CNET Android Update
Pixel 2 vs. iPhone: Why Google's phone is the best upgrade - CNET
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:24:39 +0000
If you're a "lifelong" iPhone user, you might be tempted to skip the iPhone X and get a Pixel 2. And that's OK.
Huawei says it isn't quitting US despite 'groundless suspicions' - CNET
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:33:34 +0000
The CEO of Huawei's consumer business tells CNET that it's maintaining its US operations despite the government's national security concern.
7 reasons why you'll want Android P - CNET
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:55:30 +0000
A preview of Android P is now available for download, bringing with it new features and design tweaks.
6 cool things you can do with Google Lens - CNET
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:00:15 +0000
Now available for both Android and iOS, Google's AR-powered photo-recognition tool can perform some neat tricks.
Android P's killer photo feature won't work on lower-end phones - CNET
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:55:29 +0000
A photo format called HEIC means images take half the storage space as with JPEG. But you'll need a smartphone processor that can handle it.
Android Wear needs more than a new name to fight Apple Watch - CNET
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:24:00 +0000
Commentary: Goodbye Android Wear, hello Wear OS. Here's to hoping a lot more change is coming.
How to install Android P right now - CNET
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 20:09:03 +0000
Ready to test out the hot new version of Android? You can start today.
Android P tries Apple's approach to shrinking photo sizes - CNET
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:21:39 +0000
Google's next smartphone software will support a new photo format called HEIC, an approach Apple took with iOS 11 in 2017 to cut file sizes in half.
Google's Android P is all about notches and notifications - CNET
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 20:09:34 +0000
The search giant’s new mobile software -- right now only a preview version -- also brings upgrades in security and indoor mapping.
Google hopes for fresher, faster phone apps with Flutter - CNET
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:40:39 +0000
The tech giant releases the first beta of a tool designed to make life easier for programmers writing for Android, iPhones and Google's new Fuchsia OS.
Google video app brings AR stickers to the Android masses - CNET
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:14:39 +0000
Want to plop a 3D T. rex into a video of your hand? The Motion Stills app for Android phones now lets you do that with a rough-and-ready technique.
Google Pixel 2 photos get AI boost for digital zoom - CNET
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:34:39 +0000
Google's Android phone has only one lens, but a technology called RAISR uses machine learning to help you zoom in better.
Google to fix Wi-Fi-slaying Chromecast bug on Thursday - CNET
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:43:27 +0000
An Android update should keep your home network from succumbing to potentially crippling data bursts.
What to do before selling or donating your phone - CNET
Sat, 23 Dec 2017 12:01:04 +0000
Selling or giving away your phone this season? Prep your device properly with this handy game plan.
Google Maps now will tell you it's time to get off the bus - CNET
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:27:19 +0000
On Android, Google's navigation service offers more of a helping hand when you're using public transit.
How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it - CNET
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:00:25 +0000
Here is how to wipe your personal data from a mobile device the right way before trading up to a new model.
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.