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Finding old Android apps in the Play Store could get harder this year due to a security update

There are millions of Android apps in the Google Play Store, and most of them run just fine on newer phones and tablets, even if they were developed for older versions of Google’s mobile operating system. But if they haven’t been updated in a long time, they could potentially pose security threats or they might […]

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Lilbits: Another AMD handheld gaming PC, Volla Phone 22 (with Android or Ubuntu), and Asus Tinker Edge R single-board computer

The ONEXPLAYER Mini is a handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch display, built-in game controllers, and a choice of processors – a model with an 11th-gen Intel processor launched in January, and a new model with a 12th-gen Intel chip is coming soon. Last month One Netbook introduced a version with an AMD Ryzen […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 7, Amazon ruins Comixology, and the second coming of Google Inbox

Google’s next phone will most likely be the Pixel 6a, a cheaper version of the company’s current flagships. But Google is unsurprisingly already working on the Pixel 7… and now the first details are starting to leak. So far all we know is that it’s likely to feature a 2nd-gen Google Tensor processor and a […]

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Google follows Apple’s lead, will require privacy info on app listings

App listings in the Google Play store will have a slightly different look later this year. Following Apple’s lead, Google is going to start requiring developers to list data and privacy security information about their apps. Today’s post on the Android Developers blog states that this new “safety section” will help people understand the data […]

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Google Play Pass launches with 350+ games for $5 per month (or $2 for early birds)

The Google Play Store is filled with millions of apps and games. Some are free. Some you have to pay for. And an awful lot are somewhere in the middle — you can install the app for free but need to make in-app purchases to unlock features. Now Google is launching another option: pay a […]

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Google makes it tougher to use Google Apps on uncertified devices

Most Android devices that ship in countries that aren’t China come with the Google Play Store and other Google apps and services pre-installed. While the Android operating system is open source, these Google Apps are proprietary and Google requires phones, tablets, and other devices to meet certain requirements before they can be shipped with Google […]

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Google Android graphics drivers will be updatable via the Play Store

There are some parts of mobile operating systems like Google Android that can only be updated by pushing out a new version of the OS. But over the past few years, Google has uncoupled a bunch of core features of the operating system so that updates can be delivered via the Google Play Store and […]