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  • Google officially launches Lens with Assistant on Pixel phones
    We’ve been hearing previews and leaks about this new feature for the Pixel devices, but now we have official confirmation that Google Lens is finally rolling out for made by Google devices and that it works well together with the Google Assistant.…
    - 35 mins ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • Google makes it easier to do online research for your gift-buying
    Gift-giving season is upon us so that means online searches for various gift items will be full of “best” or “discount” keywords. And while a lot will probably do online shopping to avoid the long lines and heavy traffic, there are still thos…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
  • OnePlus 5T gets a teardown video, not waterproof at all
    OnePlus did something strange to the OnePlus 5, that even if it had no official IP rating for water protection, sealants and adhesives on the inside of the older flagship would probably allow the OnePlus 5 to survive under water for a short period of…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • Minecraft beta tests Mixer streaming platform integration
    If you’ve been thinking about how to easily stream your Minecraft games to a wider audience, it looks like Mojang has just the thing for you. With Minecraft version 1.2.5 beta, you can now stream live videos directly from the game with the incorpor…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • Check out early renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9
    Like we always say, it’s never too early for rumors and speculations about the Galaxy S9. The upcoming premium flagship is said to be due in January, earlier than usual maybe during CES, will have the same display size and shape as the S8. It may…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Experience Program debuts to convince iPhone fans
    Samsung Mobile’s biggest rival of all time is Apple. No doubt the two has been fighting head-to-head in the premium smartphone category. The Samsung Galaxy S competes with any new iPhone the Cupertino company releases. Apple recently launched it’…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Samsung tease move to Galaxy Ai UX, might drop Samsung Experience UX
    At the Bixby Voice launch in China yesterday, Samsung might have teased its new user interface ─ and artificial intelligence (AI) may have a lot to do with it. They have just recently dropped TouchWiz and called the new interface Samsung Experience…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Moto G5 Plus now discounted on Amazon
    Here’s another option if you’re on the lookout for a new mid-range Android. The Moto G5 Plus has been around for some time and has already hit Amazon. In time for Black Friday, you can purchase the smartphone with a lower price of $169.99 down fr…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 11:00am -

Droid Gamers

  • A Summoners War MMORPG is currently in development
    Summoners War basically kickstarted the hero collector RPG that now infests Android. The franchise is heading in a completely new direction though, with the announcement of an MMORPG sequel.... Continue reading The post A Summoners War MMORPG is cu…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:33pm -
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches on November 22
    Have we got good news for you! Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is out globally on Android this week. In fact, it’s out in two days time! If you’ve been living... Continue reading The post Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches on November 22 appea…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:10pm -
  • MOBA Duels is an innovative mobile mashup of CCG and MOBA
    Two genres above all have taken mobile gaming by storm in the last five years: MOBAs, and collectible card games (or CCGs). Hold onto your hats, because we’re... Continue reading The post MOBA Duels is an innovative mobile mashup of CCG and MOBA a…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:46am -
  • 5 Android stories you really should have read this week
    There’s not enough time in the week to do everything, is there? Well, that’s why Droid Gamers is here – predominantly to save you time. We’ve rounded up the top... Continue reading The post 5 Android stories you really should have read thi…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • The 10 best PC and console games on Android
    Chinatown Wars Chinatown Wars isn’t the only GTA game available on Android, and it lacks the swinging polygons and 3D worlds of its Google Play stablemates: GTA III,... Continue reading The post The 10 best PC and console games on Android appeared…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • 7 new Android games you have to play this week
    Yes! Its the weekend! Time to put those documents away, kick back, and play some of your favourite Android games. Isn’t that the life. Or, you could play... Continue reading The post 7 new Android games you have to play this week appeared first on…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Tower Fortress is a new roguelike platformer by Nitrome
    If you like roguelike platformers, you can take your pick on Android. One more can’t hurt though, right? If that’s how you feel, Tower Fortress might bring a smile to... Continue reading The post Tower Fortress is a new roguelike platformer by…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:34pm -
  • Crescent Moon: Morphite will launch on Android next week
    Back in October, we reported that Crescent Moon’s mobile answer to No Man’s Sky, Morphite, will launch on Android by Christmas. We can now happily narrow that down to next week. We... Continue reading The post Crescent Moon: Morphite will la…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 10:00am -

