Google Android

When it comes to Google Android mobile devices, there are plenty of applications and networks that present new content for smartphones and tablets. We’ll be covering the news related to this operating system, updates, reviews, features, and guides.

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Google made a small make-over to Android

Google has recently released new feature updates for its Android operating system, which have generated significant attention in the tech community. One of the most notable changes accompanying these updates is the […]

Google Pixel 8 event

Google did it again

In yet another case of Google unintentionally revealing its upcoming products, the tech giant has accidentally leaked its flagship smartphone, the Pixel 8 Pro. This latest leak comes from none other than […]

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Sustainable and repair-friendly Fairphone 5 released

Different users have different requirements when it comes to selecting a new mobile phone, but there are is some common ground to be found. Device support plays a role, as it determines […]

Android Auto disappeared

Why did Android Auto disappeared all of a sudden?

Android Auto is an indispensable feature that enhances the driving experience by seamlessly integrating your Android device with your car's infotainment system. However, recent updates have brought about a frustrating issue: some […]

Google Messages may use Garmin Response for SOS Emergency feature

Google is working on integrating emergency SOS functionality into its Google Messages application. The safety feature is designed to allow users to request help even in locations and situations without mobile and […]

How to disable Android's new Ads Privacy features

Google Android users may see a new message after the installation of updates that informs them that new ads privacy features are available. Google claims that the new features improve user privacy […]

Pixel Binary Transparency

With Pixel Binary Transparency, your phone is safer than ever

In a continuous effort to enhance user security, Google has introduced a groundbreaking security feature called Pixel Binary Transparency for its Pixel line of smartphones. This innovation aims to bolster the protection […]

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Android: how to disable 2G cellular connections to improve security

Google Android users may (soon) disable 2G cellular connections on their devices thanks to a recently integrated feature. The option is designed to harden network security on Android by disabling 2G functionality […]


How to manually scan for unknown tracker devices in Android

When Apple launched AirTags, small devices that Apple users can use for tracking purposes, some heralded the company for launching another useful feature. Others, including many privacy advocates, noted that these devices […]

Android chat app malware SafeChat

Hackers exploit Android chat app to steal Signal and WhatsApp user data

Hackers have been found using a deceptive Android chat app, known as ''SafeChat'', to conduct espionage on unsuspecting victims. The spyware embedded within this malicious app targets popular communication platforms like Signal […]

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ChatGPT is now available for Android

The official ChatGPT application for Android is now available. OpenAI, maker of ChatGPT and other AI products, released the application yesterday. It follows the official ChatGPT for iOS application, which OpenAI released […]

Android 4.4 KitKat support is ending in August 2023

Android users who run devices with Android 4.4 KitKat will no longer receive Google Play updates from August 2023 onward. The decision to end support for the ancient version of Android comes […]

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Android Chrome crashing: How to fix it

Many users have recently encountered the Android Chrome crashing error on social media platforms. Android Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world, and for good reason. It's […]

Google is tightening business verification on Google Play, but there is a loophole

Google Play Store, the official place to get Android games and applications, has several security protections in place already designed to prevent the release of malicious content on the Play Store. These […]

Gmail takes aim at scheduling woes with latest update

Streamlining meeting coordination is set to become significantly more straightforward with the advent of a new update to Gmail. The email service provider has revealed a noteworthy enhancement that allows users to […]

Android 14 Beta 4

Android 14 Beta 4 is here: Last step before stable release

Android 14 Beta 4 is officially out, and eligible Pixel owners are able to test the bug fixes, and more. This is the latest beta before the stable release, so it plays […]

Leaked Pixel 8 specs won't upset fans

Tech enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting Google's yet-to-be-officially-announced Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, expected to make their debut in just a few months. Despite the silence from Google, the rumour mill has […]

Google Play Store malware installed on 1.5 million Android devices

Google's Play Store is the go-to store for most Android users when it comes to installing new apps and games for the operating system. Like Google's Chrome Web Store, which is the […]

Is Google Chat copying WhatsApp with these features?

