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Android is a software package and an operating system which is used in electronic devices such as smartphones, computer, tablets, and many more. It was launched in 2003. The Android operating system is the most popular OS in the world.

WhatsApp might offer an option to save temporary chats

26 May 2022

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WhatsApp might offer an option to save temporary chats

WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app, is reportedly working on a feature that would allow users to save temporary chats that disappear after a week.

Infinix Smart 6 Plus launched: Check features and price

26 Mar 2022

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Infinix Smart 6 Plus launched: Check features and price

Infinix has launched its Smart 6 Plus model in Nigeria. It is a budget handset with a design similar to the Smart 6 but with a slightly better processor.

Nothing phone (1) and Nothing OS are arriving this summer

24 Mar 2022

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Nothing phone (1) and Nothing OS are arriving this summer

Nothing's CEO Carl Pei has announced that Nothing phone (1), the company's first smartphone, will make its debut in the summer of 2022.

Seven apps found spreading Joker malware on Google Play Store

21 Nov 2021

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Seven apps found spreading Joker malware on Google Play Store

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs has discovered seven applications spreading the infamous Joker malware through the Google Play Store.

Spotify finally expands real-time lyrics feature worldwide for all users

20 Nov 2021

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Spotify finally expands real-time lyrics feature worldwide for all users

Spotify has always had an obvious disadvantage compared to other music streaming apps. It lacked a lyrics view. But that changes now, with Spotify's new real-time lyrics feature.

Japanese toaster maker launches a $900 compact Android phone

17 Nov 2021

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Japanese toaster maker launches a $900 compact Android phone

Japanese luxury toaster maker Balmuda has launched its first smartphone, called the Balmuda Phone, in its home country.

'PUBG: New State' reportedly bricking smartphones; game developer Krafton responds

14 Nov 2021

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'PUBG: New State' reportedly bricking smartphones; game developer Krafton responds

The newest addition to the PUBG game franchise, called PUBG: New State, launched last week. However, gamers soon began reporting their phones were getting bricked when they tried to run the game.

'PUBG: New State' finally launched on Android and iOS

12 Nov 2021

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'PUBG: New State' finally launched on Android and iOS

Krafton's latest game, PUBG: New State, has been officially launched for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices in 200+ countries, including India.

Netflix Games finally debuts on iOS with five titles

11 Nov 2021

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Netflix Games finally debuts on iOS with five titles

Streaming giant Netflix announced the debut of Netflix Games on Android last week. Now, the service is available on iOS as well, and users can choose from five launch-day titles to play.

Google can now match your pets to famous portraits

09 Nov 2021

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Google can now match your pets to famous portraits

The Google Arts & Culture app was a rage in 2018 when it introduced a camera feature that compared your selfie to famous portraits and showed you the closest match.

Twitter makes it easier to search tweets from specific accounts

07 Nov 2021

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Twitter makes it easier to search tweets from specific accounts

Some Twitter users on iOS are now able to search for specific keywords in the tweets made by a particular user.

This new Gboard feature will make you uninstall Grammarly

01 Nov 2021

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This new Gboard feature will make you uninstall Grammarly

Google's latest upgrade to the Gboard app for the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro will make you promptly uninstall Grammarly. The new feature enables the detection and correction of grammatical errors besides spelling errors.

AbstractEmu Android malware can root your device, lock you out

31 Oct 2021

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AbstractEmu Android malware can root your device, lock you out

Security researchers at the Lookout Threat Lab have alerted app stores and the general public of an Android malware dubbed AbstractEmu masquerading as a fully functional security, utility, or privacy app.

'Squid Game'-themed apps on Android could steal your money

25 Oct 2021

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'Squid Game'-themed apps on Android could steal your money

Netflix's Squid Game web series is all the rage these days and Google's Play Store has not been spared from the hype. There are over 200 Squid Game-themed apps on Android's official app store.

Here's how to run Android apps on Windows 11 Beta

23 Oct 2021

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Here's how to run Android apps on Windows 11 Beta

Windows 11's most anticipated feature has been near-native support for Android apps. Although it wasn't available immediately upon launch, Microsoft has begun rolling it out now.

Are pre-installed Android apps safe? Apparently not!

14 Oct 2021

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Are pre-installed Android apps safe? Apparently not!

Bloatware has always been an annoyance on Android devices. A new study from Trinity College in Dublin claims that the pre-installed apps on Android devices are far more dangerous.

WhatsApp testing feature for hiding profile photos from select contacts

08 Oct 2021

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WhatsApp testing feature for hiding profile photos from select contacts

WhatsApp, in its latest move to strengthen security features, is testing a custom privacy setting for hiding profile photos from select contacts.

WhatsApp developing feature for playing voice notes outside sender chats

06 Oct 2021

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WhatsApp developing feature for playing voice notes outside sender chats

WhatsApp is developing a global voice message player that will make listening to voice notes much easier.

Dangerous malware targets over 10 million Android users: Details here

01 Oct 2021

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Dangerous malware targets over 10 million Android users: Details here

Numerous mobile applications—functioning as Trojans—have been subscribing unsuspecting users to paid services since November 2020, discovered researchers with mobile security company Zimperium.

Google withdrawing support for this version of Android: Details here

30 Sep 2021

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Google withdrawing support for this version of Android: Details here

We often take older versions of Android and similar operating systems for granted but they continue to support niche applications and even act as the spine of several modern home automation systems.

