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LikePatrol, Instagram Spying App Removed from Google App Store

LikePatrol was developed to track all of your followers, likes, and comments to send them a notification, it is a spy application. Even if you a follower that you never interacted, this app had the privilege to talk to that subscriber without even notifying you or seeking your permission.

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That’s it, finally! Huawei Mate X is officially launched … in China

The Huawei Mate X is finally officially launched in China, long after its officialization. We still do not know the future of the foldable smartphone in the rest of the world.

Like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Huawei Mate X has experienced significant delays between its formalization and its date of commercialization. The collapsible smartphone of the Chinese brand was indeed still unavailable for sale on any market, but it is now history.

The presales of Huawei Mate X officially start today, Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in China, as reported by Reuters. If we omit the anecdotal Royole FlexPai, it is now the second foldable smartphone in the world to be available after, of course, the Galaxy Fold.

Recall that the Huawei Mate X was originally released in June, but had to undergo additional certifications before being ready for commercialization.

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Gboard: Google tests the Smart Compose and looking for Gifs on its keyboard

Regularly, Google is working to develop the features of its virtual keyboard on Android, Gboard. The developer Jane Manchun Wong has identified two new options currently tested by the developer, namely the suggestion of GIF and auto-completion.

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Android 10: Google wants to impose its navigation by gestures

With Android 10, Google has finally reviewed its navigation gestures after a troubling first version on Android 9 Pie. It tries to impose on all manufacturers, who are doomed to hide their solutions in the depths of the parameters.

That said, many manufacturers have been working on developing their own version to cover this first mistake. While Google seeks to make the experience of its OS as close as possible between all mobiles, it discreetly imposes its version of navigation by gestures.

Google forces the use of its navigation by gestures

9to5Google makes us know that with Android 10 and the latest version of Google Mobile Services, manufacturers simply no longer have the option to offer their own navigation during the process of first booting a device. Only two options are allowed by Google: classic buttons, or navigation gestures.

Essentially, alternative navigation methods are allowed but must remain hidden. Only the most experienced users will have the curiosity to look for all this in the depths of the parameters. At least, it contributes to greater consistency between devices, and the disappearance of this ugly pill navigation.

Huawei Is Testing New Aurora OS As A Replacement for Android

Even after HarmonyOS, Huawei continues its search for alternatives to Android. As a test, the giant could sell 360,000 tablets under the Russian Aurora OS system to the Russian government.

Huawei, caught in an uncomfortable position internationally, has already developed HarmonyOS, a connected object operating system that could be used as a way out if the use of Android becomes too precarious.

“It’s a pilot project,” anonymous source told Reuters. We see it as the first step in launching the Russian OS on Huawei devices. ” The firm would like to sell tablets under Aurora OS to the Russian Ministry of Communications for the next census of 147 million Russians, as of this October. But we understand that it would be a way for Huawei to test life-size the implementation of Aurora OS on real devices.

Aurora OS was originally a Finnish operating system called Sailfish OS, based on Linux and dedicated to mobile devices. It was then dubbed by Moscow and the current owner of Aurora OS is none other than Rostelecom, the Russian public telecom operator. The latter happens to be the only entity entitled to purchase tablets for the census.

In total, the contract would provide for the purchase of 360,000 Huawei tablets under Aurora OS by August 2020. Nothing is yet final, as negotiations are currently underway.

Thousands of Android apps can track your phone

According to the researchers, many applications can now spoof Android’s privilege system, call your device’s unique identifier and enough data to be able to reveal your location.

When an application asks for access to your personal information, simply selecting “No” may not be enough to stop it. Another application you are allowed to access can share this information with another application, or it can add your information to the shared storage system, and other applications (and possibly even malicious applications) can view it.

These applications are built using the same software development kit (SDK) and can share data even if they don’t seem to be linked to each other. There is also evidence that the SDK owner is able to view the information.

YouTube Music Passed 15 Million Subscribers in One Year

Since its opening, YouTube Music has not got any market success when compared to YouTube TV which spread like a light. However, we have come across a new report which claims that in one year after its launch, YouTube music has crossed 15 million paid subscribers.

When comparing it with apple music, it has 50 million paid subscribers whereas Spotify has 100 million. Google is far much behind than these 2 competitors however it is better than Pandora having 7 million subscribers.

Google had told that YouTube Music is the future of premium music services. It also said that once it gets all the features, it will fade off Google Play Music Service.

List Of Android Phones Getting Android Q Beta 3 Update

Android Q is in beta phases before it is getting released to the public. But, there are several mobile phones which will be getting the update soon.

Before we move onto the list, this is the first hands on Android Q

This indeed looks very impressive, so let’s move onto to the list of smartphones ready to welcome this latest version of Android Q;

  • ASUS ZenFone 5Z
  • Essential PH-1
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • LG G8 ThinQ
  • Nokia 8.1
  • OnePlus 6T
  • OPPO Reno
  • realme 3 Pro
  • Sony Xperia XZ3
  • TECNO SPARK 3 Pro
  • Vivo X27
  • Vivo NEX S
  • Vivo NEX A
  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi MiX 3 5G
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL