An announcement was made by the team responsible for Paranoid Android ROM that they are thrilled to release “Ruby” based on Android 11, with alpha builds available for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Read More
An announcement was made last week for a notable Google Fit update for Android, iOS, and wearables. The Fit workout experience on Wear OS is now getting some detailed improvements by Google. Read More
Google is allegedly looking to roll out a new feature that will allow users to compare between apps before downloading them. The Play Store comprises of over a million apps to browse through and select from. Google already allows users to rate apps and review them, which helps customers in choosing between apps, but a direct comparison will cut down a lot of work and will be an extremely time effective method. Read More
In its attempt to introduce new and better features, and compete with other streaming platforms, YouTube Music has released another update. Its Explore Tab will now show global top charts to users.
The App released a second section in the bottom bar in June this year to replace the video-focused ‘Hotlist’. In late 2018, they added playlists for Top 100 songs and music videos. These playlists are based on the number of views a video is getting on YouTube and, according to Google, is the “most accurate representation of what’s happening in music culture.” Read More
Google recently announced that its Recorder App, available for Pixel 2 or newer phones, will get a new update that will make it easier for users to search through audio files. The update will allow users to select a snippet of audio from a recorded clip, which can either be shared or removed from the larger audio file. Read More
Google’s latest venture at a Music Streaming App, YouTube Music, has just crossed 500 million downloads. YouTube Music was not very well received when it came out, with most users favoring Google’s old Music App – Google Play Music. But Google is discontinuing Play Music soon, and YouTube Music is the intended replacement app. Replacing such a widely loved application was obviously a very tough task, and reaching 500 million downloads on Google Play Store is a big achievement for YouTube Music, even after the service is being aggressively promoted by Google. Read More
On opening the Google News App, users are seeing a notice that they’re using a confidential “dogfood” build of the App.
A never-seen-before update of Google News was rolled out to Android users via the Google Play Store. It seemed like Google accidentally released a “dogfood” build, complete with confidentiality notices and a tweaked icon featuring a paw print. Read More
In a recent turn of events, Apple, Google, and Fortnite have taken their fans on a rollercoaster ride.
Hours after Fortnite getting removed from both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, and Epic filing a lawsuit against Apple, Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Google for anti-competitive practices between Android and Google Play Store. Read More
After Epic Games snuck in an update to get around the App stores’ fees, the Apple App Store removed Fortnite from the platform. Google soon followed its footsteps.
Epic Games introduced an update to directly pay Epic for in-app purchases instead of using the officially sanctioned versions for both the iPhone and Android versions. As a reaction to this brutal decision, Apple decided to kick off Fortnite and sue Epic, to which Epic reacted by making a parody of Apple’s 1984 commercial in the game itself. Read More