The world of Android
Google launched interpreter mode for smart displays and speakers at the start of the year and the the live translation tool is now coming to mobile devices.
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The Yubico Authenticator App has had a new update bringing support for NFC on iOS and more. version (v1.1) of the Authenticator mobile application for iOS now extends support for near field communication (NFC) on iOS, delivering tap-and-go flexibility in addition to authentication over a Lightning connection.
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Google's new wellness feature called 'Focus Mode' is now out of beta and is rolling out globally for users with Android 10 or Android Pie, allows users to take advantage of several tools that encourage them to engage in healthier habits with their mobile device.
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WhatsApp has launched a new update for Android which brings support for call waiting, new privacy settings and more. The biggest feature is obviously the new call waiting feature, although the company has skipped adding call holding for this release.
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Google has released the December 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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O2 has launched Visual Voicemail on the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, with plans to roll out across other vendors, including Samsung and Sony early next year.
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BlackBerry has today rolled out the November 2019 Android Security update to BlackBerry Android devices. The Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices.
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A recent report published by Israeli security research firm Checkmarx reveals that the camera app from Google and Samsung contains vulnerabilities, which, when exploited, could allow an attacker to gain complete control over the app even if the app’s permissions (for storage, location, etc.) are locked.
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Samsung has announced a special edition Galaxy Note10+ in advance of the December 20 release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The collaboration will unite two Galaxies – a galaxy far, far away, and the Samsung Galaxy – to generate excitement for the final instalment in the Skywalker saga.
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Sony has released the list of smartphones that will be updated to Android 10, starting December 2019. Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 will be the first set of devices to receive the latest iteration of Android. Meanwhile, Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, will get the update in early 2020, alongside older devices like the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium, and XZ3.
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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