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  1. Android adware tricks ad networks into thinking it's an iPhone to make more money  ZDNet
  2. Google’s File Manager For Android Gets External Storage Support  Fossbytes
  3. Google ends support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich  BGR India
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What version of Android smartphone owners are using  MyBroadband

Unlike iOS handsets, Android smartphones are produced by a variety of manufacturers – meaning OS updates are not uniform.

Android and Google Phone - Holiday 2018 Gift Guide  Shacknews

Android is widespread across tech so we've put this holiday 2018 gift guide together so you don't get completely buried by the many Google phone options.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Starts Receiving Android 9.0 Pie Update, Users Report  Gadgets 360

Xiaomi Mi A1 has now started receiving Android 9.0 Pie. The new update comes a long time after the Mi A1 received Android 8.1 Oreo. The handset was notably ...

Why Did Yandex Launch a "Google Free" Android Phone?  The Motley Fool

Will the Yandex Phone fare any better than Google's Pixel phones?

Google improving long-term Android security by working with academic researchers  9to5Google

To protect Android, Google has many efforts from monthly security patches to Play Store protections. Google is working on future Android security by...

Best Google and Android stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank  9to5Google

Buying gifts for a 'techy' has always been hard due to pricey gadgets. In our gift guide, we've compiled the best Google & Android stocking stuffers...

Top 5 Android Phones Under Rs 20,000 to Play PUBG: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, Poco F1 And More  News18

Here is the list of recommended phones to play PUBG and other similar games to their fullest, factors to deciding the same are the processor, RAM, as well as, ...

[UPDATE] HMD reportedly delaying Nokia 8 Android Pie update on purpose - news

Update: Nokia has reached out with a statement in response to this post: There is no purposeful delay. As soon as the upgrade to Android Pie is ready...

Chrome 71 brings web apps to the Android share menu  Android Police

Slowly but surely, Chrome is trying to converge native and web apps. Chrome 71 came out a few days ago on Android, but one new feature flew under the... by ...

Facebook knew collection of Android call data was ‘high-risk’ PR-wise, emails show  The Mercury News

Earlier this year, Facebook was reported to be collecting call data from Android users without their permission. Now, internal documents released by British ...

Realme Phones to Get Android Pie Update in Q1 2019, Some Realme 2 Pro Users Report Battery Drain Issue  Gadgets 360

Realme's support handle has confirmed that Android Pie is coming to all phones in 2019.

Google's Android file manager now supports USB drives  Samaa Digital

Files by Google is helpful if you want an official means of managing the files on your Android phone, but there's been an obvious limitation: you couldn't move ...

Facebook knew Android call-scraping would be ‘high-risk’  The Verge

Internal documents show Facebook weighing the privacy risks of collecting SMS and call records and going ahead anyway, resulting in a huge privacy problem ...

Google bridges Android and iOS development with Flutter 1.0  Ars Technica

Today Google is launching Flutter 1.0, the first stable release of its open source, cross-platform UI toolkit and SDK. Flutter lets developers share a single code ...

Android update - FIVE huge features that will improve your smartphone in 2019  Express

Qualcomm gave fans a glimpse of what will be powering their next smartphone last week with the US company launching its next-generation Snapdragon 855 ...

The Latest Android 9 Security Update Includes Helpful Feature Patches for Pixel Phones  Lifehacker

On Tuesday, Google posted patch notes for the imminent Android security update for December, which will roll out to all Android devices starting today.

Google is one step closer to replacing Android with something even more exciting  BGR

It's no secret that Google is working on a third operating system that might someday replace both Android and Chrome. Called Fuchsia, the new OS would solve ...

Xiaomi Mi A1 receives stable Android 9 Pie update, gets Dual 4G VoLTE  The Mobile Indian

It's now time for the Xiaomi Mi A1 to get a taste of Android 9 Pie.

The Best Android Keyboards  IGN

By Whitson Gordon Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Typing on phones is no fun. Screens are ...

