Google has announced the latest version of its mobile OS, Android 7.1 Nougat, that will be arriving soon as a developer preview. The 7.1 update is incremental, but includes some important changes, most notably a new app shortcuts API. This API allows developers to create shortcuts for the launcher that allow users quick access into ... Read More »
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Android Nougat launched today and all of you lucky Nexus owners are starting to get the update. Being on the forefront of Android updates is great, but Google is already working on improving Nougat.
Android Nougat is getting a new maintenance schedule, and Google ... Read More »
The public build-up for a new version of Android has grown drastically over the years. In the past, it was relatively secretive, with most testing happening behind closed doors. Today is a vastly different story, with Google publicly testing new versions of Android before they’re released. The primary method of testing is through Developer Previews, ... Read More »
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While we may not know its official name yet, the second Developer Preview of Android N is now available for interested parties. Last month, Google launched the first Developer Preview of Android N, allowing developers and enthusiasts alike to take a look at an early build of the ... Read More »
Android Marshmallow isn’t set to be released until this fall, but along with announcing Android M’s full name, Google has also announced the release of the final developer preview along with the final Android 6.0 SDK.
Releasing the final developer preview along with the final Android 6.0 SDK should enable developers to ensure ... Read More »
And now, quite a bit of time later, the first update to the preview has been released. Android M Developer ... Read More »
Developer previews aren’t new by any stretch. Both Apple and Google have had previews for their software for quite some time, and it looks like Amazon wants to get in on the fun, too.
On Friday, June 19, Amazon officially announced its own Developer Preview for Fire OS 5, which is based on Android 5.0 ... Read More »
Fingerprint readers aren’t new to Android. In fact, the Motorola Atrix 4G was released in early 2011 with a fingerprint reader. Yes, more than four years ago. And there are plenty of Samsung devices with them, along with some HTCs and a few other brands. But native support was never there, it was just baked ... Read More »
That was fast. Google announced during the I/O keynote that a developer preview of Android M would be made available before a public release and just like that, preview builds for the Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus Player are available now for download.
I know a lot of you are currently rocking the Android L Developer Preview on your devices. Despite it being a dev preview, some have found it to be stable enough to use as a daily driver. However, there are bugs in the build, and I’m sure many ... Read More »