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Android Pie beta registrations now open for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+  9to5Google · 6 hours
Just yesterday the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 started receiving the Android Pie beta. Now we are seeing that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are... more
WhatsApp for Android 2.19.9 Update Brings Group Call Shortcut, Fixes GIF Bug  Gadgets 360 · 7 hours
WhatsApp for Android has introduced a new call button which makes it easier to start a group voice or video call, and has also... more
Twitter for Android Gets Reverse-Chronological Timeline Option  Gadgets 360 · 10 hours
Twitter has rolled out the reverse-chronological timeline for Android smartphone users that would enable them to switch to the timeline view of their choice. more
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC Benchmark Results Show Major Performance Upgrade  Gadgets 360 · 10 hours
The first Snapdragon 855 benchmark scores indicate that the upcoming Android flagships powered by it will be significantly faster and more powerful. more
Researcher shows how popular app ES File Explorer exposes Android device data  TechCrunch · 11 hours
Why is one of the most popular Android apps running a hidden web server in the background? ES File Explorer claims it has over... more
WhatsApp for Android 2.19.9 Update Brings Group Call Shorcut, Fixes GIF Bug  Gadgets 360 · 14 hours
WhatsApp for Android has introduced a new call button which makes it easier to start a group voice or video call, and has also... more
Google details upcoming 64-bit requirement for Android apps on the Play Store  9to5Google · 21 hours
In late 2017, Google began alerting Android app developers about a 64-bit support requirement for the Play Store. The policy comes into effect this... more
Twitter’s de-algorithmizing ‘sparkle button’ rolls out on Android  TechCrunch · 22 hours
After launching on iOS, Twitter is giving Android users the ability to easily switch between seeing the reverse-chronological “latest tweets” and the algorithmic “top tweets” feeds on their home page. The company announced... more
Twitter brings the reverse-chronological feed to Android  THE VERGE · 22 hours
Twitter brought its traditional reverse-chronological timeline back to iOS last month, and now the optional feature is available to Android users in... more
Snapdragon 855 benchmarks tease a promising platform for this year’s Android flagships  9to5Google · 1 day
Last year, Qualcomm announced the chipset that we’re going to see in most of the flagship Android phones in 2019 – the Snapdragon 855. This morning,... more
Pandora launches a personalized voice assistant on iOS and Android  TechCrunch · 1 day
Pandora today announced the launch of its own, in-app voice assistant which you can call up at any time by saying “Hey Pandora,” followed by a request to... more
You can now control Pandora with voice commands  THE VERGE · 1 day
US-based internet radio company Pandora has announced that it is introducing Voice Mode for mobile, a smart assistant feature similar... more
Honor 10 Lite Review  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Honor 10 Lite which features a dewdrop notch and runs Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box but is it the new best phone under Rs. 15,000? Read our review. more
[Update: January 2019] The best affordable Android phones you can buy today  9to5Google · 2 days
You don’t need a flagship to get a good Android experience, not anymore. With initiatives like Android One and Android Go, Google has made... more
RCS Chat is launching on Google Fi  THE VERGE · 2 days
Today, Google is announcing that it’s rolling out RCS Chat on the Google Fi network. Google is also announcing that it’s improving... more
Columnist Jason Ward finally ditched Windows phone for Android  Windows Central · 2 days
After more than 12 years as a Windows phone user, I've finally ditched Microsoft's mobile platform and embraced Android. Here are my gut reactions. I've been using Windows phones exclusively... more
[Update: January 2019] The best smartwatches for Android you can buy today  9to5Google · 2 days
Finding the right smartwatch can be very difficult on Android, especially with so many options out there. If you’ve been trying to find the... more
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) May Get Android 9.0 Pie Update, Geekbench Listing Tips  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Galaxy A7 (2017) was recently spotted on Geekbench running Android 9 Pie, which suggests that an OS update is in the... more
How to Share Files Between Android and Windows Using Free Apps  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
How to share one file or transfer multiple files between Android mobile and Windows laptop PC using free apps. more
Do AirPods Work Well on Android Devices?  MacRumors · 5 days
Though designed for the iPhone, Apple's AirPods are also compatible with Android smartphones and tablets, so you can take advantage of Apple's... more
Honor 10, Honor Play, Honor View 10, Receiving Android Pie-Based EMUI 9.0 Update in India  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
The update brings features like full-screen gestures, GPU Turbo 2.0, Translation, AI Shopping, HiVision visual search, Password Vault,... more
Shareholder lawsuits over sexual harassment are putting Google executives on the defensive  THE VERGE · 5 days
In October, the New York Times published a story that several other outlets had been chasing, in some cases for years: the story of... more
