Android

Android 11 users to get more control over location access for apps

Google will also update its Google Play policy by the end of the year to require that developers get approval if they want to access location data in the background, which will be based on relevance and necessity.

Feb 22, 2020, 15:03 PM IST

Twitter is finally back after global outage

At least 10,000 users around the world reported that they could not access the social network

Feb 08, 2020, 13:00 PM IST

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: How good is India's most expensive smartphone?

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: World's first foldable smartphone has arrived in India. Priced at Rs 1.65 lakh, it is also the country's most expensive phone and offers you a smartphone as well as tablet experience in the same device. How good is it? Does it justify its price tag? To find out, watch this review.

Nov 08, 2019, 12:00 PM IST

WhatsApp quietly rolls out tool to share status on Facebook

Just like Instagram, WhatsApp's status Stories let users post images, text and videos on your profile that disappear after 24 hours.

Sep 23, 2019, 11:28 AM IST

Google testing 'Incognito Mode' in Maps

Just like in Google Chrome, "Incognito Mode" for Maps will have several specific privacy features when rolled out globally.

Sep 23, 2019, 10:50 AM IST

Google adds more Indian languages to its products

Google exuded confidence that these initiatives will help unlock more relevant information and content for even more users across India. 

Sep 19, 2019, 15:11 PM IST

Snapchat introduces 3D Camera Mode

The feature will only be available to users with an iPhone X and above as it uses the tech used by the True Depth camera, but any Android or iOS device will be able to receive and view the creations.

Sep 19, 2019, 11:09 AM IST

Google finally rolling out dark mode for Gmail on Android

The latest version of the Gmail app for Android is said to be available with version 2019.08.18.267044774, which is currently available on Play Store.

Sep 12, 2019, 16:08 PM IST

Google brings Assistant Ambient Mode for phones, tablets

Ambient Mode will be available on the upcoming Lenovo Smart Tab M8 HD and Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab, Nokia 7.2 and 6.2, Google said.

Sep 06, 2019, 15:21 PM IST

Google Android 10 for Pixel phones released: Ten things you want to know

Google said that Android 10 gives you greater protection, transparency, and control over your data.

Sep 04, 2019, 17:15 PM IST

Nokia leads in updating its smartphones, Samsung 2nd

Only around a quarter of the top Android models are updated to the latest OS version, said a whitepaper titled "Software and Security Updates: The Missing Link for Smartphones" by Counterpoint Research.

Aug 30, 2019, 14:22 PM IST

Google removes malicious app downloaded over 100 million times

After cyber security firm Kaspersky found the problem with the app called CamScanner, it reported the issue to Google which has taken it off from Play Store.

Aug 30, 2019, 11:02 AM IST

Android 10 for Pixel to release on September 3: Report

Google is expected to refresh its Pixel series with two new offerings -- Pixel 4 and 4 XL -- later in October.

Aug 28, 2019, 10:25 AM IST

Flipkart rolls out video service through Android app

Similar to Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and other streaming services, Flipkart is offering curated and personalised video content to the Indian audience.

Aug 19, 2019, 09:51 AM IST

'WhatsApp from Facebook' tag added in latest beta: Report

This comes less than a week after the Facebook-owned platform started rolling out a feature called "Fingerprint lock" for its Android beta users.

Aug 19, 2019, 09:49 AM IST

Now use fingerprint or screen lock instead of password for some Google services

The feature is currently available on Pixel devices and coming to all Android 7+ devices over the next few days, Google wrote in a blog.

Aug 14, 2019, 15:27 PM IST

WhatsApp beta for Android supports 'Fingerprint lock'

When this feature is enabled, users will have to use fingerprint to open WhatsApp.

Aug 14, 2019, 15:04 PM IST

Android Q's final beta released ahead of official launch

Many new features, such as the dark mode and gestural navigation, were announced at Google's I/O 2019 Conference, with these upcoming updates focussed on polish before the consumer launch.

Aug 08, 2019, 13:28 PM IST

Twitter testing 'Snooze' for its push notifications

This discovery was first made by Jane Manchun Wong who regularly discovers unreleased features on popular social media applications.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:14 PM IST

YouTube Premium starts rolling out 1080p offline downloads

The service offers ad-free music streaming through YouTube Music Premium and Google Play Music services.

Aug 02, 2019, 16:52 PM IST