If you want to start learning how to build apps for Android, now’s your chance. We have a huge developer course covering how to program apps for Android N, covering the basics like Android Studio and Java, plus some more advanced courses to teach you how to make clone apps and master complex concepts.
We’re all familiar with the YouTube video loading or buffering animation, but it looks like that traditional buffer animation could be on its way out.
Just because Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system doesn’t mean that everyone’s home screen has to look the same. Thanks to the vast differences in the custom interfaces that OEM’s pre-install on devices and Android’s huge potential for customization, we can all set up our handsets and tablets in unique ways. If you are finding inspiration hard to come by, though, you can visit Google’s new “MyAndroid” site, complete a “Taste Test” about your preferences, and then choose from offer a variety of styles that Google thinks will suit your personality and device.
Snapchat appears to have a new feature in the works that may be a unique addition for Android users. According to Twitter user @montrellothigpen, who is on the Snapchat beta channel, the app is letting him take his friends’ Bitmojis and turn them into home screen widgets for quick access.
Google Drive is gaining some new enterprise features, hot on the heels of Hangouts taking on Slack’s workplace dominance. These features expand on Drive’s already excellent functionality that should help it shine in team settings. Plus, it’ll make your data safer and more stable to work with.
Doesn’t matter what you and I think. If Facebook likes what the competition is doing, it’ll copy them without any shame. We’ve seen it before. We’re seeing it again. We’ll see it in the future.
An update for Facebook Messenger copies a feature from Instagram, which actually copied the feature from Snapchat. It’s an odd cycle that isn’t harming Facebook and its services in any way. Each Facebook-owned service is, believe it or not, continuing to experience growth.
Let’s see what Facebook is up to now.
It’s official. Google will pivot Hangouts to become a business-focused product instead of a consumer-focused one; therefore, the entire service now belongs to the G Suite family. The new Hangouts breaks into two experiences with unique purposes, but they exist together in a way to improve productivity for businesses across the board. While Hangouts Chat is built for device-to-device communication, Hangouts Meeting is built for group meetings. Everything is meant to make G Suite an even better value and that much more capable of being an all-in-one solution for businesses.
There might be something different about Google Play on your device.
Google just announced a couple of new features for Gboard that are rolling out today to Android devices.
Music services such as Spotify have become more popular in recent years compared to the traditional approach of purchasing albums and building up your personal music library. Google Play Music is a great app for finding music you love and discovering new artists and today Google has announced a new way to enjoy your music with their first original podcast: City Soundtracks.
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