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  • ZTE shows off new under display camera,in-display 3D face scanner
    ZTE will always be known as the OEM brave enough to introduce the fist smartphone with an under display camera. The ZTE Axon 20 5G really is the first in the world. It’s not actually the best right now but it is paving the way for other similar dev…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 1:00am -
  • One UI 3.1 brings Samsung DeX wireless on PC for more Galaxy phones
    If you like turning your Samsung smartphone or tablet into a work device but on a larger screen, having a convenient way to access it on your laptop or computer or a TV screen is important. DeX has been a great tool for this as you get a desktop-mode…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 8:30pm -
  • Samsung Health will not be supported on older Galaxy devices
    As much as you would want to hold on to your still-working but older smartphone, there will come a time when you’ll have to decide whether you need to upgrade or still stick with your device. Apps and updates will not always support you especially…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 7:30pm -
  • Android smartphones gets new safety and convenience features
    While normally most of the big feature drops happen during a major Android software update, we also get new Google updates for Android devices every once in a while. For example, we’re getting six of the latest Google updates now that will make you…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 6:28pm -
  • PixelJunk Raiders coming exclusively to Stadia next month
    Another week and another set of updates on Stadia that should get cloud gamers excited for the upcoming month. Like all times more free games are coming to the platform – slated to come to Stadia Pro on Monday, March 1. One that you need to keep yo…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 5:24pm -
  • GameSnacks goes mainstream with Google products integration
    We generally use smartphones for calls, messaging, and to tinker with apps, another important purpose these little toys serve is entertainment. A major chunk of that is mobile gaming that has risen exponentially in the last five years owing to the ha…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 4:40pm -
  • RODE Wireless GO II microphone system debuts, now available
    This is the first time we’re featuring anything from RODE. We may have mentioned some products before but we haven’t really give them our full attention. The latest from the brand is the RODE Wireless GO II which is a next-generation wireless aud…
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 2:00pm -
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 AR Smart Viewer Reference Design released
    Qualcomm is on a roll. The top chipset maker has introduced a new Snapdragon platform that can be used to improve on a system’s augmented reality features. The AR reference design is delivered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Platform that lets y…
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 12:00pm -

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Android Developers

  • Announcing Jetpack Compose Beta!
    Posted by Anna-Chiara Bellini, Product Manager, Nick Butcher, Developer Relations Today, we’re launching the beta release of Jetpack Compose, our new UI toolkit designed to make it faster and easier to build native apps across all Andr…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 5:30pm -
  • Android Dev Challenge: lift off with Jetpack Compose
    Posted by The Jetpack Compose Team Jetpack Compose is Android’s modern toolkit for building native UI. It enables you to quickly bring your app to life with less code, powerful tools, and intuitive Kotlin APIs. With the Beta of Jetpack Compose…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 5:28pm -
  • Here's how to watch #TheAndroidShow in just under 24 hours
    Posted by The Jetpack Compose Team In less than 24 hours, we're giving you a backstage pass to Jetpack Compose, Android's modern toolkit for building native UIs, on #TheAndroidShow. Hosted by Kari Byron, you'll hear the latest on Jetpack Compo…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 5:05pm -
  • MAD Skills Motion Layout: wrap-up
    Posted by Chet Haase, Developer Relations EngineerWe recently finished another series of MAD Skills videos - this time on Motion Layout. We covered ways in which you can use the API and the design tool to create rich, custom, and complex anima…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 6:00pm -
  • First preview of Android 12
    Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Every day, Android apps help billions of people work, play, communicate, and create on a wide range of devices from phones and laptops to tablets, TVs, and cars. As more people come to rely on the experi…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Feb 21, 6:00pm -
  • Quality to match with your user’s expectations
    Posted by Hoi Lam, Android App Quality Since the launch of Android more than 10 years ago, the platform and the user’s expectations have grown. There are improvements from user experience through material design to the importance and…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Feb 21, 5:23pm -
  • Announcing Kotlin Symbol Processing (KSP) Alpha
    Posted by Ting-Yuan Huang‎, Software Engineer and David Winer, Product Manager Today we are excited to announce the alpha of Kotlin Symbol Processing (KSP), an all-new tool for building lightweight compiler plugins in Kotlin. KSP offers…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Feb 21, 5:00pm -
  • New curriculum for educators to teach Android app development
    Posted by Kat Kuan, Developer Advocate, AndroidWe strive to make Android development content accessible to all, so that anyone can become an Android developer. Over the years, millions of students at all different levels have consumed our lear…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Feb 21, 5:17pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • How to Customize Netflix's New Automatic Downloads
    Netflix’s Android app will now automatically download shows and movies it thinks you’ll enjoy. It’s similar to the app’s Smart Downloads feature, which automatically deletes episodes saved on your device after you watch them and downloads the…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 3:30pm -
  • Use 'Nearby Share' to Send Android Apps to Your Friends
    As an Android user, how do you share apps with other people? You probably tell them, “Hey, I awesome downloaded [cool app name]. You should play/use it too.” But Google has introduced a new way to share apps from Google Play, and it’ll be prett…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Feb 21, 8:00pm -
  • How to Get Dark Mode 2FA Prompts on Your Android
    Slowly, but surely, every service we use is adding dark mode. This piecemeal rollout is frustrating for those of us who just want a darker version of everything we do without having to wait, but that’s how it’s going to be. The latest Android ser…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Feb 21, 3:00pm -
  • The Best Settings to Try on Your Chromecast With Google TV
    Roku, Amazon, and Apple might dominate the market for streaming devices, but don’t count Google out yet. The company launched its first Chromecast device with its new Google TV software for $50 last year, and it’s a viable alternative for your li…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 21, 3:00pm -
  • How to Tell Which 'Barcode Scanner' Is Android Malware

    - 15 days ago, 10 Feb 21, 8:00pm -
  • How to Get Rid of Reddit's Persistent Mobile Popup
    You would think, given its recent $6 billion valuation, Reddit would have the confidence to get rid of the pop-up the site serves up whenever you try to visit anything on its domain in your mobile browser (when you’re not logged in), begging you t…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Feb 21, 3:45pm -
  • Update Your Slack Passwords Now, Android Users
    Over the weekend, some Slack Android users received a seemingly random email urging them to update their passwords. The email claims a bug in the Android app incorrectly logged password data as plaintext that could be easily scooped up by hackers.Rea…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Feb 21, 6:45pm -
  • Test Your Call Quality Before a Video Chat in Google's 'Green Room'
    Even though we’ve all had several months of practice working from home, some people still fiddle with their volume, lighting, and other technical settings before every video meeting. There’s nothing wrong with that; in fact, Google is leaning int…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Feb 21, 2:30pm -


  • Protect your privacy with the Deeper Connect Nano decentralized VPN and firewall solution
    A VPN is pretty much mandatory for working online in 2021, but they can often require monthly fees and/or regular updates. They’re terrific to have, sure, but you’ve got to stay on top of things. Perhaps that’s why 3,000+ backers funded the Dee…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 10:34pm -
  • Cheap cell phone plans that use the AT&T network
    We've gathered a number of great offers from wireless providers. All of them share one thing in common: they're cheap plans that use the AT&T network.
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 7:35pm -
  • Learn how to create apps for Android 11
    Start building your own apps with 38 hours of content on Kotlin, Java, and other Android development essentials.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 10:37pm -
  • Google highlights six features headed to Android this spring
    Google on Tuesday announced a half dozen features set to arrive on Android in the coming weeks and months. A blog post on Google’s website details the forthcoming additions, each of which is different from the others. Some will make things more saf…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 9:07pm -
  • PixelJunk Raiders arrives as Stadia exclusive
    Q-Games's newest title, PixelJunk Raiders, is coming to Google Stadia as an exclusive title for the platform.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 8:24pm -
  • Verizon Buyer’s Guide
    Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving approximately 120 million subscribers. You’ve surely seen more than your share of advertising and promotion for the brand, but how much do you truly know about Verizon?…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 5:30pm -
  • Best cases for the Samsung Galaxy S21
    Are you the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S21? Let's protect that gorgeous phone! These are some of the best Galaxy S21 cases around.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 4:20pm -
  • The best phones at Metro
    Buying a new phone can sometimes be overwhelming. Let us help you cut through the clutter to find the right one. Here are the best phones at Metro today.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 11:23pm -


  • 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 -