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  • Pixel 2 XL teardown reveals modular components, not easily repairable
    We know you’re getting more curious each day about the Pixel 2. It has already made on impression on the Android community as one of the best cameras so far, topping DxoMark with a mobile score of 98. IFixit has already managed to dissect the bigge…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Oct 17, 4:00am -
  • Google Play Security Reward Program launches for security researchers
    Reward programs make any business attractive. There are consumers out there who take pleasure in spending more if they know there are rewards or points that can be accumulated. Google is taking advantage of this idea by introducing the Google Play Se…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Oct 17, 2:00am -
  • Watch the Pixel 2 Durability Test to see if it survives
    Google’s new flagship, the Pixel 2, has just undergone JerryRigEverything’s Durability Test. This tester definitely knows what he is doing that we trust his words. We’re guessing even execs of those phone makers watch his videos so they know wh…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Oct 17, 1:00am -
  • More Oppo F5 Selfie Expert details leaked before official launch
    The upcoming Oppo F5 is said to be the OEM’s first full-screen device. The selfie expert has been around for some time now but it has yet to introduce a device with a super large, almost bezel-less display. We’re anticipating for the F5 that is s…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Oct 17, 12:00am -
  • Get that book out: 5 free apps to help you finally write your masterpiece
    We’re just a few weeks away from November, and any self-respecting writer (or even reader) knows what that means. No, we’re not talking about Thanksgiving or Black Friday. November is officially NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. It is wh…
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 10:00pm -
  • Earn valuable certifications with a 1 yr subscription to Linux Academy [DEALS]
    Need to retrain to switch careers or further your tech expertise? With a one year subscription to the Linux Academy, you’ll learn valuable skills in Linux development, cloud computing and more. Plus, you’ll save 57% off the regular price. The Lin…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • You can remap that Pixel 2 Active Edge, here’s how
    The next-gen Pixel 2 phones continue to impress the Android community in many ways. We’ve been focusing on its imaging power as we believe the fact that it’s number one on DxoMark with an almost perfect score. We’ve got our first impressions an…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 7:00pm -
  • Sony Xperia XA1 Plus ready for pre-order on Amazon
    The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus was only introduced during the IFA event in Berlin last August. As promised that it would go on sale on October 20, the phone is now out as an exclusive product offering by Amazon. We can see the Android-powered phone on the…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 6:00pm -

Android Developers

  • Playtime 2017: Find success on Google Play and grow your business with new Play Console features
    Posted by Vineet Buch, Director of Product Management, Google Play Apps & GamesToday we kicked off our annual global Playtime series with back-to-back events in Berlin and San Francisco. Over the next month, we’ll be hearing from many app and gam…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 5:00pm -
  • Google Play's Indie Games Contest is back in Europe. Enter now
    Posted by Adriana Puchianu, Developer Marketing Google PlayFollowing last year's success, today we're announcing the second annual Google Play Indie Games Contest in Europe, expanding to more countries and bigger prizes. The contest rewards your pas…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 8:30am -
  • Fight global hunger with your favorite apps and games on Google Play
    Editor's note: Cross-post from The Keyword. If you’re a developer interested in supporting a fundraising cause within your title or if you have a social impact app, let us know Posted by Maxim Mai, Partner Development Manager, Google Play We gr…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 4:35pm -
  • Effective phone number verification
    Posted by Steven Soneff, Identity Product Manager To build apps that make use of phone numbers, it's often crucial to verify thatthe user owns a number. Doing this can be tricky from a UX perspective, notleast in understanding phone number format…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 10:15pm -
  • Introducing Android Instant Apps SDK 1.1
    Jichao Li, Software Engineer; Shobana Ravi, Software EngineerSince our publiclaunch at Google I/O, we've been working hard to improve the developerexperience of building instant apps. Today, we're excited to announceavailability of the Android…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • The Google Assistant can help control your Android media apps
    Posted by Nazmul Idris, Android Devices and Media Developer Advocate The Google Assistant is available across phones, speakers, Android TV and more.And it can help users get more done throughout their day—where they need to addsomething to a t…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 2:00pm -
  • Working with Multiple JobServices
    Posted by Isai Damier, Software Engineer, Android DAWorking with Multiple JobServicesIn its continuous effort to improve user experience, the Android platform hasintroduced strict limitations on background services starting in API level 26.Basi…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • Video Playback with the Google Assistant on Android TV
    Posted by Benjamin Baxter, Developer Programs Engineer How to integrate the Google Assistant in a TV app Earlier this year, we announced that the Google Assistant will be coming to Android TV and it has arrived. The Google Assistant on Android TV wi…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 4:00pm -

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  • 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 -