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5 Great Ways To Use Android Split-Screen

I've been using Android N for a while and I'm actually liking the split-screen feature. At first it will go against your instinct to use this feature because we have all been switching between apps for so long that it has become natural to us. When we jump between apps we press the "recent apps"...

Android N Developer Preview 4 is Out! Final APIs and Play Publishing

The road to N keeps getting shorter as we see new developer previews popping out. Now, we get the Android N developer preview 4, coming your way through your local ADB or your beta program OTAs! What's new in DP4? Developers will be happy to note that they can now publish apps that use API level...

For Sony, Android 6.0’s Doze Mode Marks a Battery Life Regression

There's been a lot of debate recently over custom skins, stock Android, and the relationship between the two. Stock Android has been the favorite flavor of Android among our readers for quite awhile now. In Android enthusiast circles, it's practically a given that Google attempting to consolidate the user experience across various Android devices is beneficial to...

Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Photos

Google Photos is a popular app, but do you know all of its tips and tricks? Recently we talked about the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Keyboard and the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Chrome. Today, we show you the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Photos. Did you know these tricks? Did...

How Google is Laying the Foundation to Kill Rogue Background Services

Google has major plans in the works to further improve the battery life of Android devices. In a talk during Google I/O (which you can watch below), the company shared their current and future plans with developers regarding optimizing for battery life. Google is planning on killing unbound background receivers and will force developers to coalesce their...

Google Announces Allo-Duo, Google Home and More at I/O 2016!

Google announced Allo and Duo, Google Home and more at I/O 2016! Google talked about Virtual Reality and Android Wear! Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending May 20, 2016 at XDA-Developer.com. Check out this video! Be sure to check out other great XDA TV...

Why You Won’t Get N’s Seamless Updates on Your Current Android Device

If you read our recap of the events from Google I/O the other day, we detailed how the new seamless update feature was going to work in Android N. You can go back and read the piece for a longer explanation, but in essence Android N borrows the dual-partition setup from Chrome OS in order...

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...

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...

[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...