All About Android

May 9th 2023

All About Android 629

The Password Paradigm

Co-Hosted by Mishaal Rahman, JR Raphael

Google IO preview, Passkeys launch, Finder Network, Magic Compose, Google TV

Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy over a decade of Android in our archives.
Category: News
  • Google IO preview! 
  • Google passkeys are a no-brainer. You’ve turned them on, right? 
  • The beginning of the end of the password. 
  • Apple and Google team up to bring AirTag-like unwanted tracking alerts to all item trackers on iPhone and Android. 
  • Android’s ‘Finder Network’ should support some existing Bluetooth trackers. 
  • Google TV update rolling out with performance boost, frees up storage with app hibernation. 
  • Improvements to your Google TV Experience. 
  • Android update fixes a vulnerability that lets system apps be downgraded beyond the factory version. 
  • Improving Consistency of Background Work on Android. 
  • @MishaalRahman: Google's working to bring Material Design to Android Automotive OS, but unlike on phones, colors will be chosen by the OEM instead of derived by an algorithm. 
  • @MishaalRahman: Following the Bluetooth, WiFi, and UWB stacks, Google will next turn Android's NFC stack into a modular system component, i.e. a Project Mainline module! 
  • Tutorial: How to stop apps like Authy, Venmo, etc., from being locked to portrait mode on Android tablets/foldables. 
  • Gmail is adding a blue checkmark to better verify senders. 
  • Google Messages ‘Magic Compose’ AI can reply to friends – or write them a song. 
  • @MishaalRahman: According to a few users on Telegram, the Google Play Store is starting to show ads for apps in the search screen. Is anyone else seeing this? 
  • JR's tip of the week: Notification alerts! 
  • Notification Light - aodNotify. 
  • Missed call reminder, Flash on. 
  • Another viewer's tablet journey. 
  • Why not use a phone as a hotspot to drive the tablet in the car?

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