To avoid criticism from users and investigation from regulators, Google has shut down a service to carriers in which it collected network data from Android smartphone users and offered them on a map to carriers which allowed them to see weak spots in their network coverage.
OnePlus typically launches two flagship devices every year. The time has come for the company to announce the OnePlus 7T and the rumor mills have sprung into action. Rumors suggest that OnePlus 7T and the 7T Pro will be launched in late September which will be followed by separate launch events in different regions.
Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have teamed together to announce a cross-brand direct file transfer alliance. With this move, the three Chinese smartphones companies are looking to offer an alternative to Apple’s own AirDrop.
In this age of high-speed internet and Google Photos, not many people store offline copies of their photos on their computers or on external storage. However, not everyone has access to high-speed internet and millions of people across the world still prefer to save photos from their Android smartphone on their PC or on an external hard drive.
Google Assistant gets a new feature that will let you assign reminders for family. The feature lets you send reminders to the Family Group. Once sent, the recipient will be notified on the mobile phone.
WearOS seems to be catching up. Recently Fossil launched their Wear OS-powered watch and now Misfit has launched Vapor X. The latest from Misfit is powered by Qualcomm chipset and features a sleek design.
After quite a few months of wait, WhatsApp has finally gotten around to adding a native fingerprint lock feature to its Android client. The company had rolled out a similar feature to its iOS client with Touch ID/Face ID support a few months ago. For Android, the feature is still in beta, though it should be rolled out to the public version soon.
OnePlus today confirmed that it has finalized the name of its upcoming TV and logo. The company has decided to keep the naming scheme simple with ‘OnePlus TV.’ The logo is also equally simple and in line with the company’s design philosophy.
WhatsApp has taken its own sweet time but it has finally added native fingerprint lock ability to its Android app. Right now, the feature is in beta but it should be rolled out to the Google Play version of the app within the next month or so.