-than-expected user growth Spotify Technology SA’s lighter-than-expected number of new paid subscribers drove shares as much as 5% lower in trading before the bell, overshadowing revenue, gross margins and user engagement successes in the second quarter. The reaction to what appeared to be one slight disappointment in an othe...
21:13 2019-07-31

Spotify is testing a voice-controlled device called "Car Thing" The company says don't be surprised if you hear about new devices like "Voice Thing" and "Home Thing" sometime soon.        ...
14:33 2019-05-21

Just about every Final Fantasy soundtrack is now streaming on Spotify and Apple Music So far, 2019 has been a pretty good year for fans of the Final Fantasy franchise. First, we were finally given a real look at the long-anticipated Final Fantasy VII remake, which sounds like it may actually come out sometime in the near future. Now, thanks to some benevolent copyright holders at Squ...
05:13 2019-06-07

Apple Music tops 60 million subscribers, but can it catch Spotify? To overtake the global streaming music leader, it will need to convince a lot more Android users to give it a shot.       ...
17:39 2019-07-01

Spotify's library section gets streamlined with updated mobile interface From today, Spotify Premium users with the latest version of the streaming music app may notice a refreshed and reimagined 'Your Library' section that's been designed to get you to your music and podcasts faster. Spotify Stations lands in the US, offering free curated playlistsSpotify...
09:39 2019-06-14

Spotify Stations lands in the US, offering free curated playlists In January 2018, Spotify trialed a streamlined new music app in Australia called ‘Stations’ that was dedicated to playlists. After almost 18 months of testing the waters, the app has now officially launched in the US for both iOS and Android.While plenty of Spotify users utilize the fu...
07:26 2019-06-05

Spotify ends direct music uploads for indie artists Indie artists will no longer have the option to upload music directly to Spotify -- not that they'll necessarily mind. Spotify is shutting down the upload beta test after determining that its efforts were better spent elsewhere. Feedback from music......
21:13 2019-07-01

iPhone music fans rejoice: Siri might finally speak to Spotify It’s no secret that there’s fierce competition between Apple and Spotify for dominance over the music streaming space, but if recent reports are to be believed, the two companies are looking to compromise for the sake of their users.Using Siri to play music on an Apple device has, thus...
03:26 2019-08-14

Spotify Mashes Music and Short Podcasts Into a New Playlist for Your Miserable Commute Hot off the heels of releasing its standalone Stations app, Spotify is leaning even harder into that whole ‘reinvent the radio’ vibe. Today, the music streaming company released a new playlist called “Your Daily Drive” that uses an algorithm to mash together short-form podcasts and music.Read more.....
13:13 2019-06-12

UPDATE 2-Obamas jump into booming podcast business with Spotify partnership Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle entered the booming podcast business on Thursday, announcing a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of exclusive podcasts....
20:52 2019-06-06

Apple’s rivalry with Spotify escalates as it begins funding exclusive podcasts Apple is reportedly planning to open up a whole new front on its ongoing content war with Spotify soon. Spotify certainly got the jump on Apple with the launch of its music streaming service that’s now the dominant player in the space, with a paid subscriber base of 100 million as of April com...
06:52 2019-07-17

Spotify's New Daily Drive Playlist Features Music and News Podcasts Spotify is launching a new playlist called "Your Daily Drive" that would bring music as well as news podcasts to car drivers, The Verge reported on Wednesday....
15:52 2019-06-13

Jonas Brothers launch ‘Happiness Begins’ album with Spotify carnival For the Jonas Brothers, “Happiness Begins” with a carnival. The JoBros launched their reunion album, “Happiness Begins,” with just that: a Spotify-sponsored carnival held at a secret location in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Thursday night, just hours before the LP’s midnight drop. Only steps away from th...
13:52 2019-06-07

Spotify users may finally be able to start using Siri commands to play music Over the past few months, there’s been quite a bit of tension between Apple and Spotify. Not too long ago, for example, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek argued that Apple’s 30% cut from the App Store amounts to an unfair tax on competition. What’s more, Spotify has taken its complaints about ...
05:00 2019-08-14

Did Steve Jobs Harass Spotify's CEO With Weird, Breathy Phone Calls? It’s no secret that Spotify and Apple have beef. But according to a Variety interview with the authors of a new book, Spotify Untold, that beef dates all the way back to 2010 when Steve Jobs would purportedly prank call Spotify CEO Daniel Ek... and just breathe deeply into the phone. Read more......
01:13 2019-07-25

Spotify grew subscribers 31% in Q2 2019, extending its lead over Apple Music Spotify added 8 million new subscribers in the most recent quarter as the music streaming leader appeared to widen its lead over rival Apple Music.Read More...
17:52 2019-07-31

Misfit's Vapor X smartwatch boasts longer battery life and Spotify The latest smartwatch from Misfit is hoping to overcome the pain of limited wearable battery life. Enter the Vapor X, which offers a more power efficient processor and a battery saving mode to keep it going for longer....
16:13 2019-08-14

Spotify Reports User Growth Amid Industry Podcast Boom Spotify posted greater-than-expected user growth in the latest quarter as the music-streaming giant improved long-term retention of its listeners and broadened its podcasting business....
18:13 2019-07-31

Spotify revenue beats but adds fewer-than-expected paid subscribers Spotify Technology SA's lighter-than-expected number of new paid subscribers drove shares as much as 5% lower in trading before the bell, overshadowing revenue, gross margins and user engagement successes in the second quarter....
18:39 2019-07-31

This incredible offer of three months of Spotify Premium for 99 cents ends June 30th Spotify has been emailing anyone who’s interested to let them know, but just in case you weren’t aware of the current trial offer which is about to run out — the streaming giant is once again offering a three-month trial for its premium subscription tier that normally costs about $...
04:52 2019-06-18

Square Enix just dropped almost every Final Fantasy soundtrack on Spotify & Apple Music If you’re putting together a video game music playlist and are in the mood for some JRPG classics, Square Enix just made it very easy for you, as the soundtracks for almost every Final Fantasy game have just popped up on Spotify and Apple Music. And considering the Final Fantasy series has been arou...
03:00 2019-06-07

Spotify's album pre-save feature lets record labels follow artists for you Spotify is the largest music streaming platform in the world, with over 100 million subscribers as of Q2 2019.Part of its appeal is down to the streaming giant's inclusion of user-friendly features within the mobile and desktop apps – one of which being the ability to 'pre-save&apos...
12:13 2019-06-28

Spotify launches a Disney Hub with music from Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ films Disney gets its own designated music hub on Spotify, including classic songs and scores from Marvel and 'Star Wars‘ films       ...
23:52 2019-07-17

Spotify is spending hundreds of millions to become a major podcasting player — and Wall Street sees massive potential for the stock (SPOT) Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Spotify Spotify's integration of podcasts into its streaming services could boost its advertising revenue, an analysis published by Guggenheim on Tuesday found. Between new listening formats, better ad targeting tools, and exclusive content deals, Guggenheim sees...
19:00 2019-06-27

Amazon Music Unlimited is growing faster than Apple Music or Spotify, report says Enlarge / An Amazon Echo smart speaker. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Amazon grew its Music Unlimited streaming service by more than 70% in the past year, according to data by Midia Research published by the Financial Times. The service currently has approximately 32 million subscri...
15:52 2019-07-12

YouTube Music just got a crazy new feature that Spotify and Apple Music can’t copy Spotify and Apple Music are the two dominant forces in music streaming at the moment, but they are far from the only options available. One of the other big names in streaming is YouTube Music, and while it may not be able to compete with Apple and Spotify on every front, it does some things those s...
17:26 2019-07-19

AT&T adds Spotify Premium as free entertainment option for 'Unlimited & More' customers AT&T 'Unlimited & More Premium' customers can now add a Spotify Premium subscription to their plan free of charge.       ...
16:26 2019-08-05

Can you feel the love? 'The Lion King' soundtracks hunt their way to top of Spotify charts Soundtracks of the live-action and animated versions of Disney's "The Lion King" are roaring on Spotify after the new film's premiere this weekend.       ...
15:39 2019-07-23

The 3 Best Android Tablets 1: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Price: $449.99  Product description Samsung’s tablets have long been one of the safest go-tos for Android users, and the company’s current lineup is no exception. One standout in particular for those willing to pay a bit of a premium is the Galaxy Tab S3, which boasts...
18:00 2019-05-21

How Does iOS 13 Stack Up to Android Q? Forget Game of Thrones. The greatest story ever told was one of two highly heralded platforms: iOS and Android. They’re in constant competition, and there’s never a shortage of shade, whether it’s Apple dropping a truth bomb about Android’s flip-a-switch privacy during its WWDC ’19 keynote, or Googl...
17:00 2019-06-04

The best Android games There are loads of great games available for Android, but how can you pick out the gems from the dross, and amazing touchscreen experiences from botched console ports? With our lists, that’s how!We cover the best titles on Android right now, including the finest racers, puzzlers, adventure ga...
14:52 2019-05-23

The Nokia 2.2 is a €99 Android One phone I’d buy my mum HMD Global, the company licensing the iconic Nokia marque, today announced it’s latest entry-level handset, the Nokia 2.2, which will retail for €99 (about $110). The Nokia 2.2 is an interesting duck, as it doesn’t seem overtly compromised. Sure, it’s not exactly blazing fast, but its internals shou...
01:39 2019-06-07

Anonymize Your Android Browsing with Tor's New App After several months of testing, the first stable, public build of a Tor browser for Android is finally available on the Google Play Store....
21:13 2019-05-22

10 top tennis games for Android and iOS Strawberries and cream, white uniforms and a lot of grunting - there are few events so ingrained in the psyche as Wimbledon. Not all are lucky enough to be able to attend the event in person however, most will be stuck at home finding a Wimbledon live stream to get their fix - and perhaps with ...
23:52 2019-07-06

Use Your Android Device As a Security Key on iOS If you’re one of those chaos-embracing individuals who own and use both Android and iOS devices, Google is now letting you use your Android smartphone as a physical security key for signing into your Google account on iOS....
04:00 2019-06-14

10 best Android phones 2019: which should you buy? If you're on the hunt for the best Android smartphone around, you've come to the right place. We've put all the major Google-powered handsets through their paces to give you our best Android phones round-down.There's one key way in which Android is massively different from its Ap...
18:26 2019-06-10

Android Q: Cheat sheet Google's Android Q offers a number of upgrades that will transform your phone into an even more user-friendly and customizable environment. Here's what developers, businesses, and users need to know about Android 10.0....
14:33 2019-05-21

Everything You Need to Know About Firefox Preview on Android Mozilla is taking another stab at mobile browsing with a new version of Firefox on Android. We’ve been playing around with the recently released early-access public build for this new Firefox, currently known as “Firefox Preview,” and now we’re here to fill you in everything you need to know about i...
00:39 2019-06-29

How to Get Android Notifications on Your Windows PC Jumping back and forth between your phone and your PC can be annoying. Some messaging apps have web clients, so you don’t have to open your device to carry on a conversation. But there’s an easier way to reply to messages, check notifications, and open your Android device’s screen without having to ...
20:39 2019-07-03

The best Android video player just got better Labeled simply as "the best way to enjoy your movies", MX Player for Android is probably familiar to a lot of Android users by now. It's one of those rare apps that get most everything right.A minimalist interface that never gets in the way? Check. Multi-core decoding, MKV container audio, pinch-to-...
16:26 2019-06-18

It's Time to Try Android Q Beta 5 If you’re curious about what the Android Q experience will be like, but have been holding off on installing any Android Q betas, it might be time to try out the latest version, released today. Not only is this iteration of Android Q “very close” to what you’ll experience in Android Q’s full public r...
03:52 2019-07-11

How to Set Up 'Guest Mode' on Your Android No matter how clean or secure your phone is, we all experience some anxiety when someone borrows it—even if only for a few minutes. For better or worse, we use our smartphones to manage critical parts of our lives, and one errant text or accidental “I left that photo up in my list of recently used a...
00:00 2019-06-28

