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Here's the first look of Fortnite for Android ahead of the Galaxy Note 9 launch

Here's the first look of Fortnite for Android ahead of the Galaxy Note 9 launch

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More Android devices will be getting access to Fortnite, but will it remove the domination of PUBG?

Fortnite Mobile on Android: here is how it will play out

Fortnite Mobile on Android: here is how it will play out

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Just as battle royale games have left a deep mark in the PC gaming market, it is now also poised to change the face of mobile gaming, especially after the mobile launch of the two biggest titles in that genre. Well, one and a half. Fortnite is still due to launch on Android alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. But … Continue reading

These Xiaomi smartphones are expected to get Android 9 Pie update

These Xiaomi smartphones are expected to get Android 9 Pie update

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Google's next version of Android is called Android 9(Pie). This version will begin wheeling out to Pixel phones and other devices that participated in the Beta program. Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, and Essential, as well as all

Chrome Beta 69 adds support for notched phones, becomes a media player for Android Go, and more [APK Download]

Chrome Beta 69 adds support for notched phones, becomes a media player for Android Go, and more [APK Download]

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Chrome 68 hit stable two weeks ago with plenty of important changes, like marking HTTP pages as not secure. It took a little longer than normal, but Chrome 69 has now graduated to beta status. Everyone's favorite web browser has finally reached the sex number.

Xiaomi Mi A2 review: Android One at Rs 16,999 with great cameras, but how does it perform?

Xiaomi Mi A2 review: Android One at Rs 16,999 with great cameras, but how does it perform?

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"Turn on Wi-Fi automatically" will be enabled by default on all Android 9.0 Pie running phones

"Turn on Wi-Fi automatically" will be enabled by default on all Android 9.0 Pie running phones

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A feature that automatically connects a handset to a high-quality, previously saved Wi-Fi network was added to the Google Pixel handsets when Android 8.0 Oreo was released last year. Listed as "Turn on Wi-Fi automatically," users can decide whether to have this toggled on or off. Keeping the feature running could help extend the battery life of a phone, especially in an area where there are plenty of low quality Wi-Fi networks competing for a smartphone's attention.

If for some reason you're still using TKIP crypto on your Wi-Fi, ditch it – Linux, Android world bug collides with it

If for some reason you're still using TKIP crypto on your Wi-Fi, ditch it – Linux, Android world bug collides with it

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Patch wpa_supplicant and/or kill off key protocol, thanks

Here is a 5-minute Fortnite video showing gameplay on Android

Here is a 5-minute Fortnite video showing gameplay on Android

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From what we've been able to learn in the last month, it's pretty clear that Fortnite for Android won't be available to everyone at launch. Moreover, the game might not even be distributed through Google's Play Store, as Fortnite developer Epic Games confirmed it rather provide the download links from its own website. Despite the fact that Fortnite will be exclusively available on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for a number of months, that doesn't mean it's not compatible with other Android smartphones. It's just that Epic Games seems to have partnered with Samsung to make the game available ...

Google Contacts 3.0 for Android brings new Material look

Google Contacts 3.0 for Android brings new Material look

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Google's Contacts app for Android is getting a fresh coat of paint.

Customizable car navigation icons are coming to Google Maps for Android [APK Insight]

Customizable car navigation icons are coming to Google Maps for Android [APK Insight]

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Google unveiled a big update to Maps at I/O 2018 that added a Material Theme and “Your score” feature to rank places based on your preferences. Fully rolled out in June, the latest beta version is now preparing a previously announced group planning ...

vivo's Android Pie updates start in Q4

vivo's Android Pie updates start in Q4

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Google officially released Android 9 Pie to its devices this Monday, and so far Essential was the only third party device maker to issue the same update to its one and only handset. No other companies have even announced their update plans for Pie, except for vivo.

Gmail apps for Android and iOS will now let you disable conversation view

Gmail apps for Android and iOS will now let you disable conversation view

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Like to read your Gmail messages in your inbox individually? If so, the Gmail app has a new feature for you.

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