Google Meet shortcuts added to Gmail app for Android (Here’s how to disable it)

Video communication tools have become more important than ever during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom has exploded in popularity. Facebook, Google, and Microsoft have added new features to their video chat and video conferencing tools. And Google decided to add Google Meet shortcuts to the Gmail app for Android so you won’t forget that Google […]

Google launches Nearby Share file sharing feature for Android

Google is making it easier to quickly share files between Android devices. The company’s Nearby Share feature is rolling out now to some Google Pixel and Samsung smartphones, and it should be available for more devices running Android 6.0 or later soon. It’s also coming to Chromebooks sometime “in the coming months.” Nearby Share lets you […]

Run Android 10 on the 2018 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet (unofficially with LineageOS 17.1)

Most new Android phones and tablets shipping this year are running Android 10 software, and Google is getting ready to release Android 11 this fall. Meanwhile, Amazon’s latest tablets are running a fork of Android called Fire OS and some recent tablets are still stuck on Fire OS 6, which is based on Android 7.1 […]

Microsoft Surface Duo passes through the FCC and Bluetooth SIG (dual-screen Android phone)

The Microsoft Surface Duo is a dual-screen Android phone that will be the first smartphone from the company since the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL, which both ran the now-defunct Windows Phone operating system. First unveiled last October, rumor has it that the Surface Duo could go on sale this summer. And now it […]

Android 11 Beta 2 is available

Google’s 2nd public beta of Android 11 is here, and the company says the most important thing about it is that it brings “platform stability” for developers. In a nutshell that means while some behind-the-scenes features could still change before Android 11 is released to the public this fall, all of the APIs and app-facing […]

Google makes some Android 11 features optional (not every phone will have them)

Android 11 is coming later this year, and it brings a bunch of new features for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. But it looks like there’s a good chance that not every device running Android 11 will have all of those new features. The folks at xda-developers report that a couple of big features are […]