All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Android’

Bing Mobile Apps Get Some Updates

Bing Mobile Apps Get Some Updates

Microsoft announced some updates to its Android and iPhone apps. While they company describes both updates as major, this is especially the case for Android. There’s a new mobile search experience on Google’s operating system. “The Bing App on Android brings together the information you need, connected to the apps you trust – all to help you “find” and “do” …

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Reddit Announces Android App Beta, New iOS App to Follow

Reddit Announces Android App Beta, New iOS App to Follow

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced on the site today that the company is putting out an Android app (in beta) today with a new iOS app to follow. The announcement is just casually noted in a longer post about Reddit in 2016. It talks about issues the site has faced and continues to face. From the post (via TechCrunch): Spam …

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Yahoo Mail Mobile Apps Get New Features

Yahoo Mail Mobile Apps Get New Features

Yahoo just made a couple of Yahoo Mail announcements. The iOS app is getting new customizable swipes and a recent attachments feature. The Android app is getting the swipes and new actionable notifications. Here’s what Yahoo says about new swipes for iOS (you can see the explanation for Android here): Swipes are one of the fastest ways people clean up …

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Kickstarter Finally Comes to Android

Kickstarter Finally Comes to Android

It’s hard to believe, but Kickstarter hasn’t had an Android app until now. They launched an iOS app about three years ago, but despite having a much larger share of the smartphone market, Android has once again been an afterthought. Couldn’t they have just raised money for this through Kickstarter years ago? Either way, it’s here now. Unfortunately it doesn’t …

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Skype Android App Lets You Schedule Calls, Open Office Files

Skype Android App Lets You Schedule Calls, Open Office Files

Last week, Microsoft announced Skype call scheduling from the Outlook apps for iOS and Android to make it easy to schedule and begin a group chat and call with friends and colleagues. The Outlook team wrote in a blog post, “It can be challenging keeping up with friends, family and colleagues. Finding a time that works for everyone and remembering …

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Google Lets Android Users Download Apps Directly From Search Results

Google Lets Android Users Download Apps Directly From Search Results

Google appears to be rolling out a change to mobile search results on Android that let users download apps from the results page without having to to do from the Google Play store. A few reports have come out about this. It’s possible that it’s only a test, but a lot of people seem to be getting it. As far …

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Shopify Launches POS for Android

Shopify Launches POS for Android

Shopify launched Shopify POS for iOS all the way back in 2013. Now, the system is available for Android, which has a much larger share of the mobile operating system market. Shopify POS allows merchants to accept payments with their smartphone or tablet, making it easier to sell at markets, popups, trade shows, in-store, etc. Shopify says in a blog …

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Google+ App Gets Update, Improved Search

Google+ App Gets Update, Improved Search

Google announced the launch of a new update for its Google+ Android app to version 7.0.0. The update has begun rolling out, and will continue over the next day or two. “This version includes two of our most requested Android fixes and a number of additional updates,” says Luke Wroblewski in a Google+ update (via 9to5Google). The update includes (via …

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Verified Facebook Users Get New Mentions Android App

Verified Facebook Users Get New Mentions Android App

Facebook finally launched a new Facebook Mentions Android app for verified users. There has been one available for iOS, which has a fraction of the the mobile operating system market share, for going on two years. With the app, which verified users can stream live video, talk with followers, and otherwise use Facebook in normal ways like sharing updates, photos, …

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Google Announces New Android TVs, Google Cast Speakers

Google Announces New Android TVs, Google Cast Speakers

Google has a few bits of living room news out of CES. These surround both its Android TV and Google Cast lines. On the Android TV front, new TVs from Sony, Sharp, and Philips are being shown off. “Android TV brings apps, games, movies, shows, music and more to the biggest screen in your home,” Google’s Adrienne McCallister says in …

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Android Pay Hits Apps

Android Pay Hits Apps

Google unveiled Android Pay at Google I/O in May as its answer to Apple Pay. It exists separate from Google’s previous payments offering Google Wallet, which got its own overhaul in September. Also in September, Android Pay was actually launched, giving users the ability to pay with their Android phones at locations throughout the U.S. We knew it was coming, …

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Google Announces Updates to Now on Tap

Google Announces Updates to Now on Tap

This year at Google I/O, Google introduced Now On Tap as part of Marshmallow, the latest Android release. It let users utilize Google Now from third-party apps rather than just Google itself. On Tuesday, Google announced some updates to the feature, which it says will be useful to people throughout the holiday season as well as the rest of the …

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Google’s Pixel C Goes On Sale Today

Google’s Pixel C Goes On Sale Today

Google introduced its new Android tablet – the Pixel C – at an event in September. It’s the first tablet completely designed and made by Google and is essentially the company’s answer to Apple’s iPad Pro. Google announced that the device is available for sale starting today. The Pixel C runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and was designed for both work …

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Google Adds Entertainment Info To Mobile Results

Google Adds Entertainment Info To Mobile Results

Google announced on Friday that starting today it will now give more details on musicians, actors, TV shows, and movies in search results. Product manager Satyajeet Salgar says, “Wondering if your favorite singer is playing near you? Or looking for some new music suggestions?Or maybe you’re watching a TV show and can’t remember where you’ve seen that actor before? No …

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Google Releases Cardboard Camera App For Android To Let You Make Your Own Virtual Reality Pictures

Google Releases Cardboard Camera App For Android To Let You Make Your Own Virtual Reality Pictures

Google is taking its virtual reality efforts to the next level with the launch of a new app called Cardboard Camera, which enables Android users to create their own virtual reality content using the cameras on their phones. With the app, you can just hold out your phone and movie around you in a circle. Then, when you put your …

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Microsoft No Longer Interested In Android Apps For Windows?

