June 29

Here’s Google’s new ‘Switch to Android’ app for iPhones [Update: All Android 12 phones]

Google is preparing to launch a brand new way to move from Apple’s iPhones to an Android device. Here’s your first look at Google’s “Switch to Android” app running on an iPhone. Update: Google’s Switch to Android app now supports all Android 12 devices, not just Pixels.

April 15

Spotify update is causing playback and notification issues for some on Android [U: Fixed]

A recent update to the Spotify app for Android has been causing issues, with playback being interrupted or the notification-based controls disappearing.

Update: Spotify has now resolved this issue.

March 27, 2017

Google Translate 5.8 adds definitions for translated words, easy account switcher

Google Translate received a minor update today to version 5.8, bringing easy-to-access definitions for translated words, a quick account switcher like that found in most of Google’s other first-party Android apps, some new strings referencing China, and (assumably) the usual bug fixes…

March 22, 2017

PSA: Super Mario Run for Android is now live on the Play Store

Right on cue (actually a bit ahead of cue, technically), the long-awaited Super Mario Run is now available for Android. This comes, as tends to be pretty usual in Android app releases, just over 3 months since the app first arrived on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

March 2, 2017

Google Home app update lets you see current alarms and timers, set their volume

A minor update to the Google Home app is rolling out now, bringing a much-requested feature (that, frankly, should have been there from the beginning). You can now view your currently-running alarms and timers in the Google Home app, as well as set a volume level specifically for them. A teardown of the app reveals […]

February 15, 2017

Facebook for Android will soon begin playing video sound in News Feed by default

Along with a slew of other new features announced yesterday, Facebook says that videos in News Feed will soon play audio by default. The company also announced improvements to vertical videos, a new picture-in-picture mode for watching videos while scrolling, and a Facebook video app for TV.

February 2, 2017

Donald Draws for Android lets you make your own Trump executive order memes

I tried really hard, but I couldn’t not share this. If you’ve seen the recent TrumpDraws Twitter account (or you’ve been on the internet at all in the last few days), then you probably knew exactly what this app did before you clicked on the link to read this post. Yes, Donald Draws: Executive Doodle lets you create your own Donald Trump executive order memes using your own quick finger painting skills or photos from your phone…

December 24, 2016

This week’s top stories: Lenovo ‘Zuk Edge’, upcoming Google Android Wear devices, Pixel double-tap to wake issue, top 5 Android apps [Dec], more

In this week’s top stories: Lenovo shows off a near borderless ‘Zuk Edge’ smartphone, Google investigates Pixel’s Double-tap to wake issue, the company confirms two upcoming flagship Android Wear devices, and we give you our picks for the top 5 Android apps to download this month.

December 22, 2016

PSA: The original RollerCoaster Tycoon is now available for Android

If you have nostalgia for RollerCoaster Tycoon, today might just be your day. Atari, the publisher of RollerCoaster Tycoon games since the release of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for PC, has today released the original RollerCoaster Tycoon for both Android and iOS…

December 15, 2016

‘Ok Google’ hotword support in Android Auto is now enabled for all

Following a major update that added a phone optimized experience, Android Auto’s next major feature is hotword detection for distraction-free driving. Some users began spotting the feature earlier in the month, but “Ok Google” and thousands of voice commands should now be live for all.

November 19, 2016

This week’s top stories: OnePlus 3T specs, Andromeda rumors, our Acer Chromebook R13 review, & more

In this week’s top stories: OnePlus 3T announcement and specs, Andromeda rumors, our Acer Chromebook R13 review, and much more.

November 18, 2016

Nest update brings support for Android TV, ability to save and share video clips

Nest has introduced a pretty substantial update to its Android and iOS apps, bringing Nest Aware customers the ability to easily create, save, and share video clips straight from the Nest app. The Android app also adds support for Android TV, so you can quickly check out your Nest Cam feeds straight from your couch…

November 7, 2016

New on-phone experience lets you use Android Auto in your car without special hardware

Android Auto launched in 2014, but until now you either had to buy a new car with hardware supporting the platform, or buy an aftermarket in-dash unit. Now, Google has announced that Android Auto will work directly from your phone — so all you need to get is the latest version of the app and […]

October 28, 2016

Here’s what the new Allo chat themes are going to look like when they launch [Gallery]

We told you in our quick teardown of Google Allo 2.0 just a couple days ago that we found evidence that Google is preparing to add chat themes to its Allo messenger. Now we have actually managed to enable these themes on a rooted device and we’ve screenshotted them for you to check out before […]

October 26, 2016

Allo gets its first big update w/ app shortcuts, landscape support, quick reply, and more

Allo was pretty bare bones when it first launched, but just as Google promised, the app is going to evolve over time to — hopefully — become a messaging client to compete with the likes of Facebook Messenger and even Google’s own apps like Hangouts. Today, the Mountain View company has pushed the first big […]

September 21, 2016

The Paper Planes tech demo from Google I/O 2016 is now on the Play Store

After briefly showing it to the world prior to the Google I/O 2016 keynote, Active Theory has today released its Paper Planes tech “Android Experiment” to the world. It’s a fun little app that lets you put stamps on paper planes and send them around the world for others to catch, gathering more stamps along the way…

September 19, 2016

Tons of bug fixes and improvements now rolling out to OnePlus 3 with OxygenOS 3.2.6 update

OnePlus over the weekend announced the rollout of a new version of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3, version 3.2.6. While this new version doesn’t bring any groundbreaking new features, it does pack a plethora of minor updates that will improve the OnePlus 3 experience in general…

Google Trips helps you craft the perfect vacation plan and stores everything offline

Google has today introduced Google Trips, a new app that lets you manage and organize everything about your vacations in one place. The app tries to solve a big pain point with international travel — internet access — by automatically storing all your trip information offline, and it also makes suggestions during your trip based […]

August 22, 2016

Google Allo basically bares all in recent leaks, here’s everything we know [Gallery]

In case you missed it, Android Police got their hands on a plethora of screenshots from an unreleased build of Google’s forthcoming messaging app Allo. We know because, well, since Friday morning, the site has published a whopping eight articles about the app (in that order). A few days ago we told you about a couple of […]

June 22, 2016

Snapseed 2.6 is rolling out now to iOS & Android w/ blue filter, white balance in RAW editor, more

Google has today announced that the latest version of its photo editor Snapseed is now rolling out to iOS and Android users. The latest version packs a slew of useful features, such as a new blue filter and the addition of white balance in the RAW editor on Android…

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