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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- With only a few days remaining until Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 8, we have a new set of leaked images to ponder as we head into the weekend. According to sources, the device pictured is “dummy” Galaxy Note 8. The h
Posted by Shailen Tuli Today we're releasing the source code for the official Google I/O 2017 for Android app. This year's app substantially modifies existing functionality and adds several new features. It also expands the tech stack to use Firebase
Samsungs Galaxy Note 8 event is now less than one week away, but if you need a little help making it there, the rumor mill is happy to hook you up. A few new Galaxy Note 8 leaks have surfaced days before the phones official reveal. Several photos [..
Instagram wants to add some flair to your private messages, and they’re doing that with more stickers. Instead of normal stickers, though, Instagram will stickerfy whatever image you’re replying to. If a friend sends you a reshare
Posted by Jonathan Karmel Since our public launch at Google I/O this year, we've been hard at work expanding the number of supported devices and the availability of instant apps, so that users can run your apps instantly, without installation. We're
Welcome back to our weeklyTop 10 Android App Updatescolumn, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week.We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being upd
Google just announced that Android O will be released on Monday. Alongside the solar eclipse happening on August 21 in the United States, the latest version of Android will be released globally. A live-stream from New York City will commence at 2:40P
Posted by Maru Ahues Bouza, Developer Relations Partner, Google Play Android Instant Apps provides rich, native experiences at the tap of a web link. People can experience your app without upfront installation, enabling a higher level and quality of
We already know Android O exists and that it will arrive on some Android devices soon, but Google is planning a pretty big reveal party next week. On August 21, there is going to be a total eclipse. Therewill also be a reveal party for Android O. Goo
The hype machine for the LG V30 is gathering pace as we get closer to its launch at IFA 2017 in Berlin on August 31st, with Evan Blass doing what he does and LG posting details about its latest UX 6.0 interface, the floating bar that replaced the V20
Posted by Adriana Puchianu, Developer Marketing, Google Play Based in the UK, Playdemic is a free-to-play mobile games developer. Their leading game Golf Clash is designed to provide a short and fun, competitive experience. It uses a simple and acces
If you’re a fan of buy one, get one deals, T-Mobile is back with another such offer, this time for LG phones. Today T-Mobile announced a new BOGO deal for both the LG G6 and LG V20. The offer begins today, August 18, and there are a couple
It’s a few days since the Sprint variant of the BlackBerry KEYone was foundto have issues with bloatware, with previously disabled or even uninstalled apps being automatically reinstalled by the Sprint Mobile ID app. There was some initial
Posted by Tom Grinsted, Product Manager Subscriptions can be a sustainable source of revenue, allowing you to invest in your long-term business growth with confidence. Subscription apps are growing rapidly on Google Play; the number of subscribers do
Weve been expecting a new ZenFone device from ASUS for a couple of weeksnow, and today the company delivered and then some. ASUS today introduced the ZenFone 4 and four different variants. Yep, there are five new ZenFone 4 series devices, [...]Weve b
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Posted by James Lau, Product Manager Android developers know that dex compilation is a key step in building an APK. This is the process of transforming .class bytecode into .dex bytecode for the Android Runtime (or Dalvik, for older versions of Andro
Welcome back toAndroid Gaming Weekly, our weeklyrecap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games were playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can start playing right now. Check out our top picks and l
Verizon customers have long been familiar with Motorola smartphones, whether they are Motorola branded or part of the carrier’s DROID line. Outside of that, there were also customers willing to purchase unlocked phones directly from Motorol
Posted by Wayne Piekarski, Developer Advocate for IoT Today, we're releasing Developer Preview 5 (DP5) of Android Things, which includes the major change of being based on the upcoming Android O release. Android Things is Google's platform to enable
If youve been interested in trying YouTube TV but havent been able to because its not available in your market, you may now be able to give it a shot. YouTube TV is expanding to 14 new markets sprinkled across the U.S. They include major [...]If youv
ASUS may not be one of the usual names you think of when shopping for your next smartphone, but that has not kept the company from continuing to churn out the models and maintaining a decent presence throughout all levels of the market. Today at a la
Posted by Dmitri Martynov, Business Development, Google Play For many international developers Russia is considered to be an opportunity to grow their app or games business. According to the 2017 report on the 'Mobile Internet Economy in Russia [PDF]
It might be hard to believe, but it’s already been three months since Andy Rubin’s new companyEssentialdebuted the Essential Phone. Hype was pretty strong at the time, but since then, the delay in its availability may have dimmed
Andy Rubin has posted some new information about the Essential Phone, including how long you can expect it to be updated and supported. Fortunately, it’s all good news on that front. Like Google, Essential will be providing two years of And
Posted by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google Play People enjoy using apps and games which meet their performance and quality expectations. Excessive battery usage, slow render times, and crashes, on the other hand, can be a source of frustration. In
Back in May, Comcast officially started rolling out Xfinity Mobile, and now the service is availablenationwide. Today Comcast announced that Xfinity Mobile is available across the United States, effectively completing the rollout it began months ago.
