Gmail For Android Now Supports Confidential Mode

Do you have emails that contain sensitive information that you don’t want others to see? There are ways to do that, but if you’re an Android user who also uses Gmail, you might be interested in a new feature called Confidential Mode that has recently found its way onto the Android version of the app.


Google’s Play Store Gets Network Download Options

Due to certain apps having huge file sizes, it was understandable that companies such as Apple and Google placed some restrictions on file downloads over cellular networks. This has improved over the years, and now as spotted by Android Police, it seems that Google is giving users more options now.


Pixel 2 XL Owners Are Reporting Sluggishness On Their Phones

Recently Pixel XL owners were reporting that following the update to Android 9.0 Pie, it seems to have broken the phone’s compatibility with quick chargers. Google has acknowledged this and are working on a fix, but it seems that they might have another problem on their hands: Pixel 2 XL owners are now reporting sluggish performance.


Native Hearing Aid Support Is Coming To Android

Most of take our phones out the box when we buy them, turn them on, and we’re good to go. However there might be some users who unfortunately do not have that luxury as there are other things to consider, such as accessibility features and whether or not certain devices are compatible.


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Envision’s App Uses AI To Help The Visually Impaired ‘See’ The World

A lot of us take our sight for granted, something that we’re sure many who lose their sight later in life can attest to. However thanks to technology, the visually impaired no longer have to be “blind”. One such app that is helping people who are visually impaired is Envision. The app relies on AI to help read and analyze its surroundings, and tells the user what it sees.


WhatsApp Android Backup Will No Longer Count Towards Google Drive Storage

WhatsApp for Android backups its data onto Google Drive. If you’re the type that doesn’t keep a lot of media files in WhatsApp, or chooses not to backup media files, chances are your backup data is pretty small. However there are probably many who use the backup to store photos and videos and that can get pretty big.


Motorola Confirms Android 9.0 Pie Update For Their Phones

If you own a Motorola handset and you’re eager to get your hands on the recently released Android 9.0 Pie update, you might be interested to learn that Motorola has since announced and confirmed which of their handsets will be eligible to receive the update. Motorola did not specify when the update will be released save for this coming fall.


Google Acknowledges Quick Charger Issues With The Pixel XL

The other day after Google rolled out the Android 9.0 Pie update to their Pixel phones, it became apparent that there was an issue with it because Pixel XL owners started turning to the forums to complain about how their quick chargers stopped working. However the good news is that it looks like Google is aware of the issue and are working on it.


HMD Confirms That All Nokia Phones Will Receive Android 9.0 Pie Update

The thing with Android phones is that the older they get, there is a lesser chance of them getting updated to the latest build of Android. This also applies to lower-end Android phones where companies might be more interested in catering to their flagship devices. Fortunately for Nokia users, they won’t need to worry about that.


Google Assistant ‘Face Match’ Feature Spotted In APK Teardown

Ever since Apple introduced Face ID to the iPhone X last year, the rumors have been running rampant that Android OEMs are expected to follow suit. To date we have yet to see an OEM offer up a similar solution to what Apple has, but could Google be next? According to a recent APK teardown by XDA, there are signs to suggest that they could be.


Users Are Reporting That Their Nexus Players Are Mysteriously Dying

Several years ago, Google launched the Nexus Player which was basically Google’s attempt at their own set-top box to rival the competition like the Apple TV. Safe to say that it was not the resounding success that Google had hoped for as the company has pretty much stopped bothering with it since.


HTC U12 Life Might Launch With Android 8.1 Oreo

With Android 9.0 Pie having been released, manufacturers are working to bring the update onto phones. In fact recently HTC themselves announced that they are working on the update for some of their flagship handsets. However it seems that for HTC’s upcoming HTC U12 Life that we’ve been hearing about, the phone might launch with Android 8.0 Oreo instead.


Pokemon Quest Has Reportedly Earned $8 Million In One Month

2018 is definitely the year for Pokemon fans because not only did the trading feature finally arrive for Pokemon GO, but player battles are also reportedly planned for this year as well. On top of that, there will be two new Pokemon RPG titles coming to the Nintendo Switch, and on top of that Nintendo also launched a new Pokemon Quest game for the Switch and mobile.


Pixel XL Runs Into Quick Charger Issues After Android 9.0 Pie Update

Due to the fact that it is part of Google’s Pixel smartphones, the Pixel XL was one of the first few Android smartphones to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update. Unfortunately it seems that the update came with some problems because according to the Google Issue Tracker (via PhoneArena) website, it seems that some Pixel XL owners have run into quick charger issues following the update.