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SwiftKey is adding web search within its keyboard on Android
Nov30

SwiftKey is adding web search within its keyboard on Android

Microsoft’s SwiftKey has been around for a while—the keyboard app is one of the top apps with good user ratings on the Play Store. The app does not only make typing easier for users, it also encourages chatting with friends more of fun. Its biggest challenge is not a lack of quality features, but the fact that it has Google’s Gboard as its biggest rival. That said, it remains one of the most highly-rated keyboard apps for Android. A...

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Android Messages site can now be installed as a native app
Oct25

Android Messages site can now be installed as a native app

  Google is changing the faces and processes of sending and receiving short messages otherwise known as SMS—the company in the last couple of months has added some cool new features to Android Messages. A while ago, it not only launched a web version of Android Messages, it also introduced a dark theme. Android Police reports that Google is stepping up its good work with the app by making the Messaging site a Progressive Web App,...

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Google is unbundling Android apps in compliance with EU ruling
Oct19

Google is unbundling Android apps in compliance with EU ruling

Google has started unbundling Android app in compliance to last July’s ruling issued by the European Commission. The antitrust body had last July fined Google $5 billion, and also issued it with a 90-day ultimatum to unbundle both search and chrome from its Android OS. Google did appeal that ruling a couple of weeks ago, but while that appeal is still being heard, has decided to abide by the ruling. According to multiple sources, The...

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Google appeals EU’s $5 billion Android fine
Oct10

Google appeals EU’s $5 billion Android fine

Google has filed an appeal against the European Commission’s $5 billion fine slammed on it last July. The hefty fine was slammed on Google following investigations into what the EU described as breach of antitrust laws. The Commission held that the search engine behemoth was abusing its market dominance over its Android OS by bundling together some of its major products including Chrome. Google was also charged with blocking phone...

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Google adds new search feature to Android Messages
Sep26

Google adds new search feature to Android Messages

Google is adding a new feature to Android Messages once again—the short message app is now making it easier to search through previous conversations. You will now be able to dig deep [search] for those pictures sent a month ago with so much ease. Better still, finding that address a friend sent you a month or a while ago will no longer be difficult. You can do all these and even more by simply searching by contact or type of content....

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YouTube Dark Mode for mobile is finally here
Sep06

YouTube Dark Mode for mobile is finally here

Finally, YouTube has rolled out its dark theme for Android. The dark mode was only made available to handful of lucky users last July, but is now widely available to everyone on the Android version of the app. Android Police reports that the feature is now being rolled out to users, and all that is required is for an upgrade to the latest version of the app— 13.35.51. Once the version of the app on your Android phone is upgraded to...

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