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Configure Android folders to auto-sync with Google Drive

Configure Android folders to auto-sync with Google Drive

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Auto-syncing nonstandard folders to your Google Drive account is fairly straightforward. Here's a look at the steps you'll need to follow.

Google Warns Android Might Not Remain Free Because of EU Decision

Google Warns Android Might Not Remain Free Because of EU Decision

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The EU's decision to force Google to unbundle its Chrome and search apps from Android may have some implications for the future of Android's free business model. In a blog post defending Google's decision to bundle search and Chrome apps on Android, Google CEO Sundar Pichai outlines the company's response to the EU's $5 billion fine

Latest Essential AMA: Android Q Support, Camera Features Roadmap, and More

Latest Essential AMA: Android Q Support, Camera Features Roadmap, and More

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Essential is still doing its monthly Ask Me Anythings over on reddit, providing its community with an opportunity to ask actual Essential staff anything related to Essential and the Essential Phone. This time around, folks asked about Android P beta updates and even got to discussing support for Android Q. Interestingly, Essential said that it … Continued

What if Google Started Charging for Android?

What if Google Started Charging for Android?

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CEO Sundar Pichai suggests a licensing fee is now on the table.

Android P Beta Rom Ported To Project Treble Smartphones

Android P Beta Rom Ported To Project Treble Smartphones

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If your phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in it and is fully Project Treble enabled, you may be able to check out an Android P Beta ROM ported over by XDA user erfanoabdi. The catch is that your device needs to have an Android 8.1-friendly vendor image, the place where your device’s OEM stores

Google faces record $5B fine from EU over Android competition. Could it happen here?

Google faces record $5B fine from EU over Android competition. Could it happen here?

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Europe has hit Google with a record $5 billion fine for anti-competitive business practices with its mobile device software platform. Does it matter here in the U.S.? Will it have an effect on the growing Internet of Things expansion?

EU Slaps Google With Record $5B Fine Over Android Bundling Practices

EU Slaps Google With Record $5B Fine Over Android Bundling Practices

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The company is using illegal Android licensing requirements to cement its position in internet search, the European Commission says.

Report: Android Devices Had More Issues Than iOS In Q1 2018

Report: Android Devices Had More Issues Than iOS In Q1 2018

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A report from Blancco Technology Group found, among other trends, that Android devices tended to have a higher failure and issue rate than iOS devices through the first quarter of 2018. This doesn’t necessarily equate to devices becoming unusable, but also smaller issues like hardware errors with devices that caused defects in everyday use, software

[Update: Out now] Square Enix's graphic adventure 'Life is Strange' is finally coming to Android in July

[Update: Out now] Square Enix's graphic adventure 'Life is Strange' is finally coming to Android in July

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Square Enix's Life is Strange started its existence as an episodic graphic adventure game for PC and consoles back in 2015. At the time many critics found that it offered one of the best interactive stories of its generation, which is probably why it was eventually released on iOS two years later. Of course, like many high-profile iOS games, Android was never considered for a port.

European Union Fines Google $5 Billion Over Android Antitrust Abuse

European Union Fines Google $5 Billion Over Android Antitrust Abuse

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The EU ordered Google to suspend illegal conduct within 90 days, or else face a $5 billion fine plus additional charges of up to 5% of Alphabet‘s average daily worldwide revenue. The European Union has slapped Google with a record antitrust fine for abusing the supremacy of its Android mobile operating system. This being the second multibillion-dollar

After EU Fines Google Over Android, Alphabet Will Take $5.07 Billion Charge in Q2

After EU Fines Google Over Android, Alphabet Will Take $5.07 Billion Charge in Q2

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Alphabet, Google’s parent company, said it will take a charge of $5.07 billion against second-quarter 2018 earnings to account for the record €4.34 billion fine by the European Commission, alleging the internet giant violated EU anti-competition laws. The company made the disclosure in a regulatory filing. The development hasn’t led investors to panic: Alphabet stock

European Commission Fines Google a Record €4.34 Billion for ‘Illegal Practices Regarding Android Mobile Devices to Strengthen Dominance of Google’s Search Engine’

European Commission Fines Google a Record €4.34 Billion for ‘Illegal Practices Regarding Android Mobile Devices to Strengthen Dominance of Google’s Search Engine’

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The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Since 2011, Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search.

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