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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 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...

Google I/O 2016 Roundup, Part 2: Virtual Reality, Android Wear 2.0, Instant Apps

At Google I/O we saw how Google is building its next evolution, and two crucial parts of this are Virtual Reality through "Daydream", and Wearables, with the former opening an entire new dimension for Android. Virtual Reality VR Mode in Android N is official, and this will allow Android to tackle the current players in the VR market, even...

Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Chrome

Let's talk about Google Chrome on your mobile device; everyone uses it, but do they really use it? Recently we talked about the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Keyboard. Today, we show you the Top 5 Hidden Features of Google Chrome. Google sure does like to hide features from us! Did you know these tricks? Did...

Report: Google to Introduce Android VR, Amazon Echo Competitor; Delays 3D Touch

Google I/O is coming up next week, so we've been seeing a lot of leaks building up to the developer conference. These past two days in particular have seen some interesting reports leaked through the grapevine. Android VR Virtual Reality is a pretty big deal lately, if you haven't already heard. More so, Google has already gauged...

Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Keyboard

Google Keyboard version five is out and typing has never been easier. Today, we show you the Top 5 Hidden Features of Google Keyboard. Did you know these tricks? Did we miss your favorite feature? Check out the video and let us know in the comments below! Be sure to check out other great XDA TV...

One Not Dead: A Broader View Will Expand & Rekindle Android One

When the Android One project started off in 2014, it gave many the hope of a Nexus experience, but for the masses. It stood for the fact that buying a phone in a developing country isn't always about buying hardware: you do pay in part for the software -- past, present and future. With Android One,...

SurveyMonkey: Microsoft Mobile Office App Usage Crushed by Google

Earlier this week SurveyMonkey released information from its Intelligence division that provides some insight into how many people are using Microsoft Office apps on mobile devices in comparison to Google. While I expected the numbers to heavily lean towards Google, what I saw was staggering. According to SurveyMonkey's research collected through March 2016, Microsoft only carries...

The Time is Right for a Pixel Phone: an Uber-Flagship to Complement the Nexus Line

Near and dear to all of our hearts is the Nexus program, revered for its excellent and almost unblemished support of developers, tinkerers, and purists alike. Over the years though we have seen multiple transformations as Google has tried to see where its program fits. After going from top-tier flagship competitor to a mid-range monster and...

The Gloves Are Off: Google Responds to the EU’s Antitrust Charges

Earlier this week, we reported on a source that indicated that Google was on the verge of being handed an antitrust suit by the European Commission. Today, the rumors came to fruition: the European Commission officially handed Google a "statement of objections" due to their belief that Google was in violation of EU antitrust statutes by...

Google vs. EU: Android Antitrust Charges in the Horizon

A new report originating from Reuters claims that Google is about to get charged in the European Union over abusing Android for unfair promotion of its own apps and services on the OS. Antitrust allegations over Google have been an ongoing topic of hot debate, with governments and judicial machinery of several nations alleging Google for...

How to Get Voice Access Beta

Google has released a new voice control app for Android called Voice Access. This product is in Beta and the beta team is full. How do you get the product than you ask? Well today we show you how to obtain and install the Voice Access Beta APK using our program XDA Labs. Check out...