These Are All the New Google Camera Changes in Android Q The final Android Q beta—Android Q Beta 6—is now available for developers and enthusiasts to play with. This build gives us a near-complete picture of what the public release for Android Q will be like, which now includes some tweaks Google is making to its Camera app....
22:39 2019-08-08

The best Android tablets of 2019: which should you buy? When it comes to searching for the best Android tablet, there are fewer options compared to a few years ago where Google's operating system was popping up on slates from almost every major manufacturer.The tablet market slowed down since, and those still producing Android tablets have reduced t...
18:39 2019-06-19

Best Android phone 2019: which should you buy? The best Android phones of 2019 are looking very intriguing with slimmer bezels and some startling new designs. Given the growing number of killer Android smartphones, it can hard to pick the best one to suit your specific needs, but we’ve had plenty of hands-on time to list the best –...
02:26 2019-06-20

Can You Actually Use iCloud on Windows and Android? Whisper it quietly, but a few holes are starting to appear in Apple’s walled garden: AirPlay on TVs. Apple Music on Android. iCloud on the web. And now, a revamped, updated iCloud app for Windows. As Apple shows hints of being more cross-platform-friendly than it has been in the past, is its iCloud ...
20:13 2019-06-15

Best Android phones in UAE for 2019: which should you buy? If you're looking out for the best Android phone you can buy, this is the place to be, as we've put all the biggest and best Google-powered handsets through their paces to come up with this rundown of all the best Android smartphones.If you're an Android fan, you'll certainly app...
13:52 2019-07-11

Best PDF reader for Android of 2019 While it's possible to read PDF files already using Android phones and tablets, for most people that's about all they can do with them. If you want to do anything more with PDFs then you'll almost certainly need to install additional software to your Android device.Luckily, there are ...
20:52 2019-05-31

Android, iOS Are Getting New Emojis Later This Year On World Emoji Day 2019, Apple and Google have offered a sneak peek at some of the emoji that is arriving on mobile and desktop devices later this year....
11:26 2019-07-17

How to fix the Android bug that's draining your battery Your Android battery life just suddenly got worse? A Google Play Services bug could be to blame. Here are some workarounds you can try while Google conjures up a fix....
05:39 2019-08-13

Android Q: everything you need to know about Google's update New Android version out in public beta with smarter AI, more privacy and dark mode Google took the wraps off the next version of Android 10 Q at its IO developer conference in California this week, introducing a whole range of new features, gestures, AI and privacy advances.Android Q doesn’t yet hav...
15:52 2019-05-21

Apple Music vs Spotify: the music streaming titans go head-to-head The music world has always been about rivalries. There's  Taylor Swift vs. Kanye, Tupac vs. Biggie, Eminem vs... everyone? Now, you can add a new rivalry to the mix: Spotify vs Apple Music. While there are any number of streaming services for you to choose from out there, the only two...
23:13 2019-06-05

Huawei 'building its own OS' as Android alternative Huawei is testing its own internally-developed mobile operating system as the tech firm awaits word on whether US sanctions will see Google strip its licence to use Android, according to Chinese state media....
20:13 2019-08-05

Get Android Q's 'Digital Wellbeing' Features Now With This App With Android Q, Google plans to launch a Digital Wellbeing app. The app is designed to help you focus the time you spend with tech and unplug more often, so you can enjoy the world around you rather than just the world on your phone....
02:52 2019-06-30

Android Messages may get Snapchat-like AR effects Apparently, Google has plans to turn the Android Messages app into a veritable Instagram and Snapchat rival. XDA Developers has discovered that the tech giant is testing augmented reality effects with pretty impressive elements within its messaging a......
07:52 2019-06-30

The best Android apps to download in 2019 There's never been a better time to get into Android apps, as the Google Play store has exploded in recent years, with a proliferation of titles that can cater to your every need.The problem is: there are just too many of them, even with Editors' Choice, Featured and Best Selling, Top Paid...
16:52 2019-05-22

Trump suggests Huawei's Android ban could be over soon When you think of Huawei and U-turns you might think of the Huawei P30's notch, but now something else springs to mind – Donald Trump has softened his attitude to the Chinese telecoms company, so we could see the Huawei ban lifted soon.Speaking at the G20 summit in Japan, Trump signalled...
18:26 2019-07-01

11 things my Android phone does way better than your iPhone For the past year, I've been carrying a succession of Android devices and iPhones, learning the ins and outs of each one. But a collection of small, usability-enhancing features keeps me coming back to Android as my everyday choice. Here's my list....
19:52 2019-05-24

How to Speed Up Your Android Hotspot Connection Being able to turn your smartphone into a miniature access point that can give other devices an internet connection—like your laptop—is one of the best features ever. It’s saved my bacon plenty of times, those rarer moments when I need to use my laptop for something (like editing a Lifehacker post),...
19:39 2019-07-22

Best Android smartphones (July 2019) If you are in the market for a new Android smartphone, here are a selection that offer a level of power and performance that would give the iPhone a run for its money....
16:39 2019-07-02

Huawei Unveils Android Replacement Following U.S. Ban Chinese technology giant Huawei’s new operating system, called HarmonyOS, is intended to run on all of its consumer gadgets, as it races to develop backups to U.S. technology following its U.S. blacklisting....
20:00 2019-08-09

Android is going to get better at managing your wireless headphones Since the AirPods first pitched up in 2016, truly wireless headphones (with each earbud separate) have become more and more popular, and now Android is getting new features to improve how these devices connect up.New changes arriving for the Bluetooth Fast Pair feature in Android include individual ...
20:26 2019-07-21

AT&T rolling out Android 9.0 Pie update to the LG V35 ThinQ AT&T is the first US carrier to release the long overdue LG V35 ThinQ Android 9.0 Pie update, because it's one of the few that volunteered to do that. Well, apart from Google Fi, which is why theoretically AT&T is the first carrier to offer the update.Anyway, it appears that AT&T published the offic...
21:39 2019-06-19

Get the Amazing 'Bloons TD 6' for Free on iOS and Android The very-excellent tower defense game, Bloons TD 6—normally $5 on mobile—is now available for free on iOS and Android for a limited time. Even if tower defense games aren’t your scene, this one is going to suck you in with its combination of cutesy, monkey-themed gameplay and a decent difficulty cur...
00:26 2019-05-24

The best free Android apps of 2019 It has been over ten years since Android was first outed by Google, and back then it was hard to imagine the sheer number of apps we'd have today.There are apps for everything, and many of them are completely free, meaning you're just a few downloads away from supercharging your smartphone...
15:26 2019-05-23

The best free Android games 2019 What’s better than a free game? Pretty much nothing. Except when it’s terrible and you’ve wasted time on downloading and playing it. Fortunately, there are loads of fantastic free games for Android – and we list the very best here.Whether you’re into word games, en...
20:52 2019-05-21

Now there's a dedicated Steam Chat app for Android and iOS Last year Valve released Steam Chat for the desktop, and now its messaging service is fully mobile with a dedicated app for Android and iOS. Naturally, it cribs the desktop version's features, including: Friends List - See who's in game or online a......
05:00 2019-05-22

Android Q release date, new features and everything you need to know We got a lot of info about Android Q at Google IO 2019, and the keynote confirmed several rumors we've been hearing ahead of the operating system's release date.Yes, the Android Q update isn't due out until August, but right now you can download and install Android Q beta 4 and enjoy ...
07:52 2019-06-21

Here’s How to Free Up Space On Your Android Phone We’ve all experienced that moment of dread: You’re about to capture a video of your dog or cat doing something especially cute or hilarious. But then, the pop-up of doom: you’re out of space on your phone. You might have lost that moment, but there are plenty of ways to free up spa...
19:39 2019-08-07

OnePlus 3 and 3T finally getting Android 9.0 Pie updates After many months of waiting, OnePlus 3 and 3T users can now download the long-awaited Android 9.0 Pie update. The Chinese handset maker has just announced that the final build has been uploaded on its servers and is now being pushed to OnePlus 3 and 3T devices across the globe.The update includes a...
04:52 2019-05-23

You Can Now Use an Android Phone as a Physical Security Key on iOS Google now lets iOS users sign in to their Google accounts using an Android phone as a physical security key for two-step verification. Here's how the feature works....
12:52 2019-06-13

Google allows Huawei to keep using Android until August After U.S. officials gave a 90-day reprieve to Huawei, Google said Tuesday it will suspend a plan to quit providing its Android operating system to the Chinese smartphone maker....
19:01 2019-05-21

Why isn't Google fighting harder for Android? This week, Huawei turned from the world's second-largest phone maker into a pawn in the US cold war with China. The White House issued a generic executive order that doesn't mention Huawei in particular but forbids American companies doing any business with a "foreign adversary," and on Monday Googl...
15:26 2019-05-23

Privacy browser Tor is now available on Android, but not coming to iOS With online privacy becoming an increasingly rare luxury these days, most all browsers offer some sort of "incognito" mode that's supposed to help bypass various "surveillance" methods employed on the web. The demand for online anonymity has spawned a whole new breed of privacy-focused browsers that...
14:00 2019-05-22

Android 9.0 Pie for Moto G6 goes live at Verizon Verizon has just confirmed that it has released the long-awaited Moto G6 Android 9.0 Pie update. The information published on the carrier's website includes mentions the April security patch, as well as other improvements specific to Motorola smartphones.Overall, Moto G6 owners should notice importa...
08:52 2019-06-07

The best screen recorders for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS There are now so many reasons why you might want to record a video screen capture of your desktop or even your smartphone or tablet display. There are clear business reasons for doing so, not least for adding to presentations due to the increased support for video file files in Power Point. Alternat...
17:13 2019-05-26

How to Back up Your Personal Data on iOS and Android Phones break or get lost all the time, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your personal data when and if that happens. In the video above, I go over the basics of backing up your Apple and Android devices....
20:39 2019-07-15

Android phones come with pre-installed malware Google has made significant headway when it comes to removing malware from the Play Store but a recent Black Hat presentation from a Google Project Zero researcher has shined light on the fact that many devices ship with malicious apps pre-installed.Maddie Stone, who previously worked on the Android...
03:26 2019-08-14

Apple’s Tim Cook takes dig at Android Speaking at the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 3, Apple CEO Tim Cook compared the iPhone iOS 12 adoption rate of 85 percent to the Android 9 adoption rate of 10 percent....
23:26 2019-06-03

Why open sourcerors might want to ditch Android for iOS Apple has long been the proprietary bad guy, but Google’s privacy-sucking ways in Android should give open source freedom fighters reason to consider switching....
02:52 2019-06-06

Welcome to the new Android Q fully gestural navigation If you've been waiting for full-on navigation for Android, your wait is about over. Jack Wallen explains how this new system works and why you might want it....
01:00 2019-05-30

Why Some Android Phones Don't Have the Play Store Huawei phones, Amazon tablets, and Google Pixel phones all run Android, but one of those groups of devices doesn’t have access to the Google Play Store—and another could lose it very soon. But why is that? If you’re wondering what exactly Android is and isn’t and why the Play Store only seems to app...
20:00 2019-05-29

Nintendo makes over Dr. Mario for iOS and Android Nintendo revealed last night that its next mobile game is finally hitting the stores next month, and it’s the comparatively low-key Dr. Mario World. The game appears to be Nintendo‘s attempt to cash in on the Match-3 puzzle genre — sort of like Candy Crush Saga, if that game made me a little less hu...
23:26 2019-06-18

How to Fix the Latest Android Bug That's Draining Your Battery Android users: If your phone’s battery has felt like it was crapping out lately, the most recent Google Play Services update may be to blame....
05:39 2019-08-13

Now you can use Android phones, rather than passwords, to log in to Google* Enlarge It could soon become easier for Android users to securely log in to Web accounts. Starting today, Google is rolling out a service that lets people on version 7 and later of Google’s mobile operating system use their device’s fingerprint or screen lock instead of a password when visiting c...
02:26 2019-08-13

