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Google won’t face Genius lawsuit over claims of copying song lyrics


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  • A federal judge has dismissed Genius’ lawsuit over claims Google was scraping song lyrics.
  • Genius was supposedly just trying to enforce someone else’s copyright law, not its own claims.
  • The court also tossed out allegations of unfair competition.

Genius has lost its bid to sue Google for allegedly scraping song lyrics.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that New York federal judge Margo Brodie dismissed Genius’ claims against Google in a ruling on August 10. Brodie determined that Genius was overstepping its limits by launching copyright claims it didn’t have the authority to make.

Genius’ breach of contract claims were just attempts to “enforce the copyright holders’ exclusive rights” against unauthorized copying, the judge said. It only controlled “derivative works,” and the copyrights in this case ultimately belonged to the musicians. Precedent required that Genius show there was an “extra element” (such as contractual requirements) for a state claim to survive, and Genius reportedly couldn’t show this.

Brodie also tossed out Genius’ unfair competition claim, noting that the lyrics provider hadn’t accused Google of violating any duty or “confidential relationship.”

The judge also rejected Genius’ move to have the case returned to a state court, effectively shutting down the lawsuit.

Read more: Google finally shows song lyrics in search results

It’s not certain what Genius will do next. Android Authority has asked Genius and Google for comment.

Genius claimed to have “irrefutable” evidence of Google scraping lyrics for its own purposes, pointing to a special pattern of apostrophes used to catch thieves. There were over 100 examples, Genius said. Google denied the accusations, noting that it got lyrics from partners. If there was any copying going on, Google argued, those third parties were to blame.

The decision ends uncertainty over Google’s lyrics, at least for now. You can search for the verses from a favorite song and still expect to find them as you have before. Not that Google can rest at the moment. It’s still facing close scrutiny from Congress and other government bodies, including claims it tried to sink Yelp by stealing content. This is one victory in a war it’s not guaranteed to win.


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Blue Mail kicked off Play Store (Update: It’s back, plus Google statement)


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Update, August 1, 2020 (10:40 PM ET): Blue Mail ended up getting restored on the Google Play Store earlier today after 15 hours of it being unavailable to download. According to Google, its removal had nothing to do with retaliation against Blix, as that company’s founder suggested on Twitter.

Here is a statement that explains the situation in further detail from Dan Jackson, a Google spokesperson:

It’s completely false that we retaliated in any way against this developer. As part of our ongoing policy enforcement process, this app was flagged for similarities to the TypeApp mail app. As we always do when we find issues, we notified Blix and reached out to them to better understand the situation, and after a thorough review we have now reinstated the app.

This statement makes it very clear that the removal of Blue Mail had nothing to do with Blix’s involvement with the ongoing antitrust investigation against Google. Ben Volach, Blix’s founder, thanked Blue Mail’s supporters on Twitter while also calling for other developers who have faced similar problems to reach out and let him know about it.


Original article, July 31, 2020 (05:53 PM ET): Today, the popular email app Blue Mail was removed from the Google Play Store. A search on the store for the app as of publishing this article returned no results other than similar apps.

Blix, the development company behind Blue Mail, was quick to call out the removal as a retaliatory move by Google. Blix claims Google is fighting back because of Blix’s involvement with the ongoing antitrust investigations into Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

Google told The Washington Post that it was looking into the issue but did not give a direct comment on the removal of Blue Mail.

Blue Mail removal: Retaliation?

Ben Volach, the founder of Blix and co-creator of Blue Mail, posted the following tweet a few hours ago after he learned of the removal:

According to Volach, Blix only learned about the removal when users who were switching phones started asking why they couldn’t find the app on the Play Store. Volach says there was no notice from Google prior to the app’s removal, and therefore no way for Blix to fix whatever issue caused Google to make the decision to remove it.

Later, Blix said Google informed it that the removal was due to Blue Mail copying another app. However, it is unclear if Google gave Blix enough information to fix the situation or not. Since the app is currently unavailable, we’re going to assume that’s a no.

