Tag Archives: Android

Hound Virtual Assistant Launched for Android, iOS; Rivals Siri, Google Now, Cortana

If Siri, Google Now, or Cortana aren’t cutting it for you, there’s a new alternative you can play with. SoundHound, best known for its music search and discovery app, has released Hound digital assistant for Android and iOS. It is available for free. Initially launched on Android as beta last year (which saw over 300,000 applicants showing interest in the ... Read More »

WhatsApp for Android Gets Shared Link History Tab, URL Copy, and More

WhatsApp last week launched official beta testing programme through Google Play to expand the availability of app to more testers. The popular instant messaging service has in a week released multiple builds of its Android app, adding new features such as ability to copy links from chat, improved control over chat clearing, and more. Android Police reports that the new ... Read More »

Facebook Live Video Streaming Coming Soon to Android, More Countries

Facebook earlier this month started rolling out its Live Video streaming feature to countries other than the US. The feature was at first limited to select iOS users and celebrities and was later rolled-out to all the iOS users in the US. Now the social media giant has announced that the feature will be additionally rolling it out to 30 ... Read More »

Microsoft ‘Officially’ Kills Android App Porting Tool for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft is killing Project Astoria, the Windows bridge that allowed developers to port their Android apps to company’s mobile operating system. The public announcement comes a day after the company said it was acquiring Xamarin, a cross-platform mobile tool developer. Ever since launching Project Astoria, alongside three other Windows bridges last year, Microsoft had kept tight-lipped around any update on ... Read More »

Gmail for Android Gets Rich Text Formatting, and Instant RSVP Feature

Google has lately been focusing on bringing more features and a better emailing experience to its Gmail users across the globe. While the search giant earlier this month rolled out some Gmail-specific features to Outlook, Yahoo, and Hotmail users, it now has added rich text formatting and instant RSVPs to its Gmail for Android app. Users can now get rid ... Read More »

Snapdeal Integrates FreeCharge Bill Payments on Its Android, iOS Apps

Snapdeal has integrated FreeCharge’s mobile recharging, utility bill, and DTH payments into its Android and iOS apps. The new feature provides users a single-click view for recharge plans and recharge history for repeat users, to provide a frictionless shopping experience, the company said. Other highlights include the ability for repeat users to look up recharge history, and view a concise ... Read More »

WhatsApp Launches Android Beta Testing Program on Google Play

WhatsApp for years has been releasing new version of the app via its website as well as signed APK files before the release hits the Google Play store. This allowed WhatsApp to make required changes as well as fix bugs, if any, in the app ahead of a broader availability. One of the biggest disadvantages of the process was the ... Read More »

Microsoft Hub Keyboard App Launched for Android; Next Lockscreen Updated

Microsoft has new apps for your Android smartphone. The Windows Phone maker on Tuesday announced the release of Hub Keyboard, a keyboard app that aims to make your sharing experience easier on Android. The Redmond, Washington-based company also released Sprightly and Kaizala apps that are aimed at small businesses and teams, apart from updating its Next Lockscreen offering. After its ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger for Android Gets Multiple Account Support

Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy. The update announced Friday initially will only be available on devices running on Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Facebook didn’t set a timetable for making similar changes to its Messenger app for Apple Inc.’s ... Read More »

Skype Group Video Calling Starts Rolling Out to Android and iOS

Skype last month introduced the group video calling feature for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 Mobile. The firm at that time said the feature will roll out to users over the coming weeks. The company on Thursday finally started rolling out group video calling on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. The company adds that the feature is limited to ... Read More »