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Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
Screenshots suggest Google is testing group calling and a low light mode in its Duo video chat app for Android   —  Group calling and a low light mode in Google Duo have been rumored for some time, but we now have our first glimpse of the features in action.
Dec 31, 2018, 6:55 PMIn context
Jeff Beck / Android Police:
Huawei and UnionPay's mobile payments service Huawei Pay, available only in China, begins international expansion starting with a launch in Russia in early 2019   —  UnionPay cardholders that bank with Gazprombank or the Russian Agricultural Bank and that use a Huawei device now have a new mobile payment option - Huawei Pay.
Dec 22, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro review: great camera, performance, and value for money but MIUI has many quirks and the in-display fingerprint scanner is inconsistent   —  Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is a jack of all trades.  It makes a variety of connected gadgets, including TVs, toothbrushes, scooters, and even kettles.
Dec 14, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
Amazon starts selling the Chromecast Ultra and third-gen Chromecast, nearly a year after it promised to sell Chromecast devices again   —  Amazon pulled the Chromecast from its online store in 2015, after it instated a new rule that only streaming devices that supported Prime Video could be sold.
Dec 13, 2018, 12:45 AMIn context
Rose Behar / Android Police:
Google Assistant adds Routines integration into clock app, ability to reply to intercom-style Broadcasts, and a command to put devices into Do Not Disturb mode   —  In the voice assistant market, the most meaningful features often don't sound that impressive: more often than not …
Nov 14, 2018, 1:25 PMIn context
Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
Chrome enables Picture-in-Picture support on desktop by default on macOS, Windows, and Linux   —  It's a popular feature on Android, especially useful if you want to watch YouTube videos while you do other things, and now Picture-in-picture (PiP) is officially coming to the desktop.
Oct 23, 2018, 1:00 AMIn context
Rose Behar / Android Police:
Instagram adds notifications to its web apps and Instagram Lite, which is still in testing   —  If you use Instagram's mobile web app, then you've likely been waiting patiently for the addition of notifications since it launched in the first half of 2017.  That wait is finally over.
Sep 25, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Yubico launches new YubiKey 5 Series 2FA keys, supports passwordless FIDO2 and NFC   —  Supporting FIDO2  —  Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, today announced the launch of the YubiKey 5 Series, the industry's first multi-protocol security keys supporting FIDO2.
Sep 24, 2018, 7:50 AMIn context
Richard Gao / Android Police:
Google gives YouTube TV subscribers the option of pausing their subscription for anytime between four weeks to six months   —  Pausing memberships isn't something that many subscription services offer, but YouTube TV is now joining that limited club.  In the (probably pretty rare) …
Sep 6, 2018, 6:30 PMIn context
Richard Gao / Android Police:
Snapchat releases Alpha version of redesigned UI for Android with primary focus on performance, can be enabled on devices with root access   —  Back in November of last year, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel announced that a new Android app was being built from the ground up.
Aug 19, 2018, 12:45 AMIn context

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