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  1. Google Play to Automatically Update Pre-loaded Android Apps  Fortune
  2. 18,000 Android Apps Found Violating Ad Tracking Rules  PCMag
  3. 5 obscure Android features you need to start using  PCWorld
  4. Navigating the murky waters of Android banking malware  We Live Security
  5. 5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly  Android Authority
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17 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Playground: Childish Gambino, MyScript Calculator 2, and Pokémon TCG Card Dex (2/2/19 - 2/16/19)  Android Police

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two... by ...

For some people, their phone is the only computer they need  Android Central

I'm writing this blog post from my phone. Well, not completely from my phone as there's a bit of formatting needed that's just too difficult to do without a keyboard ...

Beta version of WhatsApp Business finally makes it to iOS, a year after Android  Economic Times

SAN FRANCISCO: The beta version of "WhatsApp Business" - a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses - has been ...

Pride and Tribalism [#acpodcast]  Android Central

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik are joined this week by Android Police managing editor David Ruddock! They discuss Amazon's acquisition of mesh Wi-Fi ...

Galaxy Note 8 full Android Pie update now rolling out in Eastern Europe  9to5Google

The full Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie update is now rolling out in Eastern Europe to unlocked handsets, with a worldwide rollout almost imminent.

Moto G6 and G6 Play are getting the Android Pie update, starting in Brazil  XDA Developers

The Motorola Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play are finally getting their stable Android Pie updates. The Android 9 update is rolling out first in Brazil.

iPhone vs Android: What your phone choice says about your PERSONALITY  Mirror Online

A new survey has revealed the kinds of people who are more inclined to be an iPhone or Android fan.

Poll: Is Your Phone on Android Pie Yet?  Droid Life

How many phones are running Android Pie? What's the adoption rate? Is Samsung getting better at updates? Is Project Treble working? Let's find out in this poll.

Samsung Won't Give Up on Android Tablets, Announces the Galaxy Tab S5e  ExtremeTech

Android tablets have fallen far behind the iPad in terms of support and app availability — Google hasn't even released a tablet since 2015. That hasn't stopped ...

Android Things is no longer for “Things,” focuses on smart speakers and displays  Ars Technica

Android Things, Google's stripped-down version of Android named for its focus on the "Internet of Things" (IoT), is now no longer focused on IoT. A post on the ...

Google Decides Android Things Will Only Be for Smart Speakers and Displays  ExtremeTech

Google announced the nebulous Android Things platform several years ago to power various smart devices as part of the so-called ...

These are the coolest games coming to Android this year  AndroidPIT

There are some great new games coming to the Play Store this year, from big budget beauties to indie darlings, these are the ones we can't wait to play.

Android banking malware hitting more users than ever  TechRadar

New research from ESET has revealed that fake banking apps are growing in popularity due to how difficult they are to distinguish from their real counterparts.

Google likely bringing Playmoji AR stickers to more Android devices beyond the Pixel  9to5Google

Revamped alongside the Pixel 3 last year, Google's Playmoji AR stickers might be coming to other Android devices this month...

Why Android updates are so late | TECH(talk)  Computerworld

The yearly release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. But most of them have to wait months, or even longer, to get the ...

Twitter Testing Profile Preview Feature on Android, iOS App  News18

This feature, which would work within the threads as well as outside on the main feed, would show information of the replier including their Twitter bio, follower ...

Android 9 Brings Crippling Bug To Chrome OS 72: What You Need To Know  Chrome Unboxed

Chrome OS 72 is officially available for the majority of Chrome devices but despite a lot of coverage stating it, Android 9 (Pie) appears to only be available on ...

Google Chrome for Android is testing a new grid layout for tabs  XDA Developers

The latest Google Chromium build is testing a new Chrome flag that shows tabs in a grid layout in the tab page. The flag will roll out to Canary soon.

Android: 5 new games you have to play this week  DroidGamers

It wasn't easy to pick just five new Android games to recommend this week, as there were a bunch worth checking out. We've rounded up our favourites below.

Google May Face Another Android Antitrust Fine in India  ExtremeTech

Google has been doing battle with European regulators for years, a struggle which last year resulted in a record antitrust fine of €4.34 billion in the EU. Now ...

Google to tone down Android Things production to focus on Internet of Things  Digital Information World

Google recently claimed that it's limiting its research on Android Things to focus on consumer smart speakers and displays. Dave Smith, the developer for the ...

It turns out we needed the notch more than we thought  Android Central

I'm not a big fan of the notch, but I'm not mad at its existence. Here's why you shouldn't be so quick to call it pointless.

