In a world that’s quickly moving away from contracts, cheaper phones are becoming more popular. Though many carriers have gotten rid of contracts entirely, payment plans on phones aren’t very different and still tie you to one carrier with paying a big sum of money as the only way out. So budget phones are becoming ... Read More »
Unlocking a device has become far more secure over the years, evolving from PIN numbers to other methods, like a fingerprint. Android also offers other methods, including Trusted Place, Trusted Devices, and On-Body Detection, and now the list is growing again.
Google is now rolling out a new methodology for unlocking your Android smartphone, which the ... Read More »
Android 5.0 Lollipop continues its rollout, and another Samsung-branded smartphone is the latest addition to the ranks.
On Tuesday, March 24, AT&T confirmed that its variant of the Galaxy Note 4 will begin receiving the over the air (OTA) update of Android 5.0 today. The update itself weighs in at just over 1GB, so Galaxy ... Read More »
Google is rolling out a new smart lock security feature called “on-body detection”. The feature uses your phone’s accelerometer to keep your phone unlocked if it’s in your pocket or your hand. Set it down, however, and the phone will lock itself with your preferred locking method. It’s an intelligent feature that saves ... Read More »
Huawei announced the Ascend P7 in May of last year, and while we’re now a bit earlier in the year, it looks like the company is gearing up to announce the device’s successor. Huawei is sending out invitations to an event in central London that will take place on April 15, and it’s believed ... Read More »
Android Auto was initially unveiled in 2014, but since then it’s been waiting in the wings until Google was ready to set it out into the world. While auto manufacturers have already pledged to launch some vehicles with the functionality in their own systems, the aftermarket in-car system is one area where Android Auto ... Read More »
Ever since Google launched Android Device Manager to help people find their lost device, Google says that it has helped nearly 30 million owners reconnect with a missing device. And now the company is expanding its usefulness a bit by adding support for Android Wear.
Today, via the Official Android Blog, Google announced that ... Read More »