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Report: Google and Samsung Help Increase Mobile Game Monetization Stats for Android

We've seen it time and time again, a brand new and highly anticipated mobile game gets announced and then millions of Android fans are let down when they learn it will be released on iOS first. Sometimes this may be due to a paid exclusive launch from Apple themselves, but a lot of the time...

Chrome’s Reader Mode May be Coming to Custom Tabs in a Future Update

Google is constantly working to improve the user experience of websites on a mobile device. Not only have they made a lot of progress with their AMP project, but they're even working to help the user take control of the content being displayed on their device. This type of work can also be shown dating...

CCIA Asks the ITC to Reject Qualcomm’s Request to Block iPhone Imports

Qualcomm has been dealing with legal battle after legal battle these last few years over the company's business practices. Most have dealt with the way they handle patent licenses and the ones happening lately focus on how they're reportedly violating antitrust laws in various countries around the world. The company has had a lawsuit filed...

Google is Making Android O More Secure with Seccomp

The kernel in our smartphones and tablets has a lot of responsibilities when it comes to how our devices function on a day to day basis. To this end, the kernel is doing a lot in an attempt to help to keep our devices secure as well. It's because of the widespread access that we're seeing an...

YouTube TV Expands to 10 More Markets; Now Available in 15 Areas

YouTube TV is one of the youngest names in the television streaming market, and today, the service is gaining support for 10 additional areas. When YouTube TV first launched in April, it was initially just available for Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Philadelphia. However, thanks to this latest expansion,...

KaleaX is a Guessing Game where you Shoot Paintballs at 3D Objects

Google's Android Experiments project is a great way to encourage developers to try out new and unique things with their skills. The goal is to provide an open platform to showcase some applications that push the limits for what many think is possible on a smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch. We've seen some unique applications already...

New Security Layer Aims to Protect Your Account from Unverified Apps

Google was hit with a massive phishing attack earlier this year as an email tried impersonating Google Docs in an attempt to get you to give it access to your account. The attack was stopped that same day, but not before a large number of people fell for it and had their accounts compromised. Since...

Motion Stills – the iOS App for Stabilizing Live Photos – is now on Android

Apple's Live Photos feature was met with mostly positive feedback when it was first released with the iPhone 6S, and a year after its release, Google made it even better with the Motion Stills app in 2016. Motion Stills essentially took Live Photos from iOS and turned them into video and GIF files that were...

Unofficial Ports of Magisk for the Pixel and Pixel XL Get Dedicated Thread

Until now, Pixel and Pixel XL owners have had to use the Magisk port that was provided by XDA Senior Member goodwin_c and located in the Pixel's Resurrection Remix custom ROM thread. Now goodwin_c has created a dedicated thread for their port and it's located in our Magisk forum right now. Unlike the port listed in the Resurrection Remix...

Android’s Engineering Team Talks About Themes in Android O, White Notification Shade in DP2

We've known about Sony's RRO implementation of theming in Android for a while now as it has made its way into the AOSP code base. Since this was discovered, the community has been left wondering whether the next version of Android would finally add this as a user-facing feature for everyone. Some OEMs are already...

Case Study Shows Progressive Web Apps Reduce Load Time, Improves UX, and More

Google is doing a lot of work on multiple ends to improve the user experience of the web when someone is on a mobile device. They're seeing a trend where over half of Google searches are now done on a mobile device and this started the company's mobile-first approach to their business. Google's work to...

Google Improves the Feed Experience of the Google App

With the launch of Google Now, the company wanted to provide predictive pieces of information based on contextual alerts such as location, time of day, interests, and more. For a while, this was Google's pseudo digital personal assistant since Google Assistant wasn't around back then. This feature evolved with Google Now on Tap and some of these features...