A pop of color and more: updates to Android’s brand

A pop of shade and extra: updates to Android’s model

Sameer Samat VP of Product Management, Android Published Aug 22, 2019 Over the last decade, Android's open platform has created a thriving community of manufacturers and developers that reach a global audience with their devices and apps. This has expanded beyond phones to tablets, cars, watches, TVs and more—with more than 2.5 billion active devices…
Why I’m glad Google’s done with dessert names for Android

Why I am glad Google's accomplished with dessert names for Android

Ever since the release of Android 1.5 Cupcake back in 2009, every subsequent update for the OS has had a tasty dessert name to go along with its numerical position — some of my favorites being Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Pie, and the classic Froyo. These dessert names have been a staple of the…
Android 10 is already rolling out to the Essential Phone

Android 10 is already rolling out to the Important Telephone

On September 3, Google released the final build of its long-awaited Android 10 update. We were only expecting Google's own Pixel devices to get the new software on Day One, but once again, Essential has reminded us that it's still alive with a swift update for the two-year-old Essential Phone. Around 2:00 PM ET on…
Have you installed Android 10 on your Pixel?

Have you ever put in Android 10 in your Pixel?

Yesterday, September 3, was a big day for Android. Why? It's when Google started rolling out the public build of Android 10 to all of its Pixel phones. It'll take some time for Android 10 to make its way to devices from Samsung, LG, and other OEMs, but for the time being, Pixel (and, surprisingly,…
Google Confirms Android 10 Will Fix 193 Security Vulnerabilities

Google Confirms Android 10 Will Repair 193 Safety Vulnerabilities

Google Confirms Android 10 Will Fix 193 Security Vulnerabilities (forbes.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday August 25, 2019 @11:34AM from the not-so-sweet-treats dept. "Were it not for third-party components, the August Android Security Bulletin would have been the first report to be released with only a single critical vulnerability found," reports TechRepublic. "However, with the…
Microsoft Edge beta on Android now supports Read Aloud feature

Microsoft Edge beta on Android now helps Learn Aloud characteristic

The latest beta release of Microsoft Android on Android supports the Read Aloud feature. This allows users to have webpages read aloud, which increases accessibility and gives people another way to consume the web. The same feature is already available on Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 and recently rolled out to Microsoft Edge for Mac…
Apple Music beta adds Chromecast support for Android devices

Apple Music beta provides Chromecast help for Android units

Apple and Android products don't always play nicely together, and one of the prime examples is the Apple Music app for Android. While the app has been around for four years now, it has yet to implement support for Chromecast. I'm sure for many of you, that was a big enough reason in itself to…
How to turn on Dark theme on Android 10

Learn how to activate Darkish theme on Android 10

Dark theme is here, at long last! The Android Developer team has spent almost five years teasing us with dark themes in the Developer Previews only to yank it away when fall rolled around, but with Android 10, Dark theme is officially here to stay, and turning it on and off is an absolute breeze.…
How to use Digital Wellbeing Focus Mode on Android 10

Easy methods to use Digital Wellbeing Focus Mode on Android 10

Digital Wellbeing offers a great set of tools to curb phone addiction, and Google is rolling out a new feature in Android 10 called Focus mode. You'll be able to select the apps that usually cause a distraction, and enabling Focus mode effectively pauses them for the entire duration the mode is active. That means…
Google teases Play Pass is ‘coming soon’

Google teases Play Move is 'coming quickly'

Google Play Store may soon be getting a subscription service. Xiomara Blanco/CNET Google is getting ready to throw the doors open on Play Pass, a mysterious offering that could be subscription service for Android apps and games found in its Play Store. The first hints about the service surfaced last year, but things seem to…