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Android Stories June 8

Samsung’s latest Android tablets will get quarterly updates as schedule shifts for Galaxy A20e, more

Samsung, as weird as it may feel to say, is pretty much the best in the Android business when it comes to long-term updates for devices of all calibers, challenging even Google for the crown. This week, the company has again tweaked its schedule for Android updates, with the latest Samsung tablets including Galaxy Tab S7 FE getting the minimum, and some older devices dropping off.

Android Stories June 14

Samsung June 2021 security update is rolling out now to these Galaxy devices

Samsung began the process of rolling out its June 2021 update to the Galaxy S21 and more before the month of June had even arrived; here’s every device updated so far.

Android Stories May 14

Samsung April 2021 security update is rolling out now to these Galaxy devices

Samsung was once among the worst in the Android world when it came to updates big and small, but in 2021 they’re arguably better than Pixel. Now, Samsung is rolling out the April 2021 security update to its huge lineup of smartphones including Galaxy S21, S20, A52, and more.

Android Stories June 14

Google asks developers to call out Android OEMs that aggressively close background apps

Android’s open nature leads to some disparity with how apps and features can work across devices from different smartphone makers. Over the last couple of years, background app performance has been a point of attention for Google, and now, the company is asking the Android developer community to call out the worst offenders for killing […]

Android Stories June 7

Comment: Apple’s depiction of an Android phone is purposefully degrading, but fairly accurate

After years of ignoring the fact that it was originally supposed to be a cross-platform standard, Apple finally announced an expansion of FaceTime to Android and Windows devices through a web app allowing users on other platforms to join iOS 15 users in their calls. To go with it, though, Apple picked a pretty ugly-looking […]

Android Stories May 10

Samsung says Qualcomm security vulnerability is already patched on ‘most’ devices

Late last week, news broke of a Qualcomm modem vulnerability that carried some series implications for Android devices. Good news for Samsung users, though. Apparently, Samsung has been rolling out a fix for this Qualcomm security issue for a while now.

Android Stories May 13

Poll: Do you own or use an Android tablet?

Android tablets get a bad rep, but sometimes, if you only want a Netflix machine or basic device for viewing videos, they can be pretty darn solid.

Android Stories May 10

Oppo apparently ‘considering’ four years of Android updates as Vivo commits to three

Long-term Android updates have become a competition for most Android manufacturers nowadays with Samsung of all things leading the charge. To keep up, Vivo and Oppo are both expanding their Android update policies.

Android Stories May 18

Google I/O 2021 Keynote Live Blog + News Hub: Assistant, Android 12, and more

Well, we missed out on Google I/O 2020, but now it’s finally time for Google I/O 2021. While not in person, the annual developer festival in Mountain View, California has returned. The Google I/O 2021 Keynote kicks off at 10am PT/1pm ET, so read on for quick links to our roundup coverage over the last […]

Android Stories May 5

Google remembers Android tablets exist, debuts ‘Entertainment Space’ that looks like Google TV

The iPad has basically taken over the entire conversation when it comes to tablets, and frankly, Google hasn’t done much to fight that battle, even throwing in the towel when it comes to self-made tablets. Today, though, Android tablets are getting a boost with a new “Entertainment Space” experience from Google similar to the “Kids […]

Android Stories May 3

Android phones can use a Nintendo Switch Joy-Con as a remote camera shutter — here’s how

It’s been four years since the debut of Nintendo’s Switch console, a flexible device that just keeps evolving. Recently, it was highlighted that the Nintendo Joy-Con controller has a useful trick on Android devices — it can be used as a remote shutter button for the camera.

Android Stories April 22

Here’s how Apple AirTags work with Android phones [Video]

Following in the footsteps of Tile and Samsung’s new Galaxy Tag, Apple unveiled its AirTag tracker this week for keeping track of your keys, wallet, or whatever else you want to attach the $29 device to. You’d be correct in assuming these are designed to work with iPhones, but Apple did include the tiniest bit of functionality for AirTags with Android.

Android Stories April 20

Apex Legends Mobile coming to Android in limited regional betas

After hints, teasers, and then confirmation from EA, the immensely popular free-to-play battle royale FPS Apex Legends Mobile is finally set to arrive on Android.

Android Stories April 8

Samsung launches ‘iTest,’ a new web app for turning your iPhone into a Galaxy device

Samsung is increasing its efforts to win over iPhone customers. The smartphone maker has launched a new website called “iTest,” and it allows iPhone users to “get a little taste of Samsung” through a web application that simulates the Android experience.

[Update: April 2021] The best Android phones you can buy today

If you’re on the hunt for a new smartphone, chances are you’ve got a lot of devices on your shortlist. There are so many different options out on the market today that it can make finding the right one a bit difficult. So, let’s take a look at the best Android phones you can buy today, as of April 2021.

Android Stories April 4

LG officially shutting down worldwide mobile phone business

As widely rumored for the past few weeks, LG officially announced today that its mobile division is shutting down. Software updates and support for existing smartphone owners will continue for a “period of time.”

Android Stories March 29

New Android spyware designed to look like a system update, but was never in the Play Store

While Android is a far more secure operating system than a lot of people give it credit for, malware and spyware can still appear from time to time. Recently, a security firm uncovered a worrisome bit of spyware on Android that disguises itself as a system update.

Android Stories March 25

Shot for Shot: OnePlus 9 Pro vs. Android’s camera kings — where does it rank? [Gallery]

The best camera in any situation is the one you have with you, and most of the time, that’s the camera on your smartphone. That’s why, over the past few years, mobile photography has become a crucial part of flagship smartphones, and the results are often incredible. But who has the best smartphone camera on […]

Android Stories March 23

PSA: If your Android apps keep crashing, update ‘WebView’ and Chrome [Permanent fix]

A large number of Android users over the past few hours have been encountering continuous Gmail and other app shutdowns, with some finding that uninstalling Android System WebView will stop the crashing.

Android Stories March 19

Barnes & Noble, Lenovo make a $130 Nook 10″ Android tablet with Google Kids Space

For its latest Nook device, Barnes & Noble partnered with Lenovo to create a branded Android tablet. The Nook 10-inch from Lenovo notably features Google Kids Space

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