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14 Nov 2021

Gaming Bytes

'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.

12 Nov 2021


'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.

11 Nov 2021


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.

07 Nov 2021


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.

01 Nov 2021


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.

31 Oct 2021


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.

25 Oct 2021


'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.

23 Oct 2021


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.

14 Oct 2021


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.

08 Oct 2021


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.

06 Oct 2021


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.

01 Oct 2021


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.

30 Sep 2021


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.

24 Sep 2021


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.

21 Sep 2021


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.

19 Sep 2021


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.

09 Sep 2021


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.

06 Sep 2021


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!

18 Aug 2021

Android 12

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.

14 Aug 2021

Android 12

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.

14 Aug 2021


Select users can migrate WhatsApp accounts from iOS to Android

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

07 Aug 2021


#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.

03 Aug 2021


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.

05 Jul 2021


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.

22 Jun 2021


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.

19 Jun 2021


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.

16 Jun 2021


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.

06 Jun 2021


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.

24 May 2021

Social Media

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.

21 May 2021


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.

19 May 2021


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.

19 May 2021


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.

10 May 2021

Social Media

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.

30 Apr 2021


Google cracking down of scammy, misleading Play Store app listings

Google has announced sweeping new Play Store guidelines for publishing apps. The policies are designed to make app listings accurate, concise, and devoid of visual clutter and spam.

17 Apr 2021


Here's another look at features in Android 12's Developer Preview

The hype surrounding Android 12 has been growing since Google began to release Developer Preview builds. With the third Developer Preview right around the corner, XDA-Developers got some hands-on time with a yet unreleased build of the smartphone operating system.

15 Apr 2021


Telegram offers direct download to bypass Google's censorship overreach

While most Android users prefer to download WhatsApp's alternative Telegram off the Play Store, there is now a compelling reason to seek an unusual method provided by the app makers.

14 Apr 2021


This feature nudges Android users to look up while walking

Google has begun rolling out the latest addition to its Digital Wellbeing app. First spotted by XDA-Developers' Mishaal Rahman in November last year, the Heads Up feature is designed to prevent people from using their phones while walking.

12 Apr 2021


Google is shutting down its Shopping app

Google is shutting down its Shopping app for Android and iOS, a company spokesperson confirmed to 9to5Google.

10 Apr 2021


Apple kept iMessage from Android to lock users within iOS

Apple's high-level executives have admitted that the company could have made iMessage available on Android but it instead chose to trap users in the iOS walled garden.

04 Apr 2021


Google to limit apps from seeing what else is installed

Google will soon moderate which applications on the Play Store can access the list of all the other apps that you have installed on your device, reports XDA-Developers.