Welcome to the 288th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines this week:
- Android Q has some new permission rules. Before, you could give apps the ability to install new applications permanently. Android Q makes you give permission every time you do it. This is obviously a security feature and a good one. People don’t normally install apps from Chrome or from non-Google Play apps very often so this shouldn’t be an annoyance.
- Facebook is acting up yet again. This time, Facebook was caught tracking user accounts even if they were disabled. That means deleting your Facebook account does virtually nothing unless you take additional steps. This isn’t in Facebook’s data policy and that’s a bit problem. Hit the link to learn more!
- Bethesda opened the doors to Elder Scrolls: Blades late last week. The game is still very much in Early Access Beta. However, you no longer need an invite to play. You do, however, still need a Bethesda account to get everything up and running. The game has some flaws here and there, but is a generally decent mobile RPG title. In any case, it’s available now if you want to try it.
- T-Mobile announced its new TV streaming service this week. It goes by TVision and it’s not that great of a deal. It costs $100 per month and an additional $10 per month for each TV after the first. At that point, we’d recommend just sticking to your cable company. The service does boast over 270 channels, though, and that’s quite a bit more than you usually get from competitors. We’ll learn more when we can get our hands on with it.
- Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser is available in beta now. It’s actually not half bad. It supports Chrome sync along with most existing Chrome extensions and themes. Microsoft also removed over 50 Google features from Chrome, including stuff like Cloud Print, Google Pay, and some of the ad blocking native to Google Chrome. Microsoft is also actively helping with Chromium with over 150 commits already in the code.
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