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Google Assistant rolling out to Waze Android app

Rolling out to Android phones in the United States, beginning today, Google Assistant will be fully integrated into Waze so users won’t have to tap on their screens to get things done. Many of Waze’s most popular features will be supported, such as reporting traffic jams, calling out potholes, and checking for alternate routes.

Nokia 2.2 launched in India

HMD Global has launched its latest Android One smartphone in India, the Nokia 2.2. It comes with dual SIM slots and microSD card slot and houses a dedicated Google Assistant button. The phone runs on Android One 9.0 Pie OS, has a 3000 mAh battery, packed inside phone dimensions of 145.96 x 70.56 x 9.3 mm with total of 153 grams weight.

Android Q Beta 4 brings final APIs for developers and more

Google has released Beta 4 of Android Q bringing the final Android Q APIs for developers. The Beta 4 update includes the latest Android Q system images for Pixel and Android Emulator, along with the final Android Q developer APIs (API level 29), the official API 29 SDK, and updated build tools for Android Studio. Together, these give developers everything they need to test their apps for compatibility with Android Q and build with Android Q features and APIs.

Google releases June 2019 Android Security Bulletin and Google Device Images

Google has released the June 2019 Android Security Bulletin, giving carriers and device makers a fresh set of patches to install. Though Google puts out the Android security patches each month, the job of actually getting the fixes to end users falls on the telcos and/or device manufacturers themselves. Those partners vary in their ability to release the patches in a timely fashion.

Spotify for Android brings Sleep Timer

Spotify for Android has finally received the highly-requested feature of a Sleep Timer, allowing app users to easily drift off to their favourite music without worrying that their songs will constantly keep playing and will drain out their smartphone's battery.

Google revokes Huawei’s Android License

Google has revoked Huawei's Android license, restricting Huawei from some updates to Android. The company has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses.

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