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Google Chrome Rolling Out Fingerprint Unlock for Incognito
Jan27

Google Chrome Rolling Out Fingerprint Unlock for Incognito

Fingerprint Unlock for Incognito on Google Chrome Android Chrome will introduce another update for Android users. The update includes allowing users to lock their incognito sessions with biometric info each time they exit the app.  But this feature has been around for iOS users for some time. Now, Google is making it available to Chrome Android users.  To activate this feature, go to Chrome Settings, Privacy, and...

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Google to allow third-party billing for Play Store apps and games in India
Jan25

Google to allow third-party billing for Play Store apps and games in India

Android users in India can start using third-party billing services for apps and games by next month. They can also choose a different default search engine through a choice screen during setup. While these rules apply only in India, some other regions have implemented similar rules. It all started last year. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) slapped Google with a fine for restricting third-party...

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Android 14 to block outdated apps to improve security
Jan24

Android 14 to block outdated apps to improve security

Android 14 will start to block app installations that target outdated versions of Android to reduce the risks for malware. The old guidelines for the Google Play Store have ensured that developers keep apps updated. They use the latest features and safety measures of the Android platform. This month, Google updated the guidelines. It now requires newly listed Play Store apps to only target Android 12 and above. The minimum API level...

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Android 13 for TV is out
Dec05

Android 13 for TV is out

Android 13 for TV has been officially released. But don’t expect to see it on consumer devices soon. Google says it’s more of a developer milestone than anything else. Android TV updates have slower and less broad schedules than its Android for mobile counterpart. Google’s own Chromecast devices only received Android 12 for TV earlier this year. Android 13 adds further customizations to improve the user experience and increase...

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Google announces the latest Android and Wear OS features
Dec03

Google announces the latest Android and Wear OS features

The holiday season has arrived. And Google is celebrating it with the latest feature drop for Android phones and Wear OS smartwatches. These features will roll out to users in the upcoming weeks in time for the festive season. Cast to watch on Google TV The Google TV app will now allow you to cast content directly to your TV with a single tap. You’ll be able to browse for content on your phone while watching on the TV. And you can use...

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Android TV, Google TV moving to Android App Bundles this May 2023
Nov22

Android TV, Google TV moving to Android App Bundles this May 2023

Google TV and Android TV will need archivable Android App Bundles starting May 2023 to save storage for users. Over 10,000 apps are on Android TV OS. Software has grown exponentially. But TV hardware is still limited in capacity compared to phones. In 2022, most smartphones have a minimum storage size of 64GB. But smart TVs have an average of 8GB. Less storage means uninstalling apps and hindering the overall TV...

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