Tag Archive: Users


Twitter Lite launches for users who want to save up on data

Back in 2015, Facebook launched Facebook Lite, a variation of the app designed to deliver a faster experience on slower mobile networks and not so advanced Android mobile phones. Well Twitter is following Facebook’s footsteps and today announced Twitter Lite – a stripped down version of its flagship service, optimized for slow 2G networks. Twitter […]

What Windows users need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is probably the most attractive Android phone yet for Microsoft fans and Windows users at large. Here’s what you need to know.

This year, the Galaxy S8 is particularly interesting for Microsoft fans for a variety of reasons. Microsoft is increasingly pulling away from Windows 10 Mobile, and is now tying itself closer than ever to Samsung’s hardware to push its software.

Here’s what you need to know about the Galaxy S8 and  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 rolling out to some Pixel C and Nexus Player users

Android 7.1.2 brings the Pixel Launcher to the Pixel C and it’s apparently begun a wider rollout.

Along with the Nexus Player, people have reported to Android Police that they are seeing the update today to bring the two devices up to speed with the newest version of Android. There have been scattered reports of people getting the build on their tablet in the past days, but this seems to be less scattered and more focused.

A rollout  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 rolling out to some Pixel C and Nexus Player users

Android 7.1.2 brings the Pixel Launcher to the Pixel C and it’s apparently begun a wider rollout.

Along with the Nexus Player, people have reported to Android Police that they are seeing the update today to bring the two devices up to speed with the newest version of Android. There have been scattered reports of people getting the build on their tablet in the past days, but this seems to be less scattered and more focused.

A rollout  [Read More…]

Google Talk is dead, Hangouts is the new Slack, Project Fi users are screwed and everyone hates Allo

It is impossible to go seven or more days without some messaging news from Google.

Google seems to understand that it needs to pare its messenger story down to a few apps that cover everyone’s needs (so it’s easier for people to ignore them all and use WhatsApp anyway). And, to some extent, that’s what is happening, but everything feels so chaotic and is changing before replacements are ready.

It just feels like Google has gone off  [Read More…]

Android O hidden features: The big and small changes for regular users

There’s more to Android O than the big new developer features Google’s talking about publicly.

Any new Android release is a big deal. And new developer preview build, as landed recently for Android O, inevitably has fans scrambling to find new features lurking just below the surface. In addition to big sweeping changes affecting the people who make Android apps, there are dozens of smaller updates and additions waiting to be discovered.

We’ve rounded up some of  [Read More…]

Google Maps now lets users share real-time location

Google today made it possible for Google Maps mobile app users to share their exact location with other users. The updated version of the app allows for one to share real-time location with Google contacts or by sending a link through a messenger app. If you are sharing your location, you will see an icon above the compass […]

Google mobile app gets “tappable shortcuts” to help users easily explore topics of interest

Google’s popular search engine is getting more sophisticated. Today, the Mountain View-based company announced it was adding “tappable shortcuts” to its mobile version of Google Search. The new option is currently available only for users located in the US. Tired of typing? The new shortcuts allow you to stay informed by employing a few, simple […]

Pixel users plagued by microphone bug, Google says to use warranty to get replacement

The Google Pixel is a great phone, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Since it launched, we’ve been hearing the Pixel owners complain about a variety of issues including a serious battery drainage problem and a really annoying camera flair issue. Well the latest one which appears to be plaguing a consistent number of Pixel […]

WhatsApp now has 200 million users in India

WhatsApp has conquered the Indian messaging market.

WhatsApp usage is ubiquitous in India, and the latest numbers back it up. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has crossed 200 million users from the subcontinent, a drastic uptick from the 160 million it boasted just three months ago.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is in the country to meet with IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss the platform’s role in commercial messaging and digital payments solutions. With the recent  [Read More…]