These are the new Android emoji you'll be using on your phone later this year We've known that a new slate of emojis are coming to smartphones toward the end of the year, and mere hours after Apple showed its take on them and announced when it'd range them on its phones, Google has done the same.In February, the Unicode Consortium unveiled what the new icons would b...
17:52 2019-07-17

Tell Android apps not to track you, and thousands of them will do it anyway Back in December Google CEO Sundar Pichai conceded during a session with members of Congress that the company could “do better” when it comes to helping users understand what steps to take to better protect their privacy. Unfortunately, it seems the company could also do a lot better whe...
06:26 2019-07-09

Google Chrome is getting a seriously useful new feature on Android Opening a ton of tabs in Chrome, even the mobile version, is something that many of us are all too familiar with. The current card-style interface of the Chrome app is alright when you have only a few opened tabs, but going over 10 often leads to confusion and excessive scrolling to find what you're...
19:52 2019-05-27

Here's what Huawei's Android replacement may actually be called The fact Huawei has its own Android replacement in the works is certainly no secret. In fact, rumor has it the operating system could be ready for launch as early as this fall. And thanks to recent trademark filings, we now know what it could be called.As spotted by Android Headlines, Huawei filed m...
19:52 2019-05-27

How to Remap the Buttons on Your Android Device to Do Nearly Anything You Want Like a well-chosen keyboard shortcut, a button combination can save you some serious time on your phone—whether you want to snap a photo, launch a digital assistant, or take a screenshot. What you might not know is that you can change these button combinations to suit your own needs.Read more......
19:13 2019-05-22

How to fix the Android bug that’s been killing your phone’s battery If you’ve been experiencing worse battery life than usual on your Android smartphone recently, you should know that you’re not alone. There’s an Android bug that’s responsible for the recent battery issues, and the good news is that you can fix it yourself before Google rolls...
05:00 2019-08-14

IDC: Android smartwatches only rival Apple in China If you're eyeing a smartwatch, there are virtually hundreds you can choose from -- but odds are high you'll flock to Apple. The Apple Watch has beat out the competition in the global smartwatch market and will continue to do so, according to estimate......
00:26 2019-06-21

Sorry, Android users: These iPhone snobs won’t date you Forget dreamy eyes the color of the ocean. For young daters, the color of text messages is all that matters. When people with iPhones text each other, their messages send in blue speech bubbles. But when they text non-iPhone owners, messages send in a different hue: bright green, as if to signal tha...
06:13 2019-08-15

New era for users of Android's Messages app starts later this month Instead of continuing to wait for carriers worldwide to get together to support the global rollout of Rich Communication Services (RCS), Google is taking the next generation of Android messaging into its own hands. According to The Verge, starting later this month in the U.K. and France, Android use...
06:52 2019-06-18

Remember when Huawei said its Android replacement isn’t for smartphones? Well, it is After insisting for months that the company preferred to continue relying on Google’s Android mobile operating system in its handsets, despite a lingering US ban that precludes Google from allowing that to happen, Huawei appears to have finally succumbed to the inevitable. According to a new r...
14:00 2019-08-06

YouTube is testing hiding comments in its Android app YouTube has historically had a seemingly insurmountable problem with the toxicity in its videos’ comments sections. Now, in what seems like an effort to prevent viewers from being exposed to this filth, the streaming service is testing out a feature to hide comments by default on its Android app. As...
10:39 2019-06-20

Can Huawei's HarmonyOS rival Google's Android? The Chinese tech giant Huawei has unveiled a new operating system, HarmonyOS, which the company hopes will become an alternative to Android. But convincing customers to opt for the new platform may prove a daunting task....
20:52 2019-08-13

How to securely wipe your iPhones, Android devices, and PCs These days the stakes are high when it comes to handling data – one slip up and sensitive data could end up in the hands of someone who shouldn't have it....
17:00 2019-08-12

Huawei’s Android hopes dashed yet again by Trump During remarks at Huawei’s Developer Conference that kicked off on Friday, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer division Richard Yu promised that the company can “immediately” switch to HarmonyOS, the new smartphone operating system it unveiled Friday, from Android whenever it needs ...
21:13 2019-08-09

Android users can log into some Google services using their fingerprint In its ongoing quest to rid the world of passwords, Google is introducing a new feature that allows Android owners to use their phone's fingerprint sensor or PIN lock code, instead of a password, to log into one of the company's web services. Notably......
02:00 2019-08-13

Google releases the 6th and final beta for Android Q Enlarge / Android Development: It can be a messy process. (credit: Google) We are quickly approaching launch day for Android Q, Google's 29th release of Android. At some point in the near future we should see a statue-unveiling, official confirmation that this is "Android 10," and the highly anti...
20:00 2019-08-07

How to turn on dark mode in Chrome for Android Samsung did it, Huawei did it, and Google and Apple will be employing it in the 2019 versions of their venerable mobile operating systems - dark mode needs no presentation, as anyone who has woken up in the middle of the night to read something on their phone would attest. Not only does it save your...
16:13 2019-06-19

Huawei reveals HarmonyOS, its alternative to Android Huawei's long-rumored Android alternative, Hongmeng, is finally official. At today's Huawei Developer Conference, the company's Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu surprised the audience by unveiling "HarmonyOS," which he says is faster and safer......
17:13 2019-08-09

Motorola will only release the Android Q update for Moto Z4 The Moto Z4 is Motorola's newest mid-range Android smartphone, one that will not be followed by the usual Force Edition model, which the US company said it canceled. Those who bought the Moto Z4 might not have known though that Motorola doesn't plan more than one major Android OS update for the devi...
21:39 2019-06-21

Best note-taking apps for Android in 2019 Smartphones provide incredible flexibility for the home consumer or business user, not least with the profusion of apps available to use. It doesn't matter whether you're just looking to write a shopping list, make creative notes, or take business minutes and reminders, there are a lot of ...
02:26 2019-06-20

Huawei just announced HarmonyOS, its answer to Android Huawei just announced a new operating system called Harmony OS  at its developer conference in China. The company said the HarmonyOS is a microkernel-based distributed OS for all platforms including mobile phones, wearables, laptops, and televisions. The Chinese tech giant said the OS will be open-s...
10:00 2019-08-09

OnePlus TV will be a 'unique' Android TV, according to product listings Watch out, television audiences: it looks like the OnePlus TV is finally on its way, with a number of model sizes having been listed by the official Bluetooth SIG website.We now know that the OnePlus TV will ship in 43-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch sizes, offering a wide range of choices for p...
16:13 2019-08-08

Here’s why Netflix wants access to your physical activity on Android Remember how Netflix can conduct all sorts of strange tests to research ways it can improve its service? Well, it turns out that access to the physical activity data that your Android phone tracks can be a great asset for Netflix, so the company wants permission to track that data. Don't Miss:...
03:52 2019-08-02

Asus May Have Made the Most Powerful Android Phone Yet Last year’s ASUS ROG Phone felt like one of the first gaming phones that actually made sense. But for its second attempt, Asus has doubled down on everything: Between its big 6.6-inch screen, a new processor from Qualcomm, and an absolutely massive battery, Asus may have just created the most powerf...
17:52 2019-07-22

Huawei says its upcoming OS software won't replace Android We're not entirely sure what Huawei is working on deep inside its software labs – Ark OS, possibly, or Harmony OS – but the company says the operating system it's building is being designed for industrial use rather than as a direct Android replacement.That's as per the ...
15:52 2019-07-20

Huawei apparently still has no viable Android alternative For months now, Huawei has been giving off some pretty, shall we say, mixed signals about what it might do should its standoff with the US become permanent and the company remains cut off from doing business with key vendors like Google. Which means, among other things, that it would need a permanen...
23:26 2019-07-19

Donate Your Old Android Phone to Help Lemur Research If you have an Android phone you aren’t using anymore, don’t let it collect dust in a drawer. Donate it to the Duke Lemur Center, which will be more than happy to use it to learn more about lemurs’ ability to perceive colors....
18:26 2019-07-19

Android notifications arrive on Windows 10 'Your Phone' app Bill Gates might regret losing to Google in the mobile OS domain, but Microsoft continues to work on various projects for Android. It just rolled out Your Phone, an app that mirrors Android phone notifications so you can see them directly on your des......
01:13 2019-07-04

This Could Be the First Nokia Feature Phone Running Android Nokia feature phones could make a comeback in a big way if this latest leak turns out to be true. A photo of a Nokia-like device running Android has been leaked online....
12:13 2019-07-19

Delete These Banned Apps From Your Android Phone Google recently removed several apps from the Google Play Store after discovering they violated the Play Store terms of service—and, more importantly, could be used as stalkerware. That doesn’t mean they’re deleted from your Android device, though, so now’s a great time to remove them....
22:26 2019-07-18

Windows 10 can now show you notifications as they hit your Android phone If you’re rocking a Windows 10 PC and an Android phone, your life is about to get a lot better when it comes to staying on top of your notifications. That’s because your computer will soon mirror your phone’s notifications, which means you won’t have to keep picking it up to ...
04:52 2019-07-04

You can bring your own Android phone to Xfinity Mobile You no longer need an iPhone if you want to bring an unlocked smartphone to Xfinity Mobile. The Comcast wireless service (which runs on the network of Engadget parent Verizon) has expanded its bring-your-own-device program to include Android smartph......
17:00 2019-07-16

It’s 2019 and Google still can’t keep malware out of its Android app store Google appears to have a problem with stopping malicious apps from sneaking into the Play Store. In what appears to yet another case of malware disguised as a legitimate app, security researchers from Symantec have found a new app that advertised itself as an unofficial version of Telegram messaging...
13:52 2019-07-16

How to speed up web browsing and save money on Android Who doesn't want faster browsing? Here's a quick and simple trick that will help both speed up your browsing on your Android smartphone, and save on data charges if you don't have an unlimited data package....
14:26 2019-07-05

Android Q beta 5 improves gesture navigations We’re nearing a final look at how Android Q will feel once we get to the forthcoming consumer release of the latest version of the mobile OS, now that the fifth of six beta releases is out. Among the changes and important feature additions this time around are the latest system images for the ...
22:39 2019-07-10

Mi TV 4A Series' Android 9 Pie Update on the Way, Xiaomi Reveals Xiaomi has finally announced plans to roll out the Android 9 Pie software update for the Mi TV 4A series, with a limited Early Access Plan now open for sign-ups....
11:26 2019-07-09

How to keep YouTube videos playing in the background on Android Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. I love YouTube. I use it to watch videos, play tracks, and listen to podcasts. It has easily become my main source of entertainment. But there is one thing that r...
19:39 2019-07-03

Google just took a strange step towards replacing Android with something better Android might be one of the two most important mobile operating systems right now, and the biggest one by market share, but it certainly won’t be around forever. That’s why Google is already working on a universal OS that would one day replace Android without users having to worry about ...
21:00 2019-07-01

Pandora launches Voice Mode on iOS and Android Long after Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Bixby and a half-dozen others, Pandora has finally launched a 'voice assistant' helper of its own called Voice Mode for its iOS and Android apps that will begin rolling out to devices starting today. Voice Mode was unveiled at CES earlier this year, an...
22:13 2019-07-23

Your Android phone can sign you into Google on iOS devices Who said that Apple- and Google-powered devices can't work in harmony? Not Google. It's taking advantage of its recently added security key functionality to use your Android phone as verification for Google sign-ins on iOS devices. If you have Goo......
10:39 2019-06-13

T-Mobile is the next US carrier to roll out Android 9.0 Pie to the LG V40 ThinQ Verizon was the first US carrier to provide LG V40 ThinQ owners with the long-awaited Android 9.0 Pie update. AT&T followed soon along with U.S. Cellular, but Sprint and T-Mobile remained behind the competition.Well, that's no longer valid, at least for one of the carriers, as T-Mobile is finally pu...
17:52 2019-06-22

Like the Windows 10 calculator? You can now add it to your Android handset or iPhone What can be more unsexy than a calculator app? Yet, it does serve a purpose. Then again, so does cardboard. If you're not happy with the calculator on your phone, you can always go into the App Store or Google Play Store to find a third-party one. But there are so many choices, it might be hard to f...
18:39 2019-06-27

