Tag Archives: ‘Android

WhatsApp Business App Launched for Small Businesses; Only Available on Android for Now

The WhatsApp Business standalone app was announced by Facebook on Wednesday in an effort to make business communication with customers more streamlined for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) on the popular messaging platform. A part of its WhatsApp for Business initiative that was first officially announced back in September last year and tested with businesses like BookMyShow and MakeMyTrip in India since, the… Read More »

Twitter’s Bookmarks Feature Spotted in Android Beta App

Twitter in October had announced that it is developing a bookmarking feature to save tweets for later. The social media giant appears to be finally testing the new feature on Android smartphones. While the feature was called Save For Later earlier, the name was changed to Bookmarks in the following month. In November, the company said that it had started testing the feature.… Read More »

Android Bug Hunter Awarded Over $100,000 for Exposing Security Flaw in Google Pixel

Google has awarded $112,500 (roughly Rs. 71,83,300) to a security researcher for exposing a security flaw in Google Pixel smartphones. Guang Gong, in August 2017 submitted an exploit chain through the Android Security Rewards (ASR) programme. It was the first working remote exploit chain since the search giant has expanded the ASR program. Gong was awarded $105,000 (roughly Rs. … Read More »

OnePlus 5T Gets Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS Open Beta 1: Here’s What’s New

Just in a week after hinting its arrival, OnePlus has now finally released the OxygenOS Open Beta 1 build for the OnePlus 5T that brings Android 8.0 Oreo. The new development comes days after the OnePlus 5T received OxygenOS 4.7.6 update with the Face Unlock Assistive Lighting option. Notably, the Shenzhen-based company already released Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 for the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and the OnePlus 5, and announced a… Read More »

Android May Let Carriers Hide Signal Strength: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Android P likely to get signal strength restriction feature Code based on AOSP already features some early signs The initial change won’t bound access for third-party apps Android P may be set to give telecom carriers the ability to hide the signal strength in Settings. Signs of the new development have already surfaced through a piece of code… Read More »

Pixel 2 XL Affected by Slow Fingerprint Unlocking After Android 8.1 Oreo Update, Some Users Complain

HIGHLIGHTS Fingerprint unlock reportedly becomes laggy after Android 8.1 Users reported the issue on Google Product Forums and Reddit A top Google Product Forums contributor suggested a fix in the pipeline Some Pixel 2 XL users have reported that they are facing slower fingerprint unlocking on their Pixel 2 XL devices after installing the Android 8.1 Oreo update. The issue has been… Read More »

Best Android boxes in 2018: for TV and everything else

Whether you want to use them to smarten up your dumb TV set or to empower your workforce on a budget, Android boxes have earned their place – with merit – in the wider personal computer ecosystem. Falling prices along with rising competition and a massive improvement in technology means that you can now have Android boxes capable… Read More »

Target launches a mobile wallet in its Android and iOS apps

Target released its own mobile payments system today, called Wallet, which will live inside its app on iOS and Android. Reports of Target working on an in-house mobile wallet surfaced as early as 2015. Target confirmed the reports this past January to The Verge’s sister siteRecode. The feature works like this: you open Wallet inside a Target store, scan any coupon barcodes, and then scan… Read More »

Gift Guide: Best Android phones you can buy [December 2017]

Looking for a new smartphone? There are dozens upon dozens of great options on the market today, but finding the best of the best can be a bit difficult. We’ve seen some great launches through the year and more should be coming soon too, so let’s take a look at the best Android smartphones you can buy as… Read More »

Android Phones Track Location Even With GPS Turned Off, Google Says It’s to Improve Message Delivery

HIGHLIGHTS Google was collecting user location data It was done through collecting addresses of nearby cellular towers Google to stop collecting user location through cellular towers Google has been collecting user location data on Android smartphones even when location services were turned off, as per a new report. Quartz claims the location tracking still occurred on Android smartphones… Read More »