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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...

Hangouts v10 is Rolling out with Direct Sharing, Decreased Image Size in Chats, and Hints at Adding Group Invitation Links

You know what time it is. It's the weekly Google-Apps-update-extravaganza! This week, Google has mysteriously decided to bump Hangouts from version 8 to version 10. What's changed? After using the app for a couple of minutes, there are some minor changes here and there. Let's run down what we've found so far: Decreased image size in...

Through Allo & Duo, Google Continues to Send a Convoluted Message

A decade ago, in August of 2005, Google launched an Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) instant messaging service dubbed “Google Talk.” One of Google’s stated goals with the service was “interoperability,” and it showed. Users were free to choose their client from many applications such as Trillian, Pidgin, Psi, Adium, or simply a Gmail browser...

OnePlus 3 Specs Registered, New Pebbles Kickstarting Now, Project Ara Alive!

The OnePlus 3 has been registered with China's TENAA. Project Ara is not dead and is getting closer to release! Pebble has launched a Kickstarter for the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core! Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending May 27, 2016...

Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Photos

Google Photos is a popular app, but do you know all of its tips and tricks? Recently we talked about the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Keyboard and the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Chrome. Today, we show you the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Photos. Did you know these tricks? Did...

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...