Tag: downloads

Google Duo v42 prepares sending video messages to multiple recipients [APK Teardown]

Duo is getting an update today, bringing the version number up to 42. Upon install, there aren’t any visible changes, but a quick teardown points to a potentially great enhancement. Just in time for the holidays, users may get to send video messages to multiple recipients, thus saving the time it would take to record […]

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[Update: Added sorting] Google Play Movies v4.8 prepares to enable 4K upgrades, likely making them free [APK Teardown]

Article Contents Google added 4K movies to its library back in late 2016, following the launch of the Chromecast Ultra. Since then, many people — myself included — came to realize that there was one big oversight: It’s not possible to upgrade your existing HD movies to 4K. There was no upgrade pricing or even […]

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Playground 2.0, Marvel Studios Avengers pack, and more Playmojis can be installed on older Pixels [APK Download]

Article Contents The evolution of AR Stickers, Playground, was announced during the Pixel 3 event, and along with it came four new Playmoji packs for Weather, Signs, Sports, and Pets, with two more promised for Marvel and Childish Gambino. However, these were all supposed to be exclusive for the Pixel 3. But as we have […]

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Inbox v1.78 begins preparation for shutdown, removes option to disable Gmail notifications [APK Teardown]

Article Contents We are months away from the inevitable termination of Inbox, but the development team seems to be getting ready for that day well in advance. The latest update brings with it some of the preparations for making the switch back to Gmail. This includes removing the setting for blocking Gmail notifications, plus a […]

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Google app v8.28 beta prepares for manually hiding Slices, more changes for a general settings page, and more [APK Teardown]

Article Contents There’s a new beta for the Google app rolling out, and this one takes a sizeable leap in version number to 8.28 from the 8.24 that came out just about a week and a half ago. There’s not a lot to see in the way of changes, and even the teardown is on […]

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‘Purchased Apps’ is a convenient way to view every app and game you’ve ever bought [APK Download]

Showing you an easily glanceable list of which apps you’ve purchased is one of the things the Play Store does not do. You can see a list of all the apps you’ve ever installed, but you can only sort that by date installed or alphabetically. Thankfully, a new app is available to help solve this […]

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Google Play Movies v4.8 prepares to enable 4K upgrades, likely making them free [APK Teardown]

Article Contents Google added 4K movies to its library back in late 2016, following the launch of the Chromecast Ultra. Since then, many people — myself included — came to realize that there was one big oversight: It’s not possible to upgrade your existing HD movies to 4K. There was no upgrade pricing or even […]

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[Update x2: APK Download] Google’s AR Stickers app is now Playground, with four new ‘Playmoji’ packs

Ahead of its hardware event today, even Google is leaking its own announcements. Earlier this morning, the company posted a $25 off deal when purchasing a Chromecast Ultra and not-yet-announced Google Home Hub. Now, it’s posted to the Play Store four new AR “Playmoji” packs for its newly-renamed Playground app, none of which can currently […]

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[Update: APK Download] Google Home app gets smart home controls, intelligent actions, and household sharing

The Google Home app has been a mess for a while now. Instead of being a control center for your smart home, as the name suggests, the main focus is video content suggestion – a holdover from when it was the Chromecast app. We first saw evidence that a redesign was in the works a […]

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Google Clock v6.0 brings several visual tweaks and prepares for the Pixel Stand’s sunrise effect [APK Teardown]

Article Contents Some of the updates seeping out from the Pixel 3 have been pretty innocuous while others are quite significant. The Clock update leans toward the innocuous side as it brings some subtle but pleasing visual changes to its interface. A teardown also turns up part of the sunrise feature that was announced earlier […]

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Update Notes for Photos, Play Store, Keep Notes, and more (October 8th, 2018)

Article Contents Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and […]

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Google Duo v41 prepares contact pinning and calling Home devices linked to your account [APK Teardown]

Article Contents The latest version of Google Duo has landed, but like so many other updates, it doesn’t appear to change anything immediately upon installation. However, as tradition dictates, there are a couple of interesting things to see from a teardown. It looks like Duo will be adding support for pinning contacts to the top […]

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Google Contacts v3.1 comes with more visual updates and prepares option to erase interaction data [APK Teardown]

Article Contents The big update to Contacts v3.0 brought with it a significant visual refresh to the Material theme Google has been adopting over the last few months. The latest update to v3.1 continues on that trajectory with more visual adjustments that tune the look even further. Not only does this update sport a few […]

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Google News 5.5 brings a dark theme to the entire app [APK Download]

The march of the dark themed apps continues. After YouTube, Android Messages, the new Google Discover feed, Gboard, and teasers for several other apps, Google News is the lucky recipient of a dark theme update in version 5.5. The option for the dark theme can be found under Settings -> Dark theme. You can set it […]

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Google app v8.24 beta gets closer to allowing services to manage your notes and lists, moves more settings to a General screen, and more [APK Teardown]

Article Contents An update to the Google app is rolling out a bit earlier than usual for the week. Besides small tweaks, there’s not much to see, but a teardown is turning up some interesting additions to the APK. Google has resumed work on allowing services to stand in for Notes and Lists functionality with […]

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Tasker updated to v5.5 with easy importing, Google Drive backup, and much more [APK Download]

Powerful Android automation app Tasker changed hands to joaomgcd in the summer, and it continues to go from strength to strength. The latest release takes it up to version 5.5, and there are a host of additions including better import/export functionality, Google Drive integration, and custom setting monitoring. TaskerNet is the new repository for sharing […]

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Yahoo Together is another group messaging app nobody asked for [APK Download]

If there’s one thing we don’t have enough of in this world, it’s messaging apps. Thankfully, Yahoo’s latest creation is exactly that, and it’s designed to simplify group communication between friends, family, and colleagues. You may have read about the invite-only Yahoo Squirrel app a few months back — well now it’s out of testing and […]

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Gboard 7.6.13 can automatically turn on a dark theme when battery saver is active [APK Download]

It’s been a few months since Cody found signs of Gboard’s support for a battery saver dark theme toggle, but now the feature is finally rearing its head in the latest update to the app, v7.6.13. If you’re running that version of Gboard, you should go digging in the app’s settings under Preferences and scroll down […]

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Google Translate v5.24 prepares to shut down SMS translation and may be enhancing support for spoken regional dialects [APK Teardown]

Article Contents Translate remains one of Google’s true workhorse apps – it’s not flashy or exciting, but many of us would be lost without it. The latest update is setting the stage to remove a longstanding feature, but suggests a pretty good alternative to take its place. Also buried in the strings is a line […]

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WhatsApp Beta 2.18.301 brings picture-in-picture video playback for YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram

WhatsApp is on one of its new-feature update rolls. In the past couple of weeks, the app has added Android Pie’s native notification inline photo support, brought the swipe to reply gesture from iOS to Android, and today it’s adding one more feature on our platform that our iOS friends have enjoyed for months: picture-in-picture […]

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