Google restricts Huawei’s use of Android

May 20, 2019

Google has barred phone maker Huawei from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm. New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with […]

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How to Update WhatsApp for Android and iPhone

May 15, 2019

To make sure that your device is safe from prying eyes and ears, though, you’ll need to make sure that the WhatsApp on your phone is up-to-date. Hopefully, your phone automatically has updated WhatsApp in the background, but since some of us keep automatic app updates disabled, that might not be the case. How to […]

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5 critical features the iPhone needs to keep up with Android

May 6, 2019

If history is any indication, Apple is gearing up to release its new iPhones in September – which will likely include a new triple-lens camera and the ability to wirelessly charge other devices. But there are several other features we want to see in new iPhones moving forward, some of which involve the device’s software, and others […]

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How can Google keep Android from becoming stale without alienating existing users?

May 5, 2019

Google I/O is coming soon, and while it’s about more than Android, most of the news and things you read will be about the smartphone. That’s a given now that computers are things we mostly hold in our hands instead of set on a desk and I/O is a conference about software. I’m going to make […]

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Hackers get Fuchsia to run in Google’s Android Studio Emulator

May 3, 2019

Google has been working on an open source operating system called Fuchsia for years. It’s not entirely clear what it’s for, but some folks have speculated that it could one day replace Android and/or ChromeOS for smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Since it uses a custom kernel called Magenta instead of Linux, it would give Google even more control over its […]

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Google thinks it’s ‘infeasible’ to natively add scrolling screenshots to Android

April 29, 2019

Especially in recent years, a lot of the new features being added natively to Android have shown up first by way of OEMs. One great tool that’s been adopted by many is the ability to take a scrolling screenshot on Android. Sadly, though, Google thinks it’s “infeasible” to bring this into Android as an OS. Over […]

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