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Huawei unveils HarmonyOS to take on Android: Here is what's new and different
Fri, Aug 09, 2019
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has finally launched its much-awaited new operating system - HarmonyOS. The new microkernel-based distributed operating system was unveiled at the Huawei Developer Conference today and offers an alternative to the widely used Android operating system.
WhatsApp good news! Now, listen to these messages without opening chat
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
To make life easier, WhatsApp is set to introduce a new feature that would allow users to listen to voice messages without having to open the app. The feature would also allow users to hide the fact that they have read the message or been online.
Microsoft Word for Android installed more than 1 billion times
Mon, Jul 15, 2019
Microsoft Word for Android has been installed more than 1 billion times, according to the Google Play Store. In addition to Word, the company's other office apps, including Spreadsheet app Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and OneDrive, are also performing pretty well. All these apps have more than 500 million installs, The Verge reported.
Google Maps launches 'Stay Safer' that alerts when driver deviates from route
Thu, Jun 27, 2019
Google Maps has added a new feature that is aimed at making travelling alone safer for individuals, especially women. The new feature, Stay Safer, can be enabled while searching for your destination and getting directions. In a situation when the driver deviates more than 0.5 KM from the Google Maps suggested route, your phone will buzz with the 'Get off-route alerts'. You can compare it to the original route, choose to share your live trip with friends or family directly from that screen, and take appropriate action if required. The feature is available for Android users in India using the latest version of Google Maps.
Amazon lets you try on virtual make-up using Smartphone camera
Wed, Jun 05, 2019
Buying make-up products such as lipsticks online is one of the main things shoppers still dread because it is difficult to know if a particular shade will look good. To help make it easier, Amazon is introducing a new AI feature called Live Mode on the Android app that uses the front-facing camera on a user's smartphone to virtually let them try on different shades of lipstick, Engadget reports. The Live Mode feature is available to users only in the US and Japan. It will be extended to the iOS platform later this year.
WhatsApp bug allowed installation of spyware
Wed, May 15, 2019
WhatsApp has reportedly fixed a bug that allowed hackers to remotely install WhatsApp on phones.The vulnerability, documented on Facebook, describes the vulnerability in WhatsApp’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) stack that allowed the caller to allow the installation of commercial-grade spyware on the target number whether the call was answered or not, TechCrunch explained.The detected spyware was Israel-based NSO Group's Pegasus, which is licensed to governments looking to infect targets of investigations. WhatsApp has closed the loophole that affected Android, iOS, Windows, and Tizen.
These many devices are now running Android OS
Thu, May 09, 2019
The announcement was made during the launch of Android Q beta 3 OS, which is now available for 21 devices.
Coming soon! This Google feature on Android Auto will change the way you drive - Check how it will benefit you
Wed, May 08, 2019
American multinational technology giant Google is known for making big announcements during its annual developer conference I/Oin Mountain View, California. At Google I/O 2019, the Internet biggie has announced that this summer, Android phones will get Google Assistant's new driving mode.
Now a mobile game called 'Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri'
Thu, May 02, 2019
Reliance Entertainment`s Zapak in association with Zhakaas Games has launched a `Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri` mobile game in the midst of the Lok Sabha elections. Zapak is a leading gaming destination.
Snapchat releases its rebuilt app for Android
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
The company first tried to simply patch its way out of the issues with the old app, but eventually realised that it would have to rewrite the Android version from scratch to achieve the results.
Lost phone? Here's how to save data on Android, iPhone
Sun, Apr 07, 2019
Whenever a smartphone gets stolen, the possible theft of personal data is the biggest fear that concerns the user. But smartphones do have a built-in setting that can protect the mobile data after theft.
Study shows limited control over privacy breaches by pre-installed Android apps
Mon, Mar 25, 2019
An independent study lead by an academic group in Spain has shown that what personal information can be collected by pre-installed programmes on new Android mobile devices is expansive and faces little oversight.
Google rolls out Android Q: Is your device eligible? Here is how to install
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Search engine giant Google has officially rolled out the latest Android version - Android Q. The beta version of this operating system is now available for download on select devices and will soon be made available on other devices too.
Domestic smartphone-maker CENTRiC launches smartphone with pop-up selfie camera
Mon, Feb 25, 2019
"Fast charging, pop-up selfie camera, wireless charging are the growing necessities to enhance the consumer experience," said Manish Agrawal, Managing Director, CENTRiC.
Android Q's revamped gestures to ditch back button
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Users also can no longer disable the gestures to return to the vertical card recent apps overview with the three button navigation system, the report added.
Google, OnePlus only brands that shipped all smartphones with latest Android OS in 2018
Mon, Feb 11, 2019
"With stock Android becoming the preference of users, the OEMs are able to reduce the upgrade turnaround time for OS as it requires minimal integration from their end after Google releases one," said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst, techARC.
WhatsApp update: Soon, your chats will be more secure; this is what app is working on
Wed, Jan 09, 2019
The fingerprint authentication feature will be available within the app under a new section. Once you enable the fingerprint feature, your WhatsApp will be completely protected from others to be seen.
WhatsApp is most-downloaded app in 2018; Check out top apps that caught users' fancy
Wed, Dec 19, 2018
With more than 779 million downloads between iOS and Android, WhatsApp is the most downloaded app of 2018 followed by casual game Helix Jump with more than 334 million installs.
Have any of these Android Apps in your phone? You may lose money, personal details
Sun, Dec 02, 2018
Prabesh Choudhary, director at Cryptus Cyber Security, said that these apps have not only fooled advertisers but may have been selling users data as well.
Dark mode on Android phones saves battery life, confirms Google
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Google has finally confirmed that dark mode on Android phones uses less power and saves battery life.