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  • The Ticwatch 2 is just about the perfect active smartwatch [DEALS]
    Looking for a smartwatch that’s as user friendly as it is functional? Then check out the Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch, offered to Android Community readers at at 15% off the regular retail price. Smartwatches, while a great idea, have failed to gai…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 17, 8:00pm -
  • Facebook Live launches Live Chat with Friends, brings Live With to all
    It seems that more and more people are getting into the whole Facebook Live and Mark Zuckerberg and co are coming up with more ways to get even more people involved with either watching or creating content. They are now introducing a way for people t…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:00pm -
  • Honor 6A officially announced by Huawei as a budget-friendly phone
    Aside from the Honor Band 2A, Huawei also released a new smartphone in the form of the Honor 6A. It’s the latest budget-friendly offering from the Chinese OEM but is surprisingly built with a full-metal unibody design. The device already comes with…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 17, 6:00pm -
  • Tasker: the only automation app you’ll ever need, if you figure it out
    The reality is that with more and more native features being added to Android versions starting from Android Lollipop all the way to Android Nougat, we can truly say that you can do just about anything on your Android device. Add to that the fact tha…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • Meizu M5C debuts as a colorful mid-ranger with 3000mAh batt
    Meizu has just introduced a new Android phone–the Meizu M5C. This device is described as one “colorful and internationally inspired” phone by the Chinese OEM. It’s the latest addition to the brand’s M series phones with a unibody design and…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • Pinterest update brings more food-focused features
    Pinterest is not just a haven for people looking for fashion pegs and wedding design ideas. Food is actually one of their top categories and over 15 billion ideas have already been shared in connection with one of our favorite occupations: eating, an…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 17, 3:00pm -
  • Google Maps volunteers to be your Summer tour guide
    You probably have a lot of apps and blog posts that are already telling you what you should be doing for the summer (well, summer if you’re in North America, that is). But if you want things that you can directly see where they are exactly, then Go…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • New Samsung Gear 360 cam to start selling in the United States
    The Samsung Gear 360 which was announced a few months ago is now available in the market. The device was shown off at the Unpacked event back in March. We got a hands-on experience with it together with the Gear VR with controller. It will be ready b…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 May 17, 1:00pm -

Android Developers

  • Request a professional app translation from the Google Play Console and reach new users
    Posted by Rahim Nathwani, Product Manager, Google PlayLocalizing your app or game is an important step in allowing you to reach thewidest possible audience. It helps you increase downloads and provide betterexperiences for your audience.To h…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 17, 5:45pm -
  • Group Messaging in Android Auto
    Posted by David Nelloms, Software EngineerCommunicating with a group of people is a common use case for many messagingapps. However, it may be difficult to know how the AndroidAuto messaging API applies to group conversations. Here are some t…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 17, 8:48pm -
  • Make more money with subscriptions on Google Play
    Posted by George Audi, Tom Grinsted and Larry Yang, Google PlayThe subscription business model is one of the best ways to make more regular, reliable, and recurring revenue on Android and Google Play. In fact, both developers and users love subscri…
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 17, 5:30pm -
  • Android Wear: New complications tools and watch friendly UI library
    Posted by Hoi Lam, Lead Developer Advocate, Android WearAndroid Wear 2.0 gives users more informative watch faces and provides developers with new ways to build useful apps. These new opportunities have been well received by users and developers a…
    - 6 days ago, 18 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • What’s next for Google payment and loyalty experiences
    Posted by Pali Bhat, VP of Payment ProductsThousands of apps and millions of stores accept Android Pay, a simpler and moresecure mobile payment experience. Android Pay is now available in 10 markets,with more coming soon, including Brazil, Canada…
    - 6 days ago, 18 May 17, 1:00pm -
  • Android and Architecture
    The Android operating system provides a strong foundation for building apps that run well on a wide range of devices and form factors. That being said, we've listened to developer feedback; Issues like complex lifecycles and the lack of a rec…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 17, 1:54am -
  • Google I/O 2017: Empowering developers to build the best experiences across platforms
    By Jason Titus, Vice President, Developer Product GroupIt's great to be in our backyard again for Google I/O to connect with developersaround the world. The 7,200 attendees at Shoreline Amphitheatre, millions ofviewers on the livestream, andtho…
    - 7 days ago, 17 May 17, 9:17pm -
  • Android Announces Support for Kotlin
    By Mike Cleron, Director,Android PlatformToday the Android team is excited to announce that we are officially addingsupport for the Kotlin programminglanguage. Kotlin is a brilliantly designed, mature language that we believe willmake Android…
    - 7 days ago, 17 May 17, 9:11pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • Everything New About Android From Google I/O
    Today at the annual Google I/O developer conference, we learned about all the updates coming to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, dubbed Android O for now—at least until its official release later this year. This is the eigh…
    - 7 days ago, 17 May 17, 8:00pm -
  • New Google Maps Update Makes It Even Harder To Get Lost
    When you’re traveling through unfamiliar territory, sometimes turn-by-turn navigation just isn’t enough. A new design update on Google Maps is here to help you out. Read more...
    - 8 days ago, 16 May 17, 1:00pm -
  • Which Period Tracker Is Best for You?
    There are so many different period tracking apps because there are so many different reasons to use one: maybe you want to watch out for fertile days so you can get pregnant, or maybe you want to track your moods and symptoms every day so you can fig…
    - 17 days ago, 7 May 17, 3:00pm -
  • It Ain't Heavy, It's My Smartphone Dock
    The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Making their way to the ring, weighing at least half a pound each: a bunch of smartphone docks.Read more...
    - 22 days ago, 2 May 17, 6:30pm -
  • Your Android Phone Has a Built-In Childproofing Feature
    Ever needed to hand your phone to a kid? Even if you don’t want to, sometimes you’re trying to keep them quiet at a restaurant, or calm them down at the doctor’s. But handing over an unlocked phone is just asking for the kid to delete all your…
    - 23 days ago, 1 May 17, 7:00pm -
  • Amazon Is Killing Off Its Free Android App Program
    Amazon announced that its Underground store, the shopping app packed with free versions of a variety of apps for Android phones and Fire Tablets, will be ending.Read more...
    - 23 days ago, 1 May 17, 3:30pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: The Prettiest Phone Wins
    With the exploding Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung inadvertently did something that’s increasingly difficult these days: It made smartphones interesting for a flickering moment. Super interesting in fact. Besides the intriguing mournful saga of the…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 6:07pm -
  • Duolingo Introduces a Subscription Service to Kill Ads, Download Lessons Offline
    Duolingo is introducing Duolingo Plus, a $10/month subscription that’ll cut ads and let you download lessons for offline use on Android.Read more...
    - 33 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 5:16pm -

