Android instant apps are here for Buzzfeed, Periscope, Wish and Viki
Android instant apps are here as a pilot project in partnership with select applications. The instant apps work by delivering small bits and portions of the app over the air, and are executed on the phone without the need to install an application. Only the portions of the application currently required by the user are downloaded on the smartphone. The Android Instant App program is now being taken for a test drive with a small number of developers. The application partners include Buzzfeed...
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release-day branding confirmed
Samsung confirmed this week that they’d be keeping the “Note” branding for products, unafraid that their Note 7 fiasco would hold them down. Samsung mobile chief D.J. Koh suggested that they would “bring back a better, safer, and very innovative Note 8.” In that single sentence, Samsung confirmed not only the existence of the Note branding’s continued existence, but the … Continue reading...
Android Instant Apps enter live testing at long last
One of the coolest things revealed during last year’s Google I/O conference was the concept of Android Instant Apps. For those who may have forgotten, Instant Apps is centered around the idea of accessing certain Android apps without having to navigate to the Google Play Store and download them first. It was an impressive feature when it was previewed at … Continue reading...
Pokemon GO update: Gen 2 event plus celebration incoming
The next Pokemon GO event may be upon us – considerations for both Chinese New Year and South Korea’s first release of the game. One report suggests that January 24th (tomorrow) will reveal the first (re)release of Pokemon GO in South Korea. This would be the ideal time and place for an announcement of the next Pokemon GO event, one … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 7 battery fire investigation: What you need to know
The folks at Samsung seem to have made an effort to come as clean as possible in public about the Galaxy Note 7 and its battery-related mishap. Not long after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the year 2016, it became apparent that there was a problem. Once it was clear that the problem was not relegated … Continue reading...
All 2017 Chromebooks will support Android apps, Google confirms
Putting the Google Play Store and, by extension, support for Android apps on Chromebooks is still a relatively rare thing, but starting this year, Google is really looking to ramp up support. The company announced today that all Chromebooks released in 2017 will support Android apps, which is good news indeed. Obviously, this seems like the next logical step, but … Continue reading...
All 2017 Chromebooks will support Android apps, Google confirms
Putting the Google Play Store and, by extension, support for Android apps on Chromebooks is still a relatively rare thing, but starting this year, Google is really looking to ramp up support. The company announced today that all Chromebooks released in 2017 will support Android apps, which is good news indeed. Obviously, this seems like the next logical step, but … Continue reading...
All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps
 All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play Store. The news comes from a single line of text on Google’s list of Chromebooks compatible with Android apps. “All Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after as well as the… Read More ...
All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps
 All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play Store. The news comes from a single line of text on Google’s list of Chromebooks compatible with Android apps. “All Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after as well as the… Read More ...
Hugo Barra leaving Xiaomi, returning home
Hugo Barra was once described as the public face of Android, having served as the VP of Google’s Android division. In mid-2013, however, he surprisingly left the mothership to join Xiaomi as its new VP for international business, becoming the international face of a rising Chinese star. Today, Barra is changing course again, this time heading in the opposite direction. … Continue reading...
How to block phone calls on your Android phone
Telemarketer or persistent won't leave you alone? Here's how to block calls on an Android smartphone, whether you want to do so with native features or mobile apps such as Mr. Number and Extreme Call Blocker. The post How to block phone calls on your Android phone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Pixel, Nexus devices getting Instant Tethering feature for Android Nougat
Android users who own recent Pixel or Nexus devices running Android Nougat 7.1.1 may notice a new feature rolling out in the near future, or in some cases, already available. Called Instant Tethering and introduced as part of Google Play Services 10.2, it aims to make connecting to the phone’s hotspot an easier, almost automatic process. For those who’ve ever … Continue reading...
The Russians aren’t coming to Silicon Valley, they’re already here
The idea that humans could engineer a path to their own salvation started long before Google, the internet, or even computers. The Russians were there 100 years ago, and planted the seed for today’s Silicon Valley transhumanists. The post The Russians aren’t coming to Silicon Valley, they’re already here appeared first on Digital Trends....
Uber picks up another key Google employee as its new VP of engineering
Apple is to Tesla what Google is to Uber -- at least, when it comes to employee migration. On Friday, Amit Singhal became the latest bright mind to bid adieu to Google and bonjour to black cars. The post Uber picks up another key Google employee as its new VP of engineering appeared first on Digital Trends.
Uber hires former YouTube exec Kevin Thompson as VP of Marketplace Engineering
 Uber is picking up a lot of ex-Googlers lately – earlier on Thursday, I reported that ex-Google SVP of Engineering Amit Singhal was headed to the ride-hailing startup, and former Google VP of Engineering on YouTube’s ads team Kevin Thompson is also joining the company as VP of Marketplace Engineering. That means Thompson will likely report into his former colleague Singhal, whose… Read More ...
Google to shut down old versions of Drive apps suite, so you’ll need to update soon
If you're running old versions of Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android or iOS, you'll need to update soon -- Google is shutting down legacy versions of the apps, and won't let you keep using them for much longer. The post Google to shut down old versions of Drive apps suite, so you’ll need to update soon appeared first on Digital Trends....
Samsung Galaxy S8 images may show us our best early peeks yet
This morning we’ve had what seems to be our clearest look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 thus far – thanks to a few renders from various sources. I want to be up front as possible about the images you’re about to see – most of them are almost certainly renderings of what the device MIGHT look like. That said, it’s … Continue reading...
Galaxy S7 Nougat update display fix: how to switch back
When the Samsung Galaxy S7 is updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, it changes the default settings for its display. This is not the end of the world, believe it or not, and all can be turned back with a few easy steps. Now, if only making this switch had a mega-significant effect on battery life. For now, changing the display … Continue reading...
LG Music Flow to get Google Home, Multiroom next month
At least among Google’s fans and partners, Google Home, and its smart Assistant, is the new hot trend. It also happens to be Google’s biggest walled garden as far as features go. Which is why, almost like a major Android version, users are incessantly asking when they’re going to get even some integration with those features. For owners of LG’s … Continue reading...
Deloitte study points out that consumers are still confused about self-driving cars
A global study from Deloitte taking in the opinions of 22,000 consumers in 17 different countries finds that although attitudes to autonomous vehicles are becoming more positive, the majority of consumers need evidence that these technological advances will lead to safer cars. Whether in Germany, Korea, India, China, the US or Japan, a lack of trust was the number-one answer when consumers were asked about whether they’d consider a self-driving car. In South Korea, 81% of respondents said ...