HMD Global’s first flagship is here, but you might not be able to get one for yourself. When making a high-end phone, you can’t stop at the internal specifications. It needs to look and feel like a premium product. The Nokia 8 app
Posted by Dan Austin, Android Security team LLVM, the compiler infrastructure used to build Android, contains multiple components that perform static and dynamic analysis. One set of these components that have been used extensively when analyzing And
Weve seen a lot of rumors and leaks for the LG V30 so far, but today were getting our best look yet at the still-unannounced flagship smartphone. High-quality images of the LG V30 have been leaked by Evan Blass. They give us a clear [...]Weve seen a
The only U.S. carrier selling the Essential Phone just started taking pre-orders for Andy Rubin’s latest creation. Essential and Sprint have a tight relationship despite the former being an entirely new company in the mobile industry. Andy
Posted by Ritesh Nayak M, Product Manager Imagine walking into a hotel room and having the temperature set just right, your favorite sub-genre of progressive-math-rock playing in the background, and the TV urging you to continue binging on your saved
Amazon today kicked off some deals on a new wearable and a new smartphone. First up, Amazon is selling the Huawei Watch for $199.99, which is $200 off its regular price. That price is good for the Black Stainless Steel with Black Stainless Steel Link
Just in case you needed to see the Galaxy Note 8 in another color, Evan Blass shared a new image of the phone. The latest press render leaked by Blass, who’s been on a hot streak in recent weeks, shows Samsung’s next high-end devi
Posted by Gloria Liou, Associate Product Manager Intern Why use shortcuts and widgets? One of our favorite features in Android O is the ability to pin shortcuts and widgets for your app onto the launcher through deep linking. Shortcuts let users qui
It’s the year of dual rear cameras, and Nokiaand HMD Globalare back to contribute to that trend with a newflagship smartphone. As expected, Nokia and HMD Global officially announced the Nokia 8today. This is the first flagship, high-end sma
There it is. An image showing the LG V30 from nearly every angle has leaked. Evan Blass, the mobile industry insider atVentureBeat, just gave us the best look yet at LG’s upcoming phone by showing the front, back, and sides. Although it&amp
Posted by Dom Elliott, Developer Marketing, Google Play Get the latest Playbook app for developers to learn about features, best practices, and strategies to succeed on Google Play. Discover insights from Google to help you develop and launch your a
Google confirmed a few months ago that Google Home would soon support voice calls, and now that feature is rolling out to everyone. Beginning today, Google Home owners in the United States and Canada can use hands-free voice calling right from their
A more readable, more conversational, and more navigable News Feed is heading to Facebook. The company announced on Wednesday that its stream of content will be updated to adapt to the current state of communication. As people are using GIFs and link
Posted by Megan Ruthven Android Security, Ken Bodzak Threat Analysis Group, Neel Mehta Threat Analysis Group Android Security is always developing new ways of using data to find and block potentially harmful apps (PHAs) from getting onto your devices
New apps need lovin too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the attention they deserve. We’ve shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and
Now your Google Home can make calls throughout the United States and Canada for free. A number of new features for the home-based digital assistant debuted at I/O 2017 in May. Hands-free calling, Spotify integration, calendar reminders, and multi-use
Posted by Michael Amygdalidis, Stephan Linzner and Nick Korostelev from the Mobile-Ninjas team at Google We're pleased to announce the version 1.0 release of the Android Testing Support Library (ATSL). ATSL version 1.0 is a major update to our exist
For anyone that has to deal with pollen allergies, Google wants to give you a clear ideawhat it’s going to be like when you go outside. Google is rolling out a pollen forecast and index inits search results. The results that Google is showi
High-end specifications and a tweaked design are guaranteed, but there’s little known about software improvements for the Galaxy Note 8. A report published by SamMobile reveals the focus for the next version of the Samsung Experience is on
Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering As we put the finishing touches on the Android O platform, today we're rolling out Developer Preview 4 to help you make sure your apps are ready. This is the final preview before we launch the official Android
The end of last year was marred by the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to battery issues, and now the Galaxy Note 4 has found itself in the lime light for a similar, but far [...]The end of last year was marred by the recall of the Samsung Ga
With Android O allegedly being officially announced on August 21st, another much-anticipated Google product has taken another step in its march towards its eventual launch; the smaller Pixel 2 (Walleye) has made its way to the Federal Communications
Posted by Jeff Vander Stoep, Senior Software Engineer, Android Security Updates are essential for security, but they can be difficult and expensive for device manufacturers. Project Treble is making updates easier by separating the underlying vendor