When it comes to smartwatches on iOS, many people think the Apple Watch is the only option. However, Android Wear also works with iOS, and Android 2.0 works almost as a standalone watch, making it much more useful than it used to be with Apple’s mobile operating system.
Android’s status bar can get junky pretty fast—especially if you’re using a non-stock build of Android (like on Samsung or LG phones). Fortunately, with the right tools, you can clean this area up without losing any functionality.
If you’re an Android TV user, you’ve probably used the casting feature—the one that makes Android TV work like Chromecast. Historically, it hasn’t provided the best experience, but a new beta build promises hope.
Using the “Ok Google” hotword to start a search or execute a command on your phone is a cool, useful feature. But I get that it’s not for everyone—some folks just don’t like talking to their phones. Here’s how to get rid of it.
Google Assistant should be available on basically all modern Android phones at this point, but not everyone loves it. If you find yourself disliking Assistant more than you use it, you have some options: you can change how you use Assistant, or you can disable it completely.