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  • ‘Copyless Paste’ feature on next Chrome browser version coming soon
    Chrome can be considered as the top Internet browser today. Google has definitely done a great job in this particular product by releasing regular updates. We’ve lost count of how changes and new features we’ve seen but we know the tech giant isn…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:40pm -
  • Nougat-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gets Wi-Fi certification
    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may be dead but we’ve been saying it will have a comeback anytime soon. The Note 7 fiasco has painted a negative picture for the South Korean tech giant but the company is determined to give life to it once again after som…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:00pm -
  • Alcatel IDOL 5S spotted on several sites already before official launch
    Less than a couple of weeks ago, we sighted what seems to be the new Alcatel Idol 5 on GFXBench. We’re still waiting for an official announcement but we have a feeling it’s happening very soon because our new favorite leakster @rquandt recently s…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:20pm -
  • Position yourself for a better career with PMP Cert Training [DEALS]
    Think you deserve more respect? Impress your boss and climb the corporate ladder with Project Management Professional Certification Training, offered to Android Community readers at more than 90% off the retail price. Project managers play a crucial…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:40pm -
  • Bixby’s Amazon function not working yet on Verizon’s Galaxy S8
    There has been quite a mixed reaction to Bixby, the new Samsung digital assistant that comes with the recently-launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Some are excited as to how this can enhance our use of the smartphone while some find it annoying that t…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:00pm -
  • Logitech outs Alexa-ready UE Megaboom, Boom Beta apps
    Logitech has always been a trusted name in computer and audio accessories. We have seen the Ultimate Ears line of Bluetooth speakers from the brand and now they are about to get better by being integrated with a smarter service like Amazon’s Alexa.…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:20pm -
  • Call up Google Now instead of Bixby on the Galaxy S8’s Bixby button
    So the Samsung Galaxy S8 is well and truly out in the open now, and a lot of people are singing its praises. Of course, it’s not the perfect phone – there are some issues, like that reddish tint on the display, and that half-baked launch of Bixby…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:40pm -
  • T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 owner can also get Nougat this way
    We’re one with you in waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to receive the Nougat update. We said that the T-Mobile version would be receiving Android 7.0 early this week. This is after the Note 5 and the S6 Edge in Canada received the same. Verizo…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:00pm -

Droid Gamers

  • Angry Birds Islands is a brand new entry in the franchise in soft launch right now
    Like Angry Birds? Well, you’re in luck as a brand new entry, Angry Birds Islands, has just soft-launched in Taiwan and Japan. Simply put, Angry Birds Islands is a city builder in a very... Continue reading The post Angry Birds Islands is a b…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:47pm -
  • The Doom Beneath, Dungeon Defense, and Asterminer are all free on Google Play for a limited time
    Mondays aren’t the best, are they? The memories of your awesome weekend are still lingering in your head as you drag yourself off your pillow to face the... Continue reading The post The Doom Beneath, Dungeon Defense, and Asterminer are all free o…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:52pm -
  • The top 5 Android stories on DroidGamers this week
    Another week, another series of awesome Android gaming news. It’s been a big week for DroidGamers, with some fantastic Android happenings. To save you the bother of digging... Continue reading The post The top 5 Android stories on DroidGamers this…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 5:00pm -
  • The best new games to play on Android this week
    This week had a quiet start but absolutely exploded on Thursday and Friday with a selection of awesome releases. We hope you’ve got space left on your Android device because you’re... Continue reading The post The best new games to play on An…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 8:53pm -
  • You can play Runescape Classic on Android right now
    You have to be of a certain age to remember Runescape Classic. To give you perspective, that was the online multiplayer game everyone was playing while World of Warcraft was still... Continue reading The post You can play Runescape Classic on And…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 1:00am -
  • Real Boxing Manny Pacquiao landed a blow out of nowhere on Google Play
    Where did that come from? Like one of Pacquiao’s signature blows, Real Boxing Manny Pacquiao launched today on Google Play. Last time it was themed around Rocky, this time it’s Manny... Continue reading The post Real Boxing Manny Pacquiao lan…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 9:00pm -
  • Endlessly crush enemies as everyone’s favourite action hero in Nonstop Chuck Norris
    Have you ever woke up and just wished you were Chuck Norris? Well, there’s no need to dream anymore as you can now do just that in Nonstop... Continue reading The post Endlessly crush enemies as everyone’s favourite action hero in Nonstop Chuck…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 5:00pm -
  • Onirim review – Yet another solid mobile spin on the classic Solitaire
    Much like Card Crawl before it, Onirim aims to put its own stamp on the classic card game Solitaire. You’re still playing solo against the deck, but the... Continue reading The post Onirim review – Yet another solid mobile spin on the classic So…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 6:24pm -

