Tag Archives: Google

Google One plans get thorough automatic backups for Android phones

If you’re a Google One subscriber, there’s a new perk to your cloud storage service. Starting today, all Google One memberships include automatic phone backups as long as you own an Android device. The feature builds on the operating system’s existing backup functionality, which ensures your texts, contacts and apps are automatically saved to the cloud, to include photos, videos… Read More »

Google can’t fix the Android update problem

The Android Lollipop statue. Lollipop was the fifth major version of Android. It was released in 2014 and still powers nearly 15 percent of Android phones worldwide. Android 10 is official and as of this writing it’s only available on a very small number of phones: Pixels and a few others. I’ll have a review up later today, but here’s a… Read More »

Google officially releases Android 10

Close to six months after the first beta release, Google is finally rolling out the final release of Android 10 operating system. Formerly known as Android Q, it was just recently named as Android 10. To start with, Google has released the software update for select Pixel smartphones. Other than Pixel hardware, Xiaomi’s Redmi K20 Pro has started… Read More »

Google introduces Android 10 with dark mode and better privacy controls

Android 10 is here! Google has officially introduced its next generation mobile operating system – Android 10. The company will begin rolling out Android 10 update on to Pixel smartphones, which includes Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, starting today and it will be available… Read More »

Google Android Warning As Devious Spyware Hits The Play Store

Google Android users are being warned to be vigilant after a spyware app made it onto the official Play store, twice. JAAP ARRIENS/NURPHOTO Google Android users are being warned to be vigilant after security researchers at ESET discovered a rogue spyware app has hit the official Play store, twice. It comes after researchers at Trend Micro warned last weekend that adware-ridden… 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 »

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 »

Google Play To Integrate Google Pay In Android Apps To Boost Usage

In a bid to strengthen its presence in the growing Indian digital payments industry, US-based search company Google is now exploring ways to boost usage Google Pay in India. According to unnamed sources, cited by Techcrunch, Google is planning to integrate the payment service deeply in Android applications. The company has built an in-app engagement rewards platform which will allow businesses… Read More »

Google brands scrolling screenshot feature for Android ‘infeasible’

For anyone hoping that Google would bake a scrolling screenshot feature into stock Android there’s bad news: it’s not going to. Replying in June of last year to a request from users for the feature to be natively supported in Android, Google said it had “passed this to the development team”, and would provide updates, then around three months later… Read More »