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Android Auto has received new useful apps, and Motorola has introduced three affordable smartphones. This is the most important Android news of the week.
New: Motorola presents Moto G54, Moto G84, and Edge 40 Neo
Motorola is particularly highlighting the waterproof feature of the Edge 40 Neo. With its IP68 certification, the smartphone can withstand dust, dirt, and water immersion. Additionally, the phone has a vegan leather back, giving it a unique tactile feel compared to glass or plastic devices.
The new Moto G84 stands out for its design, featuring a vegan leather back. The device is also quite slim, measuring at only 7.6 millimeters in thickness, and offers some water resistance with its IP54 certification.
→ Find out more about the Motorola Edge 40 Neo, Moto G84, and G54
Android Auto gets new apps for streaming, meetings, and more
Android Auto and Android Automotive are now offering a range of new apps. Zoom and WebEx, popular platforms for online video meetings on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, are now available for Android Auto and Android Automotive. This allows you to easily attend work meetings while driving.
When parked, you can also enjoy relaxation apps on Android Automotive. You can stream films and series on Amazon Prime Video or browse the internet with Vivaldi.
→ Check out the new Android Auto apps
‘Galaxy S24 coming in Q1 2024, but not the star of the show’
The Samsung Galaxy S23 family, consisting of three smartphones, was presented in February. In a few months, the successors will be revealed. We can expect the latest Galaxy S phones in the first quarter of 2024.
During the event, we will definitely hear about the Samsung Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Ultra. However, Samsung is primarily focusing on an entirely new device. According to the reliable source “Ice Universe,” the company will unveil the Samsung Galaxy Ring, a gadget for the finger.
→ What about Galaxy S24 now? All eyes on Galaxy Ring
Nokia smartphone maker HMD is launching its own phones
We are familiar with Finnish company HMD Global as the manufacturer of Nokia Android smartphones, which have been released for a number of years now. CEO Jean-Francois Baril recently announced on LinkedIn that the company plans to create “its own” devices under the name HMD.
These new devices will coexist with the current Nokia phones, although the release date for the first HMD smartphone is currently unknown. It may take some time, as the company still holds the Nokia license until 2026, as reported by Nokiamob.
→ HMD will release its own smartphones
If you use these apps, you may be entitled to compensation
X Corp. (formerly Twitter) is being taken to court by Stichting Data Bescherming Nederland (SDBN) for allegedly illegally collecting personal data from users of tens of thousands of free apps, including Wordfeud, Buienradar, Vinted, Shazam, Duolingo, Happn, Grindr, MyFitnessPal, and My Talking Tom.
When X was still known as Twitter, the company owned the advertising platform MoPub, which collected data from users in all these apps and sold it to advertisers without consent.
→ Stichting Data Bescherming Nederland is taking X Corp. to court