Android Developers

  • The Google Play Awards are returning to Google I/O
    Posted by Purnima Kochikar, Director, Apps and Games Business Development, Google PlayDrum roll please! The Google Play Awards are back again this year and will takeplace Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm (Pacific Time) during Google I/O, our annu…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:07pm -
  • App onboarding for kids: how Budge Studios creates a more engaging experience for families
    Posted by Josh Solt (Partner Developer Manager, Kids Apps at Google Play) and Noemie Dupuy (Founder & Co-CEO at Budge Studios)Developers spend a considerable amount of resources driving users to downloadtheir apps, but what happens next is ofte…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 4:26pm -
  • Java 8 Language Features Support Update
    Posted by James Lau, Product ManagerYesterday, we released Android Studio2.4 Preview 6. Java 8 language features are now supported by the Androidbuild system in the javac/dx compilation path. Android Studio's Gradle pluginnow desugars Java 8 c…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 8:00pm -
  • A New Issue Tracker for our AOSP Developers
    Posted by Sandie Gong, Developer Relations Program Manager & Chris Iremonger, Android Technical Program ManagerLike many other issue trackers at Google, we're upgrading our Android OpenSource Project (AOSP) issue tracking system to Issue Tracke…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 4:33pm -
  • FORTIFY in Android
    Posted by George Burgess, Software EngineerFORTIFY is an important security feature that's been available in Android sincemid-2012. After migrating from GCC to clang as the default C/C++ compiler early lastyear, we invested a lot of time and e…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 8:43pm -
  • Android O to drop insecure TLS version fallback in HttpsURLConnection
    Posted by Tobias Thierer, Software EngineerTo improve security, insecure TLS version fallback has been removed from HttpsURLConnectionin Android O.What is changing and why?TLS version fallback is a compatibility workaround in the HTTPS st…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 7:00pm -
  • Changes to Device Identifiers in Android O
    Posted by Giles Hogben, Privacy EngineerAndroid O introduces some improvements to help provide user control over the useof identifiers. These improvements include:limiting the use of device-scoped identifiers that are not resettableupdatin…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 8:10pm -
  • Android Things Developer Preview 3
    Posted by Wayne Piekarski,Developer Advocate for IoTToday, we are releasing the Developer Preview 3 (DP3) of Android Things,bringing new features and bug fixes to the platform. This preview is part of ourcommitment to provide regular updates t…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 5:00pm -

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AndroidGuys

  • Ventev Dashmount Minipro Window phone mount review
    Although most countries around the world have placed laws against texting while driving, many citizens around the world use their mobile phones in the car for far much more than texting. Our phones have become our GPS units, as well as our media cent…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:00pm -
  • Samsung and Qualcomm already looking to the next flagship device – the Galaxy S9
    I know what you all must be thinking: The Samsung Galaxy S8 has just began its global launch and is successfully finding it’s way into people’s lives and homes and by all accounts it’s looking to be one of Samsung’s more successful product la…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:05pm -
  • Round Corner: pimp your device with round screen corners (Review)
    The LG G6 and Galaxy S8 introduced a visually-pleasing display with round corners – something you don’t exactly see everywhere. And while this particular detail can’t be considered a major change in design language, it’s tiny differences like…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:00pm -
  • Lifetime of encrypted, private web browsing with TigerVPN only $29
    Maintaining security when online is vital to keeping your personal information to yourself only. Most of us aren’t proactive when it comes to security, as we hope the tools companies put in place will keep us safe. Yet there is a way to secure your…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:30pm -
  • Samsung rolling out software update to fix Galaxy S8 reddish hue issues
    Following reports from Asia that claims select Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ displays were affected by a red hue, Samsung confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it is issuing an update that will bring a resolution to the problem. However, Samsung is st…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:30pm -
  • Would you buy a Moto device if it had ZUK’s ZUI on top?
    Lenovo’s sub-brand, ZUK ships out its smartphones with its own custom user interface dubbed ZUI. But what if the UI made it onboard of Motorola’s upcoming devices? Would you still buy a new Moto device? The information comes to us via Lenovo’s…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • Sennheiser’s 3D audio earbuds will soon be compatible with Samsung’s phones
    Renown German high-end audio product maker, Sennheiser announced it was partnering up with mobile phone giant, Samsung in order to develop an immersive sound program for Android-powered devices. While the IFA 2017 tradeshow is still a few months away…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
  • FYI: Bixby’s Amazon shopping feature not available for Verizon Galaxy S8 users
    We already told you that Bixby isn’t fully operational on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ just yet. Despite promising a virtual assistant that allows users to do anything they’re doing on the phone by using voice commands, for the time being, Samsung…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 12:00pm -

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 -