Category Archives: Android

Google Hints at SMS Integration with Chrome OS for Android 8.1

While many of us would love to see more integration between Android and Windows, Google seems to be focusing more on uniting the various features of Android and Chrome OS. This makes perfect sense, considering the company recently launched its brand new high-end Chromebook, known as the Pixelbook. A new feature of Android 8.1 Oreo called SMS Connect has… Read More »

Essential Phone Review: A Debut Phone from the Founder of Android

Built out of a ceramic back and titanium sides, Android founder Andy Rubin’s Essential startup’s eponymously named smartphone gets top billing in craftsmanship, eschewing the pedestrian aluminum and glass components on most modern flagships. The luxuriously crafted hardware is a marvel to behold and hold, and Essential is picking up the torch of the old Vertu, a spinoff… Read More »

Android Is Quietly Sharing Your Physical Activity with Other Apps

For the most part, Android keeps getting better, but it’s certainly not immune to privacy concerns that plague every operating system and smartphone. And as it turns out, Google snuck a questionable feature into the operating system with a recent update. A new permission called “activity recognition” may be tracking your physical activity and sharing it with third-party apps, and there’s… Read More »

Android 8.1 Oreo to Succeed v8.0, Reveals Google App Breakdown

HIGHLIGHTS The Android 8.0 started rolling out widely recently Details regarding Bisto headphones also revealed Android 8.1 Oreo can debut on next generation Pixel handsets If there were any doubts in your mind about what the next version of Android will be called, we now have an answer. The teardown of the Google app has reportedly revealed that the next version of… Read More »

Official name for Android O expected to be revealed on August 21: Report

Android O’s name has been a mystery for quite a while now. Oreo, Oatmeal cookie, Octopus or perhaps something else starting with an ‘O’, there have been various rumours regarding the official name for Google’s next OS release. Now, David Ruddock from Android Police has predicted in a series of Tweets that Android O’s name might be revealed by Google… Read More »

ANDROID WARNING – Google Play apps can steal information from YOUR WhatsApp

Google Play hosted 20 apps that were capable of stealing personal information from popular programmes like WhatsApp, security experts have said. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– The apps exploited know vulnerabilities to “root” devices running older versions of Android and then bypass security protectons. The malicious programmes were then capable of accessing sensitive data stored in popular apps such as… Read More »

Android O: Which notification upgrades are you most looking forward to? [Poll]

While Android O doesn’t introduce much new to the user interface, there are a lot of new tools for developers to use that make notifications much better. On top of this, the upcoming OS also comes with new system-level features that give users better control over what notifications they see and where they see them. Which of Android 8.0’s new notification… Read More »

LEARN HOW TO USE DO NOT DISTURB MODE IN ANDROID

Our smartphones command our attention several times every day. Some people even check their phones in the middle of the night. Why do we allow this endless torrent of incoming notifications, which are often unimportant, or worse, email spam, to interrupt us? If you can’t resist that blinking LED or that buzzing in your pocket, then you need to get to grips… Read More »

Android O Team’s Reddit AMA: 7 Things We Learnt

HIGHLIGHTS The name of the upcoming Android version was not revealed Android O has been said to improve Bluetooth audio performance The team shared difficulties regarding the development of platform Google’s Android team held a Reddit AMA session to answer user queries about the platform and as it usually happens, we got to learn a lot of things about the upcoming Android version… Read More »

Android 7.1.2-powered Xiaomi ‘riva’ spotted on Geekbench

A new Xiaomi smartphone – dubbed riva – has been spotted in a benchmark listing. The listing on Geekbench reveals the device is powered by an SoC with quad-core 1.40GHz processor, and has 3GB RAM. Other thing worth noting is that the phone runs Android Nougat (latest version: 7.1.2). Sadly, and as is usually the case with Geekbench… Read More »