Blix has troubled history with app stores

While Blue Mail is incredibly popular (and one of the email apps we recommend), it has had its fair share of controversies. Over on the Mac App Store, the app had been removed by Apple after Apple released a product that Blix says was remarkably similar to Blue Mail. Blix sued Apple over this incident.

Related: Best email apps to manage your inbox

During the ongoing antitrust investigation into Apple, the company said it does not retaliate against or intimidate competitors. Blue Mail has since been restored to the Mac App Store.

Blix also previously accused Google of poaching its ideas when the latter company announced it would be integrating its chat app within Gmail in a similar form as Blue Mail.

Volach says Blix has been cooperating with authorities related to the ongoing antitrust investigations. It remains to be seen how long Blue Mail will be off the Play Store or if Google will give Blix a detailed account behind the reasoning for its removal.


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Google Assistant smart displays will soon finally get access to web pages


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  • In the coming months, Google will introduce a smart display web pages feature.
  • This will finally allow smart display owners to read articles and news briefs on their smart displays.
  • Web pages will need to be AMP-compliant for this feature, which means not every site will work.

If you own a Google Assistant-powered smart display, such as the Google Nest Hub, you know you can do a lot of cool stuff with it. One thing you can’t do, though, is read web pages, which would seem to be fundamental. Thankfully, smart display web pages are finally coming to Google-supported devices in the future.

Google didn’t announce a specific timeline for the feature to roll out, other than “later this summer.” It also used the usual Google-ese when it said it will announce more news related to smart display web pages “in the coming months.”

Smart display web pages: What we know so far

We do know a few things about this new feature, however. The most important bit is that smart display web pages will need to be AMP-compliant. AMP is Google’s simplified, fast-loading web framework. Luckily, most news sites (including Android Authority) create AMP content, so there should be plenty of articles to read.

Unfortunately, though, this would mean that not every website would load on a smart display.

Another detail Google revealed is that the smart display web page viewing will be part of a new News feature. Google didn’t divulge any specific info about this, but when you consider there is currently no way to read the news on a smart display, it makes sense that Google would need to develop a whole new feature and UI to make it work.

Today’s announcement coincides with some new developer features that Google hopes will encourage game-makers, app-designers, and other creators to make content optimized for smart displays. If you’re interested, you can find out more about these new features at the Google blog.

In the meantime, sit tight for a new smart display web pages feature to roll out this summer!

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Zoom releases another privacy update as Google bans video chat app for employees


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Zoom is rolling out another minor update in response to multiple security concerns that have plagued the video conferencing software of late. The service will now hide Meeting ID numbers from the title bar so your ID won’t be exposed if you screenshot your meeting.

The change comes after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson accidentally revealed the Meeting ID of a sensitive cabinet call through a screenshot posted on Twitter. Following the incident, many random people attempted to crash the high-level meeting, raising major concerns about the platform’s user interface.

Although Zoom has now hidden the Meeting ID from the main chat window, it can still be found by clicking on the info icon on the meeting screen.

The service has also added a new security icon to the host’s meeting controls. This combines all of Zoom’s existing in-meeting security controls into one place, including those for locking the meeting, enabling waiting rooms, and more. The new security icon is now available on all Zoom platforms (i.e. PC, web, and app versions).

Trouble with Google

Meanwhile, Google reportedly banned Zoom from its employees’ laptops on Wednesday, citing security issues.

“Recently, our security team informed employees using Zoom Desktop Client that it will no longer run on corporate computers as it does not meet our security standards for apps used by our employees,” Google spokesman Jose Castaneda told Reuters.

Google will still allow employees to use the video chat app on their phones and browsers, albeit only for personal video calls.

Zoom’s take

Given these recent security troubles, the company is getting former Facebook security chief, Alex Stamos on board as a consultant. In a blog post published on Medium, Stamos said that he was impressed by the company’s willingness to take aggressive action to become a trusted platform.

“Zoom has some important work to do in core application security, cryptographic design and infrastructure security, and I’m looking forward to working with Zoom’s engineering teams on those projects,” Stamos noted in his post.

CEO of Zoom, Eric Yuan has also apologized for the platform’s security problems.

