Tag: Android

Google’s Android Auto for People With Dumb Cars Is Good

The new Assistant Driving Mode can help you get places without touching the screen while behind the wheel. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo I live...

Google’s ‘Push’ Feature Is an Answer to Apple’s App Handoffs

Photo: Sam Rutherford Google has been working to provide better integration between Android phones and Chromebooks for years with features like its Phone Hub, but...

How to Lock Down Your iPhone App Permissions

Screenshot: iOS You don’t want to worry about an app unnecessarily having access to other parts of your phone, and you can control this by...

Smartphone Shipments Expected to Keep Growing as Emerging Markets Show Recovery: IDC

Smartphone shipments will continue to grow as emerging markets are showing strong recovery following the COVID-19 related lockdowns. Latest data from research firm IDC suggests...

Cheap Android Tablets Come With a Bloatware Tax

Get acquainted with the “Uninstall” button on your Android device because it’s still very much needed. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo It’s a relatively known...

Apple, Google Must Allow Devs to Use Alternate Payments, South Korea Says

Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / Contributor (Getty Images) A new South Korean law is set to challenge Apple and Google’s dominance over app store payments for...

Strava Will Stop Updating Older Wear OS App for Android Watches

Strava’s move to stop supporting older builds of Wear OS could catch on with other app makers.Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo Samsung and Google’s upgraded smartwatch platform,...

Samsung Is Turning Its Smart Home Into a Tinkerer’s Tool

SmartThings looks and acts the same, but tinkerers are getting new features for home automation.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Samsung isn’t making any more SmartThings...

Court Documents Show Google Pays Competitors to Not Compete

As more documents are brought to court in the case of Epic v. Google, there is more evidence of the search giant’s anti-competitive streak.Photo: Lionel...

The Best Mid-Range Phone You Can Buy

Photo: Sam Rutherford Ever since Google got into the mid-range phone game with the Pixel 3a, Google’s most affordable handsets have just been getting better...

Google Pixel 5a 5G Component Images Surface Online to Show 4,680mAh Battery, Could Launch on August 17

Google Pixel 5a 5G may be launching soon as some photos of its components have surfaced online. The images shared are part of the images...

Google’s Find My Network for Android Sounds Like Apple’s

Google is working on building out its “Find My Devices” network so you don’t lose your Android stuff again. Photo: Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo People...

Huawei Reports Biggest Ever Revenue Drop Due to US Sanctions Forcing It to Sell Part of Handset Business

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies reported its biggest ever revenue drop in the first half of 2021, after US sanctions drove it to sell a...

Even Google Thinks Sideloading Apps on Android Is Horrible

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) So much is revealed when court documents are officially unsealed, and in the case of Epic Games’ antitrust complaint against...

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G’s Leaked Renders Show Design, Colour Options; Price Tipped Again

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G’s official-looking renders have surfaced online via two tipsters. The leaked renders suggest the design and four colour options that Samsung may...

Google Is Finally Killing Off a Decade-Old Version of Android

Android Gingerbread, you’ve lived a good life. Now it’s time to rest. Photo: Gizmodo Whether you’re running it for a nostalgic feel or you’ve held...

3 Alternative Uses for Your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers

The Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers are capable of more than just gaming. If Joy-Con drift hasn’t made you bananas, then you can detach the controllers...

Google to End Support for Gmail, YouTube, Drive Account Sign-in on Old Android Phones Soon

Google will no longer support sign-ins on Android phones running on version 2.3.7 or lower. This change will come into effect starting September 27, an...

Google Bans “Sugar Daddy” Apps From the Play Store

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) You probably wouldn’t expect to find references to “sugar daddies” in Google’s policy updates, but this week that’s exactly what...

Android Auto Beta Now Open to All, but Be Careful

Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo If you drive a car that supports Android Auto, Google has opened a beta tester program to try the new features before everyone...

This Chromebook Bug Locks Users Out of Their Laptops

Folks were logged out of their Chromebooks because of a typo on Google’s end.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Typos can be pretty embarrassing, but in...

Eligible Smartwatches Can Upgrade to Wear OS 3 in 2022

The Moto360 smartwatch is one of many that run on Snapdragon Wear 3100Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo After Google and Samsung announced they were partnering to build...

Verizon Finally Embraces RCS, Now the Lone Holdout Is Apple

Verizon will make its Android Messages app the default in 2022, though its own Messages app will also get RCS implementation. Photo: Florence Ion /...

Use This Tool to Check Your Phone for NSO Group’s Spyware

Photo: JACK GUEZ / AFP (Getty Images) If you’ve been watching the news this week you may have heard something about the NSO Group, an...

Windows 11 Might Let You Sideload the New Android File Format

Will they or won’t they support Google’s new app bundles?Image: Microsoft Amazon has officially confirmed that it is working on supporting the new Android App...