Google Android

Indian startup body moves against "unfair" Google Play Store policy
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Policy & legislation

Indian startup body moves against "unfair" Google Play Store policy

The group is seeking interim relief on behalf of app developers as it claims the tech giant will force them to use its billing system
11 Oct 2021
How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi
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Mobile

How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi

Google’s streaming stick is a great travelling companion, but how can you use Chromecast without Wi-Fi?
1 Oct 2021
Google claims it is the most searched for term on Bing
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web browser

Google claims it is the most searched for term on Bing

The tech giant argues that its dominance is down to popularity rather than anti-competitive behaviour
1 Oct 2021
Android Trojan charges millions of victims €36 per month
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trojans

Android Trojan charges millions of victims €36 per month

Up to 10 million users across 70 countries are thought to have been affected
30 Sep 2021
Google begins appeal against record €4.34 billion Android antitrust fine
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Google Android

Google begins appeal against record €4.34 billion Android antitrust fine

The tech giant will argue that the open source operating system has created more choice and supports thousands of successful businesses in Europe
28 Sep 2021
Android update teases improved accessibility options for handwriting, facial recognition
Cartoon examples of the new features on Android phones
Google Android

Android update teases improved accessibility options for handwriting, facial recognition

Users with motor or speech impairments should find it easier to use Android before the end of the year
24 Sep 2021
Huawei's smartphone business to decline £30 billion by year end
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Business operations

Huawei's smartphone business to decline £30 billion by year end

Company's rotating chairman 'hopeful' the company can survive next five years
24 Sep 2021
EU rules to make USB-C charging default for all mobile devices
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Policy & legislation

EU rules to make USB-C charging default for all mobile devices

​​Apple claims one type of connector will stifle innovation across the industry
24 Sep 2021
India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance
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Google Android

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance

The ruling comes just days after South Korean regulators fined Google £130 million for the same offence
20 Sep 2021
Podcast transcript: Are foldable phones more than a fad?
The IT Pro Podcast Transcript: Are foldable phones more than a fad?
Mobile

Podcast transcript: Are foldable phones more than a fad?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
17 Sep 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Are foldable phones more than a fad?
The IT Pro Podcast: Are foldable phones more than a fad?
Mobile

The IT Pro Podcast: Are foldable phones more than a fad?

We take a look at the newest smartphone category
17 Sep 2021
South Korea fines Google for abusing Android dominance
Android OS on a smartphone
Policy & legislation

South Korea fines Google for abusing Android dominance

The ruling means manufacturers in the country will now be able to use modified versions of Google's OS on their devices
14 Sep 2021
What is HarmonyOS? A guide to Huawei's operating system
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Mobile

What is HarmonyOS? A guide to Huawei's operating system

We take a look at Huawei's fledgeling OS that's aimed at IoT and, now, smartphones
7 Sep 2021
How to unroot Android
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Google Android

How to unroot Android

If you've rooted your Android device, here’s how to get everything back to normal
7 Sep 2021
Google reportedly planning Chromebooks with custom CPUs by 2023
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components

Google reportedly planning Chromebooks with custom CPUs by 2023

The company is said to be ramping up its chip-making efforts after witnessing Apple's success with its M1 CPU
1 Sep 2021
OnePlus 7T Pro review: A minor tune-up
Google Android

OnePlus 7T Pro review: A minor tune-up

The latest from OnePlus doesn’t dazzle, but doesn’t disappoint
4 Aug 2021
Google bundles Android and web authentication APIs under one banner
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web development

Google bundles Android and web authentication APIs under one banner

Google Identity Services' SDK includes 'Sign in with Google' and 'One Tap' security tokens
4 Aug 2021
Google breaks from Qualcomm with in-house Pixel 6 chip
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system on chip (SoC)

Google breaks from Qualcomm with in-house Pixel 6 chip

Tensor will become Google's first custom-built system-on-chip
3 Aug 2021
Google hit with £920 million lawsuit over 30% Play Store tax
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Google Android

Google hit with £920 million lawsuit over 30% Play Store tax

UK legal firm has branded the ‘app tax’ imposed on consumers as 'unlawful'
29 Jul 2021
Google launches new bug bounty platform
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ethical hacking

Google launches new bug bounty platform

Vulnerability hunters will be able to improve their skills through the newly launched Bug Hunter University
28 Jul 2021
Google Cloud seeks to abandon its ‘Killed By Google’ reputation
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Software

Google Cloud seeks to abandon its ‘Killed By Google’ reputation

The new approach includes notifying customers at least one year in advance that a product will be killed off
27 Jul 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review: A rose-tinted experience
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Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review: A rose-tinted experience

With a display like this one, there’s not much to complain about
14 Jul 2021
Qualcomm unveils $1,500 smartphone for 'Snapdragon insiders'
The Qualcomm Snapdragon Smartphone for Insiders
Mobile Phones

Qualcomm unveils $1,500 smartphone for 'Snapdragon insiders'

Triple-lens handset made by Asus with Qualcomm technology will be available "soon"
9 Jul 2021