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Yesterday   Some Samsung device owners are having a bit of a freakout over the last couple days, and the cause is a something as minor and innocuous as an app update.

Yesterday   Today, Krebs on Security has revealed that Facebook was storing between 200 and 600 million Facebook users passwords in plain text, going back to as early as 2012.

Yesterday   Update 1: 2019/03/21 10:19am PDT According to an announcement made today, T-Mobile is rolling out an LTE-based pilot program for its home internet plans. To start, only a few customers in specific, undisclosed markets Today T-Mobile has announced plans to "un-carrier" the home broadband market, launching its own service that aims to provide speeds over 100Mbps to 90% of the US population.

3 Days Ago   Most smartphone OEMs have been predicting that the market is set to slow down a bit in 2019, but based on last year's numbers, Xiaomi may end up being an exception.

3 Days Ago   On most phones that feature wireless charging, you typically need to give up that convenience when installing a magnetic plate for phone mounts — or place the mount in a location where it works poorly to keep it.

3 Days Ago   Based on recent reports, as well as our own experiences here at Android Police, Google has broken its Google Admin app for G Suite administrators. Reports of the outage in angry Play Store reviews go back around two weeks, and at the time of writing, the G Suite Status Dashboard makes no mention of this ongoing problem.

3 Days Ago   Google just took the wraps off "Stadia," its new multi-platform, game-streaming service. Some details, like precise pricing and specific dates for availability, are still unknown, but we've pulled together all the details mentioned at the GDC keynote reveal for you, so let's take a look.

4 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/03/18 6:44pm PDT 9to5Google's Stephen Hall has been further able to confirm additional specifications from the smaller Pixel 3. It will have a 2220x1080p display (440PPI), a verified Snapdragon 670, 4GB of RAM, Last week, the folks at XDA Developers spotted the "Pixel 3a" and "Pixel 3a XL" names while digging through some code in the Connectivity Monitor app on the recent Android Q beta release.

4 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/03/18 4:23pm PDT Google has just published an official announcement to its G Suite blog formally revealing these new features, as well as the precise workflow to import reminders into Tasks manually.

4 Days Ago   The Times of India is reporting that last Friday, police in Urbannagar in the Rakhial area of Ahmedabad (a city in India) arrested a twenty-year-old for the perverse and twisted crime of playing PUBG.

6 Days Ago   The Android Q Beta 1 became available for Google's Pixel devices (including the 2016 Pixel) last Wednesday. As I hope most of our readers would be aware, this advance look at the upcoming release isn't quite ready for prime time, but I'm curious to know how many of our readers decided to take the plunge.

6 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/03/14 3:30pm PDT It seems Wu spoke too soon, as the first official beta of Android Q includes some changes that make rooting more difficult on some devices.

6 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/03/16 10:40am PDT One of our readers spotted that the latest Q beta revokes the overlay permission for apps installed via the Play Store if you reboot your device, behavior not found on One of the bigger developer-facing changes we've spotted in Android Q is a mild deprecation of the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission which controls overlays.

7 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/03/15 11:49am PDT Mishaal Rahman, one of our buds over at XDA Developers, tracked down the specs for the tablet: Walmart will sell a cheap Android tablet with Bloomberg is reporting that Walmart is "moving into iPad territory," in its plans to make a children's tablet.

7 Days Ago   It's that time of the year again. Google has pushed out betas for its latest, greatest version of Android: Q. Your eagle-eyed Android Police editors have been combing through looking for new features, changes, improvements, and even setbacks.

8 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/01/10 10:58am PST Although the block was real, turns out it was done accidentally. Sony's Android TV builds on affected devices were blocking the package ID because they were detecting them as Update 2: 2019/03/14 8:31pm PDT A firmware update is now rolling out to select Sony TVs that fixes the Kodi bug.

8 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/03/14 3:30pm PDT It seems Wu spoke too soon, as the first official beta of Android Q includes some changes that make rooting more difficult on some devices.

8 Days Ago   Two new accessibility options have appeared in Android Q. The new "time to read" and "time to take action," settings allow you to configure just how long certain messages stay on the screen.

8 Days Ago   Among all the other changes we've spotted in Android Q, Google is also tweaking the old app info screen for managing specific application details. In addition to a snazzy new look and Material Theme iconography, Android Q merges together general app uninstallation and system app disabling into one label, plus new notification average info.

9 Days Ago   As part of today's Android Q Beta Program announcement, Google revealed a handful of changes made to the platform to better help developers build software support for folding form-factors.

9 Days Ago   Google's been trying to crack down harder on unofficial, non-public APIs a lot harder since Android P, and that pressure is set to further increase with Android Q.

9 Days Ago   Android Q won't just bring new features, it's also set to further improve on the performance of previous Android releases via some tweaks to its ART compiler.

9 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/03/13 3:27pm PDT The folks at XDA have determined the ADB commands required to toggle dark mode on and off, in the absence of a toggle in Android's settings menus.

9 Days Ago   When the folks at XDA developers caught a look at an Android Q image early, one of the things they spotted was a pile of new options for theming the look of the operating system.

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