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  • Google Files Go Review: Not too different but way better with offline sharing
    Earlier this November, we told you about the storage manage app Files Go that is available in test mode. It soon when out on Beta for more Android users and we managed to use it for some time. As described, Files Go Beta helps clean up space on a dev…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Black Friday RoundUp: OEMs, carriers vie for your cash and attention
    It’s that time of the year again when various brands will try to tempt you into spending your (hopefully) hard-earned cash on their hardware and software by offering various discounts and deals. Yes, the digital evolution of the Black Friday phenom…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • KFC’s Internet Escape Pod is a nightmare/paradise for chicken lovers
    We’ve finally come to the point where we need to have a kind of physical restraint for ourselves just to be able to disconnect from the Internet or avoid spending so much money on Cyber Monday. KFC believes you need to seclude yourself in a creepy…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 6:15am -
  • Google Translate music tour happening soon
    For years now, Google Translate makes it possible for us to work on stories written in a different language. In this day and age, we have no reason not to get our message across or understand people even if they’re from a different country or cultu…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:00am -
  • OnePlus 5T breaks launch day sales within just six hours
    OnePlus is definitely phasing out the OnePlus 5 phone especially now that the good news is in: the OnePlus 5T is the Chinese company’s fastest selling device. This is according to the @oneplus Twitter account that posted the phone hit “record-br…
    - 16 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:00am -
  • Watch the OnePlus 5T vs iPhone X Speed Test
    Fighting in a Speed Test are two of the latest premium flagships today. The OnePlus 5T competes against the iPhone X in a series of more detailed speed test. We’re curious to know if the improved OnePlus 5 is faster than the iPhone X, Apple’s 10t…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:00am -
  • Instagram now lets you request to join a Live Video
    Previously, Instagram finally allowed you to do live videos together with a friend or fan, but you were the one who had to invite whomever you wanted to join you. But if you wanted to join a friend, you had to wait for them to ask you to do Instagram…
    - 18 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:00am -
  • Gboard adds 40 more languages (including Japanese), sticker packs
    Gboard has been a pretty useful virtual keyboard replacement for most Android devices’ default ones. It has more features and is integrated with some of the other Google apps. The latest update to the app brings support for 20 more languages includ…
    - 19 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:00am -

Droid Gamers

  • A Summoners War MMORPG is currently in development
    Summoners War basically kickstarted the hero collector RPG that now infests Android. The franchise is heading in a completely new direction though, with the announcement of an MMORPG sequel.... Continue reading The post A Summoners War MMORPG is cu…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:33pm -
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches on November 22
    Have we got good news for you! Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is out globally on Android this week. In fact, it’s out in two days time! If you’ve been living... Continue reading The post Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches on November 22 appea…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:10pm -
  • MOBA Duels is an innovative mobile mashup of CCG and MOBA
    Two genres above all have taken mobile gaming by storm in the last five years: MOBAs, and collectible card games (or CCGs). Hold onto your hats, because we’re... Continue reading The post MOBA Duels is an innovative mobile mashup of CCG and MOBA a…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:46am -
  • 5 Android stories you really should have read this week
    There’s not enough time in the week to do everything, is there? Well, that’s why Droid Gamers is here – predominantly to save you time. We’ve rounded up the top... Continue reading The post 5 Android stories you really should have read thi…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • The 10 best PC and console games on Android
    Chinatown Wars Chinatown Wars isn’t the only GTA game available on Android, and it lacks the swinging polygons and 3D worlds of its Google Play stablemates: GTA III,... Continue reading The post The 10 best PC and console games on Android appeared…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • 7 new Android games you have to play this week
    Yes! Its the weekend! Time to put those documents away, kick back, and play some of your favourite Android games. Isn’t that the life. Or, you could play... Continue reading The post 7 new Android games you have to play this week appeared first on…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Tower Fortress is a new roguelike platformer by Nitrome
    If you like roguelike platformers, you can take your pick on Android. One more can’t hurt though, right? If that’s how you feel, Tower Fortress might bring a smile to... Continue reading The post Tower Fortress is a new roguelike platformer by…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:34pm -
  • Crescent Moon: Morphite will launch on Android next week
    Back in October, we reported that Crescent Moon’s mobile answer to No Man’s Sky, Morphite, will launch on Android by Christmas. We can now happily narrow that down to next week. We... Continue reading The post Crescent Moon: Morphite will la…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 10:00am -