Android Developers

  • Moving Past GoogleApiClient
    Posted by Sam Stern, Developer Programs EngineerThe release of version 11.6.0 of the Google Play services SDK moves a number of popular APIs to a new paradigm for accessing Google APIs on Android. We have reworked the APIs to reduce boilerplate, imp…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 7:36pm -
  • Google Play Referrer API: Track and measure your app installs easily and securely
    Posted by Neto Marin, Developer AdvocateUnderstanding how people find your app and what they do once they've installedit is crucial to helping you make the right product and marketing decisions.This is especially important when you're deciding yo…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:49pm -
  • Android Things Contest Winners
    Posted by Dave Smith,Developer Advocate for IoTBack in September, we workedwith Hackster.io to encourage the developer community to build smartconnected devices using Android Things and post their projects to the Developer Challenge for Android…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • Getting your Android app ready for Autofill
    Posted by Wojtek Kalicinski, Android Developer Advocate, Akshay Kannan,Product Manager for Android Authentication, and Felipe Leme, Software Engineer on Android FrameworksStarting in Oreo, Autofill makes it easy for users to provide credit cards,…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • How the Pixel 2’s security module delivers enterprise-grade security
    Posted by Xiaowen Xin, Android Security TeamThe new Google Pixel 2 ships with a dedicated hardware security module designed to be robust against physical attacks. This hardware module performs lockscreen passcode verification and protects your l…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:44am -
  • 10 things you might be doing wrong when using the SafetyNet Attestation API
    Posted by Oscar Rodriguez, Developer AdvocateTheSafetyNet Attestation API helps you assess the security and compatibility ofthe Android environments in which your apps run. Since it was introduced inMarch 2015, many developers have successfully…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 11:00pm -
  • Making Pixel better for Drivers
    Posted by Marc Stogaitis and Tajinder Gadh, Software EngineersDriving is an essential part of our daily activities. So at Google we spend alot of time thinking how we can make Android devices better and safer for ourusers. How we can prevent d…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 12:04am -
  • Google and Ideas United announce Infinite Deviation: Games winners
    Posted by Kate Brennan and Mathilde Cohen Solal, Google Play and Daraiha Greene, CS in Media Google Play is committed to empowering new and existing voices in gaming. Earlier this year, we hosted the Indie Games Festival and sponsored the Girls Mak…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 7:29pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • How to Get Super-Fast Face Unlocking on Your Current Android Phone
    Facial recognition is officially the next big thing in smartphones, thanks to companies like Samsung, Apple and, most-recently, OnePlus. Google has actually offered a similar feature with Android for years called “Trusted face,” but it’s nowhe…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:30pm -
  • Android Users: Google’s Collecting Your Location Data Whether You Like it Or Not
    An inquiry from Quartz revealed that Google’s been spying on some of its users. The search giant has been collecting location data from Android smartphone owners, whether or not they have location services enabled. Though Android users can’t dis…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 3:45pm -
  • How to Check if Your New Smartphone is Running Last Year’s Android OS
    The latest version of Android, Oreo, was released in August, and brought with it a host of new features that made Android more user-friendly. It also bundled services that made it easier for hardware manufacturers to update their own device’s soft…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 2:30pm -
  • Get the iPhone X's Notch on Your Android Device Using This App
    When it comes to the iPhone X, there are a few features worth lusting after. However, if you’re an Android user chance are one of the things you’re not experiencing any FOMO about is the notch.Read more...
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • How to Sign Documents on Whatever Device You’ve Got
    Signing and sending PDFs via email is always a pain, especially if you think you need to print it, sign it, scan it, and email it back to someone in a timely manner. But you don’t! Using a few apps and built-in software, you can save time, money, a…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 9:40pm -
  • How to Get the Pixel 2’s Always-On Display on Your Older Google Phone
    One of the Pixel 2's key features is its always-on display. Thanks to the phone’s OLED panel, it can keep the screen black but active at all times so you can quickly access information (like the time, date, and notifications) without draining t…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 9:15pm -
  • This CDC App Tells You Which Vaccines You Need to See the World
    iOS/Google: Different countries around the world have unique foods, styles, and cultures, but they also have their own diseases. That’s why it’s important you get vaccinated four to six weeks before you travel internationally. If you’re getting…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:00pm -
  • How to Use Files Go, Google's New AirDrop-Style File Sharing App
    Apple has AirDrop for quick and easy file sharing between iPhones and other Apple devices. Now Google is bringing a similar feature to Android with a new app called Files Go.Read more...
    - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 8:45pm -

AndroidGuys

  • Google Play Black Friday deals include up to 80% savings on premium games and more
    Google has joined the ranks of retailers and carriers offering deals this Black Friday. The search giant wants you to stay entertained this holiday season, so it’s offering some interesting price cuts on Play Store content. If you want to celebrate…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 4:30pm -
  • Samsung is prepping a Galaxy Note 8 Star Wars limited edition, leak suggests
    Remember that a few years back Samsung released a Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition in celebration of the technological innovation and creative visual storytelling in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron? Well, now it appears Samsung is looking t…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:30pm -
  • OnePlus confirms OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T won’t get Project Treble support
    A few months ago, Google announced a new initiative dubbed Project Treble which aims to improve the Android update process. A feature of Android Oreo, Project Treble splits off the vendor implementation (meaning device-specific stuff) from the core A…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 case render offers us a glimpse at the flagship’s design
    If recent information circulating online is to be believed, Samsung is planning to unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ as early as January 2018. Therefore, it’s no wonder that more and more leaks centering Samsung’s upcoming flagship have started…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:30pm -
  • Here are Verizon’s Black Friday 2017 deals
    Like most carriers and retailers, Verizon too announced its Black Friday deals which will become available starting on November 23 (online). The carrier will allow customers to get 50% off select phones including the Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Get smart earbuds with the FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds
    Earbuds are a dime a dozen nowadays (not literally, though it would be nice), but many earbuds are designed to do the basic function and provide decent sound. Some are great as noise cancellation, some are not, but earbuds are designed to be comforta…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:38am -
  • KOOGEEK Black Friday sales with up to 52% off (Promoted Deals)
    KOOGEEK has listed up some discounted products in time for Black Friday but also is giving lucky customers the opportunity to win some awesome prizes. Included in the sale are some products that will help you build your smart home that is compatible…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:34am -
  • DODOCOOL Black Friday sales with up to 70% off (Promoted Deals)
    DODOCOOL has listed up some discounted products in time for Black Friday but also is giving lucky customers the opportunity to win some awesome prizes. Included in the sale are some discounted wireless mini speakers that have 36% off the RRP, as well…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:29pm -

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 -