Tag: Gizmodo

Samsung’s Switch to Google’s Wear OS Would Be a Huge Mistake

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo Rumors that Samsung may potentially ditch Tizen, its proprietary OS for wearables, for Google’s Wear OS, have been flying lately. It’s a...

How Android’s Nearby Share Compares to Apple’s AirDrop

Image: Google Android finally has its own version of Apple’s AirDrop. It’s called Nearby Share, and it makes it easy to quickly send files to...

Google Maps Dark Mode and 5 Other Android Updates Out Today

Image: Google While we wait for Android 12 to officially go live later this year, Google has a bunch of tweaks and updates coming to...

Google’s First Android 12 Developer Beta Is Here

Image: Google Google just announced the release of the first developer preview build of Android 12, giving us a few hints at what changes to...

The File-Sharing Android App ShareIt Has Deep Security Flaws

A file-sharing app that claims it has been downloaded from the Google Play store more than 1 billion times has serious security flaws.Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo...

Leaked Android 12 Screenshots Show Some iOS-Like Changes Coming

Screenshot: Google (Other) While Google typically waits until much later in the spring to officially show off new updates and features, some leaked screenshots may...

Barcode Scanner Android App Pushed Malware Onto Millions

Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi (Getty Images) A popular app has been removed from Google Play after it was discovered to have delivered trojanized malware onto millions...

Google Pays News Platforms In Australia as Crackdown Looms

Photo: Tolga Akmen (Getty Images) Australians suffering through anxiety caused by the looming threat of having to switch to Bing for their search results received...

Google Mulls an Android Alternative to Apple’s Privacy Settings

Photo: Alastair Pike (Getty Images) On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the Google was “exploring an alternative” to to the anti-ad-tracking features that Apple will soon...

Google Fit Now Measures Heart and Breath Rate with Your Phone

Screenshot: Google As wearable devices like smartwatches become more sophisticated, with sensors that can do everything from detecting atrial fibrillation to measuring blood oxygen levels,...

The Best Organization Apps for Scheduling Your Days

The ongoing pandemic makes days blur into each other—they are no longer differentiated by the events and activities that helped split up our time. If...

Ford Will Put Android in Millions of Cars Starting in 2023

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) In a massive shift for Ford’s in-car infotainment systems, the car maker announced today that it will be partnering with...

Google Suspended Federated Chat App Element for Allegedly Hosting Abusive Content

Photo: Lionel Bonaventure (Getty Images) Google temporarily yanked Element’s Android chat app from the Play Store this week for allegedly hosting abusive content. The decision’s...

See Which Apps Are Using Your Camera, Microphone, and Location

Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Protecting your privacy in the modern age isn’t easy, with everything from app labels to online cookies to think about, but knowing...

It’s Done—the Google-Fitbit Deal Is Complete

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo Over a year since announcing the deal and after months of regulatory scrutiny, the Google-Fitbit merger is finally official. This outcome was...

The Best iOS and Android Apps for Relaxation and Meditation

We’re barely into 2021 and it’s already been kind of a lot, to say the least. If you’re able to take a break from doomscrolling,...

TCL’s New 20 Series Phones Offer Truly Low Cost 5G

Image: TCL Last year TCL began flexing its industrial muscle when it launched its first line of TCL branded phones, and now for CES 2021,...

Here’s What We’re Expecting to See

Image: Samsung/Digital Slang After weeks of rumors, Samsung has finally announced its next Galaxy Unpacked Event scheduled for January 14, and it couldn’t have come...

How to Enable the Hidden Tap Gesture on iPhone or Android

Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Shortcuts and gestures can help do more with your phone in less time—you just need to know the right ones to use....

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra Will Reportedly Get S-Pen Support

Photo: Sam Rutherford Samsung’s mobile chief recently said the Korean electronics giant wants to bring the Galaxy Note experience to more phones, and now a...

The New OnePlus Concept Phone Is a Color-Shifting Tease

Image: OnePlus Apparently OnePlus is turning its habit of releasing concept phones every winter into a tradition. Following last year’s Concept One, OnePlus has just...

Oppo’s Triple Hinge Slide-Phone Concept Is Wild

While everyone might not be on board yet, one of the things I like most about flexible display tech is the way it allows phone...

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S21 Teasers Show Off Divisive Design

Rumors have been swirling around claiming the Galaxy S21 could get announced as early as January (possibly a month sooner than S20’s debut last year),...

Google Just Announced its Fourth Pixel Feature Drop

Image: Google Last week Google announced a bunch of new features coming to Android devices as a whole, and now the company has returned to...

Google Is Releasing a Bunch of Android Updates to End the Year

Google is pushing out a handful of last-minute Android updates before the end of the year, including a huge update to its delightful Emoji Kitchen...