Tag Archives: ‘Android

Fake Android apps downloaded millions of times

Android users have downloaded fake apps which slow down their devices and drain their batteries millions of times according to research from Trend Micro. Researchers at the cybersecurity firm found 85 different photography and gaming apps that were filled with adware on the Google Play store. These fraudulent apps have been downloaded more than eight million times to user’s smartphones and… Read More »

ARCore app on Android renamed to ‘Google Play Services for AR’

ARCore is Google’s platform for mobile augmented reality. It was announced in 2017, with Google later deprecating Tango for the current solution that does not require specialized sensors, cameras, or other hardware. Google today renamed the ARCore app on Android to “Google Play Services for AR.” Google updated the Play Store listing (spotted via APK Mirror) today with the new name. The app description… Read More »

Concept: This is how Oxygen OS 10 under Android Q could look

Recently OnePlus hosted a contest for an honorary community Product Manager for the development of Oxygen OS 10 and winner Léandro Tijink submitted the following screenshots as his idea for the next version of OnePlus’ OS. Oxygen OS 10 will be the next version of OnePlus’ OS that will run Android Q in the fall and will likely… Read More »

Android Q gestures are still in flux, even in today’s new beta release

Google has released Beta 5 for Android Q today, and the big change is a confirmation of what we’d already suspected: a tweak to how the back gesture will work. The back gesture will now work differently depending on what app you’re in, and Google has finally landed on what it thinks the gesture should be to invoke the Google… Read More »

This app gives you Android Q’s new Digital Wellbeing features right now

You can now try out a key new feature from Android Q by installing a new app. ActionDash, an app that more or less clones Google’s Digital Wellbeing features, has been updated to include a “focus mode” that works exactly like the focus mode that’s being built into the next version of Android. When you activate Focus Mode, your phone will lock you… Read More »

Google rolls out auto-delete controls for location history on Android and iOS

Google, just ahead of its annual developer conference, the Google I/O 2019, had announced that the company would soon introduce a feature that would allow all its users to set a time frame to auto-delete their location history. And now, nearly two months after announcing the feature, Google is keeping good on its promise and rolling out the… Read More »

Niantic just proved that Android updates have a major discoverability problem

A couple of summers ago, I went to a party hosted by my mom’s best friend. It was one of those languid, casual dos where people show up at various points of the afternoon just to drink some coffee, say hi, and leave. The age ranges varied between toddler and octogenarian, and like any party, kids were running… Read More »

EMUI 10 leak shows off an early look at Huawei’s take on Android Q

Huawei has already confirmed that Android Q will be heading to a handful of its smartphones, but that future is increasingly unclear for the time being. Today, though, an early build of EMUI 10 has leaked based on Android Q, showing what Huawei has in the works. Shared by FunkyHuawei.club, this early build of EMUI 10 has been confirmed to… Read More »

Huawei’s Android replacement OS will start rolling out in June [Updated]

Huawei isn’t wasting any time and will be rolling out its own operating system to replace Android next month. The OS goes by the name HongMeng internally and it is compatible with phones, tablets, smartwatches, computers, TVs, and more. Huawei has had its own OS in the works for years now and it has been ready since January 2018. Alaa… Read More »

Huawei is just the latest in a long line of setbacks for Google’s Android

It has been a tumultuous week for Huawei, to put it mildly. Last Thursday, the U.S. added the Chinese tech titan to a trade blacklist as part of a growing effort to “secure the information and communications technology and services supply chain,” as President Trump’s Executive Order put it. While this naturally prevents any U.S. hardware company from selling components —… Read More »