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Google’s New Approach to Hardware Design Could Mean a New Relationship with Nexus Partners

ast week Sundar Pichai sent our little niche of the internet into a frenzy, prompting the churning out of article after article discussing his thoughts on what the software experience on the Nexus phones would be going forward. While the software is a key aspect of the Nexus experience, users and enthusiasts also look to the...

Stock isn’t Going Anywhere: On the Nexus Identity and Why Stock Android is a Useful Label

At this year's Code Conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke with Walt Mossberg about a few topics, including the company's own Nexus Phones. During the conference, Sundar mentioned that Google will be ‘more opinionated’ with how they look at Nexus Phones. Some news outlets have taken this as meaning that Google will no longer be shipping...

Top 5 Gmail/Inbox Features on Android

Hey kids, do you like emails? Gmail is something we all use whether we like it or not. For those of you that are Gmail power users, you'll want to check out these features that will improve your Gmail experience on Android. Now if you're in a situation where you can't be bothered to watch a video, like...

Hangouts v10 is Rolling out with Direct Sharing, Decreased Image Size in Chats, and Hints at Adding Group Invitation Links

You know what time it is. It's the weekly Google-Apps-update-extravaganza! This week, Google has mysteriously decided to bump Hangouts from version 8 to version 10. What's changed? After using the app for a couple of minutes, there are some minor changes here and there. Let's run down what we've found so far: Decreased image size in...

Google Reimplement Android Device Manager

In Google's unending quest to create multiples of everything, Google announced today they were making finding your lost device even easier. You may be familiar with the Android Device Manager application which already does this, but is hidden in an overflow menu on the Play Store website that few know where to find. Well Google obviously...

Through Allo & Duo, Google Continues to Send a Convoluted Message

A decade ago, in August of 2005, Google launched an Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) instant messaging service dubbed “Google Talk.” One of Google’s stated goals with the service was “interoperability,” and it showed. Users were free to choose their client from many applications such as Trillian, Pidgin, Psi, Adium, or simply a Gmail browser...

Android Pay Now Supports a Modified DPI

With the Android N beta announcement at Google I/O it was also announced that Android Pay would begin to support the Beta program. While an update like this was to be expected, it would seem that the change had another possibly unexpected side effect, Android Pay now supports a non-default DPI. Changing the DPI is one...

OnePlus 3 Specs Registered, New Pebbles Kickstarting Now, Project Ara Alive!

The OnePlus 3 has been registered with China's TENAA. Project Ara is not dead and is getting closer to release! Pebble has launched a Kickstarter for the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core! Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending May 27, 2016...

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...

Project Ara Alive and Kicking: One Step Closer to You

What is Ara? On the technical side, Ara (or Project Ara as it is officially referred to as) is an ambitious initiative undertaken by Google. The aim is to create an open hardware solution and modularizing aspects of a functional smartphone. The goals for the consumer is to allow them to create and truly personalize 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...