Category: Android

YouTube Driving Global Consumption of Music, Says IFPI

If you are listening to music, chances are you’re on YouTube. A music consumer report by the industry’s global body IFPI published on Tuesday found that 86 percent of us listen to music through on-demand streaming. And nearly half that time, 47 percent is spent on YouTube. Video as a whole accounted for 52 percent of […]

WhatsApp for Android Gets Picture-in-Picture Mode for Watching Instagram, YouTube, Facebook Videos In-App

WhatsApp introduced picture-in-picture video feature for iOS users earlier this year, and was reported to be working on a similar feature for Android users as well. Now, PiP support has finally arrived for Android users with beta version 2.18.301, allowing them to watch Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube videos in a small window within the messaging app itself. It essentially […]

Android Pie Yet to Open Account on Android Distribution Chart, Nougat Continues Its Domination in September

Android 9.0 Pie, the latest Android iteration that was released last month, is yet to become a part of the Android distribution dashboard. Google on Thursday posted new Android distribution numbers that suggest a stagnant growth of the software version that is so far available publicly for the Pixel devices and Essential Phone. Notably, the latest numbers aren’t showing any major differences […]

Many Android, iOS Apps Ask for ‘Risky’ Permissions, Push Aggressive Ads: Symantec

While Apple and Google regularly upgrade their respective app store listings to limit malicious apps to some extent, Symantec has highlighted that there are tons of apps that put user privacy at risk. The company through a new research found that there are many apps available on Google Play and Apple App Store that request for permissions or excessive access to user’s personal information. Through a couple […]

Android Oreo Distribution Reaches 4.6 Percent in April, Nougat Still Dominates at 30.8 Percent

After a marginal distribution of a little over one percent in February, Android Oreo is now on 4.6 percent of Android devices, the highest ever for the current build. This includes the growth of Android 8.0 as well as Android 8.1. Unsurprisingly, the latest Android version isn’t yet dominating the entire Android family. According to the Android distribution chat for the […]