“What I can promise you is that we take these issues very, very seriously. We’re looking into each and every one of them. If we find an issue, we’ll acknowledge it and we’ll fix it,” Yuan said on the call.

Apart from the aforementioned privacy update, Zoom also introduced some new security features on April 6. You can read all about them here.

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Google is working on ‘unified’ messaging app to take on Microsoft Teams, Slack


Google is said to be working on a unified messaging app for businesses.

Google has a reputation for launching and ditching numerous messaging and communications apps over the years. It looks like the search company isn’t giving up yet, as it’s apparently working on a mobile app that unifies various Google services.

According to The Information (paywall), citing several sources who used the app or were briefed on it, the new app is set to be part of its G-Suite collection of enterprise services.

The outlet’s sources say the new app “brings together the functions of several standalone apps the company already offers, including Gmail and its online storage service Drive.” It’s also believed that Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat functionality will be offered in this app. The website says you can also launch the Google Calendar app via this new app, but you’ll need the Calendar app installed in order to do so.

News of the app comes as Google’s enterprise services comes under pressure from the likes of Microsoft Teams and Slack. Microsoft Teams in particular offers messaging, online meetings, calls, video chat, and Office365 integration.

In fact, The Information‘s sources specifically say the new Google app is meant to “help it compete more effectively with application suites from Microsoft and others.” This indeed suggests that Google’s unified communications app is a direct assault on Microsoft Teams and Slack.

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This is the Google Pixel 4a: Punch-hole display, headphone jack, and a single camera


Google’s most successful Pixel to date is getting a sequel in 2020, and today we’re getting a first look.

Leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (known online as OnLeaks) and 91Mobiles just published renders showing the Google Pixel 4a, expected sometime in the next few months.

As with other leaks from Hemmerstoffer, these images are renders built from CAD schematics of the device. Hemmerstoffer has an impressive track record, having published dozens of accurate leaks of high-profile devices over the past few years. That said, there’s always a chance that some details of the renders turn out to be inaccurate, so take them with the usual grain of salt.

So what’s interesting about these first Google Pixel 4a renders?

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For one, the Pixel 4a will feature a punch-hole selfie camera in the upper left corner of the screen. That’s a first for Pixel devices – the Pixel 4 and 4 XL feature large top bezels, while the previous generation came with a sizeable notch.

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Next, it appears that the Pixel 4a does not feature the Pixel 4’s Soli radar sensors – the top notch seems much narrower than on the Pixel 4, leaving no room for the necessary sensors.

The Pixel 4a features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, further suggesting that the phone will lack a 3D facial scanner. The loss of Soli should come as no surprise considering the gesture control system is disabled in some countries, including India, due to spectrum utilization restrictions.

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Another interesting feature is the headphone jack on the top – like the Pixel 3a before it, the Pixel 4a will retain this increasingly rare functionality.

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The Pixel 4a’s design is very similar to the Pixel 4, down to the shape of the camera module. However, the camera houses only one lens, which is pretty surprising, even for a device from Google. You can get amazing pictures with just one camera – the Pixel 3a is living proof – but dual- and triple-camera setups are so common that you’d be hard pressed to find a device with a single camera. Google continues to march to its own drum, for better or worse.

According to 91Mobiles’ report, the Pixel 4a’s screen will be 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch across. Thanks to the smaller bezels, the phone is said to be actually more compact than the Pixel 3a, at 144.2 x 69.5 x 8.2mm.

Also read: 5 additions and tweaks we’d like to see from Google Pixel 4a

These are all the details included in the report, but we can make some educated guesses about the Pixel 4a (and 4a XL). Judging from the specifications of the Pixel 3a, the 4a will be a solid, if not impressive performer. The camera will be similar to the Pixel 4’s, offering the same software features including Astrophotography. Hopefully, the battery will be beefier than the 3,000mAh unit found on this year’s model. As for the price, we don’t foresee any major changes – the Pixel 3a and 3a XL cost $ 399 and $ 479 respectively, and their successors are likely to be offered around the same price. Google could release the Pixel 4a a bit earlier than last year, though we can’t rule out another Google I/O launch. In the latter case, the Pixel 4a could be launched in mid-May 2020.

