CNET: Google teases Play Pass is ‘coming soon’

CNET: Google teases Play Pass is ‘coming soon’. “Google is getting ready to throw the doors open on Play Pass, a mysterious offering that could be subscription service for Android apps and games found in its Play Store. The first hints about the service surfaced last year, but things seem to be picking up steam with the rival Apple Arcade looming.”

Lifehacker: How to Access Google’s Secret Easter Eggs in Android 9 and Android 10

Lifehacker: How to Access Google’s Secret Easter Eggs in Android 9 and Android 10. “Google, in its infinite capacity for silly, has dropped a fun hidden feature into Android 10 that you should spend a little time exploring. (At the very least, you’ll be a hit at your next party when you pull out your updated phone and show off your secret knowledge.)”

Ars Technica: Android 10 launches today, and Pixel phones get the day one update

Ars Technica: Android 10 launches today, and Pixel phones get the day one update. “Android 10 is finally finished! The next big Android update, which we’ve been examining for most of the year as the ‘Android Q Beta,’ starts rolling out to devices today. As usual, Android 10 is arriving on Pixel phones first (even the three-year-old Pixel 1), and Google says it is ‘working with a number of partners to launch or upgrade devices to Android 10 this year.'”

TechCrunch: Google to pay security researchers who find Android apps and Chrome extensions misusing user data

TechCrunch: Google to pay security researchers who find Android apps and Chrome extensions misusing user data. “Google said it will pay security researchers who find ‘verifiably and unambiguous evidence’ of data abuse using its platforms. It’s part of the company’s efforts to catch those who misuse user data collected through Android apps or Chrome extensions — and to avoid its own version of a scandal like Cambridge Analytica, which saw millions of Facebook profiles scraped and used to identify undecided voters during the U.S. presidential election in 2016.”