Android

Nova Launcher completes 6 years, now available at Rs 10

Teslacoil software’s Nova Launcher is one of the best third-party launchers available for Android. Nova Launcher is officially 6 years old and is celebrating success by dropping the price of the pro features to the lowest possible value - Rs 10. Nova Launcher Prime is now available at Rs 10 on the Google Play Store. If you have never bought Nova Launcher Prime, it’s probably the best time to get one.

Twitter is testing a tweetstorming feature on Android; Here's how to enable

Twitter is reportedly testing a new tweetstorming feature on the official Twitter app, and is enabling this feature for beta testers. Tweetstorming is a popular publishing concept that has been introduced by Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) and enables users on the world’s largest micro-blogging site to tweet content in more than 280 (previously 140) characters in successive tweets. It’s basically replying to your previous tweets multiple times, that you form a chain of tweets.

Android 8 is officially Android Oreo, Key features include Autofill, Instant apps

Android O is official announced, and the Mountain View based search giant and Android owner has named Android 8 after the Cadbury-made edible, Oreo. The announcement comes off a livestream that was launched on YouTube at 1440 ET on the 21st of August. Android Oreo is the latest version of Android yet and is claimed to be faster, smoother and much sweeter than ever. Android O comes with key features like picture-in-picture mode, autofill on your favorite apps, support for Android Instant apps and more.

Firefox Focus comes to Android, Offers a complete private browsing experience

Firefox Focus has been available on iOS for long, but it’s today when Firefox is bringing the privacy-oriented, minimal mobile web browser to Android. Starting today, users can download Firefox Focus on Google Play Store for a complete, private browsing experience. [caption id=“attachment_2280” align=“aligncenter” width=“1200”]Image: Firefox[/caption] Firefox Focus works by the concept of blocking ad trackers, analytic trackers, social trackers and content trackers. Firefox Focus is available for free and is purely orinted at offering a tracker-less, private web browsing experience for safety conscious users.

Android creator's Essential phone wants to change your premium smartphone experience for your lifetime

Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone is finally off the wraps and is available for purchase in the United States. The Essential phone has been hyped for quite sometime now, and by looking at the specs, the hype’s been healthy all along. Essential creator Andy Rubin says that he wanted to bring in real passion and craftsmanship to the smartphone category, and wants to make the high-end quality available for all. Thus, Essential was born.

Ola announces Progressive Web App, a smaller, faster cab booking app

Ola cabs announced the launch of a shiny new progressive web app that enables users to book cabs without consuming much internet data. The announcement comes off with Google collaboration at the the Google I/O 2017 event. Progressive Web Apps are easily one of the best creations in web tech and allows users to experience a native-app-like attitude, at the least of internet data expenses and at the least of storage needs.

Recalling what we saw at Google I/O 2016

Google I/O is an annual developer meet when Google announces new app launches, major software upgrades, software support for their devices and third-party OEMs. At Google I/O 2016, we saw a few major upgrades to Android as a whole - for smartphones, Android Auto, Android for other devices and more. Here’s a quick recap on what we saw last year. Key stats on last year’s Google I/O event As much as 7000 developers and bloggers attended the Google I/O event in live.

Chrome for Android's offline reading gets better with new downloads features

Chrome for Android’s offline reading gets better with new downloads features announced on the latest version of the Chrome Android app. Last year, Google announced the launch of webpage downloads to enable users to read webpages without internet connectivity. The latest update on Chrome is taking this forward with the launch of new options to improve this feature. Starting today, users can download any webpage by long-pressing that link. Long-pressing that link will show a Download link button which will download the webpage locally to your Android smartphone.

Here's how you find out your Uber rating as a rider

If you ever wanted to know your Uber rating as rider, you should know that there is one such option on the Uber mobile apps. Uber’s always gone by the idea of giving options for riders and drivers to rate each other at the end of the ride. This is one of the key factors that has significantly resulted in Uber being one of the top players in the industry.

Chillr announces UPI integration to the public, with HDFC partnership

Chillr is announcing the UPI integration publicly finally, after having been in beta for a long time and has had over 2 lakh testers on board all these days. Starting today, all Chillr users will be able to signup on the new UPI integration. Chillr makes these UPI integration possible in association with HDFC bank. Chillr has been operating out of IMPS systems all these days, and has had partnership with 11 banks.