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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....

Android Now Has 2 Billion Monthly Active Users

05/17/2017, When it comes to smartphone operating systems, it’s hard to deny that Android is currently the king of the hill and their closest competitor would be Apple’s iOS, but even then the market share difference is still pretty huge. So exactly how big is...

Android’s Instant Apps Now Available To All Developers

05/17/2017, At last year’s Google I/O event, the company announced an upcoming feature called Instant Apps, however fast forward to this year and that feature has yet to roll out in earnest, although recent reports have suggested it could be soon. Turns out the...

Notification Dots Will Be Coming To Android O

05/17/2017, One of the main differences between iOS and Android is the way the platforms handle notifications. With iOS, notifications come in two forms, via app badges where a number is shown on the app’s icon to indicate how many notifications/messages/emails...

Google Play Protect Will Help Make Android Devices More Secure

05/17/2017, We know that as it stands, Google has in place several security measures and checks for its Google Play Store to help prevent malicious apps from being uploaded. It’s not a perfect system as from time to time, some malicious apps do slip through, but...