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  • Samsung TV Plus will be available on select Galaxy smartphones
    While you’ll probably never run out of things to watch with all the Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime TV, and all other services around, there are still some people who may be looking for things to watch that will not cost them much. For those who hav…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 11:28pm -
  • Arlo launches Essential XL Spotlight camera with one year of battery life
    Arlo, a brand known for its connected cameras, has taken a huge leap with the introduction of the Arlo Essentials XL Spotlight camera that touts color night vision and battery life of up to a year. Alongside the Essential XL Spotlight, Arlo has also…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 6:48pm -
  • Android 11 for Android TV brings gamepad support, other features
    Google has officially announced Android 11 support for Android TV platform and this is exciting news. There are not going to be many changes as for the visual interface is concerned but the gaming-centric upgrades will matter to the most. This new de…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 6:15pm -
  • Android 11 improves lockscreen, authentication methods for better security
    Smartphones have become an extension of our digital as well as physical identities, putting our private information at risk from unwanted intrusion. With Android 11, Google is full-proofing the lockscreen and authentication methods such as biometrics…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 5:42pm -
  • Wyze Video Doorbell is feature-packed and affordable
    The video doorbell industry is flooded with options so much so that it ultimately boils down to what you are getting for what price. And if you are in for a budget doorbell that records videos, you are just so much in luck. Wyze has launched a new Vi…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 5:17pm -
  • Jabra has new Elite 85t earbuds with ANC, upgrades 75t with ANC firmware
    When it comes to truly wireless earbuds, the real battle is for those that have active noise cancellation as it’s one of the most requested features of users. Jabra is now bringing a new entry into the market called the Elite 85t and not only does…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 4:28pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE now official with a more accessible price
    It’s final and official–the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, that is. The South Korean tech giant has announced the new version of the Galaxy S20 series that was introduced earlier this year. It’s a new flagship phone that is slightly less inexpensive. W…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 2:00pm -
  • Disney+ can now stream on Google smart displays
    Disney+ may have been a bit late to the on-demand video streaming market but it has become one of the most popular ones around, powered by Star Wars, Marvel, Fox, Pixar, and Disney itself. Now if you have a Google smart display lying around in your h…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 12:48pm -

Droid Gamers

Android Developers

  • Lockscreen and authentication improvements in Android 11
    Posted by Haining Chen, Vishwath Mohan, Kevin Chyn and Liz Louis, Android Security Team As phones become faster and smarter, they play increasingly important roles in our lives, functioning as our extended memory, our connection to the worl…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Sep 20, 7:40pm -
  • Introducing Android 11 on Android TV
    Posted by Wolfram Klein, Product Manager, Android TV We’ve been turning it up to 11 all summer long, leading up to the launch of Android 11 on mobile. Now, following right behind the mobile release, we are launching Android 11 on Android…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 1:02pm -
  • Improve Your Game with Texture Compression Format Targeting
    Posted by Yafit Becher, Product Manager & Dan Galpin, Developer Advocate Play Asset Delivery downloads the best supported texture for the device Google Play Asset Delivery allows you to publish an Android App Bundle to Google Play contai…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 4:30pm -
  • Android GPU Inspector Open Beta
    Posted by Jay Kong, Gaming and Graphics Product ManagerWith the rollout of Android 11 on Pixel, Android GPU Inspector (AGI) has graduated from a limited developer preview to an open beta. During the preview, AGI has been helpful in finding per…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 7:05pm -
  • Turning it up to 11: Android 11 for developers
    Posted by Stephanie Cuthbertson, Director, Product ManagementAndroid 11 is here! Today we’re pushing the source to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and officially releasing the newest version of Android. We built Android 11 with a focu…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 5:03pm -
  • Prefer Storing Data with Jetpack DataStore
    Posted by Florina Muntenescu, Android Developer Advocate,Rohit Sathyanarayana, Software EngineerWelcome Jetpack DataStore, now in alpha - a new and improved data storage solution aimed at replacing SharedPreferences. Built on Kotlin coroutine…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 4:59pm -
  • 11 Weeks of Android: That’s a wrap
    This is the final blog post for #11WeeksOfAndroid. Thank you for joining us over the past 11 weeks as we dove into key areas of Android development. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of everything we talked about during each week:Week…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 7:04pm -
  • 11 Weeks of Android: UI and Compose
    Posted by Chris Banes & Nick Butcher This blog post is part of a weekly series for #11WeeksOfAndroid. Each week we’re diving into a key area of Android so you don’t miss anything. This week, we spotlighted people & identity; here’s a…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Aug 20, 7:01pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • How to Find Android 11's Secret Hidden Cat Game
    Yes, Android usually comes with some kind of quirky Easter Egg. Do you really think Google, famed creator of the “Doodle,” the dinosaur game, and all sorts of other little oddities, would really pass up the chance to be silly in its mobile operat…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 2:00pm -
  • How to Fix a 'Text Bomb' Crashing WhatsApp
    A recently discovered vulnerability with WhatsApp—and I use that term more loosely than usual, because this one doesn’t really seem like the app’s fault, per se—can lead to an incredibly frustrating crash loop if some stupid user sends you me…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 7:00pm -
  • How Facebook's 'Forwarding Limit' Can Limit Chain-Spam
    I know, I know. Facebook trying to do the right thing and limit spam on its network is kind of like saying I’m going to use this masking tape to seal the hole in this nearby dam, but every little bit helps, right?Read more...
    - 15 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 2:00pm -
  • More Android 'Fleeceware' to Uninstall From Your Phone
    It’s that time again: a bunch of crappy apps have made their way to the Google Play Store, and it’s on you to make sure you don’t have them on your Android phone. If you do, you’ve just been suckered by “fleeceware.”Read more...
    - 19 days ago, 4 Sep 20, 6:00pm -
  • How to Enable 'Express' COVID-19 Exposure Notifications in iOS 13.7
    Apple rolled out iOS 13.7 today. Update your device, and you’ll now be able to see if your state supports the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Express system. More importantly, you’ll be able to opt-in to receiving these alerts without having to f…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 8:45pm -
  • Why Won't Windows Recognize My Android Phone?
    You have an Android. Check. You have a computer. Check, check. You want to connect your Android to your computer to rip files off of it (or add files to it, like all those ringtones you spent hours designing). Check times three. You plug your phone i…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 20, 1:00pm -
  • Use These Apps to See if Your Outside Air Quality Index Sucks
    I’m writing this from lovely, sunny California—at least, I think it’s sunny, because smoke from the apocalypse wildfires around Silicon Valley has been billowing around the area for about a week or so. The quirky thing about this ecological dis…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Aug 20, 2:00pm -
  • How to Run Android Apps in Windows 10 [Updated]
    Update 8/24/202o: After a few weeks in beta, the new Your App update is rolling out publicly for Windows 10, and it looks like Microsoft is extending the feature to include non-Samsung devices as well . This article has been updated to reflect those…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Aug 20, 1:30pm -

