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Project Ara Alive and Kicking: One Step Closer to You

What is Ara? On the technical side, Ara (or Project Ara as it is officially referred to as) is an ambitious initiative undertaken by Google. The aim is to create an open hardware solution and modularizing aspects of a functional smartphone. The goals for the consumer is to allow them to create and truly personalize their...

Google Announces Allo-Duo, Google Home and More at I/O 2016!

Google announced Allo and Duo, Google Home and more at I/O 2016! Google talked about Virtual Reality and Android Wear! Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending May 20, 2016 at XDA-Developer.com. Check out this video! Be sure to check out other great XDA TV...

Google I/O 2016 Keynote – Livestream and discussion

Google I/O has once again rolled around, with the possibilities of 2 new Nexus devices from HTC and a potential device from Xiaomi we couldn't be more excited, so grab a drink and get comfy with us as we watch the Keynote for the biggest Android event of the year. I/O 2016 Keynote !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Join the...

Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Chrome

Let's talk about Google Chrome on your mobile device; everyone uses it, but do they really use it? Recently we talked about the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Keyboard. Today, we show you the Top 5 Hidden Features of Google Chrome. Google sure does like to hide features from us! Did you know these tricks? Did...

Report: Google to Introduce Android VR, Amazon Echo Competitor; Delays 3D Touch

Google I/O is coming up next week, so we've been seeing a lot of leaks building up to the developer conference. These past two days in particular have seen some interesting reports leaked through the grapevine. Android VR Virtual Reality is a pretty big deal lately, if you haven't already heard. More so, Google has already gauged...

Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Keyboard

Google Keyboard version five is out and typing has never been easier. Today, we show you the Top 5 Hidden Features of Google Keyboard. Did you know these tricks? Did we miss your favorite feature? Check out the video and let us know in the comments below! Be sure to check out other great XDA TV...

One Not Dead: A Broader View Will Expand & Rekindle Android One

When the Android One project started off in 2014, it gave many the hope of a Nexus experience, but for the masses. It stood for the fact that buying a phone in a developing country isn't always about buying hardware: you do pay in part for the software -- past, present and future. With Android One,...

SurveyMonkey: Microsoft Mobile Office App Usage Crushed by Google

Earlier this week SurveyMonkey released information from its Intelligence division that provides some insight into how many people are using Microsoft Office apps on mobile devices in comparison to Google. While I expected the numbers to heavily lean towards Google, what I saw was staggering. According to SurveyMonkey's research collected through March 2016, Microsoft only carries...

Android N Preview Now Supported in Android Studio 2.1

The Android team released version 2.1 of the Android Studio and there are significant changes in the release. Primarily the release now adds support for the Developer Preview of Android N. Android's Jack compiler is now supported and now opens the door to Java 8 language features without additional tools or resources. In addition to Android...

The Gloves Are Off: Google Responds to the EU’s Antitrust Charges

Earlier this week, we reported on a source that indicated that Google was on the verge of being handed an antitrust suit by the European Commission. Today, the rumors came to fruition: the European Commission officially handed Google a "statement of objections" due to their belief that Google was in violation of EU antitrust statutes by...

Google vs. EU: Android Antitrust Charges in the Horizon

A new report originating from Reuters claims that Google is about to get charged in the European Union over abusing Android for unfair promotion of its own apps and services on the OS. Antitrust allegations over Google have been an ongoing topic of hot debate, with governments and judicial machinery of several nations alleging Google for...

How to Get Voice Access Beta

Google has released a new voice control app for Android called Voice Access. This product is in Beta and the beta team is full. How do you get the product than you ask? Well today we show you how to obtain and install the Voice Access Beta APK using our program XDA Labs. Check out...