Google’s operating system for smartphones, Android is FIDO2 certified. This was granted to it by the FIDO Alliance, of which Google is a member. The newly granted certification will make logging into websites and certain apps much easier and will be in effect with a quick update of the Google Play Services.What Is the FIDO2 Certification?
The FIDO Alliance was formed in July 2012 to provide strong authentication technologies. It is focussed on eliminating the need to remember multiple usernames and passwords. The Alliance certifies authentication through biometrics, security keys, clients and servers to comply with FIDO specifications and meet certified [...]
The desire to innovate and come up with new things is pretty much making everyone lose their marbles in the tech world, and we are definitely not complaining. Some of these innovations are useful, some redundant and some plain bizarre. We’ll let you decide which category this new Microsoft app should fall under.
The company has developed an alarm app called Mimicker Alarm which includes games and tongue twisters for the user to complete before the alarm can be turned off. The activities are divided into three categories -Express Yourself, Color Capture, and Tongue Twister.
Here’s some interesting news for all you Google Play users. While, you already know that they had recently launched the Google Play prepaid vouchers in June, they’re now announcing the roll-out of physical gift cards in retails stores across the country.
Google Play is an pretty cool digital store where you can buy apps, games, e-books etc. The app is compatible with smartphones and other smart devices too. So, now the Google Play gift cards will help you purchase stuff on Google Play with much ease. They will be available at three different rates – Rs.750, Rs.1000 [...]
In an obvious move that should have coincided with the release of the Nexus 10 last year, Google plans to make ‘Designed for tablets’ the default view for tablet users browsing the Play Store.
Starting on November 21st, users will find their app selection limited to just those apps that have been optimized for large-screen usage. Non-tablet apps will still be downloadable, but will have the caption “Designed for phones” appended to its Play Store release.
Android tablet users can of course still switch views so they can see all apps or games. Yet Google is clearly confident enough now [...]
Google just finished rolling out its Google Play Services 3.2 update, affecting anyone who uses a device running Android 2.2 Froyo or later.
You may recognize the container in your app drawer, the green Google icon with the cog on top, where within you can adjust settings pertaining to location, Play Games, Android Device Manager and more.
According to a blog post on the Android Developer Blog, the update also contains some important behind the scenes additions, such as hardware-based GPS geofencing on devices that support it. When paired with a location-based app, this allows apps to [...]
Google has made many changes to Google Play since it debuted in 2008 under its former “Android Market” title. The latest update delivers an all-new design that aims to simplify the discovery process and more closely resemble Google’s changing aesthetics.
The company said in a blog post that the new format is rolling out Tuesday in the U.S. to Android smartphone and tablets running Android 2.2 (Froyo). International users should see the changes in coming weeks.
The new look also puts the mobile version of Google Play more in line with its Web counterpart. The older [...]
Google on Wednesday released updates to two of its Android apps, Google+ and Google Play Music. You can download the latest versions now directly from the Google Play Store: here and here.
The former now displays notifications in the top right corner, much like its web-based counterpart. This makes more sense when scrolling through the app, as Google+ relies so heavily on them. Google+ users can now also insert links into their posts, and Community Moderators have more options when administrating a page.
The Google Play Music update is more [...]
Google Play seems to be going on one heck of a growth spurt. According to new stats, the Android app store is catching up to iOS fast.
Even though the Apple App Store is four times more profitable than Google Play, iOS can’t match Android’s revenue growth of 311 percent since January and 17.9 percent in the last month. These numbers are misleading, however, since Google started the year with next to nothing in its Play Store coffers, while Apple had already earned $4 billion from App Store revenue.
Most app revenue, on both platforms, [...]
It was only a month ago that Google updated its Google Play Store app to version 3.9.16, which brought along new features like improved notifications and a wish list function. Now, a new version of the app, 3.10.9, is being pushed out to select users.
There is a new screen that pops up after you start installing a new app. The screen is different than the one we are all used to seeing during app installation and it also displays a “Users Also Installed” list of apps that is handy for discovery. When the installation is complete a “Keep shopping” button pops up.
November 13th saw the official release of the Samsung Nexus 10, at least for those lucky enough to actually order one before stock dried up. Within hours, almost every market was sold out of the Nexus 10, but the United States still managed to keep enough 16GB models in stock it seems. Until today, that is. The 16GB and the 32GB version of the Samsung Nexus 10 are now “sold out” in the Play Store.
The last things you can buy now are the 16 and 32GB Nexus 7, and the new $199 Acer Chromebook. Everything else in the Google hardware department is sold out. Hopefully Google can get [...]
Google has done the right thing and is offering a $50 refund to anyone who purchased a Nexus 7 on the Play Store on or after October 14th.
The Nexus 7 32GB was announced on October 25th, bringing the price of the 16GB version down by $50 and pushing the 8GB version out of the market. As a result, Google is graciously offering a $50 refund to anyone who bought the 16GB version of the Nexus 7 for $259. Though the window is brief, it will be a relief for anyone who eagerly picked up a Nexus 7 in that 11 day period.
If you qualify for one of these [...]
Google has now added India to the list of countries from where developers are allowed to sell paid apps on the Google Play Store. This move will allow individual app developers and development companies from India to sell their apps on Android devices and also enable in-app purchases.
Until now, developers were figuring out ways to circumvent the restriction. In some cases, this meant having to travel to the U.S. to create a local bank account there in the name of relatives and friends or even floating a company there for this purpose.
On its [...]