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Google unveils a fresh batch of important Android enhancements and features

8 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Might not be ready for primetime just yet, but while adventurous users and cool new features and the vast majority of the world's smartphone owners continue to wait for a stable Android 11 update, the search giant is today taking the wraps off half a dozen smaller enhancements aimed at making handsets "more secure and convenient for everyone."
Small doesn't equal trivial in this particular case, mind you, and perhaps more importantly, it's definitely worth highlighting that , just like , are not exclusively headed for owners of Android 11-running devices.
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Google Assistant lockscreen commands are now accompanied by glanceable cards

Google Assistant lockscreen commands are now accompanied by glanceable cards

8 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Google is optimizing the experience of using voice commands on phones by taking better advantage of the available screen. On Android, Google Assistant voice commands from the lockscreen will feature new glanceable cards.
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Android's ‘Autofill with Google' manager now warns about compromised app passwords

Android's ‘Autofill with Google' manager now warns about compromised app passwords

8 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Back in 2019 , Google introduced an extension that warned about compromised credentials, and it later became a native Chrome feature. Password Checkup is now being integrated into Android's “Autofill with Google” system when signing into third-party apps.
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9to5Google Daily 614: Supposed Pixel 5a renders leak, Samsung one-ups Google with update promise, plus more

9to5Google Daily 614: Supposed Pixel 5a renders leak, Samsung one-ups Google with update promise, plus more

8 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

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Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does

Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does

8 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Samsung is upping the ante on Android updates and offering four years of security updates on many of its Android devices. The company's full update package is now three years of major OS updates and four years of security updates, besting even what Google offers on the Pixel line.
In the announcement, Samsung says, "Over the past decade, Samsung has made significant progress in streamlining and speeding up its regular security updates. Samsung worked closely with its OS and chipset partners, as well as over 200 carriers around the world, to ensure that billions of Galaxy devices...
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Song in the Smoke PlayStation VR survival game launch as this year

Song in the Smoke PlayStation VR survival game launch as this year

Rich McCormick from 17-BIT has taken to the official PlayStation blog to announce and reveal more details about a new game that will be launching on the PlayStation VR platform... Read more ...

WhatsApp desktop app update brings voice and video calling

WhatsApp desktop app update brings voice and video calling

WhatsApp has announced that it will be bringing a range of new features to its desktop app on the PC and Mac. This includes video and voice calling within the app and both the... Read more ...

Galaxy A82 5G Appears On Geekbench With Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM

Galaxy A82 5G Appears On Geekbench With Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM

Samsung recently launched the Galaxy F62 mid-ranger with a two-year-old flagship chipset - the Exynos 9825 that powered the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+ in 2019. Now... Read more ...

Realme GT 5G goes official w/ Snapdragon 888, 120Hz display, $430 price

Realme GT 5G goes official w/ Snapdragon 888, 120Hz display, $430 price

The Realme GT 5G has now officially launched as the cheapest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888-powered device with an effective $430 price. more... Read more ...

UK Antitrust Watchdog to Investigate Apple's App Store Policies

UK Antitrust Watchdog to Investigate Apple's App Store Policies

Today the United Kingdom's Competition and Market Authority launched an official investigation into the distribution of apps on iOS and iPadOS devices in the U.K. and the terms... Read more ...

Apple now makes it easy to transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos

Apple now makes it easy to transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos

Apple is launching a new tool which is designed to make it easy for you to transfer your iCloud photos to another service like Google Photos. The new service will not remove... Read more ...

IPad Mini 6 release date, price, news and leaks

IPad Mini 6 release date, price, news and leaks

We've heard Apple is working on a new iPad to come out in early 2021 - here's what we want to see. Read more ...

Google Cardboard VR goggles no longer sold on Google Store

Google Cardboard VR goggles no longer sold on Google Store

This decision by Google is not exactly surprising. In fact, we've only waiting for the tech giant to make the announcement. The last related announcement we featured was back... Read more ...

Sketchy Rumor Claims Apple Could Be Working On An iPad Mini Pro

Sketchy Rumor Claims Apple Could Be Working On An iPad Mini Pro

Apple's current iPad lineup consists of several models. There is the smallest iPad mini, the iPad, the iPad Air, and the iPad Pro. However, there could soon be a fifth iPad... Read more ...

Next Nintendo Switch Will Support 4K And Will Have A 7-Inch Display

Next Nintendo Switch Will Support 4K And Will Have A 7-Inch Display

While Nintendo has denied that they have plans to launch an updated Switch model, it would make sense if they did. After all, there are new entrants to the console market in... Read more ...