Android Marshmallow is here (for some). There are battery life improvements, greater app permission controls, standardized support for fingerprint scanners, more granular volume controls, USB-C support and new Google Now features, all part of a mix that makes this an exciting upgrade for users. But is your phone actually going to get it?
Did you as a Consumer thinking of encryption when you decide to buy a mobile? According to a report in The Wall Street Journal about 95 percent of all iPhones are encrypted, compared with less than 10 percent of Android phones, iPhone owners much more likely to use encryption than Android users, Where Most Android phones are not encrypted, either by user choice or manufacturer design.
Project Fi is the mobile phone service by Google that relies on Wi-Fi hotspots for connectivity, is now available to everyone without an invite. That is, of course, assuming you have a Nexus 6, 6P, or 5X smartphone. And you’ll still have to be a U.S. customer Relevant Products/Services to take advantage of the offering.
EarlGrey is a functional user interface testing framework for Apple iOS apps that has been introduced by Google.
Google is moving forward with its plans to allow Bluetooth beacons to broadcast location-based information and URLs to your phone.
A new feature has been introduced from Google allows Android users to simply type ‘find my phone’ into a Google search box to find their lost or missing smartphone.
Microsoft Corp and Google Inc have agreed to bury all patent infringement litigation against each other, the companies announced on Wednesday, settling 18 cases in the United States and Germany.
Android Marshmallow is the official name of Google’s next operating system update. Expect it at the end of the month.
Google’s Android Lollipop version, which was released last year, is finally running on over 20 percent of active Android devices.
According to the latest Google Play distribution data for the seven-day period ending September 7, the number of Android Lollipop-based devices logging into the store is steadily rising, while the share of Android KitKat and Android Jelly Bean powered devices is dropping gradually.