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  • Motorola One Fusion debuts with powerful cameras, 5000mAh battery
    The Motorole One line from the Lenovo-owned company now includes a number of models. The latest is the Motorola One Fusion+. It comes with the non-Plus variant that Motorola has just introduced. Like the Motorola One Fusion+, this one offers powerful…
    - 3 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 6:30am -
  • Google Messages updated with Bubbles from Android 11
    Last year, we told you that Google was testing out floating bubbles in the Android Messages app. Earlier last month, we discovered Facebook Messenger would use Android 11 Bubbles over old chat heads. Now we’ve got information Google Messages is sup…
    - 5 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 4:30am -
  • WhatsApp update brings animated stickers, QR code, dark mode for web
    WhatsApp already has 2 billion users worldwide but they of course want more even if they’re considered the most popular one right now. The latest update brings several new features that would please current users and maybe attract even more new one…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 3:30am -
  • Viber migrates to scoped storage for better app, user data protection
    When Android 10 was released, it came with a concept called scoped storage, and Google hinted that Android 11 will require all apps – existing and new – to use Scoped Storage. Developers still have time until the end of 2021 to adopt the new chan…
    - 7 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 2:30am -
  • Google Maps for Android Auto on phones gets improved UI
    New update to the Google maps brings some noticeable changes to the interface when used via the Android Auto app. The latest Google Maps update – version 10.45 – brings a more visually pleasing UI with the modern design language that Google has a…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 1:30am -
  • HTC Desire 20 Pro, HTC U20 5G phone product videos surface online
    A couple of weeks ago, the Taiwanese tech giant HTC announced two new phones: the HTC Desire 20 Pro and the HTC U20 5G. Those were made available in Taiwan. We’re told it will only be sold in the country but we’re hoping other markets will also g…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Jul 20, 12:30am -
  • Asus ROG Phone 3 to unveil July 22, mark your calendars
    Mobile gamers are itching to get their hands on the Asus ROG Phone 3 and the wait is agonizingly close. A week ago the Taiwanese OEM announced that their next gaming phone was coming in July and now the date has been confirmed. As speculated, the bea…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 11:30pm -
  • Samsung provides custom skins for Galaxy Z Flip in Korea
    If you’re a Samsung user, here’s good news – Samsung has started providing custom skins for Galaxy Z Flip in Korea. You can get custom skin attachments for your Samsung Galaxy phones from various third-party manufacturers, but with this new ser…
    - 11 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:30pm -

