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Folding@home ARM support lets Android devices crunch COVID-19 research data

Folding@home and Rosetta@home can now run on billions of Android smartphones, Raspberry Pi devices and ARM-based servers. The distributed computing projects, which give citizen scientists a way to contribute their devices’ computing power to the deve…
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Android 11 is known as Red Velvet Cake within Google, but you probably won’t hear it called this

Android 11 is known as Red Velvet Cake within Google, but you probably won’t hear it called by this engineering code name – at least, away from tech websites! The All About Android podcast interviewed Google’s Android VP of Engineering, Dave Burke, and during the conversation, he alluded to the up-and-coming Android’s engineering codename – […]

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[Opinion] Despite recent progress, Android OEMs still lag behind Apple’s commitment to software updates

There are two major smartphone platforms in 2020: Apple iOS and Android OS, and they borrow features from one another in a never-ending arms race. As an Android user, I roll my eyes when Apple invents a feature Android users have enjoyed for years, and most of the tech world goes crazy for it. I […]

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Nokia 1 Users Can Expect Android 10 to Arrive Soon

If you’re a Nokia 1 user, we have some great news for you: Android 10 is coming your way sometime soon.  If you haven’t received the update yet, not to worry. Android 10 is rolling out to the Nokia 1 in waves, and they’re just getting started. Wave one, which includes many countries in South […]

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Android 11 for Android TV preview hints at Sabrina, a friendly new Google dongle

Google very recently released an unexpected developer preview of Android 11 for Android TV, only available for the ADT-3 developer Android TV device. The 9to5Google team have been busy pouring over the preview software system to find the changes and look for clues about the leaked Sabrina Android TV device. If you didn’t catch Jared’s […]

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Google rolls out Android 11 Beta 1.5 to fix issues caused by Beta 1

As with anything in life, the first attempt doesn’t always succeed which means you need to try, try, and try again. After kicking off the Android 11 Beta Program last week with the Beta 1 build available for Pixel handsets to download, Google has produced an intermediate build called Beta 1.5 to fix some of […]

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Android 10 is finally rolling out to the Moto G7 Play*

Having been marooned on Android 9 Pie since the handset launched in early 2019, it looks like the day has finally come* where Moto G7 Play owners will see their phones get the Android 10 update. The use of an asterisk should warn you of the caveat to come, namely that Motorola is currently only […]

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NVIDIA GeForce Now expands its support to more Android TV models

NVIDIA GeForce Now is NVIDIA’s pretty fully-featured game streaming competitor to Google Stadia. It’s been in beta for a very long time, and launched to a ton of positive media reception. But that launch high didn’t last long, as tons of games and publishers pulled from the service and have taken the wind out of […]

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Here’s Google’s upcoming Android TV dongle with an overhauled interface

We’ve been hearing some rumors about an overhauled Android TV experience coming from Google, including an Android TV dongle that’s kind of a Chromecast, but kind of not. Now we’re getting our first look at the device, codenamed Sabrina. There’s a lot to unpack here, but cord-cutters should be excited. New Android TV The device […]

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The Benefits of Android in Mobile Business Apps

In the modern business world, an online presence is absolutely essential. If you’re not visible online, you may as well not exist at all. Not long ago, enterprises of all kinds invested a great deal of time and effort into developing their websites and making sure they were reaching as many people as possible via […]

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Be careful: this wallpaper can cause your Android phones to lock up

It’s pretty rare for anyone’s phone to become completely bricked outside of hardware failures. Tinkering around with ROMs and third-party hacks can certainly do the trick, but besides those things it’s just not something that you’d have to worry about. But apparently something’s happened with a particular wallpaper floating around the internet that can cause […]

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The Android 11 beta launch event has been postponed

The launch of the Android 11 beta had already been delayed after Google I/O was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now it’s getting pushed back again. A virtual launch event for the start of the beta release was scheduled for Wednesday, bu…
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Nokia announces a slate of Android 10 phones for Cricket Wireless

