Tag: Devices

Apple to Soon Bring 70 New Emojis to iPhones and Other Devices

Apple has added 70 new emojis to the developer and public beta previews of iOS 12.1, and has said it will make them available as part of the upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS, and watchOS. These new emojis include emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, various clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures, and more. […]

Google Rolls Out October Security Patch to Pixel Devices, Fixes Fast Charging Issue

Google has started rolling out Android’s October security update that brings with it improvements for its Pixel smartphones with the most important being a fix for fast-charging issues that have been plaguing Pixel and Pixel XL phones since the release of Android 9 Pie OS. “Android 9 Pie launched two months ago and is receiving […]

MediaTek Aims to Bring Face ID-Like Authentication to Affordable Devices: Report

While 3D facial recognition is so far limited to flagships, MediaTek is set to bring the same experience to affordable devices. The chip maker has developed its technology dubbed Active Stereo that works with the Helio P60 and Helio P22 SoC. The technology is essentially aiming to reduce the production cost of building Structured-Light 3D […]

Google Releases September Android Security Update for Nexus, Pixel Devices

Google has released the September 2018 Android security update for the supported Nexus and Pixel devices. The September Android security update fixes as many as 59 issues through two different patch levels and comes as the first update for the devices running Android 9.0 Pie that the search giant released as its latest Android version […]

Android Devices Running Versions Below Android 9.0 Pie Vulnerable to Tracking by Apps: Researchers

Researchers have pointed out an Android security flaw that apparently exposes details about a user’s device to all applications running on the device. Google has provided a fix for it in its latest Android version – Android Pie – but older versions are still vulnerable to the issue, researchers claim. The vulnerability essentially allows apps […]

Google Chrome 69 to Bring Notch Support, Media Playback for Android Go Devices

While Google is enhancing the user experience on Chrome 68 by enabling native notification support for Windows 10 Action Center, Chrome 69 has reached the beta channel as the successor to the iteration that was launched last month. The new Chrome version brings intrinsic support for display notch designs. Google notably released developer guidelines to […]

Apple’s iPhones Trail Samsung, Google Devices in Internet Speeds: Ookla

If you paid top dollar for the iPhone X and Apple’s other flagship smartphones expecting the fastest mobile Internet speeds around, you won’t like these results. Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and $1,000 iPhone X trail the latest smartphones from Samsung Electronics Co. and Alphabet’s Google in download speeds, according to data from Ookla […]

Android Oreo Share of Active Devices Doubles to 12.1 Percent in July; Nougat Still Dominates: Google

While a large number of smartphone users are anticipating the release of Android P, the distribution of Android Oreo has grown more than double in the last two months period – marking the largest gain in the Android family. The latest Android distribution numbers show that compared to May, the Android 8.0 Oreo share rose […]

Android P Beta 4 (Developer Preview 5) Released for Google Pixel Devices: How to Download

Android P, the next major Android iteration after Oreo, has received its final beta preview ahead of its public debut that is scheduled for later this summer. The new beta preview that comes as the Android P Beta 4 aka Android P Developer Preview 5 is a release candidate build with final system behaviours to […]