May 9th 2023
All About Android 629
The Password Paradigm
Google IO preview, Passkeys launch, Finder Network, Magic Compose, Google TV
- 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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