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Google’s lighter version of Android Oreo is finally here. Created for Smartphones with 512MB to 1GB of memory, Android Oreo (Go edition) offers a faster, more seamless experience for owners of lower-end phones. It will launch as a part of the Android 8.1 release tomorrow. “We enhanced Android Oreo (Go edition) for speed and reliability on entry-level […]

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Android creator Andy Rubin, CEO and founder of Essential Products, is taking a leave of absence from his company for “personal reasons” that are linked to his departure from Google three years ago, according to The Information. The report, according to The Information, indicated Rubin made his exit from Google not long after an investigation determined he had […]

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Google wants to make online checkouts a little bit easier. The tech titan has launched ‘pay with Google,’ a new tool that enables you to use any credit or debit cards linked to your Google Account from products like Google Play, YouTube, Chrome or Android Pay. Pay with Google then sends the retailer your payment info […]

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Android O has officially been given a name: Android Oreo. Google married the release of its latest Android update with Monday’s solar eclipse, unveiling 8.0 Oreo, which the tech titan is describing as “smarter, faster, more powerful and sweeter than ever.” Android Oreo, which will soon roll out to Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P devices as well as to […]

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The European Union is considering slapping Google with another record fine — this time for the tech titan’s conduct with mobile operating systems, apps and services. The European Commission, which is leading the investigation into Google’s Android OS rules, has put together a panel of experts to give a second opinion on the case, sources told Reuters. The news comes […]

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  Google has finally brought Android Pay to Canada, nearly two years after the mobile payment service debuted in the U.S. If you have a NFC-enabled Android device that supports Google Play Services and runs KitKat 4.4 or higher, you will be able to use your Smartphone to make purchases at hundreds of thousands of locations across […]

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As many as 36.5 million Android users have been infected by Judy, the latest malware scam in circulation on Google Play, Google’s popular app store. The malware, which produced fake ad clicks, was found on 41 apps developed by Korean company Kiniwini, according to security firm Check Point. ‘Judy’ uses infected devices to garner the fraudulent clicks which, in turn, generates […]

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Google celebrated reaching the two billion monthly active Android user mark Wednesday by launching Android O, its latest operating system, for public beta. When Android O comes out of beta later this year, it will bring new features to Android-run Smartphones and tablets. “With picture-in-picture, you can seamlessly do two tasks simultaneously, like checking your calendar while […]

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Google is making it easier to download webpages to read offline with its latest Chrome for Android update. The update builds on the feature the tech titan released back in December that enabled the easy download of music, videos and full webpages for offline viewing. “More than 45 million webpages are downloaded every week — and today we’re adding […]

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Google is shelling out $7.8 million to settle two-year-old anti-trust charges in Russia. In addition to paying a fine to Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) agency, the tech titan has also agreed to halt exclusivity demands of its apps on Android-based devices in the country. Also, as part of the agreement, Google must no longer restrict pre-installation of any […]

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Google wants to make sending and receiving payments a little bit easier. The tech giant this week launched Google Wallet Gmail for Android. The free feature, which is currently available only to U.S. residents, is available via Gmail on the Web or Android. “Whether you’re splitting a dinner bill or planning a group trip, you now have a […]

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Android and Chrome OS device users can breathe a sigh of relief. Google today said many of the vulnerabilities allegedly being taken advantage of by the CIA have already been fixed. WikiLeaks, in a massive data dump, said the American spy agency has a specialized unit dedicated to targeting Android-run Smartphones and Chrome OS devices. Google, however, said Android […]

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Turkey has opened an investigation into Google to determine if the tech titan has breached the country’s anti-trust laws. Turkey’s Competition Board, in a statement on its website, said it is looking into “the provision of mobile operating systems and mobile applications and services, as well as by the agreements concluded between Google and original equipment […]

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Google’s digital assistant is coming to more Smartphones. Already on Pixel, Google Home, Google Allo and Android Wear, Assistant will soon be available on Android handsets running 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow. “Whether you need to know how to say ‘nice to meet you’ in Korean or just a simple reminder to do laundry when you get […]

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