Nokia is rounding out its portfolio of affordable US devices with three new phones slated for Cricket Wireless over the next couple months. Best of all, these are running Android 10 out of the box. We’ll talk about the Nokia C5 Endi, Nokia C2 Tava, and Nokia C2 Tennen. The C5 is the highest-end of […]

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Android Studio 4.0 available now on stable channel

Android Studio 4.0, the tool behind the design and coding of Android apps, is now here and available on the stable channel. The latest update is out now and the Android Developers Blog have announced that Android Sudio 4.0 brings a new Motion Editor, a Build Analyser and more options with Java 8 language APIs. […]

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Citra officially becomes the first 3DS emulator for Android

Android is no stranger to emulators, and there are more of them on the Play Store than you can shake a stick at. It’s a great platform for it, too, considering how powerful some phones are these days and how flexible Android is with other peripherals. So of course it’s a no-brainer that we’re finally […]

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Latest update brings HDR support to CBS All Access on Android TV

Having previously limited HDR support to limited titles and platforms such as Apple TV, the feature has finally been added to the CBC All Access app on Android TV (soon to be Google TV, again). The update also brings some bug fixes and badging for premium video features. The addition of HDR support means that […]

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The Motorola RAZR finally gets its Android 10 update; here’s what’s new

The Motorola RAZR had quite a bumpy launch. Between broken screens and middling reviews, it just didn’t manage to hang on to the spotlight before the newest Galaxy Z Flip hit and made its own set of waves. It also didn’t help that the phone shipped with Android 9.0 Pie. Motorola RAZR Android 10 update […]

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Microsoft launches Bing Wallpapers on Android for you daily dose of home screen customization

Microsoft really likes Android as a platform, and they’ve been consistently releasing new apps and features for phones over the last few years. This ranges from Microsoft Office apps to full home screen launchers, math solvers, and more. The latest addition to their mobile portfolio is a Bing Wallpapers app, which gives everyone access to […]

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Google is working on 4K/HDR streaming to Android TV for Stadia

So what’s next for Stadia after rolling out 4K streaming on the web, and 5.1 surround sound for players using a browser? According to code 9to5Google dug up in the app, Google is preparing to add the option for 4K and HDR-quality streaming on Android…
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Android 11 DP3 will let you dismiss persistent notifications (finally)

If you’re like me, persistent notifications are probably one of the few faults you have with Android’s notification shade. I understand Google’s reasoning behind them (you want to be aware of an app constantly running in the background) but come on, I want a clean notification shade. Android 11 looks like it’s going to fix […]

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Spotify revamps its Android TV app, looks better than ever

Android TV doesn’t always get priority on updates and new app features, but it’s still always nice to see. Spotify has dropped a pretty big overhaul of their Android TV application on the Play Store, delivering a much more polished UX while you jam out on your TV. Spotify on Android TV The new app […]

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The iPhone SE isn’t the threat to Android everyone thinks it is

Apple recently announced their refreshed iPhone SE. It’s basically a modernized iPhone 8; you’re getting the same design and screen size, but with the improved A13 Bionic CPU that you currently get in the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro series. It’s also $ 399. That’s an incredibly deal for the best mobile processor on the market […]

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Google launches braille software keyboard for visually impaired Android users

Google has created a new type of braille keyboard in Android with software only, potentially greatly improving the typing experience for millions of visually impaired Android users. Unfortunately, for the last ten years the default typing experience for blind or otherwise visually impaired Android users has typically involved the use of external braille keyboards which […]

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Add Digital Wellbeing to Android TV with this simple app

Digital Wellbeing controls on smartphones is a good thing. It helps you control how much time you’re spending looking down at your favorite screen and can keep you aware of just how much time you’re wasting on social media or playing games. But Android TV feels like it should have this feature, too. After all, […]

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Galaxy Tab S6 updated to Android 10, One UI 2.1