New Android malware steals banking data: Here's how it works

24 Sep 2021

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New Android malware steals banking data: Here's how it works

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the Indian government's cybersecurity agency, has warned of a potential threat to Android users.

Amazon India rolling out Hindi voice shopping experience on Android

21 Sep 2021

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Amazon India rolling out Hindi voice shopping experience on Android

Amazon Monday announced plans to roll out a voice-based shopping experience with support for Hindi in India in the coming weeks.

Competition Commission of India says Google abused Android's dominance

19 Sep 2021

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Competition Commission of India says Google abused Android's dominance

According to a Competition Commission of India (CCI) report seen by Reuters, the Commission has concluded that Google flexed its "huge financial muscle," stifled competition, and prevented Android alternatives from developing in India.

Now install Android 12 Beta 5 build on Pixel 5a!

09 Sep 2021

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Now install Android 12 Beta 5 build on Pixel 5a!

Google has finally released the fifth and final beta version of the new Android 12 operating system.

Google Clock alarms refuse to ring, send app's rating plummeting

06 Sep 2021

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Google Clock alarms refuse to ring, send app's rating plummeting

The reviews for the Google Clock app on Play Store are witnessing a downward trend. This is due to several users reporting erratic behavior of the alarms set using the app. The alarms just don't ring!

Android 12 lets you control your phone with facial expressions

18 Aug 2021

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Android 12 lets you control your phone with facial expressions

Soon, you might see some Android users making weird sequences of facial expressions while looking at their phones. They could be clicking selfies (as always), or using the Android Accessibility Suite's latest feature called Camera Switches.

Android 12 Beta 4 packs lock screen improvements, achieves stability

14 Aug 2021

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Android 12 Beta 4 packs lock screen improvements, achieves stability

Android 12 is just around the corner, set to roll out to the public alongside the Google Pixel 6.

Select users can migrate WhatsApp accounts from iOS to Android

14 Aug 2021

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Select users can migrate WhatsApp accounts from iOS to Android

WhatsApp has announced that users can now migrate accounts from iOS to Android.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Everything about Google's new Tensor chip for Pixel 6

07 Aug 2021

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#NewsBytesExplainer: Everything about Google's new Tensor chip for Pixel 6

In the months leading up to the Pixel 6 launch, there have been rumors of a "Whitechapel" processor designed in-house and from the ground up by Google.

Google is discontinuing sign-in support on old Android devices

03 Aug 2021

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Google is discontinuing sign-in support on old Android devices

If you have an ancient relic running on Android version 2.3.7 (final version of Gingerbread) or anything older than that, Google has decided that after September 27, you won't be allowed to sign in to your Google account on that device.

Play Store delists nine apps spreading Facebook credential-stealing Chinese Trojan

05 Jul 2021

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Play Store delists nine apps spreading Facebook credential-stealing Chinese Trojan

In yet another instance highlighting how easy it is to fall prey to cybercriminals and trojans, Google has just delisted nine apps from the Play Store when they were found to be stealing users' Facebook login credentials.

Uninstall these eight apps with Joker malware immediately!

22 Jun 2021

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Uninstall these eight apps with Joker malware immediately!

The infamous Joker trojan is back to haunt Android devices. Eight applications that were known to be spreading the malware have since been removed from the Google Play Store. However, that just prevents new downloads.

Google announces 6 new Android features launching this summer

19 Jun 2021

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Google announces 6 new Android features launching this summer

Google announced Android 12 at its developer conference last month followed by a preview build release for developers.

Truecaller unveils group voice calling, Inbox Cleaner features for Android

16 Jun 2021

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Truecaller unveils group voice calling, Inbox Cleaner features for Android

Popular caller identification service Truecaller announced that its latest update for Android users brings new features such as group voice calling for up to eight people simultaneously, Smart SMS, and an Inbox Cleaner.

Apple could develop an AirTag detector for NFC-enabled Android smartphones

06 Jun 2021

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Apple could develop an AirTag detector for NFC-enabled Android smartphones

Just when we thought we could direct our attention to addressing the expensive accessory problem for AirTags, Apple has stolen the spotlight again with a fresh announcement.

Clubhouse shoots to million downloads on Android within a week

24 May 2021

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Clubhouse shoots to million downloads on Android within a week

This is a story that will surprise no one. The recently launched Android version of Clubhouse hit the million downloads mark in less than a week. To put this into perspective, it took the iOS app around a year to accrue 10 million downloads.

Clubhouse app is now available on Android globally (including India)

21 May 2021

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Clubhouse app is now available on Android globally (including India)

Popular voice-based social media app Clubhouse has finally made its way to Android. The app is available for download on the Google Play Store in India and around the world but users will still require an invite to sign up and participate.

A quick look at improvements in Android 12 Beta 1

19 May 2021

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A quick look at improvements in Android 12 Beta 1

Following Google's typical release schedule for Android, the operating system's latest version is finally available as a public beta. Android 12's public beta was made available for download on day one of Google I/O 2021—the company's conference for developers.

Here's every noteworthy announcement from Google I/O 2021

19 May 2021

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Here's every noteworthy announcement from Google I/O 2021

The 2021 instalment of the annual Google I/O conference had the distinction of focusing on software announcements, with hardware launches being conspicuously absent.

Clubhouse launches Android beta app after iOS downloads drop significantly

10 May 2021

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Clubhouse launches Android beta app after iOS downloads drop significantly

After more than a year of iOS exclusivity, Clubhouse is finally coming to Android. The only catch is that the beta Android version is restricted to US users at the moment.

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