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Google says 11 Android phones will support next-gen Daydream VR in 2017 - BGR

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


BGR

Google says 11 Android phones will support next-gen Daydream VR in 2017
BGR
Google's Daydream virtual reality platform is fast approaching its one year anniversary, but despite a solid initial showing and lots of promising teasers, industry support for it hasn't been particularly strong. In fact, there only a handful of ...
Alphabet reports $26 billion in revenue despite hefty EU fineAndroid Authority (blog)

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Android Apps Will Soon Get Backward-Compatibility for Emojis - NDTV

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


NDTV

Android Apps Will Soon Get Backward-Compatibility for Emojis
NDTV
Android users often lament that they are not able to see the emojis sent to them by others as their device is not upgraded to the latest version of platform. Soon, this complaint might be resolved as Google will add support for EmojiCompat library to ...
Google gives older Android devices an all-access emoji passLiliputing

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The best Android apps for counting steps - CNET

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


CNET

The best Android apps for counting steps
CNET
It's your phone, of course. Thanks to built-in accelerometers, the phone can easily pull pedometer duty. All you need is an app that records the results (and, ideally, syncs them with other apps). Let's take a look at some of the best step-counter apps ...

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Apple attracting more Android switchers; 4 out of 5 US iPhone sales are iPhone 7/Plus – CIRP - 9to5Mac

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


9to5Mac

Apple attracting more Android switchers; 4 out of 5 US iPhone sales are iPhone 7/Plus – CIRP
9to5Mac
The good news for Apple is that relative to earlier quarters, they attracted a higher percentage of iPhone buyers from Android phones. In the past three quarters before the June 2017 quarter, Android owners had represented 14% to 17% of iPhone buyers.

Google Experiences Difficulty Rolling Out Personalized News Feed On Android Devices - PYMNTS.com

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


PYMNTS.com

Google Experiences Difficulty Rolling Out Personalized News Feed On Android Devices
PYMNTS.com
Yet while the feature is useful — and has the potential for more ad placements in the future — the news feed is part of the Google app, which is accessed as a home screen on many Android devices by swiping right. However, that swipe won't load this ...

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The paranoid Android traveler's data-protection checklist - ARNnet

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


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The paranoid Android traveler's data-protection checklist
ARNnet
The latest version of Android supported by your devices will vary depending on who the manufacturer is, what device you have and who your mobile carrier is. There are a variety of licensing and other issues involved. But in general, most Android ...

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Nokia 5 review: A great-looking Android smartphone that's tantalisingly cheap - The Independent

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The Independent

Nokia 5 review: A great-looking Android smartphone that's tantalisingly cheap
The Independent
Nokia's first Android smartphones are on their way. The entry-level model, the Nokia 3, is on sale now for £119.99. The next step-up is the Nokia 5, which goes on sale on 16 August. The Nokia 6 is the highest-specced of the three first handsets and is ...
The first Nokia flagship Android phone is launching on August 16thThe Verge
Nokia will unveil its first Android flagship next monthEngadget
'Nokia 8' high-end Android smartphone expected to come out in August—reportInquirer.net
Android Authority (blog) -NDTV -Android Central
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Android O feature spotlight: System apps (and apps without icons) get a new icon - Android Police

Monday, July 24, 2017


Android O feature spotlight: System apps (and apps without icons) get a new icon
Android Police
The last icon that was used for all apps without icons was a green one that depicted the top part of an Android mascot's body, and it launched with either Lollipop or Marshmallow. It looked somewhat modern, but also a bit cartoonish. The new icon ...

Google releases the final Android O developer preview - TechCrunch

Monday, July 24, 2017


TechCrunch

Google releases the final Android O developer preview
TechCrunch
Google today launched the fourth and final developer preview of Android O, the latest version of its mobile operating system. As expected, there are no major changes in this release and, according to Google, the launch of Android O remains on track for ...
Google just released a near-final version of Android O to beta testersThe Verge
Android O Developer Preview 4 Has an Octopus Easter Egg, Fuelling Naming RumoursNDTV
Android O Preview 4 is out—next stop, final releaseArs Technica
Economic Times -Gadget Hacks -Mashable -Android Developers Blog
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Google's Brilliant iPhone App Sucks On Android - Forbes

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Forbes

Google's Brilliant iPhone App Sucks On Android
Forbes
The Android version of Motion Stills instead requires the user to shoot a short video sequence from within the app which then automatically applies Google's stabilisation magic while recording. Unfortunately for fans of the iOS version, the user ...
Google's Motion Stills GIF creation app finally comes to AndroidMashable
Motion Stills - Android Apps on Google PlayGoogle Play
Research Blog: Motion Stills — Now on AndroidGoogle Research Blog

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