Google to Let Preloaded Android Apps Update via Play Store Without Signing In

Google is planning to roll-out a functionality that would auto-update preloaded apps via Google Play even when users are not signed into their Google accounts. With this feature, the search engine giant aims to provide a more consistent app experience for users in the coming months, Android Police reported on Friday. Previously, if users were not signed into their Google accounts, pre-installed apps on their devices, including the Play Store, were cut off from updates. “In the coming months, Google Play will begin testing a new feature that will automatically…

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OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T, and Other OnePlus Phones to Get Google Duo Integration

OnePlus has expanded its partnership with Google and announced native integration of Google Duo in its smartphones. The company says that it will bring native Google Duo support to OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, One Plus 6, and OnePlus 6T phones in the near future via an upcoming OxygenOS update. The company has already updated its OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T phones to integrate native Google Duo support, and the rest of the OnePlus phones will get the integration soon. Despite the upcoming Google Duo integration, OnePlus…

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OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 3T, and Other OnePlus Phones to Get Google Duo Integration

OnePlus has expanded its partnership with Google and announced native integration of Google Duo in its smartphones. The company says that it will bring native Google Duo support to OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, One Plus 6, and OnePlus 6T phones in the near future via an upcoming OxygenOS update. The company has already updated its OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T phones to integrate native Google Duo support, and the rest of the OnePlus phones will get the integration soon. OnePlus notes that Google Duo video calling…

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Google Pixel 3 Lite to Be Cheaper Than iPhone XR, Pixel Smartwatch Also in the Works: Report

Google is all set to launch its “lower-priced” smartphone this year, according to a media report. The smartphone is likely to be a part of the rumoured Pixel 3 Lite-Series that is expected to debut as the inferior smartphone range alongside the Pixel 3 family that was launched last year. The new Google phone is said to be priced lower than the iPhone XR that starts at $749 (Rs. 76,900 in India), which will make its price lower than that of the Pixel 3 that starts at $799 (Rs. 71,000…

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OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6 Receiving OxygenOS Update With Google Duo Integration

OnePlus has announced it has started rolling out new software updates for its OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T smartphones. The OxygenOS updates are available over-the-air (OTA) and will reach a limited number of OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T owners today and the broader rollout will begin over the next few days — what OnePlus calls an incremental rollout. The OnePlus 6 is getting the OxygenOS 9.0.4 software update, whereas the OnePlus 6T will get the OxygenOS 9.0.12 version.  The big highlight is deeper Google Duo integration in addition to January Android…

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Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 1 Plus Spotted on Google Play Supported Device List, US FCC

Nokia 9 PureView is in the leaks again. Earlier this week, some of the phone’s key specifications were listed on Google’s Android enterprise site and now, the phone has been reportedly added to the Google Play list of supported devices as Nokia 9, along with the Nokia 1 Plus. Separately, a new US FCC listing confirms that the phone will be called ‘Nokia 9 PureView,’ along with some other key specifications like models numbers. Another report claims the penta-lens setup will come with cameras totalling f 64-megapixel cumulatively. The Nokia…

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LG G8 ThinQ Leak Shows the Flagship From All Angles, With Dual Rear Cameras, Google Assistant Button

Photo Credit: Twitter/ Evan Blass The LG G8 ThinQ is expected to launch on February 24, 2019 LG’s upcoming flagship, the LG G8 ThinQ has been leaked in the form of renders multiple times in the past and some of its key specifications have surfaced too. Now, a new set of high-quality images have made their way online that give us a clear look at the LG G8 ThinQ’s design from all angles. The leaked photos seemingly confirm some previous rumours regarding the upcoming high-end smartphone such as a dual…

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OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6 Start Receiving OxygenOS Updates With Google Duo Integration

OnePlus has announced it has started rolling out new software updates for its OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T smartphones. The OxygenOS updates are available over-the-air (OTA) and will reach a limited number of OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T owners today and the broader rollout will begin over the next few days – what OnePlus calls an incremental rollout. the OnePlus 6 is getting the OxygenOS 9.0.4 software update, whereas the OnePlus 6T will get the OxygenOS 9.0.12 version.  There aren’t any major changes on board. Still, you can expect to…

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Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 1 Plus Spotted on Google Play Supported Device List; Nokia 9 Passes US FCC

Photo Credit: Nashville Chatter The FCC listing which confirms the Nokia 9 PureView moniker Leaks for HMD Global’s Nokia 9 PureView smartphone are coming in hot and heavy. Just today, some of the phone’s key specifications were listed on Google’s Android enterprise site and now, the phone has been reportedly added to the Google Play list of supported devices as Nokia 9, along with the Nokia 1 Plus. Separately, a new US FCC listing confirms that the phone will be called ‘Nokia 9 PureView,’ along with some other key specifications…

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CCI Said to Be Probing Accusations That Google Abused Android Dominance

India’s antitrust commission is looking into accusations that Alphabet Inc’s unit Google abuses its popular Android mobile operating system to block its rivals, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has for the past six months been reviewing a case similar to one Google faced in Europe that led to a fine of EUR 4.34 billion ($5 billion) by antitrust regulators last year, three of the sources said. Google has challenged that order. The European Commission found Google had abused its…

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