Why Do Android Flashlight Apps Need Dozens of Permissions?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. No one should be downloading a flashlight app in the Year of Our Lord 2019 — that’s why both Google and Apple have integrated the ability into their devices as part of the base operating system. Avast security researcher Luis […]

Gmail App’s Dark Theme Is Finally Rolling Out

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Google has been on a tear lately, updating all its mobile apps with the new Material Theming design style. In practice, that means a lot of blindingly bright apps. There is, unexpectedly, a method to Google’s madness. Moving to the […]

Huawei’s Kirin 990 SoC Is the First Chip With an Integrated 5G Modem

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Huawei’s year has been anything but good, but the company has pushed ahead with new technology introductions and smartphone designs. The Chinese firm has now announced its latest SoC, the Kirin 990. The new chip will ship in two flavors […]

The Vivaldi browser lands on Android – gpgmail

Vivaldi has long billed itself as a browser for advanced users who want to be able to customize their browser to their heart’s content. With that mission, it managed to get a foothold in the desktop market, but until now, the browser company co-founded by Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner, didn’t have a presence […]

Fairphone 3 is a normal smartphone with ethical shine – gpgmail

How long have you been using your current smartphone? The answer for an increasing number of consumers is years, plural. After all, why upgrade every year when next year’s model is almost exactly the same as the device you’re holding in your hand? Dutch social enterprise Fairphone sees this as an opportunity to sell sustainability. […]

Huawei Announces Refreshed P30 Pro with Android 10

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Everyone involved in the mobile industry is watching Huawei’s next moves closely. With a pending export ban in place, Huawei can’t launch new phones with Google-certified Android, so the upcoming Mate 30 may be the first major Android phone to […]

The LG G8X Is the Company’s Latest Attempt to Make Dual-Screen Phones a Thing

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Smartphones have basically gotten as large as they can reasonably get without some sort of radical design change. Samsung and Huawei are working with foldable OLED technology to allow phones to transform into tablets, but LG is still pushing the […]

Sony Is Back to Making Compact Phones With the Xperia 5

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It is traditional for Sony to launch two flagship phones per year, so naturally, everyone expected its big IFA 2019 announcement to be the Xperia 2. After all, it released the Xperia 1 earlier this year. Instead, Sony unveiled the […]

Android 10 Code Confirms Pixel 4 90Hz Display

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We don’t even have to assume a new Pixel flagship phone is coming this year — for the first time, Google has announced features of its new phone before the big reveal. Google already showed off the back of the […]

Google Assistant, navigation and apps coming to GM vehicles starting in 2021 – gpgmail

GM is turning to Google to provide in-vehicle voice, navigation and other apps in its Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles starting in 2021. GM began shipping vehicles with Google Android Automotive OS in 2017, starting with the Cadillac CTS and expanding to other brands. Android Automotive OS shouldn’t be confused with Android Auto, which is […]