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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is getting one of its most significant discounts since arriving in the U.S. last month. The Mate 10 Pro is now on sale at Amazon, The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is getting one of its most significant discounts since arriving in the U.S
Posted by Benjamin Frenkel, Product Manager, Google Play Instant We've been working hard to make Google Play the premier platform for game discovery and a place for you to grow your business. In the last year, the number of Android users who installe
You almost finished your Amazon Alexa Skill and are now started the quest for the Holy Grail of Alexa Testing. Now, you are desperately searching for a way to automate it. Even, googling it gave no obvious outcome.Fortunately, your search is over.Now
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds made a splash in the gaming scene with its addictive Battle Royale style gameplay, and the thought of getting it on mobile has been very exciting. Its main competitor, Fortnite, has already announced an Android
Android phones are like Windows computers in the mobile space. Dozens upon dozens of different manufacturers build devices in all price ranges, from under $100 to well over $1,000. Unlike Apple, which strictly controls both hardware and software with
Today Google announced Google Play Instant, a way for Android users to try games before downloading them. But that’s not the only Google Play-related change that’s coming. Google has confirmed that it will roll out video ads in th
Originally posted by Dave Kleidermacher, Vice President of Security for Android, Play, ChromeOS, on the Google Security Blog Our team's goal is simple: secure more than two billion Android devices. It's our entire focus, and we're constantly working
As the combination of virtual wallet apps and contactless payment solutions using smartphones continues to mature, we can expect to see more innovative uses of these technologies. Today, Google announced a new initiative to enable Google Pay to be us
It has only been three days since Tencent launched PUBG Mobile in a beta test for Android users in Canada, but apparently things went well, because now the battle royale game is now available more broadly. Beginning today, youcan download and play PU
Posted by Adam Vartanian, Software Engineer We hope you're enjoying the first developer preview of Android P. We wanted to specifically call out some backward-incompatible changes we plan to make to the cryptographic capabilities in Android P, which
Google is running one of the best deals we’ve seen on their XL flagship outside of the holidays, so if you’ve been thinking about upgrading, you might want to give this deal a good look. Right now if you purchase a Google Pixel 2
It has been a couple of years since the HTC Vive went up for pre-order (priced at $799, too), and now there is a new virtual reality headset to throw your money at. HTC showcased the Vive Pro earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, and no
Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Last week at Mobile World Congress we saw that Android's ecosystem of developers, device makers, and silicon partners continues to bring amazing experiences to users worldwide. Looking ahead, today we're sharin
VPNs are incredibly important tools to have in your digital toolbox, and we like to run stellar deals on services to keep your internet activity safe and secure. Right now we’re offering a lifetime subscription to TigerVPN, which has cross-
Google has been working on its instant apps program for quite a while, with the goal of allowing Android users to try out an app “instantly” without having to download and install the full app before giving it a go. That was meant
Posted by Dave Smith, Developer Advocate for IoT Today we're releasing Developer Preview 7 (DP7) of Android Things, Google's platform that enables Android developers to create Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The platform also supports powerful appl
Gamers who are interested in a mobile version of Player Unknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) battle royale game have been watching to see when it might be available for their market. In a bit of a twist on many typical game releases, PUBG Mobile
If you have been on the hunt for a solid deal on the Google Pixel 2 XL, Google might have just the right one for you. Google has kicked off a limited time promotion that offers a $200 statement credit for anyone who If you have been on the hunt for a
Posted by David Brazdil, Software Engineer In Android, we're always looking for ways to improve the user and developer experience by making those experiences as stable as possible. In this spirit, we've been working to ensure that apps don't use non-
Buying a brand new Galaxy S9 or S9+ is an exciting enough occasion for many, but for some of us, the prospect of setting up this new phone is even more gratifying. Finding and making the most out of the phone’s functions and abilities can b
Google Pay launched earlier this yearas a combination of Android Pay and Google Wallet, and now the service is adding support for transit tickets. Google announced that beginning today, Google Pay can handle transit tickets. However, that [...]Google
By Shalom Gibly, Software Engineer, Google's Material Gallery Team Transitions in Material Design apps provide visual continuity. As the user navigates the app, views in the app change state. Motion and transformation reinforce the idea that interfac
For a brief period of time, the “LG ThinQ Google Assistant Smart Speaker With Touchscreen” or LG ThinQ smart display, made an appearance on the B&H website for interested consumers to place pre-orders for the device. The l
Everyweek we cover new Android apps withFresh Meaton Wednesday, followed byAndroid Gamingon Thursday andTop 10 App Updateson Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the fiv
