Google has announced a new method of updating your apps on the Play Store. A previous change had reduced the size of updates by 47% on average, but this new one can reduce the size by a further 65%.
The new method is called File-by-File patching. Since APKs are zipped up and compressed, one can’t ... Read More »
The Android distribution numbers for the new year are in, and Marshmallow is slowly growing. It’s still under 1% of all devices that checked into Google services because most manufacturers are being slow about the update. Nexus users are in the minority, as are Moto X users and the few other devices that have the pleasure of ... Read More »
Google Play services has been updated to version 8.3 and brings along with it some major improvements. The biggest relates to signing in with a Google account. Instead of having to press multiple buttons and granting permissions, you’ll only need to select an account from now on. It’s easier and more streamlined.
Also included are updates ... Read More »
There has been quite a lot of controversy surrounding Twitter’s treatment of its third-party developers for a while. The controversy started when Twitter started restricting third-party apps from getting too many users. Once an app reached 100,000 users, no additional people can log in using the app. This causes a lot of issues for devs because ... Read More »
Google Now offers quite a few voice actions, but so far they’ve been strictly related to Google services like search, reminders, and control of various Google Now cards. But the Android Developers Google+ account announced new custom voice actions that opens up Google Now to third parties (through Google, of course).
The first custom voice ... Read More »
More than 18 months after its debut at Google I/O 2013, Android Studio is finally leaving the beta tag behind today with the release of Android Studio 1.0.
The promise of Android Studio is a full featured IDE based on IntelliJ IDEA that was built from the ground up for Android development as opposed to ... Read More »
In a new mandate, Google is requiring developers of paid apps or apps with in-app purchases to list a physical address on their app details page. Jared Rummler, of JRummy Apps, pointed out the change in a new Google+ post today. He included a screenshot of the new requirement informing developers that, as of September ... Read More »
Ready to get your Google Fit on? Google has just released a preview of the recently announced Google Fit SDK, giving developers a chance to wrap their brains around how they’re going to use your phone, smartwatch, connected scale and more to help keep you fit and healthy.
Announced on the ... Read More »
We’ve heard talks of future Android versions not being too friendly to root users, but so far, workarounds have been found. The changes seen in AOSP could be avoided with an update to root apps. But the latest changes to AOSP that have been spotted could be a lot more drastic, if implemented.
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HTC’s new Duo Lens camera on the HTC One (M8) is a strange feature. Some claim it’s awesome, allowing you to adjust focus on shots after they’ve already been taken, and some think it’s incredibly gimmicky, pretty much on Samsung’s level (that would be me). HTC’s implementation of the two sensors doesn’t seem to be ... Read More »