AndroidGuys

AndroidTapp

  • AndroidTapp acquired by BlueStacks
    It’s been an amazing journey this past 7 years reviewing thousands of Android apps. I know in the past we played a mean April Fool’s joke stating the search giant had acquired us, however, this announcement is indeed no joke. AndroidTapp h…
    - 9 May 16, 2:00pm -
  • Clash Royale Update – New Cards, More Rewards & Live Spectating!
    Today’s update of Clash Royale brings new cards, more rewards and live spectating of matches. Here’s the breakdown: SIX NEW CARDS New Common Card: Fire Spirits New Rare Card: Furnace New Epic Card: Guards New Legendary Cards: Lava Hound, Mi…
    - 3 May 16, 12:12pm -
  • Crossy Road updated with Multiplayer gaming
    Crossy Road, an ultra popular traffic-dodging arcade game, has been updated to multiplayer over WiFi. Android users can download the update now, iOS users will get the update in May. You can now play locally with 2-4 friends. The retro styled…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:59pm -
  • Redcon Strike Commander – strategy game to bombard & annihilate rebels
    Redcon is set in a dystopian future where humankind only knows war. You command a strike fleet with the goal to annihilate a traitor General and his rebellious army. Advancing forward you discover all of his strike forces and use your fleet to…
    - 20 Apr 16, 2:03pm -
  • Android Apps Security Alert: bait & switch malware demanding ransoms
    Scummy cyber-crooks have unleashed a new type of malware for Android devices into the wild so beware!!! They’re imploring bait & switch ransomware trying to force unsuspecting victims to pay a fee to unlock their compromised devices. About 8…
    - 12 Apr 16, 6:41pm -
  • App Weekender: new Android games you should download (Week 15)
    In combing through the weekly app submissions I came across more than half a dozen cool new Android games you should download. These are some of the gems from our queue this week so we haven’t thoroughly reviewed them yet but they look en…
    - 12 Apr 16, 11:45am -
  • Reddit: The Official Android App now in Google Play
    Reddit official Android App is now out of closed beta and available in Google Play. Reddit anywhere with the official app (even from the office restroom). Get the latest news, trends, and memes on the Internet first on Reddit. You get to decid…
    - 7 Apr 16, 3:24pm -
  • One-click mobile game streaming to Twitch with BlueStacks
    Install Today BlueStacks announced a new feature for one-click mobile game streaming to Twitch called BlueStacks TV. If you’ve ever tried to stream your mobile gaming in real-time then you know the challenges in doing so is not cheap nor easy…
    - 7 Apr 16, 1:15pm -

