Tag: Cloud clients

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...

Android TV Is Getting Improved Recommendations and a Watchlist

Image: Google Since the release of Chromecast with Google TV, Google has been updating Android TV with a number of the fancier features available on...

MAGA-branded ‘Freedom Phone’ Is a Major Security Hazard

Screenshot: YouTube/YourVoice Network, Inc Be it Parler, Gab, or GETTR, recent times have seen no shortage of dollar-sign-eyed entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on conservative America’s...

5 Reasons to Turn On Android’s Developer Mode

Screenshot: Android Hidden away in the main Android Settings menu is a secret set of tools called Developer options that gives you access to all...

Test Your Android Phone’s Water Resistance With This Handy App

Test your Android phone’s relative water resistance with an app from the Play Store. Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo Today I learned that you can test the...

No Google Apps Means Endless Issues

The Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 is a seriously gorgeous piece of hardware, despite its slightly plastic back.Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo Huawei has had a bumpy road...

Windows 11 Will Let You Sideload Android Apps

Android apps on Windows 11 can be downloaded from the Amazon Appstore or sideloaded from other sources.Image: Microsoft When Microsoft introduced Windows 11 this week,...

Android Apps on Windows 11 Could Put Apple’s Seamlessness on PC

Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11 via the Amazon Appstore.Image: Microsoft Windows is my desktop operating system. It’s what I’ve been using all...

Jio Announces Ultra-Affordable Jio Phone Next With 4G for India

Image: Jio/Google While carriers in the U.S. are racing to add 5G coverage to their networks, today India’s largest wireless provider announced a new device...

OnePlus Merger With Oppo Could Be Big for Android

The OnePlus may be positioned to be an even bigger player with Oppo’s backing. Photo: Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo One over-used description of Android is...

Google Releases Second Android 12 Beta With New Features

Image: Google Google released the first Android 12 beta at Google I/O back in May, but that version didn’t have all the new updates and...

Android 12 Feature Will Let You Opt Out of App Tracking

Google will soon let you opt-out of third-party tracking from any app you download from the Play Store. Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo With Apple’s developer conference...

Nest Update Will Make Google’s Smart Home Work With Matter

Matter will unify all your Google Nest devices and compatible accessories under one roof. Image: Google Google is going all in with Matter, the new...

Google Wants to Make the Next Pixel Camera More Inclusive

Google’s new algorithm is better at adjusting edits based on skin tone. Screenshot: Google Android is used on 3 billion smartphones worldwide, but most of...

Here’s Everything Announced at Google I/O 2021

Google I/O is back, baby, and that means a metric crap-ton of updates for the Google ecosystem. Although it was virtual, the annual developers’ conference...

Here Are All the New Features Coming in Android 12

Screenshot: Google Android 12 is the next major update to Google’s ubiquitous mobile OS, and at Google I/O 2021 we got a preview of all...

Here’s What to Expect From Google I/O

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Google canceled last year’s annual Google I/O developers conference due to the pandemic, but this year, it’s back—virtually. The event...

Qualcomm Vulnerability Could Effect 30 Percent of the World’s Phones

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) A recently discovered vulnerability inside Qualcomm-produced phone chips could be exploited to gain access to data on affected devices, allowing...

Google Is Bringing a Google TV Experience to Android Tablets

The new Entertainment Space is here, and it’s got space for everything. Image: Google Google is revamping its Android tablet interface with what it calls Entertainment...

Congrats to OnePlus for Making Its Watch Slightly Less Awful

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo The OnePlus Watch launch was catastrophic. Never had a flagship smartwatch since Will.i.am’s infamous Puls smartwatch failed in such spectacular fashion. I...

Google Needs to Make a Real iPad Pro Alternative

Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo As an Android user, I sometimes feel defeated after sitting through an Apple event, especially when there are new, covetable tablets like...

Wow, Google, Show Us How You Really Feel About Wear OS

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo Google’s smartwatch platform, Wear OS, hasn’t received a whole lot of love from the company, but frankly, the neglect is starting to...

How to Sideload Any App on Your Chromecast With Google TV

Don’t limit the apps you can install on your Chromecast.Screenshot: Google Google’s newest Chromecast dongle has a lot going for it, including support for an...