Nokia 6 and Indian Nokia 8 to get Android Pie next week - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

The Nokia 8 received its Android Pie update back in December but users in India still haven't got the delicious piece of the desert. The wait is almost...

5 best compass apps for Android!  Android Authority

We've had compass apps for a very long time. However, the technology has improved over the years, even if the apps haven't changed all that much. Here are ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s official One UI update rolls out in Eastern Europe and India  XDA Developers

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has started receiving the stable One UI update which is based on Android Pie in regions of Eastern Europe and India.

iMessage for Android is the messaging solution we need, not the one we want  Android Central

Some Android users claim they want an official iMessage app to fix their messaging woes.

Pushbullet gets major Android app update w/ Material Design, dark mode, more  9to5Google

Pushbullet has been a powerful app on Android for years now, and today it's getting its first major update in quite a while. Pushbullet is adding a new Material ...

Ready for Stardew Valley on Android? It just appeared on Google Play  GamesRadar

Stardew Valley is finally coming to Android, so Apple avoiders no longer have to be left out of the farming fun. We still don't have a release date, but it must be ...

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will feature FullHD displays and run on Android 9.0 Pie - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

Huawei's plans regarding the new P30 and P30 Pro flagships, upcoming 5G devices and MWC 2019 presence are kind of lacking particulars at the moment. As..

Top 7 Unique Collage Maker Apps For Android  Guiding Tech

Are you a looking to create unique photo collages? Check our list of 7 amazing collage maker apps for Android.

Android Q release date, features and rumors  TechRadar

Google's Android Q release date and features are what we're focusing on in 2019, even though the last update, Android 9 Pie, is still slowly rolling out to ...

Valentine’s Day stickers on WhatsApp: How to download on iPhones and Android phones  Gadgets Now

NEW DELHI: The stickers feature of WhatsApp has become quite popular and people do use it to send wishes to their friends and family on special days. Today ...

Smartphone quiz: Fill in the blank  Android Authority

There are 10 statements in this quiz and a part of each one is missing. Your job is to fill in the blank with one of four options.

Rooster Teeth's RWBY Deckbuilding Game is out on Android  Android Police

Rooster Teeth has officially launched a new free-to-play digital card game on the Play Store that's unimaginatively titled RWBY Deckbuilding Game. It's... by ...

Happy Australian Birthday to Google’s Android as today marks 10 years since the HTC Dream release  Ausdroid

Ten years ago today Optus launched Australia's first Android phone, the HTC Dream after its success in the US as the T-Mobile G1. Since then, Android has ...

12 essential apps for any Android phone  Popular Science

You've purchased a new Android phone—now it's time to load it up with the best apps around. These programs help you sync files, track sleep, catch up on ...

Android Q: News, Rumors, Release Date, and More!  Android Central

From the latest news, rumored features, and more, here's everything we know about Android Q!

Lego Hidden Side uses ‘haunted’ toys to advance AR on Android and iOS  VentureBeat

It isn't easy to find compelling consumer uses of augmented reality, but Lego is taking another stab at it with ghostbusting toy sets for kids.

Chrome for Android beta is latest Google app to receive dark mode of sorts  Android Authority

Google has slowly been adding a dark mode to some of its apps and services. The Chrome 73 beta for Android is the latest app to receive the eye-friendly mode, ...

Android Circuit: Galaxy S10 To Launch February 20th, On Sale Early March, Here Are The New Features  Forbes

This week's Android Circuit includes all the latest details of the Galaxy S10 from pricing and specs to pre-order and release dates, Nokia 9 penta-lens details, the ...

How to stop pop-up ads in Android  Digital Trends

If you're fed up with adverts springing to life on top of the *content* that you're trying to read, then you need to check out this guide on how to stop pop-ups in ...

Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 Android Pie update in India to be rolled out soon  Gizbot

HMD Global rolled out the Android Pie update to the Nokia 8 in December 2018. However, the users of the device in India did not get the update. Now, Juho ...

3 best Android phones you should consider buying in early 2019  Windows Central

We all need smartphones but choosing which one to use in 2019 is harder than ever. Here's what I'm using right now, and a few others I recommend — and ...

Latest OnePlus 6 and 6T news will not please its Android rivals one bit  Express

ONEPLUS appears to have had a good year with latest figures suggesting it's now one of the top five smartphone brands.

Android Q will include more ways for carriers to SIM lock your phone  9to5Google

Android Q looks very exciting with dark mode and new permissions, but not all is good, as it will give network carriers new ways to SIM lock your phone.

