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Google’s Duo Video Calling App Launches Today

Duo along with its partner app Allo have however drawn a lot of criticism even before launch, as many users feel that the apps send a convoluted message given Google's fondness for creating new and additional messaging apps. The situation has not been assuaged as it became apparent that Hangouts and Messenger will remain separate apps...

Google and Dashlane Introduce Open-YOLO API Project for Password Management

Passwords are a necessary part of our Internet life. If you are someone who spends a lot of time on the Internet, you probably have a ton of different ids at different websites, and if you follow along advice, a ton of different passwords as well. More than likely, you are also using a password...

Google’s Nexus Launcher Unofficially Available for Download!

The new Nexus Launcher has been the talk of leak-town the past day and today. For a recap, this is the launcher that is rumored to be default on the new Nexus devices, Sailfish and Marlin. While most of us have to wait to get a chance to try out the new Nexus devices, what...

Tutorial: Recreate The New Nexus Launcher’s Appearance in Nova

Earlier today the world was treated to a sneak peek at the new Nexus launcher which is believed to be coming with the 2016 Nexus phones. This new launcher added a chevron to open the app drawer and a shortcut to Google Now at the top of the homescreen. Now thanks to some incredibly quick...

Weekly Debrief — The Note7, Nexus Sailfish, and More

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Flat) Working Prototype Featured in 11-Minute Long Video The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 unveiling is just round the corner, with the device being unveiled officially on 2nd August. We know a lot about the device so far — how it will look like, in whatcolors it will come in, what hardware will...

Google Phone App Now Features Spam Protection

Ever since telemarketing became a thing, groups of people have tried to make the most by resorting to what is know as spam calls. These often take the form of automated voice recordings (or robocalls as they are often called) being played back to the receiver, often selling goods or services that the receiver may...

Why and How to Use Google’s Firebase Suite: What Its Tools Can Do for You

The fundamental building blocks of Android app development can be whittled down to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and a device or emulator to run it on, and while these are enough to build an app, a host of other tools augment the developer experience, aiding the team behind the product to scale the product, improve...

Google+ prepares to add Link Previews in Comments and the ability to show Low Quality Comments

Besides our very own forums, Google+ has long been a great place for Android users to congregate in communities around their favorite ROMs or apps. Many of our readers likely only use the website because for the longest time it was required to sign up for application beta testing. For some time, you were even required...

XDA Friday 6/24/16

It's Friday this Christmas! That means it's time to go back and check out all the best news from XDA this week. Check out our recap video or just take a look at our favorite articles below. Google May Add Live-Support App for Nexus in Android N, Along with Navigation Bar Refresh I can't wait to try...

Google May Add Live-Support App for Nexus in Android N, Along with Navigation Bar Refresh

We're in the last few days of the first half of 2016, which means that a lot of what was supposed to happen in the Android world for this year has already happened: we've seen the newest sets of SoC's in consumer-ready products, we've seen Android OEMs bring out said products and we've even had...

Updates Not Guaranteed: Don’t Panic, Nexus Phones Don’t Have Execution Dates

A lot of the bad press against Android is simple fear mongering. It was around this time last year when Android security was a hot topic, and while so many of us know that a lot of those claims were overstated, the mass media was successful multiplying the worry for Android users. I fear something...

Google’s New Approach to Hardware Design Could Mean a New Relationship with Nexus Partners

ast week Sundar Pichai sent our little niche of the internet into a frenzy, prompting the churning out of article after article discussing his thoughts on what the software experience on the Nexus phones would be going forward. While the software is a key aspect of the Nexus experience, users and enthusiasts also look to the...