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26 Mar 2021


Qualcomm is reportedly developing an Android-based Nintendo Switch lookalike

Popular smartphone chip manufacturer Qualcomm could be planning to enter the handheld gaming devices market with a hardware offering.

23 Mar 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: LG might shutter mobile phone business, and more

Excited about the upcoming LG rollable phone? Buying one might be a bit difficult since LG could shut down its smartphone arm by April.

23 Mar 2021


Why were Google Chrome, Gmail apps crashing for some users

Early this morning, Android users around the world reported notifications alerting them that multiple apps had stopped running. The affected apps include Gmail, multiple banking apps, and Google Pay.

23 Feb 2021


Netflix mobile will automatically download recommended content for offline viewing

On Monday, Netflix announced a new Downloads For You feature for its Android and iOS applications. The streaming giant will automatically download recommended TV shows and movies based on your taste.

21 Feb 2021


POCO M2 Pro receives February 2021 security patch in India

After releasing an MIUI 12 overhaul package back in December last year, Xiaomi is rolling out the February 2021 Android security patch for its POCO M2 Pro smartphone in India.

20 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Google keeps firing its ethics researchers

Google's former pride and joy, its Ethical AI research team, is turning out to be a PR campaign gone awry. The search giant had hired scientists promising them freedom, but the honeymoon period ended when they began publishing papers critical of Google's own products.

19 Feb 2021


Android 12's Developer Preview released: What's new?

Google has released the Developer Preview of the Android 12 operating system. The preview builds are intended to give developers the tools to optimize their apps for the updated OS and its new features.

16 Feb 2021


What should you expect from Android 12?

Android 12 (codenamed Snow Cone) will reportedly pack features previously exclusive to third-party Android skins such as MIUI and OxygenOS. The update will bring an improved one-handed mode, revamped auto-rotation, a quick setting for reduced brightness, and a gaming mode.

06 Feb 2021


Slack emails some users to reset password, wipe app data

Slack, the business communication platform, recently notified some of its users of a serious bug via email. Slack's Android app was accidentally logging users' credentials in plain texts and storing it in the fairly accessible app data directory.

05 Feb 2021


Google reportedly developing Android feature mimicking Apple's App Tracking Transparency

Google is reportedly working on an anti-tracking feature for Android. The solution could be similar to the one coming with iOS 14.5, but less strict.

02 Feb 2021


Ford cars will get comprehensive Android integration from 2023

On Monday, Ford announced a partnership with Google. The Android Automotive operating system (OS) will be comprehensively integrated into infotainment systems on Ford and Lincoln branded cars.

30 Jan 2021


Netflix testing a feature that stops streaming after set period

Netflix has been busy this week with Android app updates. Now, the streaming service is globally testing an option that will enable users to set an auto shutdown timer for the Android app.

23 Jan 2021


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1's (2021) design details revealed

Samsung is expected to introduce a new Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2021) model later this year. In the latest development, 91mobiles has shared renders of the tablet, revealing its design details and other features.

18 Jan 2021


Signal users report encryption errors; Company claims chat security unaffected

Signal, the privacy-centric messaging service, spent long hours battling a global outage last weekend. The disruption is reported to have been caused by a high influx of new users.

16 Jan 2021


Samsung slashes price of the strictly optional Galaxy S21 charger

Almost immediately following the announcement of the new Galaxy S21 5G series of smartphones, Samsung announced a $15 price cut on the 25W fast charger that is sold separately.

07 Jan 2021


OPPO Find X3 spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 888 processor

OPPO is expected to launch the flagship Find X3 smartphone early this year. In the latest news, the global variant of the phone has been spotted on Geekbench, revealing the key specifications.

02 Jan 2021


WhatsApp ends support for these smartphones: Details here

Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has withdrawn support for a number of dated smartphones.

31 Dec 2020


Redmi Note 9T spotted on Geekbench, key specifications revealed

Xiaomi is expected to launch its budget-friendly Redmi Note 9T in January 2021. It will be a rebranded version of China's Redmi Note 9 5G.

31 Dec 2020


Motorola Nio spotted on Geekbench, key details leaked

Motorola is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone, the Motorola Nio sometime in the first quarter of 2021. In the latest development, the handset has been spotted on Geekbench (version 5.2.5), revealing some of its key specifications.

