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Back in June Google began rolling out RCS in the UK and France, bypassing carriers. Google is now doing the same in the US. If you already have Messages, you’ll be prompted to enable chat features in the coming weeks. If you don’t have Messages, you can download it on the Play Store. Google expects this service to be broadly available in the U.S. by the end of year.
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Motorola is trying to recreate the success of 2004 by reviving the Motorola Razr with the launch of a new model - a £1,170 ($1,500) foldable flip-phone that has a 6.2-inch screen flexible screen and runs on Android.
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Samsung has released a new software update for the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G that introduces more Galaxy Note10 features to the flagship lineup. Now, in addition to enjoying the diverse range of Note10 features that were added in the S10’s most recent update, users will be able to access all-new smart multimedia and Wi-Fi functions that streamline connections and take content creation to the next level.
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Many Android users are complaining that one of the most recent WhatsApp updates is draining their phone’s battery life by up to 50 percent in a matter of hours, regardless of active use. The popular messaging app is facing a backlash from users who say their devices are seeing significant battery drain after updating to the latest version of the messaging service.
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Google has released the November 2019 Android Security Bulletin, giving carriers and device makers a fresh set of patches to install. Google device firmware images have also been released to the Google Developer site. Though Google puts out the Android security patches each month, the job of actually getting the fixes to end users falls on the telcos and/or device manufacturers themselves. Those partners vary in their ability to release the patches in a timely fashion.
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Microsoft's Office Mobile app, which combines lightweight versions of the company's Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps, has been available on Samsung smartphones for some time. At its Ignite conference on Monday, Microsoft announced that the app is now available to all Android and iOS users in public preview
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BlackBerry has today rolled out the October 2019 Android Security update to BlackBerry Android devices. The Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices.
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Google has released Android Studio 4.0 Canary including an early developer preview of Jetpack Compose. The company released extended APIs for Android Jetpack and Jetpack Compose.
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Google has announced its latest Pixel smartphones, which include several new features and an improved camera system. As in previous years, the new Pixel will come in a standard 5.7-inch size and a larger ‘XL’ variant with a 6.3-inch screen and larger battery.
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Boom is a powerful Music Player with 3D surround sound, powerful Bass and an advanced Equaliser. The app has been available for iOS for over a year but is now finally available for Android.
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Google has released the October 2019 Android Security Bulletin, giving carriers and device makers a fresh set of patches to install. Google device firmware images have also been released to the Google Developer site. Though Google puts out the Android security patches each month, the job of actually getting the fixes to end users falls on the telcos and/or device manufacturers themselves. Those partners vary in their ability to release the patches in a timely fashion.
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Google’s Project Zero has warned that it suspects an Android zero-day flaw actively is being exploited by the controversial Israeli-based NSO Group Technologies or one of its customers. The NSO Group has been criticised for selling zero-day exploits to “authorised governments”.
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At Microsoft’s Surface event in New York today, the company announced the “Surface Duo”, a clamshell dual-screen phone with a full swivel hinge design.
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Huawei rolled out the first EMUI 10 beta in China last month, which is of course based on Android 10, and the company has started rolling out EMUI 10 beta two for the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro.