Tag: Android

Android Nougat is now available for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Android Nougat is now available for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

When a new version of Android is released, it usually take a good few months for it too reach certain phones. But today Samsung is adding support for the latest version of Android, Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Samsung of course have added their own twist to Google’s design with smatterings of TouchWiz elements. While Android Nougat was launched back in August, it still seems to take […]

Shazam introduces some impressive new features!

Shazam introduces some impressive new features!

Shazam, the popular apps that finds the ID of any song simply by listening to a sample of a song, has added some impressive new features! Shazam is a mobile app that allows the user to capture 20 seconds of any song, no matter if it’s intro, verse, or chorus, and will create a fingerprint for the recorded sample. The app will then look this hash tag up in it’s massive […]

Google have just fixed two major security issues

Google have just fixed two major security issues

It just seems lately that there are so many major security flaws in major mobile operating systems. In the last few weeks Apple patch ed a important flaw in iOS 9 and now Google have patched a security issue in Android which could allow hackers to send a JPEG image, which has been altered through Gmail. Also some apps hosted on Google Play have been containing malware, one of which […]

Google announces Android Pay is now available in the UK

Google announces Android Pay is now available in the UK

Google have announced that Android Pay is now officially available in the UK.  This allows users of Android smartphones to make contactless payments much in a similar way to iPhone users. The UK is the first country besides the US that can currently use this method of contactless payment via a smartphone.  Jimmy McLoughlin, The Institute of Directors lead on the Digital Economy has stated that: ” The arrival of […]

Shazam background listening is now on Android

Shazam background listening is now on Android

Shazam has long had a very useful feature on the iPhone version of it’s app for a long while now and for some reason it never offered the feature to Android users of Shazam. For two and half years now the iPhone version of Shazam has always had a auto listening feature which makes finding out what that song is just a little easier and now after many requests Shazam […]

Google is now offering more money for finding Android bugs

Google is now offering more money for finding Android bugs

Google has been offering security rewards for finding security bugs  in Android for around a year now and since then the company has paid out more than $550,000 to users for finding major security issues in the Android operating system, until now the average amount of money that Google paid out was $2,200 per reward and then $6,700 per researcher. Now Google is offering people who send in reports more money […]

BlackBerry BBM now has free video calls for Android and iOS

BlackBerry BBM now has free video calls for Android and iOS

BlackBerry is still slipping by the wayside with every passing day, but in an effort to stay relevant the company is still developing the once popular BBM messaging platform further to compete with the ever crowded instant messaging and video calling space with Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Hangouts, Skype, FaceTime all now offering free video calling you’d of thought the last thing we need is another video calling app but here […]

Android TV remote app now out on iOS

Android TV remote app now out on iOS

Google has certainly dabbled with the TV experience in the last few years, first it was Google TV – which was a huge flop and that was quickly abandoned, then in 2012 Google brought out the Nexus Q which only lasted a matter of weeks after it was introduced at the Google Developers conference that year, one because it cost $299 and it didn’t do that much. Following that in 2013, […]

Netflix on Android can now be charged to Google Play

Netflix on Android can now be charged to Google Play

Similar to how the payments system works on iOS, Google also allows third-party developers to utilise users payment details from their Google Play account to make purchases for subscriptions and various things within the app. Now Netflix is one of the latest apps to use Google Play Billing, Netflix has said that this will be slowly rolling out over the next few weeks. This feature on iOS and Android just makes […]

Android Auto is now available in 18 more countries

Android Auto is now available in 18 more countries

As CarPlay is expanding week by week, Google is also focusing on making Android Auto available in more countries and in more cars. Just this week, Google has expanded the in-car-infotainment to 18 more countries. Android Auto is now available these countries and more Austria Brazil Colombia Switzerland India Russia Puerto Rico