WhatsApp to Soon Get Fingerprint Authentication on Android: Report

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a fingerprint authentication feature to protect its users’ chats from being seen by others. The authentication, once enabled, will be required for users to open the app. The Facebook-owned instant messaging service was recently reported to bring a similar feature to iPhone as well, supporting two biometric authentication methods –
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Google Play has deals going across categories this holiday season. There are deals on apps, games, book, comics, movies, and more. Though these deals are meant for your Android devices, audio books, which also have discounts running will also work on the Google Home range of smart speakers. All these promotions are active till January
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Google is rolling out the ability to initiate manual backups to Google Drive – that does not need the usually recommended Wi-Fi – on Android devices including older ones. There doesn’t appear to be a specified limit for the Android version that is receiving the feature. We were able to spot the feature on both
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With Android 9 Pie now rolled out to the Pixel family, WhatsApp has started testing support for Messaging Style inline images for the notification panel. WhatsApp used to show inline images in notifications earlier as well, but it looks to now support the new MessagingStyle notification format for expandable and collapsible inline images in the future. WhatsApp is currently
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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is the latest smartphone in the South Korean giant’s portfolio that is receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo update. To recall, the Galaxy J5 (2017) was launched back in 2017 alongside the Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017), and it arrived with Android 7.0 Nougat, which was the popular Android version at that time. The key highlights of the
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Just over two years after leaving Google, Andy Rubin is preparing to take on the smartphone industry he helped create. Rubin, creator of the Android operating system, is planning to marry his background in software with artificial intelligence in a risky business: consumer hardware. Armed with about a 40-person team, filled with recruits from Apple
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Last month at the employer’s developer-centered conference Google I/O, the hunt large took it upon itself to take Android enthusiasts on a solely-for-leisure-functions experience by means of asking them for call guidelines for its most up-to-date model of the mobile OS, Android N. That contest, so to talk, changed into presupposed to ultimate until June
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After rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Moto G (Gen 3) earlier this month, Motorola has now started seeding the Marshmallow update for the Moto X Play in India and Brazil. The OTA update MPD24.65-18 weighs roughly 590MB and is likely to reach other Moto X Play users around the globe soon.
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Google has updated its Google Play distribution data for the seven-day period ending January 4. As Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow version rolls out to more devices, its adoption has gone up – slightly. According to Google’s latest Android distribution chart, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow now runs on 0.7 percent active Android devices. This is 0.2
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Google has been keeping its promise of releasing Android security update every month. The company released security updates in November and last month, it bundled the security update with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update release. Now, Google has started pushing the January Android security update for its Nexus range of devices. In its ‘Nexus Security Bulletin’
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