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Here’s Everything You Missed During Google I/O [Part 2 – Users]

Yesterday was a pretty hectic news day for the Android tech world. With the keynote speech at Google I/O came many major announcements of which you can catch up on by reading both of our recap articles ([1] [2]). Alternatively, if you have 2 hours to spend you can watch the entire keynote speech on YouTube.However, there...

Here’s Everything You Missed During Google I/O [Part 1 – Developers]

Yesterday was a pretty hectic news day for the Android tech world. With the keynote speech at Google I/O came many major announcements of which you can catch up on by reading both of our recap articles ([1] [2]). Alternatively, if you have 2 hours to spend you can watch the entire keynote speech on YouTube.However, there...

Android Pay Hits The UK, No Barclays or Natwest Yet

Android Pay has finally arrived in the UK, a move many of us have been waiting for since the infrastructure for NFC payments has been implemented in many stores for a long time now thanks to the capability for contactless payments via debit and credit cards. Android Pay will work anywhere contactless on your bank...

I/O 2016: NVIDIA, Google Boost SHIELD Android TV Rule of Living Room

Media Embraces Android TV After the keynote we were treated to news that media giants Viacom, Disney and CNN are all jumping on board the Android TV train. Disney is soon releasing support for the platform to its WatchESPN, Watch ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC News and Freeform apps in Google Play. Viacom is also joining in by...

HTC Announced Devices to Receive Android N

Taking advantage of Google (Alphabet?) I/O HTC has announced which of their lineup will receive an N update after it has shipped to OEMs later this year. Although there is no timeline that they can share at this moment with the speed that Google is sending out N previews we hope that the update will...

Google I/O 2016 Roundup, Part 2: Virtual Reality, Android Wear 2.0, Instant Apps

At Google I/O we saw how Google is building its next evolution, and two crucial parts of this are Virtual Reality through "Daydream", and Wearables, with the former opening an entire new dimension for Android.Virtual Reality VR Mode in Android N is official, and this will allow Android to tackle the current players in the VR market, even...

[APK for Non-N Devices] You Can Theme Google Keyboard on N Preview with Colors and Images!

If you are running the N Preview 3 on your Nexus device, there is a small yet delightful change that you must check out. You can now theme the default (Google) keyboard, with unlimited options! To enter the menu, simply head to the Google Keyboard settings, and check out the menu "Theme". From there you will be...

Google I/O 2016 Roundup, Part 1: Google Assistant, Google Home, Allo-Duo, Android N

Google I/O 2016 is here, and with it come a slew of new announcements: ranging from new products and services, to new improvements to older products and services. A lot of these products and services are overlapping and interconected, as Google sees them as a collective effort towards a connected future. Here is a recap summary...

Android N Preview 3 & Android Wear 2.0 Preview Now Available!

It's Google I/O Christmas, everybody! And with it comes a new Android Developer preview version for your Nexus device, as well as an Android Wear 2.0 preview for Android Wear! First up, the latest beta update for the N Preview comes with various fixes, better performance and stability and a handful of new features. The listed changes can...

Nokia Signs Licensing and IP Agreement with HMD Global, New Android Nokia Phones Coming

After Nokia's Lumia efforts and their long relationship, break-up and fallout with Microsoft, not many expected the Finnish phone legend to come back full-force, much less with Android in its portfolio. Yet it's happening. The brand is being rekindled through a new licensing agreement with HMD Global, a newly-founded Finnish company that'll take over the branding and produce...

VR Space: The Last Mission – VR Game Review

There is a lot of talk about virtual reality right now, and while the HTC Vive and Oculus are the big players, Google Cardboard still has some power. XDA TV Host TK takes a look at a VR game for your Google Cardboard. Check out this video to learn about VR Space: The Last Mission,...

Google Announces Android for Work DevHub: A Collaborative Forum for Developers

Development is often a team effort. Professional Android developers usually find themselves seeking the help of other developers on the web when they can't find an answer to a problem on their own. Many communities such as Stack Overflow have sprung up to give developers a place to learn from others.Stack Overflow, however, is more of...