5 Google I/O Announcements That Will Make Your Android Smarter and Quicker

5 Google I/O Announcements That Will Make Your Android Smarter and Quicker

Google’s annual developer conference is almost over now, it was filled with modern machine learning advancements the company has been working on and a couple of new product launches including Google Home, messaging platform – “Allo” and more. Additionally, Android received its yearly refresh with the “N” update that comprises of a couple of design enhancements and some behind-the-scenes improvements that […]

 
     
 
 

Google’s Instant Apps Platform Will Let You Run Android Apps Without Downloading Them

Google’s Instant Apps Platform Will Let You Run Android Apps Without Downloading Them

Typically, when a user prefers a website over a native application to get some information or perform an action, it is because he/she doesn’t have the time to go through the trouble of downloading and installing it. However, Google announced a new platform named “Instant Apps” at their annual developer conference, the Google I/O, that will let a user run […]

     
 
 

The Five Sins of Android Phone Makers

The Five Sins of Android Phone Makers

Guest post by Rohan Naravane. There’s hardly any doubt that the iPhone is a smartphone nobody can ignore today. Even if Android accounts for over 80 percent of all smartphones sold, you’ve probably heard about how the iPhone eats over 90 percent of all smartphone profits. That is bound to be a cause of worry among Android phone makers, causing […]

 
     
 
 

Google Reportedly Wants to Build its Own Nexus Devices

Google Reportedly Wants to Build its Own Nexus Devices

Although Android rules the roost when it comes to global mobile OS market share, Google has very little control over the affairs. For instance, the update process in an Android powered phone is something that Google has no control over, they just finalize the update after which it is at the sole discretion of the OEM or the carriers on […]

     
 
 

Camera MX Brings iPhone’s Live Photos Feature to Android

Camera MX Brings iPhone’s Live Photos Feature to Android

Apple with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus introduced a new camera feature, “Live Photos” that can be used to generate dynamic images. It did so by capturing multiple shots before and after the main image providing a much more fun experience as users were able to see a little bit of story behind that particular photo. It was pretty certain […]

     
 
 

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Roll-out Roadmap for Lenovo Smartphones Detailed

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Roll-out Roadmap for Lenovo Smartphones Detailed

Android 6.0 Marshmallow was first unveiled in May 2015 at Google I/O under the codename “Android ‘M’” and it was officially released last month. And while there hundreds of millions of users who still don’t have even Android Lollipop, there are phone makers who are already making public their plans to bring Android 6.0 to their users. Lenovo has announced through […]

     
 
 

WhatsApp for Android Updated with Starred Messages to Allow Users to Quickly Access Bookmarked Messages

WhatsApp for Android Updated with Starred Messages to Allow Users to Quickly Access Bookmarked Messages

WhatsApp has recently released a very useful feature for iPhone users, called Starred Messages. This enables users to quickly access bookmarked messages including images, videos, or other content. And now it seems that this feature is available to Android users, as well, but it hasn’t made its way on Google Play. In order to get this feature on your Android smartphone, you […]

     
 
 

Stagefright 2.0 is Back to Haunt Millions of Android Users, Targets MP3s

Stagefright 2.0 is Back to Haunt Millions of Android Users, Targets MP3s

The Stagefright scare seems to be far from over as Zimperium labs who were the first ones to unearth the vulnerability have reported a Stagefright 2.0 version. This time around the vulnerability is piggy backing on the MP3 audio and also MP4 videos. Curbing the Stagefright menace would most likely be easier this time as we are already familiar with […]

     
 
 

You can now Block Specific Email Addresses and Unsubscribe from Newsletters in Gmail

You can now Block Specific Email Addresses and Unsubscribe from Newsletters in Gmail

There are millions out there who rely on Gmail as their main email client, and I’m sure that for many out there, including myself, it is an essential tool in our daily activities. So it is Google’s responsibility to make sure their product is getting frequent and useful updates. And such seems to be the case with this fresh announcement. Google […]