Tag Archives: Android

How Apple and Android took over the smartphone market

Microsoft recently confirmed that its Windows Phone operating system is over and done. That means when it’s time to buy a new smartphone, there are basically only two operating systems a consumer can choose from: iOS or Android. The two have a sort of duopoly on the smartphone market. Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, and a little over ... Read More »

Google Deletes Android Backup Data If You Don’t Use Device for Two Months

HIGHLIGHTS Google reportedly doesn’t proactively inform users about deleting data Users who are paying for Google Drive can’t recover data once deleted Android allows users to backup app and settings data If you have a habit of switching your daily driver from Android frequently, we have news for you. As it turns out, Google deletes the Android backup data for users if ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ1 with Android 8.0 Oreo spotted on GFXBench

Sony is all set to unveil three smartphones on August 31 at the IFA 2017 tech show in Berlin. As the launch is approaching close, there are several leaks that are emerging online regarding the devices. Well, Sony is likely to launch three smartphones – Sony Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia X1 at the event. The Xperia XZ1 ... Read More »

Twitter Brings Account Sharing Feature to Android, iOS Apps

HIGHLIGHTS TweetDeck offers a more convenient Twitter experience TweetDeck app was bought by Twitter for $40 million back in 2011 Twitter now has 328 million monthly active users (MAUs) Twitter is now allowing users to share access to their multiple accounts via iOS and Android applications without needing to share that accounts password. The company retweeted a tweet from its ... Read More »

Google Play Protect Logo Will Now Be Shown on Google Certified Android Devices

HIGHLIGHTS Google announced Google Play Protect at I/O conference this year The company showed this feature prominently in Google Play recently The company has been actively pushing the security feature Google has been pushing its Play Protect feature for Android ever since it was announced back at I/O 2017. After adding the feature to Android device settings, the search giant started showing ... Read More »

Yu Yureka Black Starts Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone was launched in India back in June Yu Yureka Black is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC The handset packs 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display Yu Mobiles, wholly owned subsidiary of Micromax Informatics, on Wednesday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Yu Yureka Black smartphone. To recall, Yu Yureka Black runs Android 6.0 ... Read More »

WhatsApp Text Status Gets a Colourful Update, Now Rolling Out to iPhones, Android Phones

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp for iPhone version bumped to 2.17.50 The feature is still not live for all users Both Android and iPhone users are getting this feature After testing it in beta for a while, WhatsApp has finally introduced coloured text statuses to its Android and iPhone apps. This feature was first introduced by Facebooklate last year on its Android app first, allowing its users to ... Read More »

eBay to Introduce Image Search on Android and iOS This Fall

eBay, the host of a large and varied database of products, is introducing Image Search in its Android and iOS apps. As the name suggests, users will be able to snap photos of products around them, and eBay will find similar looking objects in its large database, and throw up results accordingly. With Image Search, you will be able to ... Read More »

Lipizzan Spyware Detected by Google Had the Potential to Control Your Android Device

Back in April, researchers at Google discovered an Android malware, called Chrysaor, that could give an attacker remote control of the infected device. Android Security was able to find and block potentially harmful apps (PHAs) with that family of spyware, but in the process of doing so discovered a new spyware family called Lipizzan. Researchers believe that the new spyware is unrelated ... Read More »

Android Wear Gets New Smartwatch Models, Ranging From $99 to $2,450

HIGHLIGHTS Mobvoi’s Ticwatch E starts at $99 on Kickstarter Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon is priced at $2,450 These smartwatches run the latest Android Wear 2.0 The smartwatch segment may not have seen the same craze as other technological innovations like the smartphone or the tablet, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t companies investing in them. In fact, smartwatch sales ... Read More »