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The aggressive launch strategy for Jio's new video-conferencing platform will make it difficult for Zoom to compete

This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry with the Connectivity & Tech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. Late last week, Indian telecom giant Jio launched a beta version of JioMeet, a video-conferencing platform that offers much of the same functionality as Zoom, the most popular video-conferencin...
Tags: Facebook, India, Trends, Android Police, Microsoft Google, Jio, Connectivity Tech, Axel Springer Insider Inc, Insider Intelligence Connectivity Tech Briefing, JioMeet, Facebook Intel KKR, Silver Lake Partners KKR


Google is quietly killing the Pixel 3a, its $400 Android phone that ended up being one of the best smartphones of last year (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is discontinuing the $400 Pixel 3a, the more affordable version of its Pixel 3 phone that it launched last spring. The company said it had "completed sales" of the phone in a statement to Android Police.  The phone was widely acclaimed by critics for offering some of the Pixel 3's best features, like Night Sight, at a significantly lower price. Google is widely rumored to be developing a successor to the Pixel 3a called the Pixel 4a, but the company has yet to make any announcements.  V...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, US, Samsung, Trends, United States, Pixel, Business Insider, Apple Google, Android Police, Samsung Motorola, Android Police Google, Pixel 3a Google Store


Google discontinues its popular Pixel 3a phone — but where’s the Pixel 4a?

Google has discontinued its last year’s mid-range phones the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. However, there’s no word on whether the company is launching the Pixel 4a any time soon. The search giant told Android Police — which first reported the development –that the product is available through some retail partners while supplies last: Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3a. For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 3a, the product is available from ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Android Police, Google Store, Plugged


Android's AirDrop Competitor Is Coming Soon

Android's long-awaited "Nearby Sharing" feature, which allows you to share files between Android devices wirelessly, is rolling out to beta testers. Android Police reports: Nearby Sharing may appear slightly differently depending on the type of content you try to share. In all cases, it shows up as an app in the apps list on the share sheet, but you may also get a smaller prompt just under the content preview, more like it did in the previous Android 11 video leak. We tested it on a Pixel 4 XL a...
Tags: Google, Tech, Android Police


Google's Phone App May Soon Tell You Why Businesses Are Calling

Android Police spotted a new "Verified Calls" feature Google appears to be rolling out that tells users why a business is calling before they answer the call: Unlike call screening, which can be initiated by the user on any incoming call, Verified Calls only come from businesses that have gone through Google's approval process. When a call that meets the criteria is placed from an approved business, the user will see the business name and logo, as well as the reason for the call. Verified Cal...
Tags: Google, Tech, Android Police


Google Resumes Its Senseless Attack On the URL Bar, Hides Full Addresses On Chrome 85

Google is pressing on with new plans to hide all parts of web addresses except the domain name. Android Police reports: A few new feature flags have appeared in Chrome's Dev and Canary channels (V85), which modify the appearance and behavior of web addresses in the address bar. The main flag is called "Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL Path, Query, and Ref" which hides everything in the current web address except the domain name. For example, "https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/06/07/lenovo-ideap...
Tags: Google, Tech, Android Police, Livvie Lin


Facebook Tool To Export Pictures To Google Photos Now Available

shanen shares a report from Android Police: Late last year, Facebook announced a tool to let users easily migrate their uploaded photos to Google Photos. The tool was initially available in Ireland, with plans to expand to more countries in the first half of this year. The social network has made good on those plans by expanding the rollout to the US and Canada in April, and now reaching a global rollout today. [...] It's a pretty straightforward process: from the general Facebook settings, se...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, US, Tech, Canada, Ireland, Google Photos, Android Police, Facebook Google Twitter, Facebook Information


Sony's Unreleased WH-1000XM4 Headphones Show Up in Walmart Listing

When it comes to wireless over-ear Bluetooth audio, Sony's flagship WH-1000MX3 headphones are among the best on the market, and the launch of the fourth-generation model appears to be right around the corner. A new listing (since removed) on Walmart's website, spotted on Thursday by Android Police, reveals pretty much all there is to know about Sony's upcoming WH-1000MX4 noise canceling headphones, including some notable new features and a $348 price tag. According to the specs list, the for...
Tags: Fcc, Walmart, Sony, Android Police, Precise Voice Pickup Technology


