Tag: Google

[Update: Stable version now available] Android Studio 3.2 Beta is out with App Bundle support, Emulator Snapshots, and more

Android Studio is Google’s recommended environment for developing Android applications, and plenty of new features were announced at Google I/O. Some of those improvements have now landed in the beta branch, with the release of Android Studio 3.2 Beta. The main new feature in Android Studio 3.2 is the ability to generate App Bundles. In […]

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Google Feed’s success is leading a revolution in search – and it starts at the homepage

For decades (yes, Google is coming up on two decades), Google’s trademark minimalist, all-white homepage has been the most successful effort to “branding” its ubiquitous search product. The Google search homepage appears on TV shows, in movies, video games, books, magazines, and news articles all over the world. Google’s web search is so well-known and […]

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Lens is coming to Google Images, ‘featured videos’ in search cards, and more

Google continues the day’s deluge of announcements. Next up with a pile of new features is Google Images, with changes including Lens integration, image ranking tweaks, and expanded captions for context. A new “featured videos” card for automatically played results will also appear for some queries. The biggest change to Google Images announced today is […]

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Google Feed is now ‘Discover,’ and it’s coming to the mobile Google homepage

Today Google has announced that it’s rebranding its well-known Feed — a source of news for consumers and referral traffic for providers like Android Police — under the new name “Discover.” With the change in name comes the formal announcement of the redesign that’s been in testing for a while now, plus more granular control […]

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25 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Article Contents Welcome to the final full week of September. Let’s take a look through some app sales for this fine Monday. Enjoy browsing through what’s on offer today and be sure to pop back around on Wednesday for more. Today’s app sales roundup is sponsored by Keepsafe Unlisted, a service that lets you set up […]

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YouTube Music Premium gains audio quality controls, product team holds AMA [APK Download]

In February, we posted a teardown that revealed audio quality controls for YouTube Music Premium much like those in Google Play Music. The settings remained inaccessible, however, until an app update on Friday, Sept. 21st. YouTube Music Premium users can now set the quality for audio downloads for both wifi and mobile data. These controls mirror […]

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Here’s a sneak peek at the Google Pixel 3’s live wallpapers

@IshanAgarwal24 Supposed screenshots of the Google Pixel 3’s live wallpapers have leaked on Twitter. Though they aren’t full-size, the images give us a glimpse at what may arrive with the new Pixel handsets in a couple of weeks. The uploader said the full-size versions are coming soon. Potential images of the Google Pixel 3 live wallpapers have emerged […]

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Opinion: Google’s 30% cut of Play Store app sales is nothing short of highway robbery

Congratulations: You’ve finally developed your million-dollar app. You took a great idea, implemented it, built it into a polished UI, and tested it until you tracked down every last bug. Now it’s ready for public release, so you can sit back, relax and … earn just 70% of what users pay for your software? That […]

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[Deal Alert] Google Home Max down to $349 ($50 off) at Google Store, Best Buy, Target, and more

The Google Home Max was announced last October and went on sale in December, just in time for last year’s holiday season. Since then, the pricey smart speaker has mostly kept steady at its $399 launch price, but now a number of retailers are knocking $50 off that number, bringing it down about 12% to […]

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The first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, was announced 10 years ago today

On this fateful day ten years ago, Google, T-Mobile, and HTC joined forces to announce the T-Mobile G1. It would go on to launch internationally as the HTC Dream, but this piece of hardware was the first way consumers could experience the Android platform. The G1 was far from perfect, even by the standards of […]

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Standalone Daydream VR headsets will eventually have improved controllers, see-through mode, and more

Self-contained headsets that run Google’s Daydream VR platform went on sale earlier this year, and Google has continued to improve them since. Chrome for Daydream became available in July, and now the company has revealed what’s next for the platform. First, Daydream will soon support standard Android applications. These apps will appear as a window […]

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Google+ v10.15 hints at custom streams with unread counts [APK Teardown]

Google+ may have fallen out of the spotlight, but we’ve seen one update after another in the last few months that point to what may turn out to be a really significant revision to the social network. There have been signs for new formatting capabilities, a title layout, and even bookmarking posts to revisit later. The latest update […]

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