Welcome to the 438th edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the big headlines from the last week:
- Gaming Chromebooks are apparently on the way from Lenovo and HP. They’ll even include some gamer features like RGB keyboard support and other stuff. However, it seems like the main focus for these Chromebooks is game streaming rather than gaming directly. Reports say that they’ll ship with Stadia installed out of the box along with access to Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming. Hit the link to learn more.
- Google’s Password Manager is now usable straight from your home screen. Basically, you just open the password manager, hit the Settings cogwheel, and add it to your home screen. It’ll add an icon to your home screen that you can use to access your passwords much faster. Here is a how-to in case you want step-by-step instructions.
- Twitter’s board approved the Elon Musk buyout already. However, Musk is delaying the sale. This week, we found out a few reasons why that might be. The fake accounts problem is one we already know about. Additionally, putting together the financing and getting shareholder approval still stand in the way. A shareholder vote is expected in late July or early August.
- Samsung Pay morphed into Samsung Wallet this week and that comes with both good and bad news. We’ll talk more about the new features later, but one of the bad parts is that it no longer works on non-Samsung devices. People without Samsung phones can’t install it and even if they can, it doesn’t work anymore. That’s a bit of a bummer.
- Telegram Premium officially launched this week and it’s a pretty big deal. It costs between $5 and $6 per month and includes some new features. The premium version includes up to 4GB upload size, up to 1,000 channels, voice-to-text conversion, faster download speeds, no ads, and more. It’s still perfectly usable for free. Hit the link to learn more.
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