Google is bringing a one-tap SOS button to some Android phones In the event of an emergency, your first instinct might be to call 911. But in certain situations, you may not be able to speak with an operator. Whether that's because you're injured, in a dangerous situation or have a speech impairment, Google want......
21:26 2019-08-01

Samsung won’t let Android tablets die, announces the Galaxy Tab S6 The Galaxy Tab S6 with keyboard case. Samsung is still not giving up on the Android tablet market. Today the company announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, its latest high-end tablet, for $649. The Samsung Tab S6 features a 10.5-inch 2560×1600 OLED display, a ...
23:52 2019-07-31

How to find and add someone on Snapchat on iPhone or Android, in 3 different ways Shutterstock It's possible to find someone on Snapchat in three different ways. You can find and add someone on Snapchat by syncing your phone's contacts, searching for their username, or scanning a Snapcode. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snapchat is one of the most unique ...
20:26 2019-07-31

Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall is a strategy RPG for Android and iOS Behaviour Interactive, HBO, and Gaea have unveiled Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall, a collectible strategy role-playing game on mobile devices.Read More...
07:26 2019-06-28

The Morning After: Google delivers a new look for Android Auto Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. July is almost over. So after you double-check your UltraViolet account, it's time to look over quarterly results from Apple and Samsung to find out what's working (services) and what isn't (high-end phones). Pl......
19:39 2019-07-31

12 iPhone and Android apps to get just in time for July 4 From podcasts and recipes to global scavenger hunts and quirky roadside attractions, these iPhone and Android apps can help you kickstart summer.       ...
17:00 2019-06-28

Protect Yourself Against New Android Ransomware That Pretends to Be Porn A new Android threat was recently discovered by ESET researchers, and it has a quirky adult theme that might be enough to sucker unsuspecting users into installing it....
17:52 2019-07-31

This Android malware can take photos and videos and spy on your app history Described as "full featured mobile surveillance software", Monokle comes equipped with unique capabilities that help it conduct espionage, according to researchers....
23:52 2019-07-24

JBL's long-delayed Android TV soundbar is finally here JBL made a big splash last year at Google I/O 2108 with its $400 Link Bar that works as an Android TV Box, Google Assistant speaker and Chromecast device all in one. It turned out to be harder to stuff all that in than expected, however, as the devic......
12:52 2019-07-24

Huawei founder says his new OS is faster than Android, but that’s still not good enough Huawei is readying its own operating system that could launch as soon as October alongside the Mate 30 Pro flagship smartphone, according to recent reports. Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said in an interview that the new operating system, which is based on Android, is even faster than Google’s m...
22:00 2019-07-08

What do you lose when your Android phone is not supported by Google? A lot... Huawei has been in some hot waters lately. The company has been added to the dreaded US entity list and, as a result, all USA-based businesses are forbidden to work with it. So, Google pulled out, saying “Sorry, but future Huawei phones will not be getting our Android”.This, of course, has thrown us...
16:39 2019-06-17

Who Needs Google's Android? Huawei Trademarks Its Own Smartphone OS Huawei is pinning its hopes on a self-designed operating system to replace Google’s Android following a U.S. blacklisting. The question is: Can it succeed where others have failed?...
13:13 2019-05-24

Huawei's unwanted Android replacement is closer than you think Things may look bleak from the outside for the world's second-largest smartphone vendor, but it's becoming clearer and clearer that Huawei was in fact internally prepared for the recent exodus of US partners and parts suppliers. We're not just talking 90-day or 12-month prepared either, as a company...
16:26 2019-05-28

Don't be blue; Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements is now available on iOS and Android Are you the danger? Are you the one who knocks? If so, you might enjoy playing the Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements mobile game that is now available for iOS and Android. We first told you about the game in January, and back then we pointed out that it features the likenesses of characters like Walte...
12:26 2019-06-08

Android Q will improve your phone's battery life, and you can't do much about it Nah, we aren't talking about Google introducing a systemwide Dark Mode in Android Q. No amount of LTE tower pinging, talking on the phone, or any other usual suspect when it comes to wireless radio battery drain can affect your mileage as much as constant Wi-Fi scanning for non-existent networks. Th...
11:13 2019-05-28

Huawei may debut its Android alternative as soon as this fall Huawei's consumer business CEO Richard Yu reportedly said the company's own mobile OS will debut as early as this fall. Huawei hasn't confirmed plans to launch its OS, and Yu supposedly shared the information in a private WeChat group. But that timel......
00:39 2019-05-22

Shazam on Android Can Now Identify Songs Even When You're Using Headphones Not long after Apple acquired music recognition app Shazam last fall, the music-ID service introduced a new feature called Pop-up that allowed it to identify songs being played on the device itself, in addition to outside sources. Read more......
18:39 2019-06-11

The privacy-focused Tor browser is now officially on Android After a long wait, privacy-focused browser Tor is finally on Android with a stable release. Last September, the Tor project team launched an alpha version to test the waters, but according to a new blog post, the browser is finally ready for action: Mobile browsing is increasing around the world, an...
12:39 2019-05-22

WhatsApp for Android and iPhone will have ads starting next year Facebook is a for-profit organization and some form of ads inside WhatsApp has been inevitable since the day it bought the messaging platform. Now, after previously confirming plans for monetization, the social media giant has announced that WhatsApp ads will begin rolling out in 2020. Corroborating...
14:00 2019-05-22

PSA: Your Android phone is now a security key for signing in to Google on iOS Google has announced that it’s now possible to log into your Google accounts from your iPhones and iPads using your Android phone as a hardware authentication key. The development comes almost more than a month after the internet giant made it easy for Google users to sign in to their accounts on th...
10:39 2019-06-13

Verizon is the first US carrier to update the LG V40 ThinQ to Android 9.0 Pie Despite the fact that T-Mobile teased the upcoming release of the LG V40 ThinQ Android 9.0 Pie update about two weeks ago, Verizon is actually the first US carrier to offer the update to its customers.The announcement published on Verizon's website mentions that the Android 9.0 Pie update is rolling...
03:00 2019-05-25

Google's Huawei Android restrictions: what does it mean for you? [Updated] Update: we have altered this article to include information on the moves from Microsoft to remove Huawei laptops, as well as reports of the potentially crippling move from ARM to stop working with the brand.The news that Google has blocked Huawei’s future access to Android updates – fo...
20:52 2019-05-22

Another US carrier rolls out the LG V40 ThinQ Android 9.0 Pie update After Verizon and AT&T, it looks like U.S. Cellular might be the next carrier in the United States to release the long-awaited Android 9.0 Pie update for the LG V40 ThinQ. LG's flagship hasn't been among the first top-tier phones in the US to be updated to the latest version of Android, a bit of a l...
07:26 2019-06-13

Valve launches Steam Chat app for Android and iOS After bringing Steam Link app to gamers and the option play all games from their Steam library on mobile phones, Valve releases another app that's meant to modernized Steam chat experience. The new Steam Chat mobile app is now available for free on both Android and iOS platforms via Google Play Stor...
05:13 2019-05-23

Android Q Beta 4 bricks some Pixel phones Some Pixel owners who have installed the Android Q Beta 4 update that was released today are discovering an issue that Google didn't intend to be included with the latest beta version of the next Android build. According to several Reddit posters (via Android Police), the new update has bricked thei...
15:13 2019-06-07

The Pixel 4 might have an exciting new feature that’s not available on any iPhone or Android Google often announces technology innovations that aren’t ready to be turned into commercial products, prompting us to wonder whether they’re just vaporware. But that doesn’t mean development for said projects stops, and the Pixel 4 might prove exactly that. A couple of rumors clai...
16:39 2019-06-12

Android Q Beta 4 is out, brings finalized APIs Enlarge (credit: Android) The fourth version of the Android Q Beta is out. Google announced the release today for Pixel devices enrolled in the Android Q Beta program, and third-party devices should get the update whenever their manufacturer gets around to it. There are 12 third-party manufacturer...
23:52 2019-06-05

12 iPhone and Android apps to get just in time for Memorial Day From podcasts and recipes to global scavenger hunts and quirky roadside attractions, these iPhone and Android apps can help you kickstart summer.        ...
19:01 2019-05-24

How to access Android’s hidden developer options Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. One of the advantages Android has over iOS is the control Google gives you over its operating system. Case in point is Android’s ‘developer options,’ a secret men...
04:13 2019-05-25

You Can Now Sign Into Your Google Account on iOS Using an Android Phone Google has been on a quest to kill the password, so in its latest efforts to further that agenda, the tech giant has now made it possible to log into your Google account on iOS devices by using an Android phone. Read more......
19:39 2019-06-13

Snapchat's first three Snap Games for Android and iOS go live Soon after Chinese giant Tencent bought a big chunk of Snap's shares, the company announced a set of important changes coming to Snapchat. In an attempt to keep its users logged as long as possible, Snapchat introduced Snap Games, a collection of multiplayer games that allows users to play with thei...
05:00 2019-05-22

NVIDIA may launch new, more powerful SHIELD Android TV box soon NVIDIA kind of hit the jackpot with the SHIELD TV, one of the best Android TV boxes available on the market. However, since the device was launched four years ago, it has started to show its age, even though an updated model was released back in 2017.Apparently, NVIDIA have been trying to refresh it...
02:00 2019-06-17

The 2020 Lexus RX Finally Gets Android Auto and Not a Whole Lot Else Updates to the 2020 Lexus RX and RXL aren’t huge, but they matter to the people actually buying the cars. There’s more tech now, it should drive slightly better and it looks marginally different. The RX is already incredibly popular, so why fix something that isn’t broken, right?...
21:26 2019-05-30

Best Android phones in Australia: the top handsets to buy in 2019 UPDATE: While we'd previously placed Huawei's P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro in much higher positions, the ongoing trouble the company faces with the US Government casts a great deal of uncertainty on the degree of support its products will receive into the future. As such, we've moved Huawe...
10:39 2019-05-30

Apple's Shazam app updated with new Pop Up functionality, but only on Android Recently acquired by Apple, Shazam is bringing new features to its users, although this time only Android users will benefit from the changes. A new Pop Up functionality has just been added to Shazam for Android, which will allow users to identify songs playing in third-party apps without having to ...
08:26 2019-06-11

You can now use your Android phone as a 2FA security key for Google accounts on iOS Now, Android phones running Android 7.0 Nougat or newer can act as 2FA security keys for Google accounts on iPhones and iPads running iOS 10.0 and up.Read More...
18:26 2019-06-12

Adobe Premiere Rush launches on Android Adobe's cross-platform video editor is now available on select Android devices, including Samsung's Galaxy S10 series and Google's Pixel series.Read More...
15:39 2019-05-21

Asus delivers Android 9.0 Pie to another ZenFone smartphone Asus promised a few months ago that it will update some of its ZenFone smartphones to Android 9.0 Pie, but only partially delivered. Today is the day that another part of the promise is fulfilled, as the ZenFone Max M2 is now receiving the long-awaited Android 9.0 Pie update.Initially slated for an ...
02:39 2019-05-22

Huawei's unwanted Android replacement is closer than you think (or is it?) UPDATE: It's not clear if TechRadar misunderstood Alaa Elshimy's statements or the senior Huawei executive misspoke, but apparently, the company's Android OS substitute is actually far from ready for primetime. Instead of launching in June around the world, the platform is scheduled for a domestic d...
22:52 2019-05-28

Huawei blockade: do I need to stop using my Android phone? Google has cut off Huawei from its Android services because of Trump’s blacklist, but what does that mean for your phone? Donald Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei in the escalating trade war between the US and China is now starting to cause significant issues for the world’s second-largest smartphone m...
15:52 2019-05-21

Huawei already has 80 million devices running Android 9 Pie Despite the US trade ban, Huawei can still freely update older smartphones to Android 9 Pie without losing access to the Play Store and Google’s other services. The Chinese brand is taking advantage of this situation by continuing to roll out its EMUI 9.0 software to a bunch of devices.As things sta...
02:52 2019-06-05

