Tag Archive: Android


Here are the devices that support the Android P Beta Program

Google has opened the new beta program for Android P. Not only will you be able to download this on your Pixel, but there are some non-Google devices joining the program.

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Qualcomm partners with Google to speed up Android P adoption rates

The Snapdragon 845, 660, and 636 already support the new software.

Android P was one of Google’s biggest talking points during the I/O opening keynote on May 8, and following the announcement of Developer Preview 2 and its new beta, Qualcomm’s confirmed that its three top processors already fully support the new software.

The processors in question include the Snapdragon 845, 660, and 636, and because of this rapid support, Qualcomm notes it’ll be easier for OEMs  [Read More…]

Android Things: Everything you need to know about Google’s plan to disrupt IoT

Android Things developer kit.

Google wants to tackle the Internet of Things its own way.

Android isn’t just for phones. We already know this because we see Android on Chromebooks, televisions, watches, and even microwave ovens. And we’re about to see it in places we may never have thought to look, like your cable modem or a parking meter. And to make it happen, Google has what it calls Android Things.

Android Things is the same  [Read More…]

How to install the Android SDK on Windows, Mac and Linux

Everything you need to get started with the Android SDK, and everything you need to know about installing it.

Most of us will never need to install the Android SDK. The reason why is right in the name — Software Development Kit. It’s built for people writing Android apps who need tools to work with Android from a computer.

But those tools can also be handy for folks wanting to do some more advanced stuff. Stuff like  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2018: What’s new with Android TV

During I/O 2018, Google talked about some of its major products including Android TV. The search giant revealed a host of new features coming to the platform via Android P.

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Android Oreo’s annoying ‘app is using battery’ notification is gone in Android P

Thank goodness.

In Android Oreo, Google introduced a new way to “shame” apps, for lack of a better term, that were running in the background unnecessarily and draining your phone’s battery. The goal was to give a persistent notification that said “[app] is using battery” whenever that app was running in the background without actually providing anything to you, in hopes that you would track down the issue and stop it … at least, that was the  [Read More…]

Google’s mystery HDMI dongle is actually the ADT-2 Android TV developer kit

This makes sense.

That mystery Google-branded HDMI dongle we saw pass through the FCC about a month ago looks to be not a consumer device, but instead developer-only hardware called the ADT-2 that Google’s announcing at I/O 2018. So no, that wasn’t an early look at any sort of consumer-level hardware as originally expected, but it is something that will help developers get acquainted with developing for Android TV.

What’s new in Android TV at Google I/O  [Read More…]

The sad state of Android updates in India: Oreo edition

India’s leading smartphone manufacturers are doing a terrible job when it comes to updates.

The Indian handset market is vastly different from other countries, and that’s largely due to the unique challenges that exist in the region. A smartphone is often the primary gateway for tens of millions of users — most of whom are making their way online for the first time. As such, phones that are sold in India tend to feature large batteries that  [Read More…]

What’s new in Android TV at Google I/O 2018

Your living room may have all the good shows, but it’s also a big part of Google’s future.

Every year, Google seems to try to figure out its living room strategy in front of our eyes, and this year is no different. Google I/O 2018 is a launching point for refreshed Android TV software based on Android P, new Android TV form factors and more. Here are all of the big announcements from the conference.

What’s new  [Read More…]

Android P gestures vs. iPhone X: A swiping comparison

Google will probably be accused of copying Apple, but this is the right way forward.

There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding the shift from the standard three button navigation we’ve had in Android since the ICS days to a gesture-based system. As hardware manufacturers lose the bezels and fingerprint sensors leave the front, this navigation mechanism costs you what could otherwise be valuable screen real estate.

Google didn’t come to this conclusion first, as we all know  [Read More…]