WhatsApp for Android beta users can now change the shape of icons to appear similar to other apps on their smartphones.
Good news for Netflix subscribers, as the company has just announced it will further improve its mobile apps on both Android and iOS platforms. The company's VP of product Todd Yellin confirmed at a press event earlier today that mobile video previews will be implemented to Netflix mobile apps. These mobile video previews are meant to allow Netflix subscribers to sample content with 30-second video previews that are being displayed as vertical videos. This feature is already available on the company's desktop interface since a few years ago, so it makes perfect sense to allow mobile users ...
Just days shy of Pi day, Google released the first developer preview for what will most likely be Android 9.0, a.k.a. Android P. But while we scramble to discover the treasures both hidden and laid out for eyes to see, the arrival of the latest version of Android also heralds the end of an era. When the Android 9.0 P, … Continue reading
Along with the first Android P Developer Preview release comes news about some of the smartphones that will no longer receive major Android OS updates. It appears that Google confirmed that two of its smartphones released in the last few years, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will not be updated to Android P. As a “bonus,” customers who own a Pixel C tablet should not hope to get the update since Google is not going to offer any Android OS upgrade going forward. While we can't say the news comes as a surprise, it's a pity that such popular phones like these Nexuses stop being supported by the ...
The option to change Inbox type is very important for those who receive lots of emails daily, but for some reason, Android users weren't given too many options in regards with the type of their inbox, even though iOS and web already had these features for quite some time. Well, that's not the case any longer, as Google has just announced that it is bringing the option to set your Inbox type directly from your phone. These options will allow Gmail for Android users to sort their inboxes, including unread first, important first, starred first, and priority inbox. Thanks to the latest ...
OnePlus 6 beats Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus by getting highest AnTuTu benchmark score for a device featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU.
Android P feature spotlight: Battery saver gets renamed several times, and it can be scheduled for anywhere between 5% and 70%
We already posted about battery saving mode no longer using flashy orange bars in Android P, but there's more to it than that. It also seems to be having an identity crisis with a total of three different names being used for it, and it's now adjustable to activate from anywhere between 5% and 70%.
Android malware strains have been known to plague the numerous Android apps available online. However, Android users must now also beware of Windows malware infecting their systems. Security researchers at Zscaler have uncovered over 100 Android apps available for download on the Google Play story infected with Windows malware.
Android P feature spotlight: Up to 5 Bluetooth audio devices can be connected simultaneously via a new developer option
In Android 8.1 Oreo, the maximum number of Bluetooth audio devices that you can have connected at one time is two: one for call audio, and one for media. But in Android P, there's a new developer option that allows for up to five --- yes, five --- of your Bluetooth audio devices to be connected to one phone simultaneously.
Pixel users who are not signed up as developers will have to be comfortable using command line tools and wiping the device for a fresh start with Android P.
Android P feature spotlight: App info gets changed up, with 'Force stop' and app version now hidden away
Android P has already brought a lot of changes, including in the settings arena. But things in each application's 'App info' have changed slightly as well; the 'force stop' button and version number have been hidden, though they're luckily still accessible with an additional tap.