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Wear OS app v2.14 will add a shortcut to block app notifications [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

While you can run apps on Wear OS, the main reason for it to exist is to serve notifications. But for as much as notifications are useful, too many can be counterproductive. If you're finding that one or more of your apps is getting too noisy, but you're not quite ready to shut down notifications altogether, one good solution is to block those notifications from reaching your watch. Soon, you'll be able to access the settings screen to configure blocked apps by using a launcher shortcut.

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Wear OS app v2.14 will add a shortcut to block app notifications [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.12 may bring an end to the Feed widget [APK Teardown]

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Update to the Google app have been rolling out at a faster rate for a little while now, and each brings fewer and fewer overall changes. The latest update has remarkably few changes or additions, but it has shed a lot of old and unused text, which isn't a bad thing. However, one of the additions speaks to one other thing that might be going away soon: The Google Feed widget.

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Google app v8.12 may bring an end to the Feed widget [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home v1.30 rebrands Backdrops to Ambient Mode, continues work on Google Assistant for Households, and more [APK Teardown]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Google Home v1.30 is rolling out today with a minor feature rebranding and some internal changes that show continued development on Google for Households, possibly with support for multiple homes. There are also more features for the smart home remote control, and Smart Displays will use the Google Home app to set up Duo calling. As always, download links are at the bottom.

What's New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Renaming Backdrops to Ambient mode

Backdrops becomes Ambient mode

  

Left: v1.29.

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Google Home v1.30 rebrands Backdrops to Ambient Mode, continues work on Google Assistant for Households, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo v37 may be adding “pause” to video chats and rewards for referring friends [APK Teardown]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A new version of Google Duo is began rolling out earlier today. It doesn't look like any new features have gone live with this update, nor does it appear to restore the screen sharing feature that was briefly enabled a couple months ago. However, there are some new things to look forward to in the future, including what is likely a pause button for video chats and a reward system for inviting friends to use Duo.

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Google Duo v37 may be adding "pause" to video chats and rewards for referring friends [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Gboard v7.4 prepares floating keyboard, selfie stickers called Minis, spell check, and much more [APK Teardown]

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

The Gboard team is hard at work building new features into its app, and the latest update demonstrates just how much effort has gone into it. A few additions are already visible, including spell check, a mini mode for the morse code keyboard, and an adaptive icon. Although, the spell check feature still seems to be disabled. Turning to a teardown, we can see development on Minis, which are basically a variant on Allo's Selfie Stickers.

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Gboard v7.4 prepares floating keyboard, selfie stickers called Minis, spell check, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Phone v22 prepares call screening with real-time transcriptions and on-phone voicemail recording [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

The Google Phone app is getting an update this afternoon for all of the phones out there that use it. We haven't noticed any new changes on the surface, but clues from a teardown show that Google is preparing a call screening feature so you can more easily differentiate between legitimate and unwanted callers. There are also preparations for a new feature to simplify recording voicemail greetings right on your phone.

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Google Phone v22 prepares call screening with real-time transcriptions and on-phone voicemail recording [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Play Games v5.10 adds search and allows disabling autoplay videos, prepares dark mode, and more [APK Teardown]

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Google Play Games doesn't get much attention these days, but that doesn't mean there haven't been some changes. We're wrapping together everything that's different in the last few versions, plus touching on some new things that are coming in the future.

What's New


Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)
  • Added: Setting to disable autoplay videos
  • Added: Search
  • Removed: Settings to disabled Quest and Request notifications (v5.9)
  • Added: Snake (v5.8)
  • Added: YouTube links under games in the carousel (v5.8)
  • Changed: White nav bar (v5.8)

Changes in Settings, including Autoplay videos

Left: v5.8.

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Google Play Games v5.10 adds search and allows disabling autoplay videos, prepares dark mode, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Camera v5.3 prepares RAW support (again), corrections for wide-angle distortion, and possibly multi-channel audio [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Android P Developer Preview 4 is out, or Beta 3 as Google refers to it. With it comes the usual slurry of small app updates, some of which have little or no change while others come bearing some interesting fruit. The latest Google Camera update doesn't seem to include any live changes, but it does have hints of many new features to come, including the much-anticipated RAW support, a way to fix faces that were distorted by the wide-angle lens of your camera, an automatic framerate setting, and even a "shiny new feature" that might enable surround sound audio recordings.

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Google Camera v5.3 prepares RAW support (again), corrections for wide-angle distortion, and possibly multi-channel audio [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: ‘Only admins can send’ feature also added] WhatsApp’s new group features are rolling out to everyone [APK Download]

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

At the start of this month, WhatsApp added some new features to group conversations in the beta version of the Android app. Those features and more are now rolling out to everyone in the stable channel, and they include expanded admin controls, group catch-up, and participant search.

According to WhatsApp's blog post, the inclusion of a group description field is also new, but as far as we know, that's been around for quite a while (at least 8 months).

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[Update: 'Only admins can send' feature also added] WhatsApp's new group features are rolling out to everyone [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.10 beta prepares image search from screenshots, Routines to lock doors, and much more [APK Teardown]

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

The Google devs are at it again with another late-night rollout of the Google app. Like most others, this update doesn't appear to bring any specific live changes, but it does include clues for a lot of the upcoming changes. There's plenty here to talk about, so let's just jump into it.

Teardown

Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
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Google app v8.10 beta prepares image search from screenshots, Routines to lock doors, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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