Tag Archive: Support


Android Auto finally gets blessed with “OK Google” support

Android Auto has been around for about two years, but only supports about 200 car models. But with the advent of the Android Auto app for Android, Google extended the availability of the service to basically anyone with a car and an Android 5.0 Lollipop or later device. Today, Android Auto is getting a feature

Moto Z getting Daydream support with Nougat update starting this week

Nougat is starting to roll out to the Moto Z this week!

It appears the rumors were true: the Moto Z and Moto Z Force on Verizon are the first of the company’s newest phones to receive updates to Android 7.0 Nougat, and with it, the first non-Google phones to receive support for Daydream VR.

According to Motorola, the Nougat update will begin rolling out “this week” to Moto Z and Moto Z Play on Verizon, with other  [Read More…]

Gear S3 to support Samsung Pay even without a Samsung phone

Samsung Pay confirms to AC that the service will work on Gear S3 when paired with any Android 4.4+ phone.

While most of the Gear S2’s features work just fine when paired to a non-Samsung phone, Samsung Pay was off-limits unless your watch was paired to a Galaxy device. On the upcoming Gear S3 watches, it looks like that’s no longer the case. The Samsung Pay Twitter account has confirmed to AC that the service will  [Read More…]

Qualcomm introduces Quick Charge 4.0 with 20% faster charging, USB-C support

Quick Charge is now compliant with USB-C.

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge is the world’s leading fast charging standard with over 100 compatible phones and over 300 accessories. With the mobile industry moving away from microUSB to the more versatile USB-C standard, Qualcomm is rolling out Quick Charge 4.0, which supports USB-C and USB-PD (Power Delivery).

The latter is a significant addition. In the latest Android Compatibility Definition Document, Google has strongly recommended manufacturers wean away from  [Read More…]

WhatsApp beta finally adds support for two-step verification

You can now add a passcode to your WhatsApp account.

The latest update to WhatsApp beta lets you secure your account with a six-digit passcode. WhatsApp verifies your phone number via an SMS confirmation when you’re setting up the service on a new phone, and with two-step verification enabled, you’ll have to enter the passcode as well to gain access to your account.

You also get the option to add your email  [Read More…]

Google adds more U.S banks support to Android Pay [Update]

Recently we told you that Google partnered with Visa and MasterCard in order to expand the reach of Android Pay. It seems that Google is actively working to make its mobile website transaction app more useful. This week the tech giant announced it has added more US based and credit unions support to Android Pay.

NVIDIA Shield Android TV gets PlayStation Vue support, Software Upgrade 3.3

NVIDIA’s Shield Android TV is an Android TV based set-top box designed to deliver home entertainment and gaming. If you have one of these devices laying around the house, the good news is that NVIDIA is currently rolling out an update which brings a lot of improvements. The update dubbed Software Upgrade 3.3 will bestow

Google aims to solve Pixel retail support conundrum with uBreakiFix repair partnership

Same-day repairs for your Pixel will soon be available.

In an attempt to fix its inherent shortcoming of not having a physical retail presence for in-person phone repairs and support, Google has struck a deal with popular electronics repair chain uBreakiFix to be the exclusive repair company for the new Pixel and Pixel XL. Pixel owners will be able to take their broken phone into any of uBreakiFix’s 250 retail locations across the U.S. and Canada, or mail the  [Read More…]

The Pixel’s secret weapon: 24/7 support

Call or chat, any time — and it’s included.

The Pixel and Pixel XL aren’t designed just for the hardcore Android enthusiast. Google has been moving that direction since the release of the Galaxy Nexus, and last year’s Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X were developer phones in name only. Besides a brand change, Google’s new phones are no longer built for the people who know how to flash them or like to tinker with things that  [Read More…]

Chrome Web Store adds support for Cuba starting October 19

Google has sent out an email to registered Chrome developers to let them know that support for free extensions, themes, and apps will be extended to Cuba on October 19.

The default language for the Cuban Chrome Store and any content with multi-language support published there will be Spanish, and any app, theme, or extension currently published to “All Regions” will be automatically published to Cuba’s Chrome Web Store.

If content is not marked for All Regions  [Read More…]