Android

Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance—​a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. The first publicly available smartphone running Android, the HTC Dream, was released on October 22, 2008.
Posts about Android
    • Android Pay goes local in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Brazil and Slovakia

      Whenever we launch Android Pay in a new market, we think about how to enable faster, easier checkout while taking into account the distinct payment habits of each place. Working with partners is a key part of creating a local experience. A few weeks ago, we launched Android Pay in Ukraine. Today, it’s available in Czech Republic and Brazil, and soon it’ll be live in Slovakia, too.

      The Official Google Blog- 9 readers -
    • Welcome HTC to the Android One family

      Android One took some important steps two months ago in an effort to give people a fresh, secure software experience designed by Google on more high quality devices. In a short amount of time, our partners have already announced some amazing phones, including the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Android One moto x4 on Project Fi. Today, HTC is joining the Android One family with their HTC U11 life.

      The Official Google Blog- 16 readers -
    • 14 Fun Holiday Tech Gifts for 2017!

      ‘Tis the season…for tech gifts! That’s right, nothing puts a twinkle in the eyes of your loved ones more than a tech gift. Not sure what to get those near and dear to you? A tech gift is the answer, for tech fans and non-tech fans alike. Whether they love or loathe tech, they’ll appreciate these thoughtful gifts from you.

      Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Tech- 12 readers -
  • Unlock your superpowers with Android Pay and Justice League

    … If you use Android Pay today, you’re in for a surprise. Like our beloved animations of space explorers, Halloween haunts, and Wimbledon players in the past, five of our Android bots have channeled their superpowers to become Justice League Super Heroes in celebration of the movie. Starting in the next few days through December 31, you can see…

    The Official Google Blog- 6 readers -
  • Bitmojis — Emojis Starring You!

    … at the: Bitmoji website Bitmoji app for iPhone and iPad Bitmoji App for Android Bitmoji is the younger sibling of Bitstrips, so if you have an account with Bitstrips, you already have created a Bitmoji. But you may want to change it to use with Bitmoji. Learn more about Bitstrips at Bitstrips — Create Your Own Comics Starring You! Creating…

    Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Tech- 12 readers -
  • How to Know Which Apps Are Tracking Your Location

    … permission settings to make sure they work best for you. You should also check your location permission settings if you have an Android phone to make sure they work best for you. Which Apps Should Be Able to Track Your Location You may have apps that need your location for them to work, such as maps, weather, or traffic apps. Without having access…

    Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Techin How To's- 8 readers -
  • Google’s new parental app for Android leaves a lot to be desired

    … Recently, Google announced the public release of their parenting app for android devices called Family Link. For a family of Android phone and tablet users this is a welcome announcement as Android has had no built-in child safety apps until now. Unfortunately, there are still some major kinks in the system which could make the app pointless…

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  • Making Android better for kids and families

    … We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make Android work for everyone. Whether it’s giving people their choice of device, or helping app developers make their apps more accessible, we think Android is at its best when more people have access to the power of mobile technology. And that includes kids. Kids are the most curious among us…

    The Official Google Blog- 17 readers -
  • Project Fi welcomes Android One, with the moto x4

    … for Project Fi: the Android One moto x4. We took some important steps with Android One earlier this month by expanding the program to bring a fresh, secure software experience designed by Google to more high-quality devices no matter the price point. The launch of Android One moto x4 on Project Fi is the next step in our commitment to work with more…

    The Official Google Blog- 13 readers -
  • 7 ways admins can help secure accounts against phishing in G Suite

    … of security keys to help reduce the risk of stolen credentials being used to compromise an account. The key sends an encrypted signature and works only with authorized sites. Security keys can be deployed, monitored and managed directly from within the Admin console. × 2. Deploy Password Alert extension for Chrome The Password Alert chrome…

    The Official Google Blog- 38 readers -
  • 7 ways admins can help secure accounts against phishing in G Suite

    … of security keys to help reduce the risk of stolen credentials being used to compromise an account. The key sends an encrypted signature and works only with authorized sites. Security keys can be deployed, monitored and managed directly from within the Admin console. 2. Deploy Password Alert extension for Chrome The Password Alert chrome…

    The Official Google Blog- 17 readers -
  • Android Wear: 20+ watches for fall

    … Android Wear was created to take smartwatches beyond “one size fits all.” That's why we're thrilled there are even more ways to express your style this fall—all while keeping you informed with messages at a glance, activity tracking, and help from your Google Assistant. Fit for the runway With Android Wear, you never have to sacrifice…

    The Official Google Blogin Social- 28 readers -
  • How advertisers can score big on the next device launch

    … even more interesting is the rise in opportunity for brands outside of Apple. iPhone users are becoming less loyal to Apple over time, according to research by UBS analysts Steven Milunovich and Benjamin Wilson. This chart is particularly surprising because it shows that Apple’s customer retention rates are heading toward parity with Android…

    Purna Virji/ Search Engine Watch- 17 readers -
  • Taking the next step with Android One

    … When we launched Android One in India back in 2014, the goal was to get the next billion people online by providing them with high quality, affordable phones. Since then, the larger community has told us they value what Android One stands for across a range of phones—a refreshingly simple software experience that is accessible, always fresh…

    The Official Google Blog- 34 readers -
  • Automatic protections in Android: Q&A with a security expert

    … Editor's note: The Android security team works to keep more than two billion users safe, and with the release of Android Oreo, they’ve rolled out some new security protections. We sat down with Adrian Ludwig, Director of Android Security to learn about his team, their approach to security, and what Oreo’s new protections mean for people who use…

    The Official Google Blog- 25 readers -
  • Hiya and Samsung Turn the Phone Dialer Into a Local Search Engine

    … A new local search service is coming out on the freshest Samsung device, including the Galaxy Note 8 announced today, and it’s in the phone dialer app. From a user perspective, it’s like a local search engine integrated directly into the Android phone dialer, shown as a third “Places” tab at the top of the dialer screen next to “Recents…

    Street Fight- 21 readers -
  • Android Oreo superpowers, coming to a device near you

    … Today, we are officially introducing Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest release of the platform–and it’s smarter, faster and more powerful than ever. It comes with new features like picture-in-picture and Autofill to help you navigate tasks seamlessly. Plus, it’s got stronger security protections and speed improvements that keep you safe and moving…

    The Official Google Blog- 54 readers -
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