Both Apple and Google have announced plans to remove those apps that have remained unattended on their respective app stores for long, CNET reported. Specifically, both companies have said they are going to remove those apps that have not been updated in the past two years. An estimate by the analyst firm Pixalate has put the number of apps set to be on the chopping block at … [Read more...] about Apple and Google announce removal of abandoned and outdated apps
Google has confirmed they are working on a new tablet device which they intend to launch sometime next year. Google made the announcement at its developer's conference where it also announced the new Pixel series of smartphones as well as an AR headset. Tentatively named Pixel tablet, there is very little information available about the upcoming tablet though, other than the … [Read more...] about Google is officially back in the tablet game, confirms launch of Pixel tablet in 2023
Rumors of a Pixel branded smartwatch have been there for perhaps as long as the Pixel brand itself. Google has been offering a dedicated smartwatch platform in the form of the Wear OS for years now but never actually came out with the hardware that can be considered the ideal depiction of what it thought a smartwatch running its software should be like. That said, things seem … [Read more...] about Fresh Pixel Watch rumors gain steam, launch seems imminent
With podcasts being the latest crowd favorite, it shouldn't come as a surprise that YouTube is keen to have a slice of the lucrative new segment. An internal document that has leaked online also revealed there already are grand plans afoot on how best to tap into a segment where many of its competitors seem to have an edge already.As PodNews claimed, YouTube is working … [Read more...] about Google working to emerge as a serious player in the podcast space
As part of an increasing trend that makes it mandatory for individuals to verify their age before being allowed to access restricted content on social media, Google said the same regulations are set to be imposed on viewers in Australia in about a months’ time from now. The company revealed in a blog post users in Australia will be asked to furnish documents such as a driver's … [Read more...] about Google will ask Australians to show ID to use Google Play
The tablet segment is suddenly alive and kicking thanks to the pandemic, something that has made Google to stop and take notice. The company announced they are ready to infuse new life into the Android tablet segment which it had neglected for years. The first move in this regard could be the launch of the Android 12L - L stands for Large - which the company said has been … [Read more...] about Pixel tablet renders – too ambitious or realistic?
Windows PC users will soon be able to play Android games on their devices, The Verge reported. This is being made possible thanks to a new Google Play Games app currently being developed which will make it possible for Android games to be played on the Windows platform. What is significant with the development is that the app is being developed entirely by Google and not in a … [Read more...] about New Google app will enable Android games to run natively on Windows devices
It was in September 2019 that the iPad got its own dedicated OS – the iPadOS - for the first time ever. This sort of marks a coming of age for the world's most sought-after tablet device, almost a decade after it was first introduced back in April 2010. Prior to that, it continued with the iOS software which was primarily designed for the iPhone.That said, the iPadOS still … [Read more...] about Does Android need a tablet-specific version similar to iPadOS?
With Apple setting the ball rolling on making privacy almost uncompromisable for iOS users with its App Tracking Transparency feature, Google too has announced something similar that would make Android users off bound of advertisers.The feature, though similar in scope to that of Apple's App Tracking Transparency differs a bit when it comes to the actual … [Read more...] about Android users will be able to turn off app tracking by end-2021
The new Android 12 version is here, well sort of, at least. To put things in the right perspective, Google announced Android 12 at its recently concluded IO 2021 event and is currently available to download as a beta version in some select smartphone devices. The fully polished thing should be with us later in the year, like around the September - October window. This means … [Read more...] about Here are the best features of Android 12
Google announced a new feature added to its Android tablet - Entertainment Space. That comes across as a new interface that is going to be exclusive to Android tablets and will serve as a one-stop window for all your entertainment needs, be it watching videos, shows, movies, listening to music, reading books, playing games, or whatever.From the looks of it, the … [Read more...] about New Google Entertainment Space system is designed for Android tablets
Google Play Books has introduced a set of new tools that aim to make it easier for even kids to get started with reading books. This makes for a significant departure from the usual trend so far where the Google app only catered to the requirements of seasoned readers. That has changed now as kids who have just started to grasp the nuances of the English language will also have … [Read more...] about Google Play Books now has new tools to make reading easier for kids
Towards its objective of making Android apps leaner and meaner than what they already are, Google is set to introduce 'App install optimization' techniques which it claims will speed up the app installation process by several notches.Google though said it is going to be an optional process, and when you opt in, certain usage data is going to be collected to find out which … [Read more...] about Google’s new App Install Optimization feature aims for quicker app installations