30 Dec 2020


Realme 8 spotted on Geekbench, key specifications revealed

Realme is expected to launch its budget-friendly Realme 8 smartphone in early-2021. In the latest development, the handset has been spotted on Geekbench (version 4.4.0), revealing some of its key specifications.

29 Dec 2020


The best Android apps of 2020

A lot of things did not go well this year, but it was a great time for technology.

25 Dec 2020


Samsung Galaxy M12 gets certified in Thailand, launch imminent

Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy M12 soon, and in the latest development, the smartphone has reportedly been spotted on Thailand's telecom regulator NBTC's site.

19 Dec 2020


Moto G Play (2021) appears on Google Play Console listing

Motorola is working to launch a new budget-friendly Moto G Play (2021) model sometime early next year. In the latest development, the handset has been spotted on the Google Play Console listing, revealing its key specifications.

18 Dec 2020


Samsung Galaxy M12 to feature a 6,000mAh battery, reveals FCC

Samsung is expected to launch a new Galaxy M12 model in the coming weeks. In the latest development, the handset has been spotted on the FCC certification site, revealing that it will come with a 6,000mAh battery.

18 Dec 2020


Samsung A32 5G spotted on Geekbench, key specifications revealed

As an addition to its portfolio of affordable 5G smartphones, Samsung is working to launch the Galaxy A32 5G model in early-2021.

17 Dec 2020

Android 11

Vivo X60 spotted on Geekbench with Exynos 1080 chipset

Ahead of its launch on December 29, Vivo X60 has been spotted on Geekbench, revealing its key specifications. As per the listing, it will come with a Samsung-sourced Exynos 1080 processor, 12GB of RAM, and Android 11 support.

23 Nov 2020


How to use WhatsApp's 'Disappearing Messages' feature on Android, iOS

Earlier this month, WhatsApp introduced a new 'Disappearing Messages' feature that allows users to send self-deleting messages in individual chats as well as group conversations.

15 Nov 2020


Inbase Urban Lite review: Good entry-level smartwatch, half-baked fitness tracker

Having a tiny computer wrapped around your wrist is no longer a costly affair. In fact, for around Rs. 5,000, you can buy a smartwatch that offers a wealth of features, fitness tracking, a stylish and durable design, and compatibility with your iOS and Android-based smartphone.

23 Oct 2020


Here's how to mute a WhatsApp chat forever

WhatsApp has finally introduced a new feature that lets you mute a chat forever. So, if you are a part of an annoying group on the messaging app, chances are you are going to love this new option.

09 Oct 2020


Now, your Android phone can alert about easy-to-miss household sounds

Google is bringing a handy new feature on Android, one that will help people to take note of important but easy-to-miss sounds in their homes.

08 Oct 2020


Chrome's latest mobile update gives major boost to password security

Google is releasing a new 'version 86' of Chrome for Android and iOS, adding some much-needed capabilities into the mobile browser and bringing it on par with the desktop-specific release.

07 Oct 2020


Google accused of abusing Android TV's dominance in India: Report

Google is facing a new antitrust case in India.

01 Oct 2020


WhatsApp testing new features for Android users: Details here

WhatsApp, the biggest messaging platform in the world, has given a glimpse of a few new features it is developing for Android users.

28 Sep 2020


Now, screen sharing is available on Google Duo

Finally, the users of Google Duo are getting the much-needed ability to share their screens during video calls.

24 Sep 2020


#TechBytes: All new features coming with Android TV 11

Mere days after launching Android 11, Google is moving to make the next-generation operating system available on smart TVs around the world.

21 Sep 2020


Google teases Gmail facelift, starting with a new logo

After adding a bunch of new features into Gmail for personal and G Suite accounts, Google appears to be working on a facelift for the service.

12 Sep 2020


Google Meet app gets a new look: Details here

Countries are opening up, but video conferencing continues to be the most suited (and safest) way for one-to-one and one-to-many communication.

10 Sep 2020


Huawei phones will start replacing Android next year: Details here

Finally, Huawei appears to be gearing up to take on Google's Android and Apple's iOS in the mobile operating system segment.

08 Sep 2020


Watch out! Weird text messages can cause WhatsApp to crash

WhatsApp has been hit by a weird issue, one that can cause the messaging service to crash indefinitely on your Android or iOS phone.

30 Aug 2020


Google removes deceptive giveaway apps from Play Store

Despite Google's strict review and removal practices, malicious apps have been making their way to the Play Store.