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Samsung's new update makes the Galaxy S22 work more like the iPhone 14;  Android, Apple users are arguing about it

Samsung’s new update makes the Galaxy S22 work more like the iPhone 14; Android, Apple users are arguing about it

As established many times (with previous stories), I don’t think it’s inherently bad or bad when a phone maker takes inspiration from another company in making their software or hardware. In fact, quite the opposite – I’m all for it, as long as these changes are helpful to users and add to their experience rather …

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5 Android apps you can’t miss this week – Android Apps Weekly

Joe Hindy / Android Authority Welcome to the 456th edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the headlines from the past week. India has fined Google around $162 million for anti-competitive practices. It’s very similar to the EU fine in 2018. Google uses its dominance to force OEMs to pre-install apps that prevent people from …

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Report: Google will let Android OEMs build Amazon Fire devices for free

Report: Google will let Android OEMs build Amazon Fire devices for free

Enlarge / Let’s see, you’ve landed on my “Google Ads” space, and with three houses… that’ll be $1,400. Rum Amadeo / Hasbro Can Android makers ship devices that run Android forks? It’s a tough and scary question for OEMs to ask, and Google probably liked it that way. The contracts Android OEMs sign with Google, …

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Apple's Craig Federighi says iMessage for Android would have "held us back in innovation"

Apple’s Craig Federighi says iMessage for Android would have “held us back in innovation”

iMessage is a powerful messaging platform for iPhone users that has changed the messaging game, but over the years it has also served as a lockdown tactic and even developed a bias among Android users and iPhones. In an interview this week, Apple’s Craig Federighi said iMessage for Android would have been a “throwaway” effort …

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Razer Edge Android handheld revealed: Xbox cloud gaming, specs, price, and more

On the heels of the expensive Logitech G Cloud, Razer may have already rendered Logitech’s recent efforts obsolete. Teased for the first time at Mobile World Congress in September (opens in a new tab)Verizon has a detailed collaboration with Razer, dubbed the Razer Edge 5G, built from the ground up to native Android games with …

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