Sharing that Twitter post or Instagram pic will get easier with Android Q Have you ever tried to send someone or a group an Instagram posting, YouTube video, a picture from the gallery, or a Twitter status only to find yourself buried in Android's seemingly illogical sharing menu? There is that, and then there are the manufacturer overlays that take a completely different...
14:52 2019-06-07

Try These Waze-Specific Google Assistant Commands on Android Since Google acquired Waze back in 2013, the company has been slowly adding Waze features into Google Maps, including Waze’s traffic reporting functions and real-time speed limits....
23:39 2019-06-10

The design of one of the hottest Android flagships of 2019 just leaked We’re now officially in the second half of 2019, which means a bunch of exciting new smartphones will be released in the coming months. On the iPhone side, we have the three iPhone 11 series handsets that Apple will unveil in early or mid-September. On the Android side of the fence, we have an...
18:52 2019-07-02

Ultra-private Tor browser officially arrives on Android VPNs and incognito modes can help, but if you want to jump to a whole 'nother privacy level, there's the infamous Tor Browser. It has finally come out of beta and arrived on Android in a stable release, the Tor Project announced. That will make it a......
09:52 2019-05-22

Huawei's first Android-rivaling smartphone may launch this year Huawei could launch its first smartphone running its in-house Hongmeng OS before the end of 2019.A report by the Global Times via Reuters suggests the first Hongmeng-powered handset will be a budget smartphone priced at around CNY 2,000 (approximately INR 21,000) and could go on sale later this year...
11:39 2019-08-05

Here's why Netflix is tracking some Android users' physical activity Netflix is tracking some users' physical activity, but it isn't exactly moving into Fitbit's territory. Details of the test first emerged when a security researcher said the Netflix app on his Android device requested access to his physical activity......
19:39 2019-07-31

Android will have an equivalent to Apple's AirDrop file sharing Ask iPhone users about the creature comforts they like and there's a good chance they'll mention AirDrop -- it's an easy way to share a photo with a nearby Apple device owner. Android users should soon have an equivalent, though. The 9to5Google tea......
22:00 2019-06-30

Android Auto’s biggest upgrade ever is finally rolling out The new Android Auto. The big change is the system bar at the bottom, which can now show tiny app controls. Here are music controls. [credit: Google ] Earlier this year at Google I/O, Goog...
20:13 2019-07-31

Check if Your Android Device Has Been Infected by Malicious Adware Another wave of sketchy apps has been banned from the Google Play Store. This time around, the offending apps all came from one publisher, CooTek, who has been accused by the security firm Lookout of deploying the malicious adware BeiTaAd in its apps....
00:13 2019-07-18

Android Q will make it easier to change connectivity settings A feature in Android Q will automatically blacklist a Wi-Fi network that a user manually disconnects from. According to the Android Developers website (via Android Police), a phone won't try to reconnect with a blacklisted network for 24 hours. This will prevent a scenario from occurring where a pho...
04:39 2019-06-09

Motorola rolling out Android 9.0 Pie update to the Moto Z2 Force Motorola is really on fire, as Moto Z2 Force is the third smartphone that's getting a major Android OS update this week. However, unlike the Android 9.0 Pie updates for Moto G6 and Moto Z3 Play, this one is not yet available in the United States.It has become quite common for Motorola to begin rolli...
00:26 2019-06-08

Google 'Play Pass' is a $5 monthly Android app subscription Google is testing a service called Play Pass that would offer users "hundreds of premium apps and games" for a monthly fee, according to Android Police. The idea of the offering cropped up last year on XDA Developers after users spotted code referenc......
10:39 2019-08-01

After Europe, Google under fire for ‘Android dominance’ in India After facing billion dollar fines in the EU for abusing its dominance to favor its own services, the internet giant has now been caught in the cross hairs of Indian antitrust watchdog. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has found that Google may have misused its market share in Android in the...
11:39 2019-07-01

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Starts Getting Android Pie: Report Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Android Pie update is rolling out initially Russia and Vietnam, as per a media report. The update is expected to bring the latest One UI....
03:52 2019-08-03

Google pulls 85 Android apps with particularly obnoxious adware Google has removed 85 apps from the Google Play store after security researchers at Trend Micro found a particularly annoying adware scheme hiding inside.The adware, called AndroidOS_Hidenad.HRXH, was embedded in fully functioning photography and gam......
05:00 2019-08-17

ActionDash 3.0's new 'Focus' mode keeps Android users on task At I/O earlier this year, Google announced that Android Q will upgrade the recently added Digital Wellbeing feature with a Focus Mode to quiet attention-grabbing apps so you can get things done. However, there's a way to get that feature, and a few o......
22:13 2019-06-29

Nexon’s Godzilla Defense Force rampages onto iOS and Android In advance of the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Nexon launches Godzilla Defense Force as a free-to-play mobile game on iOS and Android.Read More...
17:52 2019-05-23

Be Careful About Sideloading Popular Android Apps, Unless You Like Malware Are you sure you’re using the real versions of popular apps installed on your phone? Forbes recently reported that spyware masquerading as popular Android apps are circulating online, and hackers may be using them to track you....
22:13 2019-07-24

HTC U11 receives tardy Android Pie update as promised, at least in one region Yes, HTC is still alive (barely) and kicking (occasionally), with its focus on blockchain smartphone technology only growing (for some reason) and a 5G-capable device (that's not a phone) up for pre-order in the US ahead of a Sprint-exclusive May 31 launch.Meanwhile, it remains unclear if the compan...
19:52 2019-05-27

Huawei's supposed Android alternative isn't meant for smartphones When Huawei trademarked its Hongmeng operating system last month, many assumed it was the long-rumored mobile OS that the company said it could use in place of Android or Windows. But that's not the case. Catherine Chen, a Huawei board member and sen......
16:39 2019-07-19

First ever switch from Android to iPhone as a daily driver, here’s what I liked and what I didn’t As some of you might have noticed, I joined the PhoneArena team relatively recently: less than a year ago. Before that, I had as much exposure to smartphones as anyone else, or in other words, I was only familiar with the ones my friends/relatives and I used. So while I’ve been playing around with i...
16:26 2019-05-28

Huawei denies its Android replacement will launch next month It’s been a rollercoaster afternoon for Huawei news, even by the manic standards of this month. First, TechRadar managed to get a senior Huawei executive to confirm, on the record, that the company’s rumored Android replacement would be released next month. Then, almost immediately after, the compan...
22:13 2019-05-28

Xiaomi’s Mi A3 brings stock Android, OLED display for €249 The Xiaomi Mi A3. [credit: Xiaomi ] Today Xiaomi announced the Xiaomi Mi A3, the latest phone in its "A" line. In the past, Xiaomi's A line has been a good bet if you're looking for a midra...
00:00 2019-07-18

Google Lens gets new filters for Android and iOS devices this week Google announced early this month that its Lens app will receive important improvements in the coming weeks. Some of these improvements will go out to Android and iOS users this week and involves Lens filters.A new set of dining and translation filters will be rolled out to Google Lens users on iOS ...
06:13 2019-05-29

Facebook Portal now has its own Android app to manage photos and videos If you feel that you don't have enough Facebook in your life, you're free to buy the company's new smart display – Portal. Unlike Amazon and Google, Facebook had developed Portal with video calling in mind, so that's pretty what you'll probably want to do most of the time with it.The Portal, in case...
06:13 2019-05-29

WhatsApp Now Allows Consecutive Audio Message Playback on Android The latest WhatsApp stable update for Android carrying the build number v2.19.150 adds a new feature that automatically plays all audio messages in a row....
04:39 2019-05-30

Huawei just confirmed some info about its mobile OS, but it would rather use Android on phones We’ve been talking about Huawei’s upcoming new Android-based operating system for a few weeks now, ever since Trump’s ban came into effect. We’ve even seen the Chinese company register a Hongmeng trademark in several markets, and that’s what we’ve been calling the...
01:39 2019-07-13

Huawei Mate 20 Pro reinstated to the Android Q beta program Last week, we told you that Google had removed the Huawei Mate 20 Pro from its list of phones that are part of the Android Q beta program. This, of course, came after the U.S. put Huawei on the Commerce Department's Entity List. This prevents the company from sourcing anything from state-side suppli...
02:39 2019-05-31

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Back in Android Q Beta Programme Huawei Mate 20 Pro is back on the list of devices that are part of the Android Q beta programme. The phone was earlier removed after US banned Huawei....
19:13 2019-05-31

Thousands of Android Apps Can Track You Without Your Permission: Study There are thousands of Android apps that have found ways to gather information like device Mac address, location, phone's IMEI, and more even if they don't have necessary permissions to access......
16:13 2019-07-09

Google wants Android phones and Chromebooks working more closely together You've already got several options when it comes to linking an Android phone with a Chrome OS laptop, but it's not on the same scale as, say, Apple MacBooks and iPhones. Now it looks as though upgrades are in the pipeline.New code snippets reported by Chrome Story point towards Android and...
19:52 2019-05-25

The most powerful Android phone of the year is here, but it’s not the Galaxy Note 10 We’re only a few weeks away from the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 10 launch, but when Samsung unveils its next Note flagship it’ll hardly be the most powerful Android phone money can buy. The Note 10 is expected to deliver performance similar to what’s available from other notabl...
17:39 2019-07-22

Google’s Sound Amplifier pumps up more Android devices Google's Sound Amplifier, an accessibility app for Android that boosts the clarity and volume of sounds, is now compatible with more devices.Read More...
19:00 2019-07-24

Microsoft Word smashes billion installs on Android Microsoft Word has been downloaded and installed more than one billion times on Google Play, joining a very small club of non-Google or Facebook-owned apps that have hit that target. What makes this feat even more incredible is that Google Docs (and the rest of Google Suite) is already installe...
22:26 2019-07-15

Google just removed the Huawei P30 Pro & Mate X from Android's website Just days after it removed the Huawei Mate 20 Pro from the list of Android Q Beta devices, Google has updated the official Android website (via 9To5Google) to no longer include the Huawei P30 Pro or the foldable Huawei Mate X.Prior to Huawei’s US ban, the company’s smartphones were listed along just...
16:26 2019-05-24

T-Mobile rolls out Samsung Galaxy A6 Android 9.0 Pie update Samsung's Galaxy A6 is clearly not among the best mid-range Android smartphones launched on the market last year, but if you bought one regardless of that, you'll be pleased to know that at least on US carrier is now rolling out the long-awaited Android 9.0 Pie update.After a short testing period, T...
07:52 2019-05-29

This is our best look at Samsung’s iPad Pro rival that’s unlike any other Android tablet The best tablet money can buy right now is Apple’s iPad Pro, and there’s no question about it. The powerful hardware combined with the only mobile operating system that’s optimized for tablet use make the iPad a great laptop replacement for many people. It’s not quite the lap...
16:13 2019-07-23

Google Duo's Group Video Calling Now Available Globally on Android, iOS Google Duo has brought the Data Saving mode that comes as a replacement of the earlier Limit mobile data usage option. Google Duo's group video calling feature is also rolling out globally, with......
17:13 2019-05-24

Sony X95G 55-Inch 4K HDR Smart Android TV Review Sony KD-55X9500G is the most expensive 55-inch LED TV in Sony's current lineup, and promises a lot when it comes to performance and features. We review the new TV to find out if it's worth its Rs.......
19:26 2019-07-08

Skype brings screen sharing to Android and iOS devices Skype has officially launched screen sharing for Android and iOS devices less than a couple of months after the feature rolled out for beta testers. Screen sharing can be a valuable tool for video calls, whether for personal or work purposes -- say,......
18:13 2019-06-05

Over 1,300 Android apps scrape personal data regardless of permissions Smartphone operating systems have ramped up their privacy settings in recent years to let users pick and choose what information apps can get, but it seems those permissions aren’t ironclad. A new study revealed that over 1,300 Android apps can scrape certain personal data anyway, even if a u...
22:00 2019-07-08

Chrome 75 for Android will suggest super-strong passwords Google is slowly making the stable version of Chrome 75 available for all users on both mobile and desktop. It comes with various features for every platform, starting with the password management tools the Android version was sorely lacking. Wheneve......
18:13 2019-06-05