Dropbox is testing a new password manager app

Dropbox has quietly released a test version of its upcoming password manager on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. However, the app is in beta stage, and you can only log in if you have an invite. The Android app was first spotted by sleuths at Android Police, and we managed to find a version for iOS as well. But the company hasn’t made a formal announcement yet. [Read: Facebook begins placing labels on posts by ‘state-controlled media’] The description on the Play Store and App Store, along...
Tags: Google Play Store, Startups, Apps, App Store, Android Police


Google's cheaper new version of the Pixel 4 could be right around the corner — here's everything we know about it so far (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is rumored to be working on a new phone called the Pixel 4a, which would be a low-cost version of the Pixel 4. In 2019, Google released the Pixel 3a, a cheaper alternative to the Pixel 3. The phone is expected to come with a single-lens camera and a borderless screen, according to leaked images. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Google's $400 Pixel 3a was well received when it launched last year, and now the search giant could be preparing to launch another similar p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Qualcomm, Palo Alto Networks, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Android Police, MÁRIO QUEIROZ, David Ruddock, Pixel 4a, TechnoLike Plus Google


LG’s 2020 flagship smartphone is LG V60 ThinQ (ars technica)

The LG V60 ThinQ. [credit: LG ] Mobile World Congress had to stay home sick this year with the coronavirus, but that's not stopping the mobile industry from making a bunch of announcements this week. LG has announced its obligatory Snapdragon 865 smartphone: the "LG V60 ThinQ." The phone has Qualcomm's latest SoC, the Snapdragon 865, along with the X55 5G modem. LG's spec sheet does not...
Tags: Verizon, News, Microsoft, Congress, Lg, Qualcomm, Android Police, Ron Amadeo


Google suspends Xiaomi integration with its home products after a user reported seeing footage from random people's homes, including a sleeping baby

Google has blocked Xiaomi integration with some of its hardware and services, after a user who connected a Xiaomi camera to his Google Home Hub said he could see into other people's homes. The owner of a Xiaomi Mijia 1080p Smart IP home security camera posted on Reddit that they could see stills from strangers' homes when attempting to stream content from their camera to their connected Google Home Hub. A spokeswoman for Xiaomi said the issue was now fixed, but that it could have impacted up ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Xiaomi, Reddit, Home Hub, Android Police, Mi Home, Google Home Hub


Google 'disabling Xiaomi integrations on our devices' after Nest Hub user picked up random pics from strangers' feeds

“Among the eight or so examples initially provided to Reddit are a handful of disturbingly clear images showing a sleeping baby, a security camera's view of an enclosed porch, and a man seemingly asleep in a chair.” On Reddit, a Xiaomi Mijia camera owner reported receiving still images from other random peoples' homes when he tried to stream content from his camera to a Google Nest Hub. In response, Google removed Xiaomi's integration with its smart home products such as Google Home and Nest. ...
Tags: Google, Security, Internet Of Things, Post, Business, Technology, News, Privacy, Tech, World news, US news, Spying, Surveillance, Xiaomi, Reddit, Smart Home


Netflix is testing a feature that lets you speed up boring episodes

Netflix is always experimenting with new features to change your viewing experience. Its new test is a slightly weird one – the company is adding a feature to let you speed up or slow down video playback on your phone. According to a report by Android Police, the streaming platform is exploring an option on its Android app that’ll let you speed up episodes up to 1.5x and slow them down to 0.5x. The company confirmed it’s a mobile-only test in a blog post: We’re always experimenting with new ways...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Netflix, Android Police


Google Play cracks down on marijuana apps, loot boxes and more

On Wednesday, Google href="https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/29/following-ftc-complaint-google-rolls-out-new-policies-around-kids-apps-on-google-play/"> rolled out new policies around kids’ apps on Google Play following an FTC complaint claiming a lack of attention to app’s compliance with children’s privacy laws, and other rules around content. However, kids’ apps weren’t the only area being addressed this week. As it turns out, Google also cracked down on loot boxes, marijuana apps, while also e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Senate, Marijuana, Tech, Developers, Regulation, Play Store, Intellectual Property, Policies, Eaze, Kids Apps, Google Apple


Google is banning apps that sell weed from the Play Store

Google introduced new rules on Wednesday banning apps from the Play Store that allow users to order marijuana. The updated rules are a blow to popular apps Weedmaps and Eaze, which have one million and 50,000 downloads respectively. Google said the apps won't be automatically banned, but would have to remove the shopping cart functionality. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google updated its Play Store guidelines on Wednesday to prohibit apps which facilitate the sale and d...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Eaze, Engadget, Google Apple, Android Police, Weedmaps, Eaze Weedmaps, An Eaze


Podcasts in SERPs: Is Audio SEO the Next Frontier?

