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  • Android’s zero-touch enrollment brings seamless, secure device rollouts
    If you’re a company that provides smartphones or tablets to your employees (and if you have a lot of employees), you probably find it hard to format and adjust each device according to company privacy and security policies. That is why Android is n…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:00am -
  • Xiaomi is now part of the Wireless Power Consortium, Qi phone imminent
    There is no official announcement from the Chinese company yet, but if you go to the Wireless Power Consortium page, you will see Xiaomi listed as one of the members. This may mean that they are planning to release a smartphone that will have Qi wire…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • ASUS debuts new Chromebook Flip C101 in the US, up for pre-order
    ASUS recently introduced a new Chromebook in the form of the Flip C101. This new notebook is a smaller sibling of the C302. It comes with a 10.1-inch display screen and a very affordable price of $299. You can pre-order for one now from Amazon or ASU…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:00pm -
  • Pokemon Playhouse gives kids a headstart to hatching and training
    We never really expected a new Pokemon game will be released anytime soon because Niantic Labs’ Pokemon GO is still popular but here’s Pokémon Playhouse. It’s not from the maker of the augmented reality game but rather from the Pokemon company…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:00pm -
  • ASUS makes its presence known in Europe with ZenFone 4 series
    While ASUS has been trying to make waves in several markets, Europe has not really been a priority. But now it’s trying to march back into the continent by introducing the whole ZenFone 4 series made up of the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Se…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:30pm -
  • Instagram brings face filters to its live video broadcast
    If you like doing live broadcasts on Instagram for one reason or another, but you feel like you should be able to do something cooler, the photo/video sharing giant has got you covered. Well, covered in face filters, that is. The latest update to the…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:00pm -
  • Speed up your older Windows computer by as much as 300% [DEALS]
    Is your PC a little on the slow side? Get it back in tip top shape with the Power PC Systems Optimization Bundle, offered at 83% off the regular price. The Power PC Systems Optimization Bundle includes two highly rated apps that restore older Windows…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:00pm -
  • OnePlus intros individual application update with the OnePlus Launcher
    OnePlus is always regular when it comes to rolling out software update for its smartphones. No matter how minor the update is, OnePlus will make an official announcement on its forum. More often than not, you’d have to download and install a new ve…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:00pm -

