Tag: Android

Bill Gates explains why he uses Android on platform that doesn’t support Android

During an interview, Bill Gates admitted Android is his top choice for his personal mobile phone. He said pre-installed Microsoft apps, as well as Android’s more open environment, are his top reasons for sticking with Android. Ironically, Gates said all this on Clubhouse — a platform that doesn’t currently support Android. Earlier this week, Microsoft […]

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Bill Gates Says He Likes Android Over iPhone Due to Pre-Installed Software

Clubhouse’s popularity continues to surge. We saw Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg and Elon Musk speak about Bitcoin and various other topics. Now, Bill Gates, in a recent interview on the invite-only social audio media-based platform, has publicly said that he prefers Android over iOS due to some pre-installed software. In his interview with CNBC and […]

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Advanced haptics are coming to Android with Qualcomm’s help

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority Qualcomm and the Basslet’s creator, Lofelt, are teaming up to bring advanced haptics to Android. A new software framework promises iPhone-like haptic feedback quality. The two hope to make it a standard for Snapdragon-based phones. Google clearly wants improved haptic feedback in Android 12, but some of its partners […]

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Android’s spring feature rollout includes a Google Maps dark mode

Google is officially rolling out a series of Android feature updates for spring 2021. The highlights are a dark mode for Google Maps as well as better hands-free Assistant commands. Scheduled messages, accessibility features and a system-wide password checkup are on the way. Your Android phone is about to get a welcome refresh as the […]

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Google Play Store now lets you share apps with others: Here’s how it works

Credit: Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority The Google Play Store is rolling out a feature that lets users share apps with others. The feature employs Android’s Nearby Share sharing system. Google’s Nearby Share feature made its debut last year allowing Android users to share files and other details with Android devices nearby. But the feature […]

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Samsung’s One UI 3.1 update rollout brings Galaxy S21 features to older phones

Credit: Samsung Samsung has started rolling out One UI 3.1 to the Galaxy S20, Note 20 and Z foldable phone lines. The update adds an improved Single Take, Object Eraser, multi-mic recording, blue light filtering and private sharing. The deployment starts in “select” countries. After a false start, Samsung is finally ready to bring some […]

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