Tag Archive: Support

Losing Google support would ruin Huawei’s global smartphone business

Even a company as big and influential as Huawei doesn’t stand a chance in the open market without Google services.

It took less than two days after the announcement of President Trump’s executive order to increase scrutiny of business dealings between foreign and U.S. technology companies for the first major shoe to drop: Huawei is expected to fully lose access to Google apps and services, as well as future Google-approved Android updates. And unlike previous government intervention  [Read More…]

Huawei losing access to Android updates, Google support, after Trump ban

It’s unclear whether devices already slated for Android Q will receive the update.

What you need to know Huawei won’t receive access to Android updates Future smartphones may not be certified for Google services like Gmail or Maps Move comes after Huawei was added to U.S. trade blacklist following Trump executive order

Reuters reports that Google has put gears in motion to stop working with Huawei on future Android updates and device certifications after an executive order  [Read More…]

What does 8K resolution support mean for the PlayStation 5?

Best answer: 8K resolution means that games will be more detailed than ever, but in most cases you may not be able to tell the difference between 8K and 4K while you’re playing a game.

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What is 8K resolution?

8K resolution is 7680 x 4320 pixels, which is four times the resolution of 4K at 3840 x 2160 pixels. 4K itself is  [Read More…]

The Pixel 3a doesn’t support RCS on T-Mobile

Well that stinks.

When Google announced that the Pixel 3a would be coming to multiple carriers in the United States, it was pretty damn exciting. Verizon’s reign of exclusivity is finally over, meaning the 3a is accessible to more people than ever compared to past Pixels.

Unfortunately, if you happen to use the Pixel 3a on T-Mobile, you will be missing out on one big feature — RCS.

RCS (Rich Communication Services) is the framework Google uses  [Read More…]

Google’s new Pixel 3a doesn’t support Daydream VR

It’s all thanks to resolution and framerate issues.

Google finally unveiled the Pixel 3a and 3a XL yesterday at Google I/O 2019 to much fanfare. The new Pixels start at $ 400, and despite a few compromises, provide an experience very similar to the original Pixel 3 phones.

However, to meet the new lower price point, sacrifices had to be made — one of which is Daydream support, Android’s VR platform.

While Daydream works fine with the  [Read More…]

Google Fit launches on iOS with support for Wear OS and Apple Watch

It’s available to download starting today.

Last year, Google completely overhauled Google Fit with a much-needed update. It’s been a great experience so far on Android, and as of April 24, it’s now heading to iOS.

Similar to Google Fit on Android, the iOS app tracks your activity in two main categories — Heart Points and Move Minutes. Heart Points are earned for intensive workouts and Move Minutes add up throughout the day as you keep moving.

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Android Q dark theme support (and AMOLED theme) added to Smart Launcher 5

Smart Launcher 5 continues to bring more features to its new 5.2 overhaul for the second month in a row.

Smart Launcher 5 introduced some big changes at the end of March with Smart Launcher 5.2’s modular page system and some menu improvements, and this month those improvements continue with some big theming additions, including support for turning on dark mode according to system preferences in Android Q.

The changes outlined for April 20’s Build 40  [Read More…]

The Amazfit Verge just got more amazing by adding support for Alexa

Get more done with Alexa on your Amazfit Verge.

The Amazfit Verge from Xiaomi sub-brand Huami was already a formidable smartwatch, with features such as 24-hour heart rate monitoring, fitness tracking, sleep analysis, and notifications from your phone.

Now, this $ 160 smartwatch is getting a big upgrade with support for Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant. Even before gaining Alexa support, our very own Harish had this to say about the Amazfit Verge in his review.

The fact  [Read More…]

The PS5 looks to be packing an SSD and will support ray tracing

The PlayStation 5 is shaping up to be an incredibly powerful console the likes of which we have never seen before.

Sony’s next-generation console, likely to be named the PlayStation 5, is far from gracing store shelves, but the company has revealed a few of its specs to give fans a taste of just how powerful it will be. While we don’t know the exact specs of what Microsoft is cooking up with the next Xbox consoles,  [Read More…]

The best smart locks that support Google Assistant

If you want to go all-in with smart home gadgets, smart locks are absolutely worth investing in. Not only do they keep your home safe and secure, but they can be also be controlled remotely and allow you to easily give other family members or friends access to them. Here are the best ones that can be controlled using Google Assistant!

Google Assistant’s best friend Nest x Yale Smart Lock

Staff pick

This smart lock can be  [Read More…]