Android as an operating system was developed with safety and security in mind. Over the years, operations within the OS have become very complex, the protection of sensitive user data has become a top priority. Late last year, Google announced a major update to boost security on apps available on the Play Store. The company found that certain types of applications do not need access to user data to function properly. Therefore, the company asked application developers to update respective applications to comply with new Play Store policies.New Call Log/SMS Permission Policy
The new Google Play Store policy is designed to ensure that an application that has access to Call [...]
Huawei like a lot of other smartphone manufacturers skins its Android phones with custom skin called EMUI. Late last year the company rolled out the latest Android 9.0 Pie-base EMUI 9.0 update for supported devices in several regions. Back then India specific units were restrained from the EMUI 9.0 update but now the company has announced that an OTA update for these devices will roll out shortly. In addition to Huawei devices, Honor devices that also run EMUI will also get the latest Android Pie update.EMUI 9.0 Changelog Simple Navigation Gestures – The update adds easy to use navigation gestures to the compatible devices. After the update, the [...]
Data security is a big concern not only for governments and big corporations but the average smart device users as well. There have been several incidents of a data breach that have affected people from around the globe. Both iOS and Android operating systems are quite good at securing user data but certain apps can steal sensitive information stored on the user’s smart device. Even though Android operating system uses a sandbox environment that restricts applications from accessing unauthorised data. Some applications, however, can get a hold of user data and send it to offshore locations for malign purposes.Island
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The Google Play store is packed with an insane amount of mobile games. These games range across a wide variety of genres and categories. Finding the best games out of the bunch is hard but we have scoured the Play Store to give our readers our pick for the top Android games which are free to download and play. Following are the top free Android games for December.Run Rabbit Run:
The game is about a hungry rabbit who tries to collect the maximum number of carrots possible in a perilous environment. The player needs to control the speed and jumps of the bunny to save it from killer saws and spikes. The game requires a lot of concentration and instant reactions. Run Rabbit Run [...]
With the smartphone cycle for 2018 almost coming to an end, all that we can look forward to as of now is software updates. Possibly the biggest software update in the mobile industry is that of the Android OS. Each year, users wait for the lates version of their beloved OS to see what changes it brings. And now, a Google Pixel 3 XL running on Android Q has been spotted on Geekbench.
Android Pie was announced back in June this year and starting rolling out to devices only around October. Even almost a month after the rollout started, few devices run the latest Android version. In fact, most of the new phones do not run Android 9 Pie out of the box, which is also very [...]
American chipmaker Qualcomm is about to launch their latest Snapdragon 8150 processor. It will be the successor to the Snapdragon 845. The new processor will be manufactured using the 7 nm FinFET technology compared to its predecessor which is made using the 10 nm technology. Qualcomm claims that the new processor has better performance and consumes less power. Recently, the AI performance of the Snapdragon 8150 was registered on the AI-Benchmark application. The results reveal that the AI scores are about two times higher than the Snapdragon 845.AI-Benchmark Model CPU RAM Year Android AI-Score Qualcomm 8150 Dev Platform Snapdragon 8150 6GB 2018 9.0 22082 MediaTek P80 Dev [...]
Google held their Android Dev Summit last week in California. The company demonstrated multiple changes for current & future Android devices. One of them is a big announcement for a long pertaining issue. For a long period of time, Android users have been complaining to OEM’s and Google for delayed updates on their devices. During the Dev Summit, Google developers showcased a solution to the problem in the shape of Project Treble. The company has declared that every upcoming Android 9.0 Pie devices will be Project Treble Compliant.What Is Project Treble?
Project Treble was first introduced with Android 8.0 Oreo which has matured a lot since then. It is a mechanism [...]
Google’s Android Dev Summit 2018 was held in California during November 7 & 9. Lead Developers demonstrated a lot of changes the upcoming Android Q will have. One key change is Multi-Resume support for applications. The developers are provided with tools with which they can integrate the feature in Android 9.0 Pie apps as well but, it will be mandatory in Android Q.What Is Multi-Resume?
Running simultaneous applications on an Android smartphone is not new. It has been available since the release on Android N (Nougat) in the form of split-screen. It allows users to run two simultaneous apps side-by-side. However, the feature has had limitations up till now. Earlier, [...]
Smartphone components are evolving at a rapid pace but, the lithium-ion batteries that power them are not able to keep up with the latest hardware specifications. Hence, in an effort to prolong battery life, companies are trying to make software and hardware more power efficient. Recently, at the Android Dev Summit, Google revealed some key findings that can boost battery life on smartphones. Display and screen brightness are the biggest battery drainers on any smartphone. Google’s findings reveal using darker colours and the dark mode can extend battery upto 63%.Google’s Findings
The most interesting piece of information from the summit was, more brightness [...]
As foldable displays come to the verge of becoming a reality, Android has announced it’s support towards this new tech. This was announced at the Android Dev Summit held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Android announced that they will be extending their hand to support foldable displays with their UI. According to the company, as early as Android 1.6, Android and it’s partners have contemplated different screen sizes and densities. They have since worked on several different form factors to power a broad category and new experiences like Android TV, Android Auto, Wear OS and even Android apps on Chromebooks. The introduction of Phablets, which are [...]
With the advent of technology, E-sports and digital games are becoming increasingly popular. People from all age groups love playing video games which range across various genres like sports, strategy, action, and adventure. Earlier, games were limited to consoles and computers but now, they are readily available on smartphones. When we talk about a mobile operating system, the clear winners are Android and iOS. Apple’s iOS can only run on Apple mobile devices while Android being an open source software can work on a variety of platforms. One example this is the PrimeOS. It brings the complete Android gaming experience to desktops and laptops.
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Xiaomi has become one of the biggest smartphone companies not only due to good hardware but also because of the long-term software support they offer. Except for the Android One devices they are usually one of the first companies to push the latest Android updates to their smartphones.Android vs iOS adoption
Android definitely trumps iPhone in terms of device shipments but it is nowhere near Apple’s iOS adoption rate. The latest iOS 12 already runs on more than 50% of the supported devices whereas the latest Android 9.o Pie merely runs on 0.1% of Android devices.
Talking about Android adoption rate, Android Nougat has the highest market share at 29.3%. [...]