Android Developers

  • Google Play Billing Library 1.0 released
    Posted by Neto Marin, Developer AdvocateIn June we announced the developerpreview for a new Google Play Billing Library. Today, we are pleased toannounce the official release of the Play Billing Library 1.0. This librarysimplifies the developme…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:21pm -
  • Android Things Hackster Contest
    Posted by Dave Smith,Developer Advocate for IoTAndroid Thingslets you build professional, mass-market products on a trusted platform, withoutprevious knowledge of embedded system design. With Android Things you get aturnkey hardware solution a…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • SafetyNet Verify Apps API, Google Play Protect at your fingertips
    Posted by William Luh, Software EngineerGoogle Play Protect, whichincludes the Verify Apps security feature, helps keep users safe from harmfulapps. Google Play Protect is available on all Android devices with Google Playinstalled and provides…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 7:55pm -
  • Google and Ideas United Launch Program to Support Inclusivity in Game Design
    Posted by Daraiha Greene, CS Education in Media Program Manager, MulticulturalStrategy, and Kate Brennan and Mathilde Cohen Solal, Google PlayToday, we are thrilled to announce Infinite Deviation: Games. Infinite Deviation is aninitiative creat…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 4:21pm -
  • Helping indie developers get discovered on Google Play
    Posted by Adriana Puchianu, Google Play Developer MarketingThere are increasing growth opportunities for indie game developers, but beingone can still feel daunting in today's crowded gaming industry. We've beenworking hard to help indie develope…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 8:16pm -
  • Introducing Android Native Development Kit r16
    Posted by Dan Albert, Android NDK Tech LeadThe latest version of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK), Android NDK r16Beta 1, is now available for download. Itis also available in the SDK manager via Android Studio.NDK r16 is a big milest…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 9:07pm -
  • Optimize your Android apps for Chromebooks
    Posted by Cheryl Lindo Jones, Mobile App Solutions Consultant, Google PlayAs more Chromebooks are enabled with Google Play, now is a great time to optimizeyour Android app for Chromebooks to reach a larger audience. The changesmade to optimize f…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 4:14pm -
  • Enroll for app signing in the Google Play Console & secure your app using Google’s robust security infrastructure
    Posted by Kobi Glick, Product Manager, Google PlayEvery app on Android is signed with a key. This key is used to ensure the app'sintegrity by checking that updates are signed with the same signature. In thepast, the burden of securely holding th…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 9:12pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • Take Baby Steps Toward Encryption by Securing Your Smartphone
    Your data, from the Christmas party photos you took last year to the tax return you filed (thank God for extensions, right?) is in more places than you think, which means securing as much of it as you can is vital. But the idea of encryption can be i…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:00pm -
  • This App Will Help You Find Your Next Travel Destination
    Hopper is a useful app for watching flight deals, but they also want to be able to predict where you might want to travel next. Their new Flex Watch feature acts like a digital travel agent, making personalized recommendations for your trip to save y…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 3:30pm -
  • Ten Tricks for Checking Your Phone Less
    The most frustrating thing about a phone addiction is that unlike actual substance abuse, the solution is not to stop using it completely. Instead, we have to find ways to use this technology responsibly, fighting apps overtly designed to steal our t…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 8:00pm -
  • So, Are You Going to Buy or Lease Your Next Phone?
    If you’ve had the same phone for a while, you might be feeling the urge to upgrade, even though the prices right now are astronomical. The cheapest iPhone 7 is $649. Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8 is $930. So, with the upcoming iPhone 8 rumored to c…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 5:15pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: Bigger, Badder, But I Still Want More
    Forgive me for passing up the chance to beat the exploding battery joke into the ground. Let’s get straight to the point: Samsung’s once dominant flagship phablet is back after a two year hiatus. Sporting a stunning extra-widescreen 18.5:9 displa…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • How to Install Android Oreo on Your Phone
    This week Google started rolling out Android Oreo to devices. It’s been available as a public beta for some of the company’s more recent Pixel and Nexus devices since May, but now carrier testing is underway for some of those models, so the offic…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Sep 17, 9:48pm -
  • Google Maps for Android Now Features Parking Support in 25 Cities
    You (and everyone else) probably use Google Maps for getting around, hailing ride share services, and figuring out where to go for lunch. An update to the maps app for Android now adds the option to search for parking, making it even easier to get ar…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 6:00pm -
  • Tinycards, the Custom Flashcards App, Is Now on Android
    Duolingo has finally launched Tinycards, the app that lets you make your own digital flashcard decks, on the Google Play Store.Read more...
    - 22 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 4:00pm -

AndroidGuys

  • Tip: How to speed up your Moto G5
    The Moto G5 was a great device for those looking for something on a budget but didn’t compromise on specs. However, the device isn’t as young as it once was and with apps getting more resource demanding, you could find the Moto G5 to be slowing d…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:39pm -
  • Moto G5S Plus available for pre-order, sales go official September 29th
    The Moto G5S Plus was just unveiled last month, but pre-orders had yet to commence. That all changed yesterday, as Motorola announced pre-orders for the Moto G5S Plus. The device is a larger version of the Moto G5, but the sheer size of the Moto G5S…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:30pm -
  • Power PC Systems Optimization Bundle finely tunes your computer for just $19.99
    Our Deal of the Day is a two-part software package that will get your computer back on the right track. Clean up files, protect yourself from viruses and malware, and safely updating drivers.
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:48pm -
  • Piggy Wiggy is just another physics puzzler (review)
    There have been a lot of physics-type mobile games that have gone on to huge success in the market. From Angry Birds, to Cut The Rope, to Chalk Ball…these are houlehold names these days. The best-known ones provide a unique twist, mechanic, or othe…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • OnePlus will bring you faster updates via the Individual Application Update program
    OnePlus wants to push out updates faster to its users, as well as gather user feedback more quickly, so the Chinese company today announced a new program called Individual Application Update. The first Individual Application Update package comes with…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • HTC’s first phone with 18:9 aspect ratio, bezel-less display coming in November
    What’s the biggest trend in smartphone design this year? That’s an easy one – bezel-less displays, of course. Just look around and you’ll see what we mean. Companies like Samsung, LG, Xiaomi or Essential have turned the bezel-less display int…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • Google’s new “zero-touch enrollment” program offers pre-configured Android devices to enterprises
    For the past few years, Google has been focusing (among other things) on making Android more attractive to businesses. Its latest effort is called “zero-touch enrollment” and is a tool that will allow companies to seamlessly configure their devic…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Instagram now lets you use face filters in live video
    Instagram enthusiasts have a new feature to play with, as of this week. The photo-centric app just announced a new feature which allows users to add face filters while sharing live video. To add face filters to your video, tap the face icon which now…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:00am -

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 -