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Google brings back the Android Developer Challenge to find 10 innovative apps using Machine Learning

It's been many years since the last one, so it was surprising to hear that Google is bringing back the Android Developer Challenge. This time around, Google wants to promote one of the most promising fields of software engineering: Machine Learning. Google has used Machine Learning to build innovative features in a ton of its...

Navigation Gestures 1.20.16 released with even more bug fixes and features

It's been less than a month (barely) and we're back with another Navigation Gestures update. Just like with the release of 1.18.4, the focus here is primarily on stability and performance. That doesn't mean there aren't new features, though. We've spent a while making sure this release is as stable as we can get it...

[Update 1: Fix Coming] Google Pixel 4’s 90Hz display only works at high brightnesses

The Google Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL were announced last week and the duo was savagely leaked, with Google contributing to those leaks through official revelations. We weren't expecting bells and whistles since most of the features were already out in the open – many of which Google didn't even talk about at...

Google previews Android Studio 4.0 and releases new Jetpack libraries at Android Dev Summit

Google is back for more, and this time that doesn't mean yet another Play Store or API restriction. Instead, Google's announced a whole bunch of stuff at the Android Dev Summit to help Android developers. It seems the effects of Project Marble are still around since Google's doing more to improve app performance. We're even...

Google shows just how much Project Treble has improved OS Android adoption

When it was announced back in 2017, Project Treble was seen as game-changing to the Android ecosystem. In basic terms, Project Treble modularizes Android to make it easier for OEMs to update devices. For people in the Android community who love trying bleeding edge software, this has been a big deal, and it has improved...

Wireless Android Auto is now available in 15 Latin American countries

Wireless Android Auto was announced a while ago and it has slowly been trickling out to more devices and countries. Earlier this month, a few Samsung flagship devices received support for it. This goes along with the big redesign of the interface that began rolling out this summer. Now, Google has added 15 new countries...

ColorOS 6 Beta with Android 10 available for Oppo Reno in India

It's been over a month since Google first rolled out a stable build of Android 10 for its Pixel devices. Since then several manufacturers, including Essential, OnePlus, and Xiaomi have released their own stable Android 10 updates for select devices. However, due to the current state of updates in the Android ecosystem, most other manufacturers...

Google App tests new Collections UI, Smart Screenshots, linking Radio services, and more

Google has a good track record of updating its apps with new features and improvements. At times, we're able to spot some of these features before their release by means of a teardown. For instance, we learned that the Pixel 4's new Assistant was making its way to Canada, the UK, and Singapore in a...

[Update 4: Rs 8000 ($110) price cut in India] The Samsung Galaxy A80 with a rotating camera module, notchless Infinity display is now official

Buy on Amazon India Samsung has revitalized its Galaxy A series for the generation that prefers to stay live all the time. After recently announcing its plans to merge the Galaxy J series with the Galaxy A lineup, Samsung has announced a new smartphone which sits at the top of this revamped lineup. The Galaxy A80...

Magic UI 3.0 (Android 10) beta starts rolling out for the Honor 20 and View 20

At IFA in Berlin earlier this year, Huawei teased the EMUI 10 roadmap for a couple of devices. The company followed that up with a list of 33 devices, both from Huawei and Honor, along with their update schedule. Among these were the Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, and Honor View 20. As per the...

MIUI 11 rolling out to the Redmi K20 and Redmi 7A in India

Xiaomi officially unveiled MIUI 11 late last month at an event in China. Since then, beta versions of the software have already rolled out to a number of devices. These include the Xiaomi Mi 8, the Mi Mix 2S, and the Mi Mix 3. We also learned that Xiaomi was planning to roll out Android...