• The Google Feed gets redesigned again: Zero respect for Material Design, tons of wasted space

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    It seems that Android users could be faced to yet another design revamp of the Google newsfeed and the Google app's design. Honestly, it's easy to lose track of all the changes that the Google Feed has been subjected to over the course of the past few months, and it seems that Google itself is not ready to settle down, too.
    The new Google Feed design seems to be coming as a server-side change for some users, and while there's no way of knowing whether it will be enabled for other users as well, there's always the chance that the new looks of the essential functionality ...
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  • How to check if your Android phone is certified for Google apps support

    How to check if your Android phone is certified for Google apps support

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    Recently, Google officially announced its certification program, which ensures your device is legit, does not contain any malware, and comes with pre-installed Google services.
    Aimed at manufacturers that eschew Android licensing fees, the move could also affect companies like ZTE, which are in hot water with the US government, and, if the Feds deem Android an export to ZTE, its phones could all of a sudden become decertified.
    Android device makers have to go through Google's CDD and CTS. After passing ...
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  • Google's Safe Browsing Is Now Integrated Into Android Apps

    Google's Safe Browsing Is Now Integrated Into Android Apps

    1 month ago - By Ubergizmo

    As more of our lives move online, protecting our internet presence has become very important. This is why many companies have started to include more security features in their software and services, and more recently Google has announced that its Safe Browsing feature will now be integrated into Android apps' WebView by default. This was originally announced by Google back in December 2017 , but basically what has changed from then and now is that Safe Browsing has been enabled by default. According to Google, “Developers of Android apps using WebView no longer have to make any changes to...
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  • Google Pay Android App Surpasses 100 Million Global Installs

    Google Pay Android App Surpasses 100 Million Global Installs

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    The recently rebranded Google Pay Android app surpassed 100 million global installs, as revealed by its newly updated Google Play Store listing. The Mountain View, California-based tech giant has been rolling out the new branding to users since late February and the app has apparently continued gaining traction in the meantime, with the service also being pre-installed on many smartphones released in recent times, including the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
    As of today, every active Android Pay app in the world should have already been rebranded to Google Pay, though some functionalities of the...
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