VLC Reaches 3-Billion Downloads Milestone, Android App to Get AirPlay Support Soon  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
VLC media player has achieved the 3 billion downloads milestone, while the VLC app for Android is expected to be updated with AirPlay support... more
The biggest Amazon Alexa products from CES 2019  THE VERGE · 6 days
Voice assistants are being integrated into every part of our daily lives, from smart speakers to home security and bizarrely,... more
Samsung blog post may have accidentally confirmed the Samsung Galaxy S10 design  9to5Google · 6 days
In a recent post on the Samsung Newsroom, the company waxes lyrical about the company’s OneUI Android Pie overhaul. It seems they were so... more
The hole-punch display is going to be okay  THE VERGE · 6 days
In 2018, bad notches happened to good Android phones. But the design trend for 2019 is going to be much... more
Use your smartphone as a great webcam for your streams  Windows Central · 6 days
If you're into streaming you don't have to fork out for a webcam if you've got an Android smartphone in your pocket. Even mid-range phones will have a... more
Google’s first-party Podcasts app is getting Android Auto support  THE VERGE · 6 days
The latest version of Google’s first-party Podcasts app has added support for Android Auto, reports AndroidPolice. Popular paid... more
WhatsApp to Soon Get Fingerprint Authentication on Android: Report  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
WhatsApp will be completely protected from prying eyes, the report notes, once the fingerprint authentication is activated. more
Alphabet Scoop 037: Live from CES 2019 — the Google Assistant convention! [Livestream]  9to5Google · 7 days
This week we talk about the Google Assistant convention — otherwise known as CES. Lots of news surrounding Google Assistant-powered [everything!], Android, Wear OS,... more
Report: Google working on Android TV minimum hardware requirements, attracting 3rd-party apps  9to5Google · 7 days
CES is a big show for televisions as particularly crystalized this year by Apple’s move to bring iTunes and AirPlay 2 to third-party sets.... more
9to5Google’s Best of CES 2019 Awards  9to5Google · 7 days
While CES is becoming less and less of a show for Android, Google’s presence at the show has been growing more and more thanks... more
Don’t expect a new Nvidia Shield Tablet anytime soon  TechCrunch · 7 days
The Shield TV, Nvidia’s Android TV streaming box, is still getting regular updates, but the Shield Tablet, which launched in 2014 was last refreshed in 2015 and officially discontinued last... more
Instagram now lets you post to multiple accounts at the same time  THE VERGE · 7 days
Instagram is adding the ability to let you publish a post to multiple accounts at the same time, a company spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch.... more
OnePlus launches 2018 OxygenOS customer Satisfaction Survey  9to5Google · 1 week
OxygenOS is arguably one of the best third-party skins on any Android phone on the market. It fuses the speed, fluidity and... more
Google Reportedly Bringing Dark Mode Soon to Chrome for Android  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Google seems to be working to bring a dark mode to its Chrome web browser on Android. The feature is still in early stages of development. more
Facebook is the new crapware  TechCrunch · 1 week
Welcome to 2019 where we learn Facebook is the new crapware. Sorry #DeleteFacebook, you never stood a chance. Yesterday Bloomberg reported that the scandal-beset social media behemoth has inked an unknown number of agreements with Android smartphone makers, mobile... more
Xiaomi Black Shark 'Skywalker' Spotted on Geekbench, Snapdragon 855 SoC and 8GB RAM Tipped  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The Xiaomi Black Shark Skywalker Geekbench listing suggests that the smartphone will run on Android Pie, be powered by the... more
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Pandora launches its own in-app voice assistant on Android and iOS w/ ‘Hey Pandora’ command
[Update: January 2019] The best Android TV set-top boxes you can buy today
[Update: January 2019] The best affordable Android phones you can buy today
[Update: January 2019] The best Android phones you can buy today
Do AirPods Work Well on Android Devices?
Alphabet Scoop 037: Live from CES 2019 — the Google Assistant convention! [Livestream]
5 iOS features we want to see in Android Q [Video]
DJI announces a $650 Mavic 2 controller with a built-in screen
Re-review: The Nvidia Shield TV is still the best total Android TV package in 2019 [Video]
PUBG Mobile Update to Bring Zombies Mode, Rickshaw, and More in January: Report
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Comment: This may be crunch time for AAPL on iPhone pricing – and revive hope of an iPhone SE 2
10 Android applications to kick-start your 2019 [Video]
How to watch New Year’s Eve celebrations on Chromecast, Android TV, Chrome OS, Android
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets a fourth Android Pie beta update w/ touchscreen issue fixes
[Update: Not present in final build] Adoptable storage may be heading to Samsung devices w/ the Android Pie update
Android Pie rolling out now to OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T w/ OxygenOS 9.0
Official Android Pie update now rolling out to Galaxy S9 family in some regions
How to follow Santa on Christmas Eve with Google Santa Tracker, Google Home, & Android
Fortnite for Android adds Snapdragon 670, 710 support w/ new ’14 days of Fortnite’ LTM