Tag Archive: Users


Google’s answer to Slack, Hangouts Chat is now available for all G Suite users

Google has unveiled its own Slack alternative in the form of Hangouts Chat. The app just exited beta and is now available for download.

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Businesses can now send RCS texts to Android Messages users

Launching first in the U.S. and Mexico.

We’re expecting Google to go all-in with Android Messages later this year to turn it into a true iMessage competitor, but until that day, folks in the U.S. and Mexico are getting a small treat of what’s to come. Thanks to Google’s never-ending push of Rich Communication Services (or RCS), businesses can now tap into this to offer more engaging experiences.

Instead of sending bland SMS texts, companies  [Read More…]

Essential Phone users can now join the Oreo beta with a simple OTA update

Sideloading is still an option, but why would you want to bother with that?

Although we’re still waiting for the Essential Phone to get a public Oreo update, the company’s been running an Oreo beta since November. The process for getting the beta isn’t the simplest around, but Essential is now making it much easier to sign up and join.

Up until now, if you’ve wanted to sign up for the beta to get Oreo on the  [Read More…]

ZTE opens up Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Axon 7 users in the US

Back in December, ZTE announced it was working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its highly acclaimed Axon 7 smartphone. Fast forward a few months later and the Chinese company today announced it has opened the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Axon 7 users in the US. You can join the beta program […]

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Amazon awards gift cards to users who paid to remove Prime Exclusive Phones ads

Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it will no longer push lockscreen ads on its Prime Exclusive Phones and, as a result, would increase the price of the devices with $ 20. The company has been selling these products ever since 2016 and until recently owners could only get rid of these ads by paying a […]

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The 3 best Android phones for former Windows Phone users

Looking for a new smartphone? Here are the three best Android phones you should consider (and why) if you’re switching from Windows Phone.

You’ve likely heard that Windows Phone is no longer a thing. That makes picking an alternative handset an essential step for those who need a smartphone but can no longer rely on Microsoft.

As Executive Editor of Android Central sibling site Windows Central, I have always carried around multiple smartphones to make my  [Read More…]

Android users can now ask Alexa to send SMS messages

Google, the ball is in your court.

When it comes to smart speakers, your two best options lie with ones powered by the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Each platform has its own unique set of strengths and weaknesses, but Amazon just got a nice lead over Google with support for sending SMS messages.

If you own an Echo or another Alexa-powered speaker, saying “Alexa, send a message” will now let you send SMS messages from your  [Read More…]

Some YouTube ads forced users’ computers to mine cryptocurrency

Ads with a side of crypto mining.

YouTube’s had a lot to deal with recently following the whole Logan Paul ordeal, but now that that’s over, the video-sharing site was recently hit with another issue – mining attacks.

This week, users in France, Italy, Japan, Spain, and Taiwan reported that their antivirus programs were alerting them of unauthorized cryptocurrency mining code while watching videos on YouTube. Even when users changed browsers and visited other websites, these warnings  [Read More…]

YouTube TV already has 300,000 users less than a year after launch

Hulu with Live TV has even more subscribers at 450,000.

In early 2018, Internet-based live TV services are bigger than ever. Sling TV acted as the catalyst for this market in January 2015, and it’s continued to grow since then. Google and Hulu are two of the younger entities with their YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV services, but according to sources that spoke with CNBC, they’re already seeing substantial growth.

YouTube TV first launched in  [Read More…]

Android Auto users reporting pixelated screens, Google working on a fix

Android Auto is Google’s answer to bringing Android to the car while keeping drivers, and those around you, safe. However, some new reports are filling up various support forums stating that the screens on some Android Auto units are pixelated. The units themselves are made by third party manufacturers so the hardware is relatively unqiue […]