With iOS 12’s adoption rate now at 72%, Android should be embarrassed  BGR

As far as tech debates go, iOS vs Android remains one of the most impassioned topics in tech these days. While many users prefer the intuitiveness of iOS, many ...

Android update: Google is working to improve this important feature for users  Express

ANDROID looks set to become an even more secure operating system in the near future after Google has announced it is working with researchers on a new ...

Apple Music is adding support for Android tablets  The Verge

Three years after it first came to Android phones, Apple Music is nearing support for Android tablets. Version 2.7 of the app, which is currently only available for ...

Android WARNING: Bad news for smartphone fans using Google mobile OS  Express

ANDROID smartphone fans have been put on alert after security experts dealt users of the hugely popular Google mobile OS bad news.

Galaxy Watch review: One of the best options to complement an Android phone  Economic Times

It looks, feels and sounds like an analogue watch, but with smart-features.

One UI (Android Pie) feature focus: Reset volume and screen brightness  SamMobile

A new option called 'Optimize settings' in Android Pie for Galaxy smartphones can automatically reset screen brightness, timeout duration, and media volume.

The Mi A1 receives the Android Pie beta

The Xiaomi Mi A2 received the Android Pie beta last month and got the stable update just about a week later. The last-gen Mi A1 has now received its Pie beta, ...

This week in Android: Qualcomm’s high and Huawei’s low  Android Authority

Qualcomm invited techies to its annual flagship SoC announcement in Hawaii. There we learned about the Snapdragon 855, which brings a ton of ...

How to Get Google's Digital Wellbeing Feature on Any Android Device  WonderHowTo

Living in this age of smartphones and always being connected can sometimes have us getting carried away with our devices. Whether it's an addiction to our ...

This Android 16 Cosplay May Kill Son Goku  GeekTyrant

There are a lot of talented cosplayers that are able to truly capture the essence of their character. This is one of them. I've seen a lot of Dragon Ball cosplay in my ...

Android Confidential: Is Google's Night Sight for the Pixel phones really that big of a deal?  PCWorld

Michael Simon and Adam Patrick Murray face off over Google's Night Sight low-light camera mode for the Pixel phones.

Russian Search Giant Yandex Releases Its First Android Phone  ExtremeTech

In Russia, the home-grown Yandex search platform beasts Google by a wide margin. The two companies have clashed over Google's ...

Qualcomm says every Android phone maker will beat Apple to 5G  BGR

While Apple may be waiting until 2020 to introduce a smartphone with support for 5G, the same can't be said for Android manufacturers. During an interview with ...

Analyst Sees Android Redesign As Catalyst For Snap To 'Regain Swagger'  Yahoo! Finance News

Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP ) started 2018 with virtually the same valuation as Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ). Fast forward to December and both stocks have gone in ...

Google Duo for Android rolling out faster video messaging  9to5Google

In our APK Insight of Google Duo 44, we revealed that the *service* was planning a faster way to send video messages to contacts. Google today officially ...

Pixel 3 vs. OnePlus 6T: Which Android should you buy?  CNET

If you're in the market for a premium phone right now, know that there's more than just the latest iPhone versus Samsung's Galaxy S9 to consider. This year, two ...

Getting a better phone connection on your android  Komando

How to get a better connection on your android smartphone.

Chrome 71 for Android rolling out w/ settings tweaks, billing warning, more  9to5Google

Following the Mac, Windows, and Linux release, Chrome 71 is now rolling out to Android. On the security front, the browser will block ads on...

Considerations for switching from iPhone to Android  WTOP

Whether it's to challenge a Racing President or to take a few swings in the batting cages where the players warm up, Washington Nationals fans have a lot to do ...

Microsoft Edge on Windows will soon be based on Chromium, just like the Android version  Android Police

23 years after the first version of Internet Explorer was released, Microsoft has given up developing its own web browser — sort of. After a few... by Corbin ...

