Tag "Android"

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

Android Pay reportedly to launch in India this year through UPI

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After the launch of Samsung Pay, Google too looks set to bring its Android Pay platform to India later this year. According to an ET report, following in the footsteps of WhatsApp and Stripe, the search engine company is preparing to anchor

Get ready for a VR browsing experience with Daydream Euphrates

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Now Google wants you to spend more time online, only with a VR headset. Even the idea of surfing through floods of information with a VR headset sounds crazy enough to excite all of us! On the second day of

Amazon to shut down ‘Underground Actually Free’ program that offers Android apps for free

By : CIOL Writers

In a not so good news for customers, Amazon has announced that it will be shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program, which offers customers free versions of paid Android apps. This also includes applications that require users to make in-app purchases. Amazon says that the program

All HTC needs now is an aggressive digital push for its supremium phone, U Ultra

Faisal Kawoosa Of late, I have been exploring some of the HTC devices, including HTC U Ultra. The Supremium phone is worth considering, if one has more than Rs 50,000 budget to buy an Android smartphone. There are some really

Instagram gets offline support for Android users

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Now Instagram users can post even without internet connection. At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Instagram announced it’s built support for using most of its features without Internet access. The functionality is largely available for Android now and should soon make its

Snapchat releases Android-only update featuring Bitmoji

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For the first time, Snapchat has released an Android-only update, which comes with pretty impressive features. The photo-sharing app has released an Android-only feature (sorry iPhone users), which allows you to turn your friends’ Bitmoji into widgets and place them

BHIM app, now available on iOS platform also

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Bharat Interface for Money, or BHIM app, which has already been downloaded by 11.25 million Android users, has now been launched on iOS platform. A. P. Hota, MD & CEO, National Payments Corp. of India (NPCI) says, “The BHIM App

Google updates Maps for Android, makes it easier to access features

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Google is doing away with the scattered display in one of its most widely-used applications, Google Maps. Instead, Google is bringing an uncluttered interface, making it much easier to access the app’s various features. The tech behemoth has rolled out

After Android, Google open-sources the iOS Chrome code into Chromium

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After allowing developers to create new mobile browsers through the open-sourced Chromium version for Android, Google has added the iOS Chrome code into Chromium, letting anyone examine, modify, and compile the project. Google has announced that the code for Chrome

Capture perfect selfie with iPhone’s rear camera using this ‘Selfie on Tilt’ app

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Though the ‘Selfie craze’ has enabled Android users with a flurry of high-resolution front cameras, iPhone users are still struggling with the low light, blurriness and shake effect they get from their rear camera. But, not anymore. Here comes Selfie

Like Google, Apple to finally allow developers to answer reviews on the app store

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Apple users are well aware of the frustration that happens when they leave a complaint or review on the app store but never receive a reply. That’s one example of poor customer service! However, that is about to change. Apple

Google’s Instant apps are being rolled out for testing

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Bridging the gap between web apps and native apps, Google’s Instant app is finally out for testing. Google said, “We’ve been working with a small number of developers to refine the user and developer experiences. Today, a few of these

Now book a cab directly from Google Maps

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Though Google recently added features to book a cab from its map services, but users still had to go to the cab aggregator’s app to finish the process. However, now with the latest update, Google is letting users book a

WhatsApp to stop working for millions of users

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Though WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms, it will stop working for more than million users. As WhatsApp announced in early 2016 to stop support – for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60,

Google to launch Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in 2017

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After launching Google Pixel, the tech giant plans to launch Google smartwatches, but without Google or Pixel branding. Instead, the company plans to brand the smartwatches on the name of the manufacturing company. However, Google is yet to disclose the