Tag: Android

Google is working on a new way to build Android inside Chrome OS

For the past few years, it’s been possible on many Chromebooks to install the Play Store and run Android apps. This opened the door for Chromebooks to become more than just glorified web browsers. Now, Google is looking to make some major under-the-hood changes to Chrome OS’s Android apps support, which may allow for a long-requested feature.

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Google removes Huawei Mate X, P30 Pro from Android.com

Over the past week, the fallout from the US ban on American companies working with Huawei has escalated. Google — after a three-month reprieve — will not be able to work with the Chinese company on launching new devices, or updating existing ones. The latest development sees Google remove the Huawei Mate X and P30 Pro from Android.com entirely.

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Huawei posts first statement after Android ban

The Google and Huawei problem is slowly starting to settle. Huawei now released an official statement confirming that they will “continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products”.

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Google stops business w/ Huawei, pulls Play Store, Google apps, Android updates

According to a blacklist order, Google is stopping business with Huawei entirely. This means that Huawei devices won’t have access to any Google services or Play Store.

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Google apps “will keep functioning on existing phones”

Google this evening reassured Huawei customers that the ceasing of business between the companies will not have affect on existing phones. The Android maker reassured the users that the Google services and Play Store will continue functioning in the short-term.

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TechCast #3: iOS 12.3, Intel Vulnerability error, Android Q, more

Today we’re talking about the new iOS 12.4 developer beta as for the watchOS and tvOS coming updates, Intel’s vulnerability error, Android Q, more.

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How to record your screen in Android Q Beta 3

Android is now out for more devices than the previous betas, thanks to Google bringing Beta 3 to over a dozen non-Pixel devices, a lot of folks are just getting acquainted with the new features we’ve covered in the previous betas. Google has also made some features hidden behind “feature flags”, like native screen recording, harder to access. Here’s how to enable screen recording in Android Q Beta 3.

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Android Q features new privacy controls

We don’t yet know how the Android Q will stand for, but we know there are a lot of changes in the system to ensure our privacy when we’re on our phones.

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New Google Lens icon is now rolling out across Android

Last month, the Google app rolled out a new Google Lens icon in Assistant that was officially unveiled at I/O 2019 alongside all the new visual search capabilities. After rolling out to Google Photos just this morning, the logo is now available in the app shortcut.

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How to install Android Q beta on your phone

The third phase of Android Q is now available to download and install on your Pixel device, as well as on 15 other devices. The latest update brings a few new features in tow, including an oft-requested Dark Theme, some new gesture controls, and other changes.

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