Likely Google Pixel 4a specs and features

  • Leaked so far:
    • 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch display
    • punch-hole selfie camera
    • 144.2 x 69.5 x 8.2mm (9mm including camera bump)
    • headphone jack
    • USB Type-C
    • fingerprint scanner (rear mounted)
    • single camera
  •  Our guesses
    • Plastic body
    • 1080 x 2160 resolution, OLED, Asahi Dragontrail glass
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
    • 4GB of RAM
    • 64GB of storage
    • 12.2MP main camera, 8MP selfie camera
    • 3,000-3,200mAh

What do you think of these renders?

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Google to finally address customer support issues with 3,800 new support reps


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If you’ve ever needed to contact Google for support issues related to either hardware or software products from the company, chances are good you didn’t have too good of a time. Thankfully, that could change soon with today’s announcement related to Google Operations Centers.

Google Operations Centers are where actual Google employees work in customer service-focused positions. As of now, there are only about 1,000 employees at these centers in the Philippines and India, meaning that the bulk of customer support assistance from Google ends up being provided by third-party companies.

Google announced that it will be opening a new center in Mississippi (the first to be in the United States) as well as hiring as many as 3,800 new employees. While Google will still likely continue to use third-party companies for at least some of its support needs, your chances of getting a real Google employee who knows what they’re talking about on the phone just went up.

Related: Google’s recorder app is like magic, but here’s how it works

Since these will be Google employees, not contractors, they will get all the usual perks of working at Google. That includes three weeks of paid vacation, up to 22 weeks of paid parental leave, and comprehensive health care. It also includes minor perks such as free workday meals, access to local culture clubs, and more.

In general, these employees will likely be much better at addressing the needs of customers.

Originally, Google launched Google Operations Centers as part of a pilot program in 2018. Google says this program was a success, which is why it is dramatically expanding the service.

Google committed to hiring the 3,800 new employees at Google Operations Centers by the end of 2020.

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New Android phones in Turkey won’t work with Google apps due to legal scuffle


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According to Reuters, a legal scuffle between Google and Turkey is having some unwelcome consequences. According to Google, future Android devices launched in the country will not support Google apps, at least as of right now.

Google sent out a message to its Turkish partners regarding the policy update.

“We’ve informed our business partners that we will not be able to work with them on new Android phones to be released for the Turkish market,” a Google statement said. “Consumers will be able to purchase existing device models and will be able to use their devices and applications normally. Google’s other services will be unaffected.”

Google and Turkey are in the middle of negotiations to resolve the problem.

The problem stems from antitrust issues Turkey raised with Google in 2018. In September of that year, the country penalized Google to the tune of 93 million lira (~$ 17.4 million) for violating competition law with its mobile software sales. Google had six months to address this problem.

Related: DOJ allegedly looking into the Google Fitbit deal over antitrust issues

Google did change its policies related to the financial penalty, but apparently it did not meet all of Turkey’s requirements, which included allowing users to change the default search engine on their handsets.

As punishment for not meeting Turkey’s requirements related to that previously mentioned fine, Google would need to pay a fine equivalent to 0.05% of its per-day revenue in Turkey going forward. This is likely the primary reason why Google is halting any support for new handsets in Turkey.

This antitrust issue between Google and Turkey is nothing new for the company. Over the past few years, Google has faced increased scrutiny from the European Commission related to its competition policies and regulators here in the US are reportedly thinking of pursuing similar litigation.

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Google Play Pass games and apps: All titles announced so far (Updated)


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Update: December 6, 2019 (5:15 PM ET): Google just added ten more games and apps to its Play Pass subscription, including KLWP and KWGT. These are some of the best widget, live wallpaper, and overall customization apps you can get on Android, so this is exciting news. We have updated the list below to include these latest additions.


Original Article: September 23, 2019 (12:19 PM ET): The long-awaited Google Play Pass is here and with it a new way to enjoy apps and games from the Google Play Store. With nearly 400 ad-free Play Pass games and apps available, there’s sure to be something that piques your interest.

