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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...

Google Developers Open Up DIY “WALT” Latency Timer

We all like immediate gratification and most of us have noticed that things seem snappier in newer builds of Android. Some of us may have even wondered or asked openly how these faster responses were being developed. If you're one of those who wondered, you now have your answer. Recently Google developers posted a blog...

Niantic Releases Official Sneak Peek for Pokémon GO

If you follow along Google's shenanigans with Android and otherwise, you may have heard the name "Niantic" pop up time and again. While not as exciting as Google X (now Alphabet Inc's X), Niantic Labs was the group within Google that was responsible for Ingress, a location based augmented reality game which pits two factions against each...

Analysis: Play Games Enhancements Announced at GDC 2016

The Game Developers Conference is off to a roaring start today in San Francisco with today being Google's annual Developer Day. Since many are unable to attend in person Google has announced several changes both in person and through their developers' blog, specifically highlighting enhancements and developments coming to Google Play Games. Here's a look into...

Baidu Browser found to be Leaking Personal User Data – What it means for you

You've probably heard of Baidu before. Known somewhat as China's Google (though that may change if Google finally decides to re-enter the market this year), the mammoth search engine giant/advertising platform/online encyclopedia has dabbled in developing numerous applications designed around its service ecosystem for both Android and Windows (much like Google). These apps have millions of users, most of whom...

Vulkan API Means More Control and Alternative to OpenGL [UPDATED]

Thankfully, the press release and materials on the Vulkan web site give us a wealth of information to start answering some of those basic questions that may be out there. First and foremost, Vulkan is not a replacement for OpenGL or OpenGL ES. It is an alternative approach to graphics development, one where much more of...

Fastboot Mobile Announces The Future of Push Services

XDA's official development partner, Fastboot Mobile, has announced a new open source push service as an alternative to Google Cloud Messaging (GCM). Their service offers improved control, security and substantially increased reach as a result of GCM being only compatible with devices featuring Google Mobile Services, leaving a billion users left out. The new service, dubbed...

The Misfortunate Pixel C: A Gigantically Insufficient Leap for Android Tablets

There is one particular device that disappointed me greatly last year, an Android product that promised to fulfill a void in the ecosystem, but that mightily failed to do so -- and in great part it failed because it was an Android product. The Pixel C was set to be the tablet that would bring productivity into...

Google Finally Begins Marshmallow Rollout For Android Wear

Better late than never, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is finally starting to make its way onto your wrists in the form Android 6.0 for Wear. Google has also announced more details in their official blog post. The post mentions a few of the new features that we can see on the latest version of the OS, including new system...

Google Reportedly Signals Apple-like Direction for Nexus Hardware

The Nexus lineup is the Holy Grail for all pure Android lovers. Featuring some of the best specifications available on the market, along with a Google-AOSP approach, these phones offer the best long-term software experience (except maybe the HTC HD2). Except the Nexus 6P, the Nexus lineup has never been a running contender for the best...

Top 5 Google Maps Tips – XDA TV

When he's not destroying innocent phones, XDA TV Host Ronald spends his time exploring. Exploring the world can be a dangerous task. You shouldn't leave the house without knowing your way around Google Maps! With so many amazing features there will be a few that go unnoticed. In this video Ronald explores the top five...