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Google launches Poly, a database of 3D objects for app developers

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Google already has some tools to make creating VR and AR content easier, but designing 3D models for apps can still be difficult and time-consuming. Google aims to lessen the hassle with latest newest initiative. Poly is a searchable database of 3D objects and scenes for developers to use in their apps. It has thousands of models, and supports remixing and editing via Google's design tools. Best of all, it's free.

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Google launches Poly, a database of 3D objects for app developers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

How Oreo’s color profiles work on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

This is a guest post from developer Carlos Lopez, also known as ShortFuse. He’s the developer of SuperOneClick and Fusion.

With the Pixel 2's release, it seems many Android fans have their pitchforks in-hand, and it's the display that's the target of their criticism. Owners of the 2 XL have noticed color shifting at an angle or laggy pixel response, which causes a "jelly-like" effect. Another complaint, which will be the focus on this article, is what some have called "muted colors." At first glance, it seems like the Pixel 2 isn’t capable of showing as many colors as other OLED devices, but this isn’t true—the colors are intentionally “muted” and locked via software.

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How Oreo's color profiles work on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google raises subscription revenue for providers from 70% to 85%, but only for users retained after 12 months

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Last year, there was a rumor that Google was going to follow Apple's footsteps and improve its subscription revenue split with providers by only deducting 15% instead of 30% for distribution and miscellaneous fees. At the timeRecode was optimistic that Google would make the change universal, so that any time a user subscribed to something, the provider would only lose 15% in fees.

We didn't hear anything about this until now, thanks to a bunch of changes published on the Google Developers Blog.

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Google raises subscription revenue for providers from 70% to 85%, but only for users retained after 12 months was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Get the new Pixel 2 live wallpapers on any Android device [APK Download]

Monday, October 16th, 2017

If anyone saw our hands-on with the Pixel 2 XL at Google's October 4th event, you may have noticed the phones are rocking some intriguing new live wallpapers. They are obviously intended to be Pixel 2 exclusives, but if there's one thing that you can rely on in the Android developer community, it's that someone out there will be on hand mod an interesting new app and get it working on more devices.

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Get the new Pixel 2 live wallpapers on any Android device [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google partners with Udacity to offer 50,000 new scholarships for aspiring developers

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Grow with Google is the company's educational initiative offering free training and tools to help kickstart the careers of budding developers across the United States. The platform has several partners with which Google works to create learning programs and provide support. One such partner is Udacity, which offers free and paid online courses for a range of different technical disciplines.

Together, Google and Udacity are offering 50,000 new scholarships in the US.

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Google partners with Udacity to offer 50,000 new scholarships for aspiring developers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

New Android Wear 2.0 features can now be delivered through the Play Store, no OTA required

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Android Wear is entering a potentially critical time. Wear 2.0 hasn't been received nearly as well as might have been expected, with many observers understandably worrying for its future. Watches were conspicuously absent from Google's big hardware event last week, and the Google Store site refresh has removed all non-Google products, including LG's recently released Android Wear watches.

Wear fans could use some more good news to add to the recent announcement of the Oreo beta program for the LG Watch Sport, and it looks as though we have exactly that.

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New Android Wear 2.0 features can now be delivered through the Play Store, no OTA required was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chainfire launches firmware.mobi, a database of stock boot, recovery images, and firmware links

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Finding stock firmware for phones can be a pain, but Chainfire is here to help. He's launched a new website at firmware.mobi, where you can find official firmware for a variety of devices. It also simplifies the process of using CF-Auto-Root, if that's your goal.

According to Chainfire, this site was originally supposed to be part of the FlashFire app, but Google's prohibition on apps downloading binaries would probably make the firmware database a no-go.

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Chainfire launches firmware.mobi, a database of stock boot, recovery images, and firmware links was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Feedly reader has a crash bug issue, but the latest update should fix it

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Everyone's favorite reader app, Feedly, seems to be having some problems on Android right now. For some users, version 37.3.0 (which was released back in June) has started crashing every time it's opened. I can confirm the issue on my Pixel XL, and it looks a little something like this...

  

Thankfully, the Feedly devs have been quick to act, first putting out a statement on Twitter saying they were looking into it.

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Feedly reader has a crash bug issue, but the latest update should fix it was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Actions on Google is now available for the Australian Google Assistant

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Third party apps and services have been able to connect with the Google Assistant in the States since late last year, through the Actions on Google platform. Compatibility with more languages and regions was promised, and a couple of months ago we got support for it here in the UK, too. Australia is next up. Starting today, developers and businesses down under can integrate their apps with the Google Assistant.

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Actions on Google is now available for the Australian Google Assistant was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google I/O 2017 app’s source code released on GitHub to demonstrate the newest, best practices for Android devs

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Every year for the past few years, Google releases an app for I/O attendees. Then, a few months afterwards, the company uploads the app's source code to GitHub. This year's I/O app was aptly named "Google I/O 2017," and now, if you're an Android developer, you can go through its source code to see what new techniques you can implement into your own app(s).

The biggest addition to the I/O 2017 app was the event reservation system, which enabled attendees to make reservations and join waitlists for various events without having to stand in long lines.

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Google I/O 2017 app's source code released on GitHub to demonstrate the newest, best practices for Android devs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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