The titles included will expand over the coming months, but we’ve made a list of all games and apps currently announced for Google Play Pass below. Titles in bold are ones we recommend.

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Google Play Pass has a solid list of launch games from a variety of genres and publishers. Most of them are premium (paid) titles, but there are a few free-to-play games with ads and in-app purchases removed. Here’s a full list of what’s on tap, separated by genre as best we could.

Note: To cut down on the number of items in the list, all generic games have been removed. Rest assured that there are tons of word search, sudoku, jigsaw puzzle, and chess games, but they’re not in the list below.

Adventure:

  • LIMBO
  • Sorcery! 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Old Man’s Journey
  • 80 Days
  • Lumino City
  • Swordigo
  • Jungle Adventures 1, 2, 3
  • NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
  • Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
  • Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood
  • Gem Miner 2
  • Wayward Souls
  • Suzy Cube
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • 60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure
  • Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride (Full)
  • The Bug Butcher
  • The Tiny Bang Story Premium
  • Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
  • Red Ball 3: Jump for Love
  • Sally’s Law

Action/sports:

  • Chameleon Run
  • Titan Quest
  • Lichtspeer
  • Farm Invasion USA
  • Touchgrind BMX 2
  • Touchgrind Skate 2
  • Pumped BMX 3
  • Space Marshals
  • Grimvalor
  • OTTTD: Over The Top TD
  • Annelids: Online Battle
  • Reckless Getaway
  • Reporter
  • Grand Action Simulator – New York Car Gang
  • Absolute Drift
  • Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition
  • Ninja Hero Cats
  • Sea Battle 2
  • Moto X3M Bike Race Game
  • What, The Fox?
  • Offroad Legends 2
  • Dual!
  • Smashy Road: Wanted
  • Smashy Road: Arena
  • Fancy Pants Adventures
  • Horror Hospital 2
  • Cubes
  • Pinball Flipper Classic 11in1

RPG:

  • Stardew Valley
  • Terraria
  • Star Wars™: KOTOR
  • Magium
  • King of Dragon Pass
  • Evoland
  • Game Dev Tycoon
  • Hoplite
  • Tempest

Puzzle: 

  • Monument Valley 1, 2
  • ELOH
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • FRAMED 1 & 2
  • Agent A: A puzzle in disguise
  • Neighbours from Hell Season 1 & 2
  • Energy: Anti Stress Loops
  • Flow Free
  • Flow Free: Hexes
  • Flow Free: Warps
  • Red
  • Hocus.
  • Square Paint
  • HEX
  • Cut the Rope
  • Cut the Rope 2
  • Cut the Rope: Time Travel
  • Dumb Ways to Die 2
  • Vertical Adventure: Jump, Die, Retry
  • One More Line
  • The Tiny Bang Story
  • Death Squared
  • .projekt
  • Hidden Folks
  • Save the Puppies
  • NR Shooter
  • Connection
  • Shapes
  • Lines
  • Red Herring
  • Block Puzzle & Conquer
  • Number Mazes
  • Infinity Loop
  • Brain It On!
  • Decipher
  • What’s inside the box?
  • Harmony: Relaxing Music Puzzles

Strategy/simulation:

  • Reigns
  • Reigns: Her Majesty
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones
  • Mini Metro
  • Pocket City
  • This is the Police
  • Guns’n’Glory Heroes
  • Guns’n’Glory Zombies
  • Fiz: Brewery Management Game
  • Traffix
  • Risk
  • Tiny Guardians
  • Door Kickers
  • King’s League: Odyssey
  • The Battle of Polytopia
  • SpellForce – Heroes & Magic
  • Card Thief
  • Card Crawl
  • Drive Simulator
  • Door Kickers

Music:

  • Cytus II
  • Melobeat

Children/educational:

  • Toca Nature
  • Toca Mystery House
  • Trivia 360
  • My Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Power Girls Super City
  • StoryToys Rapunzel
  • Animal Puzzles for Kids
  • Code Karts Pre-coding for kids
  • Thomas & Friends: Race On!
  • Sago Mini Pet Cafe
  • Pet World Premium
  • Little Panda Fireman
  • Little Panda’s Jewel Adventure
  • Jurassic World
  • Kids Animals Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Learn to Read & Save Animals


Google Play Pass apps

The list of Google Play Pass apps is honestly pretty bloated, but there are a few useful productivity apps. Here’s the list for now, and we’ll update it as more apps are added to the service.