Microsoft No Longer Interested In Android Apps For Windows?

Earlier this year at its Build conference, Microsoft indicated that it would soon enable mobile app developers to easily port their iOS and Android apps to Windows 10, but it looks like that may no longer be the case with Android, at least in the near term. While things are still in place on the iOS side of things, the …

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Google Maps Lets You Download Areas of the World for Offline Viewing

Google Maps Lets You Download Areas of the World for Offline Viewing

Google Maps can be quite an incredible tool for people trying to figure out where they’re going. For many, it has replaced the traditional GPS navigation system in their vehicles as it offers similar functionality. Unfortunately, there are times when you just can’t get a good connection, and that can really get you into trouble if you have no idea …

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Android for Work Gets New Features, Metrics, Customers

Android for Work Gets New Features, Metrics, Customers

Google first launched Android for Work in February as a program aimed at getting more Android smartphones and tablets in use in the workplace. The offering comes with work profiles, a dedicated app, Google Play for Work, and built-in productivity tools. The company provided an update on its efforts and announced some new features on Wednesday. For one, there are …

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Pinterest Buyable Pins Roll Out On Android

Pinterest Buyable Pins Roll Out On Android

Pinterest announced that it is starting to roll out Buyable Pins on Android in the United States. The feature was first launched on iOS at the end of June. According to the company, there are already over 60 million buyable Pins. In addition to Android availability, Pinterest announced the Pinterest Shop. “Now you can shop the best of Pinterest at …

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Chrome OS Isn’t Going Away, Says Google

Chrome OS Isn’t Going Away, Says Google

Rumors of Chrome OS and Android merging into one operating system have seemingly been happening nearly as long as the two operating systems have existed alongside each other. Sergey Brin even reportedly mentioned as far back as 2009 that the two would likely one day converge. Late on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google plans to fold Chrome …

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Google Is Hosting A Live Online Conference On Android For Work

Google Is Hosting A Live Online Conference On Android For Work

Earlier this year, Google launched its Android for Work program aimed at getting more Android smartphones and tablets in use in the workplace. It comes with work profiles, a dedicated app, Google Play for Work, and built-in productivity tools. The company announced on Monday that it is holding a live online conference for Android for Work (the first one) on …

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New Google Feature Opens Opportunities For Businesses

New Google Feature Opens Opportunities For Businesses

Google announced that Google Now on Tap is now rolling out on Nexus phones, and will hit other devices using the latest version of Android (Marshmallow) over time. Do you expect to be able to take advantage of this feature with your business’ app? Discuss. Google first unveiled Now on Tap at Google I/O earlier this year as a feature …

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Android Marshmallow 6.0 Launches Next Week

Android Marshmallow 6.0 Launches Next Week

Google unveiled three new Android devices this week in time for the upcoming rollout of the next version of the operating system – 6.0 (Marshmallow). Google announced that Marshmallow, which it unveiled at Google I/O earlier this year, will start rolling out next week to supported Nexus devices around the world. These include: Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), …

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Google Unveils New Nexus Phones, Pixel C Tablet

Google Unveils New Nexus Phones, Pixel C Tablet

Google made a bunch of announcements at a press event today, including the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio, which we talked about here. Among the announcements were three new Android devices from the company. Two of these are new Nexus phones: the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. Both include a new fingerprint sensor called Nexus Imprint and Android Pay …

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Google Increases File Size Limit For Android Apps

Google Increases File Size Limit For Android Apps

Google announced that it’s increasing the APK file size limit for Android apps from 50MB to 100MB giving developers more room to work with in creating app experiences with less restriction. Google does warn, however, that just because you can now make an app bigger, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should. It reminds developers to consider things like mobile data …

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FTC Reportedly Looking At Google’s Android Business

FTC Reportedly Looking At Google’s Android Business

Google is back in the eye of the Federal Trade Commission, this time for its Android business, which has also been drawing scrutiny from government regulators around the world. Regulators are investigating if Google is employing anticompetitive practices as its Android operating system dominates market share. Bloomberg Business reports: Google Inc. is back under U.S. antitrust scrutiny as officials ask …

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Russian Regulator Reportedly Deems Google In Violation Of Antitrust Law

Russian Regulator Reportedly Deems Google In Violation Of Antitrust Law

Google was dealt a blow by Russian antitrust authority The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, which ruled that the company mustn’t require device manufacturers using Android to pre-install Google services. The news follows a recent announcement by the European Commission that it would launch an antitrust probe into Google’s Android business, separate from the ongoing antitrust matter related to search. Bloomberg, which …

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Android Pay Is Now Here

Android Pay Is Now Here

Google announced that it is now beginning to roll out Android Pay, its answer to Apple Pay as unveiled at Google I/O in May. The product lets Android users pay securely with their phones at millions of physical locations throughout the U.S. as well as in apps. Android Pay also stores gift cards, loyalty cards, and other offers from various …

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Google Wallet Gets A Brand New App

Google Wallet Gets A Brand New App

Google launched a new Google Wallet app in the Google Play store. It’s a separate app from the existing Google Wallet app that you already know. In fact, if you search for Google Wallet in the store, you’ll still find the old one. 9to5Google, however, points us to the new one, which is labeled “Google Wallet (New)“. The publication suggests …

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Facebook’s Apps Outrank Google’s In Most-Used Smartphone Apps List

Facebook’s Apps Outrank Google’s In Most-Used Smartphone Apps List

comScore released new data from its MobiLens and Mobile Metrix looking at U.S. smartphone trends in July. Apple ranked as the top manufacturer while Android led as the top platform. Here are the rankings for those categories: The app rankings are interesting because Facebook’s Messenger app has moved ahead of YouTube, putting the top two apps as Facebook-owned, ranking above …

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