OnePlus 5 and 5T confirmed to receive Android Q updates this year OnePlus has made an important announcement yesterday concerning some its slightly older flagships, the OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 6/6T. Apparently, many of the unique features that have been included in the OnePlus 7 Pro won't remain exclusive to this phone. Also, the OnePlus 5 and 5T will receive the...
15:52 2019-05-25

5G is key! Analysts predict big boost to Android and iPhone sales Forecasts suggest the global smartphone market will decline a considerable 5.5% year-on-year during the first half of 2019. But according to IDC’s latest report, respectable levels of growth levels throughout the remaining months of the year are to be expected.5G devices and cheaper flagships will b...
22:39 2019-05-31

This brand new Android flagship phone is even cheaper than the OnePlus 7 OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 7 series last week, which includes two affordable flagships: The regular OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The latter is more expensive than previous OnePlus phones, but is still a lot cheaper than all the other flagships out there. Fast forward to May 21st, and we’...
05:39 2019-05-22

HTC U11 and U12+ owners may have to wait another 2 to 3 months for stable Android Pie updates Poor software support is probably not the only reason why HTC's smartphone business is... essentially fading away, but the manner in which the company has been handling major Android updates in the last couple of years or so pretty much shatters any customer retention hopes this once-mighty handset ...
15:39 2019-06-20

U.S. Cellular rolls out Android 9.0 Pie update to the Moto G6 Play Gone are the days when you would buy an entry-level smartphone and didn't expect it to receive any major Android OS updates. Now, just about every affordable smartphone released by a major company (i.e. Samsung, Motorola) is getting at least one Android OS update during their lifetime.The Moto G6 Pl...
17:26 2019-05-21

Huawei puts Honor above Android at new smartphone launch Huawei put uncertainty over the future of its devices business to one side on Tuesday with the launch of new Honor smartphones, in a confident display of the Chinese firm's technology....
20:52 2019-05-21

Motorola confirms Android 9.0 Pie for Moto Z2 Force comes with 5G mod support in the US Motorola has already kicked off the Android 9.0 Pie roll-out to the Moto Z2 Force almost three weeks ago, but the update was only available in two countries initially – Brazil and India. Today, Motorola announced the Android 9.0 Pie update for Moto Z2 Force is available in the United States, or at l...
17:52 2019-06-22

One of the most anticipated Android flagships of 2019 was just spotted in the wild The closer we get to the holiday season, the more flagship smartphones will hit stores. The Galaxy Note 10 is the early exception, as Samsung wants it in stores as fast as possible before the next iPhone arrives. But all the other ones will drop in September and October, with Apple’s iPhone 11...
19:52 2019-08-16

iPhone users can now use Android tech to unlock their devices Google is making it easier for iPhone and iPad users to verify sign-ins with the announcement that Apple device owners will now be able to use their Android device as a security key.The search giant recently revealed that it had developed a new Bluetooth-based protocol which allows smartphones runni...
03:13 2019-06-14

Huawei’s Android replacement is one step closer to becoming a reality Huawei is getting closer, it seems, to the day when it will begin relying on a Plan B mobile operating system to replace the reliance it’s enjoyed up to this point on Google’s Android, which the Chinese consumer electronics giant is in danger of losing access to soon thanks to US sanctio...
05:13 2019-06-14

Huawei has reportedly filed trademarks for its Android replacement OS The US trade ban has taken an extensive toll on Huawei, with the Chinese phone manufacturer having to swiftly find an alternative to the Android mobile operating system it currently relies on due to Google being a US company.While the company has been reportedly working on its own Hongmeng operating...
09:39 2019-06-14

Best Android smartwatch: what to wear on your wrist if you have a Google phone If you've got an Android phone and you're on the hunt for a smartwatch, you're in the right place. Below we've ranked all the greatest pieces of techy wristwear that will connect to your Android handset.This isn't a list of the best Wear OS watches or the best smartwatches o...
22:26 2019-06-20

Huawei Unveils HarmonyOS to Rival Google's Android Huawei unveiled its own operating system HarmonyOS on Friday, as it faces the threat of losing access to Android systems amid escalating US-China trade tensions....
13:13 2019-08-09

Pokemon GO drops support for older Android smartphones Niantic, developer of Pokemon GO smash hit, has just announced it will discontinue support for older Android smartphones after July 1, 2019. There's no reasoning behind the decision, so we can only guess that the numerous updates the team plans to deliver in the coming months (years?) will probably ...
09:39 2019-06-19

Nintendo’s next big iOS and Android game will be released early next month After releasing two mobile games in both 2016 and 2017, Nintendo’s release schedule for iOS and Android slowed to a crawl, as Dragalia Lost was the only Nintendo Mobile title to release in 2018. Six months into 2019, we still have not seen a new mobile game from Nintendo, but that’s goin...
19:01 2019-06-18

Is Huawei's Android loss a Samsung or Apple gain? The damage is already done, and P30 Pro orders are being sent back to the stores, but President Trump's executive order against dealing with foreign tech "adversaries" is a zero-sum game, i.e., it may be bad for some but good for others.The biggest losers are, needless to say, Huawei and Honor phone...
17:26 2019-05-21

Valve launches Dota game on Android and iOS devices, but it's not what you think After the Artifact fiasco, Valve is back with yet another game, but a completely different one this time. Dota Underlords strikes no resemblance to the company's previous card game and, despite its name, it has nothing to do with the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre.Dota Underlords is an...
04:52 2019-06-22

Huawei Android replacement to arrive this fall with big app catalog Huawei's preparing to say goodbye to AndroidUnless the situation changes drastically, continuing to use Android as the operating system on its smartphones is no longer a viable option for Huawei. Fortunately, since 2012, the company has been reportedly developing its own alternative. And now Richard...
19:13 2019-05-21

Dark mode starts showing up in Gmail for Android Gmail is one of the not so many Google apps that hasn't yet received a proper dark mode. Meanwhile, Drive, Keep and Google's app have all received the highly-anticipated dark theme so that everyone can enjoy it.Well, it looks like Google is working hard to make Gmail users happy as well. AndroidPoli...
21:00 2019-06-20

Huawei: we've been good for Android, our phones will still get app and security updates Fair or not, the new White House administration restrictions on US companies doing business with Huawei all of a sudden took an ominous turn as Google announced it will have to chop access to Android in compliance. Google says that "while" it is reviewing the requirements that Trump's admin imposed ...
17:26 2019-05-21

The android Turing Test can tell us whether a robot is effectively a person Alan Turing was recently announced as the face of the new £50 note for his code breaking contributions in World War II and laying the foundations of computer science. However, Turing’s work still challenges and inspires many people working today, especially those in robotics and artificial intellige...
11:52 2019-08-12

‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ is out now on iOS and Android devices Harry Potter fans don’t have to wait much longer for Niantic’s much-anticipated follow up to its super-popular AR mobile game Pokemon Go. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is set for release tomorrow, on June 21. However, US gamers are in luck — Niantic, presumably to avoid its servers g...
00:00 2019-06-21

The android Turning Test can tell us whether a robot is effectively a person Alan Turing was recently announced as the face of the new £50 note for his code breaking contributions in World War II and laying the foundations of computer science. However, Turing’s work still challenges and inspires many people working today, especially those in robotics and artificial intellige...
23:00 2019-08-11

YouTube’s Android app could soon hide user comments by default As great as YouTube is as a content platform, its comments section is, to put it mildly, far less highly regarded – for every positive or insightful comment found under any given video, you often find dozens of nasty, inappropriate or idiotic ones. Google has long been aware of the probl...
07:52 2019-06-21

We have a date for the Huawei Android Q beta – and maybe the Mate 30 launch Huawei is holding its Developer Conference in China, and we've already heard about its new HarmonyOS and Honor television plans. The company has now also confirmed when the Android Q / EMUI 10 beta program starts for the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.That date is September 8, reports 9to5Google, at wh...
18:52 2019-08-11

Huawei's Android alternative powers Honor's first smart TV Huawei has unveiled its Honor brand's first smart TV, which is also the first product powered by the Android alternative the company launched at its developer conference. As the controversial manufacturer explained, HarmonyOS is aimed at IoT devices......
23:26 2019-08-10

The Morning After: Huawei unveils its Android backup plan Hey, good morning! Welcome to your end-of-the-week Morning After. This week included detailed impressions of two divisive new Galaxy Notes from Samsung, Instagram's 'huge booty' problem (it's real and it's pretty serious), and a laptop that has all......
16:52 2019-08-10

Huawei Android ban: Time for Honor to rise to the challenge? The global launch of the Honor 20 in London today (May 21) was supposed to be a casual, normal one for Huawei, the world’s second largest smartphone vendor behind Samsung.However the legal roller-coaster that preceded it has now transformed the event into something special.The past 24 hours h...
22:13 2019-05-21

This is how Google plans to curb permission begging on Android Apps with excessive permissions requests are nothing new on Android, and Google has been trying to alleviate the issue by changing its policies numerous times over the years. These efforts have had varying degrees of success, but the company is now starting to crack down on apps that have sweeping p...
18:39 2019-06-27

Amazon brings Alexa to Android TV, Sony Bravias get it first Amazon promised a few months ago that it will bring Alexa to Sony's TVs running Android, despite the issues the US retailer has with Google when it comes to access to their TV platforms. Today, a first sign that Amazon fulfilled that promise has just popped up in the Google Play Store in the form of...
18:39 2019-06-27

How to Customize Your Android Device With Magisk and Xposed Framework In the Android vs iOS debate, Android often gets major points for its openness and flexibility—there’s plenty the Android platform lets users do that iOS doesn’t, and even the most basic, out-of-the-box Android devices can be tweaked and customized to your liking. Enthusiasts want more than just twe...
20:00 2019-06-27

The next big Pokemon mobile game is coming to iOS and Android this summer Pokemon Go is clearly the biggest and most recognizable Pokemon game on mobile, but it’s far from the only one. In fact, there are about half a dozen other official Pokemon titles on the App Store and Google Play, including Pokemon Shuffle, Pokemon Duel, and Pokemon Quest. But The Pokemon Comp...
21:52 2019-06-27

Turning the Nintendo Switch into Android’s best gaming hardware Enlarge / Android on the Nintendo Switch. Just think of all the Nintendo apps you're missing out on. The Nintendo Switch is, basically, a game console made out of smartphone parts. The quad-core Nvidia Tegra X1 ARM SoC would be right at home in a smartphone or tablet, along with the 4GB of RAM, ...
13:26 2019-08-16

Huawei has reportedly been working on its Android rival for seven years Huawei has reportedly been building its Android rival for the last 7 years in secret, anticipating a possible ban on using U.S. software for its products....
20:00 2019-06-11

Google cuts off Huawei’s access to key Android services Google yanked Huawei’s access to some of its key Android services, dealing a blow to the Chinese smartphone maker as it’s caught in an escalating trade war between the US and China. The California-based search giant said Monday that it would comply with US government restrictions that require US sup...
14:33 2019-05-21

Google takes control of bringing next-gen texting to Android Google's rollout of RCS chat to Android devices has been slow, and you can blame that partly on the carriers. As the next-gen texting format usually depends on networks adding support one at a time, compatibility has been patchy at best. Now, thoug......
02:26 2019-06-18

Black-and-white adventure 'Minit' lands on iOS and Android Indie adventure game Minit caught the attention of many when it landed on consoles and PC last year, through a combination of its monochrome pixelated art style and bite-sized gameplay. As of today, mobile gamers can check out Minit too, as it's avai......
23:26 2019-06-27

New Pokemon mobile game coming to Android and iOS this summer Many have tried to clone Pokemon GO massive financial success, but no AR (augmented reality) mobile games managed to get nowhere near Niantic's smash hit in terms of revenue. The latest contender, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite made just 4% of the revenue Pokemon GO made on the first day.Well, it looks...
05:39 2019-06-28

