Android

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.

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WhatsApp testing new features for Android users: Details here

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.

Now, screen sharing is available on Google Duo

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.

#TechBytes: All new features coming with Android TV 11

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.

Google teases Gmail facelift, starting with a new logo

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

21 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.

Now, you can have 'watch parties' on Facebook Messenger calls

14 Sep 2020

Now, you can have 'watch parties' on Facebook Messenger calls

In a bid to make virtual connections more fun and exciting, Facebook has launched a new 'Watch Together' feature inside its Messenger app.

Google Meet app gets a new look: Details here

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.

Huawei phones will start replacing Android next year: Details here

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.

Watch out! Weird text messages can cause WhatsApp to crash

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.

OnePlus is sneakingly installing its app on phones, without permission

06 Sep 2020

OnePlus is sneakingly installing its app on phones, without permission

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is drawing flak for sneaking an app on its existing devices, without the permission of users.

Google removes deceptive giveaway apps from Play Store

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.

Strange notifications hit Microsoft Teams users; now fixed

29 Aug 2020

Strange notifications hit Microsoft Teams users; now fixed

In the last couple of days, several users of Microsoft Teams reported receiving a flurry of mysterious notifications.

Some Chinese smartphones shipped with malware, stole money

26 Aug 2020

Some Chinese smartphones shipped with malware, stole money

Chinese smartphone maker TECNO, known for taking on the likes of budget players in emerging markets, has landed in a major controversy.

Google 'confused' users with privacy settings, its own employees admit

26 Aug 2020

Google 'confused' users with privacy settings, its own employees admit

Much like Facebook, Google is also heavy on tracking the web activity and location data of its users for advertising purposes.

OPPO's newly-launched A53 to arrive in India on August 25

21 Aug 2020

OPPO's newly-launched A53 to arrive in India on August 25

OPPO's latest budget-friendly handset, the A53, which recently went official in Indonesia, will arrive in India on August 25. The phone will be launched via a digital event that will be live-streamed on YouTube at 12:30 pm.

#TechBytes: How to get Fortnite back on iPhone?

21 Aug 2020

#TechBytes: How to get Fortnite back on iPhone?

Apple and Epic Games' dramatic showdown, with all the lawsuits, parodies, tweets, has left Fortnite lovers in trouble.

Finally, Telegram launches video calling with end-to-end encryption

16 Aug 2020

Finally, Telegram launches video calling with end-to-end encryption

When you compare WhatsApp with its biggest rival Telegram, the discussion always revolves around the market dominance of the former and the secure, feature-packed experience of the latter.

Huawei phones may lose Android update support: Here's why

16 Aug 2020

Huawei phones may lose Android update support: Here's why

If you own a Huawei-built phone with Google's Android operating system, there is something you should know.

#TechBytes: These new features are coming to your Android TV

13 Aug 2020

#TechBytes: These new features are coming to your Android TV

Smart TVs and media streaming devices are all the rage these days, thanks to Google's Android TV.

Facebook Lite is shutting down on iOS: Details here

12 Aug 2020

Facebook Lite is shutting down on iOS: Details here

In an unexpected move, social media giant Facebook is sunsetting the Lite version of its main mobile application.

Google is turning Android into an earthquake warning system

11 Aug 2020

Google is turning Android into an earthquake warning system

Google wants to help the world prepare (somewhat) for earthquakes - small as well as major, potentially deadly, ones.

#TechBytes: New features coming on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

06 Aug 2020

#TechBytes: New features coming on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google is making its office software easier to use for G Suite users around the world.

Apparently, Google is planning a foldable Pixel for 2021

06 Aug 2020

Apparently, Google is planning a foldable Pixel for 2021

Google's latest smartphone, the Pixel 4a, is not even up for sale and we are already beginning to hear murmurs regarding what the company has planned next.

WhatsApp's new feature will help you fact-check forwarded messages

04 Aug 2020

WhatsApp's new feature will help you fact-check forwarded messages

In a bid to curb the spread of misinformation, WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to check whether a text received on the messaging service is actually true or not.

