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.
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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.
Motorola One Pro has been leaked yet again. The latest leak is in the form of press renders and confirms some aspects of the previous leak. The upcoming Motorola One is likely to come with a small notch on the front. This time around the company has stamped its logo on the camera module at the back instead of the front.
Xiaomi is said to be working on a 64MP primary camera. XDA Developers unearthed stings of code that referred to a smartphone with a 64MP primary camera. The code was found in the latest MIUI 10 China Developer ROM meant for the Redmi K20 Pro.
Samsung had announced that it will relaunch the Galaxy Fold in May this year. It is now one month past the deadline and we finally heard from the Samsung camp. A spokesperson from Samsung has spoken with CNET and suggested that they will come with a new release date which will be announced in the coming weeks.
There is no dearth of Trojans for Android. Most of them activate themselves once they have root access and then inject ads. Google Researchers have confirmed that cybercriminals in 2017 got a backdoor preinstalled on Android devices and all of this happened before the Android phones left the factory.
Instagram has updated its app with new features. The latest version arrives with a revamped camera UI, stickers and supports shopping on stories. That apart, Instagram has also announced a super useful data saving feature. As of now, the data saving feature will be available only for Android users.
In the recent past, we have seen a series of new configurations for a smartphone screen. The notch was first seen on the Essential Phone and it became trendy after Apple used it on iPhone X. Smartphone manufacturers tried to make the notch as small as possible and this gave birth to the teardrop notch. Now, Xiaomi and Oppo have come up with a new technology that lets them hide the selfie beneath the screen.
Energizer, known for making batteries, is going to launch a staggering 26 smartphones at MWC 2019 this year. The smartphones will be built by Avenir and feature very interesting specs.