Posted by Dr-PeteOne of the many bits of news from Google I/O 2019 was that Google would soon start displaying podcasts in search results. "Soon" turned out to be very soon, as we're already seeing these results surface. Here's one from a search for our own podcast, MozPod: While the feature itself is interesting, and the fact that the main result goes to Apple while the episodes go to Google is entertaining, the talk out of I/O suggested something much more intriguing – that Google would soo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Youtube, Seo, Pete, Android Police, Google Pixel, Dr-Pete, PeteOne


Podcasts in SERPs: Is Audio SEO The Next Frontier?

Posted by Dr-PeteOne of the many bits of news from Google I/O 2019 was that Google would soon start displaying podcasts in search results. "Soon" turned out to be very soon, as we're already seeing these results surface. Here's one from a search for our own podcast, MozPod: While the feature itself is interesting, and the fact that the main result goes to Apple while the episodes go to Google is entertaining, the talk out of I/O suggested something much more intriguing – that Google would soo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Youtube, Seo, Pete, Android Police, Google Pixel, Dr-Pete, PeteOne


The Google Play Store is nagging some users to get rid of old apps

There have been a handful of updates to the Google Play Store's operation that garnered headlines in recent days, such as the news that apps' rating calculations will start being more heavily weighted toward the most recent user ratings. Meanwhile, some users have started seeing something new from the Play Store -- a notification gently reminding them to remove apps they may have downloaded years ago and long since stopped using.The folks at Android Police note that the reminder is remin...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, News, Android Police, Kobi Glick


Google’s budget Pixel 3a XL pops up at an Ohio Best Buy

The Pixel 3a is arriving next week at Google I/O. That statement felt like all but a given before, and now that’s the handset is showing up at Ohio-area Best Buys, well, you can pretty much bank on it at this point. Google’s budget take on its Pixel flagship is expected to take the stage during the May 7 keynote at Mountain View. Meantime, we’ve got another pretty good look at the thing courtesy of an Android Police reader who spotted boxes at a Springfield store. The shots confirm Google’s s...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Hardware, Tech, Ohio, Mountain View, Springfield, Android Police, Google Pixel, Google I/O 2019


Daily News Roundup: Your Passwords Are Probably Trash

Recently, the UK’s National Cyber Security Center paired up with Have I Been Pwned?’s Troy Hunt to conduct a survey that analyzed passwords of accounts that had been breached. Turns out that most users (still) suck at using strong passwords. The top passwords found in the study? “123456,” followed by “123456789.” Other brilliant things, like “qwerty,” “password,” and “111111” rounded out the top five spots, with “123345678,” “abc123,” and “password1” all finding spots in the top 10. People’s na...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Facebook, UK, China, Samsung, Netflix, Austria, Reuters, American Medical Association, Engadget, Troy Hunt, Android Police, JC Penny, Gamespot


Netflix says it’s testing a shuffle feature for when you don’t know what to watch

Netflix is testing a new feature that can help you start streaming when you don’t know what to watch. The company confirmed it’s testing a shuffle mode of sorts, which will allow you to easily click on a popular show to start playing a random episode. The idea with the feature is to offer an experience that’s more like traditional TV — where you could just turn the set on, and there would be something to watch. With today’s streaming services, that sort of seamless experience is more difficult t...
Tags: Television, Media, Office, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Streaming Services, Streaming Tv, Android Police


'SPURV' Project Brings Windowed Android Apps To Desktop Linux (slashdot)

mfilion shares a report from Android Police: A new "experimental containerized Android environment" from a company called Collabora allows Android apps to run in floating windows alongside native applications on desktop Linux. You can read all the technical details at the source link, but put simply, 'SPURV' creates a virtual Android device on your Linux computer, much like Bluestacks and other similar tools. There are various components of SPURV that allow the Android environment to play audio,...
Tags: News, Android Police, Wayland, Collabora, BeauHD, BlueStacks