Posted by Neto Marin, Developer Advocate Promotions can be a valuable tool to increase user engagement or attract new users by offering content or features to a limited number of users free of charge. We are happy to share an improvement in the Googl
Huawei’s P20 Lite is one of the phone’s opting for a questionable display notch, which we saw a ton of at MWC 2018. What’s really interesting about this device, though, is that Huawei has not officially announced it. It&
On the same weekend that the Galaxy S9 is launching, Samsung’s 2017 flagship is getting an update to Android 8.0 Oreo. The T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now being updated to Android [...]On the same weekend that the
Posted by Adriana Puchianu, Developer Marketing Google Play We have just wrapped up the second edition of the Google Play Indie Games Contest in Europe! The iconic Saatchi Gallery in London welcomed 20 developers, from 12 countries, who showcased the
If youre looking to make 2018 one of your most productive years yet, you might want to check out our daily deal on the Six Sigma certification bundle. Six Sigma is a data-driven improvement philosophy that uses a unique methodology to try and improve
In addition to being available on all of the major carriers, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are being sold by Samsung itself. These models are unlocked, and for a limited time, people who buy one can get a nice deal on an accessory bundle for their new device
Posted by Sean McQuillan (@objcode) and Prateek Tandon (@ptandon05) What happens to app usage and accessibility when people get new phones? The feedback we've had is that people want apps to work straight out of the box, just like on their old phones
HBO’s hit seriesWestworldis getting a mobile game adaptation, and as of today you can pre-register for the game to get some extra stuff when it does release. As a twist, the more users that pre-register, the more rewards everyone will get w
The Alcatel 1X was the first Android Go phone that we met at MWC last month, and today we’ve got a bit more info about its pricing and availability. Alcatel has confirmed that the 1X (shown above) is coming to [...]The Alcatel 1X was the fi
Posted by Jake Wharton (@JakeWharton), Florina Muntenescu (@FMuntenescu) & James Lau (@jmslau) Today, we are announcing the preview of Android KTX - a set of extensions designed to make writing Kotlin code for Android more concise, idiomatic, and
Android Wear is in a pretty awkward spot as a product line for Google, with tons of smartwatches either failing or getting pulled off the market after lackluster sales. What’s the panacea for a flailing product? Rebranding! Say goodbye to A
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ officially went up for sale today, which means a lot of people are now getting to trySamsung’s AR Emoji feature which will turn them into animated avatars of themselves. If you picked up a Galaxy S9 [...
Posted by Dave Smith, Developer Advocate for IoT Deeplocal is a Pittsburgh-based innovation studio that makes inventions as marketing to help the world's most loved brands tell their stories. The team at Deeplocal built several fun and engaging robot
If you’ve ever been curious about developing your own apps and learning what goes into the process, we’ve got just the deal for you. The Complete Application Development Bundle is a multi-course bundle that includes a ton of infor
In early February, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ started receiving the update to Android 8.0 Oreo, and now another one of Samsung’s flagship smartphones is getting on the fun. Samsung’s Galaxy [...]In early February, the Sa
Posted by Kacey Fahey, Developer Marketing, Google Play Based in Seattle, Big Fish Games was founded in 2002. Starting as a game studio, they quickly turned into a major publisher and distributor of casual games. Leading up to the launch of their hit
Keeping your phone charged up is serious business, and making use of your handset’s wireless charging function is possibly the easiest way to keep your phone topped up With this in mind,Anker has launched a couple of new 7.5w wireless charg
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
Posted by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google Play Apps bring devices to life -- letting you book a ride instantly, connect and share memories with friends, be alerted about current events, play games with someone across the globe, and get work done
One of the few areas where we continue to see smartphone manufacturers working to differentiate themselves from the competition is in the camera capabilities and features of their devices. Besides trying to “one up” their competit
Today is the day, Galaxy S9 fans. The handset is officially launching, bringing with it another version of Samsung’s Infinity Display, an eye-catching purple color, and a repositioned fingerprint sensor. To celebrate, wireless carriers are
One of the best devices that we saw at MWC 2018 was the new Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphones being launched by Sony. The company always seems to be a bit of an afterthought in the smartphone market, but they keep plugging away with nice
It has been a bit of time since Tencent, the giant company behind WeChat and which bought up the rights to publish the mega-popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (or, as it is lovingly known, PUBG) on mobile devices, announced the title wou
Google likes to bounce back and forth between light and dark modes on their apps, and we’ve seen our share of both over the past few years. Material Design updates brought its share of bright white app and website interfaces, but we&#82
Earlier this year, Google brought together Android Pay and Google Wallet to form an all-in-one service, Google Pay. Now the mobile payment option is available on smartwatches in more countries. Android Police reports that Google Pay is now available
Essential catches quite a bit of criticism for a ton of different things, but they’ve managed to break a milestone and beat out a ton of other bigger companies in the process. Yep, the Essential Phone will be among the first non-Google devi