Friday, July 19

Tag: Android

Its Official, Huawei Launches Its Own Operating System HarmonyOS
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Its Official, Huawei Launches Its Own Operating System HarmonyOS

Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its own operating system HarmonyOS, as it faces the threat of losing access to Android systems amid escalating US-China trade tensions. Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer business, told a press conference in the southern city of Dongguan that the new system, called HarmonyOS or HongMeng in Chinese, would "bring more harmony and convenience to the world". The highly-anticipated software is considered crucial for the tech group's survival as it confronts a looming White House ban on US companies selling technology products to Huawei which could remove its access to Google's Android operating system. Yu said the new system was a "future oriented OS" to be "more smooth and secure", which he said was "completely different from Android and ...
CloudFlare Brings 1.1.1.1 to Android and iOS Devices
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CloudFlare Brings 1.1.1.1 to Android and iOS Devices

US-based Cloudflare is finally bringing 1.1.1.1 to mobile users after announcing its privacy-focused DNS service. Now, the app which is available for both Android and iOS aims to make it easier for anyone to use its free consumer DNS service. The app is a one-button push to switch on and off again. While using the service, you enable Cloudflare handle all of your DNS information, like when an app on your phone tries to connect to the internet, or you type in the web address of any site. “We launched 1.1.1.1 to offer consumers everywhere a better choice for fast and private Internet browsing,” said Matthew Prince, Cloudflare chief executive said. “The 1.1.1.1 app makes it even easier for users to unlock fast and encrypted DNS on their phones.” The service is also blazing fast, shaving ...
India Tops Google Play Store Downloads in Last 7 Years
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India Tops Google Play Store Downloads in Last 7 Years

With the growing number of Android users in India, the country saw 36.9 billion app downloads from Google Play Store between January 2012 and August 2018 which marks as the highest among all countries, according to mobile app analytics firm App Annie. This study was done on the 10th anniversary of the Google Play Store. India accounted for 11.2% of the Google Play Store pie worldwide, given that global downloads for the period were 330 billion. Following India, the US was in second position with 35.1 billion downloads. The further positions were held by Brazil (25.2 billion), Russia (15.9 billion), Indonesia (14.6 billion) and Mexico (12.7 billion). On an annual basis, India became the No. 1 downloader from Google Play Store in 2016. Taking into account both Google Play Store and Apple ...
App Store Generated 93% More Revenue Than Google Play in Q3
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App Store Generated 93% More Revenue Than Google Play in Q3

There has always been a competition between Android and iOS and with this, the fight between the App Store and the Google Play Store also emerged. In the third quarter of 2018, that gap between the two widened considerably. In this quarter, the App Store earned nearly 93% more than Google Play, the largest gap since at least 2014. The company says that approximately 66% of the $18.2 billion in mobile app revenue generated in Q3 2018 came from Apple’s  App Store. The App Store made $12 billion in the quarter, up 23.3% from the $9.7 billion it made during the same period in the previous year. On the other hand, Google Play earned $6.2 billion in the quarter, up 21.5% from the year-ago quarter’s $5.1 billion. In terms of app downloads, however, Google Play still has the edge thanks t...
Messenger Lite Rolled Out for iOS, Available only in Turkey
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Messenger Lite Rolled Out for iOS, Available only in Turkey

With all the mobile applications launching the lighter version of their apps, Facebook also came up with with the Messenger Lite app in October 2016, but it was available only for Android users back then. After two years of its existence, the lite app is being now rolled out on for iOS users as well, however, it will only be available in Turkey for now. The Messenger Lite app, like all the other lite apps, is small in size, uses less data, and works even in spotty connectivity. The Facebook messenger’s lite app is only 10MB in size whereas the normal Messenger app is huge around 140MB in size on the App Store. In comparison, the Facebook Lite app for iOS is about 16.3MB in size. The company is planning to roll out the app on iOS in other countries as well but it may take some time. T...
You Can now Pay For Your Uber Rides Via Google Pay
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You Can now Pay For Your Uber Rides Via Google Pay

