Tag Archive: ‘Changes’


Big changes are coming to your Wear OS watch

Wear OS formerly Android Wear is continuing to evolve as Google attempts to improve the platform. With this new update comes a lot of visual changes as well as functional. Wear OS appears to be making a shift to focus on being smarter, more useful, and I can’t wait.

Wear OS is getting smarter and more practical gestures

First up the UI and gestures are getting a bit of an overhaul. Swiping to the left or right no longer changes your  [Read More…]

Google looking at massive EU fine, possible changes to Android

Google is facing possible record-breaking fines from European regulators over its Android policies. This stems from the practice of Google requiring their search engine and apps to be bundled with Android phones. Without bundling these apps and using Google as the default search option your phone would lose access to the coveted Play Store.

It is because of this policy, that the European Union (EU) competition chief Margrethe Vestager is expected to impose a fine on Google that could reach into  [Read More…]

Android P Beta 3 (Dev Preview 4) released for Pixels with subtle design changes, stability fixes

The latest software is available right away for Pixels and coming soon to other phones in the Developer Preview program.

Plenty of us have gotten in on the Android P Beta fun already, but Google has released yet another update to improve stability and fix bugs in the yet-to-be-named new Android release. Android P Beta 3 is now available for Google’s own Pixel devices through the Android Beta Program, which will push out over-the-air updates to anyone  [Read More…]

Keep an eye on this: Big changes are coming for Sling TV

We’ve got the full coverage at CordCutters.com, but here’s the gist, for those who use Sling TV on Apple TV or Android TV or whatever crazy device you’ve got rigged up to your TV:

The price of the basic Sling Orange plan is increasing to $ 25 a month. Boo. But Sling is giving non-subscribers a whole bunch of free shows even if they don’t pay. Yay! But that part is only available on Roku devices starting today.  [Read More…]

5 changes that would make the Galaxy S9’s software dramatically better

Samsung’s made strides, but there are a few final things that make the GS9 frustrating to use.

I quite like my Galaxy S9+. The overall experience of using this high-end phone is great, but as I’ve said many times I’m not a huge fan of the software overall. To put it concisely, I use the Galaxy S9+ despite its software rather than because of it. That’s the opposite of my feelings toward phones like the Google Pixel  [Read More…]

In Brief: Gaming phones, Gmail changes, and more

Welcome to In Brief, our periodic podcast which aims to provide you with all of the important things happening in the world of Android.

In this episode, we discuss how a brand new gaming phone, some changes coming for everyone to Google’s favorite email service, Google Lens, and a security update.

Topics

Google Security Patch for June Google Lens released as a standalone app All Gmail users to get new look inside of a month ASUS launches ROG Phone

It’s  [Read More…]

10 Quick Changes to Fix Your Phone’s Speed Issues

It’s time to give your phone a tune-up.

So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn’t as fast as it used to be. We’ve all been there, and the issue isn’t limited to budget phones either — high-end devices like the Galaxy Note 8 are also prone to the occasional slowdown after several months of usage.

Thankfully, you can try a few things to get your phone running back  [Read More…]

Changes are coming to God of War including a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro you can pre-order now

Kratos vs. Fenrir? That would be interesting.

The newest edition to the God of War series releases for the PlayStation 4 on April 20, and pre-orders are available right now. This game is a direct sequel to God of War III, which was first released back in 2010. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Kratos continue his story, and now he’s releasing his anger on the Norse gods. It will be the first time since the series’  [Read More…]

Changes to Google Play Store will require apps to be optimized for newer Android versions

Android security depends on secure apps and Google has some big plans.

Google has made some significant announcements on its Android Developers Blog centering around some new policies developers will need to follow to continue publishing to the Play Store. Google says that starting in August 2018 all new apps submitted will need to target Android Oreo, and in November 2018 updates to existing apps will need to do the same. In addition, starting early in 2018 there will  [Read More…]