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Google unveils a fresh batch of important Android enhancements and features

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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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