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Samsung tries to lure iPhone users with a web-based demo of Android

Samsung tries to lure iPhone users with a web-based demo of Android

The very first time I ever used Android, it was loaded up as a live bootable partition on a MicroSD card shoved into my HTC Fuze. I'm sure the Windows Mobile installation on the phone's internal storage felt very jealous, because the rest is history. Samsung is hoping for something similar with its latest project: an interactive, web-based demonstration of Android made specifically for iPhone users.

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Chrome 90 gets a speed and security boost with an overdue policy change

Chrome 90 gets a speed and security boost with an overdue policy change

After years of propping up widespread adoption of the protocol, Google will release Chrome 90 as the first version of the web browser to transmit data to and from sites using HTTPS instead of HTTP by default.

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Flutter 2 is coming with support for Windows and macOS, foldables, and a ton more

Flutter 2 is coming with support for Windows and macOS, foldables, and a ton more

The great unicorn of software development is to have one language and framework that enables devs to code an app once and run it on any operating system and any type of device. Flutter has been aiming to do this since its inception, and today it gets quite a bit closer to that goal with the announcement of Flutter 2. The latest major update brings major enhancements for mobile platforms, adds support to desktop, and massively extends its capabilities on the web — among other things.

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7 cool features you can find in Google apps on iOS, but not Android

7 cool features you can find in Google apps on iOS, but not Android

After buying an iPad Air a couple of months ago, I was curious about the Google services experience on iOS. Over the previous years, I've frequently heard about features that roll out to Google's apps on its rival platform before making it to its own OS, so I wanted to dig into the biggest Google apps and services to see if they offered anything new on iOS that we haven't seen on Android. My investigation turned up several examples, seven of which are quite significant, plus a few other less substantial ones.

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Stadia is now available on iOS thanks to Google's clever workaround

Stadia is now available on iOS thanks to Google's clever workaround

It's been over a year since Google launched Stadia, and since then the cloud gaming service has continued releasing new features and rolling out to more countries. Last month, we heard that Stadia might be coming to Apple devices, and now that moment has arrived — although you won't find it via the App Store.

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Surveillance companies are using mobile ads to obtain scarily accurate location data

Surveillance companies are using mobile ads to obtain scarily accurate location data

As people become more conscious of the importance of data privacy, dominoes are beginning to fall. Earlier this week, we learned that the company behind the X-Mode SDK had been caught selling customer location data to government contractors. Now a new report claims that overseas surveillance vendors are siphoning location data from smartphones with the help of mobile advertising tools.

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Google Photos can now sync liked images with Apple Photos

Google Photos can now sync liked images with Apple Photos

Google Photos is an exceptionally popular service, and not just for Android users. Due to some of the restrictions present in Apple's mobile operating system, some users, myself included, use the Apple Photos app in tandem with Google's offering. Now Google Photos is picking up the ability to sync liked images with Apple Photos, making the experience that much smoother.

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Ask us anything about the iPhone 12 Mini (Q&A)

Ask us anything about the iPhone 12 Mini (Q&A)

Although you know us for covering Android devices from top to bottom, the Android Police team would be remiss if we didn’t occasionally acknowledge the handsets made by that other Californian tech giant. That's right, this week we’re taking all your questions on the new iPhone 12 Mini.

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Google Stadia will start testing an iOS version soon

Google Stadia will start testing an iOS version soon

Google is gearing up to test a long-awaited iOS version of its Stadia game-streaming service — with a twist. To avoid the App Store's new and ridiculous game streaming policy, Google's making the iOS version of Stadia a web app, bypassing Apple entirely.

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Google Duo's captions for audio and video messages are rolling out

Google Duo's captions for audio and video messages are rolling out

We aren't at the point yet where every Android phone is able to transcribe voice calls in real time, but what Google is doing with its video chat service Duo is a good first step: the app is now enabling captions for recorded voice and video messages.

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