Tag "Android"

Essential releases Android Oreo beta for its smartphone

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Andy Rubin’s Essential is the latest manufacturer to release Android Oreo beta for its smartphone. The company says eager participants can download the latest Android OS refresh from its website by heading over to its developer portal. Oreo was just released for

You can now see your saved passwords in Google Chrome for Android

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Google is finally bringing the ability to view saved passwords on Chrome for Android. The feature which was earlier available for desktop users is now available for Android mobile users in the latest Chrome 62 version. Whenever you log in

WhatsApp for Android introduces major updates including smaller app size

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The latest version of WhatsApp for Android (beta) is introducing some major changes to the app. The app is now generally smaller in size and also has a new feature that notifies your contacts whenever you change your number. According

Microsoft brings Edge browser to iOS and Android in beta

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Microsoft is finally bringing its Edge browser to iOS and Android devices. The beta version of the mobile browser is only available to Windows Insiders, which requires a Windows 10 PC to sign up. iOS users will be able to

Google announces ‘zero-touch’ Android configuration for businesses

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Setting up an Android phone may be a simple task but it does become tedious when a business with hundreds of employees has to configure devices across an entire organization. Now to fix that, Google is launching a new deployment method

Xiaomi unveils Mi A1 Android One smartphone priced at Rs 14,999

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Xiaomi unveiled its first smartphone with Android One- Mi A1 at a launch event in New Delhi today. Google has partnered Xioami to revive its Android One smartphone program in India, as it aims at codifying the Android experience for the low-end smartphone. Dubbed Xiaomi Mi A1, its hardware is

What is Google Play Protect branding for Android devices?

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In a bid to ensure consumer satisfaction about the safety and security of their Android devices, Google will be adding a Play Protect logo directly on to a phone’s packaging box that will ensure if you’re getting a certified Android device or not. While

Facebook now lets users take 360 degree photos and use them as cover photos

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Facebook already allows uploading and viewing of 360-degree photos on its platform but from today you can start capturing them too. From today, both the iOS and Android apps will allow users to create 360-degree photos without using any third-party

LinkedIn bets on video strategy to boost usage

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LinkedIn is always trying to woo its professional users, as it is one of the most popular business networking tool it has to constantly evolve. Now, Microsoft owned LinkedIn is trying to add more users to its network by introducing video

Android Oreo debuts officially; Know when it arrives on your phone

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With no surprises, Google has named next version of Android as ‘Oreo’ that joins the long list of yummy dessert names, such as Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, and KitKat. The company, at a press event in New York City, announced that it has

Qualcomm unveils depth sensing camera for Android

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Qualcomm has announced an expansion to the Qualcomm Spectra Module Program, which is capable of capturing three-dimensional images and movements in real time and convert that data into digital form. This module program is built on the same technology that’s

Google Image Search adds relevant badges to images, just like Pinterest

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Google has updated the Image Search not only to identify when an image points to a particular content but to display some of that content with a single glance. Google announced that they are adding relevant badges to images indicating what else

Microsoft kills Word Flow keyboard for iOS in favor of SwiftKey

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Microsoft has killed its experimental digital keyboard app Word Flow. SwiftKey is now the only recommended keyboard for Android and iOS. Word Flow, which debuted in 2016, was created by Microsoft’s Garage research team to make it easier to enter text

Microsoft rolls out Kaizala, a ‘made for India’ chat application

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Microsoft has launched its ‘made for India’ chat application called Kaizala. The application is designed for large group communication and can enable messages to be sent to millions of people in a group simultaneously. ”Kaizala brings together the two disparate

Google launches Play Protect to keep your devices safe from malicious apps

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At this year’s Google IO Developer conference in May, Google talked about a number of security related tools to make the Android OS safer. Now walking the talk, the search engine company has launched Google Play Protect, a new security

Alexa finally coming to Amazon’s Android app, starting this week

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After introducing Alexa to iPhone users by making the feature available within the retailer’s main shopping app this March, Amazon is now rolling out the voice assistant to its Android app, starting next week. Echo device owners began seeing notifications from Amazon

Google brings reCAPTCHA to Android devices

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CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) or reCAPTCHA might be annoying at times but are necessary to keep applications and data safe from bot abuse. Continuing its bot-fighting program, Google is now bringing reCAPTCHA to

Android Creator, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone startup raises $300 million

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Andy Rubin, the founder of the widely popular Android operating system, just revealed his new line of products- a smartphone and an intelligent home speaker. First reported by Bloomberg, who sources data from Equidate, that the company has acquired $300

Android creator Andy Rubin’s Essential phone is finally here to take on Apple and Samsung

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It has been a long wait to have a glimpse of Android creator Andy Rubin’s first smartphone. And from the looks and specifications of the new smartphone, we can easily say that the wait was surely worth it. Apparently, at this point

Android co-founder Andy Rubin might launch a new smartphone on May 30

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Android co-founder Andy Rubin could finally be ready with his new product- a nearly bezel-less smartphone that he teased earlier this March. A tweet posted by the Twitter account for Essential, the name of Andy Rubin’s new company, confirmed on Thursday