Tag: Android

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┬ámade 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 […]

How-To: Get the Pixel 2’s Portrait Mode on Any Android Device

Google’s new Pixel 2 and 2 XL have many exclusive features you won’t find on other Android devices. A big area that represents this case is the camera which packs its own collection of tools […]

Android Oreo is On Just 0.5% of Devices, and That Stinks

Android Oreo isn’t doing so well just yet. According to the very last distribution numbers of 2017, Google says version 8.0 of the operating system is currently atop just 0.5% of all devices. This sits […]

Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android Now Available for All

Microsoft today officially launched its Edge mobile browser apps for iOS and Android, allowing anyone with an iPhone or Android device to download and install the app. This comes after an initial testing phase which […]

Android Oreo Climbs onto 0.3% of Devices, Nougat Jumps to 20.6%

Google has published the current Android distribution numbers for the month of November, and things are looking good for the latest two versions of the OS. Android Oreo, originally debuting back in August on the […]

Newton Mail App for Android Updated with App Shortcuts

Newton is by far my favorite mail client for both iOS and Android. It allows me to sync all of my accounts under one email address and password and comes with an entire suite of […]

Google Releases November Security Patch for Pixel and Nexus Devices

Google has published the November monthly security patch and is rolling it out over-the-air to Pixel and Nexus devices everywhere. This is one of the first patches to hit the new Pixel 2 and 2 […]

Some Google Pixel 2 XL Units Are Shipping Without Android

One of the shining features of any Google Pixel smartphone is by far the OS. It’s always clean, super fast, and doesn’t include any unnecessary features or bloatware. But what if you took that away […]

Amazon Releases New Kindle App w/ Fresh Design and Better Goodreads Integration

Amazon today updated its Kindle app significantly for the first time in quite a while. The app is receiving a new design with tweaked layouts, new options, and better social integration. For instance, the layout […]

The Google Play Store Now Has a ‘Try Now’ Button for Android Instant Apps

Google today added a new button for Android app listings on the Play Store which have an Instant Apps counterpart. Now, users can click/tap the “Try Now” button to test drive an app before they […]

Google’s Pixel 2 Should Get Upgraded to Android R in 2020

Google recently stated they would continuously provide software updates for the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL all the way into 2020. However, things remained unclear as to when exactly the company would end […]

Pixel-Style Lawnchair Launcher Moves to the Play Store

Back in July, we told you about Lawnchair Launcher. It’s a Google Pixel-style home screen replacement built by deletescape in partnership with Amir Zaidi. It brings many of the Pixel’s features such as app shortcuts, […]