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Google can't seem to catch a break, as Pixel 3 XL buzzing reports spread like wildfire

Google can't seem to catch a break, as Pixel 3 XL buzzing reports spread like wildfire

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Another day, another Pixel 3 (XL) glitch. And to think we were almost ready to forgive Google for not finding a more elegant solution to the bezel problem than the world’s largest notch. After all, the newest stock Android phones earned great praise from our resident reviewer, despite featuring the same old single rear-facing camera, 4GB RAM, and no headphone jack.

A look at the Android Market (aka Google Play) on its 10th Anniversary

A look at the Android Market (aka Google Play) on its 10th Anniversary

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Google Play has generated more than twice the downloads of the iOS App Store, reaching a 70% share of worldwide downloads in 2017, according to a new report from App Annie, released in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Android Market, now called Google Play. The report also examined the state of Google Play’s

iPhone XS Max beats Google Pixel 3 XL in speed test by over a minute

iPhone XS Max beats Google Pixel 3 XL in speed test by over a minute

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The latest speed test results are in from YouTuber, PhoneBuff. This time around he pitted the iPhone XS Max against Google’s Pixel 3 XL and the results weren’t pretty for the new Android flagship. However, it seems Google currently has a memory management issue with its Pixel 3, so a redo in the future might better represent real world results.

Google Pixel 3 now rooted with Magisk

Google Pixel 3 now rooted with Magisk

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A bootloader will always be present. You can’t completely eradicate the idea because mobile users and consumers will always want a way to root and make the most of whatever smartphone they have. The idea has been around since the Android platform was made available. There are ways to unlock the bootloader during those times

Google Play Adds Peer-to-Peer Offline Installs, Fights Malware Spread

Google Play Adds Peer-to-Peer Offline Installs, Fights Malware Spread

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Android apps shared via Play-approved partner peer-to-peer apps will have their authenticity verified while the device is offline as announced in a post on the Android Developers Blog by James Bender, Product Manager Google Play.

Google Boosts Android Security with Protected Confirmation

Google Boosts Android Security with Protected Confirmation

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Google further improved the security of Android with the inclusion of a new API in the latest operating system release.

Why is Google's live translation so bad? We asked some experts

Why is Google's live translation so bad? We asked some experts

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Live translation is now available to anyone with Google Assistant-enabled headphones and an Android phone, but the feature is still a long way off being useful

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Come With Android Protected Confirmation

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Come With Android Protected Confirmation

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Google Pixel 3's 'Now Playing' music identification feature is also making way to Pixel 2 handsets.

How Amazon and Microsoft will oust Google to become our next Android overlords

How Amazon and Microsoft will oust Google to become our next Android overlords

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Google's Play Store hegemony for Android apps is no longer guaranteed, thanks to a recent antitrust judgment (and a $5B fine) from the European Union.

Google Home smart speakers start receiving Digital Wellbeing support

Google Home smart speakers start receiving Digital Wellbeing support

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Google is slowly expanding the availability of Digital Wellbeing to more and more devices. Originally announced as a Pixel-exclusive feature, the Digital Wellbeing app was recently made available to Android One smartphones running Android 9 Pie. Although its availability is still limited to several smartphones, Digital Wellbeing will be brought to even more devices in the not so distant future

So, about that Google tax on Android makers in the EU – report pegs it at up to $40 per phone

So, about that Google tax on Android makers in the EU – report pegs it at up to $40 per phone

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Fee offset if Search and Chrome included alongside Play Store, of course

Google Play peer-to-peer app and game sharing is live starting with SHAREit — Files Go and Xender to follow

Google Play peer-to-peer app and game sharing is live starting with SHAREit — Files Go and Xender to follow

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Last December, Google announced a change to APKs uploaded to the Play Store that would insert a bit of security metadata in order to verify the provenance of these files. The "distributed by Google Play" metadata was made official this June, and although there was a lot of uproar about it being akin to DRM, the truth was a little far from that. Now, the Android Developers blog has announced the fruits of this whole ordeal: Play-sanctioned peer-to-peer app sharing is a reality.

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