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Huawei is prepared to immediately add Google services and apps to Mate 30 line if the ban ends

5 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

For the first time since being placed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List on May 16th, Huawei has unveiled a new flagship series. Since its inclusion on the list prevents the Chinese manufacturer from accessing its U.S. supply chain, the company cannot install Google's core Android apps such as the Play Store, YouTube, Maps, and Chrome on the Mate 30 line. Huawei's EMUI 10, pre-loaded on its new flagships, is based on the AOSP open-source version of Android.
According to Android Authority, Huawei's consumer group chief Richard Yu did note that Huawei is ready ...
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Android VPN apps found serving disruptive ads

Android VPN apps found serving disruptive ads

5 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

A security researcher has discovered four VPN apps that serve ads while running in the background and also on the home screen of Android smartphones in the latest case of adware found on the Google Play Store. While researching suspicious Android VPN apps, Andy Michael found that Hotspot VPN, Free VPN Master, Secure VPN and Security Master by Cheetah Mobile were all showing full screen pop-up ads on his smartphone even though none of these apps were currently open. It is also worth noting that all of these apps originate from either Hong Kong or China where VPN usage tends to be higher...
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Leaked video shows Google's vision for Android-based feature phones and apps

Leaked video shows Google's vision for Android-based feature phones and apps

5 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Last week, we saw that Google was seemingly scrapping their work on Chrome for Android-based feature phones. As this was the only publicly visible work, we believe Google may have scrapped Android feature phones altogether. Now we have an in-depth look at what could have been, as a leaked video of an Android-based feature phone made by Nokia has surfaced. Our in-depth analysis has revealed new apps and interesting details about the project.
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Some Android users can add a shortcut app on their home screen for Google Dictionary

Some Android users can add a shortcut app on their home screen for Google Dictionary

5 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

If you use Google Search as a dictionary, you might be interested in creating a shortcut app that will open Google's Dictionary tool on-demand from your home screen. 9to5Google noted that some Android users who used Search to look up the definitions of some words or typed in "Dictionary" were given the opportunity to add a dictionary shortcut. If you
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Google Cracks Down On Android Apps That Track Your Location In The Background

Google Cracks Down On Android Apps That Track Your Location In The Background

Google announced this week that it will no longer allow Android apps to indiscriminately track a user's location in the background. Instead, all location-tracking features will... Read more ...

Today's best Android game/app deals and freebies: Dr. Seuss, Demon Rise, more

Today's best Android game/app deals and freebies: Dr. Seuss, Demon Rise, more

All of the best Android app deals to take you into the weekend are now up for the taking. We have a collection of iconic interactive story books, GIF cams, freebie icon packs... Read more ...

Facebook offers to pay users for their voice recordings

Facebook offers to pay users for their voice recordings

Enlarge Facebook is offering to pay its users for personal information including recordings of their own voice, in a rare example of internet companies directly compensating... Read more ...

9to5Mac Daily: February 21, 2020 - AirPods Pro Lite rumors, more 

9to5Mac Daily: February 21, 2020 - AirPods Pro Lite rumors, more 

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app , Stitcher , TuneIn , Google Play , or through our... Read more ...

Google removes, reinstates, and removes ToTok app said to spy for UAE government

Google removes, reinstates, and removes ToTok app said to spy for UAE government

Enlarge In late December, Google and Apple removed the ToTok social messaging app from their marketplaces after US intelligence officials told The New York Times it was a tool... Read more ...

The Pixel 4 Personal Safety app can now be sideloaded on older Pixels

The Pixel 4 Personal Safety app can now be sideloaded on older Pixels

As part of the numerous deep dives into the Android 11 Developer Preview 1, there have been some notable tweaks, but not too many major changes. However, the new Personal... Read more ...

Google Stadia will come pre-installed in certain smartphones

Google Stadia will come pre-installed in certain smartphones

If you're an Android phone user you're used to a few Google apps coming pre-installed on the phones, like Gmail and Google Maps, and it looks like on certain handsets Google... Read more ...

Microsoft finally brings OneDrive for Android on par with iOS app

Microsoft finally brings OneDrive for Android on par with iOS app

We're not sure how many people have downloaded the iOS version of OneDrive, but we do know the app exceeds 1 billion downloads in the Google Play Store, an impressive milestone... Read more ...