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Google Says Dark Mode Can Help Improve Battery Life on Android Devices

Google has finally confirmed that dark mode on Android phones uses less power and saves battery life. “Google revealed a bit of information on how your smartphone spends its battery life. They did this at this week’s Android Dev Summit, speaking to developers about what they can do in their apps to avoid consuming massive amounts […]

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Android Gets the Ability to Manually Back Up Data to Google Drive

Google is rolling out the ability to initiate manual backups to Google Drive – that does not need the usually recommended Wi-Fi – on Android devices including older ones. There doesn’t appear to be a specified limit for the Android version that is receiving the feature. We were able to spot the feature on both […]

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WhatsApp for Android Gets Private Reply Feature With Latest Beta Update

WhatsApp has started to roll out an update for its Android beta app that brings a new feature called Private Reply. The new functionality that allows users to privately send messages to a participant in a group without letting others in the same group know is only available for WhatsApp for Android beta testers as […]

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Google Reportedly Directs OEMs to Push Android Security for at Least 2 Years

Google was spotted to have mandated two years of Android security updates for all popular smartphones and tablets. The new development is reportedly a part of the contract that device manufacturers need to sign to use the Android operating system on their hardware. It comes months after Android Security Head David Kleidermacher at developer-focused Google I/O 2018 revealed the modification […]

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Android Will Get Option to Manually Back Up User Data Via ‘Future’ Update

While Android has the option to back up your data onto Google Drive for a long time, Google is now set to enable an option to let users manually save their backups. The new option, which is likely to ease the backup process especially if you instantly need to preserve your personal data, will be a part of a future Android […]

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Android P Will Be Launched on August 20: Report

Android P, the next iteration of Android, has so far been a part of developer previews. But now, it is rumoured that Google will publicly launch this new version on August 20. The public debut of Android P will be exclusively on Google Pixel handsets, and the search giant back in March confirmed that the next-generation platform won’t support […]

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Google Appears Ready to Remove WPS Support From Android P: Report

Google is reportedly ending support for Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) in Android P. WPS is essentially a protocol that enables a client Wi-Fi device to connect to a router using a PIN or a push-button. It was devised to be used as a secure and faster way to connect a router to wireless devices. However, in recent […]

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Samsung’s Android Go Smartphone With Android 8.1 Oreo Spotted on Wi-Fi Alliance Portal

Samsung’s first Android Go powered smartphone has been part of the rumour mill for the past few weeks with specifications and design renders leaked online. A recent development had suggested that the company’s first Android Go handset would not run stock Android, and instead have the custom Samsung Experience UI on top. The smartphone has now been spotted on Wi-Fi […]

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Android P to Bring Dark Theme Toggle Switch for Pixel Devices

Google introduced a new automatic dark theme with the release of Google Pixel 2, but it sort of depended on the wallpaper you choose. There was no toggle to switch between dark and light themes, but this manual selection may be coming with Android P build this fall. The option to manually select dark and light themes may be […]

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The best music streaming apps for Android

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