Items tagged with Android

An upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 update will address some user complaints over the display being “washed out,” as well as complaints with the next-gen smartphone’s camera features. Galaxy S24 owners can expect a new “Vividness” option for the display, as well as upgrades to camera functions such as zooming, portrait and... Read more...
We've seen malware that wants to steal your files, money, or even your identity, but the new "Gold Pickaxe" mobile malware goes a step further. This nasty little piece of software is active on both Android and iOS, and it steals the victim's face. Security researchers warn the malware could be used to create deepfake... Read more...
Google's Android 15 Developer Preview is scheduled for release February 15, meaning that if all goes well, it'll be ready for prime time when the Pixel 9 series drops sometime in the fourth quarter. As the name suggests, this is the developer-only iteration, so it's not meant for public consumption. According to a post on Google's Android Read more...
In an era where premium smartphones now routinely command upwards of $1,000, it's refreshing to see OnePlus make another spirited run at disrupting the market with much more affordable handsets. We saw it firsthand in our OnePlus 12 review, a fully loaded $799 smartphone powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen... Read more...
Google assistant on phones is about to get a big upgrade by way of the company's new Gemini AI. Google says that “with Gemini on your phone, you can type, talk or add an image for all kinds of help while you’re on the go.” This new integration of Gemini should make for a better experience when users summon the digital... Read more...
Fossil, one of the few prominent Wear OS smartwatch makers, is over and done with the smartwatch business altogether. The company has officially bowed out to refocus on its traditional watch and jewelry products, which means hardcore fans who were looking forward to the Fossil Gen 7 will be left... Read more...
OnePlus 12 - Starting At $799, Find It On Amazon The OnePlus 12 is a no-compromise Android flagship that offers a beautiful display, excellent cameras, outstanding battery life, and superb value. Unrivaled value Gorgeous display Excellent cameras Outstanding battery life Fast wired/wireless charging, charger in box Clean and responsive software... Read more...
As promised earlier this month, NVIDIA has rolled out an update to its GeForce NOW cloud game streaming service that will be of interest to Android users. Effective with the latest update to the GeForce NOW Android app, members subscribed to the Ultimate tier can stream at up to a 1440p resolution at 120 frames per... Read more...
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro: Starting at $1,199.99 The Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro might not look the part, but it's the most powerful gaming phone on the market currently, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Excellent performance Slimmer design and IP68 rated Secondary USB-C port for charging and accessories Programmable shoulder buttons Ample gaming... Read more...
ASUS has been making Android phones since the early days of the platform, long before we settled on the standard flat glass slab form factor. ASUS tried its hand at convertible Android laptops and phones that turned into tablets, but even after giving up on all of that, it kept experimenting with its gaming-focused... Read more...
Several Android users who installed the latest Spotify beta (version 8.9.2.169) report that the app keeps crashing on their devices. One only need look on X (formerly Twitter) to see a rash of complaints related to the issue, the timing of which coincides with the calendar flipping over to 2024. Hopefully the crashes... Read more...
Security researchers first spotted the Chameleon Android malware this past spring. This pervasive banking trojan has now evolved to become something much more dangerous. Through a series of fake system dialogs, the malware attempts to use the Android system Accessibility service, whic effectively gives Chameleon the... Read more...
If you know anything about hardware emulation, you'll expect that emulating the Nintendo Switch is a pretty tall task, and as far as it goes for "all hardware," you'd be right. However it's now possible to play a lot of Switch games on ARM64-based Android devices with better-than-real-hardware performance thanks to a... Read more...
Beeper is throwing in the towel in its attempt to create a more seamless messaging experience between Android and Apple users. It simply became too difficult to continue to offer the service to users with Apple breaking the app’s functionality after every update. The company states that “each time that Beeper Mini... Read more...
Beeper Mini, the Android app that allows Android users to communicate with iPhone users with a blue bubble, has evolved once again. However, the proposed fix comes with a very big catch that may leave some feeling blue. Android smartphone owners rejoiced when Beeper Mini launched in the Google Play Store, as it... Read more...
It didn’t take long for Apple to figure out a way to block a new Android app designed to circumvent its blue bubble of solitude, a move that promptly caught the ire of a US Senator. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts put the tech giant on blast via her X/Twitter account following the news of Apple blocking the... Read more...
As Android smartphone owners wait for Apple to implement RCS support to its iPhones, they can take advantage of an app called Beeper Mini that will get rid of the green bubbles when texting with an iPhone user. Beeper Mini: Chat With iPhones brings many of the features of iMessage to an Android phone, and without... Read more...
A couple was sadly robbed and had their truck stolen in a pair of brazen thieves right outside their Washington D.C. apartment. While occurrences like this happen way too often, what's bizarre about this theft was in the midst of the robbing, the perpetrators took one look at the victim's Android phone and decided to... Read more...
The holiday season is upon us, and Google has some early presents for Android fans. A raft of new features are beginning to roll out today. They run the gamut from phones, to TV, to wearables, to the Google Messages app. Google has split its surprise feature drop into two parts, with a special focus on Google... Read more...
Display fatigue can be a real thing, and not just in the wear and tear on your eyeballs, but also in the sheer number of devices found in any given home. Televisions, laptops, desktop PCs, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches—it all adds up. It's not a bad idea to try and consolidate, and that's what TCL's new NXTPAPER... Read more...
Google and Epic Games head to court this week in a battle over whether Google's digital payment processing system in its Play Store has been illegally increasing prices for consumers and developers. The epic battle begins with Google still embroiled in a US antitrust trial. Last week, Google posted an open letter... Read more...
Customizing and modifying your smartphone can be fun, but it can also leave you open to security threats. Samsung hopes to ameliorate that risk, however, with a new suite of optional features in its One UI 6 Android skin. A feature, known as Auto Blocker, will lock down your phone to lessen the risk of malware and... Read more...
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