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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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The First Android Powered Nokia Smartphone is Finally Here

Nokia is back in the game with its newest smartphone, the Nokia 6. This time around its not based on Windows and features Android 7.0 Nougat instead. HMD Global, the manufacturer behind the new Nokia smartphone, announced the phone in a press release yesterday. It will be released in China exclusively through in early 2017 according to the company. ...

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Google Pixel XL Vs. iPhone 7 Plus: If A Design Could Kill

The Google Pixel XL keeps getting better and better. And that’s saying a lot, considering I like my iPhone 7 Plus, as I wrote last week. Here is an update after doing some more back and forth with the two phones over the last week. Camera kills it: After leaning toward the iPhone 7 Plus’ camera last week, I think it’s ...

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