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Amazon’s Alexa app now works hands-free on Android and iOS devices

Alexa allows hands-free control of all manner of devices, but there’s been one glaring exception: its own smartphone app. Amazon has finally brought that feature directly to Android and iOS devices via a new update. All you need to do … Read the rest of this entry

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Android users can get Dark Sky weather updates for one more month

Apple purchased one of the best weather apps in the business this spring, and unfortunately that meant Dark Sky pulled its Android app. If you haven’t already installed it, it’s gone from the Google Play Store, and the company initially … Read the rest of this entry

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Image bricks some Android phones when used as wallpaper

Never mind a text character crashing your phone — if you’re on Android, your choice of wallpaper could be a larger problem. Users have discovered (via Android Authority and 9to5Google) that an innocuous landscape photo is “soft-bricking” some Android… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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The Android 11 beta launch event has been postponed

The launch of the Android 11 beta had already been delayed after Google I/O was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now it’s getting pushed back again. A virtual launch event for the start of the beta release was … Read the rest of this entry

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Arizona sues Google claiming it illegally tracked Android users

Arizona has sued Google over claims that it illegally collected location data from users without their permission, according to the Washington Post. The state’s attorney general Mark Brnovich argued that Google kept location tracking running in the b… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Walmart unveils ‘pro’ versions of its budget Android tablets

Walmart has been selling no-frills Android tablets under its Onn brand for a while, but the $ 65-plus slates have been basic, to put it mildly. There’s now a better option if you’re willing to spend a little more, however. … Read the rest of this entry

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Google is working on 4K/HDR streaming to Android TV for Stadia

So what’s next for Stadia after rolling out 4K streaming on the web, and 5.1 surround sound for players using a browser? According to code 9to5Google dug up in the app, Google is preparing to add the option for 4K … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Forza Street’ reaches Android and iOS on May 5th

It won’t be too much longer until you can see how well Forza translates to smartphones. Turn 10 and Microsoft have announced that Forza Street will be available for Android and iOS on May 5th, with pre-registration still limited to … Read the rest of this entry

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ABC News Live starts streaming on Android TV and Fire TV

ABC is expanding access to its live news app right at a moment when as-it-happens updates are particularly vital. The broadcaster has released versions of its ABC News Live app for Android TV sets and Fire TV, giving many more … Read the rest of this entry

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Android 11 preview confirms Airdrop-style file sharing

Google has rolled out Android 11's second developer preview, and in its support and release notes, the tech giant has confirmed that it's working on an AirDrop-like feature for its mobile platform. As 9to5Google has discovered, a part of the … Read the rest of this entry

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