'SPURV' Project Brings Windowed Android Apps To Desktop Linux

mfilion shares a report from Android Police: A new "experimental containerized Android environment" from a company called Collabora allows Android apps to run in floating windows alongside native applications on desktop Linux. You can read all the technical details at the source link, but put simply, 'SPURV' creates a virtual Android device on your Linux computer, much like Bluestacks and other similar tools. There are various components of SPURV that allow the Android environment to play audio,...
Tags: Tech, Android Police, Wayland, Collabora, BlueStacks


Daily News Roundup: Toshiba Returns to the Laptop Business with a New Name

Logitech dropped its first iPad Pro keyboard, Toshiba rebranded and is making a comeback, and in news that has nothing to do with April Fools’ Day, Google says the Play Store is more secure than ever. Let’s get to it! Apple News: Logitech’s New iPad Pro Keyboard Looks Pretty Hot Also, the iPad Mini 5 got the official iFixit teardown treatment, and its innards are all new. Logitech’s new iPad Pro keyboard avoids the smart connector and opts for Bluetooth LE. But it’s pretty and cheaper than A...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Walmart, Logitech, Play Store, Skype, Toshiba, Pixel, Warp, Android Police, Google Assistant Google, Google Pixel Slate, Skype for Android


Android Weekly: Shoddy Antivirus Apps, Android Q Features, and More

Last week saw the release of Android Q, and a lot of new features to go with it. The week of March 16th through 21st brought even more of that, along with a few Pie updates, Google’s new gaming announcement, and more. More Android Q Features We had a massive list of Android Q features in last week’s Android news roundup, and of course more of that sort of thing continued to trickle out this week. While the list isn’t quite as long, there’s still a lot of interesting stuff here. Android Q may...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Asus, China, Nokia, Kotaku, Android Police, Phil Harrison, Nokia ASUS


Android Weekly: What’s Coming in Android Q (and Some Other Stuff)

There was a lot of movement in the Android world the week of March 8th thru 15th. The Q beta landed with all sorts of new features, Vivo showed off a portless phone, and Google killed a bunch of services. Android Q Feature Roundup Let’s start with the biggest Android news for the week, shall we? The Q beta landed for all Pixel devices, and it’s jam-packed with all sorts of new features. Android Police and 9to5Google both did an incredible job of covering all the new stuff as it showed up—here...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Verizon, Motorola, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Samsung, Reddit, Nvidia, Pushbullet, Nice, Waze, Amazon Fire TV, GDC, Vivo


The Official Android Beta Community Moves From Google+ To Reddit

With Google+ being shutdown in just a few weeks, the official Android Beta community announced that it will be leaving the dying social media site in exchange for Reddit. The group on Google+ was home to over 163,000 members. Android Police reports: The community's new home will be r/android_beta. In an official announcement, the Android Beta team says they'll keep a close eye on the subreddit for feedback and will use it for announcements and updates. There's nothing there just yet, but when th...
Tags: Google, Tech, Reddit, Android Police, Android Beta


Five Months Later, Google’s US Repair Centers Now Accept Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Michael Crider Google’s forays into being a full-fledged hardware supplier have been shaky at times. Android Police reports that, after five months of surprising silence, the company is now accepting Pixel 3 and 3 XL phones for repairs in its mail-in service. Previously Google accepted walk-in Pixel 3 repairs at licensed uBreakiFix retail stores, or via the Puls in-home repair service (oddly limited to the San Francisco area). As of today, Google is accepting standard repairs by mail, previ...
Tags: Google, Crafts, San Francisco, Pixel, Android Police, US Repair Centers Now Accept Pixel


Gmail’s Smart Compose feature opens up to more Android phones – here’s how to get it

Gmail’s Smart Compose feature, which autosuggests words and phrases to help you write emails faster, has been around on desktop for a while now, as well as on Google Pixel 3 handsets since last October. It was supposed to be exclusive to that phone model, but it’s now becoming available on more devices, reports Android Police. I’ve just spotted it on the OnePlus 6T I’m currently using, as well as a Poco F1 – you’ll need version. 9.2.3 of the Gmail app to get it. It’s turned on by default in this...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Android Police, Google Pixel