How to Download YouTube videos onto my Android phone  Komando

YouTube is one of those sites that so many of us use on a daily basis. Whether that is to show your friend the latest fail video or to watch a free movie, it…

Netflix generates all-time high revenue from iOS & Android devices  9to5Mac

Netflix generated an all-time high record income from mobile devices, earning $86.6 million dollars this past November. The figure...

HMD’s budget Nokia 8.1 comes with Android Pie out of the box  The Verge

HMD Global just announced the Nokia 8.1, a successor to the midrange Nokia 7 Plus that was released earlier this year. The new handset, which is set to launch ...

Android: 5 games news you should have read this week  DroidGamers

We run you through the five biggest Android gaming news stories from the week, including Neverwinter Nights, Brawl Stars, and more.

5 ways the Snapdragon 855 will change Android phones in 2019 (other than making them faster)  PCWorld

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 855 chip, and other than the obvious speed boosts, here are the coolest ways it will change the next crop in Android ...

Give the Android user in your life some free stuff with a $50 Google Play code for $40  Android Central

Don't you just love it when a deal is staring you right in the face? Gift card deals are so unassuming. So obvious. The savings are right there in the value you get ...

SwiftKey for Android is getting search built into the keyboard  The Verge

Microsoft-owned SwiftKey is getting web search built into its keyboard on Android. The company is hoping that users will find the feature makes looking up ...

Spotify for Android may let you import music  Engadget

Do you have songs on your phone that are virtually impossible to find on your preferred streaming *service*? You might not have to play them in a separate app fo.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie/One UI beta now available in US, here’s how to sign up  9to5Google

After a false start last week, Samsung has officially made its One UI beta program available to Galaxy Note 9 owners in the United States...

Qualcomm: 5G Android flagship phones will storm the 2019 holidays  CNET

Apple may stand as the only major phone maker to miss out on 5G next year.

5 'hidden gem' Android apps, according to Google  Business Insider

Google has announced its top picks for the best Android apps of the year. Among them: five new apps Google considers "hidden gems."

More proof that Google is serious about replacing Android with something better  BGR

Yes, Android Q is already in the works at Google, but the company is also developing the operating system that's supposed to replace Android at some point this ...

Twitter for Android gets around to adding new video controls, tweet client indicators  Android Police

The official Android Twitter client seems to be taking inspiration from other apps with a batch of new features appearing for some users. Like many... by Taylor ...

Freeview launches Android PVR and IPTV set top box  Computerworld New Zealand

Freeview has launched its first Live TV streaming platform, the DishTV SmartVU X, in collaboration with Pukete-based company DishTV, HiSilicon.

Microsoft To-Do now works with multiple accounts on Android  Android Central

Microsoft To-Do now supports multiple accounts on Android, making it easy to keep your work and personal lists separate.

Sony Xperia XZ3, XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium Receive December Android Security Patch Update  MySmartPrice

Since the new update will address critical security flaws and vulnerabilities, it is recommended that you install it right away. By. Anam Hamid. -. Published On: ...

Xiaomi Mi A1 is getting an Android Pie beta  XDA-Developers

Xiaomi Mi A1 owners have been awaiting the arrival of the Android Pie OTA update. The beta build is now available to download.

Google Fi now officially supports most Android devices and iPhones  TechCrunch

Google is making a major move to expand the availability of its Fi wireless *service*. It's been a few years since Google launched Project Fi with the promise of ...

DEAL: Mobvoi's TicPods Free, the AirPods of Android, are $30 Off...  Droid Life

Mobvoi, who just launched their latest Wear OS watch with a nice discount, has also discounted their TicPods Free, which are sort of like the AirPods of Android.

iOS notifications have been improved, but Android’s are still better  Android Authority

iOS 12 brought several highly-desired notification features such as grouping to Apple's iPhones and iPads. Are these changes enough to crown iOS as the ...