Google’s digital payments platform Google Pay has partnered with Uber to let users pay for their Uber rides easily and seamlessly in India. Initially, the company has an offer in which users can also avail up to Rs. 1,000 when they use Google Pay for 10 Uber rides. This may toughen the competition for other payment platforms such as Paytm, PhonePe among others. Google has also announced that more than 22 million people in India are already using Google Pay on a monthly basis and over 1.2 million small businesses in India are using it to enable mobile payments. To make the use of Google Pay for your Uber rides, the users need to add Google Pay as a payment method on the Uber app. To do this, they need to go to the Payment section after tapping the hamburger icon from the top-left corn...
Happy 10th Birthday Android!
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Happy 10th Birthday Android!

World is contracting with the growth of mobile phone technology with the number of mobile phone users increasing day by day. Starting with simple regular devices which were used just for making phone calls, mobile phones have entirely changed our lives and have become a vital part of it.  Now, they are not only used for making calls, but also have innumerable uses and can be used as a Camera , Music player, Tablet PC, T.V. , Web browser etc. With this technology growth, new and updated software and operating systems are required which led to the birth of ‘Android’. Starting from black and white phones to recent smartphones or mini computers, mobile OS has come far away. Today, the most popular and used operating system that has captured the smartphone market is Android that was launched...
PUBG Gaming Mobile App Crosses 3 Million Downloads in the US
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PUBG Gaming Mobile App Crosses 3 Million Downloads in the US

The mobile gaming era has been emerging with a great pace all across the globe. One of the most popular games these days that is PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUBG) mobile that was launched by Tencent in March this year for Android and iOS users is touching heights of success. The mobile game has crossed the number of three million players in the United States. According to the reports, the majority of the PUBG mobile game downloads have come from the Android users. It was last month that the company announced that PUBG Mobile has achieved 100 million downloads on Android and iOS platforms both. The data reveals that the game reached a peak of 3.1 million US players, with 1.7 million from Android, that accounts for the majority of the downloads. Also, the data shows that over 30 perc...
Google Assistant Can Now Speak Two Languages at a Time
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Google Assistant Can Now Speak Two Languages at a Time

With the voice commands and voice assistants taking up a major role in the technology race, the Google’s assistant is adapting the ability to speak with you in two languages without having to switch accounts. With this new modification, Google Home and Android smartphone owners will be able to speak in any two of the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese. The Google Assistant will then reply in the language of the query it's answering. Compared to us mortals that have to undergo processes such as Effortless English accent training in order to learn new languages, Google's voice assistants just know languages automatically. It was in February that the company stated that it is working on this feature, but since then there were no updates about it ...
WhatsApp to Launch Picture-in-Picture Feature for Android
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WhatsApp to Launch Picture-in-Picture Feature for Android

Facebook-owned Whatsapp is reportedly planning to launch a new feature for the Android users which will be known as picture-in-picture video feature. The new in-app feature on Android will let WhatsApp users play videos from Instagram and YouTube in a small window within the messaging app. This will not require the users to go to Instagram or YouTube apps to view a video sent by a contact. From the recent months, Whatsapp is bringing in and testing various features. It recently introduced the multiple contacts voice and video calling feature and now is planning to introduce the picture-in-picture video feature soon. According to the WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp is currently working on the picture-in-picture mode for videos in the Android app. Lately, the application has updated its...
Xiaomi Mi A2 to be Launched In India Exclusively on Amazon
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Xiaomi Mi A2 to be Launched In India Exclusively on Amazon

Xiaomi, a leading chinese smartphone company is all set to launch its next Android One device in its portfolio, known as Xiaomi Mi A2 exclusively in India. The second generation of Android One handset has been spotted on e-commerce website Amazon. Therefore, it isn't clear whether the handset will be available for purchase on the day of the launch, August 8, or sometime later after its launch in India. SPECIFICATIONS:   DISPLAY: 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen of full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels with 18:9 aspect ratio.   COLOUR: Gold, Blue and Black   WEIGHT: It measures 158.70 x 75.40 x 7.30 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 168.00 grams.   PROCESSOR: Octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor (four 2.2GHz Kyro 260 cores + four 1.8GHz ...