Tag Archive: Android’s


Fixing Android’s share menu is a ‘priority’ for Google

Android’s share menu is bad. Google knows that and is fixing it.

The latest update to Android — 9 Pie — has been a real treat to use. It’s been fun learning how to use the new gesture navigation, the subtle UI tweaks look great, and the improved notifications are a dream come true. Unfortunately, one thing that wasn’t addressed with the Pie update is Android’s share menu.

The share menu in Android has been a slow,  [Read More…]

Google’s changes to EU licensing could mean more expensive Androids

Appeal or not, Google’s making changes.

Google just announced it has filed an appeal with the European Commission (EC) following a $ 5 billion fine from July related to its licensing terms for Android and Google apps. The crux of the EC’s decision earlier this year was its opinion that Google was taking advantage of its position as a dominant operating system to be unfriendly to companies making Android devices. The EC took particular umbrage with Google’s  [Read More…]

You can now customize Gmail for Android’s swipe actions

Gmail for Android has supported a swipe gesture within the mobile app for quite some time, but, up until today, it has been severely limited in scope.

Swiping on an email within the Android app has archived that message no matter what, which may have been the best possible option for some users. However, swipe actions have become a normal feature within the majority of email apps these days, and the general rule of thumb has been to provide plenty  [Read More…]

Android’s June 2018 security update brings Bluetooth and display improvements to Pixel phones

Monthly update fixes Android security exploits and offers general fixes for Pixel line.

The beginning of the month means the Android Security Bulletin gets published, we learn all about the monthly security patch, and those sweet, sweet updates start streaming through the bright blue sky towards our phones.

There aren’t any singular “big” issues addressed in the June 2018 patch, but there are a set of updates from Google and all the companies who make the various  [Read More…]

Kotlin: Everything you need to know about Android’s newest development language

What is Kotlin and why should I care about it?

Google announced support for Kotlin in Android at Google I/O 2017. It reinforced how important Kotlin is for app development again in 2018, but many of us aren’t sure what’s going on or why we should care. Sure, we know it’s something for app developers and they love it, but why do they love it? What exactly is it?

To start with, you need to understand that Kotlin is  [Read More…]

Zolo Liberty+ review: Could these be Android’s version of AirPods?

There are more truly wireless headphones being released, but Zolo is a newcomer that offers an intriguing option with the Liberty+. Join us as we take a look at whether these can truly compete against Apple’s AirPods.

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Google Play Services 12.2.09 fixes Android’s ‘Check for Update’ feature

You can force the update now, but tread carefully if you choose to do so.

The ‘Check for Update’ feature in Android has been a real piece of work for some time now. It was announced in September that this was being reworked to actually pull in new updates rather than just seeing if one was available in your area, but the rollout was delayed due to a bug with Google Play Services.

Thankfully, it would appear  [Read More…]

OnePlus has nearly solved Android’s navigation future

OnePlus has a new feature that improves navigation on Android phones by copying the iPhone X.

OnePlus is in a weird place right now. It’s dealing with accusations of privacy violations, and has just made public an enormous credit card breach that affected at least 40,000 paying customers. There have been public calls to stop buying their phones.

But the company continues to operate, releasing new colors of its flagship OnePlus 5T and working towards  [Read More…]

Android’s notification dots are coming to Chrome OS

A new commit suggests that Chrome OS will soon get Android Oreo’s notification dots.

Oreo wasn’t the biggest Android update ever released, but one of the features it did add was notification dots. Notification dots are those colorful circles that appear next to your app icons, and long-pressing on an app with one of these reveals the notification(s) for that app above your app shortcuts.

A new commit was recently discovered by Chrome Story, and it suggests  [Read More…]

Google Pay finally unifies Androids fragmented payment solutions

Googe has today launched a new payment solution called Google Pay. There are currently a number of payment solutions across the Google ecosystem from Android Pay to automatically filling out credit card information in Chrome. Google says that the new Google Pay aims to combine all these different methods of paying into a single brand. […]