SwiftKey adds a surprisingly handy search bar to its Android keyboard  The Next Web

The Microsoft-owned *service* now has a search bar built into the keyboard, so you can look up anything on the web without leaving your current app.

Best Android platformers 2018 - Mario, Rayman, and more  DroidGamers

We run you through the best platformers on Android, including Mario, Rayman, and more. There's a bunch of excellent choices.

How to Create Automated Daily Routines on Your Android  Lifehacker

I've been using daily routines with my smart speaker ever since Amazon rolled them out for its Echo devices. And I don't trigger chained actions by yelling out ...

Slots for Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta program are still available!  SamMobile

It seems some slots are still open for the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta program despite it having launched nearly four days back. - SamMobile.

Google Pixel Slate review: a strong case for death of Android tablets  The Guardian

Great battery, browser and apps help a productivity powerhouse turn into an entertainment slate.

Navigation-optimized Google Assistant rolling out in Google Maps for Android  9to5Google

Back at I/O 2018, Google announced that Assistant was coming to Google Maps. Specifically, a visually compact and less disruptive version would appear when ...

WhatsApp Dark Mode reportedly coming soon for download Android and iPhone users: Here’s all you need to know  Times Now

WhatsApp dark mode is reportedly under works and is expected to launch soon for both Android and iOS users. The WhatsApp dark mode feature will help users ...

I switched to Android after more than a decade with the iPhone, and I'm not going back. Here's why.  Business Insider

I've used iPhones since the first one came out in 2007. But after 10 years of increasingly expensive iPhones, I switched to the OnePlus 6T, an Android.

Android Circuit: New Samsung Galaxy Leaks, Three New Nokia Handsets, OnePlus Confirms Faster Phone  Forbes

This week's Android Circuit includes no notch in the Galaxy S10, a 5G S10 confirmed for America, the OnePlus 5G heading to the UK, three new Nokia handsets, ...

Police arrest alleged Russian hacker behind huge Android ad scam  Engadget

Police in Bulgaria have arrested an alleged Russian hacker who may be responsible for a huge Android ad scam that netted $10 million. The individual ...

Samsung Galaxy S10 with three cameras leaked online in images  Android Community

More Galaxy S10-related news are coming especially this month as the year comes to an end. The next-gen Galaxy will also be the 10th Anniversary premium.

How to turn off web notifications for Windows, macOS and Android  TechRadar

Your web browser likely now allows websites to send you notifications in a similar way to the apps you use, and sometimes you might decide that you just don't ...

These paid Android games are now free for a limited time, grab them while you can!  Phone Arena

Looking for some neat new games to play on your Android phone? If that's the case, have a look at our selection of titles that are free this week!

WhatsApp for Android, iOS to get Dark mode soon: Report  The Indian Express

Dark mode for WhatsApp will make it easier to use the app in night time and save the phone's battery as well.

Epic Games is launching an Android game store in 2019 with 88% revenue share  XDA-Developers

When Fortnite arrived on Android, there was a lot of speculation as to where it would end up. Early reports indicated that it would forego the Google Play Store ...

Father of Android Andy Rubin's startup buys India's CloudMagic  Livemint

Andy Rubin's Essential Products has acquired CloudMagic less than three months after the startup's founder Rohit Nadhani said its flagship email app Newton ...

Spotify may soon let you import music directly from your Android phone  9to5Google

Soon, the Spotify Android app may let you import songs directly from your phone, to mingle with their library of streaming tracks.

Nokia 8 pops up on Geekbench running Android 9.0 Pie - news

HMD Global promised to upgrade the Nokia 8 to the latest Android version, 9.0 Pie, before the end of 2018 and we now see the first piece of evidence that...

User reports Android 9 Pie beta arrival on their Xiaomi Mi A1  Android Authority

According to a Google+ user, the Android 9 Pie beta for the Xiaomi Mi A1 is rolling out now. If so, the stable rollout could come by the end of 2018.