AndroidGuys

  • JAM Voice review: This isn’t your ordinary Bluetooth speaker
    At first glance, the JAM Voice Speaker appears to be just another unremarkable Bluetooth speaker. Its rubberized black rim and glossy body are pretty but very understated – it won’t catch many glances when it’s sitting on your end table – it…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 17, 8:00pm -
  • Kickstarter darling Ticwatch 2 is all the watch you need, just $169.99
    Suffice to say, smartwatches and Android Wear haven’t taken off quite like many expected. Not for features or functionality, but largely because of price and user needs. In short, a lot of us don’t necessarily need everything that comes with Andr…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:36pm -
  • Paper Wings is high-flying fun!
    Overview: Paper Wings is a fast-paced arcade game about controlling a papercraft bird to collect coins in an endless run until you miss a coin or die to an obstacle. The difficulty ramps up quickly and the game is fun and has a nice conservationist m…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • What’s the difference: HTC U Ultra vs HTC U11
    Last week HTC took the wraps off its second flagship for 2017, the U11. The phone comes only five months after the HTC U Ultra was announced, which has been received with lackluster interest by the Android community. Will the HTC U11 be able to do be…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • Grab the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 9.7-inch for a discounted $543 from Amazon
    In case you’re looking for a tablet right now, you should know Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 9.7-inch is currently available for purchase with a discount from Amazon. The tablet with 32GB of internal storage can be yours for $543.48, which means you’l…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 May 17, 2:30pm -
  • Red Sony Xperia XZ Premium smiles for the camera
    The Sony Xperia XZ Premium was the first Snapdragon 835 smartphone to be announced, although the Samsung Galaxy S8 was actually the first to go on sale. When introduced back at MWC 2017, Sony said the phone will available in Luminous Chrome, Deepsea…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 May 17, 2:30pm -
  • Veckle is having a huge sale on USB type-C cables. We have all the coupon codes!
    I have a confession to make. I am a cable hoarder. There. I said it. I’m not proud of it but it’s who I am and I should stop trying to hide who I am. It’s something I struggle with every time I try to open my drawer but I think I’m making pro…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 May 17, 1:43pm -
  • Google’s new Family Groups lets family members share content more easily
    Google is encouraging users to share more with their families. The search giant just announced “Family Groups” – an initiative meant to promote easy sharing between family members. Family groups allows users to easily share via services like Yo…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 May 17, 11:30am -

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

  • Download Snake King For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Snake King for PC Snake King by developer mobirix is one of the most popular games in the Google Play store.The game has more than 1 lakh installs on the Google Play store alone.The game consists of various modes ,boss battles and even mutiplayer.Pla…
    - 20 Jun 15, 7:20am -
  • Download PewPew For PC(Windows and Mac)
    PewPew by developer Jean-François Geyelin is an addictive arcade shooting game for Android and iOS.It’s basically a retro shooting game with 5 different game modes.The game runs at a very high frame rate and is one of the most downloaded apps in…
    - 16 Apr 15, 2:28pm -
  • Cooking Fever For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Cooking Fever by developer Nordcurrent is one of the most popular games in the iOS app store.The app lets users cook a variety of dishes from more than hundred ingredients.The game also features around 8 unique locations from Desserts and Fast Food…
    - 27 Jan 15, 12:59pm -
  • Download Fun Run 2 For PC (Windows and Mac)
    Fun Run 2 For PC Fun Run 2 By developer Dirty Bit is one of the most popular online games available for mobile phones and tablets.The game lets users compete with their friends in a race.The user can also match up with random players and race to the…
    - 30 Dec 14, 8:28am -
  • Download Stick Hero For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Stick Hero For PC Stick Hero from developer Ketchapp is one of the most popular game in Android and iOS apps store.The game features a stick man who has to cross from one hurdle to another with the help of sticks.The user needs to stretch the sticks…
    - 6 Dec 14, 3:27pm -
  • Download Candy Crush Soda Saga For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Candy Crush Soda Saga For PC Candy Crush Soda Saga is the latest addition to the popular Candy Crush series.The game features all new candies and over 140 addictive levels.The game comes with 3 new game modes:Soda,Frosting and Honey.In Soda,players c…
    - 23 Nov 14, 5:34pm -
  • Download Pomelo For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Pomelo For PC Pomelo is a photo-editing app that comes with around 70 stunning filters which make your picture look gorgeous.The filters are arranged in easy to use categories like LOMO, Pola, Film, Vintage and B&W.Pomelo also comes with some photo…
    - 8 Nov 14, 5:18am -
  • Download Quizlet For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Quizlet For PC Quizlet is an innovative new app which makes it easy to study anywhere.The app lets users study and play simple games.Players can search from millions of flashcards and study from them.The app also has an option for the user to upload…
    - 30 Oct 14, 3:39pm -