In a bid to expand its horizons, Google Chat seems to be transitioning from a purely business-centric platform to encompass more social elements. This shift appears to be an attempt to position […]

Samsung Galaxy Enhance-X: photo editing app is now available

Samsung's Galaxy Enhance-X photo editing application is now available for some of the company's premium smartphones on the official Samsung Galaxy Store. The company launched a beta version of the app previously […]

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New Android features unveiled by Google

In a recent press release and accompanying blog post, Google has unveiled a plethora of exciting new Android features for users. These enhancements span across smartphones, tablets, and wearables, bringing a wave […]

These Android apps found to carry malicious spyware

A significant number of Android apps, including several that were previously available on the Google Play Store, have been discovered to contain a potentially dangerous software development kit. The recently identified SDK, […]

Your spare Chromecast may no longer work

Google has recently made the decision to discontinue support for the original Chromecast, which was launched back in 2013 with a price tag of $35. Several support pages now carry an announcement […]

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Google warns users about unsecure Android TV OS boxes

Google has issued a warning to users regarding the prevalence of unsecure Android TV OS boxes. These seemingly innocuous devices, which have gained immense popularity in recent years, have become a breeding […]

iRecorder Screen Recorder

iRecorder Screen Recorder turns villian

An Android app that initially appeared harmless was recently exposed for engaging in covert activities by secretly recording users without their knowledge or consent. The app in question, known as iRecorder Screen […]

Android 14 keyboard shortcuts

Android 14 comes with 29 new keyboard shortcuts

Google's commitment to optimizing the user experience on larger-screen devices like foldables and tablets is evident with the recent introduction of Android 14 Beta 2. Alongside the highly anticipated Pixel Fold announcement, […]

Android BrutePrint attack

Android fingerprint locks are on thin ice

In a recent discovery, researchers from Tencent Labs and Zhejiang University have revealed a concerning vulnerability that puts Android smartphone users at risk. By employing a brute-force attack technique, the researchers successfully […]

Find Android bugs, earn up to $30k

In a recent announcement, Google has unveiled a new bug bounty program for Android, inviting skilled individuals to put their expertise to the test and potentially earn substantial rewards. The program promises […]

Android 14 will bring app-level screen recording

With a few months remaining until Android 14 starts making its way to compatible devices, details about the upcoming iteration of Google's operating system have been gradually emerging. The information flow commenced […]

Your Android phones may contain malware out of the box

In a troubling discovery, cybersecurity researchers at Trend Micro have unveiled a widespread supply chain attack that has resulted in millions of Android devices being compromised before they even leave the factory. […]

Gboard's split keyboard is now on Android tablets

Gboard, a highly acclaimed Android keyboard, has established itself as a top choice among users seeking seamless typing experiences across various devices such as smartphones, foldables, and even Wear OS watches. In […]

Android Studio's AI sidekick makes coding bot-ter than ever

At Google's highly anticipated annual I/O developer conference, Android Studio took center stage with a groundbreaking announcement. With its upcoming version, Android Studio Hedgehog, developers will be introduced to an innovative companion […]

Google showcases exciting Android 14 features at I/O 2023

The much-awaited Google I/O 2023, the annual developer conference, commenced yesterday, captivating tech enthusiasts with a slew of announcements. Among the highlights were Google's focus on integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into its […]

AntennaPod Podcast App for Android update has a new Home screen

Back in 2019, I revealed that AntennaPod was my favorite podcast manager and player on Android. It is a free open source podcast player that is available on Google Play and on […]

Google Weather app gets a Material You-nique touch

Android's weather experience received a revamp in 2021 with a Google Material Theme redesign, coinciding with the wide rollout of Material You to other first-party apps. Now, Google Weather is getting a […]

3310 would be proud of the new Nokia XR21

HMD Global's latest Nokia phone, the Nokia XR21, builds on the brand's reputation for producing robust devices (As the old saying goes, when the world comes to an end, only two things […]

Google fixes 52 security issues in the May 2023 security updates for Android

Google has just released the May 2023 security bulletin for its Android operating system. It addresses 52 different security issues in Android and components.  The company publishes the security bulletin on the […]

What is new in Android 14 Beta 1.1 patch?

Google has recently launched an intermediary update called Android 14 Beta 1.1 patch, a small upgrade to the previous Beta 1 which was released two weeks ago. This patch addresses some of […]

Play Store's new "Ad"venture

The Play Store, which was once only meant for recommendations of apps, has now evolved into a platform for full-blown ads. In November, users began to see targeted promos for apps when […]

Google is developing Timeline feature for Android System Settings

Google is reportedly developing a Timeline map feature for Android's system settings app, similar to the one available on Google Maps. The company is working on centralizing personal data management for Android […]



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