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Android M Adds Fingerprint Support

Along with other features, Android M has brought along Fingerprint Support to the OS.This comes in the form of an API for developers, ensuring standardized support across the OS and devices.Use cases for Fingerprint Support  includes Android Pay majorly.You can also use the fingerprint to unlock the device and make Play Store payments thanks to...

Webview Update on Android M Dev Preview

Google has announced an update to the Webview implementations on the upcoming Android M Developer Preview. This comes in the form of Chrome Custom Tabs. Previously, you had two choices, either link out to the default browser, or render as an embedded webview. But with Android M, you can take advantage of Chrome Custom Tabs.As an example,...

Android M Brings Granular Permission Controls

Google I/O 2015 is underway,  and Sundar Pichai opened the event with the usual statistics of how Android has done in the past year, and moved on to the first announcement of the day, the Android M Preview. VP of Engineering, Dave Burke took to the stage to announce the first feature of the M...

Watch the Google I/O 2015 Livestream Here

Google's annual I/O 2015 Developer Conference is about to go live from Moscone West in San Francisco, and the excitement is thick in the air. If you aren't attending I/O itself, or one of the various I/O Extended events across he world, tune in to the livestream right here:

OnePlus Plans To Take Back #NeverSettle From Verizon

#NeverSettleBack in 2014, this seemingly innocent and kind of motivating hashtag took the tech industry by storm. Afterall, how often do you see a "new" company give the top guns of Android a run for their money?The #NeverSettle mantra was what OnePlus was founded on, as they claim. Even though the device was marred with issues...

OnePlus Two: Expectations and Boundaries

OnePlus is a company that has been through controversies and praise in what was perhaps one of the most dynamic years for a company - and all of this with a single phone. The OnePlus One was, indeed, flagship killer that didn’t settle in many ways. The device went on to sell over a million...

Time-Lapse with ChronoSnap – XDA App Review

Some of the most interesting pictures are time-lapse animations that capture the passage of time.  Someone painting a house, someone building a treehouse, or a sunset are just a few of the ideas for a time-lapse session. A lot of smartphone cameras have some great power now, so why not use a smartphone.Developer Nathan Osman...

Samsung Galaxy S6 To Receive Major Camera Update

When the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were launched, they became the prime focus for all discussions as Samsung took a break on their traditional design philosophy and opted for something that their flagship lineup hadn't seen before. But along with the design, a lot of Android enthusiasts were also impressed by another aspect of...

Tactile: An Addicting Game with Beautiful Material Design

The game industry has been around for decades, catering to a wide spectrum of people, young gamers and elder ones, casual gamers and serious ones, and for an industry with such specifications, innovation isn't the only fuel for success. An increasingly large number of games draw inspiration from another and build on top of that idea,...

Android’s Consistency and The User Experience

This is a site of power users, and it is fair to say that most of us are more knowledgeable about Android than the average Joe. We tinker and tweak by customizing every corner for endless hours, until we arrive at a comfortable software configuration. In contrast, a large chunk of Android users don’t even...

Which Manufacturer (And Device) Made You Choose Android?

The beautiful thing about Android is that there is so much to choose from. There are a handful of OEMs that design phones completely different from one another, so chances are you'll find something that suits your needs perfectly. Furthermore, Android itself is very open and customizable, giving users full control over their devices. With...

KickMaterial: Material Design For Kickstarter

Frustrated by the lack of a Kickstarter Android App, Grzegorz Oksiuta and Outline have collaborated to design an MD themed Kickstarter app. While Kickstarter has put an end to hopes of a release, the concept looks spectacular and if not for an overly cautious legal department "could be released tomorrow".  "Last year, to keep up with...