One of the most anticipated features announced from last year’s Google I/O is finally available for early testing. Android Instant Apps allows users to run specific applications without needing to install them. Only a few Android and Google Pixel users will be able to test this new feature, and if you want to find out whether your phone has access to Instant Apps, follow these instructions.
Windows and Apple apps available on laptops and Macs, respectively, are more than enough to keep their devoted users happy. But wouldn’t it be great if Android apps, which are most popular for mobile devices, could be used with laptops? 2017 could be the year Android becomes a staple in laptops when Chromebooks, Google Chrome OS-backed notebooks, adopt Google Play.
Google is synonymous with some of the best internet search technology on the market. But for some reason, one of the most effective ways to utilize Google search has flown mostly under the radar. If you’re jealous of Apple’s Siri, you may not even realize that you have your own AI assistant sitting in your pocket.
Google recently announced their latest operating system offering, known as Android Things. This operating system can have a major impact on businesses that offer apps on various devices aside from tablets, phones, and computers. If you are wondering how Android Things might impact you and your business, read on.
It is the largest single theft of Google accounts ever reported. And if you own an Android 4 or 5 phone, it has likely already affected you. The Gooligan virus, running rampant in third-party app stores, promises to keep wreaking havoc until developers find a way to shut it down.
Android users may have been inadvertently exposed to a major data breach that could have tracked and transmitted a vast amount of information and data from Android devices to hubs and users in China. Some of this data includes call histories and text messages, and various other data that most users would prefer be kept private.
There is a new threat to Android users that has many customers racing to their closest IT security firm. The malware, from the DressCode family, makes a subtle entrance through Android apps and then branches off to attack your most sensitive files.
Sci-fi movies have predicted a lot of modern technology, the touchscreens of Minority Report, the virtual reality headsets of Back to the Future, you name it. But for some reason, no matter how far into the future we go, everyone still has cash. There’s something visceral about Harrison Ford pulling out his wallet and showing his badge in Bladerunner, despite virtually every surface around him being a digital display.
Although Apple gets all the attention, Android tablets have plenty of loyal fans to keep the gossip mill running. The most recent of these suggests that Google may be bringing back one of its most revered devices: the Nexus tablet. With a rumor that Google and Huawei will be collaborating to make this happen, we couldn’t be more excited.
What gets you out of bed each day? Is it the smell of freshly-brewed coffee or the sounds of bacon sizzling on the pan? Now apply this toward smartphones: What gets you really worked up? Could it be the new, sleek design or its upgraded selfie camera? Regardless of the reason, we are all drawn to novelty like moths to a flame.