Shazam For Android Can Now Recognize Music Playing On Your Phone

Shazam For Android Can Now Recognize Music Playing On Your Phone

The app has recently been updated where it now comes with a new feature called “Pop Up Shazam”. This seems to be an Android-only feature at the moment, which is a little ironic considering that Apple now owns the company. According to Shazam, “When Pop Up Shazam is switched on, you will see a persistent notification in you notification drawer. This notification will be used to trigger the floating button. Just tap on it and you will see the Shazam button appear. To Shazam tap on the button and we will tell you the result wherever you are.”

This means that if you’re watching a video on YouTube or Instagram and there is a song playing and you want to know who it is, you can just press the floating Shazam button and it will attempt to identify the song for you. As for iOS users, as we said, this is an Android-only feature (for now), but in the meantime there are alternatives to identifying songs on your phone. This includes using a pair of earphones and placing them next to your phone’s microphone.

As Phone Numbers Run Out, Japan Starts Making Longer Ones

As Phone Numbers Run Out, Japan Starts Making Longer Ones


Amid concerns that the company’s 11 digit phone numbers could run out by 2022, Japan’s communications ministry has started planning to create 14 digit phone numbers. It would be able to create 10 billion new numbers by moving up to 14 digits. The proposal to do so has reportedly been approved already by the country’s largest mobile carriers.

According to the Japan Times, the plan to create 14 digit phone numbers has been approved by KDDI, NTT Docomo, and SoftBank. With the three major carriers in agreement, the report states that Japan might introduce these new phone numbers before the end of 2021.

Japan May Be Base For Phone Scam Targeting China

Japan may be base for phone scam targeting China

Scammers from Taiwan may have used vacant houses in Japan for telephone fraud targeting people in China.

Last month, Japanese police arrested 10 Taiwanese men and women at Narita airport near Tokyo for allegedly lying on their immigration forms.

Japan-us Phone Talks Ahead Of Us-s.korea Summit

Japan-US phone talks ahead of US-S.Korea summit

Senior officials from Japan and the United States have confirmed close coordination of policies toward North Korea's denuclearization ahead of the US-South Korea summit.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau chief Kenji Kanasugi and US special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun spoke on Tuesday over the phone.

Razer Phone 2 Android 9 Pie Update Rolling Out Now

Razer Phone 2 Android 9 Pie Update Rolling Out Now


The Razer Phone 2 came with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box even though it was launched a couple of months after Android 9 Pie had been released. Many would have expected the device to come with the latest iteration of Google’s Android operating system but it did not. Razer later confirmed that this device would get Pie towards the end of February and it has followed through on that promise.

The company has now started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for the Razer Phone 2. This software update brings all of the features that are part and parcel of the latest iteration of Android.

Razer Phone 2 To Get Android Pie Update February 27

Razer Phone 2 To Get Android Pie Update February 27

If you’re the owner of the Razer Phone 2 and are wondering where the Android 9.0 Pie update for your phone is, not to worry because it looks like it should be released in the next week or so. This is according to Razer who announced that the Android Pie update will be issued to the Razer Phone 2 starting on the 27th of February.

However there is a catch and that is that the update is currently only targeting owners of the unlocked version of the phone. This means that if you bought your phone from a carrier and it is still locked to their network, you might have to wait a bit. For example AT&T is only expected to release their update for the phone on the 4th of April, while other carriers will begin pushing out their updates on the 14th of March.

Xiaomi Unveils First $90 Android Go Phone

Xiaomi Unveils First $90 Android Go Phone


Google launched the Android Go program in order to offer an improved mobile OS experience on low-end devices. Its manufacturing partners have since released new affordable devices that run on Android Go. This toned-down version of Android even gets its own optimized apps for an improved experience. Xiaomi has now jumped on the bandwagon as well with its first Android Go called the Redmi Go.

Like many other phones in this segment, the Redmi Go costs under $100 and comes with basic specifications. The handset has a 5 inch 720p display with a Snapdragon 425 processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB of storage. It also has an 8 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera with a 3,000mAh battery.

Abe Hopes For Phone Talks With Trump

Abe hopes for phone talks with Trump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he hopes to hold telephone talks with US President Donald Trump before a second US-North Korea summit planned for next month.

Abe spoke to reporters in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Wednesday. He is attending the World Economic Forum.

Saito Kazuyoshi Shoots Pv For 'are' With His Smart Phone

Saito Kazuyoshi shoots PV for 'Are' with his smart phone

The short PV for Saito Kazuyoshi's new song "Are" has been uploaded onto YouTube. 

"Are" will be released as Saito's new single on February 20, and it has been picked up as the theme song for NTV's new drama 'Ie Uru Onna no Gyakushu' starring Kitagawa Keiko. The PV was shot with Saito's smart phone, and he was in charge of the editing and supervising. 

Japan, S.korea Foreign Ministers Hold Phone Talks

Japan, S.Korea foreign ministers hold phone talks

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea have held phone talks amid strained ties over the South Korean Supreme Court's rulings on wartime labor.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha spoke for about 30 minutes before noon on Wednesday.

How To Find Exactly Which Android Phone Model You Have

How To Find Exactly Which Android Phone Model You Have

With so many smartphones out there, it is quite possible to forget the model name of your Android device. It can happen to all of us. So what do you do when you can’t recall which phone you have?

In this tutorial, we are going to be showing you how to identify your Android smartphone’s model, in a matter of seconds.

Alcatel 1 Android Go Phone Now Available From Amazon

Alcatel 1 Android Go Phone Now Available From Amazon

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Android Go is an iteration of Android Oreo that Google launched last year. It’s meant for affordable devices with 1GB of RAM or less. Many manufacturers have made Android Go smartphones that cost under $100 and promise an improved software experience because of this iteration of Google’s platform. Alcatel is one such device and it’s now available for purchase in the United States from Amazon.