Android Gist

  • Latest Top 10 Android Phone Tricks
    The beauty of Android lies in the ability to customize, tweak and hack every aspect of the OS. With these tricks, you can improve your Android experiences and turn your phone into a powerful machine for most of your computing needs. Note that some of…
    - 4 Apr 15, 5:58pm -
  • Top 8 WhatsApp Features And Tricks You Don’t Know
    WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app. There are many features and tricks many users are still not aware of. So we’re are going to list those features and tricks to enable you enjoy your WhatsApp usage to the fullest. 1. WhatsApp Calli…
    - 2 Apr 15, 11:52am -
  • WhatsApp Calling Feature Now Available To Everyone
    You must have heard about the voice-calling feature being added to popular messaging app, WhatsApp. Until now, only those who received the invite calls from other users or those who applied some “hacks” were able to activate this long-awaited fea…
    - 31 Mar 15, 6:10pm -
  • Google has made an Ebola-proof Tablet
    In a bid to assist the men and women who are seriously fighting against the dreaded ebola disease in Sierra Leone,  Google has created an ‘Ebola-proof’ tablet for collecting patient data. The tablet is said to be based on the Sony Xperia tablet…
    - 24 Mar 15, 8:43am -
  • Infinix Hot Note: Features and Specifications
    The Infinix Hot Note is another Android device that is currently creating a lot of buzz in the market. It’s been surrounded with the slogan  JIMsBigThing which means that it is coming in partnership with Jumia, Infinix and MTN (JIM). Infinix is th…
    - 17 Mar 15, 7:22pm -
  • 6 Ways to Speed Up Your Android Smartphone
    As you start using your new smartphone, every operation will seem to be pretty fast. But after some time, you start noticing how slow your phone has become. This is manifested in apps taking longer time to open, apps running slowly and at some times,…
    - 14 Mar 15, 12:18pm -
  • Google unwraps Android 5.1 Lollipop Update
    Google has started the roll out of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The update improves stability and performance and offers a few new features like support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and high definition (HD)  voice on compatible phones. Whether…
    - 10 Mar 15, 4:23am -
  • WhatsApp Voice Calls Available Now in Updated App
    If you have been waiting for the voice-calling feature of WhatsApp, you no longer need to wait any longer as users are now reporting another wave of WhatsApp calls being activited. Go to WhatsApp’s official website to grab the latest version of the…
    - 9 Mar 15, 6:27am -

Droid Guru

  • Saying goodbye to the AdSense for Feeds blog
    Thanks to everyone who has been a loyal reader of this blog over the years. After some consideration, we recognize that we're just not generating enough content here to warrant your time, so we won't be posting here any longer. Thanks again for being…
    - 26 Jul 12, 6:15pm -
  • Your stats, right away
    Do you hate delays? Do you think being told to “Please wait…” by websites, cash machines, call centers, and the doughnut stand drive-thru guy in the year 2010 is a sure sign modern living isn’t quite meeting our collective expectations as a p…
    - 25 Oct 10, 7:54pm -
  • Enabling social sharing with FeedFlare
    Feed content is being constantly distributed via new channels and endpoints every day.   More and more, these new channels involve sharing your content in social networks and applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz.Recently, we launch…
    - 23 Apr 10, 7:52pm -
  • Socializing your feed with Twitter
    Sometimes you reach across the hedgerow to share with your nearby neighbors. Other times, members of the household move away and yet you can't keep from calling to remind them to wear a hat and such because it's chilly out. Today, we're celebrating…
    - 14 Dec 09, 8:23pm -
  • "Afternoon, Frank." "Hey howdy, George."
    It's about time these two neighbors got to talking to each other. Most Saturday afternoons you'd find them politely waving as they passed at each other by with their push mowers, tending to their neatly manicured tables, charts, and graphs. It just m…
    - 13 Nov 09, 2:24pm -
  • AdSense policy clarification on using AdSense for feeds and AdSense for content
    This is just a quick clarification on AdSense for feeds as it relates to the AdSense for Content specific policy of only allowing three ad units and three link units per page.Many publishers have asked the question "Since feed items often get display…
    - 9 Nov 09, 4:05pm -
  • AdSense for feeds now available directly in Blogger
    One of the things our publishers have always asked for are ways to make it even easer to configure their blogs to work with FeedBurner and AdSense for Feeds. We're happy to announce that Blogger users, with just a few clicks, are able to do both a…
    - 30 Oct 09, 12:31am -
  • A small yet noteworthy change to our item stats link serving
    FeedBurner has been busy analyzing, publicizing, optimizing and monetizing your feeds since 2004, and in that time, we've seen our fair share of feed traffic. In fact, we see billions of hits from feed traffic per week, and we watch this data carefu…
    - 29 Sep 09, 4:09pm -