Android’s Real Security Problem is the Manufacturers  How-To Geek

If you're running a Google Pixel handset, your phone is safe from a security hole that could let a PNG file completely wreck the system. If you're using nearly any ...

Google Maps will now display speed limits for its Android and iOS apps  The Verge

Google has begun rolling out a new feature for Google Maps on iOS and Android devices that displays the posted speed limit on a road, as well as indicators for ...

How to change notification settings on Galaxy Phones in One UI (Android Pie)  Android Central

Notifications are important, and with Android Pie and the OneUI update Samsung has given to its latest phones, you have a host of ways to customize them.

Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones  CNBC

Microsoft says anyone using its smartphone platform, Windows 10 Mobile, should switch to Android or iPhone.

Google bans slew of malicious Android photo and beauty apps  Mashable

More than two dozen fake Android "beauty camera" apps were banned from the Google Play store for stealing users' photos and advertising scams.

Google Chrome for Android could receive this monumental redesign before iPhone  Express

GOOGLE Chrome for Android may receive a monumental redesign before iPhone users do and this is what fans of the popular browser need to know.

Do you like Samsung's custom gestures for Android Pie?  Android Central

One UI is Samsung's take on Android 9 Pie, and while it retains a lot of what makes Pie so great, it also introduces a few new things not found on other devices.

Nokia 9 specifications revealed through Android Enterprise Recommended Catalog  XDA Developers

The Nokia 9 is getting a little closer to an official launch as it appeared in the Android Enterprise Recommended catalog.

Android Q: The top features we know about so far (Updated Feb. 11)  Android Authority

Update, February 1, 2019 (01:14 PM ET): We've updated the Android Q hub with some new information about Dynamic Android and Android On Tap, features ...

Are Android updates getting faster? Let’s look at the data  Android Authority

Project Treble was supposed to speed up the delivery of key Android updates. But how many devices have actually received speedier upgrades to 9.0 Pie?

Android Upgrade Report Card: Grading the manufacturers on Pie  Computerworld

Six months after Pie's release, how have Android device-makers done at getting the upgrade into users' hands? The grades are in — and they aren't exactly ...

Samsung begins US rollout of Android 9 Pie and One UI, but slowly  The Verge

Samsung has just begun rolling out a promised update for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ that brings them up to the latest version of Android 9 Pie, and switches ...

Better late than never? Moto G4 Plus gets Android 8.1 Oreo update  Android Authority

Motorola is now rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Moto G4 Plus. The company announced the deployment in a recent post on its U.S. support ...

OnePlus announces Google Duo integration for all its devices with Android 9.0 Pie update  The Indian Express

OnePlus has announced it will make video calling app, Google Duo as a native function for video calls on its devices. Earlier this week, the feature was rolled out ...

AppWatch helps you detect apps spamming pop-up ads on your Android device  XDA Developers

AppWatch is a free app that will monitor the apps and games. If you see a pop-up ad appear, you can check AppWatch to find out where it came from.

Deal: Save 20% on Nokia 3.1 with Android One at Amazon  Phone Arena

Typically available for around $160, the Nokia 3.1 is getting a 20% discount on Amazon.

Fortnite now supports Bluetooth controllers on iPhone and Android  The Verge

As part of its latest update, Fortnite now supports Bluetooth controllers for players on both iPhone and Android mobile devices.

Microsoft’s Azure Maps now has an Android SDK  XDA Developers

The latest announcement from Microsoft tells us that mobile developers now have access to an Android SDK for their Azure Maps *service*.

Tip: YouTube shows which videos have subtitles when you mute your phone  Android Police

One of the most useful features of YouTube are the auto-generated subtitles. Say you're watching a video in Spanish and you can barely recognize your... by ...

Xiaomi announces $90 Android Go budget phone  The Verge

Xiaomi announced the launch of its Redmi Go phone today on Twitter, a device that trades a lot of specs for the low price of $90.

Google Boosts Storage Encryption For Low-End Android Devices  Threatpost

Google's Adiantum boosts encryption for low-end devices with processors that do not have hardware support for AES.

Amazon Pushes UPI For Pay on Android, Ahead of Implementation of RBI's KYC Guidelines for Mobile Wallets  News18

Amazon has released the Amazon Pay UPI *service* for Android phones, which will allow users to make payments using the Amazon Pay UPI ID when they shop ...

Crappy little gap of nothing [#acpodcast]  Android Central

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly have a look at the Moto G7 series of phones. 2019 is shaping up to be a good year for budget devices.