New Android malware can steal your banking credentials, Government warns

30 Jul 2020

New Android malware can steal your banking credentials, Government warns

The cybersecurity agency working for the Government of India has raised alarms over a dangerous new strain of malware on Android.

Microsoft's dual-screened smartphone to be launched soon

28 Jul 2020

Microsoft's dual-screened smartphone to be launched soon

Microsoft is poised to launch its novel dual-screened smartphone, the Surface Duo, sometime soon. The Android-powered device has received certifications from the FCC and Bluetooth SIG, suggesting it will go official in the coming weeks.

#TechBytes: 5 new features you must try on Telegram

27 Jul 2020

#TechBytes: 5 new features you must try on Telegram

Despite serving a much smaller user base than WhatsApp, Russian messaging platform Telegram is not giving up on its mission.

Google uses Android to track its rivals apps: Report

26 Jul 2020

Google uses Android to track its rivals apps: Report

In a major shocker, a report from The Information has revealed that Google uses Android to track the applications offered by its rivals.

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia accused of testing satellite-destroying technology, and more

24 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia accused of testing satellite-destroying technology, and more

In a strange piece of news, Russia has been accused of testing "what would appear to be [an] actual in-orbit anti-satellite weaponry," BBC reported.

This app tracks your phone usage to monitor mental health

19 Jul 2020

This app tracks your phone usage to monitor mental health

When a contagion is claiming hundreds of lives on a daily basis, problems like anxiety and depression can increase exponentially.

This malware can steal passwords, card data from 300+ apps

16 Jul 2020

This malware can steal passwords, card data from 300+ apps

After Joker, a new strain of malware called 'BlackRock' has surfaced on the internet.

Police probing origins of money-stealing 'Joker' malware: Details here

16 Jul 2020

Police probing origins of money-stealing 'Joker' malware: Details here

Officials from the Maharashtra Police are looking into the origins of a dangerous new malware called 'Joker'.

Microsoft cleverly slips in Bing search on Android phones

14 Jul 2020

Microsoft cleverly slips in Bing search on Android phones

Even though Microsoft is a leader in the desktop OS market (thanks to Windows 10), it has a long way to go in other consumer-focused categories such as Search.

Soon, Google Chrome will offer biometric authentication for payment autofill

07 Jul 2020

Soon, Google Chrome will offer biometric authentication for payment autofill

After testing a new interface for autofill, Google appears to be working on a tweak for the widely used function — biometric authentication.

Redmi K20 Pro gets MIUI 12 update: How to install

07 Jul 2020

Redmi K20 Pro gets MIUI 12 update: How to install

Xiaomi has started releasing the MIUI 12 Global Stable ROM update for the Redmi K20 Pro model in India.

Chrome's feature to increase notebook's battery life by 2 hours

06 Jul 2020

Chrome's feature to increase notebook's battery life by 2 hours

While Google Chrome is one of the finest web browsers, it struggles with one key problem - battery hogging.

OnePlus's teaser video provides glimpses of the upcoming Nord handset

04 Jul 2020

OnePlus's teaser video provides glimpses of the upcoming Nord handset

OnePlus has released a teaser video of its upcoming Nord handset, offering glimpses of the device's triple rear camera setup and dual selfie snappers.

Animated stickers to QR codes: All new features of WhatsApp

02 Jul 2020

Animated stickers to QR codes: All new features of WhatsApp

Continuing its push to make communication easier for billions of people around the world, WhatsApp is rolling out a series of new features for its app on Android, iOS, and KaiOS.

Android 10 update rolled out for T-Mobile's LG Stylo 5

29 Jun 2020

Android 10 update rolled out for T-Mobile's LG Stylo 5

South Korean tech giant LG's Stylo 5 handset locked to telecom operator T-Mobile's network is now receiving the latest Android 10 update in the USA.

#Alert: TikTok reads the content of clipboard on iPhones

26 Jun 2020

#Alert: TikTok reads the content of clipboard on iPhones

Hours after iOS 14 preview went live, testers discovered its ability to alert when an app reads clipboard.