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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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Net Signal Pro Wi-Fi strength checker for Android

Net Signal Pro is a commercial application for Android to check the strength of wireless connections and to display various Wi-fi related information. A free ad-powered version is also available. The app […]

Researchers discover HiddenAds malware in a dozen Android apps that wer eon the Google Play Store

Researchers discover HiddenAds malware in a dozen Android apps that were distributed on the Google Play Store

Researchers at McAfee have discovered that a dozen Android apps, that were distributed on the Google Play Store, had been pushing malicious ads to users. Here's what happened. HiddenAds malware in Android […]

Google says it will restore the app permissions section on the Play Store

Google says it will restore the app permissions section on the Play Store

Earlier this week, Google made a rather unusual decision to stop displaying app permissions on the Play Store. The move took users by surprise, and caused quite the confusion. When a friend […]

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Media Player VLC 3.5 for Android has been released

VideoLAN, maker of the popular open source media player VLC, has released VLC 3.5 for Android. The release is already in distribution, but it may take a while before VLC installations on […]

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App Permissions are no longer displayed on Google Play

Google Play is the default store on most Android devices. Most Android users use the store to download new apps and games, and to update them. Up until now, Google Play displayed […]

AGM Glory G1S: heavy-duty Android phone with best-in-class thermal camera

AGM released the Glory G1S, a rugged phone with an impressive thermal camera, a night vision camera, laser pointer and several other nice-to-have features. The heavy-duty phone is built like a tank, […]

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Huge update for third-party Android YouTube client NewPipe released

The developers of the third-party Android YouTube client NewPipe released an update this week for the application. NewPipe 0.23.1 introduces support for new technologies that YouTube uses, which improve the performance of […]

SoundAssistant for Samsung Galaxy gives you app-specific volume controls

SoundAssistant by Good Lock Labs is a free sound application for Samsung Galaxy devices. The main feature of the app gives you control over the sound volume, including options to change the […]

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Android Messages and Dialer apps allegedly sent data to Google without consent

In the research paper "What Data Do The Google Dialer and Messages Apps On Android Send to Google?", Trinity College professor Douglas J. Leith claims that the Google applications Messages and Dialer […]

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How to delete the Advertising ID on Android

The Advertising ID is a unique string that is used for advertising purposes on Android devices. Powered by Google Play, the advertising ID is used by applications for monetization purposes. Apps and […]

DeepL Translator is now available for Android

When DeepL Translator launched in 2017, it promised to deliver translations that would be more human-like than those of competing services such as Google Translate or Microsoft Translate. The service has been […]

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Simple Keyboard: open source lightweight keyboard for Android

Simple Keyboard is an open source application for Google's Android operating system by the maker of Simple Mobile Tools. The app was released recently to the public and is somewhat limited at […]

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Open Source app TapTap brings Android's Quick Tap feature to unsupported devices

TapTap is an open source application for Google's Android operating system that brings Android 12's Quick Tap feature to devices running Android 7 and up. Google implemented Quick Tap in Android 12 […]

The Android August Security Patch is Available for Pixel Phones

Why I won't buy a new phone when my Google Pixel Android phone runs out of support

I bought a Google Pixel 3a Android phone shortly after it was released. Google pledged three years of support for the device, which will run out in May 2022. Previously, I bought […]

Tip: All Simple Mobile Tools Android apps are free on Google Play currently

Simple Mobile Tools is a developer of high quality open source Android applications, which are available as free and paid versions on Google Play. The tools are excellent replacements for native Android […]

How to Get Chrome Extensions on Android

Whether you’re a student or work from home or an office, Chrome has some great extensions that help with organization, productivity, learning, and entertainment. You’ve probably discovered quite a few of these […]

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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for Android is getting an App Tracking Protection feature

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is an open source web browser for Google's Android operating system by DuckDuckGo. The company, best known for its privacy-focused search engine, developed the Android application as a companion […]

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Android 12 is now rolling out to Google Pixel devices

Android users who use a Google Pixel device may install the new Android 12 mobile operating system on their devices starting today. Google enabled the update for all Pixel 3 and newer […]

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Android 12 has been released: Here's what's new in it

Android 12 is here (just as we predicted), Google has released the new iteration of its operating system to AOSP (Android Open Source Project). We explain what the important features that the […]

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Open beta of One UI 4 based on Android 12 is now available for Samsung Galaxy S21 series

Google is rumored to release Android 12 on October 4th. Many OEMs have taken part in the developer preview of the upcoming iteration. And now, Samsung has announced the open beta program […]

Samsung September 2021 security update

What’s new with the Samsung September 2021 security update?

