Tag: Android

Google Maps Gets Redesigned with New ‘For You’ Tab, Personal Recommendations, AR Navigation

Google gave its Maps app a big redesign today at I/O 2018 and introduced a suite of new features that will roll out to both iOS and Android users this summer. For starters, there’s a […]

Microsoft Timeline Expanding to Both iOS and Android

After initially unveiling the feature yesterday, Microsoft on stage at Build 2018 formally announced Timeline would be coming to Android via the Microsoft Launcher. With the tap of a button, users will be able to […]

Amazon Alexa Can Now Be Your Default Assistant on Android

Amazon has had its Alexa voice assistant accessible to Android users for some time now, but it’s never been that easy to summon it. You’ve traditionally had to open the Alexa app to start a […]

Microsoft is Bringing Windows Timeline to its Android Launcher

During its Build 2018 developers conference in Seattle, Microsoft announced it will be bringing Timeline to its Android home screen replacement, Microsoft Launcher (via Neowin). If you recall, the feature allows users to go back […]

Google Releases May Security Patch to Pixel and Nexus Owners

Google today released the May security patch and began rolling it out to both Pixel and Nexus device owners. Those who have a Pixel or Pixel 2, a Nexus 6P or 5X, or a Pixel […]

Google Releases Standalone Tasks App for Android and iOS

Google today announced the release of a standalone Tasks app for reminders and to-dos. This comes the same day Gmail received its big redesign. The app is pretty simple. After downloading, your Google account¬†is loaded […]

LG Built a Facility to Deliver Software Updates Faster

It looks like LG is doubling down on delivering timelier software updates to its vast user database. According to the company, its opened a new Software Upgrade Center in its home of South Korea that’s […]

Instagram Brings Portrait Mode and Username Stickers to its App

Instagram today announced two new features it’s bringing to its app for iOS and Android. The first addition is a feature called Focus which is basically the platform’s version of the popular portrait mode camera […]

Google’s April Security Patch for Pixel and Nexus Devices Now Rolling Out

Google today released the April 2018 security patch for both Pixel and Nexus devices. The update is currently rolling out to the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and 5X, […]

Google Play Movies on Android Simplifies Search and Offers Streaming Options

Google today announced its updating Play Movies on Android with an improved search experience and streaming options for TV shows and movies. Now, in the app, instead of sifting through all the available content, you […]

Microsoft Brings Edge to iPads and Android Tablets with New Update

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new update to its Edge browser for mobile that includes support for Apple’s iPads and Android tablets. The update was initially previewed with beta users of the app on […]

Google is Finally Adding a Dark Mode to YouTube on iOS and Android

Google today announced its updating the YouTube mobile apps for iOS and Android with a dark mode that darkens certain elements of the app’s interface for a more cinematic experience. The company added the feature […]

Apple Music Update with Better Music Video Support on Android

Apple has updated its Apple Music app for Android with better music video integration. The update follows similar suit the iOS version of the service took to enhance the experience both watching and discovering new […]

Facebook Updates Messenger Lite with Video Calling

Facebook today updated its Messenger Lite messaging app with the ability to video call your contacts. This comes after the company initially¬†made the app more widely available as an alternative to the main Messenger app […]

Google Expands Lens to More Android Devices with Google Photos

During MWC 2018, Google announced it would expand its Lens object recognition software, originally exclusive to the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, to more Android devices via the Google Photos app and, eventually, the Assistant […]

Google Releases March Security Patch for Android Devices

Google today released the March security patch for Android devices. The patch is currently rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices, with more devices from manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, HTC, and Motorola getting the […]

Amazon Alexa Can Now Send SMS from Your Android Phone

Amazon has updated its Alexa app for Android (via TechCrunch) with the ability to use the voice assistant from an Echo to send SMS messages from your phone number. The feature needs to be enabled […]

Amazon Alexa is Now Available on All Android Devices

Amazon has partnered with OEMs before to bring its Alexa voice assistant to a variety of devices. Now, the company is expanding its reach to all Android smartphones and compatible tablets with an update to […]

Google Releases January 2018 Security Patch for Pixel and Nexus Devices

Google today released the first security patch for its Pixel and Nexus devices for 2018. Now rolling out, the January patch arrives in two levels: 2018-01-01 and 2018-01-05. Combined, the two patches have resolved 38 […]