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Google Nexus Line Not Going Anywhere, Will Live Alongside Android Silver

You may recall that about a month and a half ago, there was a widespread rumor that the Nexus program would come to a halt in favor of Android Silver. This rumor originated with a set of tweets by famed leaker @evleaks, stating that there would be no Nexus 6. This rumor can be put to rest for now,...

[APK] Google Keep 2.3 Gets Android Wear Support, YouTube and Play Services Also Receive Update Love

Even with all of the I/O 2014 and Android L commotion, Google still managed to give us a healthy Update Wednesday yesterday, with app updates to Google Drive, Search, and Maps, as well as the arrival of Slides and Android TV Remote in the Play Store. But not content in simply delivering 5 new APKs for us, Google...

[APK] Google Issues Updates to Drive, Search, and Maps; Slides and Android TV Remote Released to Play Store

Despite all of the Android L craziness we've seen today (from its unveiling to the permissions changes and UI improvements) it's still Wednesday, and you know what that means. It's time for another Google Update Wednesday, folks. This time, we've got major updates to Google Drive and Google Search, a more modest update to Maps. In addition, we also...

Don’t Forget to Tune in for the Google I/O 2014 Live Stream!

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks---and that's OK if you have---you're undoubtedly aware that we are just two short days away from Google's yearly I/O conference. Google I/O 2014 is set to kick off at 9 AM PDT (UTC-8) with a two-hour event keynote. This two-day conference will cover topics such as the...

BREAKING: Next Major Version of Android to Finally Remove Dalvik and Set ART as Default!

Ever since we first saw ART appear alongside the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, we all knew that it would eventually replace the aging and relatively inefficient Dalvik runtime compiler. Well folks, the time is now upon us, as commits made late last night to the AOSP master branch show Dalvik getting the axe and ART being set...

[APK] Google Email 6.3 Now Available through the Play Store

Earlier today, Google gave us yet another "Update Wednesday" with new versions of Chrome Beta, Drive, Hangouts, My Tracks, and Translate. Seemingly not content with simply updating the above, Google has now given us one more: Google Email---no, not Gmail. Over the past couple of years, Google's made efforts to make much of the core Android independent of any particular Android version....

SwiftKey and Google Keyboard: Ever Heard of User Privacy?

A few days ago, I wrote an article here discussing some changes in Google Play Store permissions handling, and how these changes may have adverse privacy risks for users. The comments on that article indicated an overwhelming amount of concern from readers as to the permissions being used by applications, with many looking to use App Ops or...

Google to Acquire Satellite Manufacturer Skybox Imaging to Improve Maps Imagery and Global Internet Access

Google is an incredibly large corporation with equally diverse set of projects. While many of these have originated inhouse, an even larger number have come through strategic acquisitions. Recent acquisitions have included smart thermostat manufacturer Nest, AI startup DeepMind, sound-based authentication pioneers SlickLogin, and drone manufacturer Titan Aerospace. But of course, the primary acquisition on the minds of...

[APK Compendium] Chrome, Hangouts, and Google+ Receive Bugfixes, and the Rest of This Week’s Updates

Two weeks ago today, we saw some rather substantial updates to Chrome stable and Google+. The former brought better fullscreen video and the ability to undo closed tabs out of beta, while the latter featured an all-new UI, Auto Awesome Stories, and much more. Then more recently, we saw Hangouts receive a rather substantial update just two days...

[APK] YouTube 5.7 Finally Lets You Pick Streaming Resolution

Although we're approaching the end of the day here on the Eastern seaboard of the US, Google Update Wednesday still continues strong. Earlier today, we talked about rather substantial updates to Chrome Remote Desktop, Google Hangouts, and Google Translate. Now, we've got one more update to share, and that's YouTube 5.7. The last time we saw a...

[APK] Chrome Remote Desktop 36 Brings Immersive Mode, Google Translate Now Supports Phonetic Input for Indian Languages, and Hangouts Offers SMS Blocking

Update: Looks like Google Translate 3.0.7 is now starting to roll out. It seems to be only a minor bugfix release compared to 3.0.6 from yesterday. We've gone again and mirrored it on our DevHost account. Thanks again to MihirGosai for the APK! ___ Android 4.4.3 is undoubtedly the main thing on any Android fan's mind ever since...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: ‘Ok Google’ for 3rd Party Launchers – XDA Developer TV

"Ok Google, write my article for me." Well I guess it was worth a try. Users on the Google Experience Launcher have now gotten used to being able to say "OK Google" to launch Google Voice Search. Wouldn't it be nice to have this functionality on third party launchers? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday,...