Published: Fri, May 10, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Google's Now Letting Users Pay For Android Apps With Cash

Google's Now Letting Users Pay For Android Apps With Cash

According to Google, the phones boast new functions, such as navigation via augmented reality (AR) technology on Google Maps. Now you can use 2FA on Android 7.0+ devices with just a single tap.

Android Auto's first major overhaul turns the interface into a sexier system with a cleaner menu and more controls placed in user-friendly portions of the screen.

In a new post on the OnePlus Community forums, the company revealed that it has been working closely with Google to provide early access to the Android Q developer preview to OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T users. Android has been - and will always be - about choice, so it's good to see that Google isn't enforcing OEMs to stick to one particular navigation system. "If everyone does their own thing, Android apps are going to get worse", he said.

You'll be able to stick with your default "2-button navigation", go back to Android's classic "3-button navigation", or say the heck with buttons and switch to "Fully gestural navigation". Hold at thee end of this gesture, instead of releasing your finger, to switch between the apps you have open. For accessing Google Assistant, one has to swipe from the left or right corner to the middle of the screen. This clears more space for the notification bar.

Now that the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL are finally official, and even available to buy, the teardown experts at iFixit chose to do what they do best and take them both apart. Within this, you'll find "Permission Manager", formerly "App permissions" in the Apps & notifications portion of versions prior to Android Q. In both cases you're getting $160 worth of freebies with your phone purchase. Unlike the Do Not Disturb mode that is nearly system-wide, this mode will let you choose which apps you want to pause for a certain period of time to help you focus on what needs to be done.

Of all these, I'm most looking forward to Live Caption, and I can't wait to check it out-hopefully in a future Android Q beta.

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