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Magisk developer adds support for Huawei devices, will be away for the next 4 months

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Magisk, one of the most recognized and well-known rooting solutions around, has just received an update to version 16.0. The update comes just a short week after version 15.4 was released, and includes a bootloop fix, support for Huawei and Honor devices with Treble (the Mate 10, 10 Pro, and View 10), and a few other changes.

According to Magisk lead developer topjohnwu (aka John Wu), Project Treble makes adding support for Magisk much easier — he was able to get everything up and running in around just six hours.

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Magisk developer adds support for Huawei devices, will be away for the next 4 months was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chromebook split-screening for Android apps now available in Canary channel

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Google recently added split-screen snapping to Chrome OS so you could easily put two windows or web apps side-by-side. This was a welcome improvement, particularly on convertible machines with a tablet mode. Unfortunately, it didn't apply to Android apps before, but that functionality has now been added to the Chrome OS Canary channel.

Chrome Story first noticed the code change in the Chrome OS repository that suggested this was on its way.

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Chromebook split-screening for Android apps now available in Canary channel was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Rolling out now] Android Wear v2.9 will add unread notification counter and more

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Google just started rolling out Android Wear 2.8 earlier this month, but it's already talking about Wear 2.9. Like the last update, this one isn't making huge changes to the nature of Wear. It does, however, include a few new options for notification counters on your watch face and some changes to the way developers handle complications.

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[Update: Rolling out now] Android Wear v2.9 will add unread notification counter and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LineageOS 13, based on Android Marshmallow, is now discontinued

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

CyanogenMod 13, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, first arrived in November 2015. It was soon switched to Android 6.0.1, and continued to be the main branch of CyanogenMod until version 14.1 was released one year later. After the CyanogenMod community re-organized into LineageOS, the distribution was renamed to LineageOS 13.

At this point, most of the devices that had LineageOS 13 have either been updated to v14.1, or dropped entirely (usually due to inactive maintainers).

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LineageOS 13, based on Android Marshmallow, is now discontinued was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

AMP Stories make news articles on Google Search more interactive

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Google launched the AMP Project (Accelerated Mobile Pages) back in 2015 in an attempt to speed up the mobile web. It's had its share of teething problems, but it's mostly been a success with its implementation in Search and the Google Feed. Last summer, it was reported that Google was working on "Stamp," which would combine AMP pages with an interactive storytelling element. That project has now come to fruition, with the announcement of AMP Stories.

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AMP Stories make news articles on Google Search more interactive was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Project Treble compatibility unofficially ported to Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, more devices likely to follow

Monday, February 12th, 2018

One of Android's biggest criticisms over the years has been how fragmented its version distribution is at any given time. At Google I/O in May last year, Google unveiled a plan to modularize the OS and make it easier to update. Project Treble, in short, separates out the base-level Android framework from the vendor implementation so OEMs are able to release OS updates without having to wait for chipmakers to update drivers.

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Project Treble compatibility unofficially ported to Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, more devices likely to follow was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

TWRP now available for Moto Z2 Force, Redmi 5A, and more

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

TeamWin Recovery Project, better known as TWRP, is an invaluable tool for anyone looking to mod their device - from installing ROMs to simply making backups. The last time we covered TWRP, the project added support for the Razer Phone, Redmi 5, a handful of Galaxy Tab S2 models, and more. Over the past month, even more devices have been added to the official build roster, including Motorola's latest flagship.

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TWRP now available for Moto Z2 Force, Redmi 5A, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung releases Oreo kernel source code for the Galaxy S8/S8+

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Android OEMs are required to release the kernel source code every time they push a new Android version to a device. It includes any modifications they've made and its what tinkerers then use to build custom ROMs other mods. Some OEMs are quick to release the code after an update, whereas some drag their heels. In this instance, Samsung has been impeccably fast.

After a thorough beta program, Samsung finally started rolling out Anrdoid 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ yesterday.

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Samsung releases Oreo kernel source code for the Galaxy S8/S8+ was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome might begin testing a built-in Lazy Loading mechanism for images and iframes

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The Chrome team seems to always be working on many ways to quicken page loading times and speed up our access to information. The latest proposed test, which hasn't been implemented yet, is a built-in Lazy Loading mechanism for images and iframes. According to the Google Chromium group, work is underway to test and implement this new feature in Chrome for Android.

What Lazy Loading really means is that the page you open will only load images and iframes above the fold (what you can see), thus speeding up the process so you're not stuck waiting for something at the bottom of the page to load.

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Chrome might begin testing a built-in Lazy Loading mechanism for images and iframes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android KTX is an extension library for writing shorter and cleaner Android code in Kotlin

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

As developers, it's almost always desirable to be able to write shorter and more readable code without sacrificing performance, stability, or control. Many Android devs have adopted Kotlin to replace Java because it delivers on those points and and many others. Even though Kotlin's syntax and language features make it well-suited to Android, it's still not designed specifically for Android, so there are plenty of platform-specific patterns that require a lot of boilerplate code.

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Android KTX is an extension library for writing shorter and cleaner Android code in Kotlin was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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