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Android System Updates Can Soon Be Paused

05/20/2017, Whenever you perform a system update, it is usually advised that you ensure your phone has enough battery and you have a stable enough connection so that the download doesn’t get interrupted. However once the update is downloading, there’s really...

Google Will Now Inform Developers Of Poorly Made Android Apps

05/20/2017, When it comes to developing apps, there are many ways one can go about solving the same problem or trying to achieve the same thing. This is where experience comes into play, where more experienced developers will probably be better at coming up with code...

Google Working On Chromebook Emulator For Android Devs

05/20/2017, So we know that Google is aiming for the Chromebook to run Android apps, however since Android apps are clearly designed for smartphones, this means that when used on a device with a larger display liked a laptop, it won’t look the same and the...

Pioneer Unveils New Android Auto In-Dash Units

05/20/2017, While newer vehicles might give users the choice of having Android Auto or Carplay being installed for them, older vehicles don’t, although thankfully with after-party options being offered by manufacturers, those with older vehicles will be able to...

Google’s Daydream Elements Highlights Best VR Practices

05/19/2017, With virtual reality (VR) technology being relatively new and slowly gaining momentum, we guess there is still quite a lot of things that developers have yet to figure out, such as what is the best way to design an app for VR and how can it deliver the...

Android O Could Be Getting Support For Custom Themes

05/19/2017, If custom themes are something you want on Android, there are apps out there that can theme your phone for you, although more extensive themes with system tweaks might require a rooted device. However it seems that Google is finally about to introduce...

HTC U11 Confirmed To Receive At Least Two Major Android Updates

05/19/2017, The problem with Android phones is that because sometimes OEMs aren’t clear with their update schedules that it can feel like older devices are being ignored. However if you’re thinking of a new phone and you’re thinking about the future, the HTC...

Soon You’ll Be Able To Send Money Using Google Assistant

05/18/2017, Sending money over instant messenger isn’t a new feature. In fact we’ve seen quite a few platforms support the feature, such as with Facebook Messenger and Gmail, and soon it seems that you can use Google Assistant to perform such actions too, as...

Android Pay Not Working With Android O Beta

05/18/2017, If there is ever a reason not to use beta software, it is that sometimes certain features don’t always work as intended, or some features haven’t been enabled yet. The recent Android O beta is a good example because according to reports, it seems that...

WhatsApp Brings Pinned Chats To Android

05/18/2017, Last month it was noticed in the WhatsApp beta that the developers were looking to introduce a new feature to the app in the form of pinned chats. For those who are unfamiliar or might have missed the news, basically what this does is that it allows users...

Google Says Android O Will Cut Reboot Times In Half

05/18/2017, There are many things that make a smartphone OS good to use, such as its user interface, overall design, features, accessibility, conveniences, and of course speed, which while can be hardware dependent, has also got to do with optimizing the software for...

Android O Will Be Getting New Emojis

05/17/2017, Every company wants to be different, but sometimes being too different can result in something that’s unrecognizable. Take for instance Google’s redesign of the emojis used in Android Nougat which while cute, seemed more like blobs than actual emojis....