Microsoft is working on a new software layer that will allow Android apps to run in Windows 10 with no modification from app developers (or with a slight modification for some apps). Currently known as Project Latte, it will also allow devs to publish their Android apps on Microsoft Store, so users will be able to get them the same way they get modern Windows apps today.
Let's Encrypt, a non-commercial certification authority controlled by the community and providing certificates free of charge to everyone, has announced the upcoming transition to generating signatures using only its own root certificate, without using a certificate cross-signed by the IdenTrust certification authority. The cross-signed certificate expires on September 1, 2021. This means that 33% of Android devices will stop recognizing Let's Encrypt certificates.
You may be aware of the Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard for Android (and not just for Android). The app, which was acquired by Microsoft and now comes with their branding, is often preinstalled on many modern devices. It came to our knowledge that the Redmond software giant is working to add a cloud sync feature to the app.
Microsoft has released the Defender ATP app over the Google Play store. The app is now available for download, however, it requires a Microsoft 365 E5 license.
Microsoft's Surface Duo phone, which is now available for pre-order in the US, will come with an unlocked bootloader. The device will receive software updates for 3 years.
Google is rolling out its brand new Nearby Share feature to initially small set of devices that as now includes Pixel and Samsung smartphones. Lucky owners of the supported models will be able to share and transfer their files and pictures with ease.
Google has announced that the company is finally discontinuing their Play Music app and service. The users will no longer be able to buy new music, and are advised to transfer their library to YouTube Music, a new service that Google actively promotes.
Google is working on a new feature, Nearby Share, that is a modern file sharing protocol that is expected to support Chrome OS, Windows, macOS, and Linux. It will utilize Bluetooth for transferring files between devices with ease.
How to Enable the Download Later Scheduler in Chrome on Android
Chrome on Android will allow scheduling downloads. Google is working on adding a download scheduler feature. Now available in the Canary version of the app, the new option allows to download a file right now, next time you connect to a Wi-Fi network, or postpone the download to a specific date and time.
Microsoft is finally releasing its Android Launcher app version 6 to consumers. This new version of the launcher is built on a new codebase and includes multiple new features.