All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Android’

Amazon Launches Seller App On Android

Back in March, Amazon launched the Amazon Seller for iOS, enabling sellers to tap into various tools from their iPhones or iPads in a dedicated app. Now, the app has launched for Android. “Use the Amazon Seller app for Android to help grow and manage your selling business on Amazon,” the company says. “The app’s mobile features make it easier …

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Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up

An EU antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices related to Android has been in the works for over a year, following a complaint filed by FairSearch.org in April, 2013. Now, things are starting to heat up. Reuters is reporting that regulators are getting ready to challenge the company’s mobile software business in the coming months. According to the report: Two …

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Chromecast Lets You Mirror Your Android Screen To The TV

Google announced at Google I/O a couple weeks ago that it would bring Android screen mirroring to the Chromecast later in the summer. Apparently later is now. Google announced the launch of the feature today, enabling Android smartphone and tablet users to mirror their screens on their televisions using Google’s $35 Chromecast device. Google says in a blog post: Chromecast …

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Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps

Google gave developers an update on paid apps for Android Wear, its recently launched wearable device platform. It has a workaround that enables paid apps, and others that use Google Play’s forward-lock mechanism. Google notes that the assets/directory of those apps, which contains the wearable APK, can’t be extracted or ready by the wearable installer. The workaround, it says, is …

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Facebook Home Looks to Be on Its Last Legs

Facebook Home isn’t quite dead yet. You can still download it in the Google Play Store. Facebook hasn’t made any official announcements about abandoning Home. But according to a report from The New York Times, Facebook Home is on its last legs. Sources tell the Times’ Bits blog that Facebook has disbanded the crew of engineers responsible for working on …

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Android TV Unveiled at Google I/O

Google unveiled its successor to Google TV today at the I/O keynote – and as expected it’s called Android TV. Although previously believed to be some sort of set-top box (like an Apple TV), Android TV is instead a software platform meant to be baked into various smart TVs and set-top boxes from third-party manufacturers. As you would expect, you’ll …

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Another Antitrust Complaint Filed Against Google

Google is a magnet for antitrust complaints, so it’s never a shock when a new one is filed. This time it’s Aptoide, and the complaint alleges “abuse of a dominant position in the App Store market.” Aptoide operates an independent app store for Android. The company says Google is leveraging its dominance in the Android OS for mobile phones to …

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Netflix Adds Post-Play Feature To Android

It’s not very often that Netflix launches actual new features. It tends to focus more on content (which is generally fine), but Android users now get a feature that users of some other devices have had for a while – Post-Play. Netflix first launched Post-Play in 2012. What it does is queue up the next episode in a series as …

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Is Apple Weaning People Off Google?

As you’ve probably heard, Apple revealed its new Mac and iOS operating systems on Monday – OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 respectively. While the company didn’t exactly pitch them as such, it revealed some new features, which some think are designed to take on Google in the search department. Do you think people will use Google any less as …

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Google Expected To Expand ‘Ok, Google’ With ‘Always-On’ Listening On Android

The Moto X lets you search Google without touching the device. It utilizes “always-on” listening, which makes the device more useful when you’re doing other things (like driving). Rumor has it that this type of functionality is coming to the Google Search App. Android Police (via Search Engine Land) is very confident in its source, reporting: For now, it seems …

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Google Expands App Indexing Into More Languages

Google launched app indexing globally in English a couple months back after testing it since November. Now, they’re expanding it into more languages. The feature enables Google to deliver in-app content in search results on mobile devices (specifically Android devices for now). For example, if you search for “Dee Barnes,” you might get a result from Wikipedia. With app indexing, …

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Google Apps Gets New Android Device Management Features

Google announced the launch of some new Google Apps Mobile Management features for Android to help organizations manage BYOD policies. These include inactive account wipe, support for EAP-based WiFi networks, compromised device detection, and additional reporting fields. “Bring your own device (BYOD) is no longer just a trend — it’s how business gets done,” says Google Enterprise product manager Clayton …

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