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Gmail Compose button takes a new shape; and a lot more visible too
Jun05

Gmail Compose button takes a new shape; and a lot more visible too

For a first time user, the Gmail Compose button on Android is not that easy to locate—and that has to do with Google placing it in a pretty awkward location; and it is tiny too. That has now changed even though the location is pretty much the same—the button is no longer a circle. What we now have is an oblong shaped button with a pen icon located within it. This replaces the multicolored plus sign with the word “Compose,” which makes...

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Google postpones Android 11 Beta release earlier scheduled for next week
May30

Google postpones Android 11 Beta release earlier scheduled for next week

The Android 11 Beta release scheduled for next week has been postponed by Google. The company in a statement announcing the delay on Twitter, said ““now is not the time to celebrate.” The now apparently is making reference to the ongoing protest across the US, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. Google will however, schedule a new date, which will hopefully be communicated to everyone soon. The Beta Launch Show earlier scheduled...

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Google introduces new hashtag on Twitter to help Android users
Jan28

Google introduces new hashtag on Twitter to help Android users

Google has launched a new hashtag so that Android users can easily get help via the Twitter page of the operating system. The Android Twitter page is solely dedicated for resolving any issue and giving out information to users of the OS. However, launching a new hashtag solely for helping users get their problems solved is a new way of getting things done—and fast too. This is especially good when you consider the fact that millions...

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WhatsApp joins the prestigious league; hits 5 billion+ installs on the Play Store
Jan20

WhatsApp joins the prestigious league; hits 5 billion+ installs on the Play Store

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has hit 5 billion plus installs on the Play Store—and this is not coming as a surprise considering the Facebook factor. The story of the app has been one of success from the very first time it burst into limelight in 2009. Facebook is the only other app besides Google’s preinstalled app that comes with Android phones that has been able to cross the 5 billion plus install on the Play Store. This...

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Google launches new tool on Android to help you stay focused
Dec04

Google launches new tool on Android to help you stay focused

A new tool to help you stay focused at those critical moments or season has been launched by Google. People spend a lot of time on their mobile phones—activities, meetings, and social connections—all these are often times planned on the phone. “Focus mode,” according to Google, is a new Digital Wellbeing tool on Android that will help you done by temporarily pausing apps so you can concentrate on some more pressing tasks. The tool...

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YouTube Music will arrive preinstalled on Android devices
Sep27

YouTube Music will arrive preinstalled on Android devices

Google has announced that YouTube Music will come preinstalled on Android. The company said this will be the case going forward for devices that run Android 10 out of the box. That also means YouTube Music will now take the place of Google Play Music on your device. Users have had to download YouTube Music as a separate app from the Play Store. Newer versions of Android 9 Pie will also get the app bundled into their devices in the...

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