Droid Gamers

Android Developers

  • Bringing modern storage to Viber’s users
    This blogpost is a collaboration between Google and Viber. Authored by Kseniia Shumelchyk from Google and Anton Novikov, Sergey Kozlov from Viber.As a messaging app, Viber needs to store, process and share a significant amount of data. Viber a…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Jul 20, 5:00pm -
  • System hardening in Android 11
    Posted by Platform Hardening TeamIn Android 11 we continue to increase the security of the Android platform. We have moved to safer default settings, migrated to a hardened memory allocator, and expanded the use of compiler mitigations that def…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 5:00pm -
  • 11 Weeks of Android: Privacy and Security
    Posted by:Charmaine D’Silva, Product Lead, Android Privacy and FrameworkNarayan Kamath, Engineering Lead, Android Privacy and FrameworkStephan Somogyi, Product Lead, Android SecuritySudhi Herle, Engineering Lead, Android SecurityThis blog pos…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 5:00pm -
  • Full spectrum of on-device machine learning tools on Android
    Posted by Hoi Lam, Android Machine LearningThis blog post is part of a weekly series for #11WeeksOfAndroid. Each week we’re diving into a key area of Android so you don’t miss anything. Throughout this week, we covered various aspects of An…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 5:55pm -
  • Read Along: Grow child literacy with on-device ML design insights
    Posted by Di Dang, Design AdvocateFrom our Machine Learning-themed week together, we’ve delved into an ML Kit x CameraX Codelab, and we learned how to train your own custom models and integrate them in your Android app. In addition to the tech…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 5:02pm -
  • Android 11 Developer Preview on Android TV
    Posted by Xiaodao Wu, Developer AdvocateWith the rise in quality content that’s keeping us glued to the big screen, it’s no surprise watch time on the TV continues to grow. As users spend more time in their living rooms, they are also looki…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 3:00pm -
  • New tools for finding, training, and using custom machine learning models on Android
    Posted by Hoi Lam, Android Machine LearningYesterday, we talked about turnkey machine learning (ML) solutions with ML Kit. But what if that doesn’t completely address your needs and you need to tweak it a little? Today, we will discuss how to…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Jun 20, 5:00pm -
  • On-device machine learning solutions with ML Kit, now even easier to use
    Posted by Christiaan Prins, Product Manager, ML Kit and Shiyu Hu, Tech Lead Manager, ML KitTwo years ago at I/O 2018 we introduced ML Kit, making it easier for mobile developers to integrate machine learning into your apps. Today, more than 25…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Jun 20, 5:00pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • How to Stop Apps From Listening in on Your TV Habits
    That innocent-looking mobile game you just downloaded might just have an ulterior motive. Behind the scenes, hundreds of different apps could be using your smartphone’s microphone to figure out what you watch on TV, a new report from The New York T…
    - 29 Dec 17, 4:15pm -
  • How to Get HQ Trivia for Android Now
    After months as an iOS exclusive, HQ Trivia is finally coming to Android on January 1. But you don’t have to wait that long to start playing on your Android device.Read more...
    - 27 Dec 17, 7:30pm -
  • Use Your Phone Less in 2018
    How’s your neck feel right now? Not great? Probably because you keep looking down at your phone, a move that’ll give you more than a tension headache if you keep it up. Ditch the bad habit in 2018, and leave your pocket computer in your pocket in…
    - 27 Dec 17, 7:02pm -
  • How (and Why) to Get Gigabit LTE on Your Android 
    Android: We keep hearing about 5G, the super fast network set to replace our current LTE service, but in the meantime there’s a way to get significantly faster data speeds on your smartphone right now. All you need is the right Android phone and Qu…
    - 21 Dec 17, 5:45pm -
  • These Android Smartwatches Are Getting the Oreo Update
    Last week Google announced that Android Oreo was starting to roll out to Android Wear devices.Read more...
    - 11 Dec 17, 8:15pm -
  • Mark Gmail Messages as Read From Your Android Notifications With This Smart App
    Most of us end up getting a ton of email during the day. As it turns out, I see a lot of that email via the notification bar on my phone. I want to know what emails have come in, but not enough to go into the Gmail app on the phone, and so browsing t…
    - 9 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • Here’s How to Translate Languages With Google’s Pixel Buds
    Google’s Pixel Buds are the company’s first attempt to make a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. They aren’t perfect, as a slew of reviews have noted, but they do pack a few cool tricks inside their tiny frame. The most tantalizing feature? They can us…
    - 30 Nov 17, 7:45pm -
  • Here's When Android 8.0 Oreo Is Coming to Your Current Phone
    It’s been just over three months since Google released Android 8.0 Oreo, but unless you’re using one of the company’s own devices, you still might be missing out on the latest version of Android.Read more...
    - 28 Nov 17, 4:45pm -

AndroidGuys

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

  • Saying goodbye to the AdSense for Feeds blog
    Thanks to everyone who has been a loyal reader of this blog over the years. After some consideration, we recognize that we're just not generating enough content here to warrant your time, so we won't be posting here any longer. Thanks again for being…
    - 26 Jul 12, 6:15pm -
  • Your stats, right away
    Do you hate delays? Do you think being told to “Please wait…” by websites, cash machines, call centers, and the doughnut stand drive-thru guy in the year 2010 is a sure sign modern living isn’t quite meeting our collective expectations as a p…
    - 25 Oct 10, 7:54pm -
  • Enabling social sharing with FeedFlare
    Feed content is being constantly distributed via new channels and endpoints every day.   More and more, these new channels involve sharing your content in social networks and applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz.Recently, we launch…
    - 23 Apr 10, 7:52pm -
  • Socializing your feed with Twitter
    Sometimes you reach across the hedgerow to share with your nearby neighbors. Other times, members of the household move away and yet you can't keep from calling to remind them to wear a hat and such because it's chilly out. Today, we're celebrating…
    - 14 Dec 09, 8:23pm -
  • "Afternoon, Frank." "Hey howdy, George."
    It's about time these two neighbors got to talking to each other. Most Saturday afternoons you'd find them politely waving as they passed at each other by with their push mowers, tending to their neatly manicured tables, charts, and graphs. It just m…
    - 13 Nov 09, 2:24pm -
  • AdSense policy clarification on using AdSense for feeds and AdSense for content
    This is just a quick clarification on AdSense for feeds as it relates to the AdSense for Content specific policy of only allowing three ad units and three link units per page.Many publishers have asked the question "Since feed items often get display…
    - 9 Nov 09, 4:05pm -
  • AdSense for feeds now available directly in Blogger
    One of the things our publishers have always asked for are ways to make it even easer to configure their blogs to work with FeedBurner and AdSense for Feeds. We're happy to announce that Blogger users, with just a few clicks, are able to do both a…
    - 30 Oct 09, 12:31am -
  • A small yet noteworthy change to our item stats link serving
    FeedBurner has been busy analyzing, publicizing, optimizing and monetizing your feeds since 2004, and in that time, we've seen our fair share of feed traffic. In fact, we see billions of hits from feed traffic per week, and we watch this data carefu…
    - 29 Sep 09, 4:09pm -