CNET Android Update
Android Oreo is here and you can get it soon - CNET
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:50:21 +0000
Google announces the name of its latest version of Android with the unveiling of a statue in Manhattan that took place while the moon was eclipsing the sun.
Google to Android developers: Cut the crappy apps, or else - CNET
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:55:01 +0000
Apps that are crash-prone or battery hogs are now demoted in Google Play search results so you'll be burdened with fewer one-star duds.
Waze launches Android Auto integration video - Roadshow
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:00:05 +0000
Popular navigation app can now be viewed on bigger in-car displays.
Google's Motion Stills for Android tries to fix your video clips - CNET
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:03:36 +0000
The app can stabilize shaky video from your phone or produce a fast-forward version -- all designed for easy sharing on social media, of course.
Samsung Galaxy S8 begins era of better Bluetooth - CNET
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:37:10 +0000
Bluetooth 5 short-range networks send data twice as fast or four times as far. Samsung's new flagship phone is the first to support it.
Google's Family Link unlocks Android for kids - CNET
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:25:03 +0000
Its newest app for Android gives parents a peek at their children's online activities while giving millions of kids 12 and under access to Google services.
Take the Android Taste Test to easily customize your phone - CNET
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:16:53 +0000
Tired of searching the Play Store for icon packs and launchers to personalize the look of your phone? Google's got your back.
15 tips for organizing your Gmail - CNET
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:00:06 +0000
Your inbox is a mess. Here's how you can fix that.
15 common Android problems and how to fix them - CNET
Sun, 11 Dec 2016 18:03:51 +0000
A guide for troubleshooting some of the most common and frustrating error messages seen on your Android device.
Google app becomes a destination, not just a search tool - CNET
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:00:03 +0000
An update shows the net giant wants you to rely on its mobile app to gather and present all kinds of information Google expects will be useful.
Getting started with Android Auto - CNET
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:30:28 +0000
Google's safety-minded car-mode software is no longer restricted to cars with compatible infotainment systems. Here's how to use it in any vehicle on nearly any Android phone.
Adobe Lightroom for Android makes it easier to dump your PC - CNET
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 19:24:56 +0000
A new feature, the ability to edit raw photos, makes tablets and phones a more powerful option for Adobe's software for editing and cataloging photos.
Google uses AI to help you find that obscure Android app - CNET
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:58:01 +0000
A neural network -- and a human touch -- help Google figure out which apps belong in which categories.
How Google's Pixel phone builds a better photo - CNET
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:18:55 +0000
The new Android phone blends multiple shots into one to generate photos that look more like what your own eyes see.
Google to Apple: It's your move now on VR, smart speaker - CNET
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:55:49 +0000
Google's Daydream View headset and Home speaker are two products that Apple doesn't have an answer for.
Pixel, the first real Google phone, in pictures - CNET
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:47:33 +0000
Google added a new camera module, a smarter fingerprint reader and Android 7.1 to its new Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
Samsung wants you to appear in Note 7 advert after recall debacle - CNET
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:16:59 +0000
A casting call has gone out for owners of the troubled device to share their experiences in an advert.
How Google hopes its Pixel camera will win over iPhone fans - CNET
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 22:01:37 +0000
With faster shooting, better image stabilization and artificial intelligence, Google aims its Pixel phones straight at the photographer crowd.
Facebook's Messenger Lite lights up old Android phones - CNET
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:53:36 +0000
The social network's quest to connect the developing world continues with a pared-back version of its messaging app.
Samsung plays up Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner - CNET
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:27:44 +0000
The company's mobile chief touts iris recognition as the "safest security technology."
Galaxy Note 7 tops every other phone display ever, testing firm says - CNET
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 17:16:45 +0000
Samsung's soon-to-be-released phone-tablet hybrid scores "very good" to "excellent" in virtually all measures of its display, according to DisplayMate.
Samsung may release future Galaxy S phones with curved display only - CNET
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:59:14 +0000
The company might dump the flat-screen variant of its flagship lineup, hints a Samsung exec.
Verizon rumored to carry new 'Nexus' phones - CNET
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 20:13:36 +0000
Tweet from known leaker Evan Blass places quotation marks around Nexus. What could that mean?
First phone filled with Nougat likely to come from LG - CNET
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:27:05 +0000
The South Korean company will take the wraps off its new V20 phone on September 6. For now, it is the first in line with the new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, beating even Google's Nexus brand.
Samsung Pass to let you access your financial apps via your irises - CNET
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:25:49 +0000
The iris scanner on Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 will retrieve your banking information in the blink of an eye.