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You Can Download the Canary 1 Build of Android Studio Now, Supports Kotlin

Yesterday at Google I/O, it was revealed that Google would be bringing first-class support for Kotlin to Android. For those unaware, Kotlin has been regarded as a programming language that's easier to use than others because of how the syntax is setup. Not only that, but it can also be gradually introduced into existing products...

Android O Redesigns Emojis – Get Them Now on Android 5.0+

During our earlier coverage of what is new in the first public Android O Beta release (Android O Developer Preview 2), some users noted that we had forgotten to mention the new emojis. No, we didn't forget about our little blob friends. We wanted to wait so you can get your hands on the new, more...

Netflix’s SafetyNet Exclusion is Actually a New Feature in the Google Play Console

Last week, the news about the Netflix application being hidden for rooted users when searching the Play Store made waves across the community. At first it wasn't quite clear exactly why this was happening but then Netflix released a statement saying this was intended behavior. The company said they were using Google's Widevine DRM as a way...

Google May Finally Enable Custom Themes Built on Sony’s RRO Framework

In case you aren't already aware, Google has released the second Android O Developer Preview (Android O DP2) during yesterday's I/O event. We've already done a deep dive into everything new we've found thus far, but there was one thing about DP2 that was bugging me. Everyone who received the beta update or manually flashed...

Android Pay Coming to Canada, Russia, Spain, Brazil, and Taiwan

Two weeks ago we informed that Android Pay is launching in Taiwan. The report is now officially confirmed, as Google plans to expand its Android Pay to Canada, Russia, Spain, Brazil, and of course, Taiwan. The announcement took place during one of the conferences at Google I/O 2017. The reports in Russian media suggest that Android Pay...

Learn to Build iOS and Android Apps for Only $10

Learn how to Build Native iOS and Android Apps with Angular, Cordova and the Ionic 2 Framework. This course from Udemy is heavily discounted at 94% off its regular price. For only $10 you will learn how to build four different types of apps from the ground up. Purchases made through Udemy benefit XDA. Our sponsors help us...

OnePlus Announces They’re Working with DxO Labs to Improve the Camera of the OnePlus 5

Many people look at DxOMark and think they're just a collection of people who test and judge consumer and professional cameras for a website. The website is actually owned by a company called DxO Labs and they're based in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. At the heart of the company, they focus on image processing software and consult with other companies...

Here’s Everything New in Android O Developer Preview 2

It's that time of year again. Google's yearly I/O developer conference is like Christmas for Android enthusiasts. Every year the company bombards us with news related to everything Google has been working on in recent months. We've been extensively covering all the latest news from this year's I/O, but one thing we haven't gotten around...

Google Can Help You Find Your Next Job With New Search Features

Google has announced at I/O today a series of new features coming to Search, under the name Google for Jobs. These features aim to make searching for jobs or new employees as easy as possible, by pulling listings from services including LinkedIn, Facebook, CareerBuilder, Monster, Glassdoor, and other sites. Pichai explained “We realized the first step for...

Google Launches TensorFlow Lite for Mobile Machine Learning

App developers will soon have a specialized version of TensorFlow to work on Android devices, maximizing available resources. It will be called TensorFlow Lite and it is a part of the open source project maintained by Google. TensorFlow is an open source software library for diverse applications of machine learning, used for computation, data analysis and...

Google Play Console Receives New and Updated Features, Improved Statistics and Diagnostics

Google Play is the world's largest app distribution platform with over 1 billion monthly active users, and over 80 billion yearly app installs as of last year (a 26% increase from 2015). The service's success wouldn't be what it is without excellent apps, and that's why Google introduced the Play Developer Console in 2012 to...

Android O to Cut Reboot Time in Half, Significantly Improve App Performance

Although the time to reboot your smartphone is likely not a major concern for most users, rebooting is one of the more common tasks for users on our forums thanks to the myriad of modifications that we add that require you to reboot your phone. Rebooting your phone can be quite slow, however, but Google wants...