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How Tapjacking Made a Return with Android Marshmallow — and Nobody Noticed

While many of us salivate over the newly released Android Nougat for Nexus devices, the vast majority of users are still on Android Marshmallow. An exploit the existence of which has been documented since at least the middle of 2015 is still affecting many modern Android devices. Malicious applications are able to tapjack your actions into granting them a...

Use Rich Text Formatted Descriptions to Improve App Installations

You've worked hard on developing your first app and you've just passed your largest milestone yet: publishing your app on the Google Play Store. Great! Now what? If you have enough cash on hand, name/brand recognition, or social media prowess you probably won't have too much trouble getting your app's name out there. But even if...

Google Play Store Version 6.8 Hints at Sharing Music Purchases on a Family Plan, Improved Data Pre-Loading

Google Play Store Version 6.8 is now rolling out with hints suggesting a possible upcoming change within the Google Play Music Family Plan. Currently, subscribers to the Play Music Family Plan are unable to share individual purchases among family members, as noted in the help page: Each family member will still have separate Google Accounts, playlists,...

Tearing Down Google Apps Updates: What’s (Possibly) Coming!

Hello readers of our portal! As you might know, many applications are updated or released during the week of Google I/O. Most of these updates are pretty major and most of their features are detailed by the developer teams in the changelog. However, not every upcoming feature gets noted, so we're here to teardown the APKs...

Hands-on With Google Play Developer Console — A Must-Have for the Engaged Publisher

The Google Play Developer Console has long been the “one stop shop” for developers to publish apps, view sales, reviews, analytics, and more. Google’s new Play Console application is a fresh new way for developers to interface with this console on mobile. Through interactive graphs and fine grained notification controls, this app provides developers the ability...

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...

Could Chrome OS soon get Full Google Play Store Support?

Chrome OS merged with Android. It's every Pixel C owner's dream. But for so long, the dream has not had much in the way of solid evidence for its existence. Sure, you could sideload some Android apps using a hacky method to install apks as Chrome extensions but even with some nifty automation tools it was still quite...

Wanam Xposed Pulled Out of Play Store

XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor wanam is a well known hacker of many Samsung devices, and he's a reputable developer has created numerous applications and kernels for Samsung phones since the Galaxy II days. Because of this, if you ever used a Samsung phone and love XDA, then you must have heard of Wanam Xposed. It's likely the...

Tasker Pulled From Google Play Store

At XDA, we are big fans of Tasker: the tool which can automate almost every task on your device. Tasker can be used to setup your device to work exactly the way you want it to, making your device truly one of a kind in its own unique way. We have a wide variety of guides...