Category Archives: Android News

Android Oreo superpowers, coming to a device near you

android-oreo-8

We are officially introducing Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest release of the platform–and it’s smarter, faster and more powerful than ever. It comes with new features like picture-in-picture and Autofill to help you navigate tasks seamlessly. Plus, it’s got stronger security protections and speed improvements that keep you safe and moving at lightspeed. When you’re on your next adventure, Android Oreo is the superhero to have by your side (or in your pocket!).

Google steps up account security for those who need it

Google Advanced Protection Program

Google has stepped up account security for those who need it most. Users who are at particularly high risk of targeted attacks can now join the Advanced Protection Program, which promises the strongest defense against phishing, fraudulent account access, and more.

Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun resigns as company predicts record profits

samsung company predicts record profits

Samsung Electronics CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun has announced plans to step down from his position at the head of the company. The 64-year-old, who has spent the last 32 years at Samsung, operating as CEO for the last five, cited a need to bring “new spirit and young leadership” into the firm.

Google wants to prevent technology from simply replacing humans

Google wants to prevent technology from simply replacing humans

The search giant outlines three ways to help address concerns that US workers might be left behind in the next Industrial Revolution.

First Android malware with code injection

Android malware has entered a new era: code injection. According to a report in The Register, the Dvmap trojan, which hid inside several games in Google Play for months and was installed over 50,000 times, “installs its malicious modules while also injecting hostile code into the system runtime libraries”.

New Report Shows Big Growth For Mobile AR Within 5 Years

New Report Shows Big Growth For Mobile AR Within 5 Years

A new report from Tractica states that growth of mobile-based Augmented Reality use is expected to increase within the next five years to a total of at least 1.9 billion active users each month. That’s a huge step for a fledgling technology that is just now starting to get off the ground in the mobile space with phones like the ZenFone AR from ASUS as well as Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro, both of which come equipped with Google’s Tango technology inside.

Android Studio Canary Gets Wear Side Button Simulator

Android Studio Canary

The rotary crown button functions introduced in Android Wear 2.0 have made their way into the Wear Simulator of the latest Canary edition of Android Studio. This means that developers no longer need a physical Android Wear 2.0 device around to test the behavior of a function that they’ve mapped to the rotary dial in their Wear app, so long as they’re willing to hop over to the Canary build of Android Studio or have already been using it.

Google Assistant Now Saving Shopping Lists To Google Express

Google Assistant Now Saving Shopping Lists To Google Express

The Google Assistant stopped saving shopping lists to Google Keep as of yesterday and is now storing them in a different manner, just like the Mountain View-based company said it would earlier this month. The change was prompted by the fact that Google wanted to simplify the entire shopping process for its users, from listing the items they need to ordering them. Following the latest update, the Google Assistant is now saving any items you tell it to put on a list to Google Express, e.g. telling the companion “add bottled water to my list” would add that item to your Google Express list. If one list happens to get too large, you can always create another one and set it as the default one while simultaneously sharing any of your existing lists with other users.