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This app in Google Play wants to use phone mics to enforce copyrights

6 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

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If ever there were a case for rejecting requested device permissions, it's made by an Android app with more than 10 million downloads from Google Play. The official app for the Spanish soccer league La Liga was recently updated to seek access to users' microphone and GPS settings. When granted, the app processes audio snippets in an attempt to identify public venues that broadcast soccer games without a license.
According to a statement issued by La Liga officials , the functionality was added last Friday and is enabled only after users click “yes” to an Android dialog asking if...
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Google will add a manual dark/light toggle to the Pixel Launcher in a future Android release

Google will add a manual dark/light toggle to the Pixel Launcher in a future Android release

6 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

One of my favorite small touches on the Pixel 2 when it first launched was the addition of a dark theme to match your wallpaper. It's a great change if you ask me, but having it based on your wallpaper is sometimes a bit annoying. Now, it's looking like Google will give users a manual toggle in the future.
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Two New Partners Added To Android Enterprise Recommended

Two New Partners Added To Android Enterprise Recommended

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google recently announced in a blog post that two new device makers have been added as partners of the company's Android Enterprise Recommended initiative. This program was developed by the search giant to make it easier for businesses to determine which devices are suitable for their operations. The two new partners to the Android Enterprise Recommended initiative are the Japanese tech firm Sharp and the San Mateo, California-based manufacturer Sonim Technologies. More specifically, the program has validated one handset from each of the two new hardware partners, which are the Sharp AQUOS...
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Google expands Android Enterprise Recommended w/ latest phones, first tablets, & new OEMs

Google expands Android Enterprise Recommended w/ latest phones, first tablets, & new OEMs

6 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Earlier this year Google announced Android Enterprise Recommended to certify devices for work and security needs. Following the launch of several new phones and tablets in recent months, Google is expanding the number of devices included in the program.
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