All apps:

  • AccuWeather: Daily Forecast & Live Weather Reports
  • Tunable: Music Practice Tools
  • ISS HD Live: View Earth Live
  • Pic Stitch – #1 Collage Maker
  • Daylio – Diary, Journal, Mood Tracker
  • Moon+ Reader Pro
  • All-In-One Calculator
  • Easy Voice Recorder Pro
  • jetAudio HD Music Player Plus
  • VivaVideo Pro Video Editor HD
  • Business Calendar Pro
  • White Noise
  • White Noise Generator
  • Ambience – Nature Sounds
  • Rain Sounds – Sleep & Relax
  • Relax Rain – Rain Sounds
  • Nature Sounds
  • Sleep Sounds
  • Unit Converter
  • TouchRetouch
  • MyTuner Radio App
  • Friendly for Facebook
  • Our Groceries Shopping List
  • Decision Roulette
  • GPS Status & Toolbox
  • Photo Editor
  • Podcast Go
  • Smart Recorder
  • Podcast Republic
  • Money Manager Expense & Budget
  • Cross DJ Pro
  • Quotes Creator
  • KWGT Kustom Widget Maker
  • KLWP Kustom Live Wallpaper Maker
  • Photo Studio Pro
  • CamtoPlan
  • Slow Motion Video FX
  • Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder (Pro)
  • Password Manager SafeInCloud Pro
  • Currency Converter Plus
  • Dictionary.com Premium
  • Infinite Painter
  • To Do List
  • Mix by Camera360
  • Sleepo
  • WebVideo Cast
  • Enpass Password Manager
  • LockMyPix Secret Photo Vault
  • FlipaClip: Cartoon Animation
  • Perfect Piano
  • Notebloc PDF Scanner
  • Fast Scanner
  • DataDex Pokedex
  • Real Guitar
  • Flashcards
  • Accurate Altimeter
  • PixelLab
  • Calls Blacklist – Call Blocker
  • Lexis Audio Editor
  • Phonograph Music Player
  • My Notes – Notepad
  • Voice changer with effects
  • Luci – Dream Journal
  • Weather Kitty
  • ArtFlow: Paint Draw Sketchbook
  • Diaro – Diary, Journal, Notes, Mood Tracker
  • Pixel Art: Color by Number
  • Rain Alarm


What are your favorite Google Play Pass games and apps? Let us know in the comments below!

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Android 10 update breaks Google Pixel 2 Wi-Fi for many users


Google released the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL just over two years ago. The company has since updated the devices with each new iteration of Android since. Unfortunately, the platform’s most recent update, Android 10, seems to break Wi-Fi functionality on many Pixel 2 devices.

Thanks to a tip from Android Authority reader LW Rozanski, we’ve been notified of a Google support thread where hundreds of users are claiming Android’s latest update renders Wi-Fi nearly useless on their devices. Interestingly, though, it seems no two cases are the same.

Some users claim their devices can connect to Wi-Fi networks, but internet access is not available. Others say Wi-Fi connectivity will drop sporadically. Some also claim that even their devices’ Bluetooth functionality is inconsistent and unreliable after receiving the Android 10 update.

Related: Google confirms that Pixel 2 camera won’t get Top Shot feature

Google has yet to formally address the issue at large, though some users have received replacement devices running Android 9. This is not a proper solution since many devices could still suffer the same problems if and when users upgrade them to Android 10.

So far, the only potential fix is to factory reset the device, and even that isn’t guaranteed. And even if it was, users shouldn’t be required to reset their devices just to reclaim its basic functionality.

Fortunately, we have not had this Wi-Fi issue on any of our Pixel 2 devices after receiving the Android 10 update, so we cannot replicate the problem. But what about you? Have you had any of these issues with your devices, and have you had any luck sorting them out? Let us know in the comments below.

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