Samsung has rolled up the Android 10 update to its Galaxy Tab S6, bringing one of the nicest Android tablets on the market up to the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. This update also upgrades the Galaxy Tab S6 to One UI 2.1 and everything that entails. Galaxy Tab S6 updated to Android 10 […]

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Android 11 Developer Preview 2.1 arrives with minor bug fixes

The Android 11 DP2 went live last month, fixing a few things and adding some others. It’s a slow buildup to Android 11’s official release, which should be later this year. Now Google has pushed out Android 11 DP 2.1, which is an incremental update to fix some of the things wrong with the original […]

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Camera Go is a better camera app for Android Go smartphones

Google has announced a new camera app specifically for Android Go smartphones. This continues Google’s trend of pushing more lightweight, simpler versions of their apps to lower-cost devices, making Android even better on smaller budgets. Camera Go With Android Go officially crossing the 100 million device threshold, it’s a big part of Google’s mobile ecosystem. […]

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These Nokia phones are getting an Android 10 update soon, despite coronavirus delays

Nokia has tried to be as transparent as possible about software updates in their lineup of phones, and for the most part, they’ve succeeded. We’ve been well aware of what Nokia devices are getting which updates, and HMD Global has rolled things out on time almost every time. The latest refresh update from both companies […]

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite gets Android 10, but you might want to hold off for now

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is one of the Android One devices that Xiaomi seems the most proud of. It packs in a dual-camera module and two-day battery life at a low cost, and it’s running Google’s trimmed down version of Android One for better performance. Well, it finally got its update to Android 10, […]

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Moment abandons Android app development because there are ‘too many flavors’ to support

In the past, Android fans became used to developers refusing to develop apps or games for the world’s most popular mobile operating system because of Android fragmentation. In recent years, thanks in no small part to Google’s Project Treble project, we haven’t had to deal with this excuse much at all. Enter Moment with its […]

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Could you live with this budget Android for four years?

Five years ago, Sharad Mittal had a dilemma. He and his wife had just watched Noah, a movie starring Russell Crowe with a heavy environmental message underneath its retelling of the classic Biblical tale. The movie moved him deeply, giving him a new…
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Pixel 5 could feature an exclusive double-tap gesture with Android 11

The Android 11 developer preview has officially kicked off, and we’ve seen a few cool new features for our phones already. But some of the exciting part about these early releases is seeing what might be hinted at in future builds, or even phones. The latest rumor suggested by the Android 11 developer preview build […]

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Android 11 features: here’s what new in Google’s latest OS

Interested in setting up the early Android 11 developer preview, but want to see if it’s worth going through the hassle first? We’ve got you covered. We’ll go over some of the new Android 11 features and what Google’s added to our favorite operating system so far, at least until Google I/O kicks off. New […]

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Start your engines! Download the Android 11 Developer Preview for your Google Pixel now!

We are only midway through February but Google has already flipped the switch to release the very first Developer Preview of Android 11 for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and the Pixel 4. Factory image and OTA downloads for the four Pixel ranges are already available and we’ve got the links ready for […]

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Would you be interested in a Windows 10 phone that could run Android apps?

Windows Phone is long gone, and even Microsoft’s attempts to get back into the smartphone game just run Android. But if you still like the idea of Windows as a mobile operating system, well, you’re not alone. Emperion is a smaller company that’s apparently worked with Microsoft to put Windows 10’s ARM version on a […]

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Pokémon Home is now available on Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android

After a short wait, Pokémon Home is now available to download on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo-made app allows you to transfer your Pokémon to the franchise's latest entry, Pokémon Sword and Shield, from past Swi…
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Motorola unveils the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus for 2020, offering Android 10 on the cheap

Motorola has taken the wraps off of their two new rumored Moto G phones, and they’re shaking things up a little bit compared to previous entries in the family. We’re getting both the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power, marking the first Moto phone with a built-in stylus and a shift away from numbered […]

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[Deal] These Hisense TV’s come with Roku or Android TV smarts and savings of up to $250

