Epic Games’ popular Fortnite hasn’t been available on iPhone and Android for over a year. The company engineered a crisis that forced Apple and Google to take action against the game. Epic then filed lawsuits against them. The verdict in the Apple trial dropped several months ago, as the judge sided with Apple on nine of the 10 counts in the trial. The legal fight isn’t over, but the initial verdict means that Fortnite won’t be available on iPhone anytime soon. It might be years before the two parties end their battle. Epic is also fighting Google in court, which
I don’t know what it is about giant space whales that so deeply resonates with me, but as soon as I see one in any video game, I’m in it for the long haul. That’s how Fishing Paradiso managed to hook me, with a celestial whale informing my spirit that I’ve and gone to heaven. Great news, right? Well, heaven’s cool and all, but is it really as cool as you personally would like? Maybe there’s a way that you can mold heaven into your own perfect paradise?
The bizarre setup was interesting enough, but what ultimately reeled
Last year Google quietly pushed a new feature to its Android operating system allowing users to optionally disable 2G at the modem level in their phones. This is a fantastic feature that will provide some protection from cell site simulators, an invasive police surveillance technology employed throughout the country. We applaud Google for implementing this much needed feature. Now Apple needs to implement this feature as well, for the safety of their customers.
What is 2G and why is it vulnerable?
2G is the second generation of mobile communications, created in 1991. It’s an old technology from a time when
Android 12 is one of the platform’s most ambitious updates in recent history, bringing a major design overhaul to every corner of the operating system. It has also been one of the rockiest Android OS launches in the past few years. Both Samsung and OnePlus paused the rollout of their stable Android 12-based updates amid reports of serious bugs. Google itself has addressed a laundry list of bug reports from Pixel 6 owners, just as it’s trying to convince them it’s finally figured out how to build a truly premium phone. What in the heck is going on?
Google and Samsung dominate the conversation around Android (for obvious reasons), but dozens of players from all over the world contribute to the broader Android ecosystem. Chinese phone manufacturers like Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo are increasingly focusing on western markets, and Amazfit and Mobvoi are doing all the right things on the wearable front.
In short, there are many exciting developments in the Android ecosystem right now, and these are the brands that you should pay more attention to this year.
OnePlus, OPPO, and Vivo
Source: Alex Dobie / Android Central
The BBK triumvirate
Google’s Dynamic Colors in Android 12 allows the system to theme your phone and compatible apps with just your wallpaper, but controls over the system are relatively limited. Now, though, a clever app called “Repainter” will give you full control over Material You’s colors on Android 12.
By default, Android 12 on Pixel phones will pull a collection of accent colors from your wallpaper(s). Generally, you’ll get three to four options with a primary accent along with some other, muted options. These colors are usually pastel in nature, meaning they’re a bit muted. You can still create some stunning looks,
Friday’s best Android app deals to head into the weekend are now up for the taking down below. Our Android hardware deal hub is headlined by one of the first discounts on the moto G100 Android smartphone at $150 off alongside everything else you’ll find right here. Then head right back here for all of today’s most notable price drops on games and apps courtesy of Google Play including Pavilion: Touch Edition, Dead Bunker 2 HD, Pocket Rogues: Ultimate, 1812 Napoleon Wars Premium TD, and even more. Hit the jump for a complete look at all of today’s best Android
The English version of the mobile RPG will include all of the characters, updates, and events of the Japanese version, which has amassed three million downloads since its May 2021 debut. In-game Hero Gems will be rewarded to those who pre-register, with the number of Hero Gems increasing with each milestone (up to 500 Gems per player).
My Hero Ultra Impact lets you relive the events of
I’ve been waiting anxiously for years to get a glimpse at what the folks over at Humane have been working on. The company, founded by Apple inventors Bethany Bongiorno and Imran Chaudhri, launched in 2019 and has kept its work completely under wraps. Humane’s website has said that the mission behind the company is to build “innovative technology that feels familiar, natural, and human.” They want to build “the best human experience, ever.” That’s a tall order, and it’s been unclear what that actually meant, until now.
Imran Chaudhri was at Apple from 1995 to 2016, and his name
Android’s January security patch is out, and it’s addressing one of the nastiest Android bugs to come up in some time: certain apps can stop you from contacting 911 or other worldwide emergency services numbers.
In early December, a harrowing tale popped up in the GooglePixel subreddit from a user whose Pixel 3 crashed when they needed it most: while dialing 911 for their grandmother who “appeared to be having a stroke.” The whole phone subsystem seemed to immediately crash upon calling emergency services, with user “KitchenPicture5849” saying they couldn’t get the call to connect or hang up to try