AMA Stories July 19, 2016

The Android Engineering Team hosted a Reddit AMA this afternoon to answer technical questions after the release of the fifth and final N Developer Preview. The more developer focused Q&A session discussed some app and Nexus-specific queries, programming languages, and OEMs updating to Nougat.

There was also discussion about removing the Night Mode from the final version of Android N, battery drain, and Material Design. For developers, it is definitely worth reading through the entire thread. Due to the interest, the engineering team will consider doing more AMAs in the future.

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AMA Stories September 30, 2015

A few Googlers that worked on the new Nexus 5X and 6P have taken to Reddit today to answer questions about the new devices that officially went up for pre-order yesterday following Google’s press event. Among some of the info shared by the team: Google is working to officially support Band 12 for T-Mobile by launch time, something that would require it to support VoLTE, and it also clarified some details about the lack of Qi charging this time around and security for the new fingerprint sensor features.

In addition, Google confirmed its thought process behind the names for the new devices, noting that X in 5X is “for the core of the Nexus brand (plus it sounds cool!),” and that the P in 6P is for “premium”.

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AMA Stories May 13, 2015

Google Chrome for Android team is holding an AMA at 3PM PDT

 

The folks behind the Android version of Google Chrome made an announcement earlier today that they’ll be hosting an AMA on Reddit later this evening. The term ‘AMA’, for those less well versed in Internet terminology, stands for “asking me anything.” You’ll, well, be able to ask them anything you’d like—be it about Chrome for Android, the team’s favorite desert (ice cream sandwiches, perhaps?), or whatever else.

The AMA won’t start until 3PM Pacific Daylight Time/6PM Eastern , which is about 20 minutes from the time of posting this. The team says they’ll being answering questions until 5PM PDT. You can, however, queue up your questions here early and cross your fingers that they’ll answer yours. They ask that you report all bugs through the bug tracker.

AMA Stories December 11, 2014

Reddit has hired seven people to join its growing team, among them David Forsythe, a mobile engineer that specializes on Android. The hiring is further evidence that an official Android app for Reddit could be on the horizon, following the company’s acquisition of Alien Blue for iPhone and subsequent rebranding of the app as its official iOS client.

Forsythe did not directly confirm that he will be working on an Android app, although he cites experience building things like web apps and mobile apps in the past. Despite being one of the most highly-trafficked websites online, Reddit surprisingly still lacks a mobile-friendly website for smartphones and tablets. expand full story

AMA Stories December 3, 2014

PSA: Google is guaranteeing Inbox by Gmail invites for the next 90 minutes

If you haven’t already received an invitation to use Inbox, Google’s alternative Gmail experience for handling your email, then you’ll want to jump on this opportunity as soon as possible.

The Inbox team, which is doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), says anyone that emails inbox@google.com from their Gmail account between 10 am PST and 12 pm PST today is guaranteed to receive an invitation granting access to the Inbox apps and site.

For more information on Inbox by Gmail, check out our extensive hands-on with the app from when it launched earlier this fall, and grab Inbox for Android from the Play Store or for iOS from the App Store.

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