Android Developers

  • Moving Past GoogleApiClient
    Posted by Sam Stern, Developer Programs EngineerThe release of version 11.6.0 of the Google Play services SDK moves a number of popular APIs to a new paradigm for accessing Google APIs on Android. We have reworked the APIs to reduce boilerplate, imp…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 7:36pm -
  • Google Play Referrer API: Track and measure your app installs easily and securely
    Posted by Neto Marin, Developer AdvocateUnderstanding how people find your app and what they do once they've installedit is crucial to helping you make the right product and marketing decisions.This is especially important when you're deciding yo…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:49pm -
  • Android Things Contest Winners
    Posted by Dave Smith,Developer Advocate for IoTBack in September, we workedwith Hackster.io to encourage the developer community to build smartconnected devices using Android Things and post their projects to the Developer Challenge for Android…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • Getting your Android app ready for Autofill
    Posted by Wojtek Kalicinski, Android Developer Advocate, Akshay Kannan,Product Manager for Android Authentication, and Felipe Leme, Software Engineer on Android FrameworksStarting in Oreo, Autofill makes it easy for users to provide credit cards,…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • How the Pixel 2’s security module delivers enterprise-grade security
    Posted by Xiaowen Xin, Android Security TeamThe new Google Pixel 2 ships with a dedicated hardware security module designed to be robust against physical attacks. This hardware module performs lockscreen passcode verification and protects your l…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:44am -
  • 10 things you might be doing wrong when using the SafetyNet Attestation API
    Posted by Oscar Rodriguez, Developer AdvocateTheSafetyNet Attestation API helps you assess the security and compatibility ofthe Android environments in which your apps run. Since it was introduced inMarch 2015, many developers have successfully…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 11:00pm -
  • Making Pixel better for Drivers
    Posted by Marc Stogaitis and Tajinder Gadh, Software EngineersDriving is an essential part of our daily activities. So at Google we spend alot of time thinking how we can make Android devices better and safer for ourusers. How we can prevent d…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 12:04am -
  • Google and Ideas United announce Infinite Deviation: Games winners
    Posted by Kate Brennan and Mathilde Cohen Solal, Google Play and Daraiha Greene, CS in Media Google Play is committed to empowering new and existing voices in gaming. Earlier this year, we hosted the Indie Games Festival and sponsored the Girls Mak…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 7:29pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • Swap Your Pixel 2’s Google Assistant for Cortana
    Your Google Pixel 2 has a pretty capable built-in butler in the form of Google Assistant. Not everyone with an Android phone, however, is all-in on Google’s ecosystem. In fact, some users might be—wait for it—Microsoft users. And that means Cor…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • How to Get Super-Fast Face Unlocking on Your Current Android Phone
    Facial recognition is officially the next big thing in smartphones, thanks to companies like Samsung, Apple and, most-recently, OnePlus. Google has actually offered a similar feature with Android for years called “Trusted face,” but it’s nowhe…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:30pm -
  • Android Users: Google’s Collecting Your Location Data Whether You Like it Or Not
    An inquiry from Quartz revealed that Google’s been spying on some of its users. The search giant has been collecting location data from Android smartphone owners, whether or not they have location services enabled. Though Android users can’t dis…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 3:45pm -
  • How to Check if Your New Smartphone is Running Last Year’s Android OS
    The latest version of Android, Oreo, was released in August, and brought with it a host of new features that made Android more user-friendly. It also bundled services that made it easier for hardware manufacturers to update their own device’s soft…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 2:30pm -
  • Get the iPhone X's Notch on Your Android Device Using This App
    When it comes to the iPhone X, there are a few features worth lusting after. However, if you’re an Android user chance are one of the things you’re not experiencing any FOMO about is the notch.Read more...
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • How to Sign Documents on Whatever Device You’ve Got
    Signing and sending PDFs via email is always a pain, especially if you think you need to print it, sign it, scan it, and email it back to someone in a timely manner. But you don’t! Using a few apps and built-in software, you can save time, money, a…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 9:40pm -
  • How to Get the Pixel 2’s Always-On Display on Your Older Google Phone
    One of the Pixel 2's key features is its always-on display. Thanks to the phone’s OLED panel, it can keep the screen black but active at all times so you can quickly access information (like the time, date, and notifications) without draining t…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 9:15pm -
  • This CDC App Tells You Which Vaccines You Need to See the World
    iOS/Google: Different countries around the world have unique foods, styles, and cultures, but they also have their own diseases. That’s why it’s important you get vaccinated four to six weeks before you travel internationally. If you’re getting…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:00pm -

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

  • 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 -