6 of our favorite tech deals this week: Android TV, true wireless earbuds, and Sonos speakers  Android Police

You're what? Letting all your holiday shopping go to the last minute? Because you're convinced there are big, big deals right around the corner? That is... by ...

Android WARNING: These apps may be tracking your behaviour and draining your battery life  Express

ANDROID users have been warned against eight apps on the Google Play Store that are suspected of tracking user behaviours and draining device battery life.

AnTuTu's list of top 10 most popular Android smartphones for November released  gizmochina

AnTuTu has released the top 10 list of most popular Android smartphones in the month of November for China. The list has been compiled on the basis of ...

Google removes 2 popular Android apps that enabled click fraud  The Next Web

Google finally The search giant removed CM File manager and Kika keyboard apps after an internal investigation for ad fraud code.

Google: Android Pie will hit more devices in 2018 than Oreo did in 2017  Engadget

Google has long been criticised for the long delays between Android upgrades. While iPhone users are merrily chowing down on regular OS updates, Android ...

ColorOs 5.2.1 update brings Android Nougat, Hyper Boost and lots more to the OPPO R9s  gizmochina

The OPPO R9s was released back in October 2016 which means it is over 2 years old already. When it was announced it ran Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of ...

Phones compatible with ARCore: What are your options?  Android Authority

Want to know if your device supports ARCore? Here is a continually-updated list of smartphones and tablets that play nice with ARCore.

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly ordered all Facebook executives to use Android phones  The Verge

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered his management team to only use Android phones, given that the operating system has more users of the social media ...

Google Play-promoted Android apps are using scammy ad practices, report says  The Verge

Eight Android apps with more than 2 billion downloads in the Google Play store have been engaging in fraudulent ad practices, BuzzFeed News reported today.

Best of Android 2018: the smartphone of the year is…  Android Authority

After hundreds of hours of testing in a field of 30 phones, the results are in. There can be only one best smartphone of 2018, and it is...

Showbox APK Download Available for Android  Digital Overload

The Showbox app is a hit. The application allows users to watch movies and shows at all times for free. There are no costs and root access is not needed either.

Chuchel from Machinarium dev Amanita Design makes its way to Android  Android Police

Amanita Design is the developer responsible for the enigmatic Machinarium, as well as the relaxing Botanicula and the surreal adventure series known as... by ...

Android users will soon be able to play Fortnite Mobile at 60 FPS

Epic Games have provided an update on its plans to bring an option to play Fortnite Mobile at 60 frames per second on high-end devices. Advertisement.

Google will use Fast Pair to sync Bluetooth connections across Android phones  Android Authority

Google has updated Fast Pair so that Bluetooth connections made using the spec will be synced across a user's Google account and shared with other Android ...

Fake Google Android driving apps claim half a million victims  ZDNet

Updated: The illegitimate apps include luxury car and motocross simulations.

Cloudflare rolls out its privacy service to iOS, Android  TechCrunch

Months after announcing its privacy-focused DNS *service*, Cloudflare is bringing to mobile users. Granted, nothing ever stopped anyone from using ...

WhatsApp to go 'dark' on both iOS and Android devices  Business Today

Apps running Dark mode are not only easier on the eyes but also save the battery life of your device especially on the phones having OLED displays.

Google rolls out Digital Wellbeing tools for Android  Engadget

Earlier this year during its I/O conference, Google announced new tools to help users manage their screen time. Now, it's rolling out Digital Wellbeing to Googl...

Facer 5.0 brings Facer Premium, new partners, new feed  Android Community

If you're the type of person who likes to change their smartwatch face every once in a while or even every day, watchface apps are a must-have. Facer is one of.

PUBG Mobile leads winners in Android Game of the Year Awards

20 titles celebrated for innovation, competitive multiplayers, and casual accessibility.

Android WARNING: Popular Google Play Store apps FILLED with malware - are you affected?  Express

ANDROID smartphone users are being warned about over a dozen apps found on the Google Play Store that are filled with malware.