You can test Mozilla’s new fast and secure Android browser now Mozilla has announced the first preview of a completely redesigned version of Firefox brower for Android, and you can test it right away. Firefox Preview has been built from the ground up using Mozilla’s own GeckoView rendering engine and will ultimately replace the current Firefox for Android mobil...
08:39 2019-06-28

Redmi Y2 Android Pie Update Starts Rolling Out in India Redmi Y2, which was launched last year with Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5, has started receiving Android Pie update through the MIUI 10.3.3.0.PEFMIXM build....
13:39 2019-08-06

Want a More Affordable Android Phone? The OnePlus 7 Pro Is Cheaper Without (Many) Sacrifices Remember when everyone was making fun of giant smartphones, calling them “phablets” while pantomiming the strenuous effort needed to hoist such a gargantuan device up to one’s ear or stuff in their pockets? Well, the OnePlus 7 Pro might make dealing with all those jokes worth it. ...
19:52 2019-06-27

AT&T beats Sprint and T-Mobile to the Android Pie punch for the LG V40 ThinQ Formally unveiled in early October and commercially released both on US carriers and in an unlocked variant later that same month, the LG V40 ThinQ could have theoretically been powered by Android Pie out the box. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case, even though the newest version of Google's market...
05:00 2019-06-12

Google Maps AR Navigation comes to iPhones and Android devices Google Maps AR, in action. [credit: The Wall Street Journal ] Google Maps is finally rolling out its augmented reality walking navigation to a wider audience. The feature was announced at ...
23:52 2019-08-08

Mozilla is reinventing Firefox for Android, and you can test the new version now Mozilla is overhauling Firefox for Android, and it's giving you an early peek. A test version of the next-gen browser, Firefox Preview, is now available to download from the Google Play Store so you can try it for yourselfFirefox Preview borrows several features from Firefox Focus – a le...
14:00 2019-06-28

OnePlus 7 Pro Review—The fastest, best-designed, best-value Android phone The OnePlus 7 Pro. With a front that is nearly all pixels, there isn't much you can do to improve smartphone design from here. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Wow. OnePlus is putting the rest of the ...
15:26 2019-05-21

Android Auto is getting a redesigned interface and Dark Mode Google last month announced an update for Android Auto that would change the way the app looks and works, and it is now finally rolling out to some regions. Google says that the refreshed interface was "built to help you get on the road faster, show more useful information at a glance and simplify c...
18:39 2019-06-27

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: Which cars have it and which ones are getting it? Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have sparked significant tech upgrades in cars, but most models require a USB connection.       ...
12:39 2019-08-16

Android Q Final Version 'Just a Few Weeks Away' as Beta 6 Lands Final Android Q preview is here. Google on Wednesday released the latest Android Q beta as it prepares to roll out the official release of the new version....
18:39 2019-08-08

Nintendo's Dr. Mario World coming to Android and iOS in July Nintendo's next mobile game is coming sooner than we expected. The Japanese company has just announced that Dr. Mario World will be making its debut on Android and iOS no later than July 10, and, more importantly, it will be free to play. Obviously, there will be in-app purchases, but those will be ...
06:52 2019-06-18

Android will show a detailed look at your wireless earbuds' battery life Google has revealed a handful of new Fast Pair capabilities coming out this year that'll make compatible Bluetooth headsets better competitors to Apple's AirPods. One of those features is Android's ability to display individual battery information fo......
15:01 2019-07-21

Google Calendar update adds Dark Mode on Android Google has just announced that the long-awaited dark mode is now rolling out on Android for two of its apps: Calendar and Keep. Ahead of Android Q's release, Google has decided to bring dark mode to many apps. We learned last week that Google Keep will be getting the feature, but Calendar is a bit o...
17:26 2019-05-21

How to Save WhatsApp Status Videos and Photos on Your Android Phone WhatsApp Status photos and videos usually disappear within 24 hours. If you see an interesting WhatsApp Status and want to save it, follow these steps....
08:52 2019-07-24

Google blocks Huawei access to Android updates after blacklisting Reported move could hit Huawei Technologies’ ability to run phone operating system Google has suspended Huawei’s access to updates of its Android operating system and chipmakers have reportedly cut off supplies to the Chinese telecoms company, after the US government added it to a trade blacklist la...
15:52 2019-05-21

Flipkart Starts Rolling Out Its Video Streaming Service on Android Flipkart Videos was announced last week as the company's answer to Amazon Prime Video and Netflix by offering free, ad-supported content to all its 160 million customers....
18:13 2019-08-16

The Pixel 4 might be even more powerful than the Galaxy Note 10 and other 2019 Android flagships Each year brings us faster and faster phones, with Apple’s newest iPhone leading the charge. The most recent A-series chip is always faster than whatever processors Qualcomm, Samsung, and Huawei manufacture for their latest Android flagships. But this year, Qualcomm is doing things a little di...
02:13 2019-07-16

Has your Android phone or tablet been added to Netflix's HD or HDR certified list? Netflix today added 23 new devices to its list of phones and tablets (via Android Police) capable of streaming its videos in HD. Besides being certified to stream HD content from Netflix, a handset or slate must have a 720p screen or higher, and the phone's owner must have a Netflix subscription tha...
02:39 2019-05-31

Android Q beta removal could spell trouble for Huawei Mate 20 Pro No Android Q update for the impressive Huawei Mate 20 Pro?Remember Huawei's promise from just a couple of weeks ago that the company's flagships would receive official Android Q updates shortly after Google's own Pixel devices? It's pretty crazy how fast and drastic things can change in today's vola...
17:26 2019-05-21

Huawei clarifies Android, SD card support for new and existing phones The West's crusade against Huawei's phone and 5G businesses has had the world talking about a new tech cold war with China, as the company is being used as a pawn in a larger game by the White House administration.Currently, there is a 90-day stay on the marching orders that the government sent to A...
11:26 2019-05-27

Google to stop offering new Android versions for Huawei phones Google said it will stop providing Android updates for Huawei phones -- the tech company's response to an executive order that U.S. companies stop doing business with foreign firms that threaten national security....
17:13 2019-05-21

Huawei launches new Honor phones, doesn't mention Android Huawei launched its new Honor 20 series smartphones in London on Tuesday in a presentation that emphasized the Chinese company's technology but made no reference of a possible rupture with Google....
19:13 2019-05-21

Galaxy Note 10 has a huge advantage over other Android flagships, and you might not even realize it Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 last week, and the phone is exactly what we thought it would be. We’re looking at a brand new design for the Note series, and it’s certainly the best one to date. We’ve got upgraded internal components inside the phone as well, and most specs are...
19:26 2019-08-12

Walmart's new self-branded Android tablets take on Amazon's Fire family Whats started as a rumor several months ago has become reality this week: Walmart's new lineup of self-branded Android tablets. Revealed earlier today, the so-called Walmart Onn tablets are now available for purchase online and in most Walmart locations across the US.As far the pricing goes, there a...
04:52 2019-05-23

EE temporarily pulls Huawei Mate 20 X from 5G line after Android restrictions The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G was one of the first 5G phones we were expecting to reach the shores of the UK, after Huawei announced the handset at its UK 5G launch event. However it looks like the device might take quite a bit longer to get here, as carrier EE has seemingly dropped it from its 5G lineup ...
20:52 2019-05-22

Chinese e-commerce app Xiaohongshu unavailable for download on Android: Report Xiaohongshu, whose monthly active userbase exceeds 85 million globally, might be removed for falsifying users' sharing notes to boost product sales, according to Chinese state media....
02:00 2019-08-01

Chinese startup Xiaohongshu's app pulled from China Android stores Chinese startup Xiaohongshu, which allows users to post product reviews and share shopping experiences, said on Thursday it will conduct a self-examination and correct its content after its app was removed from Android stores in China this week....
08:00 2019-08-01

All about Dark Mode in Android Q, and force-switching it for Instagram or WhatsApp Dark mode needs no presentation, as anyone who has woken up in the middle of the night to read something on their phone would attest. Not only does it save your retinas from burning when ambient light is low but is also a godsend for OLED displays which consume way less power when displaying darker ...
14:00 2019-05-22

Android users in Europe will get to pick their default search provider Following an antitrust ruling by the European Union, Google is explaining its plans to offer a choice of search providers to Android users. From next year, a new choice screen will be displayed on all Android devices shipped in Europe. This will, eve......
17:00 2019-08-02

One of the best Google Maps features ever is finally live on Android and iPhone Google regularly updates its navigation app with new features while testing other novelties with the help of beta releases, and Google Maps keep getting better as a result. But Google is also somewhat cluttering the app with features that might not necessarily need a home inside a navigation app. Th...
17:26 2019-08-08

Google to allow rival search engines to compete on Android - at a price Alphabet Inc's Google will allow rivals to compete to be the default search engines on new Android devices in Europe, but they will have to pay for the privilege....
21:13 2019-08-02

Google launches Android Q Beta 6, official release ‘just a few weeks away’ Google today launched Android Q Beta 6 for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, the official Android Emulator, and more.Read More...
21:52 2019-08-07

Adobe's Premiere Rush CC video editing app arrives on Android Adobe has brought Premiere Rush CC to Android after debuting the video editing app on iOS, macOS and Windows last year. However, you'll need a recent Android device to run the app, such as from the Google Pixel 2 and 3, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S10, Gal......
00:39 2019-05-22

Google Says Android Users Prefer Three-Button Navigation Over Gestures Google details in its post that 'users viewed the Android Q model as more one-handed and reachable, although buttons were still viewed as more ergonomic for more users.'...
13:13 2019-08-09

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Could Be the iPad Pro Alternative Android Fans Have Been Waiting For Last year I really enjoyed the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. It doubled as both a simple media consumption gadget and a mobile productivity machine. And with the imminent arrival of iPad OS, it feels like premium tablets have matured to a point where they can frequently replace a traditional laptop. Howeve...
18:13 2019-07-31

Best free Android games to play on your phone or tablet in 2019 Smartphones are the pocket computers that we used to dream of back in the 90s and early 00s. Not only are they great for browsing the Internet, chatting, and emailing on the go, but they can run a game pretty well on their own.And games there are! Tons and tons of titles come out for both iOS and An...
17:52 2019-05-23

Android phones are finally exciting now that there’s no new iPhone design to steal Apple’s new iPhone 11 series handsets are now almost exactly one month away from being announced. If the huge leak from earlier this week turns out to be accurate — and we have every reason to believe it will, considering the source — then the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 1...
16:52 2019-08-09

Snap stock spikes 9% fueled by new Android app and AR photo lenses Snap's Snapchat beat analysts’ estimates for user growth and revenue, getting a boost from a better Android app and new augmented reality photo lenses.Read More...
12:52 2019-07-24

These free mobile video games on Android and iOS can add to Memorial Day weekend fun Columnist Marc Saltzman suggests some mobile games you can use to pass the time at home or on a trip this Memorial Day holiday weekend.        ...
16:13 2019-05-24

Google Gallery Go is a lightweight, offline Android photo manager Google Photos is a great way to organize and store your photos, but it's a bit on the beefy side, taking up space and needing constant access to the cloud. So it's not ideal for people with mid-tier phones, or those who don't have a reliable data or......
15:13 2019-07-24

Sprint HTC 5G Hub available on May 31: Fast speeds on an Android-powered media center 5G networks are starting to go live and one of the first ways to experience this on Sprint is with the new HTC 5G Hub. It offers an Android media device with long battery life, connectivity for up to 20 devices, and VPN configuration for your small business....
19:26 2019-05-21

Google brings its hearing assistance app to older Android phones Google's app for the hard of hearing is now within reach of many more people. The tech firm's Sound Amplifier app now supports devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later, not just 9.0 Pie like it did months ago. You won't need a relatively cu......
23:13 2019-07-24

Google confirms Search results are broken for ‘some’ Android users No, you’re not the only one: a bunch of Android users are complaining they’re unable to load Google Search results in full on their phones. Numerous reports claim Search result pages aren’t completely rendering, randomly leaving a “white wall” at the bottom. The issue has persisted for at least “the...
23:39 2019-07-24

