Google says Android 12 will better support third-party app stores

Don’t like the Google Play Store and Google’s policies for how developers can use it to distribute their apps? Then you don’t have to use it. One of the differences between Android and iOS is that Google officially lets users (or phone makers) install third-party app stores, while Apple does not. Now Google says the […]

Android 11 (Go Edition) gives budget phones a performance boost, gesture navigation, and more

A few days after releasing Android 11 for smartphones and other devices, Google is introducing the latest version of Android optimized for entry-level devices. Android 11 (Go Edition) is set to launch in October, and it will be available for devices with up to 2GB of RAM. Previously Go Edition software was only available for […]

Android 11 arrives with new notification, communication features and more

Google has released Android 11, and after months of public beta testing, there aren’t a lot of surprises. But the latest version of Google’s smartphone operating system does bring a handful of new features as well as under-the-hood improvements that could lead to a better experience. Android 11 will begin rolling out to Google Pixel […]

Samsung’s new Android phones and tablets will 3 major OS upgrades (some older models too)

Buy an iPhone today and there’s a good chance you’ll still be getting major operating system updates from Apple in five years. Buy an Android phone from some companies and you may never see an official update at all. Historically Samsung has been somewhere in the middle, typically offering around two years of Android OS […]