Android Q's Focus Mode Will Help Users Cut Out Distractions

Android Q's Focus Mode Will Help Users Cut Out Distractions

We spend an obscene amount of time on our phones on a daily basis to the point where for some, the endless stream of messages and notifications from social media can be extremely distracting when it comes to getting work done. However, Google is here to help with a new feature in Android Q called Focus Mode.

With Focus Mode, users will be able to hit the pause button on apps that they don’t want to be distracted by. This means that if you’re trying to cut out messages or notifications from social media during your working hours or while you’re at school, Focus Mode will let you do that. It will also give users the option to allow the notifications for other apps to come through, so you’ll get to control what you see.

Playstation Now Subscription Service Tops 700,000 Users

PlayStation Now Subscription Service Tops 700,000 Users


The PlayStation Now streaming service has been around for quite some time now, long before similar services were offered for the Xbox One. Sony launched it back in 2014 and it has seen constant growth for PlayStation Now over the years. Sony has revealed that the subscription service now has over 700,000 users.

Sony’s cloud-based game streaming service is based on a subscription model. Users can purchase a membership for $19.99 per month and that provides them with access to more than 750 games for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Android Users In Europe Will Soon Be Asked Which Browser The Want To Use

Android Users In Europe Will Soon Be Asked Which Browser The Want To Use

The company has since made some changes where in an announcement on its blog, Google has revealed that for Android users living in Europe, they will now be given a choice and asked which browser they want to use and even which search applications they might prefer, even if it does not necessarily mean using Chrome or Google search.

Android has always allowed users to choose their own preferred apps for launching certain actions, but we suppose that might not have always been clear. These changes will make it so that users are aware that if they do want to change their browser from Chrome to Firefox or Opera or Edge, they can go ahead and do so.

Gmail's Redesign Is Rolling Out To All Android Users

Gmail's Redesign Is Rolling Out To All Android Users

Earlier this year Google announced that they would be launching a new design for its Gmail app on mobile devices. For those who have been anticipating the update, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google has confirmed to Engadget that the update is now being rolled out to all Android users as we speak.

As for iOS users, Google claims that the update should be making its way to them by the end of the week as well, so not to worry. The update will introduce an updated Material Design to the app, where as you can see in the image above, it will result in a much whiter and brighter design.

Android Q Could Allow Users To Reverse App Updates

Android Q Could Allow Users To Reverse App Updates

Updates are usually something to look forward to since they bring about improvements, bug fixes, and new features to an app. However sometimes there is a chance that an update could actually end up breaking an app, or changing it in such a way that you don’t find particularly useful.

Unless you’re willing to delete the app and flash an older APK of the app, there’s really not much one can do about it. However with Android Q, it seems that Google could be giving users the option to reverse an app’s update. This is according to a report from XDA Developers who are exploring more features inside a recently leaked Android Q build.

Microsoft Nudges Windows 10 Mobile Users To Switch To Ios Or Android

Microsoft Nudges Windows 10 Mobile Users To Switch To iOS Or Android


Very rarely you’d see a company tell its users to shift to a competing platform but Microsoft is doing just that. The company gave up on Windows-powered mobile phones quite a while back and is now gearing up to kill the platform. It’s recommending to Windows 10 Mobile users that they should switch to iOS or Android.

A change has been spotted on the Windows 10 Mobile support page on Microsoft’s website. It tells Windows 10 Mobile users that Microsoft will stop sending out “new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or technical content updates from Microsoft for free” starting December 10th, 2019.

Google Boasts Android Tv Has Tens Of Millions Of Users

Google Boasts Android TV Has Tens Of Millions Of Users

Google’s Android operating system has found massive success in the mobile industry, which is why it wasn’t surprising that Google had attempted to bring its Android platform and branding to other areas, such as wearables (known as Android Wear before it was rebranded to Wear OS), cars (Android Auto), and even smart TVs with Android TV.

While we can’t speak for Wear OS or Android Auto, it seems that Android TV is doing pretty well for itself as Google is claiming that the platform is home to tens of millions of users. Speaking to Multichannel News (via Mashable), Google’s senior director of project management for Android TV Shalini Govil-Pai revealed those numbers.

Google Could Make Android Q's Preview Available Much Earlier To Users

Google Could Make Android Q's Preview Available Much Earlier To Users

The next major build for Android will be Android Q and it is largely expected that the update should be released in 2019. Also given that Google tends to release previews ahead of the release, we expect that this should remain the same as well. However it now seems that Android Q’s preview could potentially be released much earlier.

This was teased during the recent Android Dev Summit where according to Hung-ying Tyan from Google’s Project Treble team, he gave a talk about Generic System Images which is basically Android in its purest form based on AOSP code that allows for the testing of Android compatibility.

Windows 10 Lets Users Mirror Their Android Phones On Their Computer

Windows 10 Lets Users Mirror Their Android Phones On Their Computer

There is a reason why there are many mobile apps that are now offering desktop counterparts. This is because switching between our phones and desktops can be distracting and can take away from our focus, however as much as we would like, not all mobile apps are readily available on the desktop just yet.

However Microsoft is hoping to change that as the company has announced a new feature for Windows 10 called “Your Phone”. This is basically a feature that mirrors what’s on your phone onto your computer. This means that users will be able to use any app on their phone on their computer as it essentially mirrors the content, meaning that users won’t have to wait for developers to create a desktop-friendly version of the app.

Samsung Users Will Get Advanced Access To Fortnite's Android Beta

Samsung Users Will Get Advanced Access To Fortnite's Android Beta

We have been hearing rumors for a while that Epic’s Fortnite for Android could be launched as a temporary exclusive for Samsung devices. It turns out that is partially correct because in an announcement by Samsung, it seems that Galaxy users can now get their hands on the beta version of the game ahead of everyone else.

According to Samsung, this is applicable to those who own either the Galaxy Note9, Galaxy S9/+, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8/+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Tab S4, or the Galaxy Tab S3. The beta will be available starting today, the 9th of August, and the app can be found via the Samsung Game Launcher.

Nokia 7 Plus Users On Android P Get Downgraded To Oreo For No Reason

Nokia 7 Plus Users On Android P Get Downgraded To Oreo For No Reason


There are only a handful of devices that are compatible with the public Android P beta that Google launched after I/O 2018 and the Nokia 7 Plus is one of them. Those who own the device and are running the beta were taken by surprise when an over-the-air update downgraded them from Android P to Android Oreo for no apparent reason.

Users who opt for beta firmware on the devices know that they are going to run into bugs and they’re mentally prepared for them. However, being downgraded to a completely different version of the operating system is bound to have caught them by surprise.