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A number of users on Samsung’s forums and XDA have been reporting issues with some Qi chargers, including those manufactured by Samsung. Some devices aren’t able to make use of Qi’s Fast Charge feature, and in some cases they are failing to charge at …
It’s the start of a new week and it’s time for another round of free and on-sale apps. For some of us, the semester is starting to wind down with finals on the horizon. So whether you have a case of the Monday blues or you’re gearing up to close out this session of school, today’s selection may help keep you going.
We got a bunch to get through today, so as a friendly reminder, remember that the free apps will remain in your library unless you uninstall them within the Play Store’s refund window.
[Deal Alert] Here are 35 temporarily free and 26 on-sale apps to get your week going was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
There are going to be a lot of cool things going on at Google I/O in a few weeks… and also the Google Play Awards. I don’t mean to imply this annual tradition has no value, but do you remember what won last year? Hey, maybe this one will be different. Google seems to be making a bigger deal of it.
There are 12 total categories including best game, best app, best social impact, best app for kids, and so on.
Google announces finalists for 2017 Google Play awards was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.
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When the iPhone was first released, there wasn’t an App Store. During the announcement at WWDC 2007, Steve Jobs said that web apps would be the only development platform for the iPhone. The decision obviously didn’t stick, with Apple announcing the App Store just a year later, but it started the idea of mobile-first web apps (that weren’t basic WAP sites).
Steve Jobs telling developers to make web apps
Now, nearly ten years later, web apps have come a long way.
Should Progressive Web Apps be allowed in the Play Store? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Google has launched the second-gen Jump and the Jump Start initiative, which gets the appropriate tech for making VR into the hands of content creators.
Google is certainly not backing down from virtual reality any time soon. In fact, it’s announced the next generation of the Jump camera for capturing three-dimensional 360 video.
The second-gen Jump camera — preceded only by the GoPro Odyssey — comes packed with 17 Yi Halo 4K-capable cameras. Seventeen! There are 16 cameras continuously arranged around the device, in addition to an upward facing camera to help with image continuity. The camera also boasts 100 minutes of continuous recording, as well as a companion Android app that acts as a remote control and features a live preview.
Google has also announced Jump Start, aimed at getting the right tools into the hands of prolific virtual reality content creators. From Google’s blog:
To get Jump cameras into the hands of more filmmakers than ever before, today we’re…
It looks like there might be a few tweaks coming to the in-network notifications for Google Cast to make it more clear what the notification is. We’ve received a report that the notification has been changed to include additional details, likely in an attempt to prevent accidental dismissal by others on the network.
[Update: Play Services 11 responsible] Google might be testing changes to shared network ongoing cast notifications was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Google’s local reviews can be a useful way to decide where to go and what to see when traveling, but what if you don’t speak the language where you are? You can fumble with Google Translate to copy and paste the text, but that’s clunky. Now, Google se…
You’ll still see it in your notification shade, but now it tells you if someone’s casting content.
Google’s wireless, in-network casting abilities are one of the better parts of subscribing to the Android ecosystem, which is why the company’s continually tweaking it to work better. Android Police reports that there are some minor changes rolling out that will hopefully make it easier for multi-device households to use casting.
At present, if you’re streaming something, say, from your Google Home in the kitchen, anyone else with an Android device connected to the same network could see that there’s an active casting session somewhere in the house, but not whether it was them doing the casting or someone else. As a result, having this alert made omnipresent in the notification shade means there were often accidental stops for whatever’s streaming, simply because it wasn’t informative about who was streaming.
Google’s apparently working on making this notification more explicit. The …
Update season for carrier locked Samsung Galaxy devices is in full swing. Having just updated the Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ to the latest version of Android, Verizon now turns its attention to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The two-year-old devices are going to be receiving the same visual tweaks and new multi-tasking features as the other Samsung flagships with this bump up to Android 7.0 Nougat.
The news comes as the latest blockbuster Samsung release, the Galaxy S8, is actually shipping with the same Android version.
Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 7.0 Nougat was written by the awesome team at Android Police.