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Project Fi shutting down text forwarding on September 12

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

A sad bit news hit Project Fi users' emails today. Google's MVNO service is shutting down text forwarding on September 12. While I'm sure not everyone on the carrier uses this feature, I personally have relied on it since joining Fi. 

Google notes that call forwarding to another number will continue to work, so there's that. One of the reasons I use text forwarding is to keep my original number on Fi while using my Verizon SIM for data.

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Project Fi shutting down text forwarding on September 12 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Foodmoji and Text AR Stickers get their own Play Store listing [APK Download]

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Google's AR Stickers began rolling out in December of 2017 to Pixel devices. At the time, users had 5 sticker packs to choose from when adding imaginary things on top of their real camera shots: Star Wars, Stranger Things, food, blocks, and text. Blocks were separated from the main app in February (Winter Sports were added then) and now food and text are seeing the same fate. The latest v1.2 update to the AR Stickers app shaves off about 28.5MB from the file by removing the two packs, which can now be downloaded separately.

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Foodmoji and Text AR Stickers get their own Play Store listing [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

YouTube app testing view count on thumbnail, adjusts layout for title and channel logo

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Sometimes it seems like YouTube is perpetually testing different interfaces for its Android app. Based on reports we've received recently, yet another set of modifications is being tested. The latest round of tweaks is on the subtle side: some are seeing the thumbnails for individual videos in the Home tab show view counts, with more space for video titles and the channel logo repositioned below. 

This is almost assuredly another one of YouTube/Google's famed A/B tests, so if you don't see this new layout yet, that would be why.

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YouTube app testing view count on thumbnail, adjusts layout for title and channel logo was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Wear v2.6 includes a Recent app complication, network status indicators, download progress card, and more [APK Download]

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Google announced last month that one of the plans for Wear 2.0 had been to make the platform easier to update with software upgrades from the Play Store rather than relying so much on sending out a barrage of firmware updates. In the v2.6 update, quite a few improvements and little tweaks have been made to the interface, including new connection indicators, download status notifications, a recent app complication, and more.

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Android Wear v2.6 includes a Recent app complication, network status indicators, download progress card, and more [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Some Pixel phones can’t receive any text messages, Google is working on a fix

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Google can't go a few days without some sort of critical issue hampering the use of their products. Most recently, there was the issue with Artem's Home Mini recording everything he said, but there have also been multiple bugs with Android Auto, Google Clock, and more. The latest problem? Some Pixel phones can't receive texts. This looks to have been an issue for a while, though it's taken until now for Google to respond.

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Some Pixel phones can't receive any text messages, Google is working on a fix was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Devs can now autosize TextViews

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Google has been smoothing Android's rougher edges over the last few revisions, but there's one thing you interact with constantly that still needs some work: text. Until now, developers had to specify a text size, and that's all the text would be without third-party workarounds—even if that meant it was super-tiny or so big it overflowed. Now, they can create "autosizing TextViews" with Google's tools.

Devs will have three settings to control the functionality of autosizing text in their apps.

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Devs can now autosize TextViews was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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