Huawei unveils alternative operating system as Android ban looms Chinese smartphone maker Huawei on Friday unveiled its proprietary operating system for phones and other devices, as US trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm’s access to technologies such as Android. But Huawei said that for now it would stick to using Google’s Android f...
18:52 2019-08-09

One of the most exciting Android phones of the year was spotted in the wild for the first time The second half of the year will bring us several Android flagships that will look to compete against Apple’s upcoming iPhone 11 series, and some of them leaked already. The Note 10 launches on August 7th, and we know everything there is to know about it. The Pixel 4 is also not a well-kept se...
00:52 2019-07-25

Gameloft reveals new LEGO-themed team-battle RPG for Android and iOS LEGO fans rejoice, as Gameloft has just announced a brand new RPG for Android and iOS set in the LEGO universe. Originally teased back in December, LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed will be released this fall, but it will be regularly shown to fans until then at various events.According to the French stud...
08:13 2019-05-24

Walmart to take on Amazon Fire with trio of cheap Android tablets The new devices, which include a $64 8-inch and $79 10.1-inch slate and a $99 10.1-inch model with detachable keyboard, go on sale this week under the company's Onn electronics brand....
04:26 2019-05-22

Helpful feature coming to Android Q might save some battery life A feature found in the Android Q Beta 4 update called Screen attention is the name for a native feature that other Android smartphone manufacturers already offer. Spotted by XDA, Screen attention uses your Android phone's front facing camera to determine whether you are looking at the display; if yo...
12:26 2019-06-08

Motorola starts pushing Android 9.0 Pie to the unlocked Moto Z3 Play in the US Motorola continues to bring some of its smartphones to the latest version of Android, and the last device to receive a major OS update is the Moto Z3 Play. If you own Motorola's mid-range handset and you're located in the US, there's a high chance that you'll be able to download and install Android ...
06:52 2019-06-07

Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices (credit: Alexandre Dulaunoy / Flickr) Criminals in 2017 managed to get an advanced backdoor preinstalled on Android devices before they left the factories of manufacturers, Google researchers confirmed on Thursday. Triada first came to light in 2016 in articles published by Kaspersky here and here...
02:52 2019-06-07

Screenshots from patent filing could show Huawei's Android replacement As you probably already know, Huawei is going to have to replace the Android operating system with its own OS for future handsets. That is because the company was placed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List for security reasons, and this prevents the firm from sourcing U.S. parts, component...
01:39 2019-06-07

HTC halts U11 Android 9.0 Pie update rollout following reports of bricked phones HTC released the Android 9.0 Pie update for the HTC U11 about a week ago but decided to halt the rollout after just two days. Apparently, many HTC U11 users who upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie have had their smartphones bricked.Specifically, after updating to Android 9.0 Pie, HTC U11 users couldn't get ...
08:52 2019-06-06

Microsoft's Gears of War mobile game is now open for pre-registration on Android and iOS One year after its official reveal, Microsoft's Gears of War mobile game with a twist is finally open for pre-registration on Android and iOS. The Coalition and Funko have teamed up for the release of the Gears of War mobile game, which is why all the heroes and villains in the game have been skinne...
11:52 2019-06-12

Foldable Microsoft Surface with Android app compatibility rumored for 2020 Rumors of a foldable Microsoft Surface product have been circulating for well over a year now, but the latest leak offers up more possible details than ever before.Speaking with Forbes, British analytics outfit IHS Markit claimed that a smaller foldable Surface device would arrive in the first half ...
06:13 2019-06-24

Microsoft makes OneDrive more secure with Personal Vault for Android and iOS Microsoft has just announced it's making OneDrive more secure with the addition of Personal Vault, a protected area that can only be accessed by the owner of the account, which features a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification.The new OneDrive Personal Vault is only a...
18:39 2019-06-27

Google launches Android Q Beta 4 with final APIs and official SDK Google today launched Android Q Beta 4 for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, the official Android Emulator, and more.Read More...
20:00 2019-06-05

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei Claims Hongmeng OS Faster Than Android, macOS Huawei's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has told in an interview that the in-house Hongmeng operating system is 'very likely' faster than Android and macOS....
08:00 2019-07-08

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Reportedly Receiving Android Pie Update With One UI Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is now receiving the Android 9 Pie update. The phone's over-the-air (OTA) update is said to be live in Spain and is expected to reach other markets over the coming weeks....
12:52 2019-06-12

Realme C1 Gets Stable Android Pie-Based ColorOS 6 Update in India The entry-level Realme C1 has begun receiving the Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 update in India, which also brings the June Android security patch in India....
19:26 2019-07-08

Android creator accused of cheating wife out of millions of dollars Andy Rubin, a former Google executive who created the Android operating system, has been accused of cheating his wife out of millions of dollars, according to court documents unsealed on Tuesday....
20:13 2019-07-03

Android creator Andy Rubin accused of running a ‘sex ring’ Android founder, Andy Rubin, may have left Google long back in 2014, but his departure is beginning to attract more unsavory attention as more information is released. According to documents made public by a California superior court, Rubin left the company after having an “inappropriate relationshi...
19:39 2019-07-03

Firefox revamp for Android promises privacy without losing features Mozilla will no longer force you to choose between the privacy-first design of Firefox Focus and its full-featured regular browser... at least, if you're using Android. It's releasing a Firefox Preview for the platform that's "more like" Focus, but s......
23:26 2019-06-27

Google's potential Android replacement, Fuchsia, now has a developer site After having a hand in the disappearance of mobile operating systems like Symbian and BlackBerry, Google wants to insure that even if Android is someday way past its prime, it has another OS waiting in the wings. So Google has built up a team of more than 100 people to help develop Fuchsia OS, anoth...
03:13 2019-06-30

Android 'Fast Share' is Google's answer to Apple's AirDrop Android Beam was Google's attempt at delivering a seamless local sharing feature on Android devices, in the vein of Apple's AirDrop. Introduced in 2011, Android Beam is an NFC-based system that allows for short-range exchange of data between devices, and with the release of Android Q, it is going aw...
10:52 2019-07-01

Google says Huawei's Android replacement could be dangerous to U.S. national security Looking for some U.S. company to defend it against the Trump administration, Huawei has found an ally in Google. The Financial Times reports that Google has complained to the White House that keeping Huawei away from its U.S. supply chain will be detrimental to U.S. national security. A trio of sour...
00:26 2019-06-08

Here’s the easiest way to find, lock, or wipe your lost Android phone Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Losing your phone always sucks, but in 2019, it’s easier than ever to make sure the loss isn’t permanent. For Android users, it’s particularly easy. While some An...
20:39 2019-07-01

Report: Google argues the Huawei ban would hurt its Android monopoly Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The Trump Administration would probably describe its Huawei export ban as move that improves national security by keeping China's pet telecom company out of the US market. According to a report from The Financial Times, Google's recent discussions with th...
22:26 2019-06-07

Microsoft adds new calendar-related feature to Outlook for Android There's nothing more frustrating than having to check two, three or sometimes four apps just to make sure that you won't be late to your meeting or that you don't miss your flight. As we continue to heavily rely on our smartphones for our agendas, we need everything to be as streamlined as possible....
04:39 2019-06-09

HTC U12+ receives Android Pie in company's homeland, global rollout should follow soon enough HTC has been bleeding money for many years now, but although the company continues to release new phones (and even 5G-equipped "smart hubs") with relative regularity, its efforts to turn the ailing business around don't seem particularly competent or effective.In addition to focusing a little too mu...
13:39 2019-07-02

Latest Google Chrome version for Android has two great improvements The Google Chrome browser for Android is getting an update to version 75 (75.0.3770.67), which includes a password manager. The latter, according to Google, will help create "strong and unique" passwords and allow you to look up stored ones. For example, you can see a stored password on a website b...
05:00 2019-06-11

Preview of Firefox's new Android browser available in Google Play Store Mozilla announced today that the new Firefox browser for Android, once code-named "Fenix," is now available from the Google Play Store under the title "Firefox Preview." The new browser is driven by Mozilla's "GeckoView" engine, a modified version of the one used on the Firefox desktop browser. The ...
05:39 2019-06-28

Hardcore Android fans reveal all the iOS 13 features they wish Google would copy Apple surprised us all when it released iOS 13 beta 3 on Tuesday, just over one week after releasing the second developer beta and the first public beta of its new mobile platform. Well, if we’re being perfectly honest, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Apple pushed up the relea...
14:52 2019-07-03

Tetris Royale to Bring 100-Player Online Battles to Android, iOS Tetris Royale, a 100-player battle royale game, is making its way to both Android and iOS mobile devices in a partnership between The Tetris Company and N3TWORK....
10:39 2019-07-01

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Android Pie-Based One UI Rollout Reportedly Begins The latest Android Pie-based One UI update also brings along the May 2019 security patch, along with a new interface, system-wide dark mode, and more....
15:26 2019-06-05

Android at I/O 2019: The Project Mainline update system and other highlights Google I/O 2019 wrapped up on May 9th, but we're still picking through the incredible flood of information that came out of the show. In addition to the slew of announcements on keynote day, there are dozens of hours of sessions and documentation, plus a whole new Android release to pick though. Her...
17:39 2019-05-22

Google launches Android Q Beta 5 with gestural navigation updates Google today launched Android Q Beta 5 for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, the official Android Emulator, and more.Read More...
19:26 2019-07-10

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is launching on Android and iOS on June 21 The wait is almost over. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is rolling out across the world from Friday, June 21 – welcome news for anyone keen to enjoy a Pokémon Go-style augmented reality experience set in the Potterverse.That's according to a tweet from developer Niantic, which referenc...
11:39 2019-06-19

Xiaomi Set to Bring MIUI Update Based on Android Q in Q4 2019 Xiaom Mi 9, Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Mix 3, Mi 9 SE, Redmi K20, and Redmi K20 Pro are set to receive MIUI update based on Android Q in the fourth......
19:52 2019-06-14

How to Block Annoying Spam Calls and Texts In Android Nougat Android wants to keep you and spammy callers as far away from each other as possible. When you block a number in Android’s settings, it’s blocked for all apps on your phone forever and without having to go through your network provider. While Google introduced the ability to block numbers on a few y...
21:26 2019-06-18

Android's new Fast Share is Google's answer to Apple AirDrop Earlier this year, Google revealed that its next mobile OS release – Android Q – would be losing support for Android Beam, the closest thing the iOS competitor has to Apple’s AirDrop.Android Beam used a device’s NFC technology to (slowly) share files and media with other ...
04:13 2019-07-01

Google Pauses Android Q Beta 5 Rollout Shortly After Its Debut Android Q Beta 5 was released on Wednesday for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL as well as the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL....
11:52 2019-07-11

Nintendo brings 'Dr. Mario World' to Android and iOS on July 10th Earlier this year Nintendo announced that its Dr. Mario puzzle game would return in a new iteration for mobile devices, and now Dr. Mario World has a release date: July 10th. Set to appear on Android and iOS (and available for pre-order via either of......
05:52 2019-06-18

10+ million Android users installed a fake Samsung update app In recent months, we’ve seen quite a few reports of the Google Play Store hosting counterfeit apps that are designed to dupe users and earn money through ad farms. In the latest reveal, CSIS Security Group’s report suggests that a fake app  – promising updates for Samsung phones – has been installed...
10:52 2019-07-05

Google Resumes Android Q Beta 5 Rollout for All Pixel Phones Android Q Beta 5 was originally released on Wednesday with the final Android Q developer APIs and a list of updates to the gesture navigation system....
08:52 2019-07-12

New law enforcement hacking tool can unlock most iPhone, Android handsets The three-way struggle between criminal hackers, law enforcement and privacy-centric tech companies is constantly evolving. Today's smart devices have implemented increasingly tough security measures to protect users' personal data, while criminals seek to unlock them for various nefarious...
06:26 2019-06-17

Realme 2 Pro Users Report Bootloop Issue Following Android Pie Update Realme 2 Pro users are reporting a bootloop issue following the recent Android Pie update for the phone, but a workaround has been shared by the company to avert it....
19:13 2019-06-03