Android has always received flak for not offering timely updates to a majority of its devices. Most of us don’t realize that manufacturers have to put in extra efforts in order to release the update. And some of the devices won’t even receive a single major Android update in their lifetime. Counterpoint has released a report that shows the frequency of updates by different manufacturers.
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The upcoming OnePlus 7T Pro has leaked via CAD-based renders. As you can see the upcoming OnePlus 7T Pro seems to borrow quite a lot of design bits from its predecessor. Furthermore, OnePlus is also expected to continue the tradition of special edition phones and offer a OnePlus 7T McLaren edition.
CamScanner is a popular app that lets you scan documents among many other things. Android has removed CamScanner app from Play Store after Kaspersky Labs unearthed malware in the recent version of CamScanner. The researchers found that CamScanner housed an advertising library with a module that was identified as ‘Trojan-Dropper.AndroidOS.Necro.n.’
Google Go is a light and slightly watered-down version of Google Search. The intention behind the app is to offer an optimized Google Search experience for users in emerging markets or regions wherein internet connectivity is not up to the mark. Until now, Google was beta testing the app and has finally released it for Android users across the world. Previously, Google Go was baked into Android Go devices.
Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro Launched in India at Starting Price of Rs 9,999 and Rs 13,999 Respectively
Realme has launched the new 5-Series in India. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth pulled the wraps from Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro smartphones. Both the new devices arrive with the quad rear camera unit and will be sold online via Flipkart and Amazon.
Google asks you to authenticate account whenever you log in to a new device or restore your device. Users are required to punch in their Google password and authenticate their account on Android. Google has decided to expedite the authentication process by using the fingerprint sensor on your phone.
In the recent past smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Asus and others are offering gaming-centric smartphones by creating new lineups. The Black Shark 2 in March this year and the company is already out with yet another gaming smartphone. The Black Shark 2 Pro launched today and the new device comes with minor updates. The Black Shark 2 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 855 Plus and an updated design.
Over the years, Google Assistant has gained a lot of new features which helped improve user experience. As of now, Google Assistant cannot be used to send texts from the lock screen. Perhaps, this restriction was enforced for security reasons. Now Google is trying to change that and is thus testing a feature that lets you send texts directly from the lock screen.
Xiaomi has added yet another Android One device to its portfolio by launching Mi A3. The Mi A3 arrives with updated hardware as compared to its predecessor. As expected, the Mi A3 is a rebranded version of Mi CC9e which was launched in China earlier this month.
Google has been tweaking its API policy to enforce better privacy. Once the new restrictions are imposed, app makers are expected to make changes accordingly. A recent change for SMS and Phone permissions has apparently forbidden apps from offering Gmail related functionalities. The list includes popular Android apps like SMS Backup+, Nine, Kiwi for Gmail and Swiftkey.