All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Android’

Now FairSearch Is Attacking The New Android

Last week, Google announced Lollipop, its latest Android version (5.0), and now, FairSearch is speaking out against it, claiming it “seeks to expand Google’s control.” Google first showed off some of the operating system’s bells and whistles at Google I/O back in the early summer. Google shared its official name last week, and announced its launch on new Nexus devices. …

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Report: Gmail Android App To Support Third-Party Accounts

Google officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop last week, and now it appears the Gmail app is getting a new update to go along with it. Android Police is reporting that the new app will be able to handle email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Outlook, and will enable users to switch between accounts with a swipe or touch …

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Google Glass Gets Android Notifications

Google announced the launch of a new notification sync feature for Google Glass, enabling users to see Android app notifications on the device. The feature mirrors a similar one on Android Wear, the platform used by Android smart watches. Google sets the scene in a Google+ update: “Max sent you a WhatsApp message, marycam81 tagged you in a photo, your …

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Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus Devices

Google just announced that the new version of Android is called Lollipop. It also announced a trio of new Nexus devices: the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and the Nexus Player Android TV device. First things first. Google showed off the new Android at Google I/O back in June. Here’s the presentation if you want to familiarize yourself: …

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Chromecast ‘Cast Screen’ Feature Now Supported By Sony Xperia Z3 Phones

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The feature launched, but it only supported certain devices. That list has now grown to include the Sony Xperia Z3 series. …

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PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets

PayPal Here is the card reader offering and Square competitor PayPal launched over two years ago. They’ve just now made the app available for Android tablets. “We want you, the businesses we work with, to be able to accept payments wherever you are and on whatever device works best for your business,” the company says in a blog post. “Earlier …

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Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One

Google announced the launch of Android One, this week. It’s a series of more affordable Android devices aimed at getting smartphones in the hands of more people, starting in India. The company is now calling on developers to ensure support from their apps. Android developer advocate Rich Hyndman gives some examples of how to do so: If your app has …

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Google Launches Android One To Get Smartphones To More People

Google announced that it’s launching a new line of “affordable” Android One smartphones in India in a bid to get smartphones in more people’s hands. “There are three big reasons why it’s hard for people in countries such as India, Indonesia or the Philippines to get their hands on a high-quality smartphone,” writes Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps, …

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You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks

Google has been hinting at merging Chrome OS and Android into one operating system in one way or another for years. It’s also suggested that it won’t do that. While the operating systems are hardly one now, Google has indeed taken another step in a somewhat similar direction by enabling Android app compatibility with Chrome OS. At Google I/O this …

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Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android

Amazon announced today that Prime Instant Video is now available for Android for Prime members in the US, UK, and Germany. Availability comes in the form of an update to the Amazon App, which also features the standard Amazon shopping capabilities. “Tens of millions of our customers have installed the Amazon app on their Android phones in order to enjoy …

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Here’s What’s Coming To Android Wear

Google unveiled Android Wear – its operating system for wearable devices – back in March. At Google I/O this summer, they showed off some smartwatches that would take advantage of it. In July, Google gave developers an update to enable paid apps. According to the company, developers have already created thousands of apps enhanced for Wear, and additional watches are …

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Chrome OS To Add Android File Transfer

Earlier this week, Google announced an update for the Chrome OS beta channel, which is just starting to get some notice in the the tech Blogosphere (thanks to Android Police) for one feature in particular. One of the highlights Google mentions in the blog post is MTP support in the Files app, which will let users plug in their Android …

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