A license that allowed Google to update older Huawei phones just expired

Older Huawei phones sold before May 16, 2019, when the ban on Huawei went into effect, had thus far been exempt from the ban on Google Mobile Services (GMS) on Huawei phones. This meant that while newer Huawei phones could no longer run GMS, these older phones could still receive updates to Android and Google […]

Google might be killing off Duo in favor of Meet

This decision is the result of Google placing its consumer communication services — Duo, Messages, and Android’s Phone app — under the leadership of G Suite head Javier Soltero. After the unified team was made public in May, Soltero announced to employees that it does not make sense for Duo and Meet to coexist.

Google removes app that wanted you to delete ‘Chinese apps’ from Google Play

Google has removed the Android app called Remove China Apps. Published by Jaipur-based developers, the ‘Remove China Apps’ became popular after the recent social media backlash against TikTok and the ongoing tensions between India and China in the Ladakh region. The app has been downloaded by over 50 lakh users and was among the top […]

Google now forces Android phone makers to advertise Google services support

Hot takes Here are tech media’s hot takes on Surface Duo Reactions to the Surface Duo after its launch earlier this week ranged from disappointed to elated. Among the media, in particular, there was a surprising amount of enthusiasm for Microsoft’s dual-screen device. Here’s a look at some of the chatter from around the web.

Exhibition features old villages

Kiến Trúc Làng Việt Truyền Thống (Architecture of Vietnamese Traditional Village) introduces six old villages including Thổ Hà in the northern province of Bắc Giang; Cự Đà in Hà Nội; Nôm in the northern province of Hưng Yên; Hành Thiện in the northern province of Nam Định and Phước Tích and An Chuyên in the […]

Nurse’s ‘filthy’ Pontins trip with ‘grime-encrusted doors and old food on cutlery’

After returning from their night out on Saturday evening, Lindsay said their nightmare weekend got even worse when rowdy crowds gathered outside their chalet and started playing loud music.

How old is Archie and when was Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son born?

How was the birth announced? The couple announced the birth of their son on Instagram by sharing a simple blue background featuring the words “It’s a BOY! Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to announce the birth of their child.”

Couple save old ambulance and transform it into an incredible tiny home for £7k

“The van has also been great for our relationship. We both have families from previous relationships, so it is great being able to have time alone together in the van but be able to get back quickly to our kids if we need to.”

Top news of the day: Modi hails jawans for guarding territory at LAC and LOC; U.P. docor Kafeel Khan’s detention under NSA extended by three months, and more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address from the Red Fort reflected the two big crisis the country is facing this year — the novel coronavirus pandemic and the attack on the borders by China in Eastern Ladakh adding that the virus could be a hindrance but that the nation was resolved to […]

Google may pull the plug on Duo for Meet

Although the usage of Google Duo saw an increase by eight times during the pandemic, Google Meet’s popularity jumped by up to 30 times with three billion minutes of video meetings and almost three million new users daily. Daily meeting participants crossed 100 million.