There’s nothing worse than watching the big game on a TV that’s on its last legs; poor sound, wonky controls, and an inconsistent picture can ruin the experience entirely. These deals on Hisense televisions with Roku or Android TV smarts, ranging in size from 32-inch to 75-inches, with big savings of up to $ 250 could […]

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Android 10 roadmap shows that LG is still surprisingly bad at OS updates

As other brands scramble to roll out Android 10 updates to their phones, LG has finally joined the party and released a roadmap showing when users can expect to see their handsets receive the OS upgrade. To cut a long story short, it’s not all good news, there are going to be some unhappy LG […]

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Google Play Books on Android gets a slight design tweak

Google’s latest Play Books for Android update isn’t anything major, but there are some small design tweaks that make the app a little more polished overall. The “major” part of this update is that Google nixed the hamburger menu in the left-hand corner. Instead, it’s not a magnifying glass built right into the search bar, […]

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LG’s Android 10 update features a powerful new desktop mode

When we talk about LG and OS updates, it’s usually to lambast the company for its inability to provide OS upgrades in a timeous manner. But not today this time, because the Korean handset maker has snuck something of an easter egg in its Android 10 update for the G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ, in […]

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These are the winners of Google’s Android search auction in the EU; Bing didn’t fare very well

After taking a hefty fine from the EU, Google was also forced to open up Android’s search engine and include other options for users to pick from. They went about it in a very weird way by offering up a paid auction, but regardless, those results are in. Here’s what users in other countries will […]

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Google’s EU Android search choice is good for DuckDuckGo, bad for Bing

Last year — following an antitrust ruling by the European Union — Google announced it would start offering a choice of search providers to Android users. The "choice screen" set to appear on Android devices shipped in Europe from March 1st is desig…
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You’ll want to use a VPN on your Android phone in 2020

If you’re not using a VPN, you’ll probably want to change that up soon. Whether you need one for privacy, getting around blocked content, or you’re just trying to keep your traffic secure, it’s one of the best tools you can have on your Android phone. Privacy and security Using a VPN for privacy is […]

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Android 11 might allow you to record bigger videos than ever

2019 was a great year for Android photography. We saw faster cameras that took better low-light pictures, and tons of competitive options even make their way into more affordable devices. Android photography is in a great place, but video recording is something that still leaves a bit to be desired. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 takes a […]

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The top-selling Android phone in Q3 of 2019 might surprise you

Counterpoint Research has released a new data set of the best selling smartphones in the third quarter of 2019. The results probably aren’t what you’d expect, either, unless you’re even more bullish about cheap phones than the rest of us. This confirms that Apple still makes a pretty strong showing, especially now that they have […]

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Samsung tops Android industry profits but is dwarfed by Apple’s overall

New data shows Samsung continues to lead the Android profitshare as well as the Android marketshare, with many distant contenders, but Apple continues to dominate the overall mobile profitshare. Counterpoint Research have released their latest quarterly data on the smartphone industry and they reveal that in the face of an overall downtrend in mobile profits […]

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Latest Android 10 beta (with January 2020 security patch) is rolling out to Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung managed to pip Google to rolling out the December security patch a few weeks ago and now it’s included the January 2020 patch in the third Android 10/One UI 2.0 beta that is rolling out to the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Besides next month’s security patch, the update also includes a number of bugfixes. […]

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Android 10 is now rolling out to the Nokia 7.1

When it comes to software updates some brands such as OnePlus, Samsung, and even Huawei are diligently pushing out Android 10 betas and stable OTAs, and then we have the flip side of the coin that borders on the ridiculous such as Android Pie having only recently begun rolling out to the HTC U11 on […]

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Google pauses Chrome update for Android after reports of app data loss

Chrome updates are normally good things, but some Android users have good reason to complain about the latest release. Google has paused the rollout for Chrome 79 on Android after reports of the update 'wiping' data from third-party apps that use th…
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