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The Google Now launcher for Android may be discontinued soon

One of the most annoying things about Android has long been the custom skins that manufacturers would slap on top of the operating system. Things have gotten better in recent years, but plenty of users would be happier using Android as Google intended. Fortunately, Google has offered a home screen launcher based on the software it put in the Nexus ...

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Android apps with emoji descriptions get more downloads

With a feature film, touch bar and dedicated search engine, emojis are having a moment. Now, app developer Novoda has done a study showing that they can even convince you to download apps. Using the A/B tool in Google’s Developer Console, the team tested three emojis (?, ? and ?) in the short description of the popular CCleaner app from ...

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Android Instant Apps begins limited testing

Back at last year’s Google I/O conference, the search giant introduced a new concept that the Android team had in the works: Instant Apps. The abbreviated applications would be streamlined enough to start working immediately after users open them with a URL tap, temporarily loading the full software’s functionality without going through the rigmarole of a traditional Play Store installation. ...

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Android Was the Most Vulnerable Operating System of 2016

Google’s deficient efforts in plugging all of Android’s vulnerabilities are not unknown by now. In a new report compiled by CVE Details, the operating system was clearly the most vulnerable one in 2016, with 523 vulnerabilities overall. The only other mobile OS in the top 8 was iOS, but it was way behind with 161 vulnerabilities. Android was followed by ...

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Most Wanted: Android Police’s top five games of 2016

Android Police’s bi-weekly roundups have covered more than 750 games this year. That’s a hell of a lot for a site that’s not specifically about gaming, and picking out the top five is no small task. Before you read any further, take note of the following: I had a few criteria that games had to meet before being included in ...

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Google launches Android Things, a new OS for IoT gadgets

Google has launched Android Things, an IoT platform that lets you build connected devices while leveraging Android APIs and the company’s cloud-based services for delivering updates and enabling voice commands. The company says it’s combining Brillo, its previous Android-based IoT OS, with tools like Android Studio, the Android SDK, Google Play Services, and Google Cloud Platform, to make it easier ...

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Facebook launches Messenger Lite app for basic Android phones

Facebook has come out with a “lite” version of its Messenger app, in a bid to reach users in emerging markets where mobile internet connections are slow. In a blog post published Monday, the company described Facebook Messenger Lite as a “slimmed down version of Messenger” designed for basic Android phones with low memory. The app rolls out today to ...

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Win $200,000 from Google after search any bug from Android

You can win $200,000 from google company after report him regarding any bug in Android. Google announced a project name “Project Zero Prize”, and differed from hacking contests that take place over one or two days. Any Developer/Designer or researchers can submit entries from now until March 14, 2017 in this project. “The goal of this contest is to find a ...

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