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  • Meshi Quest is a restaurant management game focused on Japanese cuisine
    If you’re still not fed up (pun intended) with all those restaurant management games like Diner Dash and all its spawns and if you are obsessed with Japanese food, then here’s something you might want to play. Meshi Quest: Five-Star Kitchen works…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Aug 17, 7:00pm -
  • Chrome Beta now has the address bar at the bottom of the page
    We’ve always been so used to having the address bar of our browsers at the top of the page, whether you’re on your mobile device or on your desktop. But for those who are using Chrome on their smartphone or tablet, you might want to brace yoursel…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 5:00pm -
  • Google App has been overhauled with new icons, sections
    Even though you may have the Google app installed on your smartphone, you only pay attention to it when you’re searching for something on the Internet. But it actually gives you a lot of information that it was able to get from your other Google pr…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • Samsung now has a record of firmware updates on its site but there’s a catch
    It should make sense for an OEM to have one place on their website where users can see what are the available firmware updates for devices, as well as what they’ve already rolled out in the past. But apparently, Samsung has not had something like t…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 1:30pm -
  • YouTube TV livestreaming service expands to 14 more areas in the US
    While video on demand services are continuing to grow and expand, there are still those who want to have access to live television. The problem is that most of these people are either mobile or don’t want to watch it on actual TVs. When Google laun…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 11:30am -
  • Instant Apps now available for more than 500 million devices
    Some observers of the tech industry are saying that the age of the apps will eventually end, as more people are deleting apps from their devices and are instead just using those that they can access from their browsers. Google launched this year the…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • Prove you’re the best snipe and thief in ‘Snipers vs Thieves’
    We know you don’t what to be known as a thief or worse, as a sniper, but this action game will test your morality. Okay, don’t take it seriously but ‘Snipers vs Thieves’ will have you thinking like a criminal because you will be required to l…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:30am -
  • Movado finally releases high-end Connect smartwatch line
    A few months back Movado unveiled their high-end smartwatch line that would run on the Android Wear 2.0 platform. Finally, we now have the beautiful looking Movado Connect smartwatch line available for purchase through their online store.The minimali…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:00am -

Android Developers

  • Google releases source for Google I/O 2017 for Android
    Posted by Shailen TuliToday we're releasing the sourcecode for the official GoogleI/O 2017 for Android app.This year's app substantially modifies existing functionality and adds severalnew features. It also expands the tech stack to use Fire…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 4:20pm -
  • 500 million devices now supported for Android Instant Apps
    Posted by Jonathan KarmelSince our public launch at GoogleI/O this year, we've been hard at work expanding the number of supporteddevices and the availability of instant apps, so that users can run your appsinstantly, without installation. We'r…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • Android Instant Apps: Best practices for managing download size
    Posted by Maru Ahues Bouza, Developer Relations Partner, Google PlayAndroid Instant Apps provides rich, native experiences at the tap of a web link.People can experience your app without upfront installation, enabling a higherlevel and quality…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 4:05pm -
  • Playdemic drives user engagement and revenue with live game operations on Google Play
    Posted by Adriana Puchianu, Developer Marketing, Google PlayBased in the UK, Playdemicis a free-to-play mobile games developer. Their leading game GolfClash is designed to provide a short and fun, competitive experience. Ituses a simple and acc…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Build a subscriptions business on Google Play with these new features and best practices
    Posted by Tom Grinsted, Product ManagerSubscriptions can be a sustainable source of revenue, allowing you to invest inyour long-term business growth with confidence. Subscription apps are growingrapidly on Google Play; the number of subscribers…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 5:06pm -
  • Next-generation Dex Compiler Now in Preview
    Posted by James Lau, ProductManagerAndroid developers know that dex compilation is a key step in building an APK.This is the process of transforming .class bytecode into .dex bytecode for theAndroid Runtime (or Dalvik, for older versions of And…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Android Things Developer Preview 5
    Posted by Wayne Piekarski,Developer Advocate for IoTToday, we're releasing Developer Preview 5 (DP5) of Android Things, whichincludes the major change of being based on the upcoming Android O release.Android Things is Google's platform to enable…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 5:00pm -
  • Your next growth market on Google Play: launch your title in Russia
    Posted by Dmitri Martynov, Business Development, Google PlayFor many international developers Russia is considered to be an opportunity togrow their app or games business. According to the 2017 report on the 'MobileInternet Economy in Russia [PD…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 5:23pm -

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AndroidGuys

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 makes a premature appearance
    The U.S unlocked Galaxy Note 8 will be announced to the world next week. Purposely avoiding the word revealed since leaked renders have given a view of almost every angle of the device. Despite not officially being available until next week, Samsung…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 6:21pm -
  • Get a OnePlus 5 for $453 RIGHT NOW from TomTop
    This is NOT a drill, Android Guys. Get a US version OnePlus 5 (6/64GB RAM/ROM) for $453 shipped when you use coupon code LSRONEPLUSA at checkout on TomTop. OnePlus may not have completely blown us away with its latest and greatest, but the OnePlus 5…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 6:05pm -
  • ASUS announces five ZenFone 4 variants: Original, Pro, Max Pro, Selfie, and Selfie Pro
    ASUS has announced the ZenFone 4. While the number “4” for 4 variants would’ve been ideal marketing (ASUS had 3 variants for the ZenFone 3), the Taiwanese Android OEM has emerged with five ZenFone 4 variants: ZenFone 4 (Original), ZenFone 4 Pro…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Aug 17, 11:35pm -
  • Google using the eclipse to launch Android O
    Google thinks the eclipse is a pretty big deal, so much so that the company is using the event to launch the next version of Android O. At 2:40PM ET August 21st at an event in New York City, Google will show off Android O and finally reveal the name…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 7:35pm -
  • Want a free Samsung Galaxy S8? (Giveaway)
    How would you like to get your hands on a brand new smartphone? Not just any phone, either, we’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy S8. Well, we’re here to help! If you head to the AndroidGuys Deals Store right now, you can enter a drawing to win…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 6:00pm -
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 gets revealed by designer, looks stunning
    French designer Phillippe Starck partnered up with Chinese company Xiaomi to design the Mi MIX smartphone last year. The almost bezeless smartphone impressed mobile fans across the globe with its bold aesthetics and this year we expect to see Xiaomi…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • Google’s Instant Apps are now supported on over 500 million Android devices
    Back in May, Google opened up Instant Apps for all developers. Instant Apps, which were introduced during last year’s Google I/O 2017, allow people to use apps on their Android devices without installation. They’re basically smaller subsets of yo…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • YouTube TV is now available in 14 more cities across the US
    YouTube TV – Google’s live TV service that lets users access live and recorded content from major networks typically found on cable – is expanding its availability to include 14 more markets in the US. Previously available in several areas in t…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 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 -