Google Photos for Android is updated to add new Archive feature to remove the clutter

Starting today, an update is rolling out to Google Photos for Android. With this update, users will be receiving a feature called Archive. Archive removes images from the main photos tab and places them on a special page with other archived photos. Doing this makes the Google Photos app look better as you will be able to “hide” duplicates from the main tab. Google says that removing pictures you don’t want lying around the main photo tab “reduces the clutter.” But here is the secret that you will know. Archived photos still show up under searches and in albums.

The Archive page, where the …


Google Maps updated with Street View thumbnails for directions

Although it may appear as a work in progress judging by the almost unlimited numbers of updates it gets each year, Google Maps is arguably the best navigation app for mobile devices. Without making any official announcements on the matter, Google is rolling out a couple of new features for the Maps app.

The most important (and visible) is the addition of thumbnails for directions, so Google Maps users will now be able to see images of the places they are routed through.

You can see these Street View images next to each turn whenever you’re following a path. Clicking on the images …

Google Allo's Assistant updated with support for French and Spanish languages

The Google Allo app has just been updated with two new languages that are now supported by the integrated Assistant: French and Spanish. Also, Google announced the Assistant would allow Allo users to search, play games or have a conversation.

The French language support is available in Canada only. In order to start using the new feature, you must say “Talk to me in Canadian French” whenever you chat with the Assistant in Google Allo. Furthermore, the latest update allows Google Allo users to adjust the language setting for the Assistant.

Besides French speakers in Canada, Spanish …

Updated UI makes it easier for Android users to video chat on WhatsApp


Video calling launched on WhatsApp last November. Already, the app hosts on an average day 340 million minutes of video calls. There are an average of 55 million video calls made each day on the messaging app, which was purchased by Facebook for a final price of more than $21 billion back in 2014. WhatsApp’s voice and video calls are free, even to other countries. That’s because both features employ a carrier’s internet connection.

Now, WhatsApp has made it easier for Android users to launch video chats thanks to an updated UI. A dedicated video calling button is available that starts …

OnePlus software updates schedule: here's when your OnePlus phone is getting updated


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PSSST! Got a OnePlus device, perchance? 

If the answer to that question is “Oh, yes!”, then you’re definitely interested when your device is getting the next version of Android — after all, that’s one of the vital questions pertaining to the Android scene.

Luckily, OnePlus is one of those manufacturers that usually don’t get quite long to update their phones to the latest Android release. The reason for that is pretty simple – carriers have never stood in the way of “relatively” fast software updates. 
So, let us …

Google Maps updated with ability to edit roads on Android and iOS devices

As many of you probably know by now, Google had killed the Map Maker in the Maps application at the end of March. However, starting this week, a new option is available to all Google Maps users on both the Android and iOS platforms, the ability to edit roads, which is supposed to replace the now defunct Map Maker.

According to Google, one of the most requested features to bring to Google Maps from Map Maker is the option to add and edit roads. Well, it looks like this week the search giant has launched the first part of a refreshed editing flow in Google Maps aimed at road segment editing.

It’s …

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge can now be updated to Android Nougat

If you own an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (in the US), we’ve got great news: your smartphone can finally be updated to Android Nougat. While the new update is not yet available to download over the air, you can download it manually via Samsung’s Smart Switch software.

If, for some reason, you don’t have Smart Switch (although you should, as owner of a Galaxy S7), you can download the software on your PC or Mac via the second source link below. Once you have Smart Switch on your computer, connect your phone, open the application, and you should see a notice …

Microsoft Teams for iOS updated with video calls support, ability to create new channels

A significant update has just hit Microsoft’s Teams app for iOS devices. As the title says, the update brings video calls support into the mix, as well as other new features.

If you’re using Teams on your iOS device, upgrading to the latest version will allow you to connect face to face using the newly added video calls feature. Also, you can easily add or remove team members.

Another notable change included in the update is the ability to create new channels. Moreover, Teams users can now rename group chats and add new members to existing conversations.

The image viewer has …

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ will be updated to Android Nougat next week

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is about to get an official update to Android 7 Nougat – not long after the smartphone received a similar update on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.

T-Mobile Project Manager Des Smith confirmed on Twitter that Android Nougat should be rolled out to the Galaxy S6 edge+ starting “early next week.” Just like it happened in the case of the S6 edge+ from other carriers, the update will likely bring Android 7.0, not 7.1 to the handset. Even so, this is a major (and sizeable) update that T-Mobile S6 edge+ owners have been impatiently waiting …

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars updated with mighty new warriors, theater mode, combat adjustments

Publisher nWay has just announced that Power Rangers: Legacy Wars has been downloaded more than 12 million times since its launch on Android and iOS platforms three weeks ago. Moreover, no less than 60 million matches have been played by those who downloaded the game.

Along with these impressive achievements, developers announced a major update is now available for both Android and iOS players. The new update brings new powerful warriors, a new league, theater mode, as well as game balancing and bug fixes

Among the new fierce warriors added to the game, it’s …