Samsung started rolling out the security update to most of their Galaxy devices from August 30. Google used to be the leader when it came to bringing out updates to their Android […]

New privacy controls for WhatsApp will let you hide your 'Last Seen' status

New privacy controls for WhatsApp will let you hide your 'Last Seen' status

Most messaging clients these days will let you see your friends' statuses and other details, such as when they were last logged in to the app and your current status. However, some […]

Germany is pushing phone makers to offer at least 7 years of updates

Germany is pushing phone makers to offer at least 7 years of updates

The European Commission recently proposed an extension to the support cycle of Android and iOS devices. They've requested a minimum period of five years of updates. Germany's Federal Government is now pushing […]

WhatsApp is bringing a few new features

WhatsApp is bringing a few new features, including iOS to Android migration and iMessage-like emojis

WhatsApp is bringing quite a few new features to the chat platform. Following the recent release of disappearing messages on WhatsApp earlier this month, the developers have started rolling out iOS to […]

Google has added the Presearch browser

Google has added Presearch as a default option on Android devices in Europe

Google has just announced that they will be adding private, decentralized search engine Presearch to the default options on Android devices in the UK and Europe. This option will be available for […]

Magisk, the Android modding tool, is still with us

Magisk, the Android modding tool, is still with us

Magisk is well-known as one of the best Android modding tools available. However, after its creator John Wu was hired by Google in May, the future of the app was unsure. John […]

Google Chrome 94 beta has just been released

Google Chrome 94 Beta is available for download

With Google releasing new versions of Chrome one after the other, there has been a surprising release. Google Chrome 94 beta has just been released, complete with beautiful Material You tweaks. Google […]

Netflix’s gaming platform is released for testing on Android Mobile

Netflix’s gaming platform is released for testing on Android Mobile

A mere month after Netflix announced that they would be introducing games to the mobile platform, we are already starting to see this. The streaming platform just announced that Polish subscribers can […]

Mini previews feature being tested in Google Photos in place of Top Shot

Mini previews feature being tested in Google Photos in place of Top Shot

Top Shot is one of the best features on Google Photos for Android devices. This feature used to be represented by a simple text option, but it appears Google is testing new […]

Android 12.4.1 released to fix some bugs

Android 12.4.1 released to fix some bugs

The Android 12 beta 4 was released a few weeks ago. Along with this latest full iteration of the beta program, we received a few new features and bug fixes. Google has […]

Your Android phone may be getting ‘smart’ RAM

Your Android phone may be getting ‘smart’ RAM

Machine learning is already being used in most smartphones. It is this feature that helps out system performance, translations, voice commands, camera quality, and more. However, Samsung is aiming to take it […]

Google Meets will start giving warnings when you cause an echo

Google Meets will start giving warnings when you cause an echo

Google Meet already has intelligent audio control to help remove echoes in calls. However, they can still occur. Now, Google is releasing a new feature that will give you a warning if […]

Google and Apple app store policies threatened by another new bill

Google and Apple app store policies threatened by another new bill

Just a few weeks ago, we heard about the bill that the U.S senate presented known as the Open Apps Market Act that, if passed, would cause significant changes in the app […]

More changes coming to the Play Store

More changes coming to the Play Store: score ratings, form factors, and more

Google has been making many changes to the Play Store in the last few weeks. It would seem that no area of the Play Store is untouched. The latest feature that is […]

Google Chrome will support a multi-window experience for Android 12

Google Chrome will support a multi-window experience for Android 12

Google was working on a new split-screen mode feature earlier this year. This function would let you group two apps simultaneously. However, not much came from this yet. A new feature is […]

Google Tasks is making it easier to stay on top of your urgent tasks

Google Tasks is making it easier to stay on top of your urgent tasks

Google Tasks is fondly known as one of the best to-do apps for Android. However, despite its popularity, the app doesn’t get a lot of attention from developers. Improvements and new features […]

Google Maps is working to show you how much tolls cost along your route

Google Maps is working to show you how much tolls cost along your route

Google has been consistently updating its Google Maps app to make it better and more convenient for users. Members of the Google Maps preview program have received a message regarding the next […]

New ways to share Wi-Fi credentials on Android 12

New ways to share Wi-Fi credentials on Android 12

Android 12 announced that they will be making it even easier to share Wi-Fi credentials than ever before. But how do you start using this feature? Android 12 improves on three ways […]

Epic Games and Google’s battle continues with more evidence popping up

Epic Games and Google’s battle continues with more evidence popping up

More than a year later, the epic court battle between Epic Games, Google, and Apple is still going on. Recently the court documents started revealing more and more secrets on how business […]

Google Discover’s latest Material You update

Google Discover’s latest Material You update

Google Discover forms an integral part of the Pixel Launcher, despite not being everyone’s favorite feature. Android 12 will be bringing a whole new look to Android devices, and Google Discover on […]


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