These malicious Android apps will only strike when you move your smartphone  ZDNet

Apps containing the Anubis banking Trojan and an interesting motion sensor have been found in the Google Play store.

Sony’s Android TVs are now picking up Android Oreo update w/ new interface and bug fixes  9to5Google

Sony is one of the biggest names in Android TV with quite a few different models running on top of Google's platform. Now, several months after it started hitting ...

Sprint Android Pie update for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rolling out now  9to5Google

The Android Pie update for the locked Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users is now rolling out. Get a taste of One UI and all the trappings with the OTA.

Rumour: Switch Seen Running Android In The Wild  Nintendo Life

The Switch is certainly a versatile little system with a host of engines having added support for the 'homeheld' since launch nearly two years ago. In addition to ...

Microsoft preparing to bring Xbox Live to iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch  The Verge

Microsoft is getting ready to release an important software development kit (SDK) that will allow game developers to integrate Xbox Live into any titles that run ...

Android Q System UI reveals version 10, face recognition dialog, Screen Recording, WPA3, more [APK Insight]  9to5Google

Android Q leaked earlier this month and confirmed a number of features like the system-wide dark mode. Our Android Q System UI APK Insight...

The Live TV Streaming Service Vidgo Launches on Android TV Devices  Cord Cutters News, LLC

Late last year, the long-awaited Vidgo live TV streaming *service* launched with several international packages. This week, Vidgo started to take beta testers for a ...

For some reason, these 4 smartphone OEMs have less NFC support now than in 2015  Android Authority

If you plan on buying a smartphone with NFC support, you might want to double-check phones from these four manufacturers before making your purchase.

Android Pie: 30 advanced tips and tricks  Computerworld

Get the most out of Google's Android 9 software with these easy-to-follow productivity-boosting tips.

Adiantum is an encryption algorithm for low-end Android Pie devices  XDA Developers

Encryption, while making your device more secure, is also known to slow down a number of low-end devices. With Adiantum, Google wants to turn this around.

The Best Messaging Apps on Android Are Still Worse Than iMessage  Lifehacker

Messaging on Android is a mess. iPhone users have it easy. iMessage comes preinstalled, and it achieves more than even the best messaging apps on Android ...

Snapchat’s Android usage keeps falling but rebuild tests well  TechCrunch

Snap has finally begun publicly testing the engineering overhaul of its slow and buggy Android app that for years has cost Snapchat users. Promising early ...

Android App with Over 10 Million Downloads Has Nasty Spyware  Tom's Guide

The Triout spyware embeds itself in the Psiphon anti-censorship app, possibly targeting people trying to evade government repression.

Chrome 72 for Android rolling out with Incognito media controls/notifications  9to5Google

Once every few releases, Chrome for Android hits the stable channel before the Mac, Windows, and Linux update. Chrome 72 this morning is rolling out to ...

Exclusive: Google is working on a Face ID-like feature for Android Q  XDA Developers

While Android smartphones supported fingerprint scanners long before the Apple iPhone did, Android devices are playing catch up when it comes to secure ...

Google Maps' AR navigation is being tested by some users  Android Central

Back at Google I/O this past May, one of the most intriguing announcements was a teaser of AR turn-by-turn navigation in Google Maps for more accurate results ...

Android Auto without a touch screen is weird, but I kinda dig it  Android Central

I don't ask for many features when choosing a rental car, but Android Auto is usually top of the list. Having that bigger screen for Google Maps on long drives is ...

Android Q May Block Background Clipboard Reads, Better Protect Your Media Files, Support Downgrading Apps, and more  XDA Developers

Analysis of a leaked Android Q build shows more privacy upgrades coming to Android: blocking background clipboard reads, better media protection, and more.

Google starts pulling unvetted Android apps that access call logs and SMS messages  TechCrunch

Google is removing apps from Google Play that request permission to access call logs and SMS text message data but haven't been manually vetted by Google ...

The 8 Best Podcast Apps for Android  MakeUseOf

The popularity of podcasts continues to grow, meaning more people than ever are wondering which is the best podcast app for Android. Unfortunately, due to ...

Redmi Go is now official: This is Xiaomi’s Android Go phone  Android Authority

The Redmi Go has been the subject of leaks already, but Xiaomi has now made it official. Xiaomi announced the phone on Twitter earlier today, posting a picture ...

Xiaomi Mi 9 with 48MP camera will be unveiled at MWC  Android Central

Xiaomi had a relatively modest start to 2019, but that's set to change soon. The Chinese manufacturer is set to unveil the Mi 9 on February 24 at Mobile World ...