Google Play Music update will let you hide the app forever

While Google Play Music has been officially “dead” and users encouraged to switch to YouTube Music, there are devices that cannot uninstall the app because it came pre-installed out of the box. So now we’re getting the one last update to the now useless app that will let you hide the app and free up […]

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Google IO 2021 conference will be virtual only, free for everyone

Google is back! Well, it didn’t really go anywhere. We’re talking about the Google I/O conference which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. Google I/O 2021 is on but it will be virtual only. The tech conference is a favorite of Google and Android developers. They travel to Mountain View, California from all […]

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s secondary display is actually Mi Band 5 screen

Released just a few days ago, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has a never before seen secondary display right by the camera module (currently the best rated for smartphones) that can be used to show a variety of information. The 1.1-inch AMOLED screen can display selfies or custom information like weather, music control, act as […]

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Sygic becomes first third-party Android Auto navigation app alternative

Shortly after the announcement of Android Auto opening its doors for third-party apps, first one of them has landed on the platform. The Sygic GPS navigation app can be downloaded by anyone without the requirement of beta access restrictions earlier in place. Apparently, Sygic is one of the most downloaded offline navigation app on the […]

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Noyb choisit la France pour s’attaquer au tracking Android

Apple n’est pas le seul à être chahuté sur ses dispositifs publicitaires : l’association Noyb fondée par l’activiste autrichien Maximilian Schrems a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir déposé plainte auprès de la CNIL contre le système de tracking publicitaire mis en œuvre sur les systèmes Android. Comme l’explique Noyb sur son site, le dispositif mis en cause est […]

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Google acquires Dysonics, probably for future Pixel, AR products

There are some acquisitions that are announced through press releases and blog posts and there are those that are just done quietly without fanfare. Well, apparently this new acquisition from Google is the latter. They have “quietly acquired” a 3D audio startup company called Dysonics sometime last December. While there has been no confirmation yet […]

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Le langage Rust s’installe sur la version open source d’Android

La version open source d’Android s’ouvre enfin au langage Rust ! Dans le but de réduire les bugs liés à la sécurité de la mémoire, Google vient en effet d’annoncer que cette version permettra de construire des parties du système d’exploitation en Rust. Si les applications Android peuvent être écrites avec des langages gérés comme Java […]

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Google WebXR in Chrome debuts, ready for more AR and VR tech

For several years now, virtual reality and augmented reality have greatly contributed to how we see the world. They are alternate realities seen with the use of mobile devices. They allow interaction with information and the world. They still can be used in many ways and industries and this time, Google wants to explore more […]

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