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  • Beeper app integrates all your messaging apps for $10/month
    If you’re using a lot of messaging apps for different contacts and different purposes, it would be pretty convenient to have just one app where you can access all of them. The creator of Pebble, one of the first wearables in the market, has now cre…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 21, 3:13am -
  • Firefox 85 will bring easier way to install supported extensions
    When Firefox released the next generation version of their Android browser, there were a lot of good things that users enjoyed about it. But one thing that was not well received was that they removed support for most of the extensions and had only a…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 21, 3:00am -
  • Galaxy Buds Pro gets flip phone case treatment in Korea
    For those who are old enough to remember the days of not smart flip phones, you’ll get a kick out of the Galaxy Buds Pro case that Samsung is offering. Those who purchased the newest truly wireless earbuds from Samsung’s online shop can choose a…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 21, 2:00am -
  • OPPO and OnePlus R&D teams joining forces
    Some people may have forgotten about this information by OnePlus is majority-owned by OPPO. The two Chinese brands have worked independently in the past years but they may be joining forces soon. No, they won’t be merged into just one brand but the…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jan 21, 1:00pm -
  • Huawei Mate X2 with inward folding screen leaked
    The Huawei Mate X2 may be revealed soon. It has been a while since the Chinese OEM introduced a new foldable phone. Our last mention was back in October when we shared with you the Huawei Mate X2 renders showing an inward folding screen and a dual se…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jan 21, 11:45am -
  • Good Lock app and modules receive One UI 3.0 update
    The Good Lock app has been a pretty useful one to have for Samsung users who want to have more customization options for their devices. Well, the app itself is just a gateway to the numerous modules that are available within the platform. Now it is r…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 21, 10:24am -
  • Honor View40 officially announced, now available in China
    The Honor V40 is the latest from Huawei. Well, technically, it’s no longer a Huawei-branded phone because the top Chinese OEM has already sold off its Honor business to another Chinese firm. HONOR is offering a new smartphone under a new management…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 21, 9:15am -
  • Galaxy S10 Android 11 One UI 3.0 stable update discontinued
    Here is another One UI 3.0 update release. This one though is about the stable version for the Samsung Galaxy S10. The South Korean tech giant has been very busy these days, rolling out the updates to premium flagship and mid-range phones. Almost eve…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 21, 8:00am -

Droid Gamers

Android Developers

  • MAD Skills Kotlin and Jetpack: wrap-up
    Posted by Florina Muntenescu, Developer Relations Engineer We just wrapped up another series of MAD Skills videos and articles - this time on Kotlin and Jetpack. We covered different ways in which we made Android code more expressive and co…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 2:08pm -
  • Treble Plus One Equals Four
    Posted by Iliyan Malchev (Project Treble Architect), Amith Dsouza (Technical Account Manager) , and Veerendra Bhora (Strategic Partnerships Manager)Extending Android updates on Qualcomm’s Mobile PlatformsIn the past few years, the latest…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Dec 20, 6:03pm -
  • Opening the Google Play Store for more car apps
    Posted by Eric Bahna, Product Manager In October, we published the Android for Cars App Library to beta so you could start bringing your navigation, parking, and charging apps to Android Auto. Thanks for sending your feedback with our issue trac…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Dec 20, 4:53pm -
  • What’s your MAD score?
    Posted by Christopher Katsaros; Your #MADscore tabulator We’ve been talking to you a lot recently about modern Android development (MAD), through the MAD Skills series. Now it’s time to see: what’s your MAD score? From how many Jetp…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Dec 20, 4:51pm -
  • MAD Skills Material Design Components: Wrap-Up
    Posted by Nick Rout It’s a wrap_content!The third topic in the MAD Skills series of videos and articles on Modern Android Development is complete. This time around we covered Material Design Components (a.k.a MDC). This library provides…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Dec 20, 6:00pm -
  • Improving urban GPS accuracy for your app
    Posted by Frank van Diggelen, Principal Engineer and Jennifer Wang, Product Manager At Android, we want to make it as easy as possible for developers to create the most helpful apps for their users. That’s why we aim to provide the best loca…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Dec 20, 5:00pm -
  • AGP 7.0: Next major release for the Android Gradle plugin
    Posted by Murat Yener, Developer Advocate Today marks the release of the first Canary version of Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1), together with Android Gradle plugin (AGP) version 7.0.0-alpha01. With this release we are adjusti…
    - 53 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 8:11pm -
  • Announcing Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1) & Android Gradle plugin 7.0
    Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager Today marks the release of the first version of Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1) on the canary channel, together with Android Gradle plugin (AGP) version 7.0.0-alpha01. With this release, we are adjus…
    - 53 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 6:53pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • What's an 'Uncertified' Android Device?
    Google will start disabling Google Messages from working on “uncertified” Android devices starting March 31. This change shouldn’t affect most of you, but it does beg the question: What exactly is an “uncertified” Android device, and how do…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 21, 9:30pm -
  • Keep Your Google Speaker From Logging Searches With 'Guest Mode'
    You can now enable a new “Guest Mode” on Google’s smart speakers and displays, like the Nest Audio, and make sharing your devices less of a privacy risk. The feature blocks Google Assistant from saving any commands and questions you feed it—n…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 5:00pm -
  • Don't Use This Recalled Belkin Wireless Charger
    Wireless charging is confusing, but one fact is clear: If your charger could potentially give you a shock, or set your phone on fire, you should probably stop using it.Read more...
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 3:00pm -
  • How to Sync Your Microsoft Edge Tabs Across Your Devices
    Edge Chromium is finally letting you sync your open tabs and browsing history between all of your devices. The long-promised features were expected to launch back in summer 2020, but they’re finally rolling out now after a few months in beta. Brows…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jan 21, 8:30pm -
  • WhatsApp is Ditching These Old Phones in 2021
    WhatsApp will soon drop support for another round of older versions of iOS and Android. As described in WhatsApp’s recently updated system requirements, you must have a device that runs at least iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 in order to access WhatsApp af…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Dec 20, 4:00pm -
  • These 19 Devices Will Lose T-Mobile Network Support Next Month
    According to internal T-Mobile documents obtained and verified by Android Police, the company plans to drop mobile network support for 19 devices on January 29, 2021. Impacted devices include smartphones from Google, Samsung, Sony, and more, as well…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Dec 20, 9:30pm -
  • You Can Now Share Your Smartphone Screen in the Discord App
    Discord has finally added screen sharing to its Android and iOS apps. You can now share your mobile device’s screen with up to 50 others in voice channels or video calls.Read more...
    - 37 days ago, 17 Dec 20, 9:30pm -
  • Firefox 84's Best New Features on Desktop and Android
    The latest Firefox update, version 84, is now out for desktop and Android. While you’re updating your browser, let’s have a quick look at everything that’s new—especially critical if you’re sitting on a brand-new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, o…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Dec 20, 9:32pm -

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 -