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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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Chrome for Android prepares Google Assistant integration for voice search

Google Assistant has taken over many of the company’s products to replace previous forms of voice search. Now, it seems Google is finally preparing to integrate Google Assistant into Chrome for Android to replace the old voice search function.

European lawmakers are in the process of discussing measures to essentially enforce a standardized USB-C charger for all smartphones sold within the region.

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Android Stories January 15

Google’s next mid-range Pixel entry is right around the corner, and plenty of rumors and leaks have already made their way out. We have a pretty good idea of what it looks like, we can assume some of the specifications using trends from last year, and we think we might know what it will cost. Here’s everything that’s been rumored so far about the forthcoming Google Pixel 4a.

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The Google Play Store isn’t just where you get new apps, but also where they’re updated. For most users, that’s done automatically, so updates are just an afterthought. Now, though, the Play Store is no longer showing notifications for updated apps.

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How to check your Android version

As I write this, Android is currently in its tenth iteration. However, which version of Android is your device currently running? Do you know how to check your Android version?

Android Stories January 14

Last year, Microsoft announced official GitHub apps for Android and iOS and opened early registration for the app. Today, those who